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March 25, 2013
Crosswinds school solution not expected soon
It likely will be weeks, if not months, before a decision is made on the future of Crosswinds Arts and Science School. Minnesota Management and Budget said last week that it won't approve any plan to take over the Crosswinds building until it sees whether lawmakers pass legislation...
March 25, 2013 - 4:31pm
March 21, 2013
District 833 parents irked by longer student walking distances in $2 million budget-cutting plan
Parents attending a public review of proposed School District 833 budget cuts told administrators they are opposed to extending the walking distances for secondary school students. At Cottage Grove Middle School Tuesday, Superintendent Keith Jacobus reviewed the district's hybrid...
March 21, 2013 - 6:20am
March 20, 2013
District 833 science scores on the way up
School District 833 fifth- and eighth-graders next month will take the second year of the Minnesota Comprehensive Assessment III tests online....
March 20, 2013 - 3:30pm
March 19, 2013
Crosswinds school fight gets tougher for District 833 as Perpich bill advances
District 833's attempt to acquire the Crosswinds Arts and Science School building suffered a setback after a problematic deadline was lifted on the preferred plan for the school building. State lawmakers considering whether to turn over the Crosswinds building in Woodbury to the...
March 19, 2013 - 10:42am
March 16, 2013
These Park High School students embrace their 'nerdiness'
If you were in chess club in middle school and moved on to play "Dungeons and Dragons," "Pokemon," "Magic: The Gathering" or "YoGoOh," you qualify...
March 16, 2013 - 9:31am
March 15, 2013
Park High School robotics team back for more this year
With most of the Park High Robotics Team graduating last year, it's a whole new ball game. Last year, the Park Data Bits robot hurled basketballs at targets in various competitions, ending with a state title at the first Minnesota State High School League-sponsored competition....
March 15, 2013 - 9:28am
March 14, 2013
District 833 students prep for upcoming reading test
The new Minnesota Comprehensive Assessment (MCA) reading tests this spring will be longer and trickier, but Grey Cloud Elementary School and...
March 14, 2013 - 9:34am
March 13, 2013
22 positions at stake in District 833's $2M budget-cutting plan
When the District 833 School Board meets on March 21, the three budget-cutting options that have been discussed over the past month will be off the table. Instead, a compromise "hybrid" plan is getting board members' support and will accomplish a needed $2 million budget cut. If...
March 13, 2013 - 4:46pm
Perpich's Crosswinds acquisition plan clears first legislative hurdle
District 833's attempt to acquire the Crosswinds Arts and Science School building in Woodbury got a bit more difficult after a House committee approved an alternative plan for the facility. The House Education Finance Committee on Tuesday advanced a proposal to put the Crosswinds...
March 13, 2013 - 2:53pm
March 8, 2013
Park Dance Team camp participants show their moves at game
The Park High School Dance Team is front and center before an audience when they perform. However, recently they were on the sidelines watching...
March 8, 2013 - 2:35pm
March 7, 2013
AmeriCorps volunteers help boost reading efforts in District 833 elementary schools
AmeriCorps reading volunteer Dominique Edwards struggled with reading when she was in elementary school, so she knows what children are going...
March 7, 2013 - 2:19pm
March 6, 2013
Pine Hill students meet their 1-million minute reading mark
A healthy dose of competition is always a good thing, especially when it pertains to a read-a-thon. For the third year in a row, Pine Hill Elementary...
March 6, 2013 - 2:31pm
March 5, 2013
Cottage Grove student's work to be on TV
A Cottage Grove student's work will be on a children's TV show this weekend. Crestview Elementary School student Samantha Field's written submission called "Eat Healthy" will be featured on KSTC-TV's Green Screen Adventures at 7 a.m. Saturday, March 9.
March 5, 2013 - 2:24pm
South Washington County School district's shot at Crosswinds '50-50'
District 833 Superintendent Keith Jacobus was on the road last week talking to parents in schools that would be affected if the district takes over Crosswinds school in Woodbury. The odds are 50-50 that South Washington County Schools will acquire Crosswinds, Jacobus told parents...
March 5, 2013 - 2:13pm
District 833 School Board to see three options for cutting $2M
The bottom line for the District 833 School Board is that it must cut $2 million from the 2013-14 budget. Getting to that $2 million has been a multi-step process for South Washington County Schools. It started with a committee process that looked at seven school budget categories....
March 5, 2013 - 2:09pm