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August 16, 2013
Park High School blocked from joining new conference
Just as it prepared to get District 833 School Board approval to leave the Suburban East Conference, Park was booted from consideration for a new conference.
sports / high school
August 16, 2013 - 5:43pm
June 14, 2013
Samsel retires from Pine Hill Elementary in Cottage Grove; new principal hired
Pine Hill Elementary School Principal Kevin Samsel is retiring at the end of June -- and for real this time. Samsel came out of retirement to serve as interim principal for one year and stayed for another two years. Stacy DeCorsey, formerly principal of Jordan Elementary School...
June 14, 2013 - 9:38am
June 13, 2013
School District 833 Alternative Learning Center graduates 21 students
Twenty-one students earned their diplomas at the District 833 Alternative Learning Center's graduation ceremony last week. Three additional students were listed as graduating but could not attend, including one graduate currently in military basic training. During the ceremony,...
June 13, 2013 - 8:49am
State funding increase creates new budget decisions for South Washington County Schools
South Washington County Schools will see additional state funding for the first time in five years, but there is no consensus among District 833 School Board members on whether to pull back any of the $2 million proposed cuts for next year, School Board Chairman Ron Kath said following...
June 13, 2013 - 8:35am
June 10, 2013
Arriving in style: Cottage Grove kids earn police car, fire truck rides
Two Armstrong Elementary School students arrived at school on the last day of year in style. Like famous people arriving at the Oscars on the...
June 10, 2013 - 9:41am
June 7, 2013
Finishing their stories: School District 833 High School Diploma Center graduates 29
Theresa Constantine's education plans changed when she became pregnant at 16 and enrolled in a school program for expectant mothers. She eventually went on to hold jobs and raise her children, assuming all along she had fulfilled her high school requirements. Nearly 20 years later,...
June 7, 2013 - 4:49pm
Spanish immersion preschool planned for St. Thomas in St. Paul Park
Foreign language integration is growing in elementary and pre-kindergarten classes throughout the country. In the metro, there are more than two dozen Spanish immersion programs offered at various education levels. Mis Amigos Spanish Immersion has three locations in the Twin Cities...
June 7, 2013 - 8:47am
Oltman Middle School welcomes Bubba the therapy dog
firstname.lastname@example.org Bubba is not an Oltman Middle School student but when he visits four or five times a year, students treat him as a friendly student who's not at school every day. Bubba, an American Staffordshire terrier, is a therapy dog who comes to school led by his owner,...
June 7, 2013 - 8:44am
June 5, 2013
Longtime District 833 teacher retires after 40 years in education
School's out for East Ridge High School English teacher Sheila Tschida. Tschida will retire at the end of the year after having spent the past 40 years as a teacher, 33 years of that spent in District 833. "I'm going to miss all the interaction with kids," Tschida said. "It gives...
June 5, 2013 - 11:42am
June 4, 2013
South Washington County Schools selects new Community Education director
South Washington County Schools' Community Education soon will have a new leader. District 833 officials picked Robert W. Lawrence of Litchfield, Minn., as the next Community Education director. The School Board must approve the hire. Lawrence has held a similar position with the...
June 4, 2013 - 11:34am
Flip of the caps: South Washington County graduates say goodbye
It was commencement weekend in south Washington County as area high schools handed out diplomas to the class of 2013. Park High School seniors became graduates Saturday afternoon at Aldrich Arena in Maplewood. They are now headed their separate ways as they try to fulfill their class...
June 4, 2013 - 11:24am
Crosswinds school parents vow: 'We're not going away'
With no action from the Legislature to give Crosswinds Arts and Science School to the Perpich Center for the Arts and reject School District 833's interest in acquiring it, parents of Crosswinds students and five legislators took their case to the East Metro Integration District School...
June 4, 2013 - 11:22am
June 1, 2013
2013 Graduates: South Washington County standout athletes will leave legacies
When they started high school, Mary Turitto, Nate Roese and Kristina White were young up-and-comers with high hopes. Now, as they finish high school, the three standout student-athletes have set the bar high for the next group. Turitto: Park's two-sport star It's not easy to star...
education / sports
June 1, 2013 - 8:58am
May 31, 2013
District 833 to drop high school class ranking
When the Class of 2013 graduates this weekend, it will be the last year District 833 high schools designate and recognize their top two students. Park, Woodbury and East Ridge high schools have agreed to do away with class ranking. For Park and Woodbury that will mean no more valedictorian...
May 31, 2013 - 1:28pm
2013 Graduates: Park's Lindstrom and Linn took a similar path to the top
Carlyn Lindstrom and Lisa Linn have known for a couple of years they were at the top of their class at Park High School. But it was never a competition between the two close friends for the No. 1 spot - or was it? "There is a hardcore competition," Linn admitted with a laugh. That...
May 31, 2013 - 7:10am