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South Washington County Schools to continue 1-to-1 iPad initiative at five schools
Cottage Grove police reports for June 29: Fight, drunken driving, theft, assault
City of Newport to pay $115,000 to injured former police officer
Funeral home offers replacement bench to St. Paul Park woman after memorial bench stolen from husband's gravesite
Junction 70 Grill plans November opening in Cottage Grove
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Cyclist Isaac Bryant preps for competition in Europe
East Ridge Girls Lacrosse: Yoshida readies for ‘next step’
Baseball: Local athletes compete at All-Star Series
Local activities directors get energized at conference
Park Softball: Loshek helps Wolfpack rise from ashes
Cottage Grove-area runners earn finisher medals at Grandma’s Marathon
Crunch time: Former Rainbow Foods bites the dust in demolition
Grand day for a parade at Cottage Grove's Strawberry Fest
Strawberry Fest talent show: opera to ukelele
Up, up and away: Strawberry Fest takes off
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DISTRICT 833 JUNE 9 MEETING MINUTES
Mary J. Hayden, 81
Hubert O. Hovde
Margel "Marge" Hovde, 93
LaVerne C. Imholte, 87
Mason R. Maki, 22
Viewpoint: No student should be invisible
Letter to the editor: Thanks for the help
Letter to the editor: McNamara used good ol' boy politics
Letter to the editor: Concerned with district on teacher contract
Letter to the editor: McNamara rigged legislative filing
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School District 833
Goin' to the beach
Cottage Grove Elementary School first-grade teachers Janene Zavoral, Gail Scholl, Wendi Draper, Lisa Bush and Vicki Waldo teach a unit on sea...
education / outdoors / sports / Life
June 29, 2009 - 7:05am
June 26, 2009
Gelbmann meets fundraising goal, no 'jail' for him
District 833 School Board Member Jim Gelbmann got himself out of fundraising jail Thursday, June 18. His fictional bail-bond money came from...
June 26, 2009 - 7:00am
June 24, 2009
Wrestling team wants piece of excess funds
The Park High School Wrestling Booster Club is asking School District 833 to earmark some of its excess funds from the 2006 bond referendum toward paying for a subfloor that was installed in the team's new room. Rick Ayers, treasurer of the booster club, spoke at the June 18 School...
June 24, 2009 - 7:00am
June 22, 2009
Pizza vendor asks district to buy local
The owner of Cassini's Pizzeria in Cottage Grove asked the school board to reconsider awarding the bid for pizza at Park High School, Oltman Junior High and Cottage Grove Junior High to Domino's. Domino's beat Cassini's out in a bidding process, but Cassini's owner Jason Clark suggested...
June 22, 2009 - 3:51pm
June 16, 2009
Nelson now ready to retire
District 833 Superintendent Tom Nelson's last school board meeting is this week as he retires after four years. He and his wife, Margaret, plan to return to Prescott, Ariz., where they were living when he took the job in the district after a stormy and failed superintendent search...
June 16, 2009 - 4:03pm
After projects, $5 million to spend
The downside of an economic depression is that School District 833 had to cut the general fund budget and increase class sizes. The up side is that, due to the decline in construction activity, bid prices for construction of East Ridge High School, classroom additions and improvements...
June 16, 2009 - 4:02pm
June 15, 2009
Viewpoint: Where are the boys?
I grew up listening to the likes of Elvis, Fats Domino and Connie Francis. Yes, this makes me old, but that isn't the point here. One of Connie Francis' best songs was "Where the Boys Are." For some strange reason, this song came to mind as I sat on the stage last week taking part...
June 15, 2009 - 7:57am
June 10, 2009
A different kind of graduation
The Next Step program held a graduation ceremony on June 4 for 11 students, complete with diplomas, flowers and congratulations from school board...
June 10, 2009 - 7:46am
June 5, 2009
833 set to approve budget later this month
District 833 School Board members are keeping their fingers crossed that Gov.
June 5, 2009 - 9:58am
June 3, 2009
District trying suspension substitute
School District 833 will pilot a new plan for alternatives to in-school suspension at Park High School with a $20,000 grant from the Minnesota Department of Education. Successful Alternative Supports (SAS) includes training, parent outreach, behavior options for students, monitoring...
June 3, 2009 - 8:05am
May 27, 2009
East Ridge girls hockey program split between Park and Woodbury
East Ridge High School won't have its own girls hockey team in its first two years under a plan passed by the District 833 School Board Thursday, May 21. Instead, future East Ridge students currently in the Woodbury High School attendance area will play for the Woodbury team, and...
May 27, 2009 - 3:38pm
May 18, 2009
Class project is building ramp for former student
For the last four years, Matthew Wilde has given Park High School's 10th-grade basketball team an uncommon treat: he has sat behind the microphone...
May 18, 2009 - 8:10am
May 8, 2009
No price increase recommended for school lunches this fall
The price of School District 833 lunches will remain the same when school opens in the fall if the Nutrition Services budget is approved when the school board meets May 21. A $527,264 projected deficit for the 2009-2010 school year is being projected, but it can be covered by unallocated...
News / education
May 8, 2009 - 7:40am
April 24, 2009
833 hires two replacement administrators
The School District 833 School Board was introduced to two new administrators at the April 23 meeting.
April 24, 2009 - 8:01am
School District 883 ends 110 probationary teaching jobs
The School District 833 School Board voted to terminate 110 probationary teaching jobs at the April 23 board meeting. Teaching positions for those who have worked in the district for three or fewer years are ended each year by the board. If the jobs were not terminated, teachers...
April 24, 2009 - 7:57am