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School District 833
August 26, 2009
Arts Connection teams up with East Ridge theater
East Ridge High School is sharing its loft stage with a local arts organization that's still hoping to build an additional theater attached to the high school. The District 833 School Board approved a one-year agreement with the Arts Connection, a nonprofit organization affiliated...
August 26, 2009 - 7:47am
August 24, 2009
Viewpoint: District still working to meet requirement
This is the first column of many that will be prepared as I begin working in a new capacity for the South Washington County Schools. It is appropriate in that regard that the information shared be about the achievement of students across the district. The first and most important...
August 24, 2009 - 4:30pm
August 21, 2009
School will forego '09 Homecoming
Local elected officials and invited guests got a look at East Ridge High School Aug. 13 with tours led by Principal Aaron Harper and Assistant Principal Matt Kraft. The school, located on Pioneer Drive and Bailey Road in Woodbury, opens Sept. 4 along with other District 833 schools,...
August 21, 2009 - 7:49am
August 20, 2009
Krueger takes the reins with gusto
Newport Elementary School Building Coordinator Donna Romaniski said her new boss is "very energetic," and the new principal, Aaron Krueger, agrees. "I...
August 20, 2009 - 7:52am
August 17, 2009
'Middle school' is much more than a name
When School District 833's junior high schools become middle schools this fall, much more than the schools' grade configurations will change. Students in grades six through eight will be part of a middle school system, which emphasizes relationships among students and staff. Teams...
August 17, 2009 - 7:54am
August 14, 2009
Testing shows growth in reading, math
This week, teachers and administrators will be studying the numbers together -- meeting in workshops to discuss how to use students' test results to shape classroom teaching. They'll use results from MAP (Measures of Academic Progress) computer tests, which show degrees of growth...
August 14, 2009 - 7:26am
August 13, 2009
Five district elementary schools on list for not making 'adequate yearly progress'
Five School District 833 elementary schools are on the list of schools not making "adequate yearly progress," according to the Minnesota Department of Education. The schools include Cottage Grove, Hillside, Pine Hill, Pullman, Royal Oaks and Woodbury elementary schools. Cottage...
August 13, 2009 - 3:40pm
August 10, 2009
New HR boss works behind the scenes
School District 833's new Director of Human Resources Denise Griffith wants to be quiet and behind the scenes in her new job.
August 10, 2009 - 8:10am
July 31, 2009
District's revenue below average
Revenue for 48 metropolitan school districts averaged $9,813 per student for the 2007-2008 school year, but funding for School District 833 was below that at $8,989, according to data compiled by the Minnesota Department of Education and given to school board members at the July 9...
July 31, 2009 - 7:57am
School district opts for outside legal firm
With the promotion of Mark Porter, former assistant superintendent of human services and legal services, to superintendent, School District 833 found itself in need of legal help. The School Board approved a contract, July 9, to hire the law firm of Ratwik, Roszak and Maloney for...
July 31, 2009 - 7:56am
Crunch time at new school
Walking down the halls of the still unfinished East Ridge High School, it's hard to imagine that in just a few short months they'll be alive with students running to class, teachers offering an encouraging smile and the morning bells marking the first chapter in a new story. "Everything...
July 31, 2009 - 7:52am
July 30, 2009
Four 833 board seats up for election
Four District 833 School Board seats are up for election this fall. Four-year terms include those held by members Tracy Brunnette, Marsha Adou, Denise Kapler and Ellen Ayers. Filing opens Aug. 25 and closes Sept. 8. There is a $2 filing fee and candidates must be 21 years old when...
July 30, 2009 - 7:32am
District to continue pay incentives
The District 833 School Board approved a contract on July 9 with the United Teachers of South Washington County teacher's union to continue to participate in the Alternative Teacher Professional Pay System, also known as "Q-comp," for a third year. The program, with about $3 million...
July 30, 2009 - 7:31am
July 20, 2009
Contract talks begin
Gone are the days of teacher contract negotiations when union leaders squared off with District 833 representatives as adversaries. The notion that the interests of teachers and the administration are in opposition is a myth, Superintendent Mark Porter told teacher union representatives...
July 20, 2009 - 7:48am
July 17, 2009
Domino's gets school pizza bid
The difference in two bids to supply "fresh, hot pizza" to District 833 schools would pay for nearly 4,000 chicken patties, Nutrition Services Director Barb Osthus told the District 833 School Board at the July 16 meeting. At the June school board meeting, after the owner of Cassini's...
July 17, 2009 - 8:49am