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School District 833
July 15, 2009
Students outdo state average on reading, math tests
Results from Minnesota Comprehensive Assessment tests taken in April show School District 833's average scores increased in math and scored above the state average, according to the Minnesota Department of Education. Individual elementary school results, however, show some schools'...
July 15, 2009 - 7:50am
July 10, 2009
New superintendent ready to take reins
As director of District 833 legal services and human resources, Mark Porter made no secret that he was applying for superintendent jobs in other districts. After being a finalist several times, he finally reached the top in his home district and officially took over the job from...
July 10, 2009 - 7:51am
July 9, 2009
Test scores above state average; Park and Oltman show big jumps
Park High School Principal Efe Agbamu said she's pleased that the school's 11th-grade Minnesota Comprehensive Assessment math scores show a 14 percent increase over last year. In 2008, statewide, high school juniors scored low on the test and Park scores were below the state ave...
July 9, 2009 - 7:53am
July 8, 2009
Youth reconnect to the earth and America
A summer camp in Afton and beyond for youth ages 6 to 12 is aiming to dispel misconceptions about American Indians. School District 833, in...
July 8, 2009 - 7:57am
Getting a head start on school
At Head Start, children ages 3 to 5 learn as much during lunch as they do in the classroom. They set the tables with disposable silverware and...
July 8, 2009 - 7:52am
July 6, 2009
Three win Chamber scholarships
Danielle Franssen, Kyra Knoff and Sarah Thiede, all 2009 Park High School graduates, received a $500 scholarship each from the Cottage Grove...
July 6, 2009 - 4:45pm
July 2, 2009
Gray to represent Darwitz
High-profile St. Paul defense attorney Earl Gray is representing former Park High School girls hockey coach Eric Darwitz, who has been charged with allegedly having sex with two former players shortly after he resigned for another coaching job. Darwitz made his first appearance in...
crime and courts/News
July 2, 2009 - 2:12pm
June 30, 2009
District awaits word on wind turbine
Whether the South Washington County School District will install a 190-foot wind turbine at East Ridge High School is looking more uncertain.
June 30, 2009 - 7:53am
June 29, 2009
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...
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