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District 622 School Board adopts 2014-2015 budget

The North St. Paul-Maplewood-Oakdale School Board unanimously approved and adopted the district’s 2014-2015 revenue and expenditure budgets at its Tuesday, June 24 meeting.


Congratulations North High & Tartan High Honor Graduates!

Congratulations to the 2014 Honor Graduates from North High School and Tartan High School


Veteran Tartan wrestling volunteer stepping down

Veteran Tartan High School wrestling team volunteer Steve Jackson with his son Chris at the youth state wrestling tournament after Chris’ medal match. (submitted photo)

Steve Jackson has been a Tartan High School volunteer of Tartan wrestling for the past 24 years.

After the season last spring, he decided it was time to step away from the game.


Maplewood, District 622 work on funds for children’s program

Goal is to have five adults responsible for every child
Maplewood is hoping to implement a new plan for children, and a fairly unique one at that.


North team wins Robotics National Championship

North High was crowned first place and the Grand Champion in the National Robotics League Championship held in Cleveland Ohio. On a mission to destroy other robots, the up to 15 lb. robots are often seen flying in the air after hits. Pictured are parent advisor Craig Brannon, and some of the team members Kevin Brannon, Brad Mahr, and Avery Peterson. (Linda Baumeister/Review)

What began as somewhat of a whim for North junior Kevin Brannon has turned into what is near an obsession. 


622 Foundation does it again!

After the STA2RS, top 10 percent of North and Tartan students, were honored, North High’s Tiffany Cheng is photographed with her selected teacher Frank Butterfield, North Height Christian Academy English-History teacher, and her parents. (photos by Linda Baumeister/Reiew)

North High’s Emma Schwartz embraces her former North AP World History teacher Karen Vidlock as they receive recognition at the 18th annual STA2RS Banquet May 22.

North High’s Yeng Adam Yang is joined on stage by his youth group/ Bible teacher Tang Vang as the 18th annual STA2RS Banquet at Prom Center honored the top ten percent of Tartan and North seniors May 22.

Prom Banquet center was filled with academic talent
The 18th annual STA2RS Banquet was held May 21 at the Prom Center in Oakdale. It is the date the North St. Paul-Maplewood-Oakdale School District parades a room full of academic all-stars across the stage to celebrate what is right with public education.


'Volunteer of the Year'

submitted photo

Oakdale Elementary School held its Annual Volunteer Breakfast on Thursday, May 22.


STA2RS Banquet 2014

Tartan’s Andrew Borowiak is joined on stage by Matt Cory, Tartan political science teacher, as the 18th annual STA2RS Banquet at Prom Center honored the top ten percent of Tartan and North seniors May 22.

Tartan’s Erin Wintheiser and Tartan choir teacher Tracie Hanson choreograph their honor recognition at the STA2RS Banquet May 22.

Tartan seniors Marc Buchmayer, Sara Duke, and Ta’Kendra Elbert visit as the honorees gather in line at the STA2RS Banquet. In its 18th year, 83 top students from Tartan and North were honored along with their selected teacher and parents.

photos by Linda Baumeister/Review


622 approves settlements, teacher layoffs

At its Tuesday, April 22 meeting, the North St. Paul-Maplewood-Oakdale School Board approved a settlement on an outstanding contract with the International Union of Operating Engineers, Local 70 and District 622.
A settlement was also approved between the school district and the Office and Professional Employees International Union, Local 12, which covers education assistants.