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.
“I saw something on the Internet when I was just a kid,” he said. “And I thought, ‘Boy is that cool.’”
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.
Oakdale Elementary School held its Annual Volunteer Breakfast on Thursday, May 22. Irene “Grandma” Nuessmeier was this year’s award recipient, who was recognized for putting in over 150 volunteer hours!
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.
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.
The area highlighted in green, just north of Oak-Land Junior High School, is the future sight of 3.7-acre park. The park will not be developed this year, however, three new tennis courts will be built there this summer. (submitted image)
Three new tennis courts will be built on school grounds this summer
Stillwater Area Schools and Lake Elmo are partnering to create more park amenities in the southeast quadrant of the city just north of Oak-Land Junior High School.
At its April 23 meeting, the city council approved a joint powers agreement between Lake Elmo and the school district. As part of the agreement, the city will pay $64,000 to District 834 to build three new tennis courts, and the district will make 3.7 acres of land it owns on the corner of Manning Avenue and 10th Street N. available to the city for use as a public park.