When District 834 students arrive for the first day of school in September, their familiar building may look a little different. Over the summer, ISD 834, which has schools located in Stillwater, Oak Park Heights and Lake Elmo, to name a few, will be installing several new measures to help amp up security.
Superintendent Corey Lunn says although schools are statistically the safest place for students, the district had identified a couple areas that could be improved upon.
The North St. Paul-Maplewood-Oakdale School Board approved a budget for the 2013-14 school year at its regular meeting last month.
Minnesota statute requires the school board to approve the district’s revenue and expenditure budgets for the next school year before July 1.
The budget outlines expenditures at about $160.5 million, and revenues projected at about $154.1 million.
The District 622 Education Foundation is seeking participants to register for its annual Fun Run, which will be held July 27.
“It pays to register early,” stated Fun Run chairman and event organizer Doug Ronsberg. He emphasized that early registration for the event will cost $20 per person - $15 for kids younger than 16 - if your registration is postmarked before July 13. There are also special rates for a family, up to four members, of $50 if the entry form is postmarked before July 13, or $65 is postmarked after that date.
Oakdale Elementary School held its annual volunteer breakfast May 29.
Oakdale Elementary Principal Peter Mau and parent volunteer coordinator DeLisa Shearod presented Connie Dow with a certificate for volunteering over 20 hours in the classroom. Dow has been a volunteer in the classroom for over 12 years and has helped out with a variety of activities, Shearod said.
District 622 School Board Chair Amy Coborn and Physician Assistant Ue Thao had the honor of cutting the ribbon at the new clinic in the district education building. (Linda Baumeister/Review)
North St. Paul-Maplewood-Oakdale School District employees will no longer have to travel to receive routine healthcare services.
District 622 will open its on-site medical clinic through HealthPartners’ Well@Work program on June 17. The clinic is available for use by district employees, retirees over 65 and employee dependents with HealthPartners health insurance.
“We are excited about it,” superintendent Patty Phillips said. “It’s a wonderful opportunity for our employees to receive health care. Wellness of our staff is very important to us.”
Tartan’s Micah Goebel and Teresita Acesor dance at the Golden Prom held at Prom Center May 29. A pork dinner, bingo, prom photos, and prizes continue to be popular with area seniors and their high school hosts.
Several new principals will be joining the North St. Paul-Maplewood-Oakdale School District administrative team next fall.
The District 622 school board approved the hiring of five new principals at its recent meetings. Some of them are already familiar faces in District 622, and others will be coming from schools outside the district.
Shannon Bluhm, a student at Harmony, has immersed herself in books. She read a total of 100 novels this school year. (Linda Baumeister/Review)
How many books have you read in the last nine months?
Probably not as many as Harmony Alternative Learning Center student Shannon Bluhm.
Bluhm, a senior at Harmony ALC, recently completed her goal of reading 100 books over the course of this school year. And though Harmony reading specialist Dennis Fendt notes her accomplishment is a school record by far, he added that Bluhm isn’t the only student with reading fever.