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April 7, 2015
Music class continues at Valley Crossing
A decision late last month by Northeast Metro Intermediate School District 916 is music to the ears of the superintendents in school districts...
April 7, 2015 - 3:03pm
May 8, 2009
Parents urge School District 834 to reconsider busing changes
About 35 parents packed into the meeting room at District 834 Central Services April 30 to protest proposed shifts in start times at five local schools next fall. Most who spoke during a two-hour "transportation talk" complained the proposed changes would disrupt their schedules,...
May 8, 2009 - 2:41pm
April 29, 2009
District 834 sessions offer open dialogue
The Stillwater Area Public Schools school board will host listening sessions Monday, May 4, from 5:30 to 6:30 p.m. at Oak-Land Junior High School, 820 Manning Avenue No., Lake Elmo; and Wednesday, May 6, from 7 to 8 p.m. at Stillwater Junior High School, 523 West Marsh Street, Stillwater....
April 29, 2009 - 7:46am
April 14, 2009
Ryskoski one of four top candidates in District 196
District 834 Superintendent Keith Ryskoski is one of four candidates who will be interviewed for the top job in the Apple Valley-Rosemount school District 196. He is among two current superintendents and two district employees are still in the running for the top job in ISD 196. The...
April 14, 2009 - 11:39am
February 13, 2009
City offices, schools to close Monday, Feb. 16
Woodbury city offices will be closed Monday, Feb. 16, in observance of the Presidents Day holiday. However, Bielenberg Sports Center, Central Park and Lookout Ridge indoor playground will be open on Presidents Day. All District 833 and District 834 schools will be closed Monday,...
February 13, 2009 - 12:00am
February 5, 2009
District 834 watching peanut butter recalls
On Jan. 12, the Minnesota Department of Agriculture and the Minnesota Department of Health announced a product advisory on King Nut brand peanut butter after preliminary laboratory testing indicated the presence of salmonella bacteria in a five-pound container of creamy peanut butter....
February 5, 2009 - 12:00am
January 28, 2009
Letter: District 834 listening sessions coming
During the month of February, District 834 school board members and district administration will be holding the first round of community listening sessions in all the district's schools. This is an opportunity for District 834 citizens to ask questions, share their ideas and...
January 28, 2009 - 12:00am
January 27, 2009
Viewpoint: Change will be the topic of discussion in District 834
I'm guessing many of you, like me, were riveted by the inauguration activities of the past week. We have all witnessed a major and historical change in the direction of our country and in our own lives. We recognize the future holds great uncertainty, yet we also recognize that with...
January 27, 2009 - 12:00am
January 14, 2009
Viewpoint: A new year for the District 834 board
The new year is upon us, which means for most of us new calendars have been posted on the walls and well-intentioned resolutions have been made. For students and staff of the Stillwater Area Public Schools the new year marks the beginning of the second half of what is stacking up...
January 14, 2009 - 12:00am
December 19, 2008
District 834 to pay $137,000 in age-discrimination settlement
More than a year after a federal agency sued Stillwater Area Schools for age-discrimination on behalf of its former activities director, all parties have reached a settlement. Under the terms announced at Thursday's school board meeting, Sherman Danielson will receive a total payment...
December 19, 2008 - 12:00am
December 3, 2008
Viewpoint: Workshop days more than just a day off
When I looked at the school calendar as a kid, the only things that caught my attention were the days emblazoned with the words "No School" or "Teacher Workshop Day." To me and my classmates, those workshop days meant sleeping in late, long lazy mornings, and a full day of playing...
December 3, 2008 - 12:00am
November 19, 2008
Viewpoint: Closings, delayed start time decisions based on crucial information
I recently heard the weatherman say the words "snow flurries" for the first time this season. With the first snowflakes of the winter, many of our students begin paying close attention to the radio or television screens hoping that District 834 -- Stillwater Area Public Schools --...
November 19, 2008 - 12:00am
October 8, 2008
Viewpoint: Elections are an opportunity to teach students
With less than a month to go before Election Day, politics is at the center of many discussions at home and in offices across the nation. The political process is also a hot topic in classrooms around our school district. Teachers at all levels are taking advantage of the media coverage...
October 8, 2008 - 12:00am
October 1, 2008
Items sought for District 833 band, choir rummage sale
Clean your house and help out the Stillwater Area High School's band, orchestra and choir programs by donating clean, gently-used children's and adult clothing, books, toys, CDs and DVDs, costumes, sporting goods, tools and more to a rummage sale event that will be held Saturday,...
October 1, 2008 - 12:00am
August 20, 2008
Back to school in District 834
Upcoming events at District 834 schools serving students from the Woodbury and Afton include: Afton-Lakeland Elementary School Open House - Thursday, Aug. 28 from 7:45 to 9 a.m. Oak-Land Junior High School schedule pick up for all grades - Thursday, Aug. 21 from 8 a.m. to...
August 20, 2008 - 12:00am