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July 15, 2013
If you think you can, you're right
Kate Soucheray Columnist
July 15, 2013 - 9:17am
Viewpoint: Minnesota finds roundabout way to reduce crashes
Tom Steward Transportation Viewpoint If you take a road trip in Minnesota this summer, somewhere along the line the chances are you will run into an underappreciated, often disparaged, government-driven breakthrough and not even know it. While the unconventional intersections often...
July 15, 2013 - 9:02am
June 24, 2013
SOUCHERAY: Summer can be time for enrichment
Summer is officially here, at least for all the children who ran from their buildings and embraced their delicious break last week. So how dare I suggest that you make a trip to a local retailer to purchase summer enrichment materials, or go to your local library's website and check...
June 24, 2013 - 8:00am
June 23, 2013
Viewpoint: Reflections from a superintendent's first year
As I reflect on my first year as superintendent and the school year that has concluded, I would like to take this opportunity to highlight some of our accomplishments and what I've learned about District 833 and its community. It is an old cliché to comment on the pace of the year,...
June 23, 2013 - 7:05am
June 22, 2013
Viewpoint: The end of the ranking system: A graduate's perspective
A recent 833 school district change will implement a removal of class rankings at East Ridge, Park and Woodbury high schools. The purpose for this change is to prevent the ranking system from negatively affecting any senior high school student during the college admission process...
June 22, 2013 - 7:08am
June 16, 2013
Viewpoint: 'Education session' was a successful one
I am proud of the work that was accomplished during my first term as state representative. Minnesota has been in an ongoing cycle of budget deficits for the last decade, due to one-time money, spending shifts and gimmicks. This session, we delivered an honest solution to fund Minnesota's...
June 16, 2013 - 7:55am
June 15, 2013
Viewpoint: What's right in District 833? Lots
On May 28 three recent graduates of local high schools described their experience gaining admission to America's most selective universities before a packed lecture hall at Woodbury High School. Kevin Ig-Izevbekhai is a 2012 graduate of East Ridge High School and now a sophomore...
June 15, 2013 - 7:58am
June 10, 2013
Soucheray: Consider what's going in your summer body
Now that it appears summer is here, it's time to pull out our clothes that are more form fitting and revealing. Are you ready for this? Did you stay in shape over this incredibly long winter so that you can put on last year's wardrobe, or do you need to succumb to a trip to the mall? Taking...
June 10, 2013 - 8:00am
June 9, 2013
Viewpoint: Motivation suffers under District 833's class-rank change
Recently District 833 announced the plan to discontinue class ranking. Beginning next year, East Ridge, Park and Woodbury high schools will no longer report student ranking, "unless there is an unlikely event in which not doing so puts our students at a disadvantage." The decision...
June 9, 2013 - 7:47am
June 8, 2013
Viewpoint: Sobiech's message resonates, inspires
It has been an incredibly emotional period for many of us in the Stillwater Area Public Schools' community. In a few short days we've celebrated with hundreds of our young people as they prepare for the next exciting stage of their lives, and we've cried as a school family as we've...
June 8, 2013 - 11:49am
June 3, 2013
Soucheray: Need to argue? Consider this tack
Probably the most common reason couples identify for seeking therapy is a lack of thoughtful, considerate communication. They say they don't know how to talk to each other so that both partners feel they have been heard, or how to share their feelings so that no one gets upset.
June 3, 2013 - 8:00am
June 2, 2013
Viewpoint: Time to reconsider long-held parenting practices
Becoming a grandparent is a wonderful opportunity to offer love, support and all the knowledge we have acquired throughout our years of raising children. We have many answers to the childrearing questions our sons and daughters may have and are only too happy to impart our words of...
June 2, 2013 - 7:18am
June 1, 2013
Viewpoint: Sorting out Minnesota's prison system
You probably know that there are two prisons in Washington County: The Stillwater prison (which is actually in Bayport) and the Oak Park Heights prison. Did you know that there are also eight other prisons in Minnesota? Nine are for men. The state's only women's prison is in Shakopee....
June 1, 2013 - 7:09am
May 20, 2013
VIEWPOINT: As adults, we can't underestimate the value of playtime
When we see little children at play, they are immersed in the present moment, with seemingly no distractions. In fact, if we were to call their name and they appeared to ignore us, they would contend they did not hear us. When they are playing, they enter a different world, one that...
May 20, 2013 - 8:00am
May 19, 2013
Viewpoint: Nurturing relationships key in caring for memory patients
Communicating with a loved one who has Alzheimer's disease or another similar form of dementia can be a bit of a puzzle sometimes. We find that as the disease progresses, it is increasingly difficult to catch and hold their attention. At times, they seem to simply choose to, at best,...
May 19, 2013 - 7:31am