Schools

Tue
25
Aug

RAHS Food Shelf seeks donations as it gears up for school year

In July, Megan Helmick and Shaween Lawrence, school faculty members and co-coordinators of the Roseville Area High School Food Shelf, received a $500 check from the North Suburban Evening Lions Club, presented by past Lions president Galen Britz. It was a particularly timely gift, Helmick says, because at the start of the school year, the food shelf needs all the help it can get, including donations of school supplies and toiletries. The monetary donation will likely be used to provide necessities such as c
In July, Megan Helmick and Shaween Lawrence, school faculty members and co-coordinators of the Roseville Area High School Food Shelf, received a $500 check from the North Suburban Evening Lions Club, presented by past Lions president Galen Britz. It was a particularly timely gift, Helmick says, because at the start of the school year, the food shelf needs all the help it can get, including donations of school supplies and toiletries. The monetary donation will likely be used to provide necessities such as clothing and food. (submitted photo)

As the school year nudges back onto students' and parents' collective radars — it begins Sept. 8 — school supplies and school clothes and other essentials need to be rounded up.

Wed
12
Aug

Falcon Heights, Roseville school board candidates listed

Candidate filing for city and school district elections without a primary has closed Aug. 11 following two weeks of being open for candidates. Some of this November's upcoming off-year elections are sizing up to be more competitive than others.

Tue
11
Aug

Robot-maker with Roseville ties picks fight with Japanese robot

Gui Cavalcanti and Matt Oehrlein’s MegaBot is emblematic of how Oehrlein describes their company, MegaBots. The front-end is all about entertainment while the back is a high-end robotics company developing serious robotics. (courtesy of Matt Oehrlein)
Gui Cavalcanti and Matt Oehrlein’s MegaBot is emblematic of how Oehrlein describes their company, MegaBots. The front-end is all about entertainment while the back is a high-end robotics company developing serious robotics. (courtesy of Matt Oehrlein)

When we last met our aspiring hero, Roseville Area High School grad and hopeful robot battle league magnate, Matt Oehrlein, he was sweating out the last days of a Kickstarter crowdfunding campaign aimed at making MegaBots — the fighting league — a

Wed
15
Jul

Five members of Boy Scout Troop 401 achieve rank of Eagle Scout


(submitted photo)

Boy Scout Troop 401 awarded five of its members the rank of Eagle Scout, the highest advancement award of the Boy Scouts of America.

Tue
02
Jun

Concordia Academy senior competes in ISEF

Stephen Mylabathula, a senior at Concordia Academy in Roseville, recently competed in the 2015 Intel International Science & Engineering Fair (ISEF) along with 33 other students from across Minnesota.

Tue
02
Jun

Concordia Academy honored

Concordia Academy in Roseville was recently honored with the “Promising Practices” award from the Synergy & Leadership Exchange.

Tue
02
Jun

Thein to say goodbye

Roseville Area Schools superintendent John Thein is set to retire Aug. 1. He told the Review the late Lloyd Nielsen, the former ISD 623 superintendent who’s pictured at right, was one of his mentors over the years. Roseville Area High School’s auditorium is named after Nielsen, a supporter of the fine arts in schools. Nielsen passed away last year. (submitted photo)
Roseville Area Schools superintendent John Thein is set to retire Aug. 1. He told the Review the late Lloyd Nielsen, the former ISD 623 superintendent who’s pictured at right, was one of his mentors over the years. Roseville Area High School’s auditorium is named after Nielsen, a supporter of the fine arts in schools. Nielsen passed away last year. (submitted photo)

Longtime Roseville Superintendent to retire Aug. 1
A room full of kindergarteners may not be the prime example of a place where most people can find a sense of inner zen. But Roseville Area Schools Superintendent John Thein says there’s no better place for him to find calm on a bad day—except maybe a class in the district’s senior program.
And it’s no wonder Thein likes to spend time with the kindergarteners. School board member Kitty Gogins, who’s known Thein since she joined a district committee in 2004, remembers Thein once went to a kindergarten class to read aloud, and when he asked the students what they thought he did, one student confidently shouted, “You’re the President!”

Thu
14
May

Roseville Schools approves new superintendent contract

Dr. Aldo Sicoli
Dr. Aldo Sicoli

At its May 12 school board meeting, the Roseville Area School District sighed a figurative breath of relief as the board approved a contract with their chosen finalist for a new superintendent, following a six-month-long search.

Tue
05
May

Roseville Area schools - published May 5, 2015

Harambee Elementary School was recently chosen as a 2015 U.S. Department of Education Green Ribbon School for its commitment to sustainable practices. Harambee will be honored at a national recognition event in June.

Fri
01
May

Roseville Area School District 623 names superintendent finalist

Dr. Aldo Sicoli
Dr. Aldo Sicoli

Contract negotiations to follow with Dr. Aldo Sicoli

The Roseville Area School Board has chosen Dr. Aldo Sicoli, the current Robbinsdale School District superintendent, as its top choice for the soon-to-be vacant superintendent seat.

The two other finalists were District 623 staffers -- Roseville Area High School principal Dr. Jenny Loeck and assistant superintendent Peter Olson-Skog.

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