South-West Review Schools

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09
Mar

St. Croix Lutheran, Visitation principals both leaving

Gene Pfeifer will leave St. Croix Lutheran’s top position. (submitted photo)
Gene Pfeifer will leave St. Croix Lutheran’s top position. (submitted photo)

Come the first day of school next fall, there will be a lot of changes at two area private schools whose longtime leaders are leaving.

Mon
09
Mar

Mary Philblad and Joel Kemp: 40 years of safely transporting ‘precious cargo’ in School District 197

Mary Philblad drops off her bus load of kids on Feb. 25 at Pilot Knob Elementary in Eagan. (Erin Hinrichs/Review)
Mary Philblad drops off her bus load of kids on Feb. 25 at Pilot Knob Elementary in Eagan. (Erin Hinrichs/Review)

A school bus driver and a mechanic, setting high standards

From kindergarten to high school, many students start their school day before they enter the classroom. They begin their school day by stepping foot onto a school bus.

Tue
03
Mar

Visitation student advances to state level in debate

Visitation student Sophia Kuriscak recently made it to the quarterfinals at the Lincoln-Douglas debate at the University of Minnesota. (submitted photo)
Visitation student Sophia Kuriscak recently made it to the quarterfinals at the Lincoln-Douglas debate at the University of Minnesota. (submitted photo)

Sophia Kuriscak, daughter of Kim and Ron Kuriscak of Stillwater, and a sophomore at Convent of the Visitation School in Mendota Heights, was one of eight quarterfinalists in the Lincoln-Douglas debate at the recent Minnesota High School League Sta

Tue
24
Feb

South-West Review Area Students Graduate

Southwest students make their schools' Grad's List

St. Mary's University
• Abby Lough of South St. Paul, bachelor of arts degree
• Anna Sonday of West St. Paul, bachelor of arts degree

Mon
16
Feb

South-West Review area students make Dean's list

These area students made the Dean’s List at various colleges and universities:

College of St. Scholastica
• Matthew Burbage of West St. Paul
• Michelle Fischer of Mendota Heights

Mon
16
Feb

West St. Paul-Mendota Heights-Eagan Area Schools’ bond rating upgraded

An improving general fund balance and low to moderate debt levels contributed to West St. Paul-Mendota Heights-Eagan Area Schools (District 197) recently receiving a bond rating upgrade from Standard & Poor’s Rating Services.

Mon
16
Feb

Janke-Furman shines on stage, wins local performance competition

Theo Janke-Furman as Chip Tollentino in the April 2014 Mounds Park Academy production of “The 25th Annual Putnam County Spelling Bee.” (submitted photo)
Theo Janke-Furman as Chip Tollentino in the April 2014 Mounds Park Academy production of “The 25th Annual Putnam County Spelling Bee.” (submitted photo)

Cast as the Cowardly Lion in his school’s spring production of “The Wizard of Oz,” sophomore Theo Janke-Furman has proven he’s anything but timid on stage.

Tue
27
Jan

Inver Grove Heights seeks input on student-led tech conference

Inver Grove Heights Community Schools is asking for the community’s input.

Mon
26
Jan

St. Croix Lutheran in West St. Paul to host school choice forum

St. Croix Lutheran Grades 6-12 West St. Paul in cooperation with the Minnesota Independent School Forum (MISF) will host to the Parental Choice in Education Forum, sponsored by Opportunity for All Kids (OAK), 9 a.m.

Mon
26
Jan

Saint Thomas Academy makes Sedlak instructor, seeks new athletic director

Saint Thomas Academy announced Jan. 15 that current director of athletics and activities Jason Sedlak ‘93 has been named an instructor in the military department and the assistant head football coach, starting in August.

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