With a string of Facebook photos Nov. 5, School District 197 thanked the community for voting to increase funding for technology and security initiatives. Similar requests failed in a special election in May. (Courtesy photo)
Steam behind stadium falls short at polls
The second time's the charm for School District 197.
West St. Paul-Mendota Heights-Eagan Area Schools will see a jump in funding starting next year, thanks to the around 10,000 voters who said "yes" to security upgrades and renewing and increasing the technology levy.
The South St. Paul Community Preschool Program continues to register children for preschool classes that started in September and continue throughout the school year. Community Preschool is for children who were 3 or 4 years old by Sept. 1.
The Saint Thomas Academy in Mendota Heights announced Tuesday that the following seniors were named commended students in the 2015 National Merit Scholarship Program: Collin Dobie of Saint Paul, Louis Holtz of Minneapolis (Linden Hills), Kevin Mal
Moreland Elementary in West St. Paul kicked off their school's 50th anniversary celebrations on Oct. 2 with the Arts in the Park event. Students artwork hangs in the halls of the school showing off Moreland Elementary school's dedication to the arts. Photos by Linda E. Andersen/Review
Visitation students Nick Owens, Greta Van Guilder and Alex Casale were excited to see the code they wrote working as part of the robotics unit of their computer science program. (submitted photo)
Tekne Awards ceremony will take place Nov. 13
Science can be an exacting discipline, and so too, it seems, can the art of choosing the winners of science and technology competitions.
The Convent of the Visitation School of Mendota Heights was nominated for a 2014 Tekne Awards in the Education Technology Award category.
Mendota Heights, District 197 on board; city applies for "Mighty Ducks" grant
West St. Paul recently chalked up another goal in saving the city's ice arena. Mendota Heights and School District 197 each pledged $555,333, a third of the cost to revamp John V. Hoene Ice Arena.
Construction of the new Inver Grove Heights Early Learning Center was completed Aug. 1. The school celebrated its grand opening Sept. 11. (Linda E. Andersen/Review)
Center added onto Hilltop Elementary Thanks to extra funding from the Minnesota Department of Education, the Inver Grove Heights School District's new Early Learning Center, attached to Hilltop Elementary School, is now open for business.