It may not have been an overwhelming show of support, but the slim 127-vote margin by which Inver Grove Heights residents voted in favor of the school district’s bond referendum was enough to yield some big fixes for community schools.
The $24.8 million bond referendum received 1,761 yes votes in the Nov. 5 election, or 52 percent of the total vote, compared to 1,634 votes against.
When South St. Paul High students go back to school Sept. 3, they’ll be equipped with a new educational tool: a Google Samsung Chromebook.
Recently the district purchased 800 of the laptops in an effort to equip all juniors and seniors with a computer for use at home and school. Students in the upper elementary grades will also be able to use additional Chromebooks available in student areas.
Students from Pine Bend Elementary in Inver Grove Heights formed one of 30 teams of elementary, middle, and high school students from throughout Minnesota gathered Tuesday for a nutrition and NFL-themed training camp on the Hubert H.
On Earth Day, April 22, third-grade students from Visitation School in Mendota Heights celebrated the day by releasing 70,000 ladybugs throughout the Mall of America’s Nickelodeon Universe. The ladybugs are earth friendly and a natural pesticide that help all the living plants in the park stay healthy. Click here to see and buy photos. Linda E. Andersen/Review
The Minnesota Department of Education has issued a positive review on the South St. Paul Schools building bond proposal that will come before district voters on May 21. If voters approve the bond, the total cost to the average South St.
Members of the South St. Paul Mayor’s Youth Task Force and the South St. Paul High School drama club donned costumes and cut a rug in a YouTube video to raise awareness for the task force’s March food drive. (submitted photo)
Food drives never cease to be important, but at times the constant needs can cause potential donors to grow numb to requests for help.
This March, however, the South St. Paul Mayor’s Youth Task Force is demanding attention for its annual food drive with a costumed version of the popular Harlem Shake dance video. Dressed as a giant tub of popcorn, a soup can, the Packers bull, McGruff the Crime Dog, the duck from Neighbors, Inc. and more, members of the task force and members of the South St. Paul High School drama club shook, twisted, boogied and bounded for a one-minute video posted to YouTube March 18.