Due to bitterly cold temperatures -- caused by what the National Weather Service has dubbed as “polar vortices” -- several local school districts are scheduling makeup days for students after five days of school cancellations in January.
Under state statutes, school districts must provide a minimum of 1,020 hours of instructional time per school year, or 165 days. School districts vary, however, in how many extra days are added to each school calendar year to act as a buffer for weather-related cancellations.
The Mounds View School District has begun relocating education programs to make way for the transition to free all-day kindergarten next school year.
The relocation of programs at the Snail Lake and Pike Lake education centers are necessary to make room for two kindergarten centers. The district’s six elementary schools will house first through fifth grades starting this fall, and all the district’s kindergarteners will attend classes at the two new centers.
Students at both Irondale and Mounds View high schools have been excelling in AP (Advanced Placement) courses and outperforming their peers in most school districts across the state -- garnering the attention of the College Board and earning the Mounds View Public School District a spot on the AP Honor Roll once again this year.
Mrs. Smyth and Wilshire Park Elementary’s fifth grade Chamber Singers sang traditional and classic holiday favorites to the St. Anthony Chamber of Commerce and the staff and residents of Chandler Place on Tuesday, Dec. 17 as they have for approximately 35 years.
A young Villager tells Santa what is on her Christmas wish list.
Families waited at the St. Anthony Village Shops for free horse-drawn carriage rides to Autumn Woods to talk to Santa. This year, the annual holiday event was held on Friday, Dec. 13. Donations were accepted for the Little Kitchen Food Shelf and Gifts for Seniors. Local shops offered free samples and discounts to shoppers while they waited.
Bethel University students volunteered to shovel out the stands Thursday afternoon prior to what's expected to be a frigid Saturday game. The Royals will be playing the North Central College Cardinals in a noon game for the Division III quarterfinals. (submitted photos)
Submitted by aholmquist on Wed, 11/13/2013 - 12:41pm
Last week, voters reelected three incumbents to serve new four-year terms on the Mounds View Area School Board.
Challenger John Hakes received 18.82 percent of total votes cast, but was roughly 1,100 votes shy of obtaining a seat on the board.