Harambee students head in for one of their first days of school.
Classes resumed Sept. 3 at Harambee Elementary Community Cultures and Environmental Science School along with all other schools in District 623.
Initially, it appeared as though the school would sit dormant this year until a deal was struck in June between the East Metro Integration District (EMID) and ISD 623.
EMID had announced it was no longer able to operate Harambee, located on County Road B in Maplewood, or its other school, Crosswinds East Metro Arts and Science School in Woodbury, due to funding issues, and bills to transfer oversight of the schools to other school districts failed during the 2013 state legislative session.
When Jeff Whisler took over as the activities director at Roseville Area High School in the summer of 2012, his first major order of business was to find a boys hockey coach. A year later, Whisler spent the early part of the summer finalizing the hiring of another coach for that position.
Whisler announced on July 5 that Ryan Adams had accepted the offer of the position of Roseville’s boys hockey head coach. Adams takes over the head varsity job after serving as the junior varsity head coach last season.
Roseville Area High School speech team member Logan Daniels thought life presented too many choices, so he chose to write and present about it. His dignified rant against life choices landed him a fourth place finish at the National Forensic League’s national speech and debate tournament.
Falcon Heights Elementary School Principal Paul Charest is retiring after 24 years in District 623.
He has been the school’s principal for the past 13 years; prior to that leadership role he was the principal at Central Park Elementary School. Over his 39 years in education he has also worked as a teacher and school counselor.
The Ramsey County Medical Examiner on Wednesday, May 29, confirmed that a body found in the Mississippi River near the Ford Dam was Jerome Gordon-Jackson. Gordon-Jackson was a 28-year-old special education assistant in Roseville Area Schools.
A Minnesota State Patrol officer arrested Gordon-Jackson for D.W.I. around bar close on Saturday, May 18.
Ken and Lorraine Hansen (pictured), and their daughter Diane Lang, have played a key role for many years in making sure the Rosefest parade is a wonderful event. (submitted photo)
Dedication, effort and tradition could well be the themes of this year’s Rose Parade; they’re definitely the driving forces behind both the group and individual grand marshals.
The 2013 Rose Parade will honor longtime volunteer Ken Hansen and the Roseville Area High School Gymnastics Team.
Roseville Area High School principal Jenny Loeck has announced that Roseville Area High School seniors Logan Daniels (right) and William Thomas (left) have been selected as winners of National Merit $2,500 Scholarships.
At the closing of the legislative session, the Crosswinds and Harambee bills to transfer oversight of the schools to other school districts failed to make it through the Legislature, and it appears both buildings will stand empty next year as their students are sent back to their home districts.
Youngsters who will be starting off kindergarten in the fall of 2014 may or may not be happy to know they can spend all day, not just a half day at school.
The Minnesota Senate approved a $15.7 billion education-funding bill on Sunday, May 19 in a 41-26 vote. The omnibus bill passed in the House earlier in a 78-56 vote.
Roseville Area High School (RAHS) seniors have about a week and half separating them from the end of their high school careers. Most will undoubtedly attend parties in their honor with family and friends, but this year’s 505 (planned) graduates will have one last opportunity to celebrate with classmates at an all-night party on campus following the commencement ceremony on Friday, May 31.