Schools

Thu
17
Oct

Roseville teacher honored as MTEEA Teacher of the Year, department earns top honor

The Minnesota Technology and Engineering Educators Association (MTEEA) has named Roseville Area High School instructor Peggy Finnegan as Teacher of the Year.
The announcement was made at MTEEA’s annual banquet on Friday, Sept. 27.

Tue
01
Oct

RAHS Industrial Tech program earns top honor in state

The Minnesota Technology and Engineering Education Association (MTEEA) has awarded the Roseville Area High School Industrial Tech Program the Program Excellence Award. This is the first year Roseville Area High School has received this distinction.

Tue
24
Sep

Learning to use your school counselor

As the new school year gets underway, your school-age children will be facing a whole new set of opportunities and challenges. While it is common for parents to focus on the school’s classroom teachers, there’s an important resource that too many parents simply overlook — the school counselor.

Tue
24
Sep

Five RAHS students named National Merit Semifinalists


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Kendra Bergstedt, Chloe Boehm, David Pellegrini, Kelsey Porter, and Alexander Valois have been National Merit Semifinalists by the National Merit Scholarship Corporation. Principal Jenny Loeck made the announcement Sept. 16.
Nearly 1.5 million college-bound students applied to become National Merit Scholars this year. The five students representing Roseville Area Schools were chosen along with 16,000 other semifinalists from across the nation.

Tue
17
Sep

Concordia Academy drama department in the spotlight

Again this year, Concordia Academy’s drama department was recognized by the Hennepin Theatre Trust’s Spotlight Musical Theatre program.
The goal of the spotlight program is to honor and support local high school theatre programs and productions. Three local artist-evaluators attend each accepted school’s production and offer their feedback.

Tue
17
Sep

Nonprofit school for children with hearing loss expands in Roseville


Northern Voices teacher Elizabeth Rogers works with two soon-to-be graduates of the school’s preschool program, Ava (Left) and Sammy, both 5. (Joshua Nielsen/Review)

Northern Voices co-founder Penny Johnson (left) and Discovery Room teacher Angie Schnellman celebrate the school’s 15th year with some of its students. (submitted photo)

Northern Voices in Roseville, a nonprofit school and daycare center focusing on listening and spoken language, provides a unique learning experience for young children who are deaf or hard of hearing.
And in the school’s preschool, some children’s speech seems more advanced than the typical 5-year-old’s.
“What color are you coloring the roof of the house?” a curious little girl asks the boy across from her. “I’m coloring the roof blue,” he says.

Tue
10
Sep

ISD 623 welcomes Harambee to the family


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.

Tue
09
Jul

RAHS names new boys hockey coach

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.

Tue
09
Jul

RAHS speech team places at nationals

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.

Tue
04
Jun

Falcon Heights Elementary principal to retire

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.

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