Schools

Mon
27
Jan

Hill-Murray to add 6th-grade program next fall

Competition for students among area private schools has just gotten a little tougher.
Hill-Murray School, located on Larpenteur Avenue in Maplewood, announced this November it will be adding sixth grade starting in the 2014-2015 school year. The Catholic-affiliated school has offered grades seventh-12th since the late 1980s.
In a letter sent to students’ families this fall, president Susan Paul explains the addition was something the Hill-Murray board of trustees “wrestled” with for a number of years.

Mon
16
Sep

Metro State hires outside group to reach out to neighbors


The block-sized surface parking lot at Metro State University will be the site of new development for the school. (Patrick Larkin/Review)

As Metro State University grows its student body, the school must also grow its physical campus. The school is planning to add several new buildings to its East Side campus, including a student center, a nursing building and a science center.
One of the first steps towards that is to put in a new parking ramp to accommodate the growth.

Tue
10
Sep

Backpack bonanza!


Family Values for Life volunteers gave away 1,500 backpacks during their event that also included a hot dog dinner, cotton candy, haircuts and more.

Familiy Values for Life gave out 1,500 backpacks just days before school started.

Mon
09
Sep

New Johnson High School wrestling captain: a success story

Coming into Johnson High School, Dwayne Williams looked to be a kid full of distractions.
His grades weren’t great. He was hanging around with the wrong kids -- kids who drank and smoked. He even got into some trouble at school.
Living on the lower East Side without a father around, in a full household with five siblings and his mother, he was a bit directionless.

Sun
25
Aug

Free backpacks coming to East Side school kids


An estimated 2,500 people showed up at last year’s backpack giveaway. (submitted photo)

For the third year in a row, Alfreda Flowers and her organization Family Values for Life will be giving out new backpacks and school supplies to East Side school kids, just days before school starts.
The event started fairly small -- they collected and handed out 150 backpacks the first year. But over 500 people showed, so they ran out of supplies. In the second year, they gathered up over 1,000 backpacks, but again, they were short -- Flowers estimated 2,500 people showed.

Mon
12
Aug

Playground popularizes St. Paul school


Linden Dungy and his wife Donna Dungy paid a visit to the new playground at Joy Academy and visited with schoolchildren. (submitted photo)

Thanks to a $15,000 grant from the Dungy Family Foundation, the St. Paul Bethlehem Lutheran Church’s school, Joy Academy, is able to finish its playground project.
“We’re the first school in the state of Minnesota to receive this grant,” Joy Academy Principal Timothy Raddatz said.
“From our perspective, this is a great opportunity and recognition on behalf of this foundation for us to continue their mission of working with urban schools.”

Thu
11
Jul

Harding Class of 1978 save the date

Harding High School Class of 1978 will have its 35th Class Reunion on Friday, Oct. 4, from 7 to 12 p.m., at Jimmy’s Event Center, 3565 LaBore Road in Vadnais Heights. The cost is $30 per person in advance or $40 per person at the door.

Mon
17
Jun

School shuffle


Parkway Elementary, which housed L’Etoile du Nord French Immersion school, will be converted into a Montessori elementary school this summer. (photos courtesy of St. Paul Public Schools)

The Ames and Prosperity buildings where L’Etoile du Nord French Immersion school is relocating have been updated, shined and polished. They’re more or less ready for the 2013-2014 school year.
With school out Friday, June 7, the old French Immersion building, known as Parkway, is going to get a makeover.

Mon
22
Apr

East Side teacher finalist for MN Teacher of the Year


If named Minnesota Teacher of the Year, Erik Brandt says he hopes it will not be a celebration of him, but rather of the work he and his fellow Harding teachers do. (Patrick Larkin/Review)

Erik Brandt, English teacher and IB coordinator at Harding High, is one of 10 vying for the prestigious award

Mon
15
Apr

Out of room for science, Metro State looks to state bonds

Dayton’s proposed budget includes $32.5 million for new buildings

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