Education

Thirty-eight students at Holy Family Catholic High School have earned AP Scholar Awards in recognition of their exceptional achievement on AP Exams. The College Board’s Advanced Placement Program (AP) provides willing and academically prepared students with the opportunity to take rigorous college-level courses while still in high school, and to earn college credit, advanced placement, [...]

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Although expected, it’s now official. This fall, voters will consider a school referendum designed to address current overcrowding issues and anticipated increases in enrollment in the Waconia School District. At its meeting on Aug. 11, the Waconia School Board voted unanimously to formally place the referendum on the General Election ballot this November. In a [...]

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by ADAM GRUENEWALD NYA Times Central High School graduate Steeven Smith will be noticeably absent the from sidelines, wrestling mat and football field this upcoming year. Smith, who made the state tournament in wrestling and also took part in football, is among several graduates who will join the U.S. Army after a successful senior year. [...]

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Although another school year is only a few months away and a building referendum looms this fall, it’s still the middle of summer and the Waconia School Board made quick work of its regular meeting held July 14. Todd Swanson, Director of Finance and Operations, gave an update on the slate of 2014-15 capital projects [...]

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Several long-serving staff members retired from Waconia Public Schools this year, including Superintendent Dr. Nancy Rajanen, who discussed her career and retirement plans in a recent edition of the Waconia Patriot. Of course, Rajanen isn’t the only staff member retiring this year. Others include Peter Gustafson, the principal at Clearwater Middle School whose career spanned 35 [...]

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