Education

by ADAM GRUENEWALD NYA Times “Never laugh at live dragons, Bilbo, you fool!” Rather than drawing laughter, Central students expect their dragon and other characters will impress theater-goers during their upcoming production of “The Hobbit.” An adaptation of J.R.R. Tolkien’s classic novel and familiar story now given light in blockbuster films will be brought to [...]

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While voters are paying close attention to the many local, state and federal races that will be decided in the General Election on Tuesday, Nov. 4, it’s important for residents of ISD #110 to remember that there is a referendum question on the ballot that, pass or fail, will have serious implications on the district’s [...]

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St. Joseph Catholic School in Waconia hosted the first meet of the season for the Metro West math division of the Minnesota Junior High Math League on Oct. 6. In the individual competition, two St. Joe’s seventh graders finished in the top five out of a field of more than 70 mathletes. Samuel McNulty finished [...]

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About one dozen citizens attended the first of two open forums on the tax neutral bond referendum for Waconia Public Schools at Clearwater Middle School on Tuesday, Sept. 30. The forum included a presentation followed by a question and answer session. The public is encouraged to attend the second open forum, which will be held [...]

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Ahead of its time, the 1974 Minnesota Legislature funded the piloting of six Early Childhood Family Education-ECFE programs. Today, ECFE is available statewide and serves thousands of parents and their young children ages birth to age 5 each year. This Oct. 20-25, ECFE celebrates 40 years of educating Minnesota’s families. ECFE understands the importance of [...]

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