Education

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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Based on a thorough review of the district’s increasing K-12 enrollment and projected enrollment growth through at least 2020, the Waconia School Board is placing a school funding question before voters on the Nov. 4, 2014 general election ballot. The 2014 tax-neutral $75 million bond referendum will provide funding for the construction of an additional [...]

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by ADAM GRUENEWALD NYA Times NYA firefighters reinforced safety messages and answered questions by Central Elementary students last Friday. As part of National Fire Prevention Week, firefighters gave students a tour of the department’s smoke trailer with an emphasis on smoke alarms. At the smoke trailer, firefighters Paul Lano, Andy Teubert and Romie Wenisch shared [...]

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The Waconia High School SADD group is committed to keeping teens safe in the community — on and off the road. From Oct. 15-24, SADD will be celebrating Red Ribbon Week and National Teen Driver Safety Week. SADD will focus on promoting the dangers associated with drug and alcohol use and encourage students to make [...]

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