Education

After spending months to develop a profile of the desired skills and characteristics of the next superintendent for Waconia Schools and conducting a nationwide recruitment of qualified candidates, members of the Waconia School Board are getting close to actually sitting down with the top candidates. An update on the superintendent search was made during the [...]

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• The Waconia High School Prom will be held on Saturday, May 3. Grand March will be held in the high school gym at 3 p.m. The theme for this year’s prom is “The Great Gatsby.” After Grand March, students will travel by bus to the Mall of America, where they will enjoy dinner and [...]

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On March 22, a group of 16 students and four chaperones from Holy Family Catholic High School embarked on a cultural immersion and service trip to Haiti. Inspired by previous mission trips and attendance at Minnesota’s We Day–Minnesota rally for student volunteers, Ella Dahlin, 18, and Emily Kirsch, 18, both of Waconia, decided to propose [...]

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Last week, officials with Waconia Public Schools learned that the Minnesota Department of Commerce Division of Energy Resources has awarded the district approximately $130,000 toward the installation of an array of solar panels mounted on top of the high school roof. The project is expected to be completed by Aug. 31. The photovoltaic array features [...]

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Grace Cushman, an eighth grader at Cologne Academy, was recently selected as the winner of the Cologne Academy Scholarship to attend Mayer Lutheran High School. This all-expense paid, four-year scholarship will enable Cushman to study at Mayer Lutheran High School with her anticipated graduation date of 2018. Cushman was one of three entrants for the [...]

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Parents know their child best. Parents may be the first to notice that their child is developing differently from other babies, toddlers or young children. Pay attention to your parental instincts. If you have questions about your child’s development or behavior, contact your child’s healthcare provider or call Carver County Help Me Grow at (952) [...]

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