Education

The 2014 Homecoming Court at Waconia High School was announced on Monday, Sept. 15. The court includes, front row, from left: Juniors Lauryn Mattson and Alex Carrabre and sophomores Lauren Dirnberger and Justin Schultz; middle row: Freshman Charlie Gove, seniors Trina Rinke, Claire Sites, Emily Zempel, Emily Shaw, and Hannah Killian, and freshman Taylor Lange; [...]

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Trinity Lutheran School in Waconia started the year off with a new Interim Administrator, enthusiastic teachers, and lots of new programs and events to engage, inspire, and encourage students and families. Trinity’s first day of school, Aug. 25, opened with a chapel service that introduced a year-long theme, “Live by the Spirit,” which will emphasize [...]

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As of Aug. 19, the Barn Quilts of Carver County is displaying a new quilt block at the Waconia Public Schools Edible Classroom Site, adjacent to the Clearwater Middle School Entrance. The quilt block has been a work in progress for over a year; its design was influenced by district students, staff, families, nature, gardening [...]

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Pete the Cat, played by Waconia High School freshman Michael Harvala, welcomed children and parents at the ECFE Open House on Thursday, Sept. 4. At the event, children enjoyed listening to Pete the Cat stories, face painting and play activities in the classroom. Early Childhood Family Education offers weekly classes for parents and children ages [...]

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Cologne Academy, a public charter school serving students from approximately 20 neighboring towns, welcomed several new staff members as the 2014-15 school year begins. Among the new staff members were Jessica Bronk, Carla Riemer, Tamra Kielty, Alyssa Benson, Jennifer Laaksonen, Melissa Miller, Leann Bohn, Amy Rodelius, Dan Armstrong, Becky Puckett, Brittany Herrmann, Mitchel Frey and [...]

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By Madelynn Lage WHS FCCLA   More than 7,500 nationwide members, advisors, alumni, and guests of Family, Career, and Community Leaders of America (FCCLA) gathered in San Antonio, Texas on July 5-11 for the 2014 National Leadership Conference. The Waconia Senior High FCCLA Chapter was among the many members at the conference. The theme of [...]

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