Education

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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Officials with the SouthWest Metro Educational Foundation recently presented 11 scholarships. The 2014 recipients are: • Madison Widner (Waconia), the recipient of the SouthWest Metro Educational Foundation Cosmetology Scholarship. Widner will be pursuing Cosmetology at the Empire Beauty School – Eden Prairie. • Maleena Chounlamontry (Chaska), the recipient of the Community Bank Scholarship. Chounlamontry will [...]

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The District 110 Foundation and the District 110 Alumni Association will be hosting an All Class Reunion and Distinguished Alumni Celebration the evening of Nickle Dickle Day on Sept. 13. The event will take place at the Lake Waconia Event Center starting at 5:30 pm with hors d’oeuvres, refreshments and social networking. To learn more, [...]

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