Education

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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Officials at Mayer Lutheran High School recently released the honor roll lists for the fourth quarter of the 2013-14 school year. High Honor Roll Freshmen: Carly Stramer, Riley Thomas Sophomores: Nora Henriksen, Benjamin Quiram Juniors: Christina Erdmann, Morgan Diedrick Seniors: Samantha Bartz, Joel Burfeind, Zacheriah Cooper, Nicholas Eickschen, Grace Gassen, Colin Hilk, Noelle Johnson, Lauren [...]

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With her nearly four decade long career in education coming to a close on June 30, Superintendent Dr. Nancy Rajanen said she will miss the people in Waconia but she is looking forward to what sounds like a busy retirement, as her plans include teaching and mentoring the next generation of school administrators. Rajanen, who [...]

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Spring time means award time for students involved in school-related activities. The FFA chapter at Central is no exception. In addition to awarding Discovery, Greenhand, and Chapter degrees to dozens of active members this year, the chapter recognizes several students whose accomplishments were particularly impressive. Earning the Star Discovery Award for being the top eighth [...]

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