Education

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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During her 34+ year career in education, Sue Hartwig of Waconia Schools touched the lives of thousands of students, whether it was as a FACS instructor or through her service as the FCCLA advisor. Starting a few weeks ago, however, Hartwig was able to focus on herself and her family after retiring from teaching following [...]

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Everyone remembers a favorite teacher, someone who motivates and inspires students for a lifetime. Minnesotans have the opportunity again this fall to nominate that unique educator for Minnesota Teacher of the Year. Nominations opened Oct. 1 and remain open through Nov. 15. Nominations can be submitted online by accessing a simple nomination form or submitting [...]

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Students from St. Joseph’s Catholic School in Waconia are busy discovering what their school’s new educational focus means for them as students this fall. Catholic-Science-Technology-Engineering-Mathematics (C-STEM) programming began being implemented by the school staff from the first day of school. This past week, students in grades 1-4 all had field trips that enriched their specific [...]

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