Education

The 2014 class of the Waconia High School Hall of Fame includes Michael Borka, Jenn Bostic, Eric Nord and Mary Radde-Jones. The inductees were recognized before the home Waconia football game on Friday, Sept. 12 and also during a program and reception held at the high school on Saturday, Sept. 13. The purpose of the [...]

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Whether her students are dissecting pigs or learning about the stars, Waconia High School science teacher Roxanne Kuerschner is committed to seeing each and every one of them succeed. In recognition of her teaching excellence, Kuerschner received the WEA Teacher of the Year Award for 2014. She was formally recognized by the Waconia School Board [...]

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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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