Education

In contrast to the storms outside, a calm discussion regarding Waconia Public Schools facilities occurred inside the Education Service Center during a special Waconia School Board meeting on Monday, June 16. At the meeting, the board detailed a plan to address the district’s ever-increasing enrollment and the resulting strain that growth has put on district [...]

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The Waconia School Board tackled a packed agenda during its regular meeting on Monday, June 9. One of the first items was a presentation by Carver County Sheriff’s Deputy Ben Karnes, who has served as the district’s Student Resource Officer for the past 14 years. Karnes noted that before him, his wife, Julie Karnes, served [...]

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The possibility of a Waconia Public Schools land/building referendum being part of the general election this November will be discussed by the Waconia School Board during a special meeting focusing on facility needs that will be held at the Education Service Center at 6 p.m. on Monday, June 16. In a series of work sessions [...]

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The Minnesota Nonpublic School Accrediting Association (MNSAA) has renewed the accreditation of St. Joseph Catholic School in Waconia for the eligibility period of 2014 to 2021. Accreditation is a voluntary method of quality assurance with a goal to evaluate, validate, and improve each school’s quality. MNSAA is a federally- and state-sanctioned non-profit association for accrediting [...]

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Thursday, May 29 was a special evening for all eighth grade graduates at Trinity Lutheran School in Waconia, but three students in particular received special honors. Joshua Marlatt, Katelyn Cooper and Rachel Gassen all received prestigious Mark Awards. The Trinity Mark Award of Merit was first inaugurated in 1955 by Mr. Mark to recognize students [...]

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Cologne Academy graduated 24 eighth graders on June 4. The students are moving on to eight different area high schools including Waconia, Holy Family, Eagle Ridge Academy, Chanhassen, Mayer Lutheran, Chaska, Central, and Southwest Christian. The graduates are, from Waconia: Grace Wille, Mitchell Stiffler, Alyssa Schoenfelder, Sally Schelitzche, Chris Proulx, Jordon Knutson; from Cologne: Ben [...]

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