Education

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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For many students, participating in the Waconia Show Choir program is one of the most meaningful parts of their high school experience. If show choir alumni are interested in staying connected to the program, the new group Star Chasers will provide opportunities to both celebrate the past and benefit the present. For starters, Star Chasers [...]

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