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An already strong academic program at St. Joseph Catholic School in Waconia is about to get even stronger thanks to the school’s recent commitment to implementing an innovative instructional model called C-STEM (Catholic – Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics) starting with the 2014-15 school year. “What it comes down to is active, hands on learning,” [...]

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The local band The Young Funks will have the chance to perform not only on their hometown stage, but as the opening act for the nationally recognized group, The Fabulous Armadillos, on Saturday, March 15. The concert marks a first in Watertown-Mayer Performing Arts Center history, bringing Watertown alumni, Paul Diethelm, a 1982 graduate, back [...]

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The theme of Watertown-Mayer Elementary School this year is “The Power of One.” School officials want their students to recognize how they can make an impact everywhere around them. For the last five years, the school has collected between 3,000 and 4,000 pounds of food every fall for Friends For Life Food Shelf in Watertown, [...]

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On the evening of March 4, don’t be surprised if you run into the likes of princesses like Aurora, Cinderella and Belle or super heroes like Superman, Batman and Wonder Woman … they’re all gathering at Southview Elementary School in Waconia to celebrate the 5th birthday of Jillian Taylor, who’s quite the heroine herself. Jillian, [...]

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River City Theatre Company is putting the finishing touches on its 11th production, “Little Women.” The show will be performed seven times at the Watertown-Mayer Primary School Auditorium (313 Angel Ave NW, Watertown). Showtimes are 7 p.m. on Friday, Feb 28, Saturday, March 1, Thursday, March 6 and Friday, March 7 and at 2 p.m. [...]

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The Expressions of Buffalo Grove High School from Buffalo Grove, Ill., was the big winner at the 2014 Star Power Lake Waconia Invitational show choir competition held at Waconia High School on Saturday, Feb. 15. The Expressions was named Grand Champion in the Open Class, which featured 11 choirs. The Expressions also earned the titles [...]

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