Superintendent’s Report

By Supt. Dr. Nancy Rajanen Despite the seemingly never-ending bitter winter grasp in Minnesota, the Waconia Schools have reason to think green. The school district is celebrating its selection by the Minnesota Department of Education as a national Green Ribbon Schools nominee. The U.S. Department of Education Green Ribbon Schools recognition award honors schools and [...]

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By Dr. Nancy Rajanen, Superintendent of ISD #110 Readers of the Waconia Patriot have been reading about the continual growth of the Waconia Public School population for the past six years. Our current enrollment of 3,700 students is a growth of 775 students since 2007. As a logical response to the continued growth, members of [...]

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By Dr. Nancy Rajanen On a beautiful Saturday morning two weeks ago, the streets of Waconia were filled with more than 1,800 runners who were participating in a 5K, 10K, half-marathon, or 1/2 mile children’s races. It was an amazing early morning scene at Bayview Elementary School as thousands of runners, parents, fans, volunteers and [...]

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By Dr. Nancy Rajanen About four years ago, a group of green-thumbed visionaries in Waconia developed a hands-on learning experience at Clearwater Middle School called the Waconia Edible Classroom. Located on the former Jerome Brown property on the south side of the middle school, the group plotted out a school garden to provide students with [...]

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Dr. Nancy Rajenen Waconia Superintendent “Take me out to the ball game ….” The song that we all enjoy singing during the seventh inning stretch may be sung a lot more often now that District 110 Community Education received a $6,350 grant from the Twins Community Fund. Funding from the Minnesota Twins Fields for Kids [...]

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By Dr. Nancy Rajanen, Supt. of ISD #110 One of my holiday movie scenes is hearing Bing Crosby sing, Count Your Blessings in the movie, White Christmas. In his rich baritone voice, Bing Crosby sings, “If you’re worried and you can’t sleep, just count your blessings instead of sheep … and you’ll fall asleep, counting [...]

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