Waconia Schools

About one dozen citizens attended the first of two open forums on the tax neutral bond referendum for Waconia Public Schools at Clearwater Middle School on Tuesday, Sept. 30. The forum included a presentation followed by a question and answer session. The public is encouraged to attend the second open forum, which will be held [...]

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Based on a thorough review of the district’s increasing K-12 enrollment and projected enrollment growth through at least 2020, the Waconia School Board is placing a school funding question before voters on the Nov. 4, 2014 general election ballot. The 2014 tax-neutral $75 million bond referendum will provide funding for the construction of an additional [...]

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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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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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