Waconia Schools

The months-long process of searching for the next Superintendent of Waconia Schools appears to be over as the Waconia School Board voted unanimously to enter into contract negotiations with finalist Patrick Devine during a special meeting held on Thursday, May 15. Provided negotiations go smoothly, Devine will replace current Superintendent Dr. Nancy Rajanen, whose retirement [...]

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After holding interviews with three finalists this week, the Waconia School Board voted unanimously to enter into contract negotiations with Patrick Devine during a special meeting held on Thursday, May 15. Devine is currently the Middle School Principal for the Litchfield School District in Litchfield, Minn. Prior to this position, he served as a high school principal, [...]

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After holding a whirlwind of interviews held last week, the Waconia School Board has selected three finalists for the superintendent position at Waconia Schools. Dr. Nancy Rajanen, who has served as the district’s superintendent for the past six years, is retiring at the end of the school year effective June 30, 2014. The three finalists [...]

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After interviewing eight candidates over the course of April 30 and May 1, the Waconia School Board selected three finalists for the Waconia Schools Superintendent position during a special meeting held on Thursday, May 1. The finalists: Patrick Devine, who is currently a Middle School Principal in the Litchfield School District in Litchfield, Minn.; Dr. Jana Hennen-Burr, the Assistant Superintendent [...]

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Waconia Public Schools learned last week that it has been named a Green Ribbon School. The school district ranks among 48 schools and nine school districts from across the nation to be named a Green Ribbon School, an award that recognizes and honors exemplary schools for their environmentally friendly efforts to cut utility costs, implement [...]

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In honor of Law Day, a day set aside to celebrate the “rule of law” and to educate citizens about how laws and the legal process contribute to freedoms that we share in the United States, Melchert Hubert Sjodin, a local law firm with offices in Waconia, Chaska and Hutchinson, organized a Law Day essay [...]

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