Waconia Schools

The Waconia School Board tackled a packed agenda during its regular meeting on Monday, June 9. One of the first items was a presentation by Carver County Sheriff’s Deputy Ben Karnes, who has served as the district’s Student Resource Officer for the past 14 years. Karnes noted that before him, his wife, Julie Karnes, served [...]

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Over 1,000 middle and high school students gathered for Minnesota FCCLA’s (Family, Career, and Community Leaders of America) annual State Leadership Conference held in Bloomington April 10-12. This year’s student-created theme was “Courage to Pursue, Dreams Come True!” Chapters from across the state competed in STAR (Students Taking Action with Recognition) Events, participated in youth-training [...]

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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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