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Irondale names new principal

Irondale High School in New Brighton will have a new principal effective July 1 as Eric Nelson takes over for outgoing principal Scott Gengler, who announced this past spring that he’d be moving west to Wayzata High School.


“A Playground For Everyone” breaks ground at Turtle Lake Elementary.

From left: Shoreview Mayor Sandy Martin, Turtle Lake Elementary School Principal Darin Johnson and Mounds View Public Schools Superintendent Dan Hoverman broke ground on the elementary school’s new “A Playground For Everyone” on June 6. (Mike Munzenrider/Bulletin)

The excitement of the last day of school at Turtle Lake Elementary was multiplied by the prospect of a brand new, more accessible playground, when kids, school and city officials broke ground on “A Playground For Everyone” at the school, the after


Willshire Park students treated to surprise concert by "The Voice" contestant

Singer Kat Perkin's performs a surprise concert at Willshire Park Elementary School the morning of Tuesday, June 3.

Just days before school gets out for the summer, Wilshire Park Elementary School students were treated to a surprise concert Tuesday, June 3, by local singer and recent "The Voice" contestant Kat Perkins.


Wilshire Park creative kids improvise their way to Knoxville

Wilshire Park’s Bobbidy Bop Bop Bops, from left to right: Anthony Arens, Mathew Arens, Abby Salseg, Brighid Donohue, Isaac Mitchell and Hugo Drews. (submitted photo)

The Bobbidy Bop Bop Bops, Wilshire Park Elementary’s dreamers of dreams and Destination Imagination (DI) team, has advanced to the Destination Imagination Global 2014 Finals in Knoxville, Tennessee.
The team, made up of four boys and two girls, all fourth and fifth graders, will travel to Knoxville May 21-24. Susan Boatman, Wilshire Park’s DI adviser, said this will be the third time a team from the elementary school has made it to the global finals, most recently in 2012.


St. Anthony ranked fourth among Minnesota high schools

According to U.S. News and World Report, the news organization that often ranks schools and universities across the country, only three other high schools in the state rank better than St. Anthony Village High School.


St. Anthony Village students advance to State Speech Tournament

Four St. Anthony Village High School students will be competing in the Class AA State Speech Tournament on Friday. Pictured above, from left to right: Carolyn Klaesges, David Jacobsen, Anne Klaesges, Marcos Giossi and Jade Nelson. (submitted photo)

Four St. Anthony Village High School students are advancing to the MSHSL Class AA State Speech Tournament on Friday, April 11.


SAVHS students “sleep out” for homeless youth

Around 50 St. Anthony Village High School students slept outside the school in tents and cardboard boxes last Friday night to raise awareness of homelessness and to raise money for the Bridge for Youth organization, which helps homeless teens through a variety of programs. (Submitted photo)

Nearly 50 St. Anthony Village High School students participated in a “sleep out” Friday, March 28, to raise awareness of homelessness in the local area and to raise money for the cause.


District 621 School Board approves contract with paraprofessional union

The Mounds View School Board approved the proposed contract between the district and the Paraprofessional Union of School Services Employees, Local 282 at its Tuesday, March 11 board meeting.
Amy Jo Johnson, District 621 employee relations and benefits manager, said the district had met with union members on seven separate occasions and she recommended that the board approve the contract as ratified by the paraprofessional union on Feb. 27.


Physics concepts at Irondale High School - photos

Adam Riley (left) and Britta Nundahl fine-tuned the chain reactions on their experiment for the annual Physics Fair at Irondale High School on March 11.

photos by Linda E. Andersen/Bulletin


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