Rogers schools ready to go
The four Rogers-area schools are all set to go for the 2012-13 school year.
Each school is welcoming new staff members, and will begin the new year Tuesday, Sept. 4.
High School Principal Roman Pierskalla and crew are welcoming new teachers this year.
They include Karlee Anderson in life science, Rich Egeberg in Work Experience, Isaac Hamilton in ninth grade science, Janelle Packard in business and Lisa Perbix in ELL.
Enrollment is anticipated at 1,363 students, an increase of about 60 students from last year.
Start and stop times are the same as last year at 7:30 a.m. to 2:10 p.m.
Middle School Principal Jason Paurus and staff are welcoming five new teachers this year.
They include Molly Youngberg in ASD/DD, Megan Breyer in FACS, Maria Yunger in sixth grade, Sondra Dahlberg in health and Kathy Schmidt in SLP.
There were some building improvements at the school this summer, including new tile and paint at the eighth grade wing, new paint in the sixth-grade rooms, new gym wall mats, and new mounted projectors.
The school is in the second year of the three-year plan to fit into the district strategic action plan. The school is also in year two of the Professional Learning Communities where teachers work in teams to go over curriculum instruction and assessments.
“Great community, fantastic students, fantastic parents,” Paurus said. “We’re all working together to make great things happen.”
Enrollment is anticipated at 1,107 students, up about 40 from last year. Start and stop times are the same at 8:15 a.m. to 2:55 p.m.
Rogers Elementary School Principal Phil Schreifels and crew are welcoming two new staff members this year.
They include Jeremiah Swenson in third grade and health clerk Anne Dickinson.
The school has one additional section of Science, Technology, Engineering and Math (STEM) in third, fourth and fifth grades.
Enrollment is anticipated at 654 students, about the same as last year.
Start and stop times remain the same at 9:15 a.m. to 3:45 p.m.
Hassan Elementary School and principal Heidi Adamson are welcoming three new teachers this year.
They include Michael Kantor in art, Kelsey Ortmann in physical education, and Joan Jacobson in part-time art.
Enrollment is expected at 760 students, down slightly from last year.
New to the school this year was a kindergarten prep program offered in August where families and students could do learning activities and school readiness skills. The school also has new math this year, and is implementing the Professional Learning Community for teachers to review curriculum and assessments.
Start and stop times are the same at 9:15 a.m. to 3:45 p.m.