Education

Rogers High School just may have a few graduates taking to air traffic control in its future. At least judging on interest at the recent Career Fair, air traffic controlling was a popular exhibit. Then again there was a flight simulator available for today’s video-game-loving teens to enjoy. RHS guidance counselor and event coordinator Ann […]

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Bond referendum, operating levy pass with 58 percent support By Jim Boyle Elk River Star News Voters in the Elk River Area School District approved both a bond referendum for more than $98 million and an 10-year annual operating levy for nearly $6 million Nov. 4 at the polls. Both questions passed by 58 to […]

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Rogers students team to promote character A group of students from Rogers Elementary School and Rogers High School teamed on Halloween to make school a much less scary place. No, they weren’t kicking out ghosts, goblins and mummies. They had an all-day workshop on bullying awareness and prevention, and character building during a Kindness Retreat. […]

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By Jim Boyle Elk River Star News A citizen-led group aimed at getting a “yes, yes” vote on Nov. 4 for the Elk River Area School District bond and levy referendum has turned up its efforts. Community for Kids set up a phone bank this past week and volunteers will be at it again today. […]

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Board asks that food going into garbage be monitored by Paul Rignell Contributing Writer Lunch may not count as a subject in school, but it has been a hot topic among students in District 728 this fall. The discussion reached the Elk River Area School Board at a recent work session. Students and staff last […]

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Rogers students learn of college alternative at construction fair Want to earn six figures three years after high school graduation? Too good to be true, right? Actually it isn’t. Eric House of Local 34 Mechanic Insulators points out that a third-year apprentice makes almost $35 an hour which, coupled with benefits, amounts to six figures […]

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District asking voters for approval of $104 million BY SUE WEBBER CONTRIBUTING WRITER All five of the schools in the southern part of the Elk River School District are over capacity, according to the superintendent, Dr. Mark Bezek. “When a building reaches 110 percent of its capacity, that triggers action to solve the issue short […]

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