Education

St. Michael-Albertville seniors outperformed the Minnesota and nationwide class of 2014 on the ACT. STMA seniors posted an average score of 24.1 compared to the Minnesota average of 22.9 and nationwide average of 21. The Class of 2014 not only exceeded the Minnesota average but STMA seniors outperformed state seniors by the largest margin since […]

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The St. Michael-Albertville School Board authorized adding a budgeted new kindergarten teacher as that grade’s enrollment now exceeds 400 students. Approval adds a 20th position to the kindergarten ranks for principal Ann-Marie Foucault and staff at Albertville Primary School, which entirely houses kindergarten. “We wanted to maintain class sizes right around 20 (students per teacher),” […]

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The St. Michael-Albertville School Board unanimously accepted staff’s recommendation to keep the “no activities” policy in place for Wednesday evenings. The board also approved new student referendum dollars, and heard an equity in education update.   POLICY A community group recently approached the board to request it reconsider the policy that prohibits student activities after […]

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Catholic school hosts Camp Invention Go ahead, invent something. You never know, your creation might just be featured on national TV. That’s exactly what happened to St. Michael Catholic School soon-to-be-eighth-grader Jonathan Haller, who earlier this year appeared on the Tonight Show with Jimmy Fallon in the new show’s first ever week. Fallon aired a […]

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Filing for election begins Tuesday, July 29 and ends Tuesday, Aug. 12. Candidates that have filed may withdraw up until Thursday, Aug. 14, at 5 p.m. The general election will be Tuesday, Nov. 4. Residents will be able to vote for their city election, as well as other state and federal government elections between 7 […]

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Kaleidoscope Charter School of Otsego has received approval by the State of Minnesota and their authorizer, Volunteers of America, to expand through 12th grade. KCS is a tuition free, public charter school serving families in the Otsego, Elk River, Rogers, Albertville, Monticello, St. Michael, Big Lake and Zimmerman communities. KCS prides itself on offering a […]

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Companies, volunteers assist remodeling at new FYCC home One of the “Cs” in FYCC stands for community. And as Families and Youth Community Connections relocates to its new home at the former Albertville City Hall, community was at the center of a remodeling project. That’s because FYCC teamed up with Home Depot and Behr Paint […]

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by Samara Postuma Contributing Writer   St. Michael Middle School East students will have a new assistant principal come fall. After five years in STMA, former assistant principal Ben Bakeberg recently accepted a job at Heritage Christian Academy in Maple Grove. Replacing Bakeberg is Chad Libby, a Hanover resident who spent 12 years in the […]

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