Education

The St. Michael-Albertville School Board supported allowing a common website for all athletic, fine arts and club activities,  This action required a one-time exemption from school board policy. The board also continued discussion about next year’s budget, and heard an update regarding the Bring Your Own Device pilot project.   COMMON WEBSITE Supt. Jim Behle [...]

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The St. Michael-Albertville School Board wishes to increase the district’s reserve fund balance from 1.5 percent to 2 percent. This is in anticipation that the district would need some of the reserve to fund future budgets. The board also approved the World’s Best Workforce, a long-term strategic plan to support and improve teaching and learning. [...]

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by Samara Postuma Contributing Writer   It’s been a cold winter, so cold that St. Michael-Albertville students have had four snow days and one late start since the new year. While one of those closures was due to Gov. Mark Dayton, there is no question, this winter has brought forth record low temperatures and unsafe [...]

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Following months of planning and community and staff input, the St. Michael-Albertville School Board unanimously authorized implementing full-day kindergarten beginning in fall. The board also approved an editorial draft that will be submitted to the Star Tribune highlighting the school funding inequity issue.   KINDERGARTEN Albertville Primary School Principal and district curriculum director Ann-Marie Foucault [...]

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School days, activities affected by January closings Lucky for St. Michael-Albertville Schools, the district ends school this year in May, as opposed to the traditional June ending. Well, at least that was supposed to be the plan. Four school closings so far might end up amending the last school day until, you guessed, June. At [...]

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by Samara Postuma Contributing Writer   The St. Michael-Albertville School District recently hosted a kindergarten information night at Albertville Primary School to discuss the district’s plans for all-day kindergarten. STMA Curriculum Director Ann-Marie Foucault, who is also the primary school principal, and Supt. Jim Behle led the presentation which Foucault explained was to share the [...]

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Board reviews legislative platform A group of St. Michael-Albertville teachers attended the school board meeting and discussed their role in advanced student achievement, while asking for a fair and equitable contract settlement. The board also reviewed an amended school district legislative platform.   TEACHERS The teachers visit took place during the “Visitors” portion of the [...]

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STMA hosts Veterans Day ceremony by AARON BROM SUN PRESS Newspapers   Wright County Attorney Tom Kelly had some very choice and relevant words of thanks to U.S. service veterans during a St. Michael-Albertville High School Veterans Day ceremony Monday, Nov. 11. Kelly, the guest speaker, lauded all past and present service members for their [...]

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