Education

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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‘Still among lowest in conference’ Faced with potential budget deficits over the next three years, the St. Michael-Albertville School Board approved raising activity fees. The board also discussed a parent’s request to allow youth group activity use on Wednesdays after 6 p.m., and approved the preliminary 2014/15 budget.   ACTIVITY FEES An activity fee committee [...]

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by Samara Postuma Contributing Writer   The St. Michael-Albertville School Board was presented with a check for $22,100 from the Wright County United Way. The Wright County United Way covers Monticello, St. Michael and Buffalo but also acknowledges Albertville. Money that is donated to United Way from the four communities stays within the four communities. [...]

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St. Michael-Albertville High School recently hosted the annual Academic and Leadership Awards. The 2014 Students of the Year include: ninth grade, Lizzy Heil; 10th grade, Mitch McKee; 11th grade, Maddie Jesser; and 12th grade, Brian Sukalski. National Level Award recipients include Momilani O’Sullivan, Health Occupations Students of America Leadership Conference 1st place in Medical Reading [...]

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by Samara Postuma Contributing Writer   The St. Michael-Albertville School Board tabled discussion of activity fees following a staff recommendation not to raise them. The board also heard a request to add a spring play at the high school, heard a report about technology education and engineering, and had a first reading about scholastic eligibility. [...]

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STMA grad addresses need for state’s first children’s hospice There is nothing more heart-wrenching than the reality that some children have terminal illnesses and won’t live for long. St. Michael native and 1998 STMA grad Katie Lindenfelser is all too familiar with that reality. As a music therapist, massage therapist and reflexologist, she began working [...]

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Proposes fee percentage increase The St. Michael-Albertville School Board accepted the Activity Program and Funding Committee’s report on how to sustain activities for the next five years, including fee increases.   ACTIVITIES A committee of coaches, parents and community members has met four times and is now recommending to the board how to sustain activities [...]

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