Education

St. Michael-Albertville reading and math scores exceed statewide averages at all grades on the Minnesota Comprehensive Assessments (MCA). Reported as the percent of students who met or exceeded grade level standards, STMA reported 65.2% of its students proficient in reading compared to 57.8% statewide and 74.8% students proficient in math compared to 62.6% statewide. These [...]

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by Samara Postuma Contributing Writers   Elli Hoffmeister is a 15 year old St. Michael-Albertville student with Juvenile Huntingtons Disease. Huntington’s Disease is a hereditary, degenerative brain disorder that results in a loss of cognitive, behavioral and physical control. Over time the disease affects one’s ability to walk, think talk and reason and there is [...]

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The St. Michael-Albertville School Board reached consensus to support adding boys lacrosse as a Minnesota State High School League (MSHSL) sanctioned school sport beginning in fall 2015. The board also heard about an action proposal to implement full-day kindergarten.   LACROSSE St. Michael-Albertville boys lacrosse currently plays as a club team, meaning they have STMA [...]

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2013 class achieves highest STMA ACT scores   Exceeding both Minnesota and the nation, the St. Michael-Albertville Class of 2013 scored 23.3 and continued the trend of scoring higher than the previous class. The class scored higher than the Minnesota state average of 23, which for the eighth consecutive year lay claim to being the [...]

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by Aaron Brom SUN PRESS Newspapers   The St. Michael-Albertville School Board heard from staff that limited state education funding might lead to deficit spending next school year. The board also discussed its next steps concerning action on all-day, everyday kindergarten and took action on other issues.   FUNDING Supt. Jim Behle presented a financial [...]

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by Aaron Brom SUN PRESS Newspapers   The St. Michael-Albertville School Board heard that referendum and location equity legislation mostly does not affect STMA but will result in some taxpayer savings. Supt. Jim Behle updated the board about the fiscal year 2015 referendum and location equity legislation. He said there were two changes. The first [...]

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