In December, the Prior Lake-Savage Area School Board introduced Janeen Peterson as the district's next director of food services. As a mother with a 6-year-old going to kindergarten in the district she now serves, she sees a certain intimacy in the job.
Bradley Knudson, the Prior Lake dad who posted a YouTube video calling out his 14-year-old African American daughter’s bullies and racist statements made via Snapchat, now says he regrets the stir the video caused.
Every year, Hidden and Twin Oaks Middle Schools hold a Geography Bee, where students compete to be the next Geography Champion. This year, that was Twin Oaks Middle School eighth-grader Carter Mong of Prior Lake. Thomas Gonser of Prior Lake, another eighth-grade student from Twin Oaks, was the runner up.
The state Department of Natural Resources will postpone a new aquatic invasive species training and trailer decal program that was due to launch at the end of the month while legislators consider changes to the program, according to a DNR news release.
Several teams representing WestWood Elementary and SAGE Academy achieved Highest Honors in the recent WordMasters Challenge, a national vocabulary competition involving nearly 150,000 students annually. The third-grade team scored 195 points out of a possible 200 in the first of three meets this year, placing first in the nation. In addition, the fifth-grade team scored 176 points, finishing seventh nationwide, and the fourth-grade team placed ninth in the nation with a score of 187 points.