As another school year looms, Prior Lake-Savage Area Schools’ residential enrollment is lower than expected, which could leave the district without more than $500,000 in state aid.
WestWood Elementary and SAGE Academy Principal Karen Zwolenski will be the principal for the new Hamilton Ridge Elementary School in Savage when it opens in fall 2020, Prior Lake-Savage Area Schools announced in July.
School may be out, but hard work continues around Prior Lake-Savage Area Schools, district officials said this week, with some construction crews working 12 hour days and weekends to complete renovations.
Prior Lake-Savage Area Schools has named Chad Thorp assistant principal at Prior Lake High School and brought on Khrisslyn Goodman as its director of assessment, research and district improvement, the district announced this week.
Two more Prior Lake High School graduates have received college-sponsored National Merit Scholarships, the National Merit Scholarship Corporation announced this month, in addition to those winners announced in previous weeks.
The largest LGBTQ civil rights group in Minnesota, OutFront Minnesota, announced Monday they have hired Kelly Holstine, the 2018 Minnesota Teacher of the Year from Shakopee, to expand OutFront’s educational program for schools.
Prior Lake-Savage Area Schools’ Minnesota Center for Advanced Professional Studies program and Shakopee Public Schools this month co-hosted the yearly CAPS Summer Huddle, an annual conference for experiential and career-readiness learning.
Several area students received scholarships for higher education in recent weeks, according to Prior Lake-Savage Area Schools and other organizations.
Prior Lake-Savage Area Schools will break ground on the new Hamilton Ridge Elementary School on June 20, the district announced this month.
Starting in 2020, Jeffers Pond, Westwood and other elementary schools in the Prior Lake-Savage Area district will have different attendance areas following a school board vote Monday.
Most members of the Prior Lake-Savage Area School Board said they generally favor an elementary school attendance boundary option that would mainly affect Five Hawks, Jeffers Pond and Grainwood elementary schools.
Prior Lake High School instrumental music teacher Justin Schramm received a distinguished young band director award from the American School Band Directors Association, according to a news release from Prior Lake-Savage Area Schools.
The Prior Lake-Savage Area School Board and the public will have another chance to weigh potential elementary school attendance boundary changes on Monday, June 3.
Claire Lindell has agency. At home, the 3-year-old can tell Michelle, her mother, if she feels like listening to a story, blowing bubbles or brushing her hair in whatever order she likes. Michelle Lindell said her daughter has quite a personality.
Prior Lake High School is among the state and county’s best high schools, according to a recent ranking from U.S. News and World Report.
Several Prior Lake High School students on Thursday got a taste of the aftermath of natural and human disasters — and of some of the help that follows.
The Prior Lake middle school Positive Behavior Interventions and Supports team was recently named a 2019 exemplar by the Minnesota PBIS State Leadership Team, according to Prior Lake-Savage Area Schools.
Editor's note: This article was written by a local student about a school activity meant to build awareness and understanding of the Holocaust, the murder of millions of Jewish people and members of other minority groups under the Nazi regime. It has been edited for clarity and length.
People across the country — and right here in the southwest metro — are pooling together funds to pay off school lunch debt.
The Prior Lake-Savage Area School District Board approved an adjusted site plan for the yet-built Hamilton Ridge parking lot early Wednesday, May 15 after Savage City Council requested changes last week.
Prior Lake High School student Aidan Becken won a $2,500 National Merit Scholarship, according to a news release from the National Merit Scholarship Corporation.
Prior Lake residents filled the school board meeting room Monday to say they worry a newly considered elementary school boundary option would divide the Knob Hill and Carriage Hills neighborhoods.
The Prior Lake-Savage Area Schools district needs to compromise on its proposed elementary school designs, Savage city officials said Monday before tabling the proposal for a second time.
The Prior Lake-Save Area Schools board will review a third attendance boundary option at its May 6 study session after public response to the first two options, the district said Thursday.
Sanya Pirani, a Prior Lake seventh grader and volunteer, in recent weeks received the Presidential Volunteer Service Award gold medal and other recognition for her community service and speaking skills, her mother said this week.
The Prior Lake-Savage Area Schools Board is set to meet Monday, May 6, for a study session at 5:30 p.m. and a full board meeting at 7 p.m. Meetings are held at 4540 Tower St. SE in Prior Lake. The agenda includes the following:
Prior Lake-Savage Area Schools’ four-year graduation rates ranked well above the state average during the 2017-18 school year, though minority-student rates still lag, according to a state report released last week.
A Prior Lake High School team of students for the first time has won the statewide Knowledge Bowl academic competition.
Fourteen Prior Lake High School French students won recognition in the annual “A Vous la Parole” French speaking contest held at the University of Minnesota on Wednesday, April 17, French teacher Jill Hanson-Follingstad said.
“NA1SS, NA1SS, this is N9CHA, over,” said radio control operator Russ Morris. The radio’s static ballooned over the crowd of students who waited in the Hidden Oaks Middle School gym. A tense moment passed as no response came through.
Strong majorities of Prior Lake-Savage Area Schools families and employees who responded to the district's annual survey feel safe and respected at school, feel they can succeed and like attending, the district announced this week.
The Prior Lake-Savage Area School Board plans to vote May 6 on where kindergarten through fifth grade students will go to school.
A new Prior Lake-Savage Area Schools elementary school slated to be built in south Savage likely won’t open as planned in 2020 after the City Council delayed approval of its site plans, a district official said this week.
The following students were placed on Prior Lake High School’s Honor Roll after achieving a grade point average of 3.0 or higher during the third term of the 2018-2019 school year.
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