Prior Lake-Savage Area Schools students will be released two hours early on Friday, Jan. 17, ahead of a winter storm that's expected to cover the metro in several inches of snow and low temperatures, the district announced Thursday.
Teacher pay and insurance benefits will go up this school year with a new two-year contract between the Prior Lake Savage Education Association and Prior Lake-Savage Area Schools.
Open enrollment could more than double for the 2020-2021 school year after the Prior Lake-Savage Area Schools Board voted 6-1 to increase the number of new students allowed to enroll in all grade levels Monday.
Prior Lake-Savage Area Schools Boardmember Stacey Ruelle has been named to the 2020 All-State School Board, the Minnesota School Boards Association’s most prestigious award, the district announced this week.
Bridges Area Learning Center received the Rotary Foundation Certificate of Appreciation from the Prior Lake Rotary Club last month, Prior Lake-Savage Area Schools announced this week.
Prior Lake-Savage Area Schools aren’t meeting their state obligations for educating and supporting the district’s 200 or so Native American students, several Native American families told the School Board this fall.
A group of 32 Prior Lake-Savage students made the cut for the state's American Choral Directors Association's honor choir.
The Prior Lake-Savage Area Schools Board is entertaining the idea of budget cuts and changing its open enrollment limits to make up for what district officials estimate will be a $2 million gap in the budget.
The following students were named to Prior Lake High School’s Honor Roll after achieving a grade point average of 3.0 or higher during the first term of the 2019-2020 school year.
Several kindergarten-enrollment dates are coming up in the next few months, Prior Lake-Savage Area Schools announced this week.
A newly unveiled reunification plan will streamline and standardize Prior Lake-Savage Area Schools’ response to situations like tornadoes, gas leaks or other incidents, officials said this week.
Prior Lake-Savage Area Schools received a clean audit report from independent audit firm of CliftonLarsonAllen last month.
Minnesota schools can do a better job of teaching about Native Americans’ history and present, the Shakopee Mdewakanton Sioux Community said this month.
It’s one thing juggling classes and athletics, but this year the Prior Lake cheer team has decided to add helping their community to their balancing act.
It was about 40 degrees, and Circle of Friends Preschool teacher Amanda McNearney’s six students scrambled through the bramble behind Hidden Oaks Middle School. One called out that she’s a plumber, another said he’s a monkey and a third declared he’s a ninja.
Open enrollment out of Prior Lake-Savage Area Schools is up, particularly among kindergartners, according to the official enrollment count for the school year presented to the School Board on Monday.
Public and charter schools across the state will receive $30 million for improving school safety this year thanks to a surplus in the state's 2019 general fund, state Rep. Tony Albright announced this week.
Several Prior Lake-Savage Area Schools have held or will hold festivals celebrating environmental science, technology and math classes, the district announced this week.
Staff and students at Bridges Area Learning Center said they’re excited and optimistic about the new space’s potential.
Prior Lake-Savage Area Schools students outperformed the state average on standardized reading and math tests, according to the district’s most recent data, but their scores also continued a three-year decline.
Shakopee schools still need two literacy tutors for the 2019-2020 school year, according to a news release from Minnesota Reading Corps and Minnesota Math Corps. Scott County schools, overall, are still currently seeking 21 tutors. The need is urgent and area residents are encouraged to appl…
The Laker Educational Foundation invites Prior Lake-Savage Area Schools families to join, the group recently announced.
Teachers and school officials in Prior Lake are looking for ways to improve school finances, teacher pay and the achievement gap among students. When Congresswoman Angie Craig, D-Minnesota, came to a local middle school Saturday, they wanted to know how she was helping.
Prior Lake High School senior Sydney Kuhl is a semifinalist in the 2020 National Merit Scholarship Program and is in the running for one of 7,500 scholarships that'll be given next spring, Prior Lake-Savage Area Schools announced.
Hundreds of parents in Prior Lake-Savage Area Schools don't know much about the school board, including who the board members are or what they do, according to the district's 2019 community survey.
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.
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