Prior Lake-Savage Area Schools is fully back to in-person learning, five days a week. While many families feel safe and relieved to send their children back to school, there are some families still worried about COVID-19 and Delta variant transmission prompting them to opt for online learnin…
The Prior Lake-Savage Area School Board approved health and safety measures for the 2021-22 school year during a special meeting Aug. 25 after carefully reviewing the resolution at an Aug. 23 study session.
The Prior Lake-Savage Area School Board voted unanimously to update masking protocols Wednesday afternoon, now requiring students up to grade 8 to wear face masks indoors, reversing course on the Back-to-School Safe Learning Plan safety protocols put in place earlier this month.
A former Five Hawks Elementary School nurse has gone viral for publicly resigning from her position at this month’s Prior Lake-Savage Area School Board meeting stating the mandates, regulations and policies that were put on students throughout the 2020-21 school year goes against her beliefs.
As the first day of school is quickly approaching, emotions ran high at the latest Prior Lake Savage Area School board meeting Monday as parents and staff advocated for and against mask requirement and school board members discussed their Back-to-School Safe Learning Plan.
If you've heard the term "critical race theory" recently, you are not alone. The term seems to have appeared out of nowhere this past year during political rallies and has since become a hot-button issue in school districts nationwide.
Dads of Great Students, also known as DOGS, will be partnering with The Wilds Golf Course to host a Friends and Family Golf Scramble on Aug. 5 to support Prior Lake and Savage elementary schools. Brian Schulz, Westwood Elementary DOGS leader, said the program has actively been seeking busine…
After a year of discussion and planning, the Prior Lake Savage Area School Board at their Monday meeting approved holding a referendum for a technology levy request on Election Day, Nov. 2, 2021.
Recent Prior Lake High School graduates Morgan Bozeman and Magnus O’Connor are among approximately 1,000 students to receive scholarships financed by U.S. colleges and universities through the 2021 National Merit Scholarship Program announced this month. More than 3,100 other college-sponsor…
No parent wants to imagine a scenario where their children are threatened at school — whether it's by severe weather, a power outage or an act of school violence — Prior Lake-Savage Area Schools is taking measures to prevent panic and pandemonium that could ensue after such an incident.
The Prior Lake Savage Area School Board will decide next month whether or not to pursue a technology levy referendum in November.
Recent Prior Lake High School graduate Grace Chapman is among approximately 3,100 students to receive a scholarship financed by U.S. colleges and universities through the 2021 National Merit Scholarship Program.
Minnesota's graduation rate reached an all-time high last year despite online learning and other challenges brought with the onset of the coronavirus pandemic, according to data released this month by the Minnesota Department of Education.
As another school year ends, Prior Lake-Savage Area Schools will say goodbye to 15 retiring staff members. The district will host a retirement celebration to honor the retirees on May 13, from 3:30-5 p.m., in the new Activities Center at Prior Lake High School.
After a year of unexpected expenditures and fluctuating enrollment numbers, school districts throughout the state face budget shortfalls that could be ongoing.
Last week, Prior Lake-Savage Area Schools welcomed students grades 6-12 back to in-person learning. This marks the first time grades E-12 were able to attend school in-person at the same time since March 2020.
The Prior Lake-Savage Area Schools Board of Education approved a $2 million budget adjustment last week to help mitigate the district’s $4 million budget deficit.
Following updates to the state's Safe Learning Plan last week, plans are underway for Prior Lake-Savage Area Schools secondary students to transition to an in-person learning model, according to an email from Superintendent Teri Staloch sent to staff and families Feb. 23.
Members of the Prior Lake-Savage Area Schools Board of Education and administrative team met virtually with local legislators Feb. 1 to discuss the district’s legislative platform and initiatives.
What career would you like to pursue? It’s a question every high-schooler hears as they near the end of their general education.
Many metro teachers who were supposed to be prioritized for vaccines were placed on wait lists after schools sent out far more invites than a mass vaccination event will be able to fill and some recipients shared the sign-up information with colleagues.
Halfway into his four-year term, Governor Tim Walz announced Jan. 25 that after two years of conversations with educators, school leaders, education organizations, students, and families, it is time to direct Minnesota in a new direction.
Envisioning a post-pandemic world for Minnesota school districts doesn't necessarily mean an end to virtual learning.
When the first round of vaccinations were offered up to school staff and child-care workers earlier this month, let's just say area school districts had to be picky in who received them.
Secondary students within the Prior Lake-Savage Area School District will now begin their rolling start back to the hybrid learning model on Feb. 8, according to an email from Superintendent Dr. Teri Staloch sent to parents Jan. 22.
The Prior Lake-Savage Area School District saved nearly $173,000 in energy cost avoidance over the last school year through energy efficient buildings, mechanical renovations and the PLSAS Operations Department’s monitoring of system controls, according to a press release from the district.
The Jan. 11 organizational meeting of the Prior Lake-Savage Area School Board began with the welcoming of a familiar face and two new ones to the board.
Secondary students within the Prior Lake-Savage Area School District will begin their return to school in the hybrid learning model starting Feb. 4, according to an email from Superintendent Dr. Teri Staloch sent to parents Friday afternoon.
The coronavirus pandemic has drastically changed day-to-day life including how students are receiving their education.
Governor Tim Walz’s Dec. 16 announcement allows elementary students to return to classrooms mid-January using a rolling start and for the Prior Lake-Savage Area School District this means K-5 students will soon be in-person learning five days a week.
Prior Lake-Savage Area elementary students are tentatively scheduled to return to in-person learning using a rolling start beginning Jan. 19, according to an email from Superintendent Teri Staloch sent to parents Thursday evening.
Secondary students within the Prior Lake-Savage Area School District have the next few days of school off as the district transitions grades 6-12 from a hybrid learning model to distance learning and soon K-5 students will join them.
Most school districts in Scott County will halt in-person learning for some students this month in response to rapidly increasing community spread of COVID-19.
The Prior Lake-Savage Area School Board unanimously approved a 2020-2021 preliminary levy maximum of 3.86% Monday night. The final levy will be approved by the board in December.
The Prior Lake-Savage Area School Board approved various requests for additional staffing for the 2020-2021 school year at its Sept. 14 meeting.
The communications protocols and board operating norms for the Prior Lake-Savage Area School Board, which asks for the board chair and superintendent to be copied on email responses from members, was discussed during the Sept. 14 meeting of the board.
As public school districts have wrestled all summer with tough decisions on how to start the school year, private institutions have forged ahead.
Prior Lake-Savage Area Schools staff held signs reading “Teachers deserve safety,” “Later start = Safer start,” and “Teachers supporting teachers,” as they filled the parking lot of the District Services Center Monday evening before the PLSAS Board met to discuss a recommendation to prolong …
John Dols was named Holy Family Catholic High School’s second principal March 1; an official start date coinciding with the 2020-21 school year. Little did he know, two weeks into his transitional period, COVID-19 would send students home for the final two months.
Matthew Feraru mastered every course Prior Lake High School could throw at him, whether they were multivariable calculus, world history or environmental science. His summer plans are to soak up still more knowledge.
How will school work in the fall as the pandemic continues? The answer should come in a few weeks, but it could also shift during the school year depending on a particular district or school's circumstances, state and local officials said this month.
Prior Lake-Savage Area Schools' middle school Positive Behavior Interventions and Supports team has been named a 2020 exemplar by the Minnesota PBIS State Leadership Team, according to the district.
Elementary students and staff in across the Prior Lake-Savage Area School District took to their cars to celebrate the end of another school year.