Prior Lake High School was host to over 150 guests on Monday, Jan. 24, who were delighted with an incredible display of cultural performances featuring traditional song and dance numbers, along with a fashion show that displayed a colorful array of gorgeous ethnic attire from Somalia, Cambod…
On Martin Luther King Jr. Day, the Rotary Club of Prior Lake and their partners hosted more than 100 community members at the inaugural Martin Luther King Jr. Day Breakfast and Celebration at Prior Lake High School.
Prior Lake-Savage Area Schools announced it will continue with distance learning through Friday, Jan. 21 due to a rise in positive COVID-19 cases.
The Prior Lake-Savage Area School Board discussed it’s latest Back-to-School Safe Learning Plan at it’s first meeting of the new year on Monday, Jan. 10.
More than 600 students in the Prior Lake-Savage Area Schools District tested positive or were quarantined for COVID-19 between Jan. 3-10 as students and staff return from winter break Tuesday, prompting the district to shift to distance learning beginning Thursday, Jan. 13.
The Prior Lake-Savage Area School Board held a study session (originally to be held on Nov. 8 and then later on Nov. 22) ahead of its December meeting that covered a variety of diversity, equity and inclusion topics.
A Prior Lake-Savage Area School Board member has come under fire in recent weeks after allegedly making a remark about a teacher before a school board meeting in October.
Prior Lake-Savage Area Schools is investigating another alleged “racist video” that surfaced on social media last week, district officials announced Dec. 3.
Hundreds of students, activists and community members gathered outside of Prior Lake High School Thursday afternoon. They staged a peaceful protest supporting a student of color who was allegedly targeted in a racist video posted on social media earlier this week by a fellow classmate.
Follow Dorothy Gale and a cast of colorful characters down the yellow brick road during Prior Lake High School’s stage adaptation of L. Frank Baum’s “Wizard of Oz” series this coming week.
Vivian Lundquist, a senior at Prior Lake High School, recently earned a perfect score on the ACT following her big sister, Izzy Lundquist, who also earned a perfect score in 2019.
On Tuesday, residents within the Prior Lake-Savage Area Schools district boundaries will be asked to vote on a technology levy funding request.
The Prior Lake-Savage Area School Board held an information session Oct. 12 regarding the upcoming referendum, which will ask voters whether or not to pass a technology levy funding request on Election Day, Nov. 2.
New Homecoming royalty was crowned Monday night at Prior Lake High School. Seniors Jared Burnett and Bella Drewes were honored by their peers as Homecoming King and Queen.
On Nov. 2, residents of the Prior Lake-Savage Area School District will vote whether to approve a technology levy funding request for the schools.
A full slate of Homecoming activities are back at Prior Lake High School this week, as students returned to full-time, in-person learning earlier this month.
Prior Lake-Savage Area Schools recently welcomed students back to full-time, in-person learning for the first time since before the COVID-19 pandemic began.
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.
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