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.
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.
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