Three years ago, Tokata Learning Center students Alicia Mason and Diego Paquette Ten Bear were on the cusp of dropping out of high school. That was before Mason got pregnant.
Starting later this month, the walking and running track at the Shakopee High School Field House will be open to the community, according to a news release from Shakopee Public Schools.
Elizabeth Bade, of Shakopee, received her first white coat and stethoscope at the University of Minnesota Medical School’s Duluth Campus White Coat Ceremony, held on Friday, Aug. 16, inside the Marshall Performing Arts Center.
Former Shakopee School Board member Mary Romansky has died at the age of 63, according to a funeral home obituary published online Nov. 11.
Shakopee Schools Assistant Superintendent David Orlowsky presented on the final two middle school rezoning options for the 2020-2021 school year to parents and family members on Oct. 29 and Nov. 7.
Jackson Elementary teachers rallied together to collect money for a bench honoring Nancy Olene, the mother of a third-grade teacher at the school and a longtime volunteer who died 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.
A lecture hall full of mostly sophomore Shakopee High School students sat intently as three former drug users shared their stories, which were riddled with violence and jail time and unexpected pregnancies. The lectures weren’t unlike what many have heard at some point in high school, and th…
The September 2019 Shakopee Lions Student of the Month is Angelina Huynh. She is currently an eighth-grade student attending Shakopee Area Catholic School and is the daughter of Richard Huynh and Thao Lu of Shakopee. Her favorite classes are religion, musical theater and science. She loves h…
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.
Shakopee Schools Assistant Superintendent David Orlowsky presented on three more fleshed-out district rezoning options for the 2020-2021 school year at the Oct. 15 school board meeting.
Mickey Zacher sat down at a common table at All Saints Senior Living a few minutes early to wait for 19 kindergartners to come streaming through the door. Zacher, a former nurse, said she loves it when the children visit because it allows her to care for people like she used to.
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…
On Thursday, 185 middle school students at Shakopee Area Catholic School walked more than three miles with a gallon of water atop their heads to experience what life is like for some children in Africa who need to walk miles every day for clean water.
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.
The Shakopee Alumni Association has named its four 2019 inductees for the Distinguished Hall of Fame and the Athletic Hall of Fame.
The Minnesota Department of Administration announced Monday the independent investigation into the Shakopee school district’s “operational health” — otherwise known as the NeuVest report — is public.
Shakopee school district staff members sat in a classroom at the high school on a late summer afternoon with a 100-page booklet and pens. It was 75 degrees and sunny Aug. 22, and district staff members weren’t required to attend the School Crisis Prevention and Intervention training session …
This summer, 422 random registered voters in Shakopee participated in a survey to offer feedback for Shakopee Public Schools. The participants were asked to grade the district, offer opinions on the district’s biggest challenges, measure the performance of district leadership and the school …
Shakopee School Board Chair Reggie Bowerman, who was first appointed in 2008, announced he will resign this December.
Minnesota Reading Corps tutor Ruth Koob received The President’s Volunteer Service Gold Award for her tutoring at Sun Path Elementary in Shakopee, where she has been a reading tutor for four years and was awarded for serving more than 6,500 hours collectively.
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.
The Shakopee School Board voted Monday to approve a $141.4 million overall budget for the upcoming school year, which is about 2 percent less than last year’s.
A discussion over the delayed release of an independent investigation into the district’s “operational health” — otherwise known as “the NeuVest report” — was added to the agenda at the Monday night school board meeting.
The Shakopee School District is fighting the public release of an independent investigation into the district’s “operational health” — otherwise known as “the NeuVest report.”
Shakopee High School Junior Gautham Nair and Sophomore Anjali Thomas advanced to the National Individual Events Tournament of Champions.
Shakopee East Middle School Principal Jim Miklausich is recovering from heart bypass surgery after his heart stopped on May 18 while he was driving to a yoga class and his car rolled into a pole.
People across the country — and right here in the southwest metro — are pooling together funds to pay off school lunch debt.
The Academies of Shakopee High School have been in nearly-full swing since September, but next school year will mark a final step in implementing the academy curriculum model when students make the switch to a block schedule.
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