Shakopee High School engineering student Hunter Gromniesch held a little second grade, bow-haired girl named Vianny upright as she beamed at what Gromniesch and two other students made her.
Before winter break, the Sun Path Elementary School Student Council organized a drive for food, toys and pet supplies.
Ahead of an expected winter storm sweeping through the Midwest, Shakopee Public Schools has announced it will dismiss all school buildings two hours early on Friday, Jan. 17.
Teacher pay and insurance benefits will go up slightly this school year with a new two-year contract between the Shakopee Education Association and Shakopee Public Schools, but the district’s teacher base salaries still fall behind many surrounding districts.
The Shakopee School Board held an emergency meeting at 7 a.m. Dec. 23 to approve a $1.125 million land sale agreement between the district and a developer, Trident LLC.
Thirty grant proposals have been funded for Shakopee Public Schools projects for the 2019-20 school year, according to a news release from the Shakopee Educational Endowment Foundation.
According to updated numbers provided by Shakopee Public Schools, four schools have seen an increase in flu-related absences, while five schools have seen a decrease.
The Shakopee School Board unanimously accepted a clean 2018-2019 audit report at its Dec. 9 meeting. The district saved significantly more than what was expected. The budget slotted a $639,000 increase in its general fund balance, but ended the 2018-2019 school year with a $2 million increase.
The Shakopee School Board set the 2020 taxes-payable property tax levy at $40 million Dec. 9, a 4% increase from the 2019 taxes-payable levy. This means most residents whose property values increase will pay a slightly higher amount in property tax dollars, but the district’s portion of the …
The following students were named to the Shakopee Area Catholic School honor rolls for the first quarter. Students on the High Honor Roll earned a 3.7-4.0 grade point average and students on the honor roll earned a 3.3-3.69 grade point average.
The Shakopee School Board reviewed results this week of several goals set annually by the school district. The goals are in compliance with World’s Best Workforce, a state statute which requires school districts to address disparities as part of a replacement to the federal No Child Left Beh…
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.
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