It was 8:40 on a drizzly Tuesday morning and Amy Rutter’s Jackson Elementary School kindergarten students were already dancing in their living rooms as part of a necessary “brain break.”
Shakopee Public Schools moved up its transition from hybrid to distance learning due to the “worsening of the number of COVID-19 cases in our area and their varied impacts on our ability to provide educational services to our students,” according to a recent announcement from the district.
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.
Shakopee Public Schools Superintendent Mike Redmond announced Monday night that elementary schools will transition to full-time distance learning Monday, Nov. 30.
Shakopee High School Seniors Ian Smith, Tharun Inturi and Simran Rana have been designated as 2021 National Merit Scholarship semifinalists and were recognized at the Sept. 28 Shakopee School Board meeting.
Shakopee Public Schools will hold a levy information session for the public at 6 p.m. Tuesday, Oct. 6 on the Thrust Stage at Shakopee High School, 100 17th Ave., for those interested in learning more about the referendum, according to the district.
Shakopee residents submitted questions to Superintendent Mike Redmond ahead of the Sept. 22 State of the District address. Redmond said many of the questions fell into the categories addressed below, and the rest of the questions have been addressed through individual communication.
Shakopee Public Schools will hold a State of the District presentation Sept. 22 from 6 to 7 p.m. on the Thrust Stage at Shakopee High School.
The Shakopee School Board discussed a $33.2 million preliminary property tax levy for taxes payable in 2021 at its Sept. 14 school board meeting.
As public school districts have wrestled all summer with tough decisions on how to start the school year, private institutions have forged ahead.
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.
Students knew when eighth-grade English and Spanish teacher Mandy Marek was approaching their classroom by the click of her heels. At 5 feet, 4 inches, she wore them every day, and they gave her almost enough height to edge out her students.
The Shakopee School Board approved the amended learning models for the fall at its Aug. 10 work session after some board members raised questions and concerns about the details of those plans.
Shakopee Public Schools will follow the state’s recommendations for the reopening of schools by allowing students and families to choose between either a flexible in-person, hybrid or distance learning model, or enroll their students into a one-year program called Shakopee Online.
When the 2020-21 school years starts, Red Oak Elementary school will have a new principal. The only principal the school has ever had, Mitchell Perrine, is retiring at the end of July.
The Shakopee School Board unanimously approved a ballot measure for a $9 million phased-in operating levy, along with $2 million in permanent budget cuts for the next two years if the levy passes, and $5.4 million in permanent budget cuts for the 2021-2022 school year if it doesn’t.
At its July 11 board retreat, Shakopee School District administration narrowed down its budget mitigation options to either a $9 million levy paid over the course of the next four years, or $11.15 million in budget cuts made over the next five years, which would lead to 48 teaching positions cut.
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.
Shakopee Area Catholic Schools celebrated the end of the school year in true COVID-19 style with an outdoor eighth-grade graduation mass, ceremony and a “car wash” line, where the Shakopee Fire Department sounded sirens and teachers and staff waved flags, held signs, and cheered for the Clas…
Shakopee High School students now have access to thousands of books and resources through a new Scott County Library partnership with the district, which gives them a virtual library card that can access a cloud database.
Shakopee Public Schools will host a virtual community conversation about the district’s finances from 4:30-5:30 p.m. Monday June 8, according to a recent press release.
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A combination of budget cuts and a voter-approved operating levy would be the “most prudent” approach to mitigating its $2.5 million budget shortfall ahead of the 2020-2021 school year, The Shakopee School District administration advised the School Board this week.
There was a need in the community and Shakopee West Middle School teachers Josh Tyson and Mike Sundblad jumped in to help.
Shakopee Public Schools administered widespread surveys to teachers and parents March 27 in order to gauge how well distance learning went after the first week. Distance learning took effect March 18 after an executive order from Gov. Tim Walz to stop the spread of COVID-19. Schools will rem…
At its April 13 meeting, the Shakopee School Board approved a stipend reduction for the district’s coaches and extracurricular advisers, and passed a plan to reduce the hours of employees working in community education and food service, should the schools continue to be closed after May 1.
Third-grade Jackson Elementary School teacher Ann Van Brocklin joined her students online Monday for the second week of this not-so-normal, new normal. Her students each took up two-inch blocks on her computer screen, with an occasional appearance in the background from a cat, a sibling or a…
The Shakopee School Board held an in-person business meeting March 23 to discuss operating levy possibilities to mitigate its $2.5 million deficit — a move that, if passed, would require a referendum come November and would take effect for the 2021-2022 school year.
Jen Brophy, a seventh-grade science teacher at East Middle School, sat in an empty classroom at 9 a.m. on a Tuesday morning, the day before all schools in Minnesota would officially close for at least eight days under an executive order from Gov. Tim Walz to stop the spread of COVID-19.
Shakopee High School culinary students had the chance this quarter to put their chef’s hats on in a real-world scenario when co-owner of Shakopee Bowl, Dave Johnson, asked culinary teacher Heather Baumbach if she’d like to enter into a partnership.
Shakopee Public Schools announced Monday afternoon that a parent with students who attend Eagle Creek Elementary School has been exposed to the coronavirus, or COVID-19.
The following students were named to the Shakopee Area Catholic School honor rolls for the second 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.
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