Friday, May 24, 2013
Early education was a huge focus in the $15.7 billion bill, which received slivers of support from Republicans in both chambers of the state capitol.
A $15.7 billion education package that will "make life easier" for working parents, according to the bill's supporters, was signed by Minnesota Gov. Mark Dayton May 22 as part of the 2013 Legislative Session. The omnibus bill was approved with small support from Republicans over the last weekend, picking up five GOP votes in the state house and four more in the senate. Sen. Ann Rest of New Hope was the lone "no" vote from the DFL (Democrat) side of the aisle in the senate, creating the 41-26 margin. In the House, the bill passed on a 78-56 vote. Rep. Connie Bernardy (DFL-Fridley) said the bill creates history with all-day kindergarten and a series of funding changes. The bill raises the state's method of funding local schools by $156 per …
Wednesday, May 22, 2013
The class of 2013 will graduate Friday, May 24.
As the week comes to an end, the high school education for seniors at Heritage Christian Academy will end as well. Read on for pertinent details about the graduation ceremony for seniors from Heritage Christian Academy in Maple Grove. Heritage Christian Academy Date: Friday, May 24, 2013 Time: 7 p.m. Location: Gymnasium at Heritage Christian Academy, 15655 Bass Lake Road, Maple Grove. Number of graduates: 23 Speakers: Valedictorians Ryan Seehafer and Bradley Basco and Salutatorians Alex Esuoso and Rebekah Walk. Keynote speaker is Chris Laird. Tickets: No tickets are required to attend the commencement ceremony and seating is not limited. More information: Heritage Christian Academy at 763-463-2200.
Who’s NOT planning a BBQ this weekend? If the weather holds and you’ve got propane or charcoal, chances are, you’re grilling something with your friends and family. Here, new ideas for keeping your costs down. Sponsored by Home Depot.
Here at Patch, we like to be thrifty, so we talked to two barbeque experts and uncovered some really good ideas to help you save money on your next outdoor party. 1. Start with a marinade. This means planning ahead -- say, Friday. But it’s worth it, says Rick Browne, host of Barbeque America on PBS, because you can pass up that well-marbled ribeye steak and buy a less tender and less expensive choice to grill like a flank steak or chuck steak. Just marinate it or brine for one or two days and then cook long and slow on the barbeque grill to break down tissues but maintain moisture. “You need to include an acid in the marinade, perhaps juice, vinegar or soy sauce, but avoid cola which is so acidic it can turn meat into a soggy mess.” Try…
Tuesday, May 21, 2013
Everything you need to know about graduation ceremonies for students from Maple Grove, Osseo and Park Center Senior High Schools.
With caps, gowns, grad parties and college preparations on your mind, sometimes the details of the graduation ceremony itself can get lost or confused in the shuffle. Read on for pertinent details about each high school graduation ceremony for graduating seniors from Maple Grove, Osseo and Park Center Senior High School. Osseo Senior High School Date: Saturday, June 8, 2013 Time: 3:30 p.m. Location: Target Center, Minneapolis Number of graduates: Approximately 400 students will graduate. The names of the speakers has not yet been released. Tickets: No tickets are required to attend the commencement ceremony. Parking: Information about parking or use of light rail has been provided to all senior families. There is no single designated …
Monday, May 20, 2013
Channel 12 reports on the Crimson's defeat of Anoka to clinch the 2013 Northwest Suburban Conference title.
Sunday, May 19, 2013
This week's selections include a new Taco Bell, more on the Buddhist monastery, another attempt at school levies and a healthier sport drink for young athletes.
Editor’s Note: Every week we bring you a sampling of stories from Patch sites in the west metro: Eden Prairie, Edina, Fridley, Golden Valley, Hopkins, Lake Minnetonka, Maple Grove, Minnetonka, Plymouth, Richfield, Shakopee, Southwest Minneapolis, St. Louis Park and St. Michael. Dibble Introduces MN Same-Sex Marriage at MN Senate: 'A Very Simple Bill' Southwest Minneapolis' state representative introduced his gay-marriage bill at the Minnesota Senate Monday. Kiffmeyer: MN Same-Sex Marriage Bill Betrays Vow that 'Nothing Would Change' Minnesota state Sen. Mary Kiffmeyer, who represents St. Michael-Albertville, recalled promise that 'no' votes on constitutional amendment to ban marriage wouldn't lead to legalization. ZipRealty Lists Westonka …
Saturday, May 18, 2013
Share your photos from the 2013 event at the Earle Brown Heritage Center.
Friday, May 17, 2013
Several students from Wayzata High School will be honored in a May 18 ceremony.
Information provided by the Minnesota Department of Education. Forty-two Minnesota high school students will be honored Saturday, May 18, 2013 at the Scholars of Distinction award program in the areas of Science, STEM, Mathematics, Social Studies, Leadership and Theater Arts. To earn recognition, a student must complete required work in Minnesota’s academic standards, demonstrate mastery of complex subject matter, and apply their knowledge and skills on challenging projects, according to a press release from the Minnesota Department of Education. Among those to be recognized Saturday include several Wayzata High School students: Minnesota Department of Education Deputy Commissioner Jessie Montano will be on hand for the ceremony at the …
It was the eighth annual event.
Barbara Davidson Lawson: “The key to teaching is to respect each child.”
In April 1968, Barbara Davidson Lawson started her teaching career teaching first grade at Zanewood Elementary School in Brooklyn Park. “Zanewood was the newest elementary school in the district,” she said. “Potato fields bordered close to the playgrounds.” The beginning of her teaching career started in the Osseo School District – a time when the district office consisted of two rooms at Osseo Senior High and staff-driven Wastebasket Revue was just beginning. “I have seen tremendous growth, development and change in the district. Yes, things change. Yet, some things remain the same,” she said. From her career beginning at Zanewood, Lawson has since moved to Cedar Island Elementary in Maple Grove. “I have enjoyed teaching at Cedar Island …