Welcome to SoWashCo Schools
South Washington County Schools is a suburban district located southeast of St. Paul, Minnesota. The district includes all or parts of the communities of Cottage Grove, Newport, St. Paul Park, Woodbury, as well as, Afton, Denmark and Grey Cloud Island Townships. We are committed to the mission of "igniting a passion for lifelong learning" through collaboration, continuous improvement, equity, integrity and relationships.
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Families of some students currently in grades K-7 will receive an email inviting them to apply for an opportunity to attend SoWashCo Summer.
SoWashCo Schools Elementary Art Show is on display at the District Service Center.
SoWashCo Schools' bus cameras captured 51 violations since January 1, 2023.
Valley Crossing Elementary School (VCES) students won awards at the Minnesota Zoo’s ZOOMS STEM Design Challenge.
Due to supply issues, milk will not be available during lunch today, March 3, 2023.
SoWashCo Schools is moving to an opt-in transportation system starting in the fall.
Park High School teacher Mark Anderson was selected as a semifinalist for the 2023 Minnesota Teacher of the Year Award.
SoWashCo schools hosted its districtwide Black History Month celebration at East Ridge High School.
Woodbury High School (WHS) choir students sing at the University of Wisconsin-River Falls (UWRF) for the first-ever choral exchange.
SoWashCo Schools in partnership with Homeland Health Specialists will be hosting a free vaccination clinic on March 21, 2023, at Park High School.
All students in grade 11 will participate in the ACT exam on Tuesday, April 18, 2023.
Due to wintry weather, all SoWashCo Schools will be closed Wednesday and Thursday, Feb. 22-23, 2023. Students will have e-learning days.
Kids Club is canceled.
After school activities and events for Feb. 22-23 will be canceled.
Section tournament games will be determined by the Minnesota State High School League and communicated by your athlete’s coach.
The School Board is expected to approve the 2023-24 school year calendar at tonight’s School Board meeting.
SoWashCo, in partnership with SoWashCo’s Native American Parent Advisory Committee, is continuing our 1:1 Reading Connection Program this year.
SoWashCo Schools is planning a community-wide multicultural event celebrating the diverse backgrounds of our students, families and community.