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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Several SoWashCo Schools students talk about what Black History Month means to them.
Six South Washington County Schools (SoWashCo Schools) students have been nominated for the Minnesota State High School League’s (MSHSL) ExCEL Awards.
The American Red Cross is hosting a blood drive from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. on Saturday, Feb. 25 at Woodbury High School.
East Ridge, Park and Woodbury high schools announced the nominees for the Minnesota State High School League’s (MSHSL) Triple ‘A’ Award.
Register your current K-5 student for 2023 summer Kids Club. Registration is open until 11:59 p.m. on Wednesday, Feb. 15.
SoWashCo Online held an in-person STEM night for current students and their families. The event featured hands-on activities and a Q&A session with a computer scientist with TEALS.
Taking the time to have a healthy breakfast before heading out the door can be a challenge. SoWashCo Schools can help, as breakfast is served daily.
Eight Park Choir singers and their Music Teacher, Benjamin O’Connor, attended the 73rd annual Luther College Dorian Vocal Festival. The grand event was a two-day-long festival that started on Jan. 8. and concluded on Jan. 9 in Decorah, Iowa.
Information to help plan and prepare your child's transition from elementary to middle school.
An ERHS Senior has been named a top 300 Scholar in the 82nd Regeneron Science Talent Search.
This weekend, Campus Parent and Student Portals will have a new home page when users log on.
Gina Kuah, an AVID (Advancement Via Individual Determination) senior at Woodbury High School, has earned the Questbridge Scholarship that will provide her with full tuition, room and board, transportation, books and additional support as she heads to college next fall at Washington and Lee University in Lexington, VA.
There may be some rare storms or situations that require South Washington County Schools (SoWashCo Schools) to cancel school and close all district buildings, programs and learning activities due to wind chill, snow, ice, hazardous roads, inclement weather or other situations.
SoWashCo Schools is in the final steps of drafting our 2023-24 school calendar. We utilized feedback from families, staff, and district leaders to create a proposed calendar option that has students start school next year after Labor Day. The final details of the calendar are being completed. We plan to bring the proposal to the School Board for the first reading of the calendar on Thursday, Feb. 2, with approval of the calendar on Thursday, Feb. 16.
Peter Leatherman, of The Morris Leatherman Company, will be presenting results from the community survey about Long Term Facilities Planning on Feb. 2, at the School Board meeting.