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Kari Lopez
Kari Lopez nominated for NASSP National Principal of the Year
06/12/2020
In February the Minnesota Association of Secondary School Principals (MASSP) named Kari Lopez, principal of Woodbury Middle School, Minnesota Middle Level Principal of the Year. They recently selected Lopez as the Minnesota representative at the National Association of Secondary School Principals (NASSP), which makes her a nominee for the NASSP National Principal of the Year.
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Class of 2020 Senior Spotlight: Kendall Moore
06/11/2020
To help celebrate the Class of 2020, we asked high school principals to identify exemplary seniors to be profiled for our Class of 2020 Senior Spotlight series.
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Ending the Year and Looking Ahead to Fall 2020
06/07/2020
This is not the year that anyone expected. All of us will remember 2020 and the many challenges we faced together – most recently, the events in Minneapolis following the death of George Floyd, the worldwide pandemic, job losses, school closings and the loss of a traditional graduation.
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Class of 2020 Senior Spotlight: Dakota Mueller
06/04/2020
To help celebrate the Class of 2020, we asked high school principals to identify exemplary seniors to be profiled for our Class of 2020 Senior Spotlight series.
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Summer Meals
Summer Meals
06/03/2020
South Washington County Schools will continue providing meal options for families in our community this summer, including meal pick-up sites and food delivery.
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Class of 2020 Senior Spotlight: James Diedrich
05/28/2020
To help celebrate the Class of 2020, we asked high school principals to identify exemplary seniors to be profiled for our Class of 2020 Senior Spotlight series.
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Statement Regarding Grading During Trimester Three
05/28/2020
South Washington County Schools appreciates the feedback from families following the announcement that trimester three grades will not be included in the cumulative grade point average (GPA) calculations.
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Class of 2020 Senior Spotlight: Sophie Wu
05/21/2020
To help celebrate the Class of 2020, we asked high school principals to identify exemplary seniors to be profiled for our Class of 2020 Senior Spotlight series.
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Graduation Information
South Washington County Schools to Hold Virtual Graduation Ceremonies
05/20/2020
Earlier this month, we shared a survey with seniors and their families about their preference for graduation.
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Grading Guidelines During Distance Learning
05/18/2020
Read a message from Superintendent Keith Jacobus, discussing the plan for grading during distance learning.
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Class of 2020 Senior Spotlight: Miles Lee
05/14/2020
To help celebrate the Class of 2020, we asked high school principals to identify exemplary seniors to be profiled for our Class of 2020 Senior Spotlight series.
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Annual Elementary Track and Field Meet Goes Virtual May 18-22
05/14/2020
Every year, all fifth grade students in South Washington County Schools participate in an end-of-year track and field meet.
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Class of 2020 Senior Spotlight: Cole Chase
05/07/2020
To help celebrate the Class of 2020, we asked high school principals to identify exemplary seniors to be profiled for our Class of 2020 Senior Spotlight series.
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Distance Learning
Planning for Distance Learning 2.0 and the End of the School Year
05/07/2020
South Washington County Schools is preparing for the end of the school year and wanted to share important dates and expectations with families, as well as some changes to distance learning.
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Class of 2020 Senior Spotlight: Mohammed Musa
04/30/2020
To help celebrate the Class of 2020, we asked high school principals to identify exemplary seniors to be profiled for our Class of 2020 Senior Spotlight series.
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3M Donates to District 833 to Support Distance Learning and COVID-19 Response
04/24/2020
3M recently donated $270,000 to South Washington County Schools to support our distance learning and emergency response to COVID-19.
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Class of 2020 Senior Spotlight
04/23/2020
To help celebrate the Class of 2020, we asked high school principals to identify exemplary seniors to be profiled for our Class of 2020 Senior Spotlight series. Hear from East Ridge High School senior Hermoine Joseph.
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Distance Learning Extended Through the End of the School Year
04/23/2020
Today, Governor Tim Walz announced that school buildings will remain closed through the end of the school year.
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Three Senior Student-Athletes Named Athena Award Winners
04/13/2020
South Washington County Schools is excited to announce this year’s Athena Award winners.
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Superintendent Keith Jacobus
Patience and Flexibility During Distance Learning
04/08/2020
Read a message from Superintendent Keith Jacobus, asking for patience after the first week of Distance Learning.
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Distance Learning Survey
04/08/2020
South Washington County Schools is requesting feedback from families about their child's distance learning experience.
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Distance Learning
Distance Learning Begins Monday, March 30
03/25/2020
The State of Minnesota has ordered Distance Learning for schools to begin on Monday, March 30 and to continue through at least Monday, May 4.
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Emergency Child Care Information
03/24/2020
Following the closure of all schools in the state of Minnesota, South Washington County Schools is opening Emergency Child Care at no cost to families who qualify.
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Family Resources
Family Resources and Emergency Meal Information
03/24/2020
South Washington County Schools is sharing a number of community and online resources available to families in response to COVID-19.
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Emergency Meals
Overwhelming Demand for Emergency Meals: Please Register
03/20/2020
South Washington County Schools is working to continue distributing meals next week to families in need during the statewide school closure.
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New Building Restrictions
03/18/2020
Beginning Thursday, March 19, all school buildings and district educational sites will be locked and closed to the public without an appointment.
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Planning for Distance Learning
Internet Accessibility for Families
03/17/2020
South Washington County Schools is preparing for the possibility of Distance Learning if a longer-term school cancellation is necessary. Our goal is for each middle and high school student to have access to a device and internet during Distance Learning.
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Planning for Distance Learning (no earlier than March 30)
03/17/2020
This week, staff has been planning for Distance Learning in the event that longer-term school cancellations are needed due to COVID-19. Become familiar with our distance learning plans in this article.
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Planning for Distance Learning
Middle School Devices Available for Pick-Up March 25-27
03/17/2020
Our goal is for each middle and high school student to have access to a device and internet during Distance Learning. If your grades 6-8 child does not have a device to access Schoology while learning from home, please plan to check-out a district-issued Chromebook from your school during the following schedule.
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Emergency Meals
Emergency Meal Registration and Pickup Information
03/17/2020
South Washington County Schools will be providing grab and go meals to anyone under the age of 18 or those enrolled in our Next Step program.
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Emergency Child Care
Registration Deadline for Emergency Child Care
03/16/2020
South Washington County Schools is opening Emergency Child Care at no cost to families who qualify.
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Emergency Child Care and Meals Available in District 833
03/15/2020
Following the closure of all schools in the state of Minnesota, South Washington County Schools is opening Emergency Child Care at no cost to families who qualify.
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South Washington County Schools Closed Until Monday, March 30
03/15/2020
Governor Tim Walz signed an executive order on Sunday, March 15, 2020, to close all schools in the state of Minnesota to help prevent the spread of the coronavirus, known as COVID-19.
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Preventing COVID-19
Many District 833 Activities and Events Now Canceled
03/13/2020
South Washington County Schools continues to respond to the latest guidance regarding the prevention of COVID-19 from spreading in our communities.
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Preventing COVID-19
South Washington County Schools Extends Spring Break by One Day
03/13/2020
South Washington County Schools is taking the next step to ensure our schools are ready for students when they return from spring break. Spring break will now be extended by one day. Classes will resume on Wednesday, March 18.
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Preventing COVID-19: March 12 Update
03/12/2020
On March 12, the Minnesota Department of Health (MDH) provided new guidance for schools on limiting crowds or large gatherings to help prevent the spread of the disease.
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South Washington County Schools Focused on COVID-19 Prevention
03/09/2020
Though we do not have any cases of COVID-19 in our school communities, South Washington County Schools continues to plan and prepare for the possibility. We are in close communication with the Minnesota Department of Health and will follow all guidelines of local health officials and the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC).
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UTSWC Negotiations Update
03/06/2020
During the March 5 board meeting, district administrators shared an update regarding negotiations with the United Teachers of South Washington County (UTSWC).
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Four-Year Graduation Rate Continues Upward Trend
03/05/2020
The four-year graduation rate for South Washington County Schools continued its upward trend with 93.3 percent of students in the district graduating on time. The 2019 graduation rate is 1.2 percentage points higher than in 2018.
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Abby Baker Hired as New Assistant Director of Human Resources
02/28/2020
South Washington County Schools has hired Abby Baker as the new Assistant Director of Human Resources.
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Kari Lopez
Kari Lopez Honored as Minnesota Middle Level Principal of the Year
02/21/2020
The Minnesota Association of Secondary School Principals (MASSP) named Kari Lopez, principal of Woodbury Middle School, Minnesota Middle Level Principal of the Year.
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Superintendent Statement Regarding UTSWC Contract Negotiations
02/20/2020
Superintendent Keith Jacobus addressed ongoing contract negotiations between South Washington County Schools and the United Teachers of South Washington County (UTSWC) during the Feb. 20 school board meeting.
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Parenting In The Digital Age
Parenting in the Digital Age Series Coming to South Washington County Schools
02/07/2020
Erin Walsh, a speaker and expert in digital media and its impacts on youth and families, is returning to South Washington County Schools.
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High School Standouts Nominated for 2020 Triple "A" Award
01/31/2020
East Ridge, Park and Woodbury High Schools announced the selection of the female and male nominees for the Minnesota State High School League’s (MSHSL) Triple “A” Award.
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Teacher of the Year Nominees
Three South Washington County Schools Teachers Nominated for Minnesota Teacher of the Year
01/31/2020
Three South Washington County Schools teachers are nominated for the 2020 Minnesota Teacher of the Year.
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South Washington County Schools Prepares for a New Round of Mediation With UTSWC
01/31/2020
During a meeting on Jan. 23, South Washington County Schools and the United Teachers of South Washington County (UTSWC) discussed how to move forward after UTSWC members voted not to approve a tentative contract agreement.
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District 833 Refines its Winter Weather Plan
01/17/2020
South Washington County Schools has refined its winter weather plan to better reflect potential cancellations and program changes during inclement weather.
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School Board Reviews Proposed Changes for 2020-21 School Year Calendar
01/10/2020
Several changes for the 2020-21 school calendar are currently under review by the School Board.
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Three New District 833 School Board Members Sworn-in
01/10/2020
Three new District 833 School Board members were sworn into office at the Jan. 9 School Board meeting.
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Six District 833 juniors nominated for 2020 ExCEL Awards
12/18/2019
Six South Washington County Schools students have been nominated for the Minnesota State High School League’s (MSHSL) ExCEL Awards.
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Upcoming Kindergarten Choice Programs Information Nights
12/13/2019
South Washington County Schools is getting ready to welcome the Class of 2032 to school next fall.
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New Tip and Information Portal (T.I.P.) to launch in January
12/13/2019
In South Washington County Schools, the safety and well-being of our students and staff is a top priority, which is why we are launching a new Tip and Information Portal, or T.I.P., an easy, confidential way for secondary students to report issues and other important information to schools and the district.
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District 833 hires new Director of Communications and Community Relations
12/09/2019
South Washington County Schools has hired Pepe Barton as the new Director of Communications and Community Relations.
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2020-21 Open Enrollment underway for 14 District 833 schools
12/04/2019
Families who are looking to open enroll in 14 District 833 schools can now apply.
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CBOYZ Performing At Bailey Elementary School
CBOYZ perform at Bailey Elementary School
12/04/2019
CBOYZ, a music group from Woodbury, performed their song “No Time To Waste” for students at Bailey Elementary School’s Growth Mindset Assembly on Tuesday, Dec. 3.
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Middleton Elementary teacher awarded as KS95’s Teacher of the Week
11/27/2019
Middleton Elementary School Art Specialist Paul McNamee was awarded KS95’s Teacher of the Week award on Wednesday, Nov. 20.
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Lake Middle School Students Selected For Honor Choir
Seven students from Lake Middle School selected to sing in Honor Choirs
11/26/2019
Seven students from Lake Middle School were selected to sing in American Choral Director Association Minnesota State Honor Choirs, out of the nearly 700 students who participated in blind auditions across the state.
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Armstrong Elementary School Celebrates 50th Anniversary
11/26/2019
Armstrong Elementary School celebrated its 50th anniversary on Thursday, Nov. 21 with a schoolwide celebration.
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3M Wizards visit District 833 elementary students
11/25/2019
Second-grade students at seven District 833 elementary schools learned about the power of science from 3M Visiting Wizards on November 18 and 19.
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District 833’s Thunderbolts adapted soccer team wins State Championship
11/25/2019
District 833’s Thunderbolts adapted soccer team won the cognitively impaired state championship tournament on Saturday, Nov. 23 at Stillwater High School defeating the Southern Stars 3-1.
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District 833 hosts third annual Historically Black Colleges and Universities Fair
11/22/2019
Woodbury High School held its third annual Historically Black Colleges and Universities Fair on Tuesday, Nov. 19.
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Woodbury High School Red Cross Club helps hurricane victims
11/21/2019
This year, the Woodbury High School Red Cross Club raised $1,500 by selling soda and water during Woodbury Days.
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District 833 students participate in Minnesota Junior Winds Honor Band Festival
11/20/2019
Fifteen band students from Lake and Woodbury Middle Schools participated in the Minnesota Junior Winds Honor Band Festival on Saturday, Nov. 9 at South View Middle School in Edina.
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Fifteen District 833 student athletes sign National Letter of Intent
11/19/2019
Fifteen seniors from South Washington County Schools signed letters of intent to play inter-collegiate athletics next year on Wednesday, Nov. 13
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November School Board Election Results
11/06/2019
District 833 voters filled three open School Board seats in the November 5 election.
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Renovated media center at new school
Community celebrates new building for Nuevas Fronteras Spanish Immersion Elementary School
11/05/2019
Community members and families were welcomed to the new building for Nuevas Fronteras Spanish Immersion Elementary School at a grand opening celebration on November 2.
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District 833 buses pass annual inspection with perfect scores
11/01/2019
The annual state school bus inspection by the Minnesota Department of Transportation resulted in a perfect score of zero defects on every one of South Washington County School’s vehicles.
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Lake Middle School students wins national essay contest
10/31/2019
Lake Middle School eighth grade student Alexis Casner won the 2019 Maurice R. Hilleman Essay Contest offered by the Vaccine Education Center at Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia.
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East Ridge High School student elected to leadership position for MN Business Professionals of America
10/30/2019
East Ridge High School senior Sujay Garlapati has been elected to the position of Vice President of Development for Minnesota Business Professionals of America.
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Adult Education students bring their culture to Woodbury at community event
10/23/2019
Community members had a chance to learn about cultures from all over the world from current and former students of the Great Rivers Adult Education Consortium.
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New visitor procedures at District 833
10/21/2019
Starting in the fall of 2019, District 833 will begin to use a new visitor management system to provide an additional layer of security for our schools.
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District 833 students continue to outperform ACT state averages
10/16/2019
District 833’s graduating class of 2019 once again outperformed the state on the ACT.
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Park High School 2019 Hall of Fame Inductees
10/14/2019
Park High School is honored to announce the fifteenth class for induction in the Park High School Hall of Fame.
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Oltman Middle School teachers named 2019 Cottage Grove Educators of the Year
09/27/2019
The Cottage Grove Area Chamber of Commerce recently announced Brooke Clevenger and Andrea Kleoppel, teachers at Oltman Middle School, as the winners of the 2019 Educator of the Year Award.
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Woodbury High School teacher recognized as an “Excellent Educator”
09/26/2019
Chris Dease, an art teacher at Woodbury High School, has been selected as an “Excellent Educator” by WCCO.
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Hundreds attend Woodbury Middle School Food Truck Fest
09/19/2019
Hundreds of students, parents, school staff and community members took part in the first-ever Woodbury Middle School Food Truck Fest on Wednesday, Sept. 18.
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Woodbury High School to host SEC Music Festival in February
09/13/2019
Woodbury High School will host more than 1,000 students for the Suburban East Conference (SEC) Music Festival on Monday, Feb. 3, 2020.
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Twelve District 833 seniors named semifinalists in 2020 National Merit Scholarship Program
09/11/2019
Twelve seniors from District 833 schools have been named semifinalists in the 65th Annual National Merit Scholarship Program.
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Congresswoman Angie Craig and State Senator Karla Bigham visit Park High School
09/04/2019
U.S. Congresswoman Angie Craig and State Senator Karla Bigham greeted students on their first day back at Park High School.
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Woodbury Middle School band to perform at MMEA Midwinter Clinic
08/29/2019
The Woodbury Middle School 8th Grade Band has been selected to perform at the Minnesota Music Educators Association Midwinter Clinic on February 14, 2020.
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State of Our Students
District 833 passes state averages for student achievement and attendance
08/29/2019
South Washington County Schools continues to surpass state averages in five areas measured by the Minnesota Department of Education’s North Star Accountability System.
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School Buses
District 833 leads the way in school bus safety
08/27/2019
Over the summer, the district purchased 10 new buses with shoulder seat belts to replace older buses.
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Lake Middle School principal honored by American Choral Directors Association of Minnesota
08/26/2019
Lake Middle School Principal Molly Roeske recently received the Advocate for Choral Excellence Award from the American Choral Directors Association of Minnesota.
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Families enjoy community activities through Summer Skoolie
08/23/2019
This summer, families connected over dinner and activities through Community Education's Summer Skoolie initiative.
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Ten candidates file for November School Board election
08/14/2019
Ten candidates have filed for three open District 833 School Board seats.
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School district partnership expands student opportunities
08/12/2019
This summer, more than 40 AVID students from Park and Stillwater Area high schools worked together to create and explore visual arts.
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District 833 announces new Woodbury Elementary School Principal
08/09/2019
South Washington County Schools is pleased to announce that Tony Mosser will be the new Principal of Woodbury Elementary School.
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District 833 Awarded for Outstanding Financial Reporting
08/06/2019
District 833 has been awarded with the Certificate of Excellence in Financial Reporting.
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District 833 announces new Valley Crossing Elementary School Principal
07/29/2019
South Washington County Schools is pleased to announce that Connha Classon will be the new principal at Valley Crossing Elementary School.
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Three seats open in November School Board election
07/25/2019
The District 833 School Board has three seats open for election on Tuesday, Nov. 5, 2019. All three members will be elected to the School Board for terms of four years each.
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Liberty Ridge Elementary earns fourth in Read to the Final Four competition
04/08/2019
Third-grade students at Liberty Ridge Elementary School finished fourth place in “Read to the Final Four."
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MDE Commissioner Visits Newport Elementary
01/04/2019
Outgoing Minnesota Education Commissioner Brenda Cassellius visited students at Newport Elementary School on Friday, Jan. 4.
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Woodbury High School students organize Hmong New Year Celebration
12/21/2018
Woodbury High School’s Hmong Club organized and hosted a district-wide Hmong New Year Celebration
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Royal Oaks Elementary School student’s letter grants wish for fellow student
12/20/2018
Royal Oaks Elementary School fifth-grader, Kaden Longworth, and his family received a special surprise on December 19.
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Two District 833 seniors commit to play collegiate football
12/19/2018
Two South Washington County Schools seniors have agreed to play collegiate football for the 2019-2020 school year.
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District 833 high schools announce nominees for MSHSL’s 2019 ExCEL Awards
12/18/2018
Six South Washington County Schools students have been nominated for the Minnesota State High School League’s ExCEL Awards
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District 833 middle school students selected for state and national honor choirs
12/17/2018
Sixteen students from Cottage Grove and Lake middle schools have been selected for American Choral Directors Association state honor choirs. Four District 833 students have also earned spots in national honor choirs, in addition to their spots in the state honor choirs.
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Woodbury Middle School robotics team to compete in state championship
12/12/2018
Two Woodbury Middle School robotics teams were finalists in the FIRST (For Inspiration and Recognition of Science and Technology) competition in Eden Prairie on December 8.
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