Welcome to the 2015-16 school year! A special welcome is extended to those of you who are new or returning to our school district! The first day for students will be on September 8, 2015. We are so excited to be experiencing our second year in the new preK-12 building! The building worked great for us last year, and we look forward to an even better year now that we have worked out the first year bugs.
We hope sidewalk installation, funded through Minnesota’s Safe Routes to School program, will be completed this summer making the sidewalk grid leading to the new school more complete. We encourage students to walk or bike to school, but the Board will be continuing some bus stops within the city limits. The stops will remain the same as last year with the exception of eliminating the stop at St. Casimir’s school parking lot. The shuttle bus route for St. Casimir’s students will operate the same as last year.
As always, we will continue our focus on improving student achievement during the 2015-16 school year. Helping students reach their highest potential in a safe, nurturing environment is our number one priority. Our staff will continue to be trained on effective teaching strategies.
Effective utilization of technology to enhance the learning process continues to be a priority goal. Nearly all of our classrooms currently have interactive whiteboards. We kicked off the