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Mindful Movement helps elementary classroom calm and recharge

Mindful Movement helps elementary classroom calm and recharge

Megan Baxter, Photography Editor

November 6, 2018


Filed under News

At Lake Elmo Elementary, classrooms are safe, welcoming and stress free because of the Mindful Movement that made its way into elementary school classrooms across the district. The Mindful Movement gives the opportunity for students to take a break, and recharge their minds and bodies throughout th...

Potential Brookview addition sparks debate

Potential Brookview addition sparks debate

John Franklin, Copy Editor

October 23, 2018


Filed under Editorial, Political Opinion

The School Board has met on multiple occasions over the past months to discuss a possible expansion to Brookview Elementary. They have also explored whether to re-open Oak-Park and spend money to hire new staff. The agenda item under consideration was labeled "Facility & Financial Considerations...

Community supports schools across district

Community supports schools across district

Kaitlyn Kirby, Business Editor

May 15, 2018


Filed under Focus, In-Depth, People

The local community plays a large role in supporting their local school district. Students believe that the success of Stillwater Schools is largely due to the support they receive from the community. According to students and staff, the school would be a completely different place without the suppo...

Lake Elmo adds immersion program this fall

Lake Elmo adds immersion program this fall

Kate Poor, Distribution Reporter

November 20, 2017


Filed under News, Photo Slide Shows, Showcase

Lake Elmo Elementary is adding an exciting new addition in the fall of 2018: a Spanish Immersion program is being introduced to the district for kindergarteners.   This is a dual program, with native Spanish and English speakers. They are doing this because it gives kids more opportunities ...

District 834 spends $8.8 million on long range facilities renovations

District 834 spends $8.8 million on long range facilities renovations

Christian Anderson, Distribution Reporter

March 31, 2017


Filed under News

  Feb. 9, the district approved the spending of $8.8 million for the renovations of Lake Elmo Elementary, Afton-Lakeland Elementary and Stillwater Junior High School. Among these renovations includes heating, ventilation and air conditioning systems (HVAC) and special education accommodations. ...

Sixth graders could move to Oak-land Jr. High one year early

Sixth graders could move to Oak-land Jr. High one year early

Sarah Junko, Layout Editor

November 23, 2015


Filed under Multimedia, News, Photo Slide Shows, Showcase

Sixth graders from Valley Crossing and Lake Elmo Elementary could possibly be moved to Oak-Land Jr. High for the 2016-17 school year. This move would ease the stress of the grade shift in the fall of 2017 and to ease overcrowding issues at Lake Elmo Elementary. Parents of sixth graders at Valley Crossing are...