Wednesday, September 12, 2012
In other school district news, the district’s Budget Advisory Council will meet at 6:30 p.m.
Wednesday, September 12, 2012
Like us on Facebook | Get our newsletter | Follow us on Twitter | Start a blog Editor’s Note: This following is a press release from School District 196. District 196 is looking for five residents with experience in government affairs lobbying and/or the legislative process who are interested in serving on the district's new Legislative Advisory Council (LAC), which will meet for the first time in December. The deadline to apply is Oct. 12. Members of the School Board's Legislative Committee gave approval to move forward with establishment of a district LAC during the 2012 legislative session. The purpose of the LAC is to increase citizen participation in the legislative process and community understanding of legislative issues and how …
Sunday, September 9, 2012
Here is a roundup of stories posted on Apple Valley-Rosemount Patch this past week.
Like us on Facebook | Get our newsletter | Follow us on Twitter | Start a blog COMMUNITY • Pet of the Week: Ball-Crazy Toby Looking For a Home • Eastview High Band Plays Host to Marching Festival on Saturday • South Metro Roundup: Valleyfair to Open 'Dinosaurs Alive!' Park • The Most Recent Homes Sold in Rosemount—Sept. 8, 2012 • The Most Recent Homes Sold in Apple Valley—Sept. 8, 2012 • Parents Talk Poll: Should Parents Be Held Accountable for Their Children’s Delinquent Behavior? • Apple Valley House Hunt: Five Bedrooms, Four Bathrooms for $389K • VOTE: Patch's Summer Vacation Photo Contest — Finals • Rosemount House Hunt: Two Bedrooms, Three Bathrooms for $325K • Ask a Patch Pro: Wine • Just a Few Days Left to See the Dolphins at the …
Tuesday, September 4, 2012
Public schools in Rosemount and Apple Valley open for classes today, meaning students and buses are on local streets and highways.
Today is Back-to-School day in Apple Valley and Rosemount. Thousands of students will be heading back to class in the Rosemount-Apple Valley-Eagan Public Schools, meaning school buses and youngsters with backpacks will be seen on and along local streets and highways for the first time since June. LAST-MINUTE INFORMATION If you like many of us parents who misplaced newsletters, registration forms and other pertinent back-to-school information, here are links to District 196 school websites. Click on the school name to go to the desired website. High Schools • Apple Valley • Area Learning Center • Eagan • Eastview • Rosemount • School of Environmental Studies Middle Schools • Black Hawk • Falcon Ridge • Dakota Hills • Scott Highlands • …
Tuesday, August 7, 2012
Get information about the upcoming school year during a series of back-to-school orientations and open houses coming up at District 196 schools.
Follow us on Twitter | Like us on Facebook | Get our newsletter | Blog for us Editor's Note: The following is a press release from Independent School District 196. District 196 elementary schools, middle schools and high schools have all scheduled back-to-school open houses, orientation sessions and/or information nights that will be held in August and September. The schedule is listed below by level and by school. On Aug. 21 and 22, all elementary students will be meeting individually with their teacher to take a literacy assessment. These 45-minute assessments must be scheduled by the parent or guardian, on a first-come, first-served basis. To schedule an assessment, go to the school website and click on the “Schedule a Summer Literacy …
Thursday, August 2, 2012
Maybe your closet's already stocked with all the back-to-school necessities, but if not, check out the supply lists for your child's elementary or middle school so you can get shopping.
Maybe your closet's already stocked with all the back-to-school necessities, but if not, check out the following supply lists for your child's Apple Valley or Rosemount school so you can get shopping—Sept. 4 is just around the corner! The links will open either as PDF lists, or will take you to that school's supply list webpage. Elementary Schools Cedar Park Diamond Path Greenleaf, English language list Greenleaf, Spanish language list Highland, grades 1-5 Highland, kindergarten Southview, kindergarten Southview, grades 1-5 Westview Middle Schools Falcon Ridge Scott Highlands Valley Middle Parkview Elementary Rosemount Elementary Shannon Park Elementary Rosemount Middle
Wednesday, August 1, 2012
The district's student population centers are beginning to shift south and east, leading to shrinking elementary enrollments in portions of the district.
Follow us on Twitter | Like us on Facebook | Get our newsletter | Blog for us The western half of Dakota County is getting grayer, and that could have a substantial impact on local schools, according to Independent School District 196 officials, who met on Monday to discuss long-range alternatives for the district's elementary schools. For decades, new housing developments in cities like Eagan and Burnsville have drawn in young families and buoyed school enrollment levels in those communities. But that pattern is starting to shift, as the residents of Dakota County's traditional population centers age in place and new developments spring up in the central and eastern portions of the county, said Superintendent Jane Berenz. "In the past, in…
Friday, June 8, 2012
Learning Buddies is an intergenerational program that brings older adults to classrooms to help elementary students with reading, math and science.
Editor's note: The following is a press release from Goff Public. Educators and volunteers gathered for a luncheon this week to celebrate the 15th anniversary of one of the Twin Cities’ best kept secrets in volunteerism. Facilitated by DARTS, Learning Buddies is an intergenerational program that brings older adults to classrooms to help elementary students with reading, math and science. The program began in Eagan in 1997 with a handful of adults who read with children at Glacier Hills Elementary School. Now, the program has 28 participating schools and 90 volunteers in Dakota County, including in Apple Valley. Some 37,000 children have been mentored during more than 67,000 hours with Learning Buddies over the years. “The DARTS Learning …
Wednesday, May 23, 2012
We provide more detail on how the new Multiple Measurement Rating system works.
The Minnesota Department of Education this week released the details of the Multiple Measurement R system, which the MDE believes is a "fairer, more accurate" measurement system to replace the federal Adequate Yearly Progress standards of the No Child Left Behind act. Minnesota received a waiver from NCLB earlier this year. Below is more explanation of how the scores and designations for MMR are determined. Find out more about Apple Valley schools' scores here. All schools receive an MMR score based on points earned in: Scoring for the first three areas is based on state test results from 2009-10 and 2010-11, the release says. Schools also receive two other ratings: Beyond that, 10 District 196 elementary schools are Title I schools, which…
Monday, May 7, 2012
It's PTA Teacher Appreciation Week 2012. Use Patch to acknowledge a teacher you've seen make a difference.
Monday, May 7, 2012
Follow us on Twitter | Like us on Facebook | Sign up for our daily newsletter | Blog for us We all have a favorite—a teacher who changed our lives with a particular lesson, a piece of advice or a word of encouragement. Maybe your child has or had a teacher who even you as the parent could tell was a positive influence or inspiration. Do you know a great teacher, past or present, whom you would like to recognize? May 8 is National Teacher Day and the week of May 7-11, 2012 is Teacher Appreciation Week. We want to celebrate the teachers in your life. Here are some ways you could use Patch to highlight the teachers you've seen make an impact:
Wednesday, January 25, 2012
District officials might implement the concept on a limited, voluntary basis, but many questions remain.
Could year-round schooling come to School District 196? At an annual District 196 School Board meeting on Monday, district officials discussed the advantages and drawbacks of the concept—the first formal conversation on the subject in roughly two decades. At the meeting, school board members asked district staff to explore the concept and return to the board with answers concerning the cost, feasibility and desire for year-round school. If the idea is implemented, it would likely be on a limited, voluntary scale, with one school or magnet program choosing to adopt it on an experimental, pilot-program basis, district officials said. "It’s not really an idea yet, it’s a concept," said board member Art Coulson. "I think the implementation of …