Wednesday, January 9, 2013
Two schools in District 196 have reached mandatory health-reporting levels, and Fairview Ridges Hospital in Burnsville reports that available space is scarce.
Like us on Facebook | Get our newsletter | Follow us on Twitter | Start a blog Cases of influenza, some of them severe, have reached the "intense" level in Minnesota, and Dakota County is no exception. Since the start of the influenza season, 578 people have been hospitalized with laboratory-confirmed influenza, according to the Minnesota Department of Public Health reports for the 2012-2013 season. This is up from only 30 people who were reportedly hospitalized for the flu in a report from last month. Tony Taschner, the spokesman for District 196, said that as of Friday, two area schools—Black Hawk Middle School in Eagan and Diamond Path Elementary in Apple Valley—had reached the point where the Minnesota Department of Health requires …
Monday, January 7, 2013
By the time they reach graduation, all District 196 students should be prepared to continue their education or pursue a career.
Editor's note: The following is a column by Rosemount, Apple Valley, Eagan School District 196 Superintendent Jane K. Berenz. Graduating from high school is a significant milestone in every person's life. It represents the culmination of an E-12 career made up of countless memories, incredible people and significant achievements along each child's path. By the time they reach graduation, all District 196 students should be prepared to continue their education or pursue a career. College and career ready. That is the hope of every parent and our goal for every child. It is the product of what we do. As parents, it is natural to chart our children's progress year-to-year, grade-to-grade, school picture-to-school picture. More important, …
Wednesday, December 19, 2012
Superintendent Jane K. Berenz: Safety is top priority.
Like us on Facebook | Get our newsletter | Follow us on Twitter | Start a blog Editor's note: The following is a letter sent Tuesday to Rosemount-Apple Valley-Eagan Public School District 196 parents, students and families, from Superintendent Jane K. Berenz addressing the tragic events at Sandy Hook Elementary School in Newtown, CT, last Friday. Visit our sister Patch in Newtown for local coverage of the tragedy. Our schools are safe places and our students and staff are prepared. What happened at Sandy Hook Elementary School in Newtown, Connecticut last Friday was a cowardly act of unspeakable evil. While deeply saddened by the loss of life, we can also be inspired by the courageous actions of the adults who risked and gave their lives…
Tuesday, November 27, 2012
The College Board recognized 658 District 196 students, up from 571 the year before.
Editor's note: The following is a press release issued by the Rosemount-Apple Valley-Eagan School District. More than 650 Rosemount-Apple Valley-Eagan School District high school students have been recognized as Advanced Placement (AP) scholars for their excellence on AP exams taken in the 2011-2012 school year. All told, The College Board recognized 658 District 196 students, up from 571 the year before. District 196 high schools offer 24 different AP courses which have been audited and approved by the College Board, a nonprofit organization of colleges, universities, secondary schools and higher education institutions focused on college readiness programs. Students who complete an AP course can take an optional exam and earn college …
Thursday, August 23, 2012
Minnesota students' average ACT score is the highest score among all 50 states.
Like us on Facebook | Get our newsletter | Follow us on Twitter | Start a blog Editor's note: The following information is from a District 196 press release. District 196 high school students averaged scores above state and national average composite scores on the ACT college-entrance exam in 2012, according to test data released Wednesday. The ACT average composite score for District 196 students in 2012 is 24.1, an increase of 0.1 over 2011. It is the sixth year in a row that the district average has stayed the same or increased. ACT Average Composite Scores, 2006-2012 Year District 196 State National 2012 24.1 22.8 21.1 2011 24.0 22.9 21.1 2010 24.0 22.9 21.0 2009 23.9 22.7 21.1 2008 23.8 22.6 21.1 2007 23.8 22.5 21.2 2006 23.3 22.3 21.…
Monday, August 20, 2012
The assessments last 45 minutes each and will be conducted by classroom teachers from 8 a.m. to 8 p.m. on Tuesday, Aug. 21 and Wednesday, Aug. 22.
Editor's Note: The following is an announcement from Independent School District 196. The week of July 16, the parents and guardians of every child expected to be enrolled at a District 196 elementary school this fall received a letter from their child's school. The letter included the name of their child's teacher for the 2012-13 school year and asked parents to go online to register their child for a summer literacy assessment that will be conducted on Aug. 21 and 22 at all 18 elementary schools in the district. The summer literacy assessments will give all elementary teachers the achievement data needed to target instruction for their students from the first day of the school year. Summer assessments have previously been given to all …
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 …
Friday, August 3, 2012
The district is offering an online application for those who qualify for their children to receive free or reduced-price school breakfasts and lunches during the year.
Applications are available in School District 196 to apply for kids to receive free or reduced-price lunches during the 2012-13 school year. Free and reduced-price lunches are available to those families that meet federal income guidelines. New this year is the option to apply online; the online application is accessible here. Paper applications also are available. Call the district's Food & Nutrition Services at 651-683-6958 to have a paper application mailed to you. The income guidelines for the free and reduced-lunch program are available here. Regular meal prices for the 2012-13 school year are:
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…