East Lake Elementary School opens for first day


The Rosemount-Apple Valley-Eagan School District’s newest elementary school – East Lake – opened for its first day of classes on Sept. 5 greeting students who had previously attended five other schools in the fourth largest district in the state. There were plenty of smiles after the first day that Principal Miles Haugen declared a success. Though buses were running a bit late, the bus-loading procedure at the school was orderly as kindergarten student boarded their buses first, followed by students in the upper grades. Photos by Tad Johnson