Education

Several area descendents will be honored Farmington’s annual Patriotic Day program on Nov. 6 will honor the sesquicentennial of the Civil War, which ended nearly 150 years ago. Like all wars, there were many lessons historians hope future generations will take to heart. “We need to learn from the past,” North Trail Elementary Principal and [...]

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Four Farmington School Board candidates are running for three open seats. Three of those seats, are held by incumbents Tera Lee, Melissa Sauser and Brian Treakle who are running for re-election as challenger Steve Corraro has entered the race. Steve Corraro Age: 46 Address: 18775 Essence trail, Farmington Occupation: Manager, customer technical support Family: I [...]

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Seventh-grade students learn about beekeeping by Kelly Roche Special to Sun Thisweek Dakota County Tribune Beez Kneez, a Minnesota education group advocating on behalf of bees during the current critical bee population crash, came to St. Joseph Church’s parish school in Rosemount to educate seventh-graders on the care of bees, and their importance to Minnesota [...]

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Things were buzzing Saturday after the Rosemount High School marching band won the 2014 Class AAA Youth in Music championship in Farmington. The group’s 2014 program – “The Queen,” built on music from Stravinsky’s “The Rite of Spring,” Imogen Heap’s “Aha!,” “The Flight of the Bumblebee” and “God Save the Queen” – topped a field [...]

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Building, tech questions would be on the ballot School District 191 officials are setting the stage for a two-part referendum on Feb. 24, 2015. In one question, they plan to ask voters to finance $55 to $70 million in building projects, the largest being an expansion of Burnsville High School to accommodate ninth-graders. The other [...]

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School Board sets budget retreat for January When students step into the halls of one of Farmington’s middle schools next fall, their schedule might look different. Using information from a parent survey in 2013 and the district’s strategic plan, a middle school redesign committee consisting of 12 parents, 12 staff members and five administrators formed [...]

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