Education
Sarah Oslund cites long commute as reason for leaving post after six months on the job After six months on the job, Lakeville Area School District Communications Director Sarah Oslund has resigned her position. Oslund, of Rochester, said her 75-minute commute one way became more of a challenge than ...Read More
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A total of 68.4 positions could be slashed next year under a proposed $6.2 million budget cut in Burnsville-Eagan-Savage School District 191. Most of the full-time-equivalent positions — 52.2 — come from the ranks of the teachers union, the Burnsville Education Association. Another 10.2 are educ...Read More
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Most are leery of $180 million price tag Two years after the passage of a $30 million annual operating levy referendum in the Rosemount-Apple Valley-Eagan School District, voters support the idea of raising taxes again to pay for building upgrades, expanding the district’s magnet school program an...Read More
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Rosemount students perform the 1960s hit single “Splish Splash” during a rehearsal for the OnStage Legends show. All scheduled performances of OnStage Legends have been sold out, so a 1 p.m. Saturday, May 2, performance has been added at Rosemount High School. The annual music and dance variety-...Read More
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The Metcalf Junior High chess team once again brought home several team and individual honors from the National Junior High Chess Championships, held April 23-25 in Kentucky. The tournament started with Metcalf earning a team co-championship and eighth-graders Pratik Nehete and Zander Gorton being n...Read More
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Falcon Ridge Middle School’s 7-8 Jazz Ensemble was awarded the top spot at the 48th annual Eau Claire Jazz Festival. Falcon Ridge placed first in the middle school division April 18 at the University of Wisconsin – Eau Claire. As a result of its placing, the band performed at an honor concer...Read More
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The Rosemount High School Band Garage Sale will be 7 a.m. to 4 p.m. Saturday, May 2, at the high school. Proceeds from the sale will be used to pay for band uniforms and transportation expenses. Hundreds of items will be for sale in the school’s commons, and there is still time for people to [...]...Read More
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Eagan High School Encore will present “A Click Away,” a music and dance performance that features hits from the Rolling Stones, Michael Jackson and the Blues Brothers, beginning this weekend. Performances are April 24 and 25 at 7 p.m., April 26 at 4 p.m., and April 30 and May 1 and 2 at 7 p.m. [...Read More
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Technical glitches in state testing were not only disruptive and frustrating, they could affect students’ scores, according to District 191 Superintendent Joe Gothard. “There is great concern amongst teachers and principals about the reliability and validity of the students’ scores,” Gothard...Read More
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Apple Valley High School ‘s  Performing Arts Department will present “The Rise and Rise of Daniel Rocket” at 7:30 p.m. April 23-25 and 2 p.m. April 26. Tickets are $7 for adults, $5 for students and seniors, and can be purchased online at www.seatyourself.biz/avhs or at the door; all ...Read More
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An art exhibit by students from Eagan’s Red Pine Elementary is on display at the Robert Trail Library in Rosemount. The exhibit is part of an ongoing series spotlighting student artwork sponsored by the Rosemount Area Arts Council. Pictured at the April 12 reception for the exhibit are, from left:...Read More
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