District 196

Prepares to host 14 bands, including the U of M, in home festival The Rosemount High School marching band opened the competitive season on Saturday with two first-place finishes at competitions in Eden Prairie and Eastview. Their performances of “The Queen” merited the top spot in Class AAA at the Prairie Colors Marching Band Festival [...]

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At its regular meeting on Sept. 8, the District 196 School Board approved the purchase of 8.8 acres of farmland in Apple Valley to be the site of a new transportation hub facility that will eventually save the district up to $500,000 per year in reduced transportation costs. The site is at the northeast corner [...]

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Kindergartners at Rosemount Elementary School ate breakfast early Tuesday morning on the first day of school. This year, all-day kindergarten is free for all students in Minnesota, and, because of additional state legislation, the state is also funding free breakfasts for all kindergarten students. (Photo by Jennifer Chick) Below, Pat DeBord, a kindergarten teacher at [...]

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Students in the Rosemount-Apple Valley-Eagan School District are increasingly becoming proficient in science but are still struggling in reading and math, according to the Minnesota Department of Education. The percentage of District 196 students who scored proficient on state science tests increased between 2013 and 2014 and has been on the rise for the past [...]

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The Rosemount High School marching band performed during the Minnesota State Fair daily parade on the opening day of the fair, Thursday, Aug. 21. The band previewed music from its new show, “The Queen.” The band is currently raising funds in an effort to replace its storage and travel trailer. The goal is to raise [...]

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Band director makes the grade-school move The fifth-graders at Shannon Park and Parkview elementary schools are in for a musical treat this fall. Steve Olsen, co-director of the award-winning bands at Rosemount High School for the past 18 years, will bring his baton to the elementary schools as fifth-grade band director this fall. Olsen said [...]

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