Through personalized learning plans, cutting edge technology, and the active involvement of community partners, West St. Paul-Mendota Heights-Eagan Area Schools (District 197) takes each student's dreams and turns them into reality.


Garlough teacher Jo Zimmel nominated for national award
Posted on 03/27/2015
Garlough physical education teacher Jo Zimmel has been nominated for the LifeChanger of the Year award, presented by National Life Group.  READ MORE...
Garlough students place in MN Zoo engineering design challenge
Posted on 03/25/2015
On March 18 elementary students from across the district participated in the finals of the 2015 ZooMS Design Challenge at the Minnesota Zoo.  READ MORE...
Sibley winter sports wrap-up
Posted on 03/13/2015
Highlights from basketball, dance team, gymnastics, hockey, Nordic skiing, boys swimming and diving, and wrestling.  READ MORE...
Introducing EmPowerED - District 197's Technology Plan
Posted on 03/06/2015
Classroom technology will be used to transform instruction, personalize learning and prepare our students for college and careers in the 21st century.  READ MORE...
Early phases of Security Upgrades underway
Posted on 02/27/2015
On Feb. 17 the School Board received an update on the implementation of district-wide security upgrades. Planned improvements include more cameras, remodeled school entrances and additional lockdown buttons.  READ MORE...
Pilot Knob, Garlough win national Merit Awards from Magnet Schools of America
Posted on 02/23/2015
Congratulations to Garlough Environmental Magnet School and Pilot Knob STEM Magnet School for being named Magnet Schools of Excellence for 2015!  READ MORE...
InSciEd Out expansion increasing science options for Heritage students, staff
Posted on 02/20/2015
A growing partnership with the University of Minnesota and the Mayo Clinic is presenting new tools to teachers to personalize learning for students in grades 5 and 6.  READ MORE...