2013-14 News Archives

JUNE 2014
Friendly Hills' new principal will be Chris Hiti
Joni Hagebock will be the next principal of Somerset Elementary
2013-14 Points of Pride: Athletics and Activities
2013-14 Points of Pride: Community Engagement and Recognitions & Grants
School Board forms Stadium Advisory Committee
2013-14 Points of Pride: Academics & Activities and Staff & Teachers
Ronald Monson selected as new Henry Sibley Principal
Sibley Spring Sports Wrap-up
Sibley Juniors Sam Farber and Meital Gewirtz named 2014 Scholars of Distinction

MAY 2014
Free meals available to area children this summer
Sibley Senior Spotlight: Ben Golden
Sibley Senior Spotlight: Cassie Furlong
District 197 to participate in national academy for improving school health services
Sibley Senior Spotlight: Patrick (PJ) Gannon
District Compost Sale - May 24
Sibley Senior Spotlight: Isaac Cortes Mera
ISD 197 Education Foundation awards grants for 2014-15
Moreland hosts West St. Paul's Family, Fitness & Food Fair - May 17
Sibley Senior Spotlight: Santana Baker
Twin Cities Teen Lit Con - May 17
Sibley Senior Spotlight: Nina Cerda
Redetzke Resigns as Henry Sibley’s Principal
Sibley Senior Spotlight: Kevin Kolstad
Sibley teacher Peter Bohacek receives Outstanding Educator Award and $15,000
Annual Community Meeting on District's 2014-15 Budget - May 19
District 197 voters reject both school funding requests on May 6 ballot
Sibley Senior Spotlight: Victor Corral

APRIL 2014

Sibley Senior Spotlight: Aspen Doud
Kate McKay named Henry Sibley High School’s 2014 Athena Award winner
2014 Community Survey Results
Referendum Community Information Meeting - April 22
Sibley Spring Musical, "In the Heights," April 24-26
Garlough teacher Jennifer Parker receives Outstanding Educator Award and $15,000
District 197 managing finances well, earns community trust
Sue Powell named Regional Magnet Principal of the Year
Partnership with Mayo Clinic, U of M helps Moreland students realize they are scientists
Students raise $18,000 during GOFA Week

MARCH 2014
Students from four schools compete in Odyssey of the Mind State Tournament
Sibley Winter Sports Wrap-up
Digital curriculum helps personalize students' learning
Garlough, Pilot Knob win national Merit Awards from Magnet Schools of America

FEBRUARY 2014
School Board approves May 6 referendum for technology, early learning and security
Elementary students on Bus Safety Patrol help kids, bus drivers
Pilot Knob students explore their STEM interests in elective classes
Rescheduled Kindergarten Registration Events
Congratulations to District 197 winners in Optimist Club Essay Contest
Henry Sibley student Jake Jaeger wins Region Triple A Award
Sibley Dance Team to compete in State Tournament Feb. 14-15.
Feb. 18 will be a school day for students
School Lunch Practices
Strategic Implementation Plan Community Meeting - Feb. 13
February is Magnet School Awareness Month
Elementary student Tech Squads use expertise to help others, become leaders
LIVEGREEN Week is Feb. 3-7

JANUARY 2014
Friendly Hills, Heritage 5th graders experience economics in action at simulated business community
District spelling bee winners and participants
Upcoming winter music concerts
New members join School Board; officers elected

DECEMBER 2013
Technology, Security and Facilities on the agendas for January/February Board Meetings
Departing Board Members leave their mark on District 197
State recognizes Garlough's gains in student achievement
Music students named to All-Conference Band, Choir
Mendota students focus on engineering in two-week program
Hurlbert, Anderson awarded for using innovative classroom technology
National Leadership training inspires Sibley student to make change
District receives clean audit for 2012-13 finances
Academic calendar for 2014-15 finalized
Sibley fall sports wrap-up
District's Annual Report for 2012-13 school year now available
Heritage LEGO League teams compete at Regional Tournament

NOVEMBER 2013
Sibley’s GOFA initiative selected for youth philanthropy award
Truth-in-Taxation hearing will be Dec. 2
Star Tribune features story about Sibley physics teacher, Peter Bohacek
Facilities Task Force to present final recommendations on Nov. 25
Apple renews distinctions for Moreland, Pilot Knob and Heritage
Moreland students, families will join Z Puppets for public performance Nov. 16
Discover District 197 Schools Nov. 18-22
Sixty-three Sibley students earn AP Scholars honors
Intra-district School Transfer Requests may now be submitted
Schools participate in Recycle-Bowl
Annual Enrollment Report shows continued growth
Three Henry Sibley students recognized by National Merit Scholarship Program
School Board Election Results
School Board Election - Nov. 5
Football State Tournament Game Information

OCTOBER 2013
District 197’s Early Learning programs awarded competitive state funding
2013 Henry Sibley Gala Concert
Parents, students, staff and community invited to follow Superintendent's blog
School Board Candidate Forum Oct. 24 at Henry Sibley
Pilot physics class at Henry Sibley empowers students to conduct original research, gain valuable experience for college success
Sibley students learn about managing their Digital Footprint
2013 State MMR results show gains for Garlough

SEPTEMBER 2013
Facilities Task Force General Information Session
Annual Community Survey shows strong support for District 197
Safe-water advocate visits Heritage, shares story of setting world record
District forms Task Force to explore facilities options
District continues to increase recycling efforts
Warrior 5K and Family Mile is Saturday, Sept. 28
Meet the School Board's new Student Representative
Attend the Warrior Rally on Thursday, Sept. 12
Curriculum, Instruction and Assessment office seeks parents and community members for advisory committees
Mendota and Somerset Highlighted on Cheerios Website

AUGUST 2013
State releases 2013 test scores; District sees mixed results
2013-14 School Supply Lists
Moreland, Friendly Hills staff focus on school culture
Somerset Elementary wins $5,000 prize from Box Tops for Education

JULY 2013
Sara Palodichuk named next Somerset principal
Emergency Preparedness Drill at Sibley Friday, July 26
School Board Election Information
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