Tuesday, March 26, 2013
Sam Fredrickson will be recommended for the Birchview Elementary School principal job at next month's school board meeting.
Tuesday, March 26
Superintendent Chace Anderson said Tuesday he will recommend the appointment of Sam Fredrickson as the next Birchview Elementary School Principal at the April 8 Wayzata Board of Education meeting. Fredrickson is currently the assistant principal at Kaposia Education Center with the South St. Paul School District. He received his M.A. degree from Saint Thomas University and his Education Specialist degree from the University of Minnesota. "We are pleased Sam will be joining the Birchview Elementary School community to continue their strong tradition of excellence," Superintendent Anderson said. Information provided by the Wayzata School District
Thursday, March 14, 2013
During its March 11 regular meeting, the school board of Wayzata Public Schools conducted the following business.
Thursday, March 14
From the Wayzata School District: The board received student curriculum presentations fifth grade students at Oakwood Elementary School and fourth and fifth grade students at Greenwood Elementary School. The board recognized East Middle School teachers Rachel Marcouiller and Nicole Johnson as the March 2013 Wayzata Public Schools Employees of the Month. The board recognized WHS teacher Mike Doyle for being named a Minnesota Association for Health, Physical Education, Recreation and Dance Teacher of the Year. The board recognized WHS teacher Sheila Peterson for being named a 2012-13 Debate Coach of the Year by the Minnesota Debate Teachers Association. The board recognized winners of the 2013 Minnesota Scholastic Art Awards. WHS senior and …
Monday, March 11, 2013
The Wayzata School District School Board will meet 7 p.m. March 11, 2013.
The Wayzata School District School Board has a full agenda scheduled for the March 11 meeting at Wayzata City Hall, 600 Rice Street, Wayzata. Items listed below are not final until approved by the school board. Here are a few items scheduled to be reviewed by the school board, according to the agenda. Visit the Wayzata Public Schools website for the full agenda
Monday, December 10, 2012
Proposed changes for elementary school boundaries have been proposed, discussed and now could be approved tonight.
The Wayzata School Board meeting 7 p.m. tonight, Dec. 10, at Wayzata City Hall could bring a conclusion to an ongoing, important topic of discussion for this school year. Since October discussion surrounding boundary changes for district elementary schools has been part of public discussion. The Dec. 10 meeting agenda includes an item about "Enrollment Balancing and Attendance Area Modifications." The agenda item has a recommendation action for the School Board to "accept and implement the elementary enrollment balancing and attendance area recommendations brought forth by the administration." District administration's recommendation to the board includes the following: • Category 1 Recommendations: Neighborhood Attendance Area …
Friday, December 7, 2012
Here is an op-ed from Linda Cohen and David Larson with the University of Minnesota’s Board of Regents.
Friday, December 7, 2012
As Minnesotans, we pride ourselves on having a strong commitment to education and a culture that supports and nurtures discovery. These factors, coupled with an abundant supply of natural resources, have allowed Minnesota to thrive for more than 150 years. But today, as we cope with the aftermath of the Great Recession, students, families and industry in our region are concerned about how they can afford college and fuel the innovations that will rebuild our economy. Keeping tuition affordable and helping industry advance our economy must be among our top priorities. They are at the University of Minnesota, and we invite policymakers to join the discussion. Minnesota students and their families are facing financial strain because of a …
Sunday, November 11, 2012
The Wayzata School Board will recognize students for academic achievements Nov. 12 and moved its regular meeting to Nov. 13.
A Wayzata School Board student recognition meeting is set for 7 p.m. Monday, Nov. 12, at Wayzata City Hall. In observance of Veterans Day and by law, the regular meeting was moved from Nov. 12 to 4:30 p.m. Tuesday, Nov. 13, at Wayzata City Hall. According to the district, by law, it can not hold an official meeting on Veterans Day, but because it had scheduled so many students and staff for recognition on Monday, those are continuing to hold the recongitions on Monday for the sake of their schedules. The recognitions can be held because they are not official board business and do not require the board to take action. Ziwei Zhang will be recognized for achieving a perfect ACT score while the following students will be recognized for …
Monday, February 27, 2012
Today's Wayzata School Board work session includes discussing student population growth and possible additions to Oakwood, Greenwood, Sunset Hill and Birchview elementary schools.
Right-sizing several elementary school buildings in the Wayzata School District is up for discussion at a 3:30 p.m. School Board work session today. According to the district, elementary buildings are most efficient if they have about 24 to 26 classrooms for capacity. That includes one art room, one music room and one gym. Only three of Wayzata elementary buildings meet this 24 to 26 classroom criteria: Plymouth Creek, Kimberly Lane and Gleason Lake. Four elementary school buildings are smaller than the 24 to 26 classroom size: Oakwood, Greenwood, Sunset Hill and Birchview. If the district decided to add elementary classroom space, it would make the most sense to add to those facilities that already have support space available and the …
Monday, January 23, 2012
Tonight's 4 p.m. board work session includes discussion of the Alternatives Facilities Plan for deferred maintenance at most, if not all, district buildings.
Looking at projected enrollment, school boundaries and every facility in the Wayzata School District, the School Board will review a Alternatives Facilities Plan at its work session 4 p.m. tonight in the Plymouth district office. The draft facilities plan presented to the Minnesota Department of Education with the deferred maintenance projects in 2013 and 2014, part of the review and comment document of the plan. The cost of the proposed projects for 2013 is about $8.7 million and will be funded through multiple sources including alternative facilities bonds and levy authority and district operating capital revenue. Last summer a district-wide facilities analysis study was done to look at what deferred maintenance was needed and how …
Monday, January 9, 2012
The first Wayzata School Board meeting of the New Year brings a new face to the board and annual designations.
New Wayzata School Board member Cheryl Polzin will give the oath of office at the Jan. 9 regular School Board meeting at Wayzata City Hall. The meeting includes the annual organizational agenda items that usually come before the board at its first meeting of each New Year. Items include approving the official cash depositories, investment brokers, board appointment and offices for the year, standard operating procedure for the board and more. Also on the agenda is a second reading for a number of board policies and approval of the 2012-2013 legislative action committee platform. District staff will make a presentation on finding ways to sustain health and wellness programs for students and staff in the district with no Statewide Health …
Wednesday, December 28, 2011
After 19 years, Plymouth's Pat Gleason has stepped down and was recently named Trojan of the Year.
Since Pat Gleason was elected to the Wayzata School Board 19 years ago she has seen the district change and grow. Since she first ran and won a seat on the board in 1992, Gleason has been re-elected to the board every election until this year, when she decided not to run. Since she started, Gleason has worked with four different superintendents, the district's student population has grown from around 5,500 to 10,400 and the general fund budget has grown from $39 million to $116 million, Gleason said. "We have had several boundary changes also, mostly because the growth is in the north part of the district and the majority of the buildings are in the south," she said. The $64 million bond issue that voters approved in June 1993 provided…