Pine City High School is a six-year public high school located in Pine City, Minnesota, a fourth-tier suburb of Minneapolis. The school was founded in 1910 and has a current enrollment of 800 students, making it the largest school in Pine County; the nickname for the school's athletic teams is the Dragons. Pine City High School was established in 1910, although the first graduating class from what is now Pine City High School was June 1, 1903; when the school was first built, many children that lived outside the city of Pine City attended local country schools and in their grades attended PCHS. Pine City is noted for its strong tradition in the fine and performing arts, in 2010, 2011, 2012 was named to the NAMM Foundation's list of "Best Communities for Music Education in America." Both the Concert Band and Concert Choir receive Superior ratings at Large Group Contests, several All-State Band and Choir students have been selected from Pine City music ensembles in recent years. The One-Act Play won their Sub-Section in 2009 with All in the Timing and in 2010 with The Exonerated.
Pine Island Public Schools is a public school district in Pine Island, located in the heart of the town. This school first started out in an old cabin in 1857 but was moved to its current location in 1864. All three schools, elementary and high school, are located in one building with extra portable classrooms; the main mission statement for the school is "To provide a safe and challenging learning environment that prepares students for the future". With just a little over 1,200 average students attending all three schools, it makes for get student teacher ratio. With a wide range of classes offered there is an opportunity to get a start in things you love; this land that the school stands on was donated by Moses Jewell and the brick building was put up costing $3000. There was an addition, known as the high school; the population from there had grown and the first graduation that took place was in 1887. "In the early 1990s – the flipping of pennies on school premises was forbidden, the use of the Lord’s Prayer in schools violated the Minnesota State Constitution."
For sports there was football, baseball and girls basketball, the team was known as the "young tigers" that wore green and white uniforms. This remain to this day. In 1903 the state informed them that they needed to build a new high school, so, what they did. There stands in the same spot a three story brick building. In the new gym the ceilings were too low to play basketball in, so games were played at the local Opera House than on the 2nd floor of City Hall. In 1922 there was a problem because there was ninety-three students enrolled in the high school but there was a seating capacity of seventy-two. A year physical education was required by state law; the kindergarten class was declared illegal. In 1932 there was the first junior-senior proms help in City Hall, decorated with a lot of paper and sweet peas; the school had become overcrowded again, so they went to rebuild. Just as they were about to start it was struck by lightning was burned to the grown. There was a new building donated as a way to thank the tax payers.
1935 the band started up with just 8 instruments being used by 25 members. The hot lunch was introduced in 1938 being served hot thing. In 1940 the athletic fields were purchased for $1000 and new buses would take athletes around to games. Students in the'50s referred to the third floor as "7th heaven"; the school went under many constructions in order to fit the climbing number of students in 1971 the school was finished. Today the number of students is raising and the school had to add portable classrooms in until we find a way to enhance the school. Classes Offered: Agriculture Art Business - Accounting, Business Technology and the web, Advanced Computer Applications word and powerpoint, Introduction to Business, Personal Computer Applications, Languages Family and consumer science - Quilting, Living Skills, Advanced Foods, Special Foods, FACS I & II Health - Seventh Grade - skeletal system, muscular system, digestive system and drug use. Eighth Grade - circulatory system, respiratory system, excretory system, nervous system, endocrine system, reproductive system.
High School - aging and death and drugs, CPR, mental health, unintended pregnancies and STD’s. Technology and Engineering - Four main content areas: communication, construction and power. Works on developing towards career choices. Mathematics - Algebra 2, Integrated Math, Analytical Geometry Probability and Statistics, Calculus. Media - Introduction to Photography Music - Band and Orchestra Physical Education Science - Biology, Applied Science, Advanced Biology, Physical Science, Physics. Social Studies - United States History, World Cultures, European Studies, Economics and Law. Work Place Readiness Languages - Introduction to Spanish Homework Help: The PASS program is available if students are ill or having any troubles in class or with your homework there is a place and time to receive help; this takes place on Thursday afternoons. Hiawatha Valley League Minnesota State High School League Baseball Basketball Cross Country Football Golf Gymnastics Soccer Softball Track Volleyball Wrestling All School Play Art Scream Culture Club Deca Environmental Club FCCLA FFA HVL Honor Music Knowledge Bowl Math League Mock Trail Music Listening National Honor Society One Act Play Panther Crew Peer Helpers Pep Band SADD Speech Team Student Council Robotics Handbooks - ISD 255 - Pine Island
The Edina School District is the public school system for most of the city of Edina, Minnesota. It is referred to as the Independent School District 273. There are 8,500 students, K-12, served by 1139 teachers and support staff in six elementary schools, two middle schools and one high school. In November 2003, residents of the city of Edina passed a $85.8 million bond referendum to renovate some of the school facilities in the district. Construction began in the spring of 2004 and finished up in 2007. Since the late 2010s, the district has gained attention for its social justice curriculum. For a history of Edina High School education see History of Edina High SchoolIn 1859, when Edina was still the western part of Richfield Township, residents of what would become northern Edina organized school district 17 and built the district's first school, it was a one-room, white frame building built at Code's Corner, which today is occupied by Normandale Lutheran Church at West 62nd Street and Minnesota State Highway 100.
At the time it was evident that Edina was still a farming town, since school vacations coincided with spring planting and fall harvesting so the children could help in the fields. In the mid-1860s, a number of Irish families began settling on the farms around the Edina Mill and decided they needed a school for their children. So, in 1864, Edina's second one-room school was built on the corner of today's West 70th Street and Cahill Road and named the Cahill School. In 1958 a brick and mortar Cahill school replaced the original one room school house on Cahill Road; this Building was demolished thirty years the land sold to a town house developer. This development or mistake creating a new need to expand the elementary system a few years at a great cost to the district; as the area's population began shifting toward the Edina Mills community near Minnehaha Creek and 50th Street, the Code's Corner School was becoming a long walk for those children living in the growing settlement around the Mill.
So, in February 1872, the officers of school district 17 voted to move the one-room schoolhouse one mile north to the present site of Edina's City Hall. That winter, farmer Code loaded the building on skids and, with the help of oxen, hauled the building across the snow to the new location. In 1887, due to the growth in District 17, a decision was made to build a larger elementary school. In that same year Edina's first multi-room school was built as the second site of the Code's Corner School. Although this multi-room school building had been enlarged and remodeled several times, the villages continuing development resulted in severe overcrowding by the early 1920s. Though another two-room portable school was erected in 1923 near Grimes and West 45th Street, this helped little, it was clear. After some controversy as to where to build the new school, two new schools were built as a compromise. In 1925 the Wooddale School was built at a cost of $200,000 at the corner of 50th Street and Wooddale Avenue South.
The school had 12 classrooms for eight elementary grades, an auditorium that seated 1,110 people, a library, kitchen and private offices for the teachers. The other school, a four-room Morningside school, was built on a 5-acre tract at West 42nd Street and Grimes Avenue. Morningside children in the upper grades would attend the Wooddale school, as well as all the Edina students. In December 1926, the new Wooddale and Morningside schools were opened. In 1936, the Wooddale school was enlarged by a rear addition of ninth grade classes; the school now served as a junior high as well as an elementary school. By the 1950s, the Wooddale School was facing severe overcrowding. In February 1951, an appropriation was approved for the construction of a new elementary school to be built just south of the newly constructed high school. In January 1952, construction of Concord Elementary school was completed. By 1954, huge areas of Edina that had shortly before been wooded hills and farmlands were being bulldozed for new houses.
To keep pace with this rapid growth, a new wing was added to Concord Elementary school in September 1954 adding 17 classrooms and doubling Concord's size. Construction of several other elementary schools began shortly after the addition to Concord. Highlands Elementary school opened in September 1957 on a site west of Minnesota Highway 100 and north of what is now Vernon Avenue and the brick and mortar New Cahill Elementary replaced the historic one at 70th and Cahill. Highlands had 13 special rooms. In response to declining enrollment, the school was closed in 1982 and leased to Eden Prairie from 1984 to 1990, it was reopened by the Edina School District in fall 1991. Cahill historic was moved to the village hall off Vernon Avenue and the brick and mortar Cahill was destroyed. Since the opening of the high school in 1949, it served. But, by 1954, plans were under way to construct a separate junior high on the site next to the high school; the new Edina-Morningside Junior High to be renamed South View, opened in September 1956 with 680 seventh- and eighth-graders.
The school had 19 classrooms plus 11 classrooms used temporarily for elementary students. In 1960, another elementary school was built when Cornelia Elementary school was opened to serve the new residential areas that had developed around Southdale Center and Lake Cornelia. From 1954 through 1960, Edina Public Schools had grown from a student population of 3,720 to 7,196. Of these 4,000 were attending six elementary schools, 3,000 attended the junior high schools. In 1964, constr
Murray County Central is a school district in southwestern Minnesota. Both the elementary school, the high school are located in Slayton; the high school was known for much of its history as Slayton High School. The high school houses grades seven through twelve as well as the kindergarten and first grade students; those in grades two through six attend West Elementary. The current administrative leadership for the 2017-2018 school year is as follows: High School Principal: Jake Scandrett Elementary Principal: Todd Burlingame ISD #2169 Superintendent: Joe Meyer Murray County Central runs on a semester schedule. Students' days are broken down into four blocks, with one of the blocks consisting of two "skinny" classes; the core requirement subjects that all students must take include social studies, English and biological sciences, art, personal health, a foreign language. Spanish is the only foreign language offered to students. Other than core subjects, students are free to choose a variety of elective courses to take throughout their time at school.
These electives include classes in music and interior design, food preparation and metal working and agriculture. Both Central High School and West Elementary incorporate cutting-edge technology into their classrooms; the high school maintains four separate computer labs holding both PC computers. West Elementary maintains two such computers labs. Both buildings operate several portable laptop and Apple iPad labs. Furthermore, all classrooms in both buildings are equipped with Smart Board technology that allows students to better engage with their learnings. Murray County Central students test among the highest in the state of Minnesota. In 2005, the high school was recorded to have a 90% proficiency level in mathematics and an 85% proficiency level in reading, both of which placed the school first in the state. For the 2007-2008 school year, Murray County Central's elementary school was named a Minnesota School of Excellence, one of only eight in the state to be honored. Qualifying students who meet the necessary grade requisites are able to enroll in college-level courses through Southwest Minnesota State University in nearby Marshall, Minnesota.
The program allows high school students to earn college credit and experience in a university classroom before graduating. College-level courses offered at Murray County Central include algebraic mathematics, chemistry, English literature and composition, Spanish language, sociology and public speaking, among others. All students at Murray County Central are offered the opportunity to join one or several athletic or extracurricular teams. For middle and high school athletics, students have the option to participate in football, Basketball and Field, Cross Country, Wrestling, Dance and Volleyball. Further extracurricular activities offered by the school include Knowledge Bowl, Theatre, Math Masters, FFA, Student Council, Concert Choir, Rebel Voices, several instrumental groups, including Marching band, Concert band, Pep band and Jazz band. Murray County Central's marching band competes in multiple competitions throughout the Midwest. In 2009 the band traveled to Walt Disney World in Orlando and marched in the famous Walt Disney World Parade.
In 2010 the group received a first-place ranking at the Tri-State Band Festival held in Luverne, Minnesota, as well as a second-place ranking at the Festival of Bands Competition in Sioux Falls, South Dakota, placing as the highest ranked public school in Class A competition. Since 2012 the band has been under the direction of Michael Helgeson; the high school's competitive speaking team has claimed the top spot at the Section 3A competition in 2009, 2010, 2011, 2012. The team has included several competitors. In 2010, students Dan Beech and Molly Bass placed 4th, respectively. In 2011, MCC brought seven students to the MSHSL State Speech Tournament, held in Chanhassen, Minnesota. Ryan Gullickson and Jessica Petersen earned spots in the Championship Round placing 4th and 7th, respectively. In 2012, students Emily Alston and Logan Boese placed 5th in their respective categories. James Dahlgren and Max Whitehead placed 7th in Duo Interpretation. Rachel Lassen claimed the third place medal in 2013.
From 2011-2013 the team has been coached by Head Coach Karen Hildebrandt and assisted by Tina Bengston and Kristen St. John. In the 2013-2014 academic year, Sharon Johnson replaced Tina Bengston as one of the team's coaches. Murray County Central Schools
Wayzata Public Schools is a public school district in the northwestern area of Hennepin County, Minnesota, U. S. serving all or part of the cities of Corcoran, Maple Grove, Medicine Lake, Minnetonka, Orono and Wayzata. Wayzata Public Schools include three middle schools and one high school; the district has a community education department. The superintendent of Wayzata Public Schools is Dr. Chace B. Anderson; the approximate enrollment for the 2018-2019 school year is 12,720 students. The district employs more than 1,695 employees including 900 teaching positions; the district operates with a total expenditure budget for the 2018-2019 school year of more than $194 million, which includes about $163 million for the general operations of the schools. It is one of only two districts in the state to be given a Aaa bond rating by Standard and Poor’s and Moody’s Investor Services. Despite the district's name, only one school, West Middle School, is located in the City of Wayzata; the majority of the district lies to the north of Wayzata in the city of Plymouth.
The West Middle School building at one time housed all grades 7-12 students for the district. Wayzata High School Central Middle School East Middle School West Middle School Birchview Elementary Gleason Lake Elementary Greenwood Elementary Kimberly Lane Elementary Meadow Ridge Elementary Oakwood Elementary Plymouth Creek Elementary Sunset Hill Elementary North Woods Elementary Wayzata High School is located at 4955 Peony Lane in Plymouth MN 55446. Scott Gengler is the current principal and the student day is from 8:20 a.m. to 3:10 p.m. The current enrollment is 3,553 students in grades 9 through 12; the Wayzata High School building was opened in 1997 to replace the former high school, now Central Middle School. It is located north of Highway 55 in Plymouth at the intersection of Peony Lane and Schmidt Lake Road. WHS's graduation rate is 98 percent. 87 percent of graduates plan to attend either two-or four-year colleges and universities. WHS offers an academic program that includes 32 advanced placement courses for students.
More than 85 percent of students score three or higher on AP exams, making them eligible for college credit. There are more than 60 co- and extra-curricular activities available at WHS. On statewide tests, more than 90 percent of 10th grade students were proficient on the MCA II reading test and more than 70 percent of 11th grade students were proficient on the MCA II math test. WHS students score higher than state and national averages on the ACT and SAT exams; the WHS average score on the 2016 ACT was 25.8, compared to 22.7 at the state level and 21.1 at the national level. On the SAT, WHS students in 2016 scored an average math score of 710 and an average critical reading score of 667 - compared to 609 and 595 at the state level and 515 and 501 at the national level. Six students earned perfect scores on the 2018 ACT. Central Middle School is located at 305 Vicksburg Lane in Plymouth MN 55447; the principal is Clark Doten and the student day is from 9:10 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. The current enrollment is 1,317 students in grades 6 through 8.
The Central Middle School building was opened in 1961 as the senior high school and converted to Central Middle School in 1997. It is located on the southeast corner of Gleason Lake at the intersection of Gleason Lake Road and Vicksburg Lane; each year, students are assigned to one of four "teams": Blue, Silver, or Green. A student's team determines which she will have. Unlike other Wayzata schools, Central has a hockey arena; the arena once hosted Wayzata High School home games when the high school was located at the Central building. Students in Wayzata middle schools are required to take three years of physical education and a performance-based music course from the Encore department. Students must take one quarter of industrial technology and consumer science and world language in sixth and seventh grades. In eighth grade, students have the opportunity to explore two of these four offerings in a more in-depth semester-long course. In addition to the standard curriculum, all Wayzata middle schools offer special services and Vision 21 curriculum.
East Middle School is located at 12000 Ridgemont Avenue West in Plymouth MN 55411. The principal is Paul Paetzel and the student day is from 9:10 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. The current enrollment is 746 students in grades 6 through 8. East Middle School was opened in 1967 and is located one mile east of Xenium Lane on Ridgemont Avenue in Plymouth. Middle school students are placed on a core team where they take math, health, communications or language arts, social studies, history or geography. During "core" time they receive a reading curriculum, which offers enrichment opportunities. Students in Wayzata middle schools are required to take three years of physical education and a performance-based music course from the Encore department. Students must take one quarter of industrial technology and consumer science and world language in sixth and seventh grades. In eighth grade, students have the opportunity to explore two of these four offerings in a more in-depth semester-long course. In addition to the standard curriculum, all Wayzata middle schools offer special services and gifted curriculum known as Vision 21.
West Middle School is located at 149 Barry Avenue North in W
High School for Recording Arts is a public charter high school located in the Midway neighborhood of Saint Paul, United States. The school pioneered the concept of connecting with at-risk students through a hip-hop music program, hence the nickname "Hip-Hop High." There are no tuition fees. The school opened in 1996 as a pilot program for at-risk students with interest in a music career, it is located in a 20,000-square-foot former factory and operates within and around two professional recording studios, providing students opportunities for individualized hands-on learning. The school's academic structure combines daily mandatory courses in Language Arts and Mathematics with innovative, interdisciplinary courses and projects that connect traditional academics with dynamic, real-world learning. HSRA features both project-based classroom learning. A personal learning plan is developed for each student. HSRA graduates must meet all state requirements for graduation and present a portfolio comprising summaries of learning in twelve core areas, prepare a college acceptance letter, document their post-school plans, submit samples of their work.
Gender: 59% male, 41% female Average age at enrollment: 17 years Income: 92% of students live at or below the poverty level. 92 % of students qualify for reduced fee lunches. 30% of students are or have been homeless. Ethnicity: 86% Black, 6% Caucasian, 4% Hispanic, 4% American Indian, 0.3% Asian. Geographic Reach: 29% from Minneapolis, 52% from St. Paul, 19% from other Minnesota Cities including Brooklyn Park, Brooklyn Center, Maplewood. Chrishan The Prince, singer-songwriter/producer signed to Warner/Chappell Music Mr. Music, Entertainment Manager/Radio Personality Deborah "Chantel" Winn, R&B singer-songwriter Kiesha Dobie, Model/Songwriter/Radio Personality/Spoken Word Poet High School for the Recording Arts Minnesota Los Angeles Times video profile of'Hip-Hop High' Star Tribune article on stay-in-school video "Dropping Out" created by Hip Hop High students
The SouthWest Metro Intermediate District #288 is a merged school district in Minnesota, United States. SouthWest Metro is the fourth Intermediate District in the State of Minnesota; the district was formed on July 1, 2016 by member public school districts: Belle Plaine Independent School District #716, Buffalo-Hanover-Montrose Independent School District #877, Eastern Carver County Schools Independent School District #112, Jordan Independent School District #717, New Prague Independent School District #721, Norwood-Young America Independent School District #108, Prior Lake-Savage Independent School District #719, Shakopee Independent School District #720, Tri City United Independent School District #2905, Waconia Independent School District #110, Watertown-Mayer Independent School District #111. SouthWest Metro was given the required statutory authorization during a Special Session of the Minnesota Legislature in 2015. Following the authorization, the member districts of the SouthWest Metro Educational Cooperative voted to dissolve the Educational Cooperative and reorganize as an Intermediate School District.
Buffalo-Hanover-Montrose Independent School District #877 was not a member of the Educational Cooperative, but became a founding member of the Intermediate District by unanimous approval of the ten Educational Cooperative member school districts. The SouthWest Metro Educational Cooperative #6088 was the precursor to the SouthWest Metro Intermediate District #288; the Cooperative was formed on July 2013, as a joint powers cooperative school district. The Educational Cooperative resulted from the blending of The Minnesota River Valley Special Educational Cooperative, formed in 1968 and the Carver-Scott Educational Cooperative, formed in 1976. MRVSEC provided special education services to public school districts in and around Scott County Minnesota during its 45-year existence. CSEC was formed as a vocational cooperative by three public school districts: Eastern Carver County Schools, Shakopee Public Schools, Waconia Public Schools. During the early 1980s, CSEC merged with the Minnesota River Valley Special Education Cooperative, which had provided special education services to the public school districts in the greater Carver County Minnesota area since its formation in 1969.
CSEC provided Career and Technical Education, Alternative Education, Adult Basic Education, Special Education prior to its merger with MRVSEC and the formation of the SouthWest Metro Educational Cooperative in 2013. Darren Kermes was the Executive Director of both MRVSEC and CSEC at the time of their merger and subsequently served as the Executive Director of SouthWest Metro Educational Cooperative; the SouthWest Metro Intermediate District provides services to learners of all ages in four primary areas: Adult Basic Education, Alternative Education and Technical Education, Special Education. SouthWest Metro programs are located in Jordan, Chaska, St. Bonifacius, Minnesota. SWMetro official websiteMember Districts Belle Plaine Independent School District #716, Buffalo-Hanover-Montrose Independent School District #877, Eastern Carver County Schools Independent School District #112, Jordan Independent School District #717, New Prague Independent School District #721, Norwood-Young America Independent School District #108, Prior Lake-Savage Independent School District #719, Shakopee Independent School District #720, Tri City United Independent School District #2905, Waconia Independent School District #110, Watertown-Mayer Independent School District #111