Referendum for Additional Space at Wilshire Park
St. Anthony-New Brighton School District is holding a special election on September 7, 2017, seeking voter approval of a ballot question authorizing issuance of $14,060,000 in general obligation school building bonds for Wilshire Park Elementary School. The referendum includes additional classrooms, gymnasium, expanded cafeteria, bathrooms, larger media center, and a secured entrance at Wilshire Park Elementary School. View the presentation shared at community meetings detailing the plan for additional space at Wilshire Park and timeline for the project.
Congratulations to the Class of 2017
Congratulations to the 162 graduates in St. Anthony Village High School's Class of 2017. Student speakers were Valedictorians Jordan DeWester and Victoria Peluf and Salutatorians Jake Smith and Kayla Wicklund. The Class of 2017 was recognized and celebrated at a graduation ceremony on Friday, June 9, 2017 in the gymnasium of St. Anthony Village High School. The top ten graduates are pictured.
Mr. Springman Recognized by KS95
Scott Springman, a 4th grade teacher at Wilshire Park, was recognized as Teacher of the Week by KS95. A fourth grader and her mom recommended Mr. Springman for the honor as a way to thank him for tutoring her twice a week during lunch. Mr. Springman was presented with a plaque by representatives from KS95 at a school assembly. Mr. Springman's family made a surprise appearance--his wife Julie and children Leo, Elise, and Charlie--at the assembly.
National Merit Scholarship Commended Student
Congratulations to Jordan DeWester, a senior at St. Anthony Village High School, for her recognition as a National Merit Scholarship Program Commended Student. Last year, 1.6 million students took the Preliminary SAT test. Commended students, such as Jordan, scored in the top 3% of all students who took the test. Jordan received a Letter of Commendation in recognition of her outstanding academic promise from the National Merit Scholarship Program.
School Board Members Advocate for Education at State Capitol
School Board members Laura Oksnevad and Andrea Scamehorn met with Representative Kunesh-Podein (center) and Senator Laine on Monday, April 3 at the Minnesota School Boards Association Day at the Capitol. Oksnevad and Scamehorn joined over 100 school board members to engage legislative leaders and advocate for a 2 percent increase on the general education formula for Minnesota's public schools.
Certificate of Excellence for Sixth Consecutive Year
For the sixth consecutive year, St. Anthony-New Brighton School District received the Certificate of Excellence in Financial Reporting award from the Association of School Business Officials (ASBO) International for having met or exceeded the program's high standards for financial reporting and accountability. St. Anthony-New Brighton School District was recognized for its Comprehensive Annual Financial Report for the fiscal year ending June 30, 2016.
EXCEL Award Recipients
Congratulations to Bissie Tadesse and Ames Olson, juniors at St. Anthony Village High School, for their selection as ExCEL Award recipients.
AAA Award Recipients
Congratulations to Jordan DeWester and Marcus Bradt, seniors at St. Anthony Village High School, for their selection as the 2017 Triple "A" (Academics, Arts, Athletics) Award recipients. The Minnesota State High School League's Triple "A" Award recognizes and honors one female and one male senior from each high school who have excelled in the classroom, on the athletic field, and in the fine arts. DeWester and Bradt represented St. Anthony Village High School at a Triple "A" banquet in March.
Kia Kivi Placed 8th at State Gymnastics Meet
Congratulations to Kia Kivi, a senior at St. Anthony Village HIgh School, who placed 8th at the Minnesota State High School League's Class A State Gymnastics meet. Competing in her third State Gymnastics meet, Kivi finished her high school gymnastics career with a personal best scoring 37.375 on her all-around score and finishing in 8th place. Kivi also placed 8th overall in the uneven bars routine and 13th place overall in the floor routine.
Xavier Mansfield is State Champion in Nordic Ski Racing
Congratulations to Xavier Mansfield who won the Minnesota State High School League's Nordic Ski State meet at Giants Ridge in Biwabik, Minnesota with a time of 28:23! Mansfield, a senior at St. Anthony Village High School, also competed in the 2016 State meet where he placed third with a time of 28:59.
UM High School Honor Band Participants
Congratulations to St. Anthony Village High School students Marley Lund, Ava Grotting, and Jordan DeWester for being selected and participating in the University of Minnesota's High School Honor Band the weekend of January 20-22, 2017. About 90 high school musicians participated in the 23rd Annual Honor Band weekend which included master classes with University of Minnesota wind and percussion faculty, rehearsals, and a performance at Ted Mann Concert Hall.