School News

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Join us from 6-8 p.m. on Thursday, May 2 for an open house event to celebrate Sunrise Park Middle School, which will move into the current South Campus building when students in grades 9-12 come together at WBLAHS next fall.

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The April 7 issue of the Community e-Newsletter is now available! The publication covers student and staff successes, School Board news, and school and Community Education offerings.

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Community members are invited to stop by throughout the academic year for an informal chat with Superintendent Kazmierczak over a cup of coffee.
    - Feb. 22, 2024 from 12-1 p.m.
    - May 7, 2024 from 7:30-8:30 a.m.

Student Summit Special Guest

Willow Lane Elementary students were visited by a special guest this week. University of Minnesota Gopher Men's Basketball player Parker Fox stopped by during their Student Summit.

Lesson on Healthy Habits

Willow Lane Elementary second graders discovered healthy habits with Nutritionist Jackie Mart. She read students the book, "What's So Yummy? All about Eating Well and Feeling Good" by Robie H. Harris.

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The district’s most recent four-year graduation rate, released today by the Minnesota Department of Education (MDE), shows White Bear Lake Area Schools topping the state’s graduation rate by 5.7 percentage points, with 89.0% of 2023 seniors earning their diploma within four years.

The 2023 graduation rate at White Bear Lake Area High School - South Campus, which does not include students from the district’s Area Learning Center (ALC) or Transition Education Center (TEC) programs, is 94%. The Area Learning Center’s graduation rate of 73% is the highest ALC rate in the area. This most recent ALC rate is an increase of 9 percentage points over 2022 and 22 percentage points since 2021.

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If winter weather is so severe that schools need to close, families will be alerted via phone, email and text to those who have opted in to receiving texts from the district. (Instructions for opt-in here.) The message will be posted on the district's website and social media accounts, and the information will also be available on local media outlets.

team work

Willow Lane Elementary third graders are participating in a leadership project called Minnow Tank, inspired by the TV show Shark Tank, which teaches the value of service, teamwork and persuasive speaking. Their preparations for the project were captured in a recent video issue of the district's The Week in 62.4 Seconds.

creative students

For the past 10 years, Willow Lane Elementary has hosted a "Hunt for the Great Flake". They've modeled their medallion hunt after the medallion hunt that takes place during the St. Paul Winter Carnival.

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Jim Galvin, long-time coach, teacher, and community member, has been honored by White Bear Lake Area Schools for his decades of service to the school community. The White Bear Lake Area School Board voted at its March 4, 2024 meeting to name the fully renovated White Bear Lake Area High School gymnasium “Galvin Court.”

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There has been a change to the last week of school schedule for students at the middle school and high school levels. The schedule has been modified due to construction schedules and building moves.

Author Visit

Willow Lane Elementary second graders had a special guest visit their classrooms this week. The exciting experience was captured in this week's issue of the district's "The Week in 62.4 Seconds".

community members touring WBLAHS Field House

The White Bear Lake Area Educational Foundation hosted a fundraising breakfast in the White Bear Lake Area High School Union area. After enjoying a breakfast together and hearing district staff members describe ways the Foundation’s support has impacted various district programs and classrooms, attendees enjoyed tours of the completed portions of the building.

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