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Parents of Indian children, teachers, and representatives of Indian Tribes are invited to attend opportunities to provide programmatic recommendations for the American Indian Education Program at White Bear Lake Area Schools. An in-person meeting will take place from 6-7:30 p.m. on Tuesday, April 5 at District Center (4855 Bloom Avenue in White Bear Lake). A virtual meeting will take place from 12:30-2 p.m. on Tuesday, April 26. RSVPs are required.

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Read More about AIEP Meaningful Collaboration/Public Hearing (opens in new window/tab)
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The district is pleased to announce that Brian Morris, who currently serves as the principal at Hugo Elementary, has been chosen to fill the role of principal at Lincoln Elementary. The transition will happen over the summer of 2022, when current Lincoln Principal Dan Schmidt moves into the principal role at the district’s new North Star Elementary currently being constructed in Hugo.

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Read More about Lincoln principal named
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White Bear Lake Area Schools’ average proficiency rates remained above the State rates in all subject areas for Spring 2021, with Reading scores at 56%, Math scores at 45% and Science scores at 47%. WBLAS grade 5 had the highest proficiency rate in Reading (68%), Grade 3 in Math (57%) and Grade 5 in Science (54%)

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Read More about District MCA averages remain above state averages in all subject areas, but district sees dip in proficiency and participation rate
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At the April 16, 2021 School Board Special Session, the School Board approved the School Start Time Change proposal to be implemented in the fall of 2021-22.

Key factors of the proposal include:

  • Alignment with Strategic Plan.
  • Alignment adolescent sleep research.
  • Mitigation of traffic impact.
  • A more efficient, three-tiered transportation system.
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Read More about School Board approves School Start/Dismissal Time Change for 2021-22 Academic Year
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Principals, Board liaisons, district leaders and construction partners gathered recently to celebrate groundbreakings at construction sites currently underway throughout the district. 

The projects include an additional gymnasium at the current South Campus; additions at Lincoln, Matoska International, Vadnais Heights and Willow Lane Elementary Schools; and a brand new Transportation Building.

 
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Read More about November 2020 Groundbreaking Ceremonies
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The Minnesota Association of School Administrators (MASA) has named White Bear Lake Area Schools Superintendent Dr. Wayne Kazmierczak as the 2021 Minnesota Superintendent of the Year. Dr. K was selected for this honor by a panel of representatives from a variety of Minnesota education organizations. Nominees are evaluated on how each candidate demonstrates leadership for learning, communication skills, professionalism, and community involvement.

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Read More about Dr. Wayne Kazmierczak named Minnesota Superintendent of the Year