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White Bear Lake Area Educators Local #7286 logo

The WBLAE Teacher of the Year committee is proud to recognize the 600+ educators of White Bear Lake Area Educators, Local #7286 as this year’s Honorary Teachers of the Year (2020-21) and to celebrate the professional excellence of the 2021-22 class of nominees. Go Bears!

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Read More about Teacher of the Year process
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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
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A revised 2020-21 district calendar was approved at the September 14 School Board meeting. Three of the four days originally scheduled as school days September 5-8, 2020 will be made up on the following days: Wednesday, Oct. 14; Friday, Feb. 12 (at-home learning day); and Monday, April 5.

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Read More about 2020-21 K-12+ Calendar Revised
#BackToSchoolBears

Families, staff and community members are invited to share back-to-school pictures, along with why they are excited for the school year, on Facebook with a #BackToSchoolBears hashtag to have a chance at being featured in the Community e-Newsletter.

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Read More about #BackToSchoolBears
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As the district continues the planning process for the new elementary school in Hugo and the new unified high school, an important component of the design and construction phases is to have a principal named for each building so that key decisions can be made to ensure a successful opening. 

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Read More about Future Administrative Changes
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The White Bear Lake Area School District is pleased to announce that Dr. Alison Gillespie has been chosen to serve as the new Assistant Superintendent for Teaching and Learning, a position that will be vacated when current Assistant Superintendent Sara Paul steps into the role of Superintendent at North Branch Area Public Schools.

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Read More about Dr. Alison Gillespie Named New Assistant Superintendent for Teaching and Learning