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Melrose Schools Set Date For $25.7 Million Referendum

Melrose schools have scheduled a $25.7 million referendum on May 26th to update and expand their facilities. A two-part question will be put on the ballot.

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Over 50 Ideas Suggested For Future Tech High School Activities Logo

District officials are sifting through ideas after receiving over 50 suggestions for a future Tech High School activities logo. The goal is to create one that will give the school a consistent brand.

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Steve Keller in the boiler room in Madison Elementary. (Dan DeBaun, WJON)
Steve Keller in the boiler room in Madison Elementary. (Dan DeBaun, WJON)
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Serving St. Cloud Schools For 30+ Years, Steve Keller Keeps Madison in Tip-Top Shape [VIDEO]

After over three decades of maintaining and cleaning St. Cloud schools, there isn’t much that surprises Steve Keller anymore. Keller has been the lead engineer at Madison Elementary since 1996. He's often one of the first to come and last to leave, starting at or before 5:30 a.m.

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A sight diagram of what the new high school grounds could look like. (Photo: Sartell-St. Stephen School District)
A sight diagram of what the new high school grounds could look like. (Photo: Sartell-St. Stephen School District)
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Sartell Likely to Use 3, Not 12 Polling Places For School Election

The Sartell-St. Stephen school board is expected to approve polling places on Monday night for its upcoming $105.8 million referendum. The special election will be held on May 24th. The district wants to bond $105.8 million over 25 years.

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St. Cloud District Sees Uptick in Graduation Rates, Still Below State Average

Graduation numbers are up for St. Cloud area schools, according to numbers released by the Minnesota Department of Education. Despite the good news, the district is still behind statewide numbers. The District 742 aggregate graduation rate is 72.03 percent.

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Through My Eyes Book Cover (Submitted Image)
Through My Eyes Book Cover (Submitted Image)
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“Through My Eyes” Book Launch Moved to Discovery School

The book launch for "Through My Eyes" on February 27th has been moved to Discovery Community School. The book features a Somali girl as the protagonist.

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St. Cloud District to Discuss Workplace Safety and School Violence Prevention

The St. Cloud area school district will discuss a new board policy on workplace violence and injury prevention during a work study session on Wednesday night. The policy emphasizes communication and training of staff members on how to prevent and react to potentially violent situations.

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Photo: Sauk Rapids-Rice Schools
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Sauk Rapids-Rice Kindergarten Teacher Candidate for Teacher of the Year

Mississippi Heights kindergarten teacher Carol Mead has been named a candidate for Minnesota teacher of the year.

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St. Cloud Stride Academy Named High-Quality Charter School

Stride Academy in St. Cloud has been named a "high quality charter school" by the Minnesota Department of Education. High-quality charter schools (HQCS) have a track records of increasing student achievement.

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Cathedral High School Students Taught to Use Caution With Social Media

Cathedral High School students were given a simple but effective question to guide their social media posting on Tuesday: "Would your Grandma approve if this went up online or if you sent that message?"

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