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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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Peter Macdiarmid, Getty Images
Peter Macdiarmid, Getty Images
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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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Valentine's Day
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Local Schools Have No Plans to Ditch Valentine’s Day Card Giving

Last week we told you about students at a St. Paul elementary school who won't be exchanging valentines or candy this year. Locally, St. Cloud area schools still allow students to exchange cards on Valentine's Day. However, District spokeswoman Tami DeLand says the card giving is not focused on the holiday in an effort to include students of all cultures.

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Clark Field (Dan DeBaun, WJON)
Clark Field (Dan DeBaun, WJON)
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Future For Early Childhood and Clark Field Uncertain With July 2017 Deadline Looming

With a deadline looming, the St. Cloud area school district is still looking for a permanent home for their early childhood programs. The programs are temporarily in Colts Academy in St. Joseph. The district sold that building to the city last year and needs to vacate it by July 1st, 2017.

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Photo: Google Maps
Photo: Google Maps
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Sartell School Board Sets Vote Date, Picks New High School Site

The Sartell-St. Stephen school board wants to bond $105.8 million over 25 years for a new high school, and for updates to buildings across the district. A special election public vote will be held on May 24th for the new school and updates to alleviate space crunches in the district due to growing enrollment.

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Through My Eyes Book Cover (Submitted Image)
Through My Eyes Book Cover (Submitted Image)
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Principal Publishing Book Featuring Somali Girl as Protagonist

Discovery Elementary principal Tammy Wilson was shocked last year while searching through the school media center.
She couldn't find any book with a main character her Somali students could fully relate to. This realization sparked Wilson to write "Through My Eyes".

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Alex Svejkovsky, WJON News
Alex Svejkovsky, WJON News
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Vote For New Sartell High School Could be on May 24th

The Sartell-St. Stephen school board is leaning towards a May 24th special election vote for a new high school and facility updates across the district. The board originally discussed a May 31st vote that would have required mail ballots.

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A general concept idea for the interior of a new high school or updated facility. (IIW Minnesota, Cuningham Group)
A general concept idea for the interior of a new high school or updated facility. (IIW Minnesota, Cuningham Group)
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Board Vote on Possible New Sartell High School Could Come Monday

A decision to move forward with planning a new high school could be made by the Sartell-St. Stephen school board on Monday night. If the board approves having a bond referendum for a new school, the next step would be a decision on where the building would go.

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Local Retired Teachers Create Legacy Fund to Give Back

Retired educators from the St. Cloud area school district have established a retired educators legacy fund with the local education and activities foundation (LEAF). The fund will award grants to local district academics, activities, arts and athletic programs.

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Dan DeBaun, WJON
Dan DeBaun, WJON
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Tech High School Holding Contest to Create New Activities Logo

Calling all artists: Tech High School is holding a contest to come up with a new logo for their activity groups. Currently, Tech uses many different logos for their activities. The goal is to come up with one that will provide a more consistent brand for the school.

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