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Dan DeBaun, WJON
Dan DeBaun, WJON
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2015-2016 School Year Preview: St. Cloud Area Schools [VIDEO]

This week, WJON is featuring several area superintendents to highlight their school district before the 2015-2016 school year kicks off. Today, we highlight Willie Jett, superintendent of St. Cloud area schools. Jett became superintendent in 2013.

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District 742 Rolls Out Improved Website With New School Year Around the Corner

With classes starting on Monday, the St. Cloud area school district recently launched a more user friendly website for students and their families. District 742 director of community engagement and communications Tami DeLand says they revamped the site after community complaints about the previous version being difficult to navigate.

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Students show off their mobile apps on the last day of the summer camp. (Dan DeBaun, WJON)
Students show off their mobile apps on the last day of the summer camp. (Dan DeBaun, WJON)
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St. Cloud Area Students Spend Part of Summer Creating Mobile Apps [VIDEO]

A group of St. Cloud area middle and high school students have been hard at work recently developing their own Android mobile apps. Students spent five days last week developing, testing and downloading their apps on mobile devices. Instructer Frank Ayers says this is the first time that he's taught a summer camp like this

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St. Cloud School District Hosting Job Fair Wednesday

The St. Cloud area school district will be holding a job fair on Wednesday for paraprofessionals and bus drivers. The event is at Apollo High School from 4:30 p.m. to 7:00 p.m.

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Tim Boyle, Getty Images
Tim Boyle, Getty Images
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District 742 Launches Adopt a Classroom Project for 2015

The District 742 Local Education and Activities Foundation (LEAF) is kicking off its "Adopt a Classroom Project" for this year. Supporters can "adopt" a classroom in the district by making a tax deductable $250 donation for needed classroom supplies.

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Proposed new Tech layout (Cuningham Group and IIW Minnesota).
Proposed new Tech layout (Cuningham Group and IIW Minnesota).
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How Much Will Homeowners Pay for a New Tech and Updated Apollo High School?

The owner of a $150,000 home can expect to pay an additional $218.35 a year if the St. Cloud school district referendum passes in November, according to new numbers released this week. The $167 million referendum includes $113.5 million to build a new Tech.

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Submitted photo (Adbikhani Omar Mohamed)
Submitted photo (Adbikhani Omar Mohamed)
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Apollo High School Hires New Soccer Coaches

District 742 has found a new soccer coach for the Apollo boys soccer team. Adbikhani (Seyga) Omar Mohamed will take the place of Ganard Orionzi, whose contract was allowed to expire earlier this summer. Mohamed has played soccer for more than 25 years and professionally for nine years.

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Dan DeBaun, WJON
Dan DeBaun, WJON
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Summer Reading Program Bus Delivering Books to Children in Need [VIDEO]

Thanks to a partnership and $15,000 gift from the St. Cloud Rotary Club, LEAF was able to expand its parents and kids reading aloud together (PAKRAT) program into the summer. The program gives books to kids who lack access to them in preschool through third grade.

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Photo - Jay Caldwell
Photo - Jay Caldwell
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District 742 Board Chair Talks on WJON [AUDIO]

St. Cloud School District 742 Board Chairman Dennis Whipple was my guest on WJON today. He gave us an update on building projects at North Junior High and Clearview Elementary and he addressed the proposed possible new Tech High School and renovations at Apollo.

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St. Cloud School Board Selects Erickson For Open Seat

The St. Cloud area school district has picked Debbie Erickson to fill an empty seat on the school board. Erickson is co-chair of the District 742 bond referendum committee and was a member of the high school task force. She is also a board member of the local education and activities foundation (LEAF).

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