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Sauk Rapids is Looking for New AD

Sauk Rapids-Rice is looking for a new Activities Director after Luke Lutterman took a Principal job at Triton High School in southern Minnesota.

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WJON In-Depth: High School Dress Codes Revealed [VIDEO]

Think back to a time when you were the king or queen of high school, did anyone ever tell you your skirt was just a little too short, that tube top wasn't appropriate for school or your favorite hat wasn't allowed.

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Pleasantview Elementary School. (Lee Voss, WJON)
Pleasantview Elementary School. (Lee Voss, WJON)
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Task Force: Sauk Rapids District Should Build New Elementary and Replace Pleasantview

A community task force will recommend in June that the Sauk Rapids-Rice School District build a fourth elementary school and replace Pleasantview Elementary with a new building. Sauk Rapids-Rice is grappling with space concerns due to growing enrollment numbers (the district has grown by 800 students within the last six years).

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Sauk Rapids-Rice students serve ice cream to entire student body. (Photo: Alex Svejkovsky, WJON)
Sauk Rapids-Rice students serve ice cream to entire student body. (Photo: Alex Svejkovsky, WJON)
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Sauk Rapids-Rice Students Dish Out Ice Cream To Bring Awareness to Childhood Cancer [VIDEO]

They say breakfast is the most important meal of the day, and today (Thursday) at Sauk Rapids-Rice high school it was served in a different way. Several students and the Tanner's Team Foundation teamed up to serve over 900 students Ice Cream in honor of International Eat Ice Cream for Breakfast Day.

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Dan Bittman  (Dan DeBaun, WJON)
Dan Bittman (Dan DeBaun, WJON)
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Sauk Rapids-Rice Superintendent Bittman to Attend State of the Union Address

Sauk Rapids-Rice superintendent Dan Bittman will be in attendance during President Obama's State of the Union Address on Tuesday night. Bittman was invited by Representative Tom Emmer for being Minnesota's 2016 superintendent of the year.

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Dan Bittman  (Dan DeBaun, WJON)
Dan Bittman (Dan DeBaun, WJON)
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Sauk Rapids-Rice Superintendent Sees Improvement in New Education Bill

President Obama signed the "Every Student Succeeds Act" on Thursday, which will give states more control over school accountability and testing. Locally, Sauk Rapids-Rice superintendent Dan Bittman says he sees the new law as an improvement, as it's expected to give more flexibility to local districts.

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3 St. Cloud Metro Area Schools Remind You of Closings Policies

The schools in the St. Cloud metro area are getting ready for winter. Once again this year, The St. Cloud Area School District, Sartell-St. Stephen, and Sauk Rapids-Rice, as well as all of the parochial schools, will work with each other on a coordinated plan for school closings, late starts, or early outs.

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Dan Bittman  (Dan DeBaun, WJON)
Dan Bittman (Dan DeBaun, WJON)
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2015-2016 School Year Preview: Sauk Rapids-Rice [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 Dan Bittman, superintendent of Sauk Rapids-Rice schools. Bittman became superintendent back in 2010.

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Christenson emphasizes that life without geometry would be pointless. (Dan DeBaun, WJON)
Christenson emphasizes that life without geometry would be pointless. (Dan DeBaun, WJON)
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Sauk Rapids-Rice 5th Grade Teacher Retiring After Working in District Since 1971 [VIDEO]

A Sauk Rapids-Rice teacher is retiring this spring after working in the district since 1971. Colleen Christenson is a 5th grade teacher at Mississippi River Elementary School. Christenson says she knew she wanted to be a teacher at an early age and that things have changed drastically in the classroom since she started.

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Sauk Rapids-Rice Superintendent: Dayton Preschool Proposal Could Create Space Crunch

Governor Mark Dayton vetoed an education funding bill on Tuesday, saying it wasn't big enough and didn't include preschool funding for four-year-olds in the state. Locally, Sauk Rapids-Rice Superintendent Dan Bittman says he supports the idea of early education and preschool, but adds the district would run into space concerns if the state required it for four-year-olds.

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