Left: Lily Lake Elementary School third-grader Maya Reeves gets a hug from teacher Kathy Clarys Tuesday in the bus line at the school. Independent School District 834 students returned to school and Lily Lake Principal Mark Drommerhausen said students and staff were ready for the new school year. “It was awesome. It was fantastic,” he said about the first day. “The students came ready to learn and we had an awesome first day.” Right: Lily Lake teacher Kyle Snyder, left directs traffic outside the school as teacher Joe Flock prepares to show student patrol members how to control traffic to let students safely cross streets.
By Erik Sandin
Photo courtesy of Barb ProulxFor their last school assignment, Stillwater Area High School Class of 2012 graduates line up to receive their diploma from a school staff member Saturday after the school’s commencement ceremony at Roy Wilkins Auditorium in St. Paul. What growing charter school enrollment, declining public school enrollment means? County schools to benefit from Safe Routes to School plans School board releases teachers and paraprofessionals