David Page was one of 10 people honored for their contributions to the Emergency Medical Services field.
Inver Grove Heights Community Schools
Saturday, March 23, 2013
Thursday, January 10, 2013
As Minnesotans continue to deal with the effects of the one of largest influenza outbreaks in recent years, Inver Grove Heights Community Schools has provided information on how to keep kids healthy.
Follow Inver Grove Heights Patch on Twitter | Like us on Facebook | Sign up for our free newsletter What’s a parent to do? With Minnesota in the grips of what may be the largest outbreak of influenza since the 2009 H1N1 epidemic, families in Inver Grove and elsewhere in the state are seeking answers to questions about how to prevent their children from getting sick. With that in mind, Inver Grove Heights Community Schools has posted flu prevention information on its website. That information, from the Minnesota Department of Health, also is attached to this story. So, how bad is this year’s version of the flu? On Thursday morning, the Star Tribune reported that a record number of children tested positive for influenza at Children’s …
Monday, December 17, 2012
Wells: “It is our intention to assure our students and our staff that we will do whatever we can in our environments so that in the end each child will be given the opportunity to reach their full potential.”
Follow Inver Grove Heights Patch on Twitter | Like us on Facebook | Sign up for our free newsletter Editor’s Note: The following is a letter to Inver Grove Heights community members from Superintendent Deirdre Wells. The letter, dated Dec. 17, appears on the Inver Grove Heights Schools’ website. Dear Community Members, Today we are faced with a senseless act of violence. I would like to offer my deepest condolences to those in Connecticut. My heart goes out to the families and loved ones as they deal with this difficult situation in the coming days, weeks, and months. It is unspeakable moments like this that bring fear and many questions regarding school safety from not only students, parents and community, but staff as well. We here at …
Friday, December 14, 2012
Students from Inver Grove Heights Community Schools raise money, take part in solar energy, history programs.
Follow Inver Grove Heights Patch on Twitter | Like us on Facebook | Sign up for our free newsletter Here is a glance at district news from the Inver Grove Heights Community Schools website. Click on the bolded headlines to links to photos on the website. Middle Schoolers raise almost $1,100 through Cold Noses, Warm Hearts Three local families will have a little warmer winter this year because of the support from Inver Grove Heights Middle School. Students and staff raised almost $1,100 for Neighbors, Inc. through a Cold Noses, Warm Hearts campaign. Student council members and other volunteers used the money to purchase winter gear and other items for the families. The school also received donations from Cub, Target and Walmart. …
Tuesday, September 25, 2012
Each week we'll try to introduce one new teacher to the Inver Grove Heights community.
School districts go through a lot of changes every year. Veteran teachers retire, some switch districts and some are bright-eyed and bushy-tailed right out of college. In an effort to keep Inver Grove Heights parents up to date on who is heading up local classrooms, we're lauching our newest feature Exceptional Educator. Each week we'll try to introduce one new teacher to the community. If your child raves about him or her or if you've had a great conference or interaction with that particular teacher, let folks know in the comment stream. Inver Grove Heights Patch: How long have you been teaching? Jeff Clear: While it seems like just yesterday that I had my first classroom, I have been teaching for 20 years. It didn't really sink in …
Wednesday, September 19, 2012
Well, it's Wednesday again and that means time for another Patch Poll question.
Editor's note: Thanks to Rep. Joe Atkins for the idea for this poll. You can find more polls from Atkins on his Facebook page. School lunches in Inver Grove Heights Community Schools are gradually becoming smaller, healthier and, to the chagrin of school officials, more controversial. New federal mandates require schools to serve lunches that include smaller portions of meat and protein, fewer calories and more fruits and vegetables. In this regard, Dakota County schools are slightly ahead of the curve. The Smart Choices program, developed in 2009 through a partnership between the Dakota County Public Health department and school districts, aims to increase fresh fruit, vegetables and whole grains and reduce fat and salt eaten by …
Monday, August 13, 2012
According to School Board chair Cindy Nordstrom, members need to listen to concerns about day-to-day operations but stay focused on the larger picture.
The ISD 199 School Board, like many other school boards, used some time this summer for a board retreat. When you have three new board members at one time, which has not happened in over nine years, we needed some time to become familiar with our roles and each other. The retreat was in June and five out of the seven members were present. The other two board members were brought up to speed at a separate work session in August. The morning was spent with a communications consultant educating the board on what the political season would look like for a school district to put an item on the ballot this November. The board had a strategic referendum discussion and even though the need has not gone away for technology funding, Inver …
Wednesday, August 1, 2012
Patch has links to school supply lists for District 199 elementary schools and Inver Grove Heights Middle School posted here.
Just in time for those back-to-school sales at local stores, here are links to school supply lists for Inver Grove Heights Community Schools elementary schools and for Inver Grove Heights Middle School. The links—from the District 199 website—will open as PDF files. Click on your school’s name below to access the supply lists: • Hilltop Elementary School • Pine Bend Elementary School • Salem Hills Elementary School • Inver Grove Heights Middle School The district’s website says Simley High School does not post a supply list. Students should bring a notebook, folder and something to write with on the first day of school, which is Sept. 4. Teachers will let students know what they need for class then.
Friday, June 22, 2012
DARTS is celebrating the 15th anniversary of the Learning Buddies program.
DARTS, a northern Dakota County nonprofit that provides aging resources, got a nod from Sen. Al Franken this week for the 15th anniversary of the intergenerational Learning Buddies program. The DARTS Learning Buddies program places senior-aged volunteers in Dakota County elementary school classrooms to tutor students in a variety of subjects. "I'm sure those kids will appreciate not only the academic help that you gave them, but also the interest you showed in their growth and their success," says Franken in his message. Learning Buddies volunteers are credited with providing more than $110,000 in volunteer time to schools each year and helping students make significant gains in reading and math scores. “The DARTS Learning Buddies …
Friday, May 4, 2012
Bruce Rimstad has worked for District 199 for 23 years and helped achieve a Certificate of Excellence for seven straight years.
Bruce Rimstad, business manager for Inver Grove Heights Community Schools, was named "Business Official of the Year" at yesterday's annual conference of the MN Association of School Business Officials (MASBO). Rimstad has helped District 199 consistently achieve an Aa3 credit rating from Moody’s and earn numerous certificates of excellence in financial reporting, according to a statement following the event. "It is a very deserving honor and, on behalf of the entire district, I would like to thank Mr. Rimstad for his outstanding contribution to our organization and congratulate him on a job well done," Superintendent Dr. Deirdre Wells said. Rimstad has been the district's business leader for 23 years and, according to the statement, his …