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The April 7 issue of the Community e-Newsletter is now available! The publication covers student and staff successes, School Board news, and school and Community Education offerings.

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Community members are invited to stop by throughout the academic year for an informal chat with Superintendent Kazmierczak over a cup of coffee.
    - Feb. 22, 2024 from 12-1 p.m.
    - May 7, 2024 from 7:30-8:30 a.m.

friendly competition

The spring sports season is underway across the district with students participating in a variety of activities. The adapted softball team and varsity baseball team faced off during an indoor scrimmage at South Campus which was captured in this video issue of the district's The Week in 62.4 Seconds.

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The district’s most recent four-year graduation rate, released today by the Minnesota Department of Education (MDE), shows White Bear Lake Area Schools topping the state’s graduation rate by 5.7 percentage points, with 89.0% of 2023 seniors earning their diploma within four years.

The 2023 graduation rate at White Bear Lake Area High School - South Campus, which does not include students from the district’s Area Learning Center (ALC) or Transition Education Center (TEC) programs, is 94%. The Area Learning Center’s graduation rate of 73% is the highest ALC rate in the area. This most recent ALC rate is an increase of 9 percentage points over 2022 and 22 percentage points since 2021.

Bench covered in snow

If winter weather is so severe that schools need to close, families will be alerted via phone, email and text to those who have opted in to receiving texts from the district. (Instructions for opt-in here.) The message will be posted on the district's website and social media accounts, and the information will also be available on local media outlets.

working hard

High school students who are members of FIRST Robotics team are applying the final touches to their robot. Their hard work was captured in a recent video issue of the district's The Week in 62.4 Seconds.

speech team awards

Two WBLAHS Speech Team members qualified to compete in the National NSDA Tournament in Des Moines, Iowa June 16-21.

CNA Hands-on Lesson

High school students in the CNA class tested their skills this week. Their hands-on lesson was highlighted in a recent video issue of the district's The Week in 62.4 Seconds.

group photo with Jim Galvin

Jim Galvin, long-time coach, teacher, and community member, has been honored by White Bear Lake Area Schools for his decades of service to the school community. The White Bear Lake Area School Board voted at its March 4, 2024 meeting to name the fully renovated White Bear Lake Area High School gymnasium “Galvin Court.”

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There has been a change to the last week of school schedule for students at the middle school and high school levels. The schedule has been modified due to construction schedules and building moves.

Career Pathways Panel Discussion

Professionals from several Career Pathways industries spoke to high school students during a panel discussion this week. The event was highlighted in a recent video issue of the district's The Week in 62.4 Seconds.

field trips

In lieu with February being CTE Month (Career and Technical Education), 25 Automotive Career Pathway students explored the collision repair side of the transportation industry during a field trip.

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