White Bear Lake Schools’ annual food drive is happening from December 7th through the 11th and we need your help to make it a success! Help us reach our $10,000 goal by donating to the GoFundme page, or get involved by dropping off high need baking items during a specific drop off window as specified on the attached flyer. Check out the food drive video and flyer for more information on this year’s food drive!
High school students in Distance Learning model starting November 17. Elementary and Middle School students in the Distance Learning model starting Monday, Nov. 30. There will be no school for Elementary and Middle School students on Monday, Nov. 23 and Tuesday, Nov. 24 (there will be no in-school or at-home learning) to transition to distance learning.
The Minnesota Association of School Administrators (MASA) has named White Bear Lake Area Schools Superintendent Dr. Wayne Kazmierczak as the 2021 Minnesota Superintendent of the Year. Dr. K was selected for this honor by a panel of representatives from a variety of Minnesota education organizations. Nominees are evaluated on how each candidate demonstrates leadership for learning, communication skills, professionalism, and community involvement.
2020-21 “Coffee with Dr. K” events:
- 7:30-8:30 a.m. on Oct. 6
- 11:30 a.m.-12:30 p.m. on Jan. 7
- 4:30-5:30 p.m. on April 6
WBLAHS athletic contests are now available via live streaming provided by PrepSpotlightTV. The live stream arrangement is done in partnership with MSHSL and Minnesota Department of Health (MDH) guidance.
A revised 2020-21 district calendar was approved at the September 14 School Board meeting. Three of the four days originally scheduled as school days September 5-8, 2020 will be made up on the following days: Wednesday, Oct. 14; Friday, Feb. 12 (at-home learning day); and Monday, April 5.
Families, staff and community members are invited to share back-to-school pictures, along with why they are excited for the school year, on Facebook with a #BackToSchoolBears hashtag to have a chance at being featured in the Community e-Newsletter.
Find general Back to School information about school supply lists, the Skyward Online Family Update and free or reduced-price meal applications.
On Friday, August 7 the School Board approved a Fall 2020 Return to School Plan, during a School Board Special Work Session. White Bear Lake Area Schools will be offering a Hybrid Learning Model for all students K-12+. A Distance Learning Model will also be available for all families who choose that as an option.
As the district continues the planning process for the new elementary school in Hugo and the new unified high school, an important component of the design and construction phases is to have a principal named for each building so that key decisions can be made to ensure a successful opening.
At the July 13, 2020 School Board meeting, the School Board ratified the sale of the refinancing of leases related to the 2013 and 2014 gymnasium additions at Lakeaires, Matoska and Willow Lane Elementary Schools.
Congratulations to the top academic achievers of the White Bear Lake Area High School Class of 2020!
Please continue to give us your input by sharing your thoughts in the online conversation that was emailed to all staff members, students and families on the evening of Friday, July 10 about what we should consider as we prepare for a return in September.
Please see this message that was sent to Sunrise families this morning regarding library book weeding procedures.
The district recently mailed an end-of-the-year Bear's Update to all district residents.