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The White Bear Lake Area School District is pleased to announce that Susan Herder has been chosen to serve as the district’s Director of Technology and Innovation. She will begin her new role on July 29.

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The July 14 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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White Bear Lake Area Schools is now on Instagram as well as Facebook. Find us at instagram.com/isd624 for 624 Facts shared daily!

Free Senior Activity Pass

Senior community members (age 65+) who live in the District are invited to participate in the Senior Activities Pass program and enjoy complimentary admission to school activities.

June 27 Marketfest sponsorship

District representatives will be back this summer at Marketfest, which runs Thursdays, June 13 - July 25 in Downtown White Bear Lake. Stop by the district’s booth for pencils, bear paw tattoos and fun conversation!


Four members of the WBLAHS Speech Team competed in the National Speech and Debate Association tournament in Des Moines, Iowa. Recent WBLAHS graduates Sanyu Mwassa and Mariam Elias-Danjuma were named National Champions placing first in Duo Interpretation out of over 260 competitors in their category. 

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The district's 2023-24 retirees were sent off in style with a luncheon in their honor this week. The celebration honored employees for their combined 815 years of service to the district and community. Find a video recognizing this year's retirees here.

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WBLAS is pleased to announce that Kristen Nelson has been chosen to serve as the district’s new assistant director of early childhood programs, a position that was vacated when current assistant director Darcy Rodriguez accepted a position as the new early childhood family education specialist with the Minnesota Department of Education.

Celebrating Student-athletes

Six WBLAHS student-athletes participated in a spring National Signing Day event this week at WBLAHS - South Campus. Also celebrated were 13 student-athletes who have committed to play a sport(s) at their chosen Division III university or college. 

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A friendly competition of rock, paper, scissors took over North Campus. Both students and staff took part, earning an orange beaded necklace for every win. Watch a few rounds of the contest in this video issue of the district's The Week in 62.4 Seconds.

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White Bear Lake Area Learning Center Teacher Michele Norcross was named the 2024 White Bear Lake Area Educators Teacher of the Year at a celebration and recognition event. The Language Arts teacher was chosen from an impressive slate of 6 finalists from throughout the district.

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Dr. Kazmierczak hosted his Middle School and High School Student Advisory groups last week. The meeting was captured in a recent video issue of the district's The Week in 62.4 Seconds. 

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Middle and high school orchestra students filled the South Campus Theater with music during the District Night of Chamber event. Their concert was captured in a recent video issue of this district's The Week in 62.4 Seconds.

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