Ballot Question Approved
St. Anthony-New Brighton School District held a special election on September 7, 2017, seeking voter approval of a ballot question authorizing the issuance of $14,060,000 in general obligation school building bonds for Wilshire Park Elementary School. The ballot question was approved by voters. The funding will construct additional classrooms, gymnasium, expanded cafeteria, bathrooms, larger media center, and a secured entrance at Wilshire Park Elementary School.
Actual Class Size at Wilshire Park
Our mission to educate, prepare and inspire a community of lifelong learners in our small, caring environment and our school district is conscientious of class size from preschool through high school. A postcard was sent to all residents with information about teacher to student ratios at Wilshire Park. Teacher to student ratios are calculated by the Minnesota Department of Education by the total number of students divided by the total number of licensed teachers in the building. According to data collected by the Minnesota School Boards Association, our district has one of the highest licensed teacher to student ratios in the metro area.
Mr. Springman Recognized by KS95
Scott Springman, a 4th grade teacher at Wilshire Park, was recognized as Teacher of the Week by KS95. A fourth grader and her mom recommended Mr. Springman for the honor as a way to thank him for tutoring her twice a week during lunch. Mr. Springman was presented with a plaque by representatives from KS95 at a school assembly. Mr. Springman's family made a surprise appearance--his wife Julie and children Leo, Elise, and Charlie--at the assembly.
Certificate of Excellence for Sixth Consecutive Year
For the sixth consecutive year, St. Anthony-New Brighton School District received the Certificate of Excellence in Financial Reporting award from the Association of School Business Officials (ASBO) International for having met or exceeded the program's high standards for financial reporting and accountability. St. Anthony-New Brighton School District was recognized for its Comprehensive Annual Financial Report for the fiscal year ending June 30, 2016.
Resident Enrollment Projections
Dr. Hazel Reinhardt presented the results of a demographic study of resident student projections at the School Board meeting on August 16, 2016. As resident student enrollment increases, Dr. Reinhardt was consulted to determine a projection of enrollment.
St. Anthony Village High School Recognized by Newsweek
St. Anthony Village High School is listed on Newsweek's list of high schools which are "Beating the Odds". Newsweek highlighted 500 high schools in the nation which prepare students, who are economically disadvantaged, for success in college. St. Anthony Village High School is one of 18 high schools in Minnesota recognized on the list. Click here to view the full article.
St. Anthony Village High School One of Five Blue Ribbon Schools in Minnesota
St. Anthony Village High School was one of five Minnesota schools--and the only high school--recognized by U.S. Secretary of Education John B. King Jr. as National Blue Ribbon Schools for 2016 based on their overall academic excellence. The five schools in Minnesota that were recognized as National Blue Ribbon Schools are among the state’s highest performing schools, as measured by state assessments or national standardized tests.