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Red Rock Elementary School is one of four schools in Minnesota to be named a School of Excellence this year by the Minnesota Elementary School Principals’ Association.

Students from Cottage Grove Middle School and Bailey Elementary School took home first, second and third place awards this week in the first annual ZooMS Design Challenge, hosted by the Minnesota Zoo.

Shane Hendrickson, a freshman at Park High School, has earned a full scholarship through The Louis August Jonas Foundation to attend Camp Rising Sun in June and July 2015.

Cottage Grove Middle School’s spring play is Alice in Wonderland, Jr. Performances are set for March 27 at 7 p.m., March 28 at 7 p.m. and March 29 at 1 p.m.

Woodbury Middle School’s MATHCOUNTS team placed eighth out of the 24 most talented math teams in Minnesota at the state competition.

To support their efforts to provide universal access to high-quality pre-kindergarten programs, Minnesota Governor Mark Dayton, Education Commissioner Brenda Cassellius, and local legislators visited a preschool classroom at Newport Elementary School.

The second annual District 833 Job Fair for high school students is set for Tuesday, March 24, from 4-6:30 p.m. at Woodbury High School.

Viktor the Viking, the official mascot of the Minnesota Vikings, recently led “Fuel Up to Play 60 with Viktor” assemblies at Crestview Elementary, Nuevas Fronteras Spanish Immersion and Pullman Elementary.

The third Annual Standing Strong 5K Run/Walk will be held on Saturday, May 16, at Hamlet Park (8883 Hamlet Ave. S., Cottage Grove).

The ACT, a college entrance test, is Minnesota’s new requirement for high school graduation. Beginning this year, all juniors are required to participate in the ACT Plus writing.


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