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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.

2024-25 Teacher of the Year nomination form screenshot

It's time once again to celebrate professional excellence as part of the White Bear Lake Area Educators’ Teacher of the Year program. The process begins with nominations from community members, families, students and colleagues. Nominations close at 4 p.m. on Feb. 19.

Black History Month Showcase flyer

The White Bear Lake Black Student Union's annual showcase in honor of Black History Month will take place Thursday, Feb. 15 at WBLAHS - South Campus (3551 McKnight Rd, WBL). Doors will open at 6:15 p.m. and the show will commence at 6:30 p.m. Admission is free, and donations are appreciated. Find the flyer here.

community members touring WBLAHS Field House

The White Bear Lake Area Educational Foundation hosted a fundraising breakfast in the White Bear Lake Area High School Union area. After enjoying a breakfast together and hearing district staff members describe ways the Foundation’s support has impacted various district programs and classrooms, attendees enjoyed tours of the completed portions of the building.

FLEX Program

Students in the Sunrise Middle School Afterschool FLEX program worked on homework, made crafts and had great conversations this week. The fun program was included in this week's issue of the district's The Week in 62.4 Seconds video.

construction

A Building Our Future Update 2023 video was recently created and shared out to the community. This fourth annual update video provides an overview of progress that has been made across the district since the comprehensive facilities review and planning work began in 2018 and the community supported the Building Our Future Bond Referendum in 2019.

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At December’s Regular School Board Meeting, representatives from the Be SMART awareness campaign and local law enforcement leaders presented information about a program developed to bring together parents and all adults concerned about kids, guns, and safety. The White Bear Lake Police Department, the Ramsey County Sheriff’s Office, the Washington County Sheriff’s Office and White Bear Lake Area Schools are teaming up to share an important message about proper gun storage and safety.

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While parents and guardians are welcome to visit our schools at any time, there are several special opportunities in January for parents to learn more about our schools.

Calendars approved

At the November 13, 2023 School Board Regular Meeting, the School Board approved the following calendars:

  • 2024-25 Academic Calendar
  • 2025-26 Academic Calendar
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WBLAS recently received the Government Finance Officers Association’s (GFOA) Certificate of Achievement for Excellence in Financial Reporting. The district also received the Excellence in Financial Reporting Award from the Association of School Business Officials (ASBO). These awards are the highest form of recognition a governmental agency can receive and represent a significant accomplishment for the finance department and its staff. This year’s recognition marks the 23rd consecutive year the district has received both awards.

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District leaders accompanied a team from Wold Architects and Engineers, the firm that designed the majority of the district’s construction projects made possible by the community’s support of the 2019 bond referendum, to present at the EDspaces “Designing the Future of Education” national conference. The annual event is described as the place where leaders and innovators unite to drive the future of learning environments, where technology, space and pedagogy converge.

First page of the PDF file: WalkingTrack

The Field House indoor walking track is open for free walking from 6-9 p.m. every Monday through Thursday at the current White Bear Lake Area High School - North Campus (5040 Bald Eagle Avenue in White Bear Lake).

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