The district is facilitating an attendance boundaries process in order to accommodate student enrollment and to best utilize new/expanded facilities. Stakeholders are encouraged to review the draft plans and provide feedback on strengths, considerations, and recommendations.
Find results of the November 2, 2021 School Board election on the Minnesota Secretary of State's website here.
White Bear Lake Area Schools is currently hiring for a variety of positions. Apply to be a Bear today!
The Elementary School Naming Committee will gather for their first meeting this week. Throughout the three-meeting process that will take place this fall, the Task Force will identify and recommend a name for the new elementary school in Hugo, which will open in the Fall of 2022. Name recommendations from the public will be accepted using this form through Oct. 13. At the conclusion of the Task Force’s process, the School Naming Task Force will make a recommendation to the School Board.
White Bear Lake Area Schools’ average proficiency rates remained above the State rates in all subject areas for Spring 2021, with Reading scores at 56%, Math scores at 45% and Science scores at 47%. WBLAS grade 5 had the highest proficiency rate in Reading (68%), Grade 3 in Math (57%) and Grade 5 in Science (54%)
The district recently mailed an end-of-the-year Bear's Update to all district residents.
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. Learn more.
White Bear Lake Area Schools are currently accepting enrollment for the 2021-22 school year. Families can choose traditional in-person school or the district's Distance Learning Academy.
At the April 16, 2021 School Board Special Session, the School Board approved the School Start Time Change proposal to be implemented in the fall of 2021-22.
Key factors of the proposal include:
- Alignment with Strategic Plan.
- Alignment adolescent sleep research.
- Mitigation of traffic impact.
- A more efficient, three-tiered transportation system.
The 2021-22 Academic Calendar was approved at the January 11, 2021 School Board meeting.
Principals, Board liaisons, district leaders and construction partners gathered recently to celebrate groundbreakings at construction sites currently underway throughout the district.
The projects include an additional gymnasium at the current South Campus; additions at Lincoln, Matoska International, Vadnais Heights and Willow Lane Elementary Schools; and a brand new Transportation Building.
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.
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.
The Support Hub is a resource available on the district’s website to provide families with necessary information to address barriers and enhance well-being. This support gives families and community members access to information for essential services including crisis response, basic needs, mental health and well-being, physical health, social emotional learning and more.