Schools - Oakdale - Lake Elmo Review


SNAPSHOT: Sharing culture through dance

courtesy of School District 622

courtesy of School District 622 • The District 622 Latino student group will be performing folklore dances from Mexico and El Salvador at the Tartan High School Festival of Cultures on Friday, April 20.


Governor seeks permanent pre-k funding

Aundrea Kinney photos/Review • Castle Elementary School in Oakdale is one of the District 622 schools offering free pre-k to 4-year-olds this school year. Without the Legislature supporting renewed or permanent funding, the school may no longer be able to offer any free slots in its pre-k classes.

Funding affects District 622 and St. Mark’s Preschool differently.


Monthly highlight from School District 622 - April 2018

courtesy of School District 622 • Pictured left to right in the front row are Bill Halbrehder, Mike Boland, Becky Neve, Superintendent Christine Osorio and State Rep. Leon Lillie. Pictured in the back row are Brad Martinson, Randy Anderson, Michelle Yener, Greg Nelson, State Sen. Chuck Wiger and Caleb Anderson.

On March 3, elected officials, members of the community, and district leaders gathered at Polar Ice Arena, 2444 11th Ave. N., for a unique rededication ceremony. 


Hill-Murray gradutes return from Winter Olympics as hockey heros

Solomon Gustavo photos/Review • Olympic hockey players Marissa and Hannah Brandt got quite the welcome during their homecoming event at the Vadnais Heights Commons March 8. The sisters returned from Pyeongchang, South Korea, and competing in the Winter Olympics for two different teams, a story that got international attention. Area hockey fans held “Welcome Home Brandt Sisters” signs, fire trucks were on display in the parking lot and hundreds of people lined up for pictures. Marissa, 25, played for South Korea and Hannah, 24, played for the U.S. Both were raised in Vadnais Heights and graduated from Hill-Murray School.

Monthly highlight from School District 622 - March 2018

submitted photo • Several schools in the North St. Paul-Maplewood-Oakdale School District celebrated National African American Parent Involvement Day over the week of Feb. 12. Events included educational games, classroom visits, presentations and a group dinner.

Research shows that students achieve greater academic success when parents feel connected with their child’s school.


Monthly highlight from School District 622 - February 2018

submitted photo • Early childhood staff are key to successful events, such as Friday Family Fun Nights, because they interact with the children and model how to practice skills.

We have all heard the research about the importance of the early years of a child’s life, with extensive brain development occurring between birth and age 5.


District 622 teachers nominated for Teacher of the Year

Peg Sorenson

The North St. Paul-Maplewood Oakdale School District boasts three candidates for the 2018 Minnesota Teacher of the Year award.


Monthly highlight from School District 622 - January 2018

As District 622 prepares students for future careers, it is working to expand the science, technology, engineering and math programming, otherwise called STEM.


Monthly highlight from School District 622 - December 2017

submitted photo • As part of the Work-Based Learning programs at North and Tartan high schools, over 500 students within the last year have toured local businesses such as McGrath Manufacturing located in Maplewood.

The Work-Based Learning programs at North and Tartan high schools offer experiential learning that connects a student’s career goal and classroom learning with a productive work environment.


Monthly highlight from School District 622 - November 2017

Fall brings a wave of excitement to the stages at our our high schools. This year, our award-winning theatre programs will feature musical versions of “Shrek” and “Sister Act.”


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