ALC student named MN student of the year
Senior Sophia Giliuson has been named student of the year by the Minnesota Association of Alternative Programs! Giliuson was recognized for her outstanding dedication, service, and commitment to St. Croix Valley Area Learning Center which provides options for students who have experienced challenges succeeding in the formal school system.
Staff say Sophia is a strong leader who encourages her classmates and often tutors them.
“Not only is Sophia helpful with other students,” said one teacher, “but her demeanor and overall attitude is always positive and infectious. She is the top tier student every teacher wants in their classroom to set the bar high—and she will rise to any challenge given to her.”
In Other News
A calendar has been approved for the 2023-2024 school year.
Students are returning to classrooms this week by car, bus, bike and feet! Please be extra careful as you drive through neighborhoods or near schools and watch out for our kids.
The district’s new superintendent, Dr. Mike Funk, took to the stage at Pony Stadium for the districtwide kickoff event.
In the midst of a very busy week of preparing classrooms and getting familiar with new processes, district staff took an hour to re-connect, re-charge and breathe.
As students return to school, school safety is a top concern.
As the new school year begins this fall, transportation to and from school will be restored to our pre-pandemic levels.
The federal government has ended its free meals program, but free and reduced price meals will still be provided to families who need help covering the cost.
Mark your calendar for these important back-to-school dates.