National Merit Scholarship Commended Student
Congratulations to Jordan DeWester, a senior at St. Anthony Village High School, for her recognition as a National Merit Scholarship Program Commended Student. Last year, 1.6 million students took the Preliminary SAT test. Commended students, such as Jordan, scored in the top 3% of all students who took the test. Jordan received a Letter of Commendation in recognition of her outstanding academic promise from the National Merit Scholarship Program.
Referendum for Additional Space at Wilshire Park
With increasing resident student enrollment, St. Anthony-New Brighton School District is proposing a referendum for additional space at Wilshire Park. With a projected enrollment of 795-963 resident students in the 2025-2026 school year, Wilshire Park will need additional classrooms and learning spaces, gymnasium, expanded cafeteria, bathrooms, larger media center, and a secured entrance. View the presentation shared at community meetings regarding the proposal for additional space at Wilshire Park, timeline, and funding for the project.
School Board Members Advocate for Education at State Capitol
School Board members Laura Oksnevad and Andrea Scamehorn met with Representative Kunesh-Podein (center) and Senator Laine on Monday, April 3 at the Minnesota School Boards Association Day at the Capitol. Oksnevad and Scamehorn joined over 100 school board members to engage legislative leaders and advocate for a 2 percent increase on the general education formula for Minnesota's public schools.
EXCEL Award Recipients
Congratulations to Bissie Tadesse and Ames Olson, juniors at St. Anthony Village High School, for their selection as ExCEL Award recipients.
AAA Award Recipients
Congratulations to Jordan DeWester and Marcus Bradt, seniors at St. Anthony Village High School, for their selection as the 2017 Triple "A" (Academics, Arts, Athletics) Award recipients. The Minnesota State High School League's Triple "A" Award recognizes and honors one female and one male senior from each high school who have excelled in the classroom, on the athletic field, and in the fine arts. DeWester and Bradt represented St. Anthony Village High School at a Triple "A" banquet in March.
Kia Kivi Placed 8th at State Gymnastics Meet
Congratulations to Kia Kivi, a senior at St. Anthony Village HIgh School, who placed 8th at the Minnesota State High School League's Class A State Gymnastics meet. Competing in her third State Gymnastics meet, Kivi finished her high school gymnastics career with a personal best scoring 37.375 on her all-around score and finishing in 8th place. Kivi also placed 8th overall in the uneven bars routine and 13th place overall in the floor routine.
Xavier Mansfield is State Champion in Nordic Ski Racing
Congratulations to Xavier Mansfield who won the Minnesota State High School League's Nordic Ski State meet at Giants Ridge in Biwabik, Minnesota with a time of 28:23! Mansfield, a senior at St. Anthony Village High School, also competed in the 2016 State meet where he placed third with a time of 28:59.
UM High School Honor Band Participants
Congratulations to St. Anthony Village High School students Marley Lund, Ava Grotting, and Jordan DeWester for being selected and participating in the University of Minnesota's High School Honor Band the weekend of January 20-22, 2017. About 90 high school musicians participated in the 23rd Annual Honor Band weekend which included master classes with University of Minnesota wind and percussion faculty, rehearsals, and a performance at Ted Mann Concert Hall.
High School Engineering Class Featured in Star Tribune
Beatrice Dupuy, a reporter from the Star Tribune, visited Andrew Kastenberg's Women in Engineering class at St. Anthony Village High School. In its inaugural year, the women are designing and building furniture to welcome refugees to our community. Click here to read the full article.
St. Anthony Middle School Recognizes Veterans
St. Anthony Middle School hosted a Veteran's Day Presentation on Friday, November 11, 2016. With an introduction from Veteran and Mayor Jerry Faust, the event recognized family members of students who have or are currently serving in our armed forces. St. Anthony Middle School parents contributed photos of family members for a presentation which acknowledged each veteran and how they were related to the student.
Wilshire Park Elementary Honors Veterans
Wilshire Park Elementary School hosted a Veteran's Day Assembly on Friday, November 11, 2016. The event recognized veterans and Wilshire Park staff members--Bill Carlson, Jeff Lundgren, and Cameron Winter--and family members of students who have or are currently serving in our armed forces. Families at Wilshire Park contributed photos of family members and those photos were arranged in a presentation to acknowledge each veteran and how they were related to the student.