Students Around the State Head Back to School
It’s back-to-school day for students across the state.
Today, Education Commissioner Brenda Cassellius will help students at Sheridan Hills Elementary School in Richfield kick off the school year. She’ll greet students as they arrive at the school after meeting with staff first thing this morning.
Other schools and buildings across the metro are seeing some changes this year.
Today, Crystal Lake School in Lakeville reopened as Crystal Lake Education Center. It was an elementary school until the district closed it in 2011 to fix a budget gap. Early Childhood Family Education, Community Ed, and preschool classes will be hosted there. There’s an open house at 4 p.m. Tuesday, and classes start next Monday.
Also today, the first Russian charter school in the state will open, and it’s only the second school like it in the entire country. About 85-100 students will attend the school on Williston Road in Minnetonka. A ceremony is hosted at 9 a.m. Tuesday to open the school.
And two years after a tornado destroyed their school, Wadena High Schoolers will start classes in a brand new building. Today, Wadena-Deer Creek Middle School and High School opens. A video from inside the school that was posted on YouTube shows the new gymnasium and new classrooms.