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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.

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Every year, 7th graders at Central enter the national Patriot's Pen essay contest sponsored by the VFW.  This year's theme is, "How Can I Be a Good American?" The three CMS students moving on to the district level for their essays are Amelia Storelee, Charlie Stepnick, and Addison Andrekus. Congratulations!

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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.

Free Senior Activity Pass

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.

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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.

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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.
School Linked Mental Health Services brochure with agency contact information

Affordable school-linked mental health resources are available in the White Bear Lake school district.  Talk with your school social worker, counselor or psychologist, or connect with the agencies on this brochure.

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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.


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