At our most recent School Board Meeting, held on Monday, September 13, the decision was made to cancel the optional Public Forum and close the board meeting early after approving the consent agenda that contains items necessary for the operation of the School District. These decisions were made because community members entered the board room without following COVID safety measures that were clearly communicated and posted, making the meeting unsafe for participants.
White Bear Lake Area Schools is currently hiring for a variety of positions. Apply to be a Bear today!
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.
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.
White Bear Lake Area Schools’ average proficiency rates remained above the State rates in all subject areas for Spring 2021, with Reading scores at 56%, Math scores at 45% and Science scores at 47%. WBLAS grade 5 had the highest proficiency rate in Reading (68%), Grade 3 in Math (57%) and Grade 5 in Science (54%)
Central Middle School's School Supply List for the 2021-22 school year is available here: Central School Supply List 2021-22.
The district recently mailed an end-of-the-year Bear's Update to all district residents.
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.
Thanks to the U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA), Nutrition Services is able to extend free meal pickup this summer to any child 18 and under who is not receiving meals during on-site programming. Meals are also available to persons with disabilities, over age 18, who participate in school programs for people who are mentally or physically disabled.
In-person students' Chromebooks will be collected in their Mod 9 class on Thursday, June 10th. Distance Learning students will drop off Chromebooks in the Commons at CMS on June 14th or the Main Office on June 15th.
The 2021 Manitou Days Summer Festival is highlighting our student writers through a writing contest. This year's theme is “Bears Together”. To learn more please see this Informational Document.
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.
CMS Students have been getting caught reading for I Love to Read Month! Here are some of the students who have "gotten caught": Get Caught Reading!
Visit Central's 2021-22 Course Registration website for information and instructions about registering for your child's 2021-22 courses.
The 2021-22 Academic Calendar was approved at the January 11, 2021 School Board meeting.