Bloomington Public Schools will kick off the start of another school year with back-to-school nights and open houses at each of its schools. The first day of school is Sept. 4.
Open house locations for elementary schools are scheduled for Aug. 30: Hillcrest Community School from 4:30-5:30 p.m.; Indian Mounds Elementary from 4:30-5:30 p.m.; Normandale Hills Elementary from 6-7:30 p.m.; Oak Grove Elementary from 4:30-6 p.m.; Olson Elementary from 4:30-6:30 p.m.; Poplar Bridge Elementary from 5-6:30 p.m.; Ridgeview Elementary from 5-6:15 p.m.; Valley View Elementary from 4:30-6 p.m.; Washburn Elementary from 5-7 p.m.; and Westwood Elementary from 5:30- 7 p.m.
Open houses for middle school are scheduled for Aug. 29: Oak Grove Middle from 3-7 p.m.; Olson Middle from 3:30-7 p.m.; and Valley View Middle from 3-6:45 p.m.
Jefferson High will hold its back-to-school night from 7-9 p.m. next Tuesday, Aug. 28, and Kennedy High will have its back-to-school night from 5-7 p.m. Sept. 6.Two students earn perfect ACT scores
Michael Blazanin and Samuel Wagner, seniors at Jefferson High School, have earned a perfect score of 36 on the ACT.
Wagner also earned a perfect score of 2,400 on the SAT.
About 1.6 million high school students around the country take the college readiness tests each year. In 2011, 384 achieved a perfect score on the SAT, and 734 received a perfect score on the ACT.
Eastern Carver County Schools won't be holding a referendum to approve operating and technology levies this November.
This summer board members discussed asking voters to renew levies that expire in 2013 and also to approve a levy to help the district fund technology plans and purchases.
But Superintendent Jim Bauck told board members last week that he thought the district needs more time to prepare for a referendum and advised them to wait.
Kim McGuire • 612-673-4469