West school briefs: Aquila Elementary gets new principal

  • Article by: KELLY SMITH , Star Tribune
  • Updated: March 5, 2013 - 4:09 PM

St. Louis Park

Aquila Elementary gets new principal

Aquila Elementary School interim principal Clarence Pollock is there to stay after the school board recently appointed him to the permanent role.

Pollock, who has 20 years of experience in the district as a teacher and administrator, has served in the interim role since last April. That’s when then-Principal Freida Bailey was placed on leave following parent complaints about her leadership.

Parents had said then that they were concerned about poor communication from the school and safety issues after a couple of bullying incidents weren’t resolved or discussed with parents.

Pollock, who was assistant principal before serving in the interim role, was appointed to the permanent spot at the school board’s Feb. 25 meeting.

Whole Learning hosts open house

The Whole Learning School is hosting an open house from 6:30-8 p.m. on Wednesday, March 6.

Parents and students are invited to attend the event to learn more about the independent school for children with learning disabilities, autism spectrum disorders and developmental delays.

The school is located at 9400 Cedar Lake Road, St. Louis Park. For more information, call 952-767-7559 or go to www.twls.org.



Author will discuss parenting topics

Author David Walsh will speak on parenting topics and his book, “Smart Parenting, Smarter Kids,” next Tuesday, March 12.

For the past eight years, the Minnetonka School District has sponsored a community book read. This year’s book is Walsh’s.

His appearance is at 7 p.m. at the Arts Center on 7, 18285 Hwy. 7 in Minnetonka. Parents of children of all ages are invited to learn how brain science can help them raise bright, healthy kids.

The first 100 people in attendance at his evening presentation will receive a free copy of his book. For more information, go to www.min netonka.k12.mn.us.


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