South metro school briefs: Apple Valley charter school has openings

  • September 3, 2013 - 3:00 PM

Paideia Academy, a K-8 charter school operating in Apple Valley since 2005, has limited slots available this fall because of a recent decision to increase class sizes from 22 to 24 in grades 1-8.

The school will only accept new students through Oct. 4 and again for a two-week period in January.

For more information about openings, contact the enrollment coordinator at 952-953-6200. To learn more about the school, visit www.paideiaacad

Mendota Heights

St. Thomas Academy honors alumnus

St. Thomas Academy, an all-male Catholic school in Mendota Heights, announced last week that it has named its new building Vincent J. Flynn Hall after an alumnus and parent.

Flynn, who died recently, also was an author and a trustee at the school. The 100,000-square-foot building includes a new arts center, new gyms and meeting areas. It will be dedicated on Oct. 4 during the school’s reunion weekend.


Burnsville High’s store reopens

After a two-year hiatus, Burnsville High School’s school store has reopened its doors.

The store will sell sportswear in sizes from toddler to adult, along with letter jackets and smaller items like lanyards.

The store has a new manager and will be open from 10:30 a.m. to 4 p.m. on Tuesdays and Thursdays, with expanded hours at certain times of the year.

The store also has a website where merchandise will be sold and will have a presence at sporting events.


Teachers to assess classroom technology

Lakeville is one of 21 school districts nationally that will participate in a yearlong collaborative professional development opportunity.

As part of the “Teaming for Transformation: Leading Digital Conversion for Student Learning II” project, teachers will share ideas about how to integrate technology into their classrooms, both online and through an in-person school visit.

The project is organized by the Consortium for School Networking, and participants will attend a CoSN conference in March.


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