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Gateway Academy is on the move
For the first two years of its existence, Gateway Academy was a tiny island in the Farmington School District. Its 70 or so students were tucked away on the second floor of the district service center, separated from their peers and from some of the specialty classes available at...
June 9, 2016 - 4:30pm
June 3, 2016
Students look for help gearing up and getting outside
The Farmington High School outdoors club held its second annual major outing last month, and while participation was up over last year’s trip...
June 3, 2016 - 5:59am
May 19, 2016
For students, an oasis in the desert of addiction
The way it used to be, a student dealing with addiction in Farmington might go through treatment, then come back to school as if nothing had happened. Maybe the treatment would stick, but just as likely the student might fall back in with old friends, rediscover old patterns. They’d...
May 19, 2016 - 5:59am
April 16, 2016
Riverveiw Elementary is your pie-in-the-face champion
Riverview Elementary School students collected 800 pounds of food and $625 in cash in March, the most among Dakota County schools participating...
April 16, 2016 - 5:59am
April 15, 2016
Farmington students explore the world
While most Farmington students left the classroom behind when spring break kicked off late last month, a group of about 100 students and teachers...
April 15, 2016 - 5:59am
April 14, 2016
School district wants public input on strategic plan
The Farmington School District is updating its strategic plan, and it’s looking for residents who are interested in having some input. The plan, which was created in superintendent Jay Haugen’s first year in the district, is nearly four years old now, and Haugen said the district...
April 14, 2016 - 5:59am
March 25, 2016
Farmington elementary embraces a new principal
Kim Bollesen was walking through the halls at Farmington Elementary School last Friday morning when a student stopped her so he could give her...
March 25, 2016 - 11:04am
March 20, 2016
Letter: Keep class size out of teacher contract
The ISD 192 board of education (Farmington Area Public Schools) has in recent months been hearing comments from teachers regarding contract negotiations. I’ve listened to many of them. I feel compelled to speak out as taxpayer/constituent. I want to be clear that I support our outstanding...
March 20, 2016 - 6:14am
February 25, 2016
Stadium work may disrupt graduation
The Farmington High School lacrosse teams might not get much home field advantage in section play this spring, even if they earn it with their performance during the regular season. The Farmington School Board approved a construction timeline Monday that would shut down Tiger Stadium...
February 25, 2016 - 6:14am
December 30, 2015
District fine-tunes new facility-rental fees
The Farmington School District is making progress on a plan to revamp the fees it charges to groups that want to rent district facilities. Superintendent Jay Haugen presented three options to school board members Dec. 14. All three would streamline the fee structure and do away with...
December 30, 2015 - 12:53pm
December 23, 2015
Longtime principal Ben Januschka will retire this week
A Farmington Elementary School student stopped Ben Januschka in the hallway one day earlier this month. “I know why you’re retiring,” the...
December 23, 2015 - 10:09am
December 17, 2015
School district approves tax levy increase
Farmington and Rosemount residents will pay more on the school district share of their taxes next year, but that shouldn’t come as a surprise to anyone. In both cases, the increases are due mostly to votes residents cast in November. The Rosemount-Apple Valley-Eagan School Board...
December 17, 2015 - 6:14am
November 25, 2015
Plans take shape for school construction
A schedule is starting to come together for the Farmington School District’s long list of construction projects, and it looks like the summer of 2016 is going to be busy. The Farmington School Board got a first look Monday at a schedule for projects funded by the bond voters approved...
November 25, 2015 - 10:05am
November 14, 2015
Letter: Thanks for supporting Farmington kids
To the editor, We would like to thank the voters of the Farmington School District for approving the school funding referendums at the polls on Nov. 3. Many of you put up our signs, shared our Facebook posts, talked to your neighbors and encouraged one another to vote. We are grateful...
November 14, 2015 - 6:14am
November 12, 2015
With bond passed, district has work to do
As last week’s election approached, Farmington superintendent Jay Haugen said he was looking forward to seeing what voters decided because then, at least, the district would know. It would know whether it would have to make budget cuts, or whether it could reduce class sizes. It...
November 12, 2015 - 6:14am