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On The Street
August 12, 2009
District 206 to hold workshop for athletes, coaches, parents
The District 206 Activities Department will host leading sports psychology consultant and peak performance coach Dr. Greg Dale in an exclusive workshop for Alexandria student athletes, coaches and parents on August 13. Dale is a professor of sport psychology at Duke University and...
August 12, 2009 - 12:00am
April 10, 2009
New school: Ahead of schedule, under budget
Nearly a year ago, the construction of a new school - Woodland Elementary School - began. And now, the Alexandria School District 206 project...
April 10, 2009 - 12:00am
February 27, 2009
School adjusts calendar
If they could, School District 206 students would probably like to sit down and have a few words with Mother Nature. If they could, they would probably scold her for the number of days it snowed so far this school year. And if they could, they probably wouldn't have approved a motion...
February 27, 2009 - 12:00am
February 13, 2009
Preliminary plan for high school site presented
A preliminary site plan for a new high school was presented to Alexandria school board members at last month's regular meeting. At this time,...
February 13, 2009 - 12:00am
January 28, 2009
Lincoln Elementary School receives 'School Spotlight Award'
Around the state, 23 schools were selected to receive the Minnesota Academic Excellence Foundation's (MAEF) 2008 "School Spotlight Award." Last...
January 28, 2009 - 12:00am
School boundary study approved
School District 206 administrators have their work cut out for them in the next few months. At Monday night's regular school board meeting,...
January 28, 2009 - 12:00am
And the winning school name is...
Hidden Ponds. Legacy. Pathways. Woodland. Those were the final four names submitted for Alexandria's new elementary school to board members at Monday night's regular school board meeting. The new school, which will replace Washington Elementary School, is set to open for the 2009-2010...
January 28, 2009 - 12:00am
January 9, 2009
Site of school board meetings changed this month
The Alexandria School District 206 Board of Education reorganizational meeting on Monday, January 12, along with the regular monthly meeting scheduled for Monday, January 26, will be held in the Jefferson High School media center instead of the district office conference room. Both...
January 9, 2009 - 12:00am
December 19, 2008
Column - District to be commended
Alexandria School District 206 has a big order to fill. It needs to come up with ways to deal with budget shortfalls while continuing its offering of top-notch academic programs, maintaining quality facilities and buses, offering a variety of extra curricular programs, and so on. And...
December 19, 2008 - 12:00am
December 17, 2008
Some parents upset over new school boundaries
Emotions were in full swing at Monday night's regular Alexandria School District 206 board meeting. The topic that got the pot stirring was the proposed plan for the new elementary attendance boundaries. Fewer than 20 parents attended the meeting.
December 17, 2008 - 12:00am
December 5, 2008
School tax hearing draws questions
Ten chairs were left open for residents of Alexandria School District 206 at the district's annual Truth in Taxation hearing Tuesday night. Although most of the chairs were filled, only three were taken by residents wishing to make comments - one by Alexandria Mayor Dan Ness; one...
December 5, 2008 - 12:00am
November 29, 2008
Local proposed tax levies higher than state average
Property tax levies will increase an average of 6.5 percent ($476 million) statewide if proposed local tax levies are adopted later this year, the Minnesota Department of Revenue announced last week. This compares to last year's increase of 7.3 percent and an average increase of...
November 29, 2008 - 12:00am
November 25, 2008
District 206 receives national honor
Out of hundreds of school districts across the nation, Alexandria was recently recognized for its students' achievements. Alexandria School...
November 25, 2008 - 12:00am
November 21, 2008
Different schools await 400-500 students
The start of the 2009-2010 school year in Alexandria will be full of changes - a new elementary school, new students, new teachers and new rules for where students will be attending school. Nearly two years ago, Alexandria School District 206 began studying its elementary attendance...
November 21, 2008 - 12:00am
November 6, 2008
Kid voters pick McCain, disagree with adults on county races
Kids in Alexandria School District 206 think a little differently than those whose votes actually counted. Although students agreed with Douglas County adults about who should be the next president, they voted against the county's choices in the two county commissioner races. As...
November 6, 2008 - 12:00am