Tuesday, April 30, 2013
Gov. Mark Dayton told a Shakopee audience that "I’ve been all over the state and I’ve never had people behave this rudely."
Gov. Mark Dayton faced audience heckling Monday evening when he came to Shakopee High School for a town hall event to discuss Minnesota's budget and field question from residents. The Shakopee audience met Dayton's comments about how the state's legislators are underpaid with laughter, head nods and interruptions, prompting a recrimination from the Democratic governor. "Let me just finish," he told the Shakopee audience. "I’ve been all over the state and I’ve never had people behave this rudely. You know, if you want to say something, raise your hand and get a mic.” Shakopee mayor Brad Tabke, who introduced Dayton at the event, agreed that the audience was somewhat rude. "It felt rude at times from the stage," he wrote on Twitter Tuesday …
Saturday, April 27, 2013
Residents will have until June 28 to nominate distinguished Shakopee grads for the honor.
The Shakopee District is now taking nominations for the Hall of Fame, which recognizes outstanding alumni who have achieved distinction in their lives or chosen field. Here is the criteria for the awards, which is co-sponsored by the Shakopee Education Endowment Foundation: • A nominee must be a graduate of Shakopee High, though in rare cases an exception may be made to this rule in the event that a nominee has made a significant impact on Shakopee schools. • A nominee is eligible for selection only 10 years after graduation. • A nominee should have a record of "exemplary achievement" in their career, impressive personal accomplishments, or positive impact on Shakopee schools. Nominations must be received by 5 p.m. on June 28. A …
Wednesday, April 17, 2013
Over 20 games have been cancelled during this school week alone as wintery weather continues to bear down on the Midwest.
So far, the spring season has been a bit of a non-starter for the Shakopee Sabers. Over the last seven days, about two dozen games have been cancelled and many others rescheduled, moved or postponed to account for dreary, cold weather. "Looks like they're not going to play much," said Shakopee Activities Director John Janke. When contacted on Monday, Janke had been hard at work, recreating the sports schedules. So far only a handful of tennis matches and adaptive meets have come off. At the time, Janke said there was a chance that Shakopee could play in non-conference baseball game with Minnetonka on Friday, but another onslaught of nasty weather may put the kibosh on that as well. At this point, games have been pushed out to the last week…
Saturday, March 16, 2013
Members visited Lakeville and White Bear Lake schools, Shakopee Valley News reported.
Two high schools each with grades 9–12 seems like the vision with greatest current appeal for Shakopee school district leaders, the Shakopee Valley News reported. That's after school board members visited two other school districts: Lakeville and White Bear Lake: Lakeville, School Board members said, looked similar to Shakopee in terms of history and demographics. Board Member Scott Swanson said he liked the evidence that the Lakeville district communicated well with the community, including the coaches for the high school. ... One concern with the White Bear Lake model was the difficulty of communicating between the two high schools. The school buildings are four miles apart and staff and students must sometimes transport to and from the …
Wednesday, March 13, 2013
The school board still needs to give its official blessing for the school to make the switch.
Many local high schools have made the decision to switch athletic conferences beginning in the fall of 2014, and Shakopee High School is no different. The school was accepted into the South Suburban Conference Tuesday, which the school applied for last December. The school currently plays in the Missota Conference. “Shakopee High School looks forward to the opportunity to compete in the South Suburban Conference in both athletics and activities,” Shakopee Activities Director John Janke told Shakopee Valley News Tuesday. “While we have enjoyed our time in the Missota Conference, we believe our recent and continued growth makes us a better fit for the South Suburban.” Currently, the South Suburban Conference is home to Apple Valley, …
Tuesday, February 19, 2013
The Shakopee School Board plans to open a new high school facility in fall 2017. But board members are discussing how best to configure the schools: Two 9-12 schools, or a model with one 9-10 school and one 11-12 school?
No one's in dispute: With more students projected, the Shakopee School District needs more space. And the school board has already made up its mind to create a new facility as opposed to expanding Shakopee High into a "mega-school." But school board members are still undecided about how to split up the student body once the new facility opens (hopefully) in fall 2017, the Shakopee Valley News reported. The decision is between two models. One, the traditional model, would be to leave Shakopee High School as is and turn the new school into a ninth- through 12th grade high school with capacity for about 1,600 students. The other choice, the "stacked" model, would turn both Shakopee High and the new building into a two-grade schools so that …
Tuesday, January 22, 2013
Was originally scheduled for Feb. 11.
Editor's Note: Information from the Shakopee School District's website. The Shakopee High School Registration Night, originally scheduled for Feb. 11, has been moved up to Monday and Tuesday, Jan. 28 and 29. Multiple registration sessions will take place during school and into the evening. Parents and/or guardians can call the school at (952) 496-5152 for more information.
Monday, January 21, 2013
Thirty-nine junior high, high school students left Sunday.
A contingent from Shakopee will be attending this morning's presidential inauguration. Thirty-nine students from Shakopee East Junior High, Shakopee West Junior High and Shakopee High School, along with a trio of chaperons, left Sunday for Washington D.C. In addition to the inauguration, the group plans to visit the Air and Space Museum, Arlington National Cemetery, Mount Vernon and as many national monuments as they can. They also plan to meet with Rep. John Kline and Sen. Al Franken. Susan Marsh, a teacher at Shakopee West Junior High, coordinated the trip and is one of the chaperons. She coordinated a similar trip four years ago.
Wednesday, January 16, 2013
Shakopee-Prior Lake winner will likely be top seed in Section 2AAA tournament.
The Shakopee and Prior Lake wrestling teams could very likely meet to decide the Section 2AAA championship a month from today. After all they've been the section finalists for three years running — Prior Lake has won all three of those championship matches — and both are ranked among the top half-dozen Class AAA teams in the state. If you'd like a preview of that possible showdown, Eagan is the place to be Thursday night. The sixth-ranked Sabers and third-ranked Lakers will wrestle in a triangular at Eagan High School, starting at 7 p.m. Thursday. Both teams have been ranked all season. The Sabers opened at No. 11, climbed to seventh in the final poll of 2012 and edged up another spot in the most recent poll released Jan. 11. Prior Lake …
Monday, December 17, 2012
The participating students had positive things to say about the workshop.
The Shakopee Rotary Club hosted an all-day ethics workshop for 48 juniors and seniors from Shakopee High School last week. The workshop included ethical discussions, video and role-play. The workshop, which the Eagan Rotary Club developed, is part of the Shakopee Rotary Club's commitment to helping educate future leaders, said Barb Danielson in an email to Patch. Danielson is a member of the Shakopee Rotary Club and attended the workshop. Students provided positive remarks about the workshop on a survey given to them at the end of the day. "They had a wonderful day learning about ethics!" said Danielson. There were 10 members of the Shakopee Rotary Club who attended and helped lead small group discussions. Special guests had lunch with …