With forecasts predicting dangerously cold weather, all K-12 schools will be closed on Monday, January 6. The Governor announced the closing today in order to protect Minnesota schoolchildren. The National Weather Service predicts that most of the state will experience the coldest temperatures in a decade with lows reaching -30 degrees and wind chills predicted to reach as low as -50 degrees. “The safety of Minnesota’s schoolchildren must be our first priority,” said Governor Dayton.
Meet the 2015 Science Mathematics Principal
John Garcia, principal of Cedar Park Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics (STEM) School in Apple Valley, has been named the 2015 Science and Mathematics Elementary and Middle Level Principal of the Year. Created through a partnership between the Science Museum of Minnesota and the Minnesota Elementary School Principals’ Association (MESPA), the award recognizes the importance of fostering lifelong science literacy and the key role principals play in developing a culture that encourages student interest in math and science.