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7 Things 4 You 2 Know

June 2021

1. 742 BE THE DIFFERENCE

Congrats Class of 2021!


On May 28, students, staff, families and school board members celebrated the accomplishments of the class of 2021 at the River's Edge Convention Center. 

View virtual graduations and recorded live graduations for Tech and Apollo!
2. PLANNING FOR NEXT YEAR

2020-21 School Calendar



 
Get a head start on planning for next year! Check out the 2021-22 school calendar at isd742.org.
3. SUMMER FOOD PROGRAM

The Yes Network

Lunchtime meal distribution has transitioned to our partners at the YES Network for the summer months. See the schedule for food distribution sites and times. For more information, contact the Yes Network at www.yesnetworkmn.org.

4. SUMMER LEARNING

Summer PAKRAT Roll and Read is Back!

 

 
Once again, we are fortunate to have the PAKRAT Roll and Read Book Bus traveling throughout District 742 neighborhoods bringing the world of reading to students! Check out favorite books from the library on the bus. The book bus is open to children ages birth through grade eight.

Sponsored by: LEAF Foundation, District 742 and St. Cloud Rotary Club.

Please come to any location that is convenient for you!
View the bus schedule.
5. RECOGNIZING OUR RETIREES

Let the Good Times Roll



On Tuesday, June 1 at 7 p.m., District 742 administrators and school board members honored the 58 retirees of the 2020-21 school year as well as the retirees from 2019-20 whose event last year was virtual.

These dedicated staff members retiring in 2020-21 have a combined 1,273 years of service! 

View the 2020-21 Retiree Wrap to learn more! 
6. THE BLOG SPOT

Senior Spotlight: Win Koering


Like all 2020-21 seniors, Apollo High School graduate Win Koering didn’t have a typical senior year, but he did everything he could to continue maximizing his high school experience.

“[Early in high school] I tried to be as active in the [school] community as I could be,” reflects Koering. “It started by joining soccer and later tennis and golf. As I got into the high school spirit and going to games, I started realizing the school culture. I think what really drew me to it was football games. The more people that were there, the more fun I had … all being there together. It gave me this good feeling. So, when I was an upperclassman, I joined the student union.”

According to Koering, the student union “rules the school.” They make the decisions on homecoming, snowball and prom, but they also engage students within the community such as through food and blood drives.

But student union wasn’t quite enough for Koering. During his junior year, he started Newscast, a club made up of students who liked to film, create videos and report the news. He was very excited and proud of the group. However, just as things were ramping up, COVID-19 forced schools to close and students shifted to distance learning the remainder of the year.

So, when Koering’s senior year went back and forth between hybrid, distance and in-person learning models, his Newscast group wasn’t able to meet and continue. Without Newscast, Koering had time to try other new things.

“My senior year, I picked up the [school] play,” says Koering. “That was a new experience!”

Despite the challenges of his senior year, he was determined to make the best of it.

This year, the student union met virtually once a week to come up with ideas to create positive school culture since school sports were not an option and school activities could either be on or called off at a moment’s notice.

“We did things like blood drives and giveaways,” says Koering. “We tried to maintain participation in things outside of academics in school. So, we did a few challenges, dress-up days, photos and videos of trick shots you could submit.” Continue reading
7. LIFELONG LEARNING

Stay Active This Summer With Community Ed!

Community education summer classes are now open for registration! View the course catalogs and register online now!

Upcoming Events & Important Dates


June 16
School Board Meeting


June 19
District 742 Surplus Auction

More News &
Info


Community Ed Seeking Aquatics Instructors & Lifeguards

Athletes Smash School Records

Student Becomes an Eagle Scout

Apollo Students Headed to State Track & Field

CO2 Students Participate in SCSU STEM Class
 
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