January 2020
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 I AM 742: Ashalee Stueve

  It's Time!

3 Ways to Enroll in Kindergarten! (Jan. 27-Feb. 7)
1. Attend an Enrollment Open House
Evening Open Houses
5 - 6:30 p.m. (Presentation at 5:30 p.m.)
Morning Open Houses
8 - 10 a.m. (Presentation at 9 a.m.)
  • All Schools: Fri, Jan 24
Language Immersion Information Night, 6 p.m.
  • Thu, Jan. 23
  • District Administration Office (1201 2nd St S, Waite Park)
Can’t attend? Call your school to schedule a tour.
2. Go Online
Not able to attend an Enrollment Open House? Enroll your soon-to-be kindergartner from the comfort of your home by using our online enrollment feature. Go to
3. Visit the Welcome Center
Looking for additional support while enrolling? All families are invited to enroll their child at the Welcome Center. Children are welcome to attend, but need not be present. When enrolling your child, please bring your child’s birth certificate or similar document verifying age.
Welcome Center
District Administration Office
1201 2nd St S
Waite Park, MN 56387
3 Ways to Register for Preschool
1. Attend an Open House
2.  Mail or Deliver Application
Mail-in registrations will be accepted after open house dates. Mail-in or deliver your preschool registration form to Quarryview Education Center:

District 742 Preschool
800 7th St S
Waite Park, MN 56387
3.  Call Us
Phone registrations will be accepted after open house dates. Call 320-370-8250.
Get Ready for Middle School!
Join St. Cloud Area School District at:
Meet principals and teachers and take a tour of the school. Guidance counselors will be available to speak about class offerings. Learn about clubs and activities available for your soon-to-be middle schooler. Find out what District 742 has to offer!


NO SCHOOL: Jan. 20-21

Two Hour Early Release: Feb. 7
Learn more.

Inclement Weather Information
As we approach the winter months, weather-related announcements will be communicated via the SchoolMessenger phone system, the District 742 website, the District 742 Facebook and Twitter pages, local radio stations and media outlets. For more information, click on Inclement Weather Guidelines on the District 742 website under Quicklinks.

  One District One Book

It’s just about time for One District One Book (ODOB)!  Each year, the elementary schools in District 742 celebrate “I Love to Read” month with a very special book selection that all families can enjoy. Every evening, the students read one chapter of the book with their family and come to school ready to answer the daily trivia question and participate in other reading activities.                    

ODOB is a time that truly fosters schoolwide excitement as the students, staff and families all celebrate a love of reading. We can’t wait to reveal the title of this year’s book!

ODOB kicks off with the 2020 Book Reveal Event on Feb. 8 from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. at Scheels, the proud sponsor of this year's ODOB. Family-friendly activities, a scavenger hunt, stories, games and so much more! Families are welcome to bring a book to Scheels to donate. It will be another exciting adventure! Reading begins Feb. 10. What book will it be this year? Stay tuned …

 Now Registering!

Winter Community Education classes are available! Register online now!

  Setting a New BARR

Research shows that ninth grade is a pivotal year for most high school students, setting the stage for future academic and personal success. That is why St. Cloud Area School District and other high schools across the nation have adopted BARR (Building Assets, Reducing Risks) strategies to enhance student experiences and outcomes. Tech High School began its BARR pilot program with a small cohort of ninth-grade students two years ago, and Apollo High School began its pilot this year. Already teachers, administrators and students have taken notice of the difference it’s made.

“We recognize that the ninth-grade year is a year of transition,” explains Cindi Patten, assistant principal and BARR coordinator at Tech High School. “There are challenges to many of our ninth-grade students. It could be a new building that is unfamiliar [or] the time in their life with puberty and maturity. … It’s just more challenging. … Nationwide, ninth-graders have the highest failure rates … and failure rates affect graduation rates.”

Assistant Superintendent of Secondary Education Laurie Putnam adds, “We really were looking to engage our ninth-graders. Out of the ninth through twelfth grade, they are by far the highest office discipline referral issues and the highest fail rates out any of the four years. So, we know through our data, it very clearly shows that we have an opportunity with them.”

The BARR concept is to build deeper relationships with students in order to focus on strengths. The main goals are to: focus on the whole student, provide professional development for staff, use I-time (a weekly interactive lesson), create cohorts of students, hold regular teacher meetings, conduct risk reviews, engage families and administration. Continue reading.

  School Board Corner

Pictured Left to Right
Front Row: Shannon Haws, Jeff Pollreis, Monica Segura-Schwartz, Willie Jett, Natalie Ringsmuth
Back Row: Zachary Dorholt, Al Dahlgren, Dr. Leslie (Les) Green

2019 Marks a New Year and New Officer Assignments for the District 742 Board of Education.

  • Chair: Jeff Pollreis
  • Vice Chair: Shannon Haws
  • Clerk: Dr. Leslie (Les) Green
  • Treasurer: Al Dahlgren

Upcoming Events

Jan 20-21

Jan. 23

Language Immersion Information Night

Jan. 25

Run and Read

Feb. 7
2-Hour Early Release
Chinese New Year Celebration

Feb. 8
ODOB Scheels Event

Feb. 10
Northside Orchestra Concert

Feb. 13
We Rock the Mic

Feb. 21 - 22
LEAF Night of the Stars

More News & Celebrations

2020-21 High School Course Catalog Now Available

District Spelling Bee Winners

Tech Vex Robotics Wins Championship

Dexter R. Stanton Award Winners Announced

Local Optimist Clubs Essay & Oratorical Contest Underway

South Junior High Moon Graffiti Art Show at Waite Park Library

Live United Essay Contest Winners

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Waite Park, MN 56387

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