Through personalized learning plans, cutting edge technology, and the active involvement of community partners, West St. Paul-Mendota Heights-Eagan Area Schools (District 197) takes each student's dreams and turns them into reality.


Sibley Senior Spotlight: Catelin Do
Posted on 05/22/2015
Catelin Do came to high school with the longtime dream of becoming a doctor and during her four years at Henry Sibley she has pursued courses to help her continue down that path. Catelin has also enjoyed many other educational and co-curricular opportunities offered at Sibley, exploring her interests and talents beyond the medical field.  READ MORE...
Sibley Senior Spotlight: Adan Rodriguez
Posted on 05/22/2015
Through hard work and determination, Adan Rodriguez has experienced consistent growth as a student and achieved many of his personal goals, including all-conference honors in football, academic awards and acceptance into college. Even as his time at Sibley is winding down, Adan continues to work to develop new skills and prepare for life’s next steps.  READ MORE...
Heritage teacher Jennifer Anderson selected for Apple Distinguished Educator program
Posted on 05/22/2015
Anderson becomes the 17th Apple Distinguished Educator in Minnesota since 1994 and the second Heritage E-STEM Magnet School teacher to be selected.  READ MORE...
School District 197 selected to participate in Made in Minnesota Solar Program
Posted on 05/22/2015
Friendly Hills Middle School will be the host site for a solar power array installed through the Minnesota Department of Commerce's 2015 Made in Minnesota Solar Incentive Program.  READ MORE...
Garlough teacher Heather Wilsey named WEM Regional Award recipient
Posted on 05/21/2015
Heather Wilsey, a first grade teacher at Garlough Environmental Magnet School, has been named a WEM Regional Award recipient for Ethics in Education. She is the third Garlough teacher to receive a WEM award in the last three years.  READ MORE...
Sibley teacher Eric Friberg receives Outstanding Educator Award and $15,000
Posted on 05/08/2015
Friberg, a biology teacher at Henry Sibley High School, has been selected as a recipient of the 2015 WEM Outstanding Educator Award for Teacher Achievement.  READ MORE...
District 197 schools participate in Bike to School Day
Posted on 05/08/2015
On May 6, students and staff from several District 197 schools chose a more active way to get to school by participating in National Bike to School Day.  READ MORE...
District Compost Sale - May 16 & May 23
Posted on 04/23/2015
Compost created from schools' lunch waste will be for sale from 10 a.m.-Noon at Henry Sibley High School on Saturday, May 16 and May 23.  READ MORE...