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WELCOME TO SCHOOL DISTRICT 197

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

DISTRICT NEWS

Free Meals Available to Area Children Again This Summer
Posted on 05/24/2019
The district will provide free, healthy breakfast and lunch meals at Somerset Elementary and Heritage E-STEM Magnet School to all children 18 and under as part of the Minnesota Department of Education’s Summer Food Service Program.  READ MORE... about Free Meals Available to Area Children Again This Summer
Garlough Environmental Magnet School Students Visit West St. Paul City Hall
Posted on 05/24/2019
Fourth grade students from Garlough Environmental Magnet School walked to the West St. Paul City Hall and met with city leaders to learn more about how a city runs.  READ MORE... about Garlough Environmental Magnet School Students Visit West St. Paul City Hall
Friendly Hills Students Celebrate Vocabulary Bowl Championship
Posted on 05/23/2019
Students at Friendly Hills Middle School celebrated their 2018-2019 state championship in the Vocabulary Bowl with the unveiling of a new banner.  READ MORE... about Friendly Hills Students Celebrate Vocabulary Bowl Championship
West St. Paul Police Officer Shares Safety Tips With Older Adults
Posted on 05/23/2019
West St. Paul Police Department's Officer Mettner grilled some tasty burgers and talked with older adults about the latest safety trends at Thompson Park Activity Center earlier this week.  READ MORE... about West St. Paul Police Officer Shares Safety Tips With Older Adults
Henry Sibley Boys' Hockey Team Wins Instagram Giveaway
Posted on 05/16/2019
CMM Hockey has awarded gear to the Henry Sibley Boys' Team through a giveaway on Instagram.   READ MORE... about Henry Sibley Boys' Hockey Team Wins Instagram Giveaway
Heritage Teacher Kristin Dirksen Awarded CenturyLink Teachers and Technology Grant
Posted on 05/15/2019
The grant funds to purchase microscopes and wifi-capable cameras that Heritage students will use in conducting their InSciEd Out science research.   READ MORE... about Heritage Teacher Kristin Dirksen Awarded CenturyLink Teachers and Technology Grant
Warrior Seminar Earns Two Awards
Posted on 05/14/2019
This spring, Warrior Seminar, which is Henry Sibley High School course for all freshmen that helps students build study skills and explore their interests and strengths, has been recognized — twice.  READ MORE... about Warrior Seminar Earns Two Awards
Moreland and Heritage Students Present at InSciEd Out Symposium
Posted on 05/14/2019
Students from Moreland and Heritage recently shared their classroom science projects at the InSciEd Out Regional Symposium at the University of Minnesota.  READ MORE... about Moreland and Heritage Students Present at InSciEd Out Symposium
IMPORTANT: Register Your Student TODAY for 2019-2020 Bus Service
Posted on 05/10/2019
All students entering grades K-12 who plan to ride a bus next school year MUST register for bus service each year.  READ MORE... about IMPORTANT: Register Your Student TODAY for 2019-2020 Bus Service
Moreland Students Sing Song at Groundbreaking Ceremony
Posted on 05/09/2019
The groundbreaking at Moreland Arts & Health Sciences School earlier this afternoon marked the district's fifth groundbreaking ceremony.   READ MORE... about Moreland Students Sing Song at Groundbreaking Ceremony
Nominations for Henry Sibley Athletic Facility Name
Posted on 05/09/2019
The district is considering names for the new facility and is seeking suggestions from the community.   READ MORE... about Nominations for Henry Sibley Athletic Facility Name
Excitement for Construction Continues at Pilot Knob
Posted on 05/08/2019
Students, staff, and community members helped celebrate the start of construction at Pilot Knob STEM Elementary School.   READ MORE... about Excitement for Construction Continues at Pilot Knob
District Hosts Discussion with U.S. Representative Craig, U.S. Senator Smith
Posted on 05/07/2019
Parents, staff, and local elected officials came together to discuss the impact of current federal funding for special education services.   READ MORE... about District Hosts Discussion with U.S. Representative Craig, U.S. Senator Smith
ISD 197 Education Foundation Awards Grants for 2019-20
Posted on 05/03/2019
Funds from the Education Foundation help enhance educational offerings throughout District 197.  READ MORE... about ISD 197 Education Foundation Awards Grants for 2019-20
District 197 Staff, Community Partners Assemble Bikes for New District Fleet
Posted on 05/03/2019
On May 2, district staff members and community partners gathered at OneTen Cycles in Mendota Heights to build 40 bikes that are going to become the district's new fleet of bikes.  READ MORE... about District 197 Staff, Community Partners Assemble Bikes for New District Fleet
Students Break Ground at Friendly Hills Middle School
Posted on 05/02/2019
A groundbreaking ceremony was held this afternoon for Friendly Hills Middle School.  READ MORE... about Students Break Ground at Friendly Hills Middle School
Shared Excitement at Henry Sibley Groundbreaking Ceremony
Posted on 05/01/2019
We braved the cold this afternoon to celebrate the start of construction at Henry Sibley High School!  READ MORE... about Shared Excitement at Henry Sibley Groundbreaking Ceremony
Garlough Environmental Magnet School Hosts Groundbreaking Ceremony
Posted on 04/30/2019
Students, staff, and community members helped celebrate the start of construction at Garlough Environmental Magnet School.  READ MORE... about Garlough Environmental Magnet School Hosts Groundbreaking Ceremony
District Recognizes Generous Gift from Sibley Hockey Boosters
Posted on 04/25/2019
The Sibley Hockey Boosters recently presented a check for $126,291 to West St. Paul-Mendota Heights-Eagan Area Schools to support the district’s activities programming. The donation represents the annual amount the group raises through charitable gambling.   READ MORE... about District Recognizes Generous Gift from Sibley Hockey Boosters
Tori Nelson named Henry Sibley’s 2019 Athena Award winner
Posted on 04/18/2019
The Athena Award honors high school senior women for athletic and academic accomplishments. Tori Nelson was named the Henry Sibley Athena Award honoree for 2019.  READ MORE... about Tori Nelson named Henry Sibley’s 2019 Athena Award winner
District 197 earns 2019 School Finance Award
Posted on 04/17/2019
The MDE School Finance Award recognizes districts that exhibit sound fiscal health and financial management policies and procedures.  READ MORE... about District 197 earns 2019 School Finance Award
District 197 Groundbreaking Ceremonies
Posted on 04/12/2019
District 197 would like to extend a heartfelt thanks to our students, staff and community members for their support in the passing of the May 2018 Bond Referendum. We are pleased to invite you to our groundbreaking ceremonies commencing the district's construction projects.  READ MORE... about District 197 Groundbreaking Ceremonies
Fischer named National Merit Finalist
Posted on 04/11/2019
Henry Sibley senior Vic Fischer has been named a finalist by the National Merit Scholarship Program.  READ MORE... about Fischer named National Merit Finalist
Tonight's Wizard of Oz Performance Rescheduled for April 13
Posted on 04/11/2019
Tonight's Wizard of Oz performance has been rescheduled for Saturday, April 13 at 7:30 p.m.  READ MORE... about Tonight's Wizard of Oz Performance Rescheduled for April 13
Heritage Marine Team, Moreland Music Events Rescheduled
Posted on 04/11/2019
The Heritage E-STEM Magnet School Marine Team Open House will not take place on April 16, and the Moreland Arts & Health Sciences Magnet School First Grade Music Concert will happen on April 12.  READ MORE... about Heritage Marine Team, Moreland Music Events Rescheduled
Henry Sibley winter sports wrap-up
Posted on 04/02/2019
Season highlights from Henry Sibley High School winter athletics, including: basketball, dance team, gymnastics, hockey, Nordic skiing, boys swimming, and wrestling.  READ MORE... about Henry Sibley winter sports wrap-up
Pilot Knob and Heritage win national Merit Awards from Magnet Schools of America
Posted on 03/20/2019
Magnet Schools of America (MSA) has named Pilot Knob STEM Magnet Elementary School and Heritage E-STEM Middle School as Schools of Distinction for 2019.  READ MORE... about Pilot Knob and Heritage win national Merit Awards from Magnet Schools of America
Heritage E-STEM Magnet School named PBIS Ambassador School for 2019
Posted on 03/15/2019
Heritage was one of only eleven schools in Minnesota to receive this award for the 2018-2019 school year.   READ MORE... about Heritage E-STEM Magnet School named PBIS Ambassador School for 2019
Garlough Students to Compete in Minnesota Zoo’s ZOOMS STEM Design Challenge
Posted on 03/15/2019
The students’ projects are among top in the state selected to advance. They will compete in a statewide exhibition at the Minnesota Zoo on March 19.  READ MORE... about Garlough Students to Compete in Minnesota Zoo’s ZOOMS STEM Design Challenge
Last day of school for students is now June 5
Posted on 03/12/2019
June 5 will now be the last day of school for all students in order to provide time for teachers and staff to prepare for upcoming construction projects.  READ MORE... about Last day of school for students is now June 5
School District 197 welcomes new Assistant Superintendent and Director of Communications
Posted on 03/08/2019
Two new leaders have joined School District 197 in the roles of assistant superintendent and director of communications.   READ MORE... about School District 197 welcomes new Assistant Superintendent and Director of Communications
Five students recognized in Optimist Club of West St. Paul Essay Contest
Posted on 02/25/2019
The Optimist Club of West St. Paul recently announced the winners of its 10th annual essay contest, which included Taylor Gonsalez, Elizabeth Castillo-Flores, Micah Carson Dove, Ruby Filhart and Alex Taney.   READ MORE... about Five students recognized in Optimist Club of West St. Paul Essay Contest
Construction Preview Open House Events
Posted on 02/05/2019
Attend a Construction Preview Open House Event in March  READ MORE... about Construction Preview Open House Events
Preschool Registration for 2019-2020 starts Feb. 7
Posted on 02/01/2019
Browse the 2019-20 preschool catalog to learn more about early learning options.   READ MORE... about Preschool Registration for 2019-2020 starts Feb. 7
Academic Calendar for 2019-20 finalized
Posted on 01/25/2019
The School Board approved the 2019-20 Academic Calendar at the Board Meeting on January 22.  READ MORE... about Academic Calendar for 2019-20 finalized
LIVEGREEN Week - February 4-8
Posted on 01/24/2019
Celebrate sustainability in District 197 with a week of fun activities!  READ MORE... about LIVEGREEN Week - February 4-8
District receives clean audit for 2017-18 finances
Posted on 01/11/2019
Independent auditing firm Malloy, Montague, Karnowski, Radosevich & Co., PA, (MMKR) has given School District 197 a “clean opinion” of its finances for 2017-18.  READ MORE... about District receives clean audit for 2017-18 finances

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