2023-2024 School Board Meeting Highlights

We believe in transparency and community engagement because together, we thrive. Catch up on the school board highlights here.

District Dispatch Fall 2023

Meet our student school board representatives, Sam and LaRae!

View the full District Dispatch in English here. Click here for Spanish.


The Power of "One Word"

 Annual Parent Academy Graduation


ALMAS Students Make Their Voices Heard on Tobacco Legislation



Winter 2024 High School Activities Recap

Navigating Transitions: Helping Eighth-Graders Prepare for Life at Two Rivers High School

Students Honor Veterans Across District

Two Rivers Principal Al Johnson Named Bethel University Alumnus of the Year

Two Rivers High School teacher Rob Hanson Receives the Minnesota United FC L'Etoile Du Nord Award

Future Warrior Day

Future Warriors Day is an annual tradition at School District 197. Every year, in the spirit of community and mentorship, students from Two Rivers High School visit our elementary schools to share with our Future Warriors messages of pride, spirit, teamwork, and getting involved in the community. Here are a few pictures from students this year. 

Introducing Moreland’s New Principal: Rob Sahli

Introducing Rob Sahli! Read more about Rob and his new role at Moreland.


2022-2023 School Board Meeting Highlights Archives

Ninth-graders Spend the Day at the University of Minnesota

Students get a glimpse of college life! Read more here.

District Welcomes American Indian Cultural Liaison

Meet our new American Indian Cultural Liaison, Nell Barri, here.

Two Rivers Welcomes New Media Specialist

Learn more about our new Media Specialist, Jessica Moore, here.

Two Rivers Hires Coach to Co-Lead Football Program

Bruce Carpenter hired an addition to the Warrior Football Program. Read more here.

National African American Parent Involvement Day

Schools across our district are hosting NAAPID events, read more here.

Dakota County Board of Commissioners Present Three Awards to Two Rivers!

The Dakota County Board of Commissioners presented the 2023 Public Health Achievement Awards to three recipients from Two Rivers, read more here.

Fourth Graders Explore Their Musical Interests

Fourth graders explore musical options offered in middle school. Read more here

TriDistrict CAPS Offers New Tech Internship

CAPS students intern at Two Rivers Technology Department. Read more here.

Our Favorite District Stories from 2022!

Two Rivers Students Receive National Award

Read more here about high school juniors Grace, Quinn and Arina.

Mary Jo Skemp's Legacy at Mendota Elementary

Mendota students and staff honor the beloved Mary Jo Skemp. Read more here.

TriDistrict CAPS Director Receives Award

Ben Kusch receives prestigious award. Read more here.

Head Dance Coach Forms New Middle School Team

New middle school dance team has an incredible first year! Read more here.

Career Exploration + Professional Skill Development

CAPS prepares our students for the workplaces and careers, read more here.

Together, We Thrive: Making New Connections Within Our School Community

Our students, staff and school-community  thrived in the 2022-2023 school year. Don't miss the archives highlighting awards; program participation; academic achievements; equitable practices; service-oriented engagement and community involvement here!.

Introducing Sibley/ Two Rivers Warrior Hall of Fame

We’re thrilled to announce the creation of the Warrior Hall of Fame! Read more here.

District Hosts Legislative Roundtable

The District hosted a legislative roundtable. Read more here.


Annual District-wide Survey

New this year! Implementation of annual district-wide survey. Learn more here.

2022-2023 Two Rivers Activities Recap Archive

Read all about our thriving student activities and athletics participation from the 2022-2023 school year here.

Saying Farewell to Moreland’s Longtime Principal: Mark Quinn

We sat down with Mark Quinn before his retirement, read more here.

Teacher Appreciation Week - Thank You, Teachers and Educators!

Any day is a great day to thank a teacher, but we're using Teacher Appreciation Day to show them extra gratitude.

We asked students and staff to help us say thank you to our teachers for everything they do for School District 197 students and families. Check out a few of their submissions!

Together, We Thrive: Making New Connections Within Our School Community

Our schools come together during the school day and students have been connecting and building relationships across different communities while learning, read more here.

REAL Talent Show

Two Rivers students wowed the audience last week during their talent show, read more here!


Two Rivers Students Explore the Teaching Profession

Juniors and seniors earn college and high school credits while preparing for their future. Read more here

Senior Decision Day

Earlier this week, we celebrated the class of 2023 and the places they will go for Senior Decision Day. Check out the full gallery here.

Odyssey of the Mind - Growing the Program, and Student Minds!

More than 49 students participated in OM this year! Read more here.

Winter High School Activities Recap

Over 400 students participated in our winter activities, read more.

Student Spotlight: Heritage Marine Team

More than 200 students participated in the Marine Team open house! Read more here.

Athena Award Winner: Ava Warford

Ava Warford receives St. Paul Athena Award 2023---read more here.

Student Spotlight: Heritage Scientists

Heritage scientists show off their science skills! Read more here.

Student Spotlight: Bilingual Students at Two Rivers

Two Rivers students passed the bilingual seals test! Read more here.

School Spotlight: Moreland’s Fourth Grade Musical

Moreland’s musical included all  fourth graders---read more here.

Congratulations to our Middle School Math Teams

Our Middle School Math Teams finished another great season. Read more here.  

Congratulations Spelling Bee Winners!

Read more here about the 26th annual Spelling Bee!

Fall High School Sports & Activities Recap

Two Rivers boasts 545 fall participants! Read more here.

Two Rivers Theatre Department Shines in Latest Musical

Read more here about the Two Rivers production of Little Shop of Horrors

Staff Spotlight - Two Rivers SRO Elyse Wood

Read more here about Two Rivers School Resource Officer, Elyse Wood!

I Love to Read Month at School District 197

High schoolers read to younger students all month long! Read more here.

Somerset SPIFF Program Returns for 33rd Year!

Somerset SPIFF Program creates intergenerational Memories that last a lifetime. Read more here.

Two Rivers Nurse Coordinates Free Dental Clinic

More than 40 students received free dental services! Read more here.

MLK DAY Morning of Service at Two Rivers

Key Club students hoted a morning of service. Read more here.

Fall High School Sports & Activities Recap

Two Rivers boasts 545 fall participants! Read more here.