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On Friday, March 17, 2023 Governor Walz signed a bill into law providing free school breakfast and lunch for Minnesota students beginning next school year. Specific details on the implementation of this new law are not yet available. The District will communicate the details to our families once we have clear direction from the State of Minnesota. In the meantime, see some key points that might be helpful to those who have questions.

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The indoor walking track, located in the newly built field house at White Bear Lake Area High School - North Campus, is officially open for free public use. The track is open from 6 to 9 p.m. on Monday through Thursday each week. Find information here.

Free Senior Activity Pass

Senior community members (age 65+) who live in the District are invited to participate in the Senior Activities Pass program and enjoy complimentary admission to school activities.

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The Two Hour Late Start that had originally been scheduled to take place for students in grades 6-12+ on May 17 has been changed to a regular school day.

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The White Bear Lake Area School District is pleased to announce that Russell Reetz has been chosen to lead in the role of principal for the unified White Bear Lake Area High School. 

Reetz comes to the district from Eden Prairie High School, where he currently serves as an associate principal. Throughout his career, he has also served in director of activities roles. He began his career teaching physical education, health and DAPE, and he spent 12 years coaching football and track and field

Board approves “Mariner Middle School” beginning Fall 2024

At the February 13, 2023 School Board Regular Meeting, the White Bear Lake Area School Board approved a committee’s recommendation to change the name of Sunrise Park Middle School when it moves from the Sunrise Park neighborhood to the current White Bear Lake Area High School - South Campus building in the fall of 2024. The new name, Mariner Middle School, is a nod to the District’s past.

Invitation to Jan. 26 Community-Wide Open House Event

WBLAHS - North Campus students will soon move into the newly-constructed 3-story addition so that renovations can begin on the existing building. Before that happens, join us to check out the new spaces... 

Phase 1 Community-Wide Open House
6-8 p.m. on Thursday, January 26, 2023
WBLAHS - North Campus
(enter at Bald Eagle Avenue)

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The district recently received the Government Finance Officers Association’s (GFOA) Certificate of Achievement for Excellence in Financial Reporting. The district also recently received the Excellence in Financial Reporting Award from the Association of School Business Officials (ASBO). These two awards are the highest form of recognition a governmental agency can receive and represent a significant accomplishment for the finance department and its staff. This year’s recognition marks the 22nd consecutive year the district has received both awards.

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WBLAHS - North Campus students will soon move into the newly-constructed 3-story addition so that renovations can begin on the existing building. Before that happens, we invite you to join us for an open house event... 

Circle Back to North Campus
6-8 p.m. on Wednesday, January 18, 2023
WBLAHS - North Campus

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The 2022 Annual Update is currently available on the website. Print versions of the report will be available in January. The Annual Update information is also included in the Bear’s Bulletin flip-book portion of the Winter Community Services Catalog that will be shared electronically with the community soon. 

Groundbreaking at Oneka Elementary

District leaders recently took part in a groundbreaking ceremony at Oneka Elementary to celebrate classroom additions happening at the school. The project is part of the district-wide comprehensive facilities plan that was made possible through the community’s support of the 2019 bond referendum.

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