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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.

screenshot of Teacher of the Year nomination form

It's time once again to celebrate professional excellence as part of the White Bear Lake Area Educators’ Teacher of the Year program. The process begins with nominations from community members, parents, students and colleagues. Nominations close at 4 p.m. on Feb. 10.

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)

2 Hour Late Start on Jan. 11

Due to glare ice road conditions, White Bear Lake Area Schools will start 2 hours late today, Wednesday, Jan. 11. The Extended Day program will be open 2 hours late. All morning Early Childhood classes are canceled.

White Bear Lake Area High School Paw Print (Multi)

Don Bosch, who began in the district in 2009 when he was named principal at North Campus and moved into his current role as principal at South Campus in 2017, recently announced that he will be retiring after the 2023-24 school year. He had been named in 2020 to be the principal of the unified high school to begin in 2024.

The unified high school principal employment search will begin in mid-January.

Circle Back to North Campus event flyer

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

cover of 2022 Annual Update

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.

Updated Strategic Plan Approved

At the August 8, 2022 School Board meeting, the Board heard an update of the District's Strategic Planning process and approved four updated strategies.

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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