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Mankato Area Public Schools' "Bike and walk to school day" is May 7

Mankato Area Public Schools will celebrate "Bike or walk to school day" on May 7. Everyone is encouraged to walk or bike to school and to walk on their schools' campus course once they arrive on site.

""Bike or walk to school day" is a great way to bring attention to the importance of having safe routes for walking and biking and benefits of physical activity," said Joe Meixl, health and safety coordinator. "It also raises awareness about pedestrian safety and the environmental benefits of walking or biking."
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Attend Mankato Area Public Schools' spring concerts

Everyone is welcome to attend upcoming Mankato Area Public Schools' spring concerts:

Thursday, April 24
Big 9 preview concert featuring orchestra, choir and band
7:30 p.m., Thursday, April 24 in the school gym, 2600 Hoffman Road.

Thursday, May 1
Big 9 preview concert featuring the concert choir
7:30 p.m., West High School auditorium, 1351 South Riverfront Drive  
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Attend "Encouraging responsible decision making in our youth" on Tuesday

Mankato Area Public Schools, in conjunction with community partners, is hosting "Encouraging responsible decision making in our youth" at 7 p.m., Tuesday (April 22) in the conference center at South Central College, 1920 Lee Boulevard, North Mankato. The event will celebrate good choices youth make and provide an opportunity to discuss what the community can do to encourage them in making those choices. Featured topics include:
  • Minnesota Student Survey, with a focus on decision making and drugs/alcohol
  • Social media and drug trends
  • Question and answer panel (featuring school counselors, social workers, liaison officers and psychologists).
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Attend West High School's play, "All in the Timing" on April 11 and 12.

Attend Mankato Area Public Schools' West High School play April 11 and 12



Plan to attend the comedy "All in the Timing" by David Ives presented by Mankato Area Public Schools' West High School. Performances will be held at 7 p.m., today (April 11) and tomorrow (April 12) in the school auditorium, 1351 South Riverfront Drive.

Tickets will be available at the door at 6:15 p.m. prior to each performance. Cost is $7 for adults and $5 for students.
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Attend Mankato Area Public Schools' East High School play April 10 through 12.
Attend Mankato Area Public Schools' East High School play April 10 through 12

Everyone is welcome to attend the comedy "You Can't Take it with You" by Moss Hart and George S. Kaufman presented by Mankato Area Public Schools' East High School in the school auditorium 2600 Hoffman Road.
  • April 10, 11 and 12 at 7:30 p.m.
  • April 12 at 2 p.m.Admission cost is $10 for adults and $8 for students.
For more information contact staff at 507-387-5671.
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Mankato Area Public Schools' readiness programs accepting applications for student programs

Applications are being accepted for Mankato Area Public Schools' readiness programs:
 
Register for spring Ready! For Kindergarten classes

Register for spring Ready! For Kindergarten classes held from 6:30 p.m. to 8 p.m., Thursdays, April 3 and April 17 at Lincoln Community Center, 110 Fulton Street. Orientation for new families begins at 6 p.m. Class costs are determined using a sliding fee scale. Childcare is offered onsite at no cost for children age one and up.
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Stephen Johanson and Kory Kath Stephen Johanson and Kory Kath
Top two Mankato Area Public Schools' principal candidates named

Stephen Johanson and Kory Kath have emerged as top principal candidates with Mankato Area Public Schools: Johanson for Monroe Elementary School; Kath for Eagle Lake Elementary School. The Mankato Area Public School Board will formally act on their appointments on Monday, April 7.

Johanson taught fifth grade at Spring Lake Park and sixth grade in Robbinsdale. He also served as an administrator teacher on special assignment, with assistant principal duties, in Robbinsdale. He currently is administrative dean of students at Valley View Middle School in Bloomington. He will replace Al Lawrence, who is retiring in June.
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Mankato Area Public Schools' late start days changed to full school days

Due to the recent weather-related school closings, the Mankato Area Public School Board has approved changing late start days on March 11, April 8 and May 13 to full school days for instructional time lost. This adds six hours back in the school calendar, equaling a full day of instruction and provides flexibility if there are more weather-related closings.
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Scott Hogen selected as director of facilities

The recommendation for approval to hire Scott Hogen as director of facilities, effective March 10, will go to the Mankato Area Public School Board on Monday, February 3.   Hogen has served as director of buildings and grounds for New Ulm Public Schools for the past 16 years. From 1982 to 1997, he served New Ulm private schools as head custodian and then as director of buildings and grounds.
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