A KSTP report.
Lake Middle School
Tuesday, December 18, 2012
Wednesday, May 30, 2012
The Woodbury school gave a tribute to the iconic rock band.
Wednesday, January 18, 2012
The first round of the annual competition, similar to “American Idol,” was held Tuesday at Lake Middle School in Woodbury.
There were no Jennifer Lopez or Steven Tyler sighting at Lake Middle School on Tuesday, when 15 brave young students performed for their peers, parents and a panel of judges as part of "Lake Idol." The fundraiser for the school’s Student Literary Council—which provides books for classrooms, literary outreach programs and other activities to promote reading—works much the same as American Idol. Students take the stage and a panel of judges comment on their performance and choose who moves on to the next round. Lake Idol has been held at the Woodbury school since 2007, said Jan Buikema, literary coach at Lake Middle School. “It kind of brings everybody together,” she said. “It lets you see kids through a different lens than you would walking…
Thursday, January 5, 2012
The school's boiler system encountered an issue, prompting the school to have some students wear jackets this morning.
Lake Middle School's maintenance department discovered a problem with the building's boiler system about 24 hours ago, leading to classroom temperatures that were "less than desired" this morning, according to a message from the principal. The issue has since been resolved, and temperatures at the Woodbury middle school are now rising, according the note from Lake Middle School Principal Molly Roeske. School officials allowed students to wear jackets if they chose to; some areas of the building were colder than others. "Boiler issues have been resolved at this time and building temperatures are increasing," Roeske wrote in the message to parents. "Students are safe and able to move about the building as necessary." The temperature at Lake …
Wednesday, November 9, 2011
Lake Middle School civics students check out the voting process at the gym on Election Day.
Paul Krumrie’s civics class is somewhat different from a typical government course in which students learn about the branches of government. It stresses the importance of the democratic process and being involved in the world in general, he said. On Election Day, the Lake Middle School teacher brought eighth-grade students to the school gym to see how the voting process works. “They see that they’re going to be part of it someday,” Krumrie said. “They learn about the Bill of Rights, but they see that there are responsibilities that go with those rights.” During elections, students often tour the polling area at the school, said Krumrie, who has taught at Lake Middle since it opened. Election judges on Tuesday told students about the city’s…
Thursday, November 3, 2011
Woodbury schools will begin performing their fall plays this weekend.
With colder weather on the horizon, it’s time to start looking indoors for your entertainment. And this weekend there are some solid theater options available in Woodbury. There are a couple unique things about East Ridge High School’s performance of The Mystery of Edwin Drood, which English Department chair Amanda Hestwood is directing. To start, for the first time at the young school, a student is heading up the set design. Senior Joe Johnson, of Woodbury, has created the sets for the production. Check out a story about Johnson. Second, the audience will have its own role in the musical—the crowd will vote to determine “who done it.” An opening night gala sponsored by Axel’s at Prestwick is set for 6 p.m. on Friday, Nov. 4. Guests will …
Monday, September 5, 2011
Lake Middle School, Pine Hill Elementary and Bailey Elementary transition to new leaders.
Maybe not every student in District 833 is elated classes are starting tomorrow, but some new principals are. Molly Roeske, the new principal at Lake Middle School, and Kevin Samsel, Pine Hill Elementary’s new top administrator, were welcomed by the school board to the district at a recent meeting. Although both are new to their respective principal posts, the two are familiar with the school district. Before transitioning to Lake Middle School, Roeske was the principal at Bailey Elementary in Woodbury for five years. She also served as interim principal at Lake Middle School after Rick Wippler opted to resign from the post, citing personal reasons. Wippler was named the interim principal after Todd Hochman took a job as an assistant …
Friday, August 12, 2011
Jason Schultz, AD at Woodbury High, will become an assistant principal at Cottage Grove Middle School; Kelli Isakson, a staffer at Woodbury Middle School, will move up to assistant principal at the school.
South Washington County Schools this morning announced several changes to administrative positions. Molly Roeske has been named principal at Lake Middle School. Jason Schultz, activities director at Woodbury High School, will take a job as an assistant principal at Cottage Grove Middle School. Kelli Isakson, a staffer at Woodbury Middle School, will move up to assistant principal at the school. Schultz has been the AD at WHS for two years and was previously the director of Athletics and Activities for the Chippewa Falls School District. He was also an administrator in Elk River at a school with grades 6-12. He holds a bachelor of science from University of Wisconsin, a master’s from Louisiana State University and an Ed.S. from St. Thomas …
Bailey Elementary Principal Molly Roeske will take over at Lake Middle.
Molly Roeske has been named the new Lake Middle School principal, District 833 announced this morning. The announcement comes days after Rick Wippler opted to resign from the post, citing personal reasons. Wippler was named the interim principal after Todd Hochman took a job as an assistant principal at Park High School in Cottage Grove in July. In an email to parents and students, Roeske, the current principal at Bailey Elementary, said she enjoyed her time at the elementary school. “The decision for me to accept this position has not been an easy one—simply because of my sincere admiration for your students, your family and the Bailey staff members,” she wrote. “I have been extremely fortunate to be a member of this school community.” …
Wednesday, August 3, 2011
Just weeks after being named to the position, Rick Wippler announces resignation for personal reasons.
Citing personal reasons, Rick Wippler, who was only recently named the interim Lake Middle School principal, has submitted his resignation. Wippler was named the interim principal after Todd Hochman took a job as an assistant principal at Park High School in Cottage Grove in July. Wippler's resignation is effective immediately, according to a release issued by South Washington County Schools this morning. “It is unfortunate that Mr. Wippler cannot continue to fill this important position, but we are confident we can identify an outstanding leader for the Lake Middle School community,” Superintendent Mark T. Porter said in a statement. “I look forward to working with stakeholders in this process to place a high-quality educational leader in…