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School District Winter Weather Policy


As you know, winter weather has already arrived here in Minnesota.  Please remember that the White Bear Lake Area School District uses a -10 degree wind chill rule in determining in/out days for recess.   If the weather is -10 degrees or warmer, the students will be going outside for recess. Students should come to school each day prepared to head outside for fresh air, fun and exercise.

Igniting Creativity

Matoska International kindergartners had a special guest visit their classroom last week. He also did a drawing demonstration of one of his characters which was captured in this video issue of "The Week in 62.4 Seconds". 

"The Rainbow Fish" Play Rehearsal

Matoska International kindergarten, first and second grade students took center stage at dress rehearsals last week ahead of their weekend performances of “The Rainbow Fish” at the Hanifl Performing Arts Center. Watch a sneak peak of rehearsals in this video issue of the district's The Week in 62.4 Seconds. 

2024 Kindergarten Gathering Night
Solar System Escape Room

Before Matoska International third graders start their new CKLA (Core Knowledge Language Arts) unit, they wrapped up their current unit: Astronomy, Our Solar System and Beyond with a celebration! 

Clay Creations

Creativity was also flowing in Ms. Gonzalez’s kindergarten class at Matoska International. Get a closer look at their students' creations in this week's issue of the district's "The Week in 62.4 Seconds".

Student smiling at the camera and working on a laptop in the classroom