Tuesday, March 26, 2013
Sam Fredrickson will be recommended for the Birchview Elementary School principal job at next month's school board meeting.
Tuesday, March 26
Superintendent Chace Anderson said Tuesday he will recommend the appointment of Sam Fredrickson as the next Birchview Elementary School Principal at the April 8 Wayzata Board of Education meeting. Fredrickson is currently the assistant principal at Kaposia Education Center with the South St. Paul School District. He received his M.A. degree from Saint Thomas University and his Education Specialist degree from the University of Minnesota. "We are pleased Sam will be joining the Birchview Elementary School community to continue their strong tradition of excellence," Superintendent Anderson said. Information provided by the Wayzata School District
Wednesday, September 12, 2012
Some new people and some familiar ones are part of the new school year roster for Wayzata School District.
This summer a number of new and familiar faces filled in the blanks for open administrator positions in the Wayzata School District. The district created a new position merging two important administrative responsibilities together, overseeing buildings and grounds and transportation services. Jon Deutsch was named to this new position called director of facilities and transportation. Deutsch comes to the district from Burnsville, Eagan, Savage Public Schools where he was the director of operations and properties for four years. According to the district the following people were hired this summer for open positions: Plymouth Creek Elementary School • Sarabeth deNeui stepped into the principal position at Plymouth Creek Elementary School…
While he didn’t want to make any promises to stay for life,Jason Wenschlag talks to Patch about being back in Richfield.
Last fall Jason Wenschlag was a new face on the Wayzata School District scene as the principal at Birchview Elementary School. This fall Wenschlag is a familiar face returning to the Richfield School District scene as principal at the high school and Steve Root is the new principal at Birchview coming out of retirement from being principal at Wayzata Central Middle School. Prior to Wenschlag's departure in Richfield to Wayzata at the end of the 2010-11 school year, he spent two years as principal at Sheridan Hills Elementary School and five years before that as an assistant principal at the high school. Wenschlag sat down with Richfield Patch to talk about his reasons for returning, new goals and his hopes for the community. *** Richfield…
Friday, April 6, 2012
Birchview students participate in a hands-on science project with Siemens Corporation employees.
Friday, April 6, 2012
Fifth grade students at Birchview Elementary School had the opportunity to work with employees of Siemens Corporation to design and create windmills during a one-hour real-world science activity March 21. Siemen’s is a global powerhouse in the area of electronics, energy and healthcare. The presenters brought in materials and provided the background knowledge for small groups to design and test windmills in the classroom. The students then competed to see whose windmill was the winner based on design and effectiveness. The windmills are on display in the fifth grade showcase at Birchview. Former Birchview, and 2005 Wayzata High School graduate student Steven Bruce works for Siemens. He and three other employees, Predrag Bjelogrlic, Felicia…
Tuesday, March 27, 2012
To honor money raised for the One For Books campaign, seven Birchview teachers got the letters BV shaved into their head.
In the week leading up to the Birchview Elementary School book fair, students participated in the One For Books campaign through Scholastic. For every dollar raised, Scholastic donates a book to one of three charities. Students quickly surpassed the initial goal of $600 after seven staff members offered to have the letters “BV” shaved into their hair if the goal was reached. “I have seen Book Fairs before, but this one was a week-long community event! Parents were eating and reading with their children each day of the sale, we raised over $1,000 to purchase books for children who need them, and the Family Night was just another example of our school celebrating its community,” said Birchview Principal Jason Wenschlag. The school collected …
Monday, February 27, 2012
Today's Wayzata School Board work session includes discussing student population growth and possible additions to Oakwood, Greenwood, Sunset Hill and Birchview elementary schools.
Right-sizing several elementary school buildings in the Wayzata School District is up for discussion at a 3:30 p.m. School Board work session today. According to the district, elementary buildings are most efficient if they have about 24 to 26 classrooms for capacity. That includes one art room, one music room and one gym. Only three of Wayzata elementary buildings meet this 24 to 26 classroom criteria: Plymouth Creek, Kimberly Lane and Gleason Lake. Four elementary school buildings are smaller than the 24 to 26 classroom size: Oakwood, Greenwood, Sunset Hill and Birchview. If the district decided to add elementary classroom space, it would make the most sense to add to those facilities that already have support space available and the …
Monday, February 20, 2012
Birchview Elementary School will honor four elders in the school community Feb. 23.
Monday, February 20, 2012
Birchview Elementary School will host a community celebration honoring four elders in the schooll gymnasium 7-8 p.m. Thursday, Feb. 23. The event is free and open to the public. Larry Long has been working in partnership with the West Metro Education Program to provide the Elders’ Wisdom, Children’s Song™ process for schools that are members of the Program's consortium. About Long: Larry Long was called "a true American Troubadour" by author Studs Terkel and has made his life work the celebration of American stories and heroes. In a curriculum called Elders' Wisdom, Children's Song™, he has brought these heroes to the classroom to share their oral history with our younger generation. A Smithsonian Folkways recording artist, Long has sung …
Wednesday, December 28, 2011
After 19 years, Plymouth's Pat Gleason has stepped down and was recently named Trojan of the Year.
Since Pat Gleason was elected to the Wayzata School Board 19 years ago she has seen the district change and grow. Since she first ran and won a seat on the board in 1992, Gleason has been re-elected to the board every election until this year, when she decided not to run. Since she started, Gleason has worked with four different superintendents, the district's student population has grown from around 5,500 to 10,400 and the general fund budget has grown from $39 million to $116 million, Gleason said. "We have had several boundary changes also, mostly because the growth is in the north part of the district and the majority of the buildings are in the south," she said. The $64 million bond issue that voters approved in June 1993 provided…
Thursday, July 21, 2011
A former Richfield Public School District administrator is joining the Plymouth School District—and bringing some new ideas with him.
While Jason Wenschlag, 40, may be new to the Wayzata School District, the Minnesota native isn’t new to the Twin Cities. The new Birchview Elementary School principal grew up and still lives in south Minneapolis. In fact, he lives with wife Amy Lynn across the street from the house he grew up in. Plymouth Patch recently caught up Wenschlag to talk with him about his new position. Plymouth Patch: What is your background in education and where have you worked? Wenschlag: I went to school for business and got my Bachelor’s degree in Business Administration from North Dakota State University. When I decided to go into education I got my master’s degree in education from the University of Minnesota and a specialist degree in education …