With forecasts predicting dangerously cold weather, all K-12 schools will be closed on Monday, January 6. The Governor announced the closing today in order to protect Minnesota schoolchildren. The National Weather Service predicts that most of the state will experience the coldest temperatures in a decade with lows reaching -30 degrees and wind chills predicted to reach as low as -50 degrees. “The safety of Minnesota’s schoolchildren must be our first priority,” said Governor Dayton.
U.S. Senate Youth Applications Due Oct. 24
Minnesota 11th- or 12th-grade students who hold an elected office in student government or civic or community organization during the 2014-15 school year are eligible to apply for the U.S. Senate Youth Program. Established in 1962, the program offers a unique educational experience for outstanding high school students interested in pursuing careers in public service. Two selected student leaders from each state, District of Columbia and the Dept. of Defense Education Activity will spend a week in Washington, March 7-14, 2015, experiencing their national government in action. Visit the U.S. Senate Youth Website.