OCTOBER 24 -- last day to vote for Celebrate my drive
Celebrate My Drive
From October 15-24, the Waconia HS SADD group will be celebrating Red Ribbon Week
and National Teen Driver Safety Week. 
The group will be focusing on promoting the dangers associated with drug and alcohol use
and encouraging students to make decisions that will have a positive effect on their future. 
Along with the facts of what can happen if you choose to use drugs     and alcohol, SADD
recognizes that car crashes are the number one killer of teens, and a teen’s first year
on the road is the most dangerous. 
As a community, we need your help to support and encourage young adults to make
good decisions throughout their lives.  You can be a role model           and set a positive example
for teens and one way to help is by participating in
Celebrate My Drive.

Celebrate My Drive celebrates this milestone with new drivers by encouraging them to
make positive choices like driving 2N2®: 2 eyes on the road and                2 hands on the wheel. 
We are asking everyone 14 and older to go to
www.celebratemydrive.com once a day,
every day, from Oct. 15 to Oct. 24. The more safe driving          commitments our community makes,
the better their chance to win a $100,000 grant and a private concert     by The Band Perry
Thank you for your support and your encouragement as we continue
to promote safe and healthy decision making!

Red Ribbon Dress Up Days:
Fri, Oct 24 = “Team up against drugs” (favorite team/jersey day)
**All clothing must follow school dress code**




Performance Dates: Thursday, Oct 30 @ 7:00 pm
Saturday, Nov 1 @ 2:00 & 7:00 pm

Tickets: Available at the door
Adults = $6.00
Students & Seniors = $3.00


Tour the Scarecrows of Waconia!
Click here for a list of participating businesses



High School Proposal:


Teachers respond to two questions:
1) In the area of your work, where do you see the
    need for the referendum?

2) In the area of your work, how would the referendum
    help our students?

Click the link to view the videos

What will the referendum provide?
If approved by voters on Tuesday, Nov. 4,
the referendum will support:
  • Land acquisition and construction of a new elementary school;
  • Renovation and expansion of the middle school;
  • Renovation and expansion of the high school;
  • Several new athletic fields;
  • The addition of dedicated space for ECFE and community education;
  • Deferred maintenance project costs;
  • District-wide security upgrades, including security entrances at the middle and high school campuses;
  • Refinancing of existing buildings.
The District’s expansion plan includes making the most of our current facilities. An innovative plan includes creatively repurposing its current building facilities by switching and then reconfiguring the high school and middle school campuses. This switch will enable grades 6-8 to be part of the new middle school. 

This creative approach will solve both the facilities’ needs and athletic field needs for years to come. It also gives the District much needed flexibility to resolve any future growth issues at a redesigned and repurposed high school campus.

Over the years, accommodations have been made to use available space and resources in a cost-effective way. The District will continue this practice as long as it’s cost-efficient and safe to do so.