Community Education

Check Out the Community Backpack

We are launching a new online site called Community Backpack! This site is to distribute information that serve area youth from non-profit organization & partners of District 748 rather than sending flyers home via backpack, mail and Friday folders. We are posting this information on the Community Backpack site to save the many hours of time sorting, handling, and distributing, as well as the decreased volume of mail that our students carry in their backpacks. 

SMS Student Advances to State Spelling Bee

CONGRATULATIONS to 8th grader, Alyssa Franzmeier, who WON the Regional Spelling Bee today at St. John's University by spelling "menagerie" correctly in the 14th round of the Bee. Alyssa will compete in the Multi-Region Bee in Fergus Falls on March 1st. Adam Johnson, a 7th grader, took 3rd place.

Alyssa Franzmeier and Sandie Cordie from Resource Training and Solutions.

Early Childhood Program Hosts Open House

The Sartell-St. Stephen Early Childhood Programs will host an Open House from 4:30-6:30 pm Monday, February 13, at the current District Office building which will become the future Early Childhood Center. Registration for next year will take place at Open House. Come, learn about the program, and meet our teachers!  If you have questions, please contact the ECFE Office at 656-3763.

Community Backpack

Welcome to the Community Backpack site! This is a central posting place for all District 748 approved flyers to distribute information from non-profit organization and partners of District 748. Our schools have moved to electronic distribution of flyers from community groups. We support the reduction in paper use as well as the decreased volume of mail that our students carry in their backpacks.

This page brings all approved flyers into one place for easy browsing and downloading. Parents may want to bookmark the page for easy access.

Sartell-St. Stephen Adds Long Weekends in Lieu of Week-long Spring Break

The Sartell-St. Stephen School Board approved the 2012-13 and 2013-2014 school calendars at its January 23rd  board meeting.  Among the approved changes is a spring 2013 schedule that creates a 3-day weekend and two 4-day weekends.  The approval of three long weekends will replace the single spring break week that has been part of past school calendars. 

District Spelling Bee Winners Advance to Regional Competition

The District Spelling Bee was held january 23rd. Twenty one excellent and competent spellers competed for the chance to advance to the Regional Spelling Bee on Wednesday, February 15th at St. John's University. It took 17 rounds to determine the top three students.


1st Place - Alyssa Franzmeier

2nd Place - Wes Ford

3rd Place - Adam Johnson


NuVal launched at SMS and SHS

The Sartell-St. Stephen middle and high schools will incorporate the NuVal®Nutrition Scoring System in the a la carte and vending lines Jan. 18 to help students and faculty improve their health by making it easy to identify the more nutritional food choices. The initiative was made possible thanks to a $28,000 grant given by the Medica Foundation making Sartell-St. Stephen the first school in Minnesota and the second in the nation to offer the scoring system to students.

Skyward Family Access Connection

We are again having some issues with our Skyward Family Access connection, thought you still may be able to access it.  We appreciate your patience as we continue to work on the issue.  There may be an additional safety window you need to click through to gain access. 

Thank you for your patience as we upgrade systems to better communicate and meet your needs. 

2012 School Board Leadership

Lesa Kramer will be the new Sartell-St. Stephen School Board chair for the 2011-2012 calendar year as a result of a Board session held on Monday evening.  Patrick Jacobson-Schulte will serve as vice-chair.  Greg Asfeld will serve as clerk and Julie Zupfer Anderson will serve as treasurer for the Board.

Winter Sabre Spotlight and Community Education Catalog now available!

It should be in your mailboxes today and tomorrow, but you can also check out the most recent copy of the Sabre Spotlight and Winter Community Education Catalog here online.

Sabre Spotlight

Winter Community Education Catalog

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