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Slides above show Sibley East students at the recent American Red Cross blood draw

Preschoolers Work on Fine Motor Skills

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Let's Hear a "Whoop, Whoop!" for Sam Helms

4th grader Sam is always a welcome sight as he continues his story telling for younger students at the elementary. Keep up the good work, Sam!



Sibley East Salutes
Brianna Kranz and Emily Tuchtenhagen
Tennis All-Conference


Brianna Kranz and Emily Tuchtenhagen

Tennis Banquet Awards

Award winners in tennis


Health Occupation Students Gain Valuable Experience

HOSA students sponsored a week of aging activities.  They designed aging stations where students could mimic health conditions of the elderly.  Aging simulation suits provided by HealthForce MN, Rochester, gave the students a chance to see what it "feels" like to be old. These  activities provided valuable insight for our future health care workers.

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Patrick Arneson Named to the
Sibley East Wall of Fame

To be Honored at the American Education Week Banquet
Monday, November 19, 2018
Arlington Community Center
6:00 p.m.

The Sibley East School District is proud to post the name of Patrick Arneson to the Sibley East Wall of Fame. Mr. Arneson, originally an Arlington resident, was a 1993 graduate of Sibley East and an Eagle Scout. He graduated from Harvard University (cum laude) in 1997 and from the William Mitchell College of Law (magna cum laude) in 2000. He has a distinguished military and civilian career, earning many prestigious awards in both areas.  He has also performed significant community service, for which he has been recognized by many municipal and service organizations. Many of Mr. Arneson's service areas mirror the types of service organizations, such as Boy Scouts, in which he participated while growing up in Arlington and while attending the Arlington-Green Isle/Sibley East Schools.

The Sibley East Schools welcome him as the 2018  addition to the prestigious Wall of Fame. Congratulations, Patrick Arneson!

Tour of Manufacturing

Highlighting Technical Education

Great Opportunities Abound

Sibley East high school students recently had an opportunity to attend the “Tour of Manufacturing”, sponsored by the South Central Tour of Manufacturing Partnership. The students visited Agropur and Le Sueur Incorporated in Le Sueur, Jarraff Industries in St. Peter, and Michael Foods in Gaylord. The tour was intended to highlight opportunities for high schoolers, among others. Careers explored included finance, production, marketing, IT, and more. Presenters emphasized that such manufacturing jobs pay a wage much higher than the regional average.

Laura ZenderLaura Zender, Sibley East High School counselor, organized the tour, as well as winning a grant to pay for the bus costs. Students voluntarily attended and were enrolled in either Engineering with Mr. Bovard, Family and Consumer Sciences (Foods) classes with Mrs. Walsh, or Agricultural Sciences classes with Mr. Uhlenkamp and Ms. Brandt.

In addition to organizing the tour, Ms. Zender has been working to create awareness of post-secondary opportunities for students who are not seeking a four-year degree. Statistics indicate that there is a direct relationship between the amount of education a person has and the amount of money earned in a lifetime. Ms. Zender is educating students and staff to the fact that students who attend two-year training programs, such as those offered at the state technical and/or community colleges generally do quite well financially, sometimes earning as much or more than those with a four-year degree. Information presented on the tour emphasized this and showed the students that such manufacturing opportunities exist in the school district and in nearby communities.

Ms. Zender will be organizing a spring tour with a power/energy company. Contact her at for information.


Tour participants

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Baking Halloween Cookies Class
Sibley East Community Education



Kids baking cookies