Sunday, March 17, 2013
This week's selections include a legislator's regret about gay-marriage, suburb sirens, long emergency room waits, Running Aces complaint and new business openings.
Editor’s Note: Every week we bring you a sampling of stories from Patch sites in the west metro: Eden Prairie, Edina, Fridley, Golden Valley, Hopkins, Lake Minnetonka, Maple Grove, Minnetonka, Plymouth, Richfield, Shakopee, Southwest Minneapolis, St. Louis Park and St. Michael. Wayzata Company Agrees to Pay More than $400k for Violating Clean Water Act DMH Partners North, LLC, agreed to pay a $75,000 civil penalty to the U.S. and to purchase wetland credits valued at approximately $340,000. Westonka Activities Director Resigns in Wake of 'Harlem Shake' Suspensions Dion Koltes came under heavy fire from parents in the Westonka community following the suspension of several students for performing the "Harlem Shake" during a lunch hour. Edina…
Wednesday, December 19, 2012
The most read and one of the most talked about stories of 2012.
Richfield Patch covered a lot of different stories, topics and events throughout 2012, but there were a few that stood out as the most interesting, important or possibly infamous to our readers. The following is the top story of the year. *** Four principals in four years. This was the reality for the students, parents, faculty and staff at Richfield High School in recent history. After Dr. Stephen West left for an opportunity in Eden Prairie at the end of the 2010-11 school year, first-time principal Joshua Fuchs stepped in and offered reassurance to those hurt by West's unexpected departure. "I’m not going anywhere—I can promise that. I will be here as long as Richfield wants me here," Fuchs told Richfield Patch in August 2011. "The only…
Monday, September 10, 2012
While he didn’t want to make any promises to stay for life, the returning Richfield administrator said he’s happy to be back.
Richfield High School and the community has experienced immense change and maybe even some uncertainty with four new lead principals in the last four years. The most recent educator to take up the position, is no stranger to the community, students or the building. Jason Wenschlag has returned to the Richfield Public Schools district after a one-year stint in as a principal of a Wayzata elementary school. Prior to his departure 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, September 7, 2012
Wise talks with Richfield Patch about her decision.
After six seasons as head coach of the Richfield High School girls basketball team, LeeAnn Wise resigned Wednesday. The school's junior varsity girls basketball coach, Scott Stadem, will move up to Wise's position. "I had a great run with the kids," Wise told Richfield Patch Thursday. "[Richfield] is just a fantastic place and I've the opportunity to meet and work with great players. ... It's just the right thing to do for the program." Wise said her decision was rooted in her original plans to stay on as head coach for just another couple years. "When I took over six years ago," Wise began. "I had a goal of getting the team back to a winning team, [both in the classroom and on the court]." Wise coached her team to four conference …
Thursday, September 6, 2012
After a historic 2011-12 season, LeeAnn Wise has stepped down.
Centennial Elementary School Principal LeeAnn Wise has stepped down as the head Richfield High School girls basketball coach after *six seasons in the position. Wise confirmed her decision with Richfield Patch Thursday morning. The news comes on the heels of a major season for the team, as it made it all the way to the final state championship game in March. Just making it to state was a huge accomplishment in itself since it was the first time in the school's history, let alone the finals. In her term as head coach, Wise coached the team to four conference championships. Richfield Patch will update readers after a more indepth conversation with Wise.
Thursday, July 5, 2012
The decision is expected after the holiday.
Three candidates are still in the running to be the next Richfield High School principal, with a decision on the final pick expected around July 9. Richfield Public Schools Superintendent Bob Slotterback to Richfield Patch the decision could happen sometime this week, but would most likely not be finalized until after the holiday. The district began with seven candidates, Slotterback said following last week's special school board session. The final three were chosen after the board and a selection committee met and reviewed each candidate. Slotterback also said each of the final three were participating in a leadership program through a local agency gathering feedback on each candidate, which will aid in the final decision. The district …
Thursday, June 7, 2012
Richard Schulze was originally going to step down June 21, however, in a statement today he wants to "explore" all his ownership options.
After announcing he would step down as Best Buy chairman following an annual meeting June 21, company founder Richard Schulze's resigned today. “I continue to believe in Best Buy and its future—and care deeply about its customers, employees and shareholders,” he said in a statement. “There is an urgent need for Best Buy to reinvigorate growth by reconnecting with today’s customers and building pathways to the next generation of consumers. Accordingly, I have shared my views with the Board and today informed them of my decision to resign as Chairman and a director, effective immediately, in order to explore all available options for my ownership stake.” Schulze originally announced his resignation May 14 after an audit committee found he …
Thursday, May 17, 2012
Dr. Bob Slotterback issues a statement to the community.
After just one year as Richfield High School principal, Joshua Fuchs resigned Tuesday. Fuchs released a statement Wednesday afternoon with his reasons for the decision. Shortly after, the district placed the following release from Superintendent Bob Slotterback on its website: RHS Principal Joshua Fuchs Resigns: On Tuesday afternoon, May 15, 2012, Joshua Fuchs, Principal at Richfield High School, announced his resignation. With the district for just one year, Fuchs emerged from a strong pool of candidates and a process which included interviews with a representative team (including teachers, parents and administrators) and with Superintendent Slotterback. Fuchs came to Richfield Public Schools from Oakland Technical High School, which is …
Wednesday, May 16, 2012
Fuchs said his resignation was to ensure his employment and professional direction were "aligned."
After word of his resignation broke out Tuesday night, Richfield High School Principal Joshua Fuchs sent this release to parents and students Wednesday afternoon: To Parents and Students of Richfield High School: On Tuesday morning I informed Dr. Slotterback of my intentions to resign my position at Richfield High School. After informing Dr. Slotterback I took the necessary steps to inform the school staff. My goal was that you would hear it from me first and I am sorry that you did not hear from me with such an important matter. My decision to resign from this position has been incredibly difficult. I have been so welcomed by the Richfield community and enjoy working with the students and parents. When I made the promise to stay that …
Tuesday, May 15, 2012
Fuchs will finish out the school year.
Richfield High School Principal Joshua Fuchs resigned from his position this week and will finish out the school year. At the beginning of the school year, Fuchs had every intention of being in the district for the long haul. And after Dr. Stephen West's departure, he went on the record with his intentions. "I’m not going anywhere—I can promise that," he said. "I will be here as long as Richfield wants me here. ... The only reason that I would want to leave here is for retirement." Of course, students took to social media after hearing rumblings of a resignation Tuesday night. Student Steve Guevara tweeted: "Is Mr.Fuchs really leaving? Cause on my momma grave im leaving Richfield and going ova North cuz!" After his tweet garnered questions…