Sartell residents can take a tour of the remodeled Sartell-St. Stephen School District Service Center during an open house from 5:30-7:30 p.m. Thursday, Jan. 24.
Last year, that entire building was “re-purposed” for expanded and new uses. Formerly known as the School District Office Building, the Service Center now includes district offices, the Early Childhood Education Center, the Community Education program, the Sartell Senior Connection and a family library.
During the tour, the early-childhood and preschool classrooms will be open, and families will be able to meet with staff, participate in parent-child activities and learn about the programs. The newly created family library will also be open.
In addition, the Community Education wing, which will have demonstrations of two of its course offerings, yoga and dance, will also be open. Visitors will be able to ask questions and register for upcoming classes.
Members of the Sartell Senior Connection will be at the Sartell Connection Center to answer questions and to share information about their organization and historical artifacts about the oldest school building in Sartell, which is now the refurbished Service Center.
The district offices will also be available to view, the School District Food Services staff will be available to discuss the district’s meals program, and tours can be streamlined to the particular interests of individuals and groups.
For more information, call Amy Trombley at 656-3701, ext. 1112.
Dalman was born and raised in South St. Cloud, graduated from St. Cloud Tech High School, then graduated from St. Cloud State University with a degree in English (emphasis on American and British literature) and mass communications (emphasis on print journalism). He studied in London, England for a year (1980-81) where he concentrated on British literature, political science, the history of Great Britain and wrote a book-length study of the British writer V.S. Naipaul. Dalman has been a reporter and weekly columnist for more than 30 years and worked for 16 of those years for the Alexandria Echo Press.