Wednesday, September 23, 2009

Minnesota Schools Merge

A school formed by the merger of two Minnesota schools for deaf children will hold a "grand opening" and ribbon-cutting ceremony tomorrow at the new facility in St. Paul. North Star Academy in Faribault moved it's 9th through 12th grades to the expanded facility originally occupied by the Metro Deaf School and its K through 8th grade classes. The nearly 100 students attending the new school will enjoy a new gym and classrooms for the upper grades. A name hasn't been selected but the bilingual school will teach students both American Sign Language and written English.