The first kindergarten open house for Owatonna elementary schools will be at Wilson on February 28 from 4:30-6:30PM. 

Children must be 5 by September 1, 2017, to begin kindergarten. An early childhood screening should also be complete and immunizations need to be up-to-date. The Lincoln open house is March 7 from 4:45-6PM. Washington Elementary's kindergarten open house is March 9 from 2:30-6PM and the McKinley STEM School event is April 6 from 4:30-6:30PM.

The latest email newsletter from the Owatonna Public Schools includes a facilities update. New secure entrances are in place at Wilson, Roosevelt, the junior high school and Owatonna High School. Footings are progressing for additions at the junior high and Willow Creek. The referendum budget will be able to fund space, safety and health updates at several sites. Meetings continue monthly for the facilities committee.

Upcoming events include the winter musical February 23-26. The next school board meeting is February 27. Owatonna parents are invited to a program on February 28 at the OHS auditorium at 6:30PM featuring Willow Sweeney. She will present a program on raising happy, responsible and emotionally healthy children. Sweeney is co-founder of Top 20 Training that provides material to teachers, parents and students.