Alumni Success Story: Justin Ploof

Justin Ploof

As Technical High School revs up to celebrate 100 years of tradition and excellence, 2002 graduate and professional musician, Justin Ploof, will be bringing in the band. Justin Ploof and The Throwbacks is a familiar name in central Minnesota. The band is one of the newest sensations on the music scene, especially since their original … Read more

Staff Spotlight: Mike Tollefson

Mike Tollefson driving a Shriner go-cart.

Kids love walking the halls of Lincoln Elementary School for a chance to say “Hi” to Mr. Mike. Mike Tollefson is the head engineer at Lincoln and he loves greeting every student. Yet, if a student is not paying attention when passing by and forgets to say hello, Tollefson stops and quizzes the student with … Read more

Alumni Success Story: Chris Jungels

President Obama saluting Marines.

What’s a Marine’s dream job? How about becoming a part of the Marine One detail to the President of the United States? For 2006 Apollo graduate, Chris Jungels, that dream became an unexpected reality. As a recent Apollo High School graduate, Jungels remembers setting an appointment with the Air Force to learn about his military … Read more

Man Up and Lead: Making Positive Choices

Police Chief Blair Anderson

As the school year winds down, a special guest joined Apollo and Tech High Schools‘ “MANUP” and “African American Female Leadership” students for their last meeting of the year. St. Cloud Police Chief Blair Anderson spoke to the group about safety over the summer and shared his own personal experiences of growing up in the “hood” of … Read more

Children’s Author Works with District 742

Author SissyMarySue visits Talahi.

“Jelly Beans the Cheetah and Hope” is a children’s book about inclusion and how children can make a positive impact on each other that has been read and shared throughout the St. Cloud Area School District. The author, Wendy Muhlhauser (pen name SissyMarySue), is currently working with some District 742 employees to translate the sequel, “Jelly … Read more