School Hours: 7:50 a.m.-2:26 p.m. | Phone: 651-425-6800 | Attendance line: 651-425-6868
Cottage Grove Middle School serves students in sixth through eighth grades and is part of South Washington County Schools. At Cottage Grove Middle School, each grade is divided into "houses" with one group of students working with one group of teachers throughout the school year. These teachers work as a team and meet daily to help every student succeed. School staff members also provide encouragement and support to each student to develop each individual. Building character is an important part of the school’s mission and in 2017, it was recognized as a Minnesota Emerging School of Character by Character.org.
Along with academics, there are many extracurricular and leadership opportunities at Cottage Grove Middle School including athletics, music, theater, robotics, chess and service-learning clubs. All students are encouraged to explore their interests and become involved in their school community.
It is important that students read books and texts that they can both decode (read the words) and comprehend (understand the meaning). This is referred to as a “just right” book or text.
Students in grades 3-8, 10 and 11 will soon begin taking the Minnesota Comprehensive Assessments (MCA).
South Washington County Schools (SoWashCo Schools) will continue the opt-in transportation system to help ensure the most efficient routing for general education students eligible to ride a school bus.
On Thursday, Feb. 15 SoWashCo Schools held their Black History Month Celebration (For the Culture)
We would like to thank all our transportation staff and want to highlight 4 staff members for their outstanding dedication.
Ona Wilcox, a fifth-grade teacher at Pine Hill Elementary, created “Belonging,” an after-school book club for elementary-age girls of African and African American descent.
This month we recognize our School Board members for their dedication to SoWashCo Schools.
The word “literacy” has gotten a lot of attention lately – and that’s a good thing! When you hear the word “literacy” what do you think of? Some people may think of reading, or reading and writing, but literacy is so much more than that.
During “I Love to Read Month” in February, SoWashCo Schools is hosting a literacy contest that is open to all students. To participate in the contest students are asked to submit a book recommendation video.
Nataliya Dorweiler, an English language (EL) teacher at Lake Middle School, was named Woodbury Chamber of Commerce’s 2023 Educator of the Year.