South-West Review Schools

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May

L’Etoile students get hands-on in the neighborhood


Courtesy of Ramsey-Washington Metro Watershed District • L’Etoile du Nord French Immersion School students went around the Beaver Lake neighborhood in early May to encourage neighbors to “adopt a drain” and help keep local water sources clean. The students have been working with the Ramsey-Washington Metro Watershed District all year on various water quality projects.

L’Etoile du Nord French Immersion School fourth-grade students went around the Beaver Lake neighborhood in early May encouraging neighbors to adopt a drain. 

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14
May

East Side fifth-grade students become published poets


Cover art courtesy of Mid-Continent Oceanographic Institute • Fifth-grade students from John A. Johnson Elementary are now published authors after spending the school year writing and editing poems. Their work is appearing in an anthology called “The Bold, Untold North,” through the help of creative writing and tutoring nonprofit the Mid-Continent Oceanographic Institute.

Anyone can be a writer and everyone’s voice matters is a lesson that John A. Johnson Elementary school students have been learning throughout the school year. 

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14
May

A late bloomer finds his calling


Hannah Burlingame/Review • Parker Knudson and Az’Rhyanna Smith, who are both third-graders at Kaposia Education Center, are just two of the many students who have been helped by 67-year-old John Kidd, who has been working at the school since 2016 as part of Minnesota Reading Corps.

Kaposia Reading Corp tutor gives teaching a try

 

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14
May

Voters pass $117 million building bond in ISD 197

On May 8, voters in the West St. Paul-Mendota Heights-Eagan School District 197 passed a bond referendum for $117 million. It was approved with 62 percent of the vote. 

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07
May

Mendota Heights greenlights more invasive plant removal, prairie restoration


file photo • The Mendota Heights City Council approved plans May 1 for prairie management at the Pilot Knob Preservation Open Space, as well as invasive plant species removal at two other parks.

On May 1, the Mendota Heights City Council approved plans for more work to be done on removing invasive plant species from Valley Park and Rogers Lake Park, as well as continued work at the Pilot Knob Preservation Open Space.

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07
May

St. Thomas Academy takes second in state competition


Courtesy of Paula Keller • St. Thomas Academy students and coach with COUNTRY Financial representative Camilla Hemplemand and MCEE Executive Director Donald Liu. From left, Camilla Hempleman, Coach Dean Simmons, Chase Kill, Vernon Lovegreen, Logan Davis, Axel Raarup, and Donald Liu.

St. Thomas Academy took second place at the Minnesota Personal Finance Decathlon state championship on April 18 at the Federal Reserve Bank of Minneapolis.

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07
May

Visitation students make reusable packs


courtesy of Helen Wilkie • Macy Mingo, left, and Seringa McHugh of Mendota Heights helped create reusable femanine hygeine kits with other Visitation School students April 28.

Roughly 100 student volunteers from Visitation School and the national nonprofit organization Days for Girls gathered at Visitation April 28 to cut, sew and assemble reusable feminine hygiene products and education kits for girls in developing nat

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Apr

Racing towards the finish


courtesy of St. Thomas Experimental Vehicle team • The St. Thomas Academy Experimental Vehicle team worked for months designing and building a car that they will race against other urban concept cars in Sonoma, California, this month

St. Thomas Experimental Vehicle Team prepares to race in California.

 

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Apr

Henry Sibley students join march to end gun violence in Washington, D.C.


courtesy of Janine Bauert • A group of students from Henry Sibley High School in Mendota Heights calling themselves MNeverAgain traveled to Washington, D.C., to take part in the March For Our Lives rally on March 24. The march was to raise awareness about gun violence in light of the recent school shooting in Parkland, Florida.

Trip to D.C. is a first step.

 

A group of 36 students and 10 chaperones loaded onto buses March 22 to begin the more than 1,000-mile trip to Washington D.C. 

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Mar

SNAPSHOTS: The smell of cookies is almost in the air ...

courtesy of Cookie Cart • The eagerly anticipated Cookie Cart bakery at 946 Payne Ave. is scheduled to have its grand opening on May 17.

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