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Irondale Robotics team among the best in the world
April 11, 2013 -- Irondale High School's FIRST Robotics Team #2052 will compete at the FIRST Championship in St. Louis, Mo., April 24-27. Irondale is among only 13 teams in Minnesota to qualify for the world championship competition in which 16 countries will be represented and 400 teams will compete.
Irondale's Robotics Team will also compete at the Minnesota High School League FIRST State Championship at Williams Arena on May 18. For more information, visit the team's web site www.team2052.com.
Sunnyside teachers named Advisors of the Year
April 2, 2013 -- Sunnyside Elementary School teachers Greg Ulrich and Matt Moore were named 2013 Fuel Up to Play 60 State Program Advisors of the Year recently. Ulrich and Moore were recognized as leaders among Fuel Up to Play 60 school advisors nationwide. They were honored for creating healthier school environments and for empowering students at Sunnyside Elementary School to be active and participate in wellness initiatives.
Fuel Up to Play 60 is a program founded by the National Dairy Council and the National Football League (NFL), in collaboration with the United States Dairy Association (USDA), that empowers students to take charge in making small, everyday changes at school.
This year, 59 program advisors from 42 states were recognized as State Program Advisors - either as individual advisors or as a school's program advisor team. In addition to engaging and empowering students to get involved in Fuel Up to Play 60, Ulrich and Moore help Sunnyside earn funding for wellness initiatives and they help students earn recognition for choosing healthy foods and getting active for at least 60 minutes a day.
Irondale artists recognized
March 11, 2013 -- Irondale student Brooke Knight was awarded the Silver Key Award in the Minnesota Scholastic Art Awards competition sponsored by the College of Visual Arts. Her reflection piece titled "Downtown Reflections" was chosen from a pool nearly 1,850 entries submitted by students in grades 7-12 throughout Minnesota. Knight's piece was on display in February and early March.
In addition, Knight was named a finalist in the Photographer Forum's 33rd Annual Best of College and High School Photography Contest for her photograph called "Ride."
Irondale student Shelby Belden was also named a finalist in the Photographer Forum's 33rd Annual Best of College and High School Photography Contest for her "Water Drop" photo. An estimated 16,000 students from all over the world entered the contest, which was sponsored by Nikon. Belden's piece was selected among 100 student works awarded Honorable Mention. As finalists, Knight and Belden will both see their work published in a hardcover book due to come out this summer.
Pinewood principal wins Leadership Achievement Award
February 27, 2013 -- The Minnesota Elementary School Principals' Association (MESPA) recognized Pinewood Elementary School principal Bill Book with the 2013 MESPA Division Leadership Achievement Award recently. The award honors principals whose exemplary leadership and sustained efforts have made noteworthy contributions to the operation of effective school learning programs. During MESPA's statewide convention of Minnesota's elementary and middle level principals on February 7, Book was recognized by his colleagues for his contributions to the profession, to his community and to education.
Service to Youth award
February 18, 2013 -- Irondale student Nick Super (pictured with Superintendent Dan Hoverman) was named by the Northwest Youth and Family Services as a recipient of the 2013 Service to Youth Award from Northwest Youth Service Bureau. Mounds View High School physical education teacher and football coach Jim Galvin also received the Service to Youth Award from Northwest Youth and Family Services. The Service to Youth Award recognizes individuals who have demonstrated outstanding service and commitment to area youth.
Turtle Lake teacher named semifinalist for 'Teacher of the Year'
February 14, 2013 -- Simone Haugen, a fifth-grade teacher at Turtle Lake Elementary School, has been named a semifinalist for 2013 Minnesota Teacher of the Year. She is among 39 semifinalists chosen from hundreds of nominations from across the state. Candidates include pre-kindergarten through 12th-grade teachers from public and private schools.
In late March, 10 finalists will be chosen, and the Minnesota Teacher of the Year will be announced in early May. The Teacher of the Year program is sponsored by Education Minnesota.
Haugen is a National Board Certified Teacher who has taught at Turtle Lake for 13 years and at Snail Lake Elementary School for one year. She is among a group of teachers participating in a District-wide Professional Learning Community that incorporates flipped instructional practices in their classrooms, changing how face-to-face time is used. In December, Haugen was recognized as a 2012 TIES Exceptional Teacher for individualizing student instruction through her use of technology like Moodle and Google Apps for Education.
FOX 9 names Irondale's Marvin Sims 'Top Teacher'
April 15, 2013
Star Students: Activities and Athletics
District students winning competitions and awards, making the news and more.
Educators honored as TIES Exceptional Teachers
Edgewood Middle School teacher Julie Hartinger and Turtle Lake Elementary School teacher Simone Haugen were recognized as 2012 TIES Exceptional Teachers.
Mounds View students rank top in the nation for ACT scores
Jodie Nghiem, Anna Level, Connor Duffy and Trevor McDonald achieved a score of 36 on the ACT test, the highest score that can be achieved.
National Merit Semifinalists
Mounds View Public Schools ranks second in the state for National Merit semifinalist.
Mounds View students win Global Entrepreneurship award
Connor Duffy, Youngjun Park, Akshay Patke and Maximillian Wang took second place at the Global Junior Achievement Titan Entrepreneurship Challenge.
Business educators honored
BestPrep honors Irondale's Klimek and Mounds View's Braman.
Senior selected to attend journalism conference
David Liu represents Minnesota
Teacher of the Year
Jill Loegering was named The Literacy Action Network's 2012 Adult Basic Education Teacher of the Year Minnesota.
District students selected for state music groups
Mounds View teacher wins Economic Educator Excellence Award
Martha Rush will receive the 3M Economic Educator Excellence Award at EconFest in November.
National Merit Scholars named
Mounds View High School students Samuel Kim and Keshav Mangalick were named 2012 National Merit Scholars.
Irondale students recognized at International Science Fair
Irondale High School student Heather Stone was awarded the the bronze medal and a $200 cash award at the International Science Fair.