The FIRST Stronghold arena consists of a tower for each alliance and five defenses to protect it. (courtesy of FIRST Robotics.)
North, Hill-Murray, Mounds Park kids are gearing up for high-tech contest this weekend
Robots fighting a medieval siege may sound like the plot for a new young adult novel, but it’s actually the premise of a technology competition that is generating growing interest with 14- though 18-year-olds.
High school students from the region will be gathering in Minneapolis this week to test their robots against those of their opponents on a medieval siege-themed course.
North High School and Hill-Murray High School will be competing in the 10,000 Lakes Regional event, and Mounds Park Academy’s team is entered in the North Star Regional event.
Skyview Middle School’s Spanish teacher Grant Boulanger was honored as the Regional Language Teacher of the Year. Eighth-graders take on roles in the interactive classroom conversations. (Linda Baumeister/Review)
“Todo es posible en la clase de Español,” says Skyview Middle School teacher Grant Boulanger, explaining that it means, “Anything is possible in Spanish class.”
Jordan Cich, left, Brandon Ong, center, and Ruth Pee are three of eight students who helped collect donations from Tartan students and staff, and deliver them to the Harriet Tubman Center East in Maplewood.
The Skills USA group from Tartan High School recently completed a community service project that involved collecting items such as clothes, toys, books, toiletries and jewelry for the Harriet Tubman Center East in Maplewood.
The North St. Paul-Maplewood-Oakdale Schools Community Education Advisory Council will be recognizing individuals and groups for their outstanding contributions to community education with the 2016 Excellence in Community Education Leadership (EXCEL) Awards.
This homemade lawn sign seems to reflect the feelings of a majority of residents who cast ballots in the North St. Paul-Maplewood-Oakdale School District levy vote. The referendum questions were voted down in the Nov. 3 election. (Linda Baumeister/Review)
Across the state, voters approved at least one operating levy request in 47 districts on Election Day, for a passage rate of 90 percent.
While total enrollment is nearly the same this school year as last, District 622 has seen a small spike in the number of students enrolled in special-education programs, and needs to hire additional staff to meet state requirements for student-tea