Schools

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15
Nov

Harding’s new Hall-of-Famer has a strong pulse

Gerald Keenan got a nod from the Minnesota State High School League when he was inducted into their Hall of Fame on Oct. 25. The Harding High School athletics director has been at the school since 1975, and with the district since 1960. (Patrick Larkin/Review)
Gerald Keenan got a nod from the Minnesota State High School League when he was inducted into their Hall of Fame on Oct. 25. The Harding High School athletics director has been at the school since 1975, and with the district since 1960. (Patrick Larkin/Review)

Jerry Keenan’s lifelong dedication to athletics gets a nod

Fifty-five years into his career, Harding High School’s activities and athletics director Gerald Keenan has no plans of stopping, even after achieving state Hall of Fame stature.
Jerry Keenan, as he prefers, was inducted into the Minnesota State High School League Hall of Fame on Oct. 25, receiving the designation alongside three Olympic athletes and nine other Minnesotans involved in high school sports for the league’s 100th anniversary.

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25
Oct

Twin Cities Academy gets visit from education commissioner

The East Side's own Twin Cities Academy High School, it would seem, is at the top of the heap for performance rankings in the Twin Cities.

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11
Oct

Johnson’s late start a hit with some, others still moan

Not a yellow bus in sight, students began rolling into Johnson High School around 8 a.m. on a recent Tuesday.

The sun was out, and teens were walking, talking, and yawning as they approach the sprawling school building.

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30
Aug

Twin Cities Academy celebrates groundbreaking

A rendering of the new Twin Cities Academy building shows how the school will face west onto Birmingham Avenue near the intersection of Minnehaha Avenue. School officials are expecting the structure to be complete in July 2016. (submitted graphic)
A rendering of the new Twin Cities Academy building shows how the school will face west onto Birmingham Avenue near the intersection of Minnehaha Avenue. School officials are expecting the structure to be complete in July 2016. (submitted graphic)

Students at East Side charter middle and high school Twin Cities Academy have already begun the new school year, and a year from today the school will begin an altogether new chapter.

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30
Aug

Cesar Chavez breaks ground on new facility

Academia Cesar Chavez’s founder Ramona A. de Rosales holds a golden shovel during the groundbreaking ceremony for the school’s new 35,000-square-foot expansion. The expansion will combine the former Blessed Sacrament church building with the current school building and a new structure, giving the school capacity to add 7th and 8th grade classes, a gymnasium, and a large library, among other features. (Patrick Larkin/Review)
Academia Cesar Chavez’s founder Ramona A. de Rosales holds a golden shovel during the groundbreaking ceremony for the school’s new 35,000-square-foot expansion. The expansion will combine the former Blessed Sacrament church building with the current school building and a new structure, giving the school capacity to add 7th and 8th grade classes, a gymnasium, and a large library, among other features. (Patrick Larkin/Review)

Will turn former Blessed Sacrament church into library
Setting in motion plans to nearly double their square footage, Academia Cesar Chavez celebrated the groundbreaking of a 35,000-square-foot expansion on Tuesday, Aug. 25.
The school is undergoing an expansion on its site at the former Blessed Sacrament Catholic Church space on White Bear Avenue at Ames Avenue.
A series of speeches were delivered at the groundbreaking in both Spanish and English, underlining the charter school's dedication to its dual-language approach.

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05
Jul

Johnson kids can 3D print this summer, too

Two students from Johnson High School work on a design to send to a laser engraver. The kids are getting stipends to help staff the Arlington Hills Community Center’s Createch Studio, and teach others how to use Johnson High’s laser engraver and 3D printer. The equipment is on loan from the school for the summer. (Patrick Larkin/Review)
Two students from Johnson High School work on a design to send to a laser engraver. The kids are getting stipends to help staff the Arlington Hills Community Center’s Createch Studio, and teach others how to use Johnson High’s laser engraver and 3D printer. The equipment is on loan from the school for the summer. (Patrick Larkin/Review)

During the school year, some Johnson High School kids couldn’t get enough of the new 3D printers and laser engravers, which came as part of the school’s addition of aerospace and engineering curriculum back in 2013.

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21
Jun

Sprucing up Payne

Students from Washington Technology Magnet School, a high school in St. Paul’s North End, showed up on Wednesday, June 17 to help pick up Payne Avenue.

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31
May

Marching Proud

On Thursday, May 21, Farnsworth Aerospace’s Upper Campus band marched from the upper campus over to the lower campus. The 270 member band was led along their route with a group of police officers.

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31
May

Phalen Lake speaks Hmong

Phalen Lake Hmong Studies Magnet Elementary School’s fourth grade Hmong-language immersion class meets with some Sepak Takraw players during a track and field day. The fourth graders have been learning Hmong language skills alongside English in the school’s two-way immersion program, which is now in its fourth year and has been growing steadily. (Patrick Larkin/Review)
Phalen Lake Hmong Studies Magnet Elementary School’s fourth grade Hmong-language immersion class meets with some Sepak Takraw players during a track and field day. The fourth graders have been learning Hmong language skills alongside English in the school’s two-way immersion program, which is now in its fourth year and has been growing steadily. (Patrick Larkin/Review)

School’s immersion program showing steady growth

“If a grandma cannot speak to her grandchildren, the relationship is lost,” says May Lee Xiong.

Sun
10
May

SPPS looking for summer food service hosts

Adding a food truck, too
St. Paul Public Schools is hoping to provide more of its students with free summer meals.
Though the schools have long been providing free summer breakfast and lunch programs, there’s a marked discrepancy between the number of free or reduced-price breakfasts and lunches served during the school year and what’s served during the summer months.

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