Schools

Sun
24
Apr

Students are her ‘heroes’


Juanita Ortiz

Elementary teacher Juanita Ortiz uses her cultural background to help her students

Juanita Ortiz realized she wanted to be a teacher while she was working in the Head Start program.

“I didn’t know until I stumbled into it,” she says.

Ortiz says she began noticing she had more success with the Latino children because she knew their language and culture, and could communicate easily with their parents.

Sun
17
Apr

Johnson High to undergo internal, external construction


The new entrance and addition will be made of glass and metal to reflect Johnson High School’s aerospace program. (courtesy of St. Paul Public Schools)

The changes will take place during the summers of 2016 and 2017

Clogged toilets, wandering visitors and a gloomy entrance that’s not handicap accessible are just some of the building-related issues that have plagued Johnson High School. 

However, long-awaited building improvements are finally on the horizon. At a District Five Committee for Planning and Economic Development meeting on April 5, community leaders learned of some changes coming to Johnson High School. 

Fri
01
Apr

Parents want Farnsworth program to be considered for new middle school

Overcrowding has St. Paul district eyeing constructing East Side school

At a recent community information session on a proposed new East Side middle school, some parents questioned whether St. Paul Public Schools had looked at all its options.

The school district administration is considering building a new middle school in an area bounded by Larpenture and Minnehaha avenues, and Arcade Street and McKnight Road. 

The district estimates there will be a 500 student-seat shortage for middle-schoolers by the 2019-2020 school year.

Sun
27
Mar

St. Pascal’s Knights boys basketball team captures league title


Front row, from left to right: Coach Joe Hommes, Max Weber, Sam Malec, Peter Hommes, Patrick Wanschura, Assistant Coach Rob Malec. Back row, from left to right: Matt Ray, Aiden Wolfard, Greg Goedker, Joe Tschida, Dillon Schweitzer, Assistant Coach Mark Weber. (submitted photo)

Despite only one win during the regular season, St.

Sun
27
Mar

A hoppy time in the classroom


Students had the option to hold a chick or just pet it, after being reassured they donít bit. (Hannah Burlingame photos/Review)

Students get a visit from the Easter bunny and chicks

Sun
13
Mar

Harding High School team wins culinary competition


From left to right, Kaylyn Vang, Xia Vang and Chinue Yang. (Submitted photo)

With a winning dish of Thai peanut chicken lettuce wraps, cucumber salad and pineapple crisp, one of two teams from Harding High School will be going to Washington, D.C., in June.

Sun
28
Feb

Johnson seniors get creative in cooking contest


Johnson seniors, left to right, Yeng Yang and Va Yang are adapting a Hmong dish to be a possible school lunch offering. (Marjorie Otto/Review)

Seniors Yeng Yang and Va Yang are working to change what they and their classmates eat for lunch at Johnson High School.

The two students are participating in the nationwide culinary contest called Cooking up Change. 

Sun
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.

Sun
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.

Sun
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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