Maximizing Space at Wilshire Park
Families are moving into our community and choosing our schools for their children. This trend is increasing our resident student population at each school, especially Wilshire Park where 90% of students in grades K-5 are residents. A series of community meetings were held to discuss the changes at Wilshire Park and how it has impacted the use of space at the school.
TIES Exceptional Teachers
Nathan Meyer and Erin Samuels were recognized as TIES Exceptional Teachers at the TIES 2015 Education Technology Conference on December 15, 2015. The award recognizes teachers who model the best practices in their classroom and engage students in learning with technology.
Hour of Code at Wilshire Park Elementary School
To celebrate Computer Science Education week, Wilshire Park Elementary School participated in the Hour of Code to encourage students to get excited about computer programming and help them learn how it impacts our daily lives. Lisa Cartwright, the Science, Technology, Engineering, and Math (STEM) Specialist at Wilshire Park, partnered with Code.org--a non-profit organization whose vision is every student in every school should have the opportunity to learn computer science--to bring the Hour of Code to all 702 students in grades K-5.
Wilshire Park's 7th Annual Food Drive
Students at Wilshire Park Elementary School donated 2,345 pounds of food and $1,983 for Second Harvest Heartland during the 7th annual food drive which will provide 8,898 meals for food insecure families. Since 2009, Wilshire Park students, families and staff have donated more than $7,800 and 17,930 pounds of food which equates to roughly 41,600 meals. Ms. Cole's 2nd grade class (pictured) collected the most food and were selected to help load the Second Harvest Heartland truck.
Strikers Participate in State Tournament
Congratulations to the St. Anthony / Columbia Heights Strikers for participating in the state tournament on November 20-21 at Stillwater Area High School.
Representative Bernardy Visits St. Anthony
Representative Connie Bernardy (center) visited St. Anthony-New Brighton School District and met with School Board member Andrea Scamehorn (left), Board Chair Leah Slye (right), and Superintendent Bob Laney on October 9, 2015.
2015 Hall of Fame Inductees
The St. Anthony Village High School Hall of Fame Selection Committee inducted Eric Brever, Class of 1997, and Don Siggelkow, Class of 1976 (pictured with his family), to the St. Anthony Village High School Hall of Fame on Friday, October 9.
Representative Laine Tours Wilshire Park
Representative Carolyn Laine (center) visited with Lisa Cartwright (left), Science, Technology, Engineering and Math (STEM) teacher at Wilshire Park Elementary School on September 23 during a tour with Superintendent Bob Laney, School Board Chair Leah Slye, and Andrea Scamehorn (not pictured).
St. Anthony Village High School in Top 500 High Schools
St. Anthony Village High School was identified by Newsweek Magazine as one of the Top 500 High Schools in the U.S. One of only ten high schools from Minnesota on the list, St. Anthony Village High School was ranked 8th in Minnesota and 403rd in the nation.
Physics Teacher selected as 2015 Finalist
Paul Lulai, physics teacher at St. Anthony Village High School, has been selected as a 2015 Minnesota finalist for teachers of science.