Friday, May 24, 2013
The two-volume, 35-song Hopkins Royals Sampler showcases the talents of high school musicians.
Hopkins High School students are talented musicians—and now you can continue enjoying their performances long after the performances have ended and they’ve graduated. Fans can now buy a two-volume, 35-song Hopkins Royals Sampler that showcases the talents of local musicians. Money from the choir and orchestra helped fund the project, according to a video produced by the Royal Page. “It shows that there’s this incredible diversity at the high school,” a student in the video said. “Even just among the small group of 40 or 50 kids there’s just a huge diversity of what type of music and what instruments and who’s playing it and which friend groups.” Watch the Royal Page’s video in the player above. Click here to purchase the sampler. The …
Thursday, May 23, 2013
A feature film by Perpich art students will premier Wednesday, May 29, at the theaters of the Mall of America.
Please don’t condescend to the writer/director, actors, dancers or musicians involved in the feature film “Weekend Hat.” They may be teenagers but the production of this 90-minute coming-of-age movie has been a professional project from front to back. Led by its award-winning writer-director, Adam Jacobs of Brooklyn Park, this project came to fruition and completion in the halls of the Perpich Arts High School in Golden Valley. It is a personal project, not a class assignment. Jacobs is a senior about to graduate in media arts. His actors are mostly from the arts high school’s theater program, but also drawn from Champlin-Park and Park Center high schools. The soundtrack is provided by bands whose primary members are students in the school…
The award recognizes the students’ reading outside the classroom.
Clear Channel Communities is honoring Noble Elementary as one of three schools to receive its Reading Rockstar Award, according to the organization, the engagement brand of Clear Channel and 101.3 KDWB. The award is part of the 2013 Reading Rocks program. The initiative was launched in 2012 in partnership with the Minnesota Department of Education to encourage students to read outside the classroom. Students from 93 schools logged more than 1.2 million reading hours. McDonald’s provided “Be Our Guests” rewards, while Walser Automotive Group provided books from Minnesota authors. “Reading Rocks is an example of how strong partnerships between the state and community partners can advance our goal to promote literacy so every child can become…
Tuesday, May 21, 2013
Robbinsdale Area Schools has been named a Top Performer with Energy Star and is proud to join EPA's list of Energy Star Leaders, an elite group of organizations that have improved energy efficiency across entire portfolios of commercial buildings.
Recently, Robbinsdale Cooper High School student volunteers helped improve the Majestic Hills Ranchin Lakeville. Students helped build a ramp to a hydraulic lift, assembled a patio, repaired the 320-foot fence, stabilized a manure bunker, laid gravel and
The New Hope Learning Center in Robbinsdale Area Schools is getting a new playground, and needs volunteers 6-8 p.m. Friday, May 31, and 7:30 a.m. – 6:00 p.m. Saturday, June 1. Join the fun and to provide a fun, safe place for kids to play!
Sunday, May 19, 2013
This week's selections include a new Taco Bell, more on the Buddhist monastery, another attempt at school levies and a healthier sport drink for young athletes.
Editor’s Note: Every week we bring you a sampling of stories from Patch sites in the west metro: Eden Prairie, Edina, Fridley, Golden Valley, Hopkins, Lake Minnetonka, Maple Grove, Minnetonka, Plymouth, Richfield, Shakopee, Southwest Minneapolis, St. Louis Park and St. Michael. Dibble Introduces MN Same-Sex Marriage at MN Senate: 'A Very Simple Bill' Southwest Minneapolis' state representative introduced his gay-marriage bill at the Minnesota Senate Monday. Kiffmeyer: MN Same-Sex Marriage Bill Betrays Vow that 'Nothing Would Change' Minnesota state Sen. Mary Kiffmeyer, who represents St. Michael-Albertville, recalled promise that 'no' votes on constitutional amendment to ban marriage wouldn't lead to legalization. ZipRealty Lists Westonka …
Wednesday, May 15, 2013
The school sent students home Wednesday morning because of a power outage.
Power has been restored at Hopkins High School after officials were forced to send students home early Wednesday, the school district announced. The school lost power in its west wing. Staff worked with Xcel Energy throughout the morning and determined that it would take at least the entire day to restore power. Without power and food service, school officials decided at 10 a.m. to dismiss students. Workers were able to restore power by Wednesday and confirm that school would be on for Thursday. See what students had to say about the unexpected day off of school in the Storify widget above. (Users viewing the site on mobile browsers may not be able to see the widget.)
Sunday, May 12, 2013
This week's selections include a new Buddhist monastery, 100-meter dash record, Southdale Center on TV, hospital milestone and a record-breaking betting day.
Editor’s Note: Every week we bring you a sampling of stories from Patch sites in the west metro: Eden Prairie, Edina, Fridley, Golden Valley, Hopkins, Lake Minnetonka, Maple Grove, Minnetonka, Plymouth, Richfield, Shakopee, Southwest Minneapolis, St. Louis Park and St. Michael. Police Release Maps in Search for Mandy Matula Eden Prairie police have released maps of the areas where Mandy Matula, the missing Eden Prairie woman, might be located. The areas are in Benton, Carver, Sherburne, Stearns and Wright counties. 3 Years, 3 Months Behind Bars for Ex-City Staffer on Child Porn Conviction Scott Andrew Bradley of Oakdale, who once worked as communications coordinator for the City of Richfield, got the maximum sentence. MN Same-Sex Marriage…
Thursday, May 9, 2013
Fifth grade teacher Jill Bryan was named Robbinsdale Area Schools Teacher of the Year 2013.
Described as “warm, welcoming and patient,” Jill Bryan, a fifth grade teacher at Sonnesyn Elementary, was named Teacher of the Year for Robbinsdale Area Schools. “I could not be more pleased that Jill Bryan is being recognized for her talents as she is a truly gifted educator,” said Leia Ward, Sonnesyn Elementary’s Principal. “Jill has the passion and skills to help all students reach their potential.” It is the second year the district has been involved in the competition. The news came at a reception on Wednesday evening at Robbinsdale Armstrong High School, which combined recognition by the Seven Dreams Education Foundation (SDEF) for their Hands-on Learning Grant winners and the announcement of Teacher of the Year. “I hope that …