Monday, March 4, 2013
An auditorium in the Sandberg Learning Center in Golden Valley was packed Friday night as School of Engineering and Arts students, staff and parents danced.
On Friday, Mar. 1, students, family, friends and staff from School of Engineering and Arts in Golden Valley danced the night away in celebration of the school's first 100 days of opening. The dance took place at the Sandberg Learning Center from 6:30 to 8:30 p.m., but by the end of the night, students were still enjoying the music, disco lights, dress-up photos and concessions. Parents and staff volunteers manned the concession stands and proceeds helped pay the night's DJ from Club Dance. The event was free to students and parents were required to stay with the children. Follow us on Twitter | Like us on Facebook | Sign up for our daily newsletter
Wednesday, February 20, 2013
Dollars raised will go toward the school’s playground project.
On Feb. 19, the Golden Valley Lions Club presented a $600 check to School of Engineering and Arts PTA members. The Golden Valley Lions Club, which was re-chartered in 2007, has roughly 10 members who worked to raise money for SEA last fall. In November, Golden Valley’s Davanni's was the venue for a fundraiser that packed the restaurant. “There were so many people there that we filled the space and there were lines going out the doors,” Darlene Broker, Golden Valley Lions Club Membership Chair, said. The Golden Valley Lions chose to give back to SEA after Mayor Shep Harris identified a need for funds for the school’s playground. “We were looking for a need,” Broker said, “and we went with it.” The Lions Club works to raise and donate money …
Wednesday, November 14, 2012
On Nov. 13, School of Engineering and Arts students listened to Aaron Holm and Rob Rieckenberg, both amputees, talk about the challenges of living without legs, and the benefits of technology.
When Rob Rieckenberg was 26 years old, he was mugged on his way to a friend's house. He was left unconscious on the railroad tracks in Minneapolis when a train hit him. When Rieckenberg woke up in the Hennepin County Medical Center, he had 60 staples in his head and his right leg was amputated. Aaron Holm was 40 years old when he decided to help a co-worker who got a flat tire on Interstate 394. In the process of changing her tire, a car traveling on the shoulder hit Holm at 55 miles per hour, pinning him between two cars. The accident cost him both his legs. But on Nov. 13, at the School of Engineering and Arts, you would never know that Holm and Rieckenberg were short a leg or two. That's because prosthetic limbs have given them the …
Wednesday, October 31, 2012
The School of Engineering and Arts students used engineering skills to launch and drop pumpkins during their Fall Festival celebration.
The children in Mrs. Pitkin's kindergarten class were excited, to say the least, during class on Wednesday, Oct. 31. That's because they were engaged in an experiment where they had to use their engineering skills to figure out how to make a pumpkin safely land on the floor after rolling it off a table. Later in the afternoon, children in first through fifth grade took the experiment one step further by launching pumpkins from the roof top of the School of Engineering and Arts (SEA). "The kids actually designed a capsule that the pumpkins are in," Principal Kim Heil told Patch. "And they are going to see what pumpkins can remain intact after being catapulted from the roof." Using engineering skills in the classroom is part of everyday life…
Wednesday, October 24, 2012
A first grade teacher at Golden Valley's SEA school was praised for her work in STEM.
On Monday, Oct. 22, Superintendent Aldo Sicoli recognized School of Engineering at Arts teacher Carrie Casey for her Junior Achievement accomplishment. For the 2011-2012 school year, Casey was named the Junior Achievement Elementary Teacher of the Year for the Upper Midwest. During that time, she was a fifth grade teacher at Noble Elementary School. "We congratulate Carrie for this outstanding recognition and thank her for her leadership with STEAM and her involvement with Junior Achievement," Sicoli said, referring to a district focus on science, technology, engineering, arts and math (STEAM). Casey was instrumental in the development of STEM at Noble Elementary School. Short for Science, Technology, Engineering and Math, STEM has been of…
Wednesday, October 10, 2012
In an article published this week, the Star Tribune talks about SEA and Robbinsdale Area School's drive to incorporate arts and sciences in the classroom.
On Tuesday, Oct. 9, the Star Tribune published an article titled, "Golden Valley school puts arts and sciences in one package." The article features Golden Valley's new school and reports that Robbinsdale's Spanish Immersion School laid the foundation for the creation of the School of Engineering and Arts (SEA). In a story published on Patch last week, SEA Principal Kim Hiel said that while every school in District 281 focuses on science, technology, engineering, arts and math (STEAM), students at SEA live and breathe those topics. Robbinsdale Area Schools isn't the only district to focus on STEAM. The Star Tribune reports that schools in the Mounds View Public School District have implemented a similar program. To read the full article on…