Thursday, February 7, 2013
A listing of local students who made the dean's list or recently received their college degree.
Students from Golden Valley and surrounding areas have been recognized for their academic and athletic college achievements. The below listing of students is provided by each corresponding college. University of Wisconsin-River Falls Regina Johnson, of Robbinsdale, MN, received a BS degree with a major in Biology during fall commencement ceremonies at the University of Wisconsin-River Falls in December. Bachelor's degrees were awarded to 378 students while 59 students received master's degrees. Mount St. Mary's University Rachel Wilder, from Robbinsdale, MN, is among the 555 students who earned dean's list honors for the fall 2012 semester at Mount St. Mary's University. Rachel, a sophomore at the Mount, achieved dean's list by maintaining…
Monday, February 6, 2012
Second graders at Meadow Lake Elementary study energy and force through a hands-on project.
At Meadow Lake Elementary, second graders are diving into the world of science. Teaching a young group of students about motion, force and gravity can be a daunting topic for both teachers and students, but Teacher Jeri Joy has found a way to make this lesson “roll” with students. After a brief description and a few notes about force, Joy’s class constructs their own roller coasters out of foam. The class is broken into teams, given a marble, foam tubes and plenty of tape to make a roller coaster of their own design. James Carothers and Holden Mattoon bend their foam pieces creating what they called “loopty loops” in their roller coaster. After taping a series of foam pieces together, they drop a marble through the creased foam to see if…
Friday, December 17, 2010
The Music Department at The Perpich Center for Arts Education held their final public performance of the year on Dec. 17, 2010.
It was a packed auditorium at The Perpich Center for Arts Education Friday afternoon for the Sound Works Series II performance. Students have been busy preparing for this final show for six weeks. It features their original work. Patch.com spoke to Janika Vandervelde of the Perpich Center about what she hopes people will take away from the work of the students. "We do a lot of original music in these concerts. That seems to be what we're best at is facilitating creativity and innovation in music. If there is anything to take away it's the wide range and the diversity of all the individual creative voices." Vandervelde said. Make sure to check out our sample clips of the afternoon performance!