Tuesday, November 24, 2009

Edison Football Team Rakes for Waite Park

Last spring, Heather Tracey attended Waite Park Community School's Spring Fundraiser - "Wine & Dine 2009" - an evening Gala, including a buffet dinner contributed by numerous Northeast restaurants, live entertainment, a meat raffle, and a huge Silent Auction.  Ms. Tracey bid on and won the Edison Football team's contribution to the event: a day of leaf-raking in the Fall.

Thanks to the Edison Football Team for this generous contribution to Waite Park Community School.  It's partnerships like this that make our Northeast community and school pathways strong!


Tuesday, November 17, 2009

Vikings' Greenway, Dairy Council Tackle Childhood Obesity

Northeast Middle School was on televised NEWS again, when Chad Greenway visited to talk to students about the importance of keeping fit and eating right.  Kicking off the school's Fuel Up and Play 60 program, the Minnesota Viking even inspired the middle school teachers to break out dancing to Beyonce's "Single Ladies" for the kids.  Another article about the event, printed in the Farmer, highlighted the school's proactive stance against childhood obesity.  Northeast Middle School does it again, with ground-breaking programming for our middle schoolers!


Friday, November 13, 2009

Agenda: November 16, 2009 (6:30 - 8:00 pm)

Welcome/Introductions: 5 minutes (All)

Connecting NEMS with Pillsbury & Waite Park: ideas
(30-40 mns - Jenny Arneson)

New Area A Representatives to DPAC  
(10 mns - Jenn Bennington)

8th Grade/High School selection process changes 
(20 mns - Debbie Nelson/Bridget Altmann)

Debrief: Sheridan Meeting
(10 mns - Dean DeGroot)

Debrief: NE School Showcase
(5 mns - Jenny Arneson/Bridget Altmann)


Tuesday, November 10, 2009

Edison's Entrepreneurial Photo Students Receive Media Attention

Hats off to Edison art teacher Mark Rizzardi and his students! 

Neal St. Anthony, a columnist from the Star Tribune, wrote a fantastic article about Mark Rizzardi’s student-run portrait studio. The article was published in the November 10, 2009 edition of the Star Tribune. Click HERE to read the story on-line. 


Sunday, November 8, 2009

Climate Theater Performs at MCEA Conference

Climate Theater is part of the Northeast Middle School Beacons After School Program, and recently performed at the MCEA Conference, to rave reviews:

“I wanted to take a moment to let you know that the staff and students from Northeast Middle School did a fabulous presentation last week at the MCEA conference.

I have dedicated myself to finding ways to highlight the work of staff and students at NEMS as they exemplify such a high degree of poise, confidence, and knowledge. The Climate Theater students, alumni, and Mr. Lundeen were extremely professional and knowledgeable. I know the attendees went away with a great degree of respect for the accomplishments achieved around promoting a positive climate in the building and including such a high degree of youth voice and youth engagement. Barb Kapala provides an atmosphere where our young children can thrive and grow. I’m proud that she continues to work within Community Education and serves as a model for implementing a high quality program.”

Colleen Sanders
Community Programs Manager
Minneapolis Community Education