Outdoor Environmental Science
What do we know best about living and learning in northern Minnesota? We know how to have fun in the snow! With record snowfall and dipping temperatures it's been a challenging year. Environmental Science students took advantage of the season and went sliding. Some will remember this day longer than others due to new bumps and bruises while everyone will remember the time with friends in the northern Minnesota winter of 2014.
Lettin’ Off STEAM with Frank Theatre
The final performance of "Lettin' Off STEAM with Frank" will be February 26th at 4:30 PM in the South Ridge Forum. 3rd, 4th and 7th grade students who have worked with teaching artists Wendy Knox and Emily Zimmer will perform their interpretations of Anansi tales (7th Grades), Three Stong Women (afterschoolSTEAM) and the Pied Piper (3rd-4th Grades).
Over the last six weeks students have developed their story telling skills as well as public presentation skills in using their voice and body. Theatre skills are life long tools. Getting over "stage fright" while young prepares students for opportunities to present themselves best ...
Sled Dog Visit South Ridge 2nd Grade
On Wednesday South Ridge elementary students were visited by Billie Diver and Dewey Dupuis. They brought their team of their dogsleds out to the school. As part of Culture-based Arts Integration (CBAI) grant we had been researching (1st grade) the history and cultural ties of Dog sledding and the Beargrease dog sled race.
We followed the Beargrease this year as a class. Diver came in 10th in the half marathon, 150 miles. She was excited to come out to the school to present to 1st graders as she was a 1st grader when she first began racing. This awesome connection along with ...
If I Could Invent One Thing to Make the World a Better Place…
Before there was an airplane, there were doodles of cool flying machines. And before there was a submarine, there were doodles of magical underwater sea explorers. Since the beginning of time, ideas big and small, practical and playful, have started out as doodles. And we’re ready for more. One talented young artist will see his or her artwork on the Google homepage and receive a $30,000 college scholarship and a $50,000 Google for Education technology grant for his or her school.
“Not So Grimm Fairy Tales” to MSHSL One Act to Show at South Ridge Feb 12th
Here’s a hilarious tongue-in-cheek retelling of classic Grimm fairy tales that feels fresh and contemporary! A working mother notices her daughter has picked up some not-so-great lessons from the fairy tales she’s been reading, so she sits her down and tells her new, more modern and empowering versions of some of the classics. In Mom’s new and improved variations, Little Red is an animal rights activist and vegetarian who saves the wolf from the Woodsman; Snow White unionizes the dwarves and overthrows her beauty pageant loving stepmother along with her assistant, Mir’ah; and Cinderella shares her love of angst-filled poetry ...
Iron Range Youth in Action Supports Recycling
South Ridge Iron Range Youth in Action (IRYA) presented a short informational video and students shared the impacts of recycling. According to the EPA "There are significant environmental and economic benefits associated with recycling. Recycling helps create jobs, can be more cost effective than trash collection, reduces the need for new landfills, saves energy, supplies valuable raw materials to industry, and adds significantly to the U.S. economy."
IRYA has placed a number of recycling containers around the school in an effort to encourage all of us to get used to recycling/reusing containers.
Iron Range Youth in Action is a youth organization in Northern ...
Geography Bee 2014
[caption id="attachment_5881" align="alignright" width="300"] Calub Luomala Triumphs Again![/caption]
Caleb Luomala Two time Defending Geography Bee Champion for 2014. Each year thousands of schools in the United States participate in the National Geographic Bee using materials prepared by the National Geographic Society. The contest is designed to encourage teachers to include geography in their classrooms, spark student interest in the subject, and increase public awareness about geography. Schools with students in grades four through eight are eligible for this entertaining and challenging test of geographic knowledge. This year champion again was Calub Luomala with 2nd place going to Trenton Johnson, 3rd place to ...
Computer Science Week
Computer Science Education Week is observed each year, in recognition of the birthday of computing pioneer Admiral Grace Murray Hopper(December 9, 1906). Computer science provides a foundation for virtually any career - everybody can benefit from learning the basics. Visit Code.org for inspiration.
During CS Week the world is participating in an Hour of Code. It's a one-hour introduction to computer science, designed to demystify "code" and show that anyone can learn the basics to be a maker, a creator, an innovator.
We'll provide a variety of self-guided tutorials that anybody can do, on a browser, tablet, or smartphone. We'll even have unplugged tutorials for classrooms ...
Veteran’s Day Assembly
Our area has a rich history of service to our country and community. On Veteran's Day, November 11, 2013, students and community members came together at 10 AM in the school's gym to honor those that have served in the United States military.
The High School Band and Middle School choir performed a patriotic medaly of songs followed by reciting the Pledge of Alligance and singing of the National Anthem. The Third Grade sang an uplifting melody to encourgae the spirit of America. High School band members made and dstributed a fleece blanket for all veterans attending the tribute assembly.
We honor ...
Traffic Patterns in School Hallway
“Traffic Patterns in School Hallway”
by HS Printmaking class, October 2013
H a l l w a y T r a f f I c P a t t e r n s Turn left out of previous classroom, walk approximately 100 feet forward, turn right, walk 40 feet, approach final destination on the left. These directions sound simple, right? Well, when considering all of the hallway foot traffic and pushing and shoving that lay ahead, walking through the school hallways is not quite a breeze. When classes end, students prepare themselves for the brief walk between classes. It’s like ...
River Watch at South Ridge
The St. Louis River-River Watch program is a youth-based water quality monitoring program that focuses on the St. Louis River watershed and the Lake Superior Basin. This project, aimed at secondary school students, promotes and inspires stewardship of the largest U.S. tributary to Lake Superior and other nearby waterways. Currently, an estimated 800 students and teachers in 25 public, private, tribal, home, and alternative schools enthusiastically gather chemical, physical, and biological data twice per year at river sites located throughout northeastern Minnesota. Since 1997, Fond du Lac Tribal and Community College has coordinated this monitoring effort with the support of ...
Cross Country Heads to State
South Ridge Cross Country team is heading to State! Athletes have worked hard in the classrooms, with a 3.9 GPA team average, and on the track, proven by their advancement to the highest level. Congratulations to you all! Best wishes!
NY Times Notable Children’s Books of 2012
This year’s notable children’s books — the best in picture books, middle grade and young adult fiction and nonfiction, selected by the children’s book editor of The New York Times Book Review.
BITTERBLUE. By Kristin Cashore. (Dial, $19.99.) The companion to “Graceling” and “Fire,” this beautiful, haunting and thrilling high fantasy about a young queen and her troubled kingdom stands on its own.
CODE NAME VERITY. By Elizabeth Wein. (Hyperion, $16.99.)This tale of a spy and a fighter pilot during World War II is at heart a story about female friendship.
THE FAULT IN OUR STARS. By John Green. (Dutton, $17.99.) An improbable but predictably wrenching love ...
South Ridge Supports Cancer Research
South Ridge's Fall Homecoming took cancer research on Tuesday as students and staff wore "pink" to show their support for cancer research. A coin drive was held all week with money going to the American Cancer Society. The evening Volleyball game saw "pink" as well with South Ridge and the visiting team all coming together for cancer awareness.
Homecoming 2013 "Under the Sea" provided tremendous school spirit and opportunity for classes to compete. Every day students dressed according to a pre-determined theme - Monday/Hippie Day, Tuesday/Pink Day, Wednesday/Cartoon Day, Thursday/Country Day and Friday/School Spirit Day. Games were played through out the week with a special assembly on Friday. Princess Rileigh Port and Prince Christian Houle, Queen Savannah Johnson and King Austin Port were crowned during the Friday assembly to the cheers of their classmates.
Special thanks to Ms. Bjorge and the Junior class for their support.
Photos by Liz Rovinsky, Moriah Bickford and Tanya Kuehl
1st Semester, Fall 2013
South Ridge Community Education
Coordinator: Bobbi Maish ph. 218-345-6577
6000 HWY 53, Culver, MN 55779
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