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 ...
“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” Monoprint 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!
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.
Lettin’ Off STEAM with Frank Theatre
Frank Theatre teaching artists have been working with the South Ridge 3rd-4th Grade students and 7th Grade Art students. Students write creatively as they explore what makes a good story. Working in small groups students participate in theater games and perform short stories. Working with trusted friends students can push themselves to speak freely in front of a group or read their story loud and proud. Everyone has their own personal challenge. September 17-18 September 24-25 This program has been generously supported through the Minnesota State Arts Board, Art's Learning grant.
Football and Pep Band
South Ridge Football games are great! Football games with South Ridge 's Pep Band are fantastic! The music, the fans, and cool autumn air make for the perfect evening to shout and cheer for the home team. Interested in playing an instrument? Talk with Ms. Cox. Photos by C.Davidson
“Rachel’s Challenge” Starts a Chain Reaction in South Ridge
"I have this theory that if one person can go out of their way to show compassion, then it will start a chain reaction of the same. People will never know how far a little kindness can go." Students and staff attended an assembly with Rachel's Challenge to learn more about the program in an effort to build a better school and community. Rachel's Challenge is a series of student empowering programs and strategies that equip students and adults to combat bullying and allay feelings of isolation and despair by creating a culture of kindness and compassion. The programs are based on ...
Fall Sports are strong and well on their way to an excellent season. Students attended their first Pep Ralley before the first home football game. Cheerleaders led students in cheers for their favorite teams and athletes. Check out the South Ridge School calendar to make your plans to attend South Ridge games and competitions. [caption id="attachment_5415" align="aligncenter" width="210"] Volleyball Team[/caption] [caption id="attachment_5412" align="aligncenter" width="210"] Football Team[/caption] [caption id="attachment_5414" align="aligncenter" width="210"] Cross Country Team[/caption]
Grandparents Day has become a cherished day in ISD2142 schools! Children sing songs and read their favorite stories with family. It is a time to remember how important family to all of us, young and old. Reading is one of our most important life skills. It is stressed at South Ridge through all of the subjects and grade levels. If you have a child at home, read with them every day. Not only will they build a stronger bond with you, they will benefit academically, enhance their ability to speak and communicate clearly. They will learn to use and understand logic and reasoning skills more effectively as they grow ...
Directions to South Ridge School
South Ridge School 8162 Swan Lake Road Culver, MN 55779 218-345-6789 The South Ridge School is on highway 47 approximately 4 miles from highway 53. From the south: Travel north on highway 33 or 53 to highway 47 and take a left. Travel 4 miles to South Ridge on the south side of the road. From the north: Travel south on highway 53 to highway 47 and take a right. Travel 4 miles to South Ridge on the south side of the road. From the northwest: Travel south on highway 7. After traveling through Alborn follow highway 47 instead of heading south on 7. The school is .5 miles ahead on the south side of the road. The map link to South Ridge is: http://g.co/maps/a2y9n