Briefs

Decorating Pumpkins

In the spirit of Halloween, Mrs. Cripe’s senior advisory brought mini pumpkins to decorate. The room smelled of Sharpie markers and chatter filled the air. Hot glue guns were plugged into the wall, but after a few minutes the girls realized no one had brought buttons or glitter to glue …

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Cross country bonds before sections

Tonight the cross country running team ate their annual spaghetti dinner after practice. It was a time of fellowship and enjoying the companionship of teammates the day before a race. Tomorrow, the boys and girls varsity are racing in sections at Battle Creek Park. If either team takes first or …

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Sophomore class takes the ACT Aspire

The sophomore class took the ACT Aspire test today at Minnehaha. The test – which is administered only once to Minnehaha students during their time in high school – assessed student readiness in English, math, reading, science and writing. Today’s test needed an entire school day to complete and was the …

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Minnehaha celebrates Mole Day

This morning, Minnehaha’s chemistry department celebrated Mole Day – which honors the mole, an SI unit created by Amedeo Avogadro – with an assortment of mole songs, mole dances and mole treats. The mole is a basic unit of measurement in chemistry that measures amount of any given substance. Avogadro’s …

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New teachers: Jennifer Tillman, social studies

“I’m pleasantly surprised by how many [Minnehaha] students actually do their homework,” said the new social studies teacher Jennifer Tillman. Transitioning into life at Minnehaha Academy has been enjoyable for Tillman in the first month of school. She feels welcomed and accepted by the staff and students alike. After attending …

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New teachers: Aurélie Belleau, french amity

“[When I was a little girl] I wanted to be a helicopter pilot,” said Aurélie Belleau, Minnehaha’s new French amity. “No, it is not a joke,” she said, eyes crinkling with laughter, “it was real.” Belleau, who looks forward to getting her degrees and becoming a French teacher, now has …

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New teachers: Seth Johnson, english

English teacher Seth Johnson did not always know that he would find his passion in teaching kids how to write an article or helping them study the words of Christopher McCandless. Growing up, Johnson had two things in mind that he wanted to be. The first was a surgeon, so …

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New teachers: David Tweeten, chemistry

Balancing chemical equations or finding the molar mass of Ammonium bicarbonate aren’t priorities in the lives of most people, but for David Tweeten, Minnehaha Academy’s new science teacher, it’s part of his daily life. This year, Tweeten is excited to become part of the Minnehaha community and has enjoyed his …

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