Tag Archives: Academics

August 31st | Back to School! | Moment of the Day

#MomentOfTheDay Sophomore Ella Pickerign chats with Sophia Howland socially distanced style about the year to come and goes over her summer reading assignment.  

Read More »

ISS Update

Project returns to Earth after 3 months On April 6, the Minnehaha Academy International Space Station experiment returned to Earth aboard the Space X CRS- 20, splashing down into the Pacific Ocean. The project, which researched the effect of a microgravity environment on the growth of calcium carbonate crystals, will …

Read More »

Coronavirus: Online School

What online school is like from a teacher’s perspective The current pandemic has heavily affected classrooms across the United States, and the world. Since schools have been moved online, everyone has had to adjust, especially teachers. Though the class content has stayed the same for many, teaching styles and resources …

Read More »

How to study for finals

Homework Helpers lend experience to freshmen facing first finals It was the first test in the intense physics class, and freshman Alex Brown wasn’t sure if he was prepared. He studied long and hard but something just wasn’t right. When he showed up for the test he was nervous. Not …

Read More »

New school, new world

Chinese students overcome challenges and gain valuable experiences during their time at an American school [This story is also available in Chinese] “[In America], when a teacher gives you back an exam, they give it to you flipped over,’’ said LangTing Deng, who goes by Longine, a freshman Chinese exchange …

Read More »

Beyond college status symbols

College counselors remind students to, aside from ranking and prestige, consider factors like clubs and programs when making application decisions National ranking. Acceptance rate. School pride. Intramurals. Internship programs. These factors, which seniors consider when applying for college, range in their excitement factor as well as their importance to each student. …

Read More »

Pastor Greg Ellis works to integrate faith and academics

  Greg Ellis settles into his new role as Minnehaha Chaplain This year, Pastor Greg Ellis is serving as Minnehaha’s Upper School Chaplain and is  teaching two Bible classes. “I’m teaching the same classes that Rev. B taught, so freshman Introduction to Reading the Bible,  and sophomores Life and Teachings …

Read More »

Saying good bye to a ‘teacher’s teacher’

“I don’t love history. I like it, but I don’t love it,” said social studies teacher Matt Ridenour. “The best parts of the job are, and it’s so cliché but it is so true, these wonderfully dynamic relationships we get to have with students.” After teaching for eight years at …

Read More »

Minnehaha sophomores compare The Lord of the Flies to the movie Mean Girls

“I think [watching Mean Girls in English class] is a great idea. It’s funny, and then it also shows…how girls act, [not realistically], but it’s enhanced. It’s really entertaining,” said sophomore Lily Kline, a student in Robyn Westrem’s Honors English 10. For the past few weeks, sophomore students in Honors …

Read More »

AP World History students watch Guns, Germs, and Steel

With the second week of second semester hitting the halfway point, students of all grades continue get back into the swing of things and slip back into a normal school routine. In particular, AP World History students are becoming familiar with a new way of testing in class. Unlike first …

Read More »