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Evelia Barrera–making our school home

Making our school home What makes a school? Is it the building or the students? Is it about the teachers? The answers to these questions are definitely “yes.” But a school is not only those things. What about the unheralded, underhyped people who make a big, if quietly essential, impact …

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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 …

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Language in and out of the classroom

Growing up bilingual benefits many Minnehaha students Every day, high schoolers fill Minnehaha’s language classes. Students take their seats and pull our their textbooks and iPads. The bell rings and the teacher greets the students with a cheery “Bonjour,” “nǐmén hǎo,” “salve” or “hola” as they begin to take notes. …

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MA French students serve in West Africa

Minnehaha Alumnus Vera Morbey (’09) discusses the recent outbreak of Ebola in Western Africa with Minnehaha filmmaker Kate Brown. Language classes lead to passports, adventures and service beyond high school “A year ago, I would not have thought I would be here,” says Kate Pitchford (‘10), a volunteer with Wycliffe, …

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