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France CFE group meets to prepare for trip

Today the French trip CFE group all gathered in french teacher and group leader Mark Norlander’s room to discuss more details about the upcoming trip. Reverend Dan Bergstrom is the other group chaperone of the trip. The students spent the flex and assembly period dissecting the criss-crossing colored lines of …

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January 11

With windchills of negative 17, students bundled up both outside and side the school. Winter coats were seen all throughout the day, along with blankets and extra sweatshirts. After the bell rang, students flooded out to their cars and made sure to leave a few extra minutes to let the …

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Yesterday in sports: Boys’ Basketball

Last night, the Minnehaha boys’ basketball team beat St. Paul Central in overtime, 91-86. Sophomore JaVonni Bickham and eighth grader Jalen Suggs led the scoring for Minnehaha with 21 points apiece. With the victory, the Redhawks improved to 9-3. The team is averaging 71.2 points per game and currently sits …

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The start of finals week

Varying levels of stress and dread fill students, as the first day of finals week begins. Classes are attended, projects turned in and quizzes taken, all as students and teachers prepare for the three days of testing that will occur at the end of the week. Though there is much …

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All through art

Today’s chapel was titled the ‘Arts Chapel’ by showcasing different mediums of student artwork, and it focused on the beauty of God-given talents. Junior Sierra Takushi recited an original spoken word poem, seniors Gabbi Johnson and Lily Askegaarde performed a self-coreographed dance and juniors Eli Aronson and Matthew Humason delivered an adopted …

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Lockdown procedure practice enforced

Today, after a comedic assembly from MA’s two Slovak students, Matus Kocalka and Adam Hano, principal Jason Wenschlag went over the basic requirements for MA’s lockdown drill. Two basic categories were listed: code red and code yellow. An alarm and voice would speak through the intercom, alerting students of the …

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Grandparents’ day celebrates generations of community and thanksgiving

The clamour of people talking and laughing echoed through the hallways as grandparents met with their students in the campus room to celebrate the upcoming Thanksgiving weekend during the Thanksgiving chapel. Every year Minnehaha gives grandparents the opportunity to come to the school the day before Thanksgiving and give thanks, …

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Learning through experiences and memories of the elderly

“Just a few years ago…[my dad] came to my class and talked to my students. That was the first time I’d heard any of those stories [that he told],” remarked history teacher Elizabeth Van Pilsum. “I just thought ‘Wow, what a resource’ and ‘What have I been doing all these …

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Psychology students work on final projects

As the bell to signal the end of second period finishes sounding, students gather in the campus room, along hallways and in clusters around the gym: the usual hot spots during FLEX time. Today, a group of about 20 students are meeting in the health room, randomly selected to participate …

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Running through illness

On Saturday November 7th, the Minnehaha Academy Boy’s Cross Country team, made up of seniors Chris Schold, Bjorn Anderson and Jacob Gray, junior Gabe Satoskar, sophomore Tristan Tew and freshmen Maxwell Gifford and Anthony Guarnera, ran state along with individual qualifier sophomore Ava Perez Erickson. Aside from the stress of …

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