DeAnn Devine is the Minnesota Reading Corps tutor in Scandia. Through a program funded by the federal AmeriCorps program, she spends 20 minutes per day, one-on-one, with each child who qualifies. Three times a year, students in kindergarten through third grade are tested to see if they need tutoring. Each grade has a benchmark score, [...]
Scandia Elementary students in grades 4 to 6 participated in the annual Geography Bee on Monday, Jan. 14. Students answered questions about U.S. and world physical geography. Scandia’s winner is 4th-grader Sam Larsen. Sam will now take a 60-question geography test to see how well he competes against other students in Minnesota. The Geography Bee [...]
The Scandia Elementary Peace Team sponsored a collection drive for victims of Hurricane Sandy. By bringing in their loose change during the week of Nov. 26, they were able to donate $222.77 to Convoy of Hope to buy supplies.
At their August 2 meeting the Forest Lake school board honored a Future Problem Solving team and academic high achievers, listened to concerns from parents about overcrowding, and chose school liaisons.