“There’s no can’t. There’s no won’t. There’s just how.” – Spencer West Scandia Elementary students who attended We Day came away motivated to make a difference in the world. We Day is an initiative of Free The Children, an international charity that empowers young people to become agents of local and global change. The first Minnesota We [...]
When the school facilities task force members presented their findings in April, they recommended a total cost not to exceed $130 million.
Ten fifth-grade students from Scandia Elementary participated in the Math Masters of Minnesota Challenge at Benjamin Mays Elementary in St. Paul on April 26. The Scandia team of Charlie Ferderer, Sydney Johnson, Robby Kronmiller, Adam Strupp and Gabby Walrath placed fifth out of 32 teams competing. A second Scandia team of Taylor Glumack, Dylan [...]
Students in Jeremy Swensen’s fifth grade at Scandia Elementary listen as Sally Leider of Watershed Wisdom discusses natural habitats in Minnesota on April 4. Every year fifth-graders in Scandia and Marine are encouraged to become stewards of the local watershed through this program. This year they studied local birds, creating bird art that Leider shared [...]
Scandia Elementary School Counselor Molly Nemec brought 25 members of the Peace Team to Northwoods Humane Society on Friday, March 15. They split into two smaller groups to tour the shelter. In additional to meeting the animals, the students learned about compassion, responsible pet ownership, the importance of spaying or neutering pets, and how to [...]
Sam Larsen, a fourth-grader at Scandia Elementary, and Mason Vanvleet, a sixth-grader at Wyoming Elementary, are among 100 Minnesota students who will compete at the Minnesota National Geographic Bee at St. Cloud State University on Friday, April 5. After winning their elementary school bees, the boys took a qualifying test which was submitted [...]