Southwest Junior High

High school and junior high bands, choirs and orchestras will give several concerts between now and Christmas break (see chart). In addition to the scheduled concerts, student musicians will give impromptu performances in local restaurants during December . Fall concerts by the Century Junior High ninth-grade band and seventh- and eighth-grade orchestra have already been [...]

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If you think of the Big Friendly Giant every time a helicopter flies over . . . If you root for the fox when chickens disappear . . . If you open a chocolate bar and wonder if you’ve won the Golden Ticket . . . Well, you may be a Roald Dahl fan. The [...]

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The Southwest Airlines Adopt-A-Pilot program, introduced in 1997, teaches students through aviation-themed activities related to science, geography, math and writing. From February through May, Scandia Elementary students will “adopt” Southwest Airlines pilot Bob Carter. Carter will mentor students in fifth grade as they research careers, develop life skills and learn the importance of staying in [...]

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The Science Department at Southwest Junior High has new student response clickers, thanks in part to a grant from The Education Foundation of the Forest Lake Area (TEFFLA). The clickers will be used for formal and informal assessments and in-class surveys. After students submit their test or quiz answers, teachers can immediately see how they [...]

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Southwest Junior High eighth-grader Sydney Norcross has been named to the Minnesota String Orchestra Teachers Association middle level honors orchestra. Selection to the orchestra was based on audition tapes submitted by students. “We’ve never had anybody from our district selected for this honor before,” said Southwest music teacher Poji Schreiber. “This is like getting into [...]

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