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Happenings This Week: November 12, 2018

Monday, November 12: PTO Meeting PTO meetings are open to all parents and community members. Monday's meeting will run from 6:30 p.m. – 8:00 p.m. in the UMA cafeteria. Friday, November 9: High School Community Friday 9th and 10th graders are headed to the University of Minnesota St. Paul campus this Friday. They will view the university's insect collection, bird collection, mammal collection, and will meet with a UMN career counselor. 11th graders will be exploring the Minneapolis Institute of Art's exhibit, [...]

Happenings This Week: November 5, 2018

Monday, November 5: 7th Grade Field Trip to Northrup The 7th-grade students are attending a dance performance at Northrup Auditorium on the University of Minnesota campus. Pixel, featuring the dazzling hip-hop based choreography of Mourad Merzouki, the cutting-edge digital projections of Adrien M and Claire B, and the Middle Eastern-influenced cinematic musical score of Armand Amar. Friday, November 9: High School Community Friday 9th graders are headed to Duluth this Friday as part of their Design & Engineering class. In the [...]

Happenings This Week: October 29, 2018

Wednesday, October 31: Halloween (no costumes, please) UMA does not allow Halloween costumes to be worn at school. We find this a distraction to our learning environment. Please have your students save their costumes and makeup for trick-or-treating. Students dressed in clothing which appears to be a Halloween costume will be asked to change and could result in a phone call home to bring more clothes. Thursday, November 1: Current 8th-Grade Families High School Information Session Current 8th-grade families are invited to join the high school [...]

Happenings This Week: October 22, 2018

Wednesday, October 24: Guthrie Theater Having just completed Mary Shelley's Frankenstein, the 11th graders are headed to the Guthrie in Minneapolis to see their production of Frankenstein: Playing with Fire.  Thursday, October 25: Information Session Spread the word! We will be hosting an information session for prospective parents on Thursday at school from 6:30 p.m. – 8:00 p.m. Friday, October 26: High School Community Friday The 9th graders will be at the Science Museum discovering the wonders of flight at the exhibits and [...]

Middle School Student Council

Middle School Student Council is a group of dedicated people who plan and execute fun events such as dances, donation drives, lock-ins, and much more. Student Council also listens to and helps find solutions for issues that peers may be facing. We are looking for honest, hard-working students to join our team! Apply by 10/22/18. Applications will be reviewed and followed by an informational interview. If you have questions, please contact Ms. Brown.

Happenings This Week: October 8, 2018

Wednesday, October 10: PSAT Our high school students who have completed Algebra II will take the PSAT this Wednesday and as we gear up for college admissions tests in the spring. Thursday, October 11: 8th-Grade Canoe Trip The 8th graders will spend the day learning about and canoeing down the St. Croix river. Thursday, October 11: 10th-Grade Overnight In a partnership between Mr. Mortenson's Field Biology class and Wilderness Inquiry, the 10th graders will be headed to Fort Snelling to participate in an ash [...]

Fall Conferences and Flu Shots

Fall conferences will take place on Thursday, October 4 (early release for students at 12:20 p.m.) from 1:00 p.m. – 5:00 p.m. and 6:00 p.m. – 8:00 p.m.  There will also be limited spots available on Friday, October 5 from 9:00 a.m. – 12:00 p.m. Flu shots will be available during conferences on October 4 from 5:30 p.m. – 7:30 p.m. Please bring insurance information for billing purposes. Students in grades 7-11 will lead their own conferences and guide parents and guardians through [...]

No School 8/31 or 9/3

There will be no classes at UMA this Friday, August 31 (student release day — collaboration time for teachers) or Monday, September 3 (Labor Day). Enjoy your four-day weekend! We'll see you back on Tuesday, September 4.