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Happenings this Week: April 8, 2019

Monday, April 8 There will be a PTO meeting tonight at UMA at 6:30 pm in the school cafeteria. Friday, April 12 The high school students will be participating in Community Friday in the following ways: 9th Grade: Immersive art experience at Can Can Wonderland. 10th Grade: Meeting with a research scientist at University of MN, Minneapolis campus. 11th Grade: Half-day arts workshop at Inver Hill Community College, visit to History Theater and new building.

Happenings this Week: March 25, 2019

Tuesday, March 26 High school and middle school will each hold information sessions for prospective parents from 6:30 pm – 8:00 pm this Tuesday. Sign up here, and spread the word! Thursday, March 28 Thursday is the last day of the third quarter. For high school students, this marks the mid-term grade for the second semester. Friday, March 29 Friday is a student release day. Staff will be at school calculating quarter grades and working on cross-curricular collaborations for next quarter.

Happenings this Week: March 18, 2019

Tuesday, March 19 The Board of Directors will hold their monthly meeting this Tuesday at UMA from 4:45 p.m. – 6:30 p.m. These meetings are open to the public and take place the third Tuesday of every month. Thursday, March 21 Spring pictures will be taken this Thursday during the school day. If you are new to the school and did not have a fall picture taken, your student will have the opportunity to take their picture on Thursday. If you would [...]

Happenings this Week: March 11, 2019

Tuesday, March 12 Juniors will be taking the ACT this Tuesday from 9:30 a.m. – 12:45 p.m. This is a rescheduled date due to an earlier snow day. All 11th graders who are taking the test should report directly to the gym. Students will be finished with the test before lunch and are expected to attend regularly scheduled afternoon classes. If you have questions, please contact Jane Greenberg. Wednesday, March 13 Sophomores will be taking the Pre-ACT this Wednesday from 9:30 a.m. [...]

Happenings this Week: March 4, 2019

Wednesday, March 6 8th-grade students have been touching on a variety of themes throughout their Geography and Language Arts classes, from immigration to refugee policies around the globe. On Wednesday, the students will visit the History Center's exhibit on Somalis and Minnesota, giving a historical and cultural context to the stories of those who have moved here from Somalia. Thursday, March 7 — 6:00 p.m. 10th-grade students and parents are invited to join Jane Greenberg, our college and career counselor, for an [...]

Happenings this Week: February 25, 2019

Tuesday, February 26 There will be both middle school and high school information sessions this Tuesday evening at UMA from 6:30 p.m. – 8:00 p.m. Please pass this information along to your friends or RSVP for a session. Thursday, February 28 This Thursday is an early release day for all students. They will be dismissed at 12:20 p.m. Their dismissal will be followed by student conferences from 1:00 p.m. – 5:00 p.m. and again from 6:00 p.m. – 8:00 p.m. If you [...]

Happenings this Week: February 18, 2019

Monday, February 18 School closed for Presidents Day Wednesday, February 20 School closed due to snow. ACT test for 11th graders rescheduled to April 12, 2019. Thursday, February 21 State of the School presentation at 6:30 p.m. at UMA. Friday, February 22 Regularly scheduled classes for all students. There will not be a Community Friday for high school students this week.

Happenings this Week: February 11, 2019

Monday, February 11 The PTO will hold a meeting at 6:30 p.m. at UMA. Thursday, February 14 7th graders are going to the Minnesota History Center as part of their U.S. History and Language Arts classes' focus on the Civil War.  Students will learn about the involvement of Minnesotans in the war through a guided lesson from museum staff.  Additionally, they will have a chance to explore the rest of the museum and its various featured exhibits. Friday, February 15 This Friday is a student [...]

Happenings this Week: February 4, 2019

Friday, February 8: High School Community Friday 9th graders will continue their studies in Human Geography by visiting the Islamic Cultural Society and learning more about the Israel-Palestine conflict. 10th graders will be at UMA working on a stop-motion video about DNA replication for Biology class. 11th graders will be headed to downtown St. Paul to tour our new building, make connections with the History Theatre, and spend time at the American Museum of Art. We're excited to meet and connect with some [...]