Friday, May 17, 2013
Northwestern officials tout the new name as "natural growth and progression" of the institution. Do you agree?
Northwestern College announced it is changing its name to University of Northwestern-St. Paul on July 1, according to a university transition page on the college's website. From the webpage: Our name is changing to reflect the natural growth and progression of who we are as an institution, but the mission and vision of Northwestern endures. The same heartbeat that motivated our inception still echoes through our halls, classrooms and offices today. We will continue to send well-equipped champions of the faith out into the world for generations to come. What do you think of the change? Tell us in the comments.
Monday, May 13, 2013
Superintendent Thein also announces Harambee Community School will be joining the District 623 system.
Roseville District 623 Superintendent John Thein on Friday announced a series of administrative appointments for 2013-14, with the changes including new principals for Falcon Heights, Emmet D. Williams and Central Park elementary schools. Thein, in a statement, said he believes the administrative changes put "right leaders, in the right place, at the right time, with the right skills” and they, working with their fellow staff members, will produce fabulous results for our students and their families." Here's a rundown on the changes for the 2013-14 school year: In addtion, the Harambee Community School, in Maplewood, will be joining the District 623 school system, Thein said. That school led, by Principal Kathy Griebel, will offer a year-…
Friday, May 10, 2013
This weekend, Roseville Area High School students will put on performances of a play about white culture.
This weekend, Roseville Area High School students are putting on a play about white culture called "Blanchekreist: A Collaborative Project about Whiteness," according to a Pioneer Press article by Sarah Horner. From the article: The play is the culmination of months of research, dialogue and reflection a group of high school students engaged in under the guidance of Roseville's drama and English teacher Samuel Tanner about what it means to be white. READ THE FULL ARTICLE All performances will take place at the Nielsen Performing Arts Center in Roseville Area High School. Tickets cost $5. Go to RAHSDrama.net or call 651-604-1481 to purchase tickets in advance.
Wednesday, May 8, 2013
Winners were selected from a pool of 15,000 finalists.
Three local students, including two from Roseville Area High School, are among the winners of $2,500 National Merit Scholarships released today, the organization announced. The National Merit Scholarship Corporation selected the three local students from among 15,000 finalists in the 2013 National Merit Program. The winners are judged to have the best combinations of “accomplishments, skills, and potential for success in rigorous college studies.” The number of winners in each state is proportional to the number of graduating seniors in the state. A committee of college admissions officers and high school counselors selected the winners using: This year’s competition began when 1.5 million juniors across 22,000 high schools took the …
Tuesday, May 7, 2013
Olivia DiGiorno, Parkview Center School , takes first in junior paper division.
For Olivia DiGiorno, of the Roseville Public Schools, it's now history: The Parkview Center School student was among the winners this past Saturday in the Minnesota state competition for 2013 National History Day. DiGiorno took place first place in the junior division for her paper "On the Brink: Nuclear Warfare in the Cuban Missile Crisis." The first- and second-place winners from each of 18 project categories earned an invitation to the National History Day competition at the University of Maryland, College Park, June 9-13, according to a press release from the Minnesota Historical Society. The Historical Society noted, "Students presented projects in the categories of exhibits, documentary films, historical performances, web sites and …
Monday, May 6, 2013
The high court will hear argument in a real case as teachers, students look on.
The Minnesota State Supreme Court will be in session this morning (Monday)-at Roseville Area High School. The high court will hear oral arguments in Marshal Helmberger and Timberjay Newspapers, Respondents vs. Johnson Controls, Inc., Petitioner, Office of Administrative Hearings, respondent, Architectural resources, Inc., Petitioner (Case No. A12-0327). The court will hear arguments beginning at 8:45 a.m. After the oral arguments, the justices will answer students’ questions, eat lunch with student leaders, and visit classrooms at the high school, said Lissa Finne, communications spokesperson for the court. Rosevile High School will be the 37th recipient of a school visit by the Supreme Court since the justices launched their "…
Thursday, May 2, 2013
A new Visa survey says families are spending over $1,000 for their child to go to prom. What price works for you, and how do you agree on a limit with your teen?
It has gotten more expensive to do most things in life, so we shouldn't be surprised that it has gotten more pricey to go to a high school prom. On average, parents and teens will spend $1,139 on prom this year. This is only a slight increase over last year but a 40 percent increase from the $807 average of 2011, according to a new Visa survey. The list of "needed" items can be endless: dress, tux, shoes (one pair formal and one for the dance?), corsages, limo, dinner, actual prom tickets and after-prom activities. "Prom is the new wedding," said Kit Yarrow, a consumer research psychologist, in a CNN Money article. "I think that every society has to have a rite of passage into adulthood for young people, and prom has become that." Have …
Tuesday, April 30, 2013
More than 600 students attended the annual high school prom, including more than 200 couples.
More than 600 students attended Roseville High School's 2013 prom Saturday evening at the Prom Center in Oakdale. Prior to the evening social, organizers held a Prom Grand March in the school['s gymnasium. It was an event of glitter and glamour. Roseville Patch was there to capture some of the action as the young couple stroded across the gym floor arm in arm. Take a look at our photo gallery to see if we took your picture. And please upload your photos and videos to share with your family and friends. Want to keep abreast of other Roseville news and information? Subscribe to our free newsletter. Also, like us on Facebook and follow us _on Twitter_
The information session will be lead by Al Franken staffers at 6:30 p.m. at Roseville Area High School.
Tuesday, April 30
Key members of U.S. Sen. Al Franken's staff will host a "College Affordability Resource Night" from 6:30 to 8 p.m. tonight (April 30) at Roseville Area High School. This event, led by Franken's Minnesota Education Advisor Dan Solomon, is aimed at helping families understand their best options for paying for college, including financial aid information and a presentation from a local college financial aid counselor, according to the District 623 web site. The event is free and open to the public. "Navigating the process of paying for college can be incredibly complicated for parents and students alike," Franken said.in a press statement "From filling out college applications and financial aid forms, to understanding financial aid …
Nicholas Behrens, an eighth-grader at Parkview Center School, earned first place in the 2013 League of Minnesota Human Rights Commissions Essay Contest
Tuesday, April 30
Nicholas Behrens, an eighth-grader at Parkview Center School, earned first place in the 2013 League of Minnesota Human Rights Commissions Essay Contest, according to a post on the Roseville Area Schools website. The organization asked students to write on the following topic: As a member in your community, what responsibility do you have to protect human rights in your community? How can you make a change in your community? Reference the United Nations Universal Declaration of Human Rights, the United States Bill of Rights or the Minnesota Human Rights Act. READ BEHRENS' FULL ESSAY