West school briefs: Minnesota sixth-graders eligible for free admission to historical sites

  • Updated: October 22, 2013 - 2:19 PM

Sara Glassman, sglassman@startribune.com The 2011 Upper Midwest Regional Emmy recipients kicked off the evening with a party at Crave in Minneapolis. Jason DeRusha of WCCO and Alyssa DeRusha. ORG XMIT: MIN2013101712003860

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For sixth-graders, a free pass to history

All state sixth-graders can visit any Minnesota Historical Society site or museum free during this academic year, thanks to Sixth-Grade Minnesota History Pass grants.

The pass, which provides free admittance through Aug. 31, 2014, may not be used for field trips, paid programs or specially priced exhibits.

The program has been developed to support new state academic standards, which designate Minnesota history and government as the primary focus of the sixth-grade social studies curriculum.

For more information or to request a pass for your sixth-grader, visit www.mnhs.org/education.

Blake School to host introductory events

Families are invited to learn more about the Blake School on Nov. 2, 9 and 13.

On Nov. 2, families can explore the Hopkins and Wayzata campuses. On Nov. 9, they are invited to our Upper School campus in Minneapolis. And on Nov. 13, they can attend a community event at the Plymouth Public Library where administrators and faculty members will be on hand to discuss school life, curriculum and activities.

All admissions and financial aid applications must be received by Jan. 31. Prospective families also are invited to attend a financial aid workshop at 9 a.m. Jan. 11 on Blake’s Hopkins campus.

For directions and more information, go to www.blakeschool.org or call 952-988-3420.


Robbinsdale Cooper to present “KA-BOOM!”

The Robbinsdale Cooper High School Marching Band will present “KA-BOOM!” from 7 to 9 p.m. Friday, Nov. 1, at the school in New Hope. All proceeds will support Cooper’s Marching Hawks and their first-ever band trip. WCCO-TV personality Jason DeRusha will be master of ceremonies.

At “KA-BOOM!”, the Marching Hawks’ second annual indoor concert, they will perform music from Cirque du Soleil’s adventure show “KA.”

The Shady Oak Groove Society and the new Cooper High School Color Guard also will perform.

Advance tickets are $10; tickets at the door are $15. Seating is general admission. To order tickets, go to chs.rdale.org or call 763-504-8543.

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