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South school briefs: New Burnsville superintendent to host Community Days

  • September 24, 2013 - 3:47 PM

Burnsville- Eagan-Savage

Superintendent hosts Community Days

Superintendent Joe Gothard will host students, parents and community members during two upcoming Community Days.

On Tuesday from 6:30 to 8 p.m., he will be at Eagle Ridge Junior High at 13955 Glendale Road in Savage. From 6:30 to 8 p.m. on Oct. 9, he will be at Burnsville High School at 600 E. Hwy. 13 in Burnsville.

The events are a chance for Gothard to interact with the community, and will shape future decisions in the district.

Teacher’s project at national conference

Sharon Shelerud, a social studies teacher at Metcalf Junior High, will present details about her Global Bridges program at the National Council for Social Studies Conference Nov. 22-24 in St. Louis.

Shelerud, along with a teacher in Maryland, created Global Bridges as a way to connect their students with students in Argentina.

The project started with students in Shelerud’s Advanced Placement geography class creating projects about immigration. Then, over Skype, her students shared their projects with the Argentine students, who completed a similar project about immigration there.

Another session with the Spanish-speaking students is planned for this fall, with the goal of encouraging students to teach fellow students about their place in the world.

St. Thomas Academy

School will dedicate Vincent J. Flynn Hall

St. Thomas Academy will dedicate and bless its newest building, Vincent J. Flynn Hall, in a ceremony at 2:20 p.m. on Friday, Oct. 4, at Gerry Brown Stadium Plaza.

Tours are available after the dedication. The stadium is located at 949 Mendota Heights Road, Mendota Heights.

Shakopee

Grand opening for Learning Center

Shakopee High School will celebrate the grand opening of its Environmental Learning Center at 4 p.m. on Oct. 2.

There will be a ribbon-cutting ceremony and a visit from explorer and educator Will Steger.

Shakopee High School is located at 100 17th Av. W., Shakopee.

ERIN ADLER

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