Students' artwork is on display at Robbin Gallery

Robbinsdale Area Schools' visual arts program will partner with Robbin Gallery to present the second annual art exhibit of elementary students' artwork now until Dec. 26.

The exhibit features creations from students in grades 1-5 from all 10 elementary schools in the district.

All community members, families and students are invited to take a gallery walk during Robbin Gallery's regular hours from noon to 4 p.m. Wednesday-Saturday and 5:30 to 8:30 p.m. on Thursdays.

Robbin Gallery will be open on additional dates and times for this show, including noon-8 p.m. on Wednesday, Dec. 18, and Friday, Dec. 20, and noon to 4 p.m. on Dec. 23 and 26.

The gallery is located at 4915 42nd Av. N. in Robbinsdale.


Education Foundation announces fall grants

The Hopkins Education Foundation announced four education-focused grants worth $38,000. They are:

• Literacy Intervention, at Meadowbrook Elementary School, with Gina Spoo. Meadowbrook's grades 3-5 will pilot literacy intervention kits designed to bring ­struggling readers to grade level in both vocabulary and comprehension, using fiction and nonfiction books developed by reading ­specialists to interest young readers.

• LabQuest2 Technology Update, at North and West junior highs, with Timothy Nefzger and Johannah Olson. LabQuest2 updates a prior grant to create "Real-World Scientists." It uses "next generation hand-held data collection tools" to integrate wirelessly with iPads used by students on a daily basis.

• Mobile Music Recording and Production Lab, at Hopkins High School, with Mark Czech. Music technology students will be able to produce high-quality digital recordings from live music using the art and science of music production. Students will learn to record, amplify, edit, mix and master recordings.

• "Green" Gatehouse Structural Plan, at Hopkins High School, with Tessa Ruff and Sophia Showalter. This project helps the Earth Club begin transforming a parking shed at the Lindbergh Center lot entrance into a "Green" Gatehouse.

Eden Prairie

Science fair needs volunteers to work with entries

More than 200 students have registered to participate in the 9th annual Eden Prairie Schools Science Fair on Jan. 11.

That is 50 more than last year — and that means many more volunteers are needed.

The success of the science fair is due in large part to the volunteers who help judge, set up and tear down, and offer support to participating students.

To sign up, complete the Science Fair ­volunteer form on the Community Education website at nityed.

Kim McGuire