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Mankato Area Public Schools’ East High School receives $2,000 grant from Mankato Clinic Foundation

Mankato Area Public Schools’ East High School has been awarded a $2,000 grant from the Mankato Clinic Foundation to provide iPads to help athletic trainers as they work with student-athletes. The iPads will help make recordkeeping more efficient and enhance accuracy, which can positively impact the health and safety of student-athletes.
 

 
 
Danielle Gleason, East High School student Danielle Gleason, East High School student
East High School student Danielle Gleason earns perfect ACT score

Mankato Area Public Schools' East High School student Danielle Gleason earned a perfect score of 36 on the ACT test. The ACT consists of English, mathematics, reading and science tests, each scored on a scale of 1 to 36. A student's composite score is the average of these four test scores.

Less than one-tenth of 1 percent of students who take the ACT earn a top score. Among test takers in the high school graduating class of 2014, about 1,400 of more than 1.85 million students earned a composite score of 36. ACT test scores are accepted by all major U.S. colleges. Exceptional scores of 36 provide colleges with evidence of student readiness for the academic rigors that lie ahead...More Information

 
 
Aisha Chughtai and Deven Michels
Aisha Chughtai and Deven Michels earn first place honors at State History Day

Aisha Chughtai and Deven Michels took first place honors at State History Day and will compete at nationals.  Their topic is, “leadership and legacy in history.”  They chose  to research Wayne Wheeler and showed his impact and importance in modern American politics.

National History Day encourages students to research history in a creative way.  Criteria includes making sure research is accurate and thorough.  View website developed by Chughtai and Michels to communicate information about their topic.
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Matt Moore
Matt Moore honored as exemplary teacher

Mankato Area Public Schools' West High School Teacher Matt Moore has been honored as a model teacher who supports, inspires and assists students to attain greater learning as a regional honoree in this year's WEM Foundation's Outstanding Educator Awards Program. 

"Mr. Moore not only taught us important facts, but also how to think, write and analyze," a student shared.
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Pictured left to right: Teacher Tim Guldan and students Sam Pries, Akshat Singh, Maya Miller and Kira Sims. Pictured left to right: Teacher Tim Guldan and students Sam Pries, Akshat Singh, Maya Miller and Kira Sims.
Dakota Meadows Middle School student wins bronze medal in state science fair; three students are first-time participants

Mankato Area Public Schools' Dakota Meadows Middle School student Akshat Singh, eighth grade, won a bronze medal for his project and paper presentations. Seventh grade students Sam Pries, Maya Miller and Kira Sims were first-time science fair participants.
 
 

 
 
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Mankato Area Public Schools’ East High School’s production of “The Laramie Project” recognized

Mankato Area Public Schools’ East High School’s production of “The Laramie Project” was recognized by Judy Shepard, mother of Matthew Shepard. The play tells the story of the aftermath of Matthew’s murder in Laramie, Wyoming. Judy thanked cast and producers and encouraged this opportunity be used to “form discussions about how to create a more civil, compassionate and just world.”
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Nicholas Schmitz, science teacher at Dakota Meadows Middle School. Nicholas Schmitz, science teacher at Dakota Meadows Middle School.
Nicholas Schmitz receives "Excellence in Science Mentoring Teacher" award

Nicholas Schmitz, a science teacher at Dakota Meadows Middle School, earned the "Excellence in Science Mentoring Teacher" award from the Minnesota Academy of Science. The award recognizes science teachers who find creative ways to nurture students' interest in scientific research and discovery and encourage student engagement in hands-on projects and experiences outside the classroom.
 

 
 
From left to right: (kneeling) McKenzie Gleason and Tessa Machado (standing)
Chris Thielsen, Mike Shores, Jordan Pasker, Alex Berg, Kyle Ulrich, Andrew Miller, Samuel Mansfield, Josh Menzel, Dani Gleason, James Coomer and Dave Stahl
From left to right: (kneeling) McKenzie Gleason and Tessa Machado (standing) Chris Thielsen, Mike Shores, Jordan Pasker, Alex Berg, Kyle Ulrich, Andrew Miller, Samuel Mansfield, Josh Menzel, Dani Gleason, James Coomer and Dave Stahl
Mankato Area Public Schools' East High School's VEX robotics team wins state championship; advances to nationals

Mankato Area Public Schools' East High School's VEX robotics team won the state championship, advanced to the world championship in Louisville, Kentucky (through April 18) and will compete with students from 25 countries around the world.

Student teams were given a design challenge and used the VEX equipment kit to design, build and program a robot to perform certain tasks. Students were introduced to the world of robotics with the VEX Robotics Design System in partnership with Project Lead the Way, the nation’s leading provider of science, technology, engineering and math (STEM) programs. The hands-on robot-building experience provides an opportunity to excite students about STEM subjects in a fun, motivational way.
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Pictured left to right: (first row) Maddie Ceminsky and Abbygail Weiler (second row) Nara Ganske and Emma Young (third row) Ian Spencer and Sam Csizmadia Pictured left to right: (first row) Maddie Ceminsky and Abbygail Weiler (second row) Nara Ganske and Emma Young (third row) Ian Spencer and Sam Csizmadia
Dakota Meadows students selected to South Central Minnesota Band Directors Association Honor Band

The following Dakota Meadows Middle School students were selected to participate in the South Central Minnesota Band Directors Association Honor Band:
 
Madison Ceminsky
Sam Csizmadia
Nara Ganske          
Ian Spencer
Emma Young
Abbygail Weiler

Schools from all over southern Minnesota and Iowa participated.

 
 
Dakota Meadows Middle School students selected for Southern Minnesota Honor Band pictured left to right: (row 1) Jackson Koeneman, Emma Young, Kyleigh Schimek, Kayde McMannis, Ian Spencer, Sam Csizmadia and Nick Lustig; (row two)    Akshat Singh, Andrew Baston and Andrew Beckius; (row three) Maddie Ceminski, Malia Lagred and Keely Schuck; (row four)  Elizabeth Meidl, Claire Hemstock and Kassidy Fischer; (top row) Nara Ganske Dakota Meadows Middle School students selected for Southern Minnesota Honor Band pictured left to right: (row 1) Jackson Koeneman, Emma Young, Kyleigh Schimek, Kayde McMannis, Ian Spencer, Sam Csizmadia and Nick Lustig; (row two) Akshat Singh, Andrew Baston and Andrew Beckius; (row three) Maddie Ceminski, Malia Lagred and Keely Schuck; (row four) Elizabeth Meidl, Claire Hemstock and Kassidy Fischer; (top row) Nara Ganske
Dakota Meadows students selected to Southern Minnesota Honor Band

The following Dakota Meadows Middle School bands were selected to participate in the Southern Minnesota Honor Band held in Austin, Minn.:
 
Akshat Singh
Madison Ceminsky
Keely Schuck
Andrew Baston                 
Emma Young
Kassidy Fischer
Nara Ganske
Sam Csizmadia
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