Guillermo Ponce-Rodriquez selected as a “Read 180 All-Star” and was national finalist
Guillermo Ponce-Rodriquez, a Mankato Area Public Schools’ East High School student, was selected as a “Read 180 All-Star.” As a national finalist, he won $100. As part of Read 180, Ponce-Rodriquez improved over two grade levels in one semester.
Read 180 is an intensive reading intervention program that differentiates instruction for each student. Each program is personally tailored to meet students’ reading needs and goals. Data is checked daily as they move through the program...More Information
East High School students place at DECA International Career Development Conference
Mankato Area Public Schools’ East High School students Cole Theobald, Bryce Sellner and Jared Steiner placed sixth at DECA’s International Career Development Conference for their virtual business challenge, sports. Nearly 16,000 students from around the world participated in the conference.
Mankato Area Public Schools’ East High School counseling team receives state award
East High School's counseling team is one of three teams from throughout the state that received the Student Personnel Accountability Report Card (SPARC) award. This award was presented to the team for development of a continuous improvement document that helps demonstrate effective communication and a commitment to getting results.
Mankato Area Public Schools' East High School DECA students earn state recognition
Mankato Area Public Schools' East High School students earned state recognition and an opportunity to advance to compete with 20,000 top students from around the world at the International Career Development Conference.
Teacher Mark Zenk named VEX Robotics mentor of the year
Mark Zenk, West High School teacher and VEX robotics coach, was selected as mentor of the year. This award is given to a mentor or engineer that has helped their students achieve goals that were seemingly out of reach. This individual is a role model, a leader and an extraordinary mentor who helps show students new ways to expand their knowledge and solve problems.
Two VEX robotics teams earn World Championship invitations
Two Mankato Area Public Schools VEX robotics teams from Prairie Winds Middle School and East High School have qualified and earned World Championship invitations. Teams include:
Four VEX robotics teams earn World Championship invitations
Four Mankato Area Public Schools’ West High School VEX robotics teams have qualified and earned World Championship invitations. Teams include:
Mankato Area Public Schools’ spelling bee champions
Mankato Area Public Schools’ students, Emily Spieker, Dakota Meadows Middle School, and Gavin Davis, Prairie Winds Middle School, were their school’s spelling bee champions. They advanced to the regional spelling bee. Regional winners advance to the national spelling bee held in Washington D.C.
Alex Emery and Connor McGraw are geography bee winners
Mankato Area Public Schools’ students Alex Emery, Prairie Winds Middle School, and Connor McGraw, Dakota Meadows Middle School, won their school’s competition as part of the National Geographic Bee. Emery and McGraw took a qualifying test and up to 100 of the top scorers in the state will be eligible to compete in the state spelling bee in March.
Mankato Area Public Schools' students selected to perform in state and national choirs
Mankato Area Public Schools' East High School students Aliya Mukamuri, grade 9, and Lauren Senden, grade 10, auditioned and were selected to sing with the Minnesota American Choral Director's Association 9th and 10th grade Women's Honor Choir. They will perform under Therese Hibbard of St. Olaf College at 5:30 p.m., Thursday, February 16 Central Lutheran Church, 333 South 12th Street, Minneapolis.
Senden was also selected to perform with the American Choral Directors Association (ACDA) National Mixed Honor Choir, conducted by Grammy winning composer and conductor Eric Whitacre, March 11 at Minneapolis Orchestra Hall, 1111 Nicollet Mall...More Information