Every month East and West Junior High Schools have a school-wide activity that builds connections to college and careers. In November, the Connect to College and Career event focused on the military in honor of Veterans Day. The students participated in a military jeopardy game and learned about the branches of the military.
Marines also visited the schools and held a special challenge with the kids. They were asked to do as many push-ups as possible wearing a 20-pound vest, or doing as many squats as possible wearing a 20-pound vest and holding a 35-pound block. The top three males and females at each school won Marine apparel. The students also received the opportunity to sign up for a Military Q & A panel. Past and present military members attended and had an open dialogue with students. The students listened to their stories and asked questions to learn more about the different branches of the military.
Two Teachers Honored with TIES Exceptional Teacher Award
On Tuesday, December 13th, two teachers from Shakopee Public Schools received this year’s TIES Exceptional Teacher Award. Trudy Lynch, a first grade teacher at Sweeney Elementary and Karl Zachmann, a technology and engineering education teacher at West Junior High, were honored. Click here to read the full story and check out the video to learn more about their dedication to students:
Hour of Code
Shakopee students recently participated in Hour of Code. The event, which was held the first week of December, is a global movement that reached tens of millions of students in more than 180 countries. During the week, Jackson 4th grade students participated in Hour of Code by using Kodable on their Chromebooks. Sweeney second grade students did a full level "dive in" experience with Hour of Code using the app called Scratch Jr. Students created movement with various characters and backgrounds. To read more about hour of code, read the latest edition of Catching Creativity from our digital learning coaches.
Shakopee High School students support Mounds View High School community
Our thoughts are with the Mounds View High School community. Shakopee High School students created these thoughtful banners – filled with well wishes and support – for MVHS to help the student body and staff heal following the fatal car accident involving two of their students.