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Spring Parent-Teacher Conferences Take on a New Format at MJSHS

In hopes of improving participation and communication, Minneapolis Junior Senior High School is trying a new approach to our spring parent teacher conferences.  Each teacher has made an attempt by email, phone, or by mail to schedule an initial meeting with students and parents.  After the meeting, the student and parent are free to meet with other faculty of their choosing.  All 8th through 11th grade students have also been assigned an advocate. Once parents and student have met with the teachers, they are asked to meet with their child’s advocate.  The role of a student's educational advocate . . .

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2017 Div B Regional Science Olympiad

The Division B Science Olympiad Team placed 2nd at the Regional meet held at the Hays University Campus on February 7th.  This qualifies the team to compete at the state competition in April at Wichita State University.  The Science Olympiad Division B Team is made up of 15 seventh through ninth grade students that compete in 23 individual events for medals and also accumulate points as a team.  The team score is composed of points according to the placing in each event with the low score winning.  If a team does not compete in an event, they are automatically given last place and . . .

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MHS FORENSIC TEAM CAPTURES TROPHIES/MEDALS AT SYLVAN GROVE AND BELLEVILLE

The Minneapolis Forensics team debuted at the Sylvan Grove forensics tournament on Thursday, January 26.  The 9 students in attendance captured the 3rd place sweepstakes trophy out of 14 schools attending. Students qualifying for State Championships were Zoey Rankin-1st in Informative; Paige Robins-1st in Oration;  Carlie Shupe & Jaxson Metzler-1st in Duet Act; and Paige Robins-2nd in Prose.  Qualifying for State Festival was Lindsey Diercks-5th in Poetry. Qualifying for finals round and also receiving medals were Claire Lichtenwalter & Olivia Jones-3rd in Duet Act; Jaxson Metzler-3rd . . .

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Local Law Enforcement Will Be Watching You

Local law enforcement will be conducting seat belt checks from  February 20 - March 3.  Buckle up for safety; it just might save your life.  

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MGS Fifth Grader Wins Ottawa County Spelling Bee

Daniel Roth, a Minneapolis Grade School fifth grade student in Mrs. Logan’s class, was this year’s winner of the Ottawa County Spelling Bee held on February 1, 2017.  He defeated fifty-nine other Ottawa County competitors, grades four through eight, at Wednesday’s competition.  Daniel correctly spelled the word “ julep ” in round 19.  Then, in round 20, Chloe Harmon, an eighth grade student at Bennington Jr. High School stumbled on the word “ allegro ”.  To complete round 20, Daniel correctly spelled the word “ phenomenon ”.  He went on to win the . . .

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