John Mitsch Nominated as Teacher of the Year

John Mitsch, a 6th grade math teacher at St. Anthony Middle School, was nominated for the Minnesota Teacher of the Year. "John has been a committed educator at St. Anthony Middle School for all students. In addition to his amazing teaching abilities, he is a great colleague," shared Dr. Renee Corneille, Principal.

 

 

Mr. Nowlin, You Are Missed

Carl Nowlin, a teacher at Wilshire Park for over 12 years, died on January 11, 2016, after a battle with ALS.
Families are welcome to attend Mr. Nowlin’s Memorial Service on Saturday, February 6th, 2016 at 11:00 am.
Visitation will begin at 10:00 a.m. Memorial Service will be held at 835 2nd Avenue NW, New Brighton, MN 55112

Maximizing Space at Wilshire Park

Families are moving into our community and choosing our schools for their children. This trend is increasing our resident student population at each school, especially Wilshire Park where 90% of students in grades K-5 are residents. A series of community meetings were held to discuss the changes at Wilshire Park and how it has impacted the use of space at the school.

TIES Exceptional Teachers

Nathan Meyer and Erin Samuels were recognized as TIES Exceptional Teachers at the TIES 2015 Education Technology Conference on December 15, 2015. The award recognizes teachers who model the best practices in their classroom and engage students in learning with technology.

 

Hour of Code at Wilshire Park Elementary School

To celebrate Computer Science Education week, Wilshire Park Elementary School participated in the Hour of Code to encourage students to get excited about computer programming and help them learn how it impacts our daily lives. Lisa Cartwright, the Science, Technology, Engineering, and Math (STEM) Specialist at Wilshire Park, partnered with Code.org--a non-profit organization whose vision is every student in every school should have the opportunity to learn computer science--to bring the Hour of Code to all 702 students in grades K-5.

Wilshire Park's 7th Annual Food Drive

Students at Wilshire Park Elementary School donated 2,345 pounds of food and $1,983 for Second Harvest Heartland during the 7th annual food drive which will provide 8,898 meals for food insecure families. Since 2009, Wilshire Park students, families and staff have donated more than $7,800 and 17,930 pounds of food which equates to roughly 41,600 meals. Ms. Cole's 2nd grade class (pictured) collected the most food and were selected to help load the Second Harvest Heartland truck.

Strikers Participate in State Tournament

Congratulations to the St. Anthony / Columbia Heights Strikers for participating in the state tournament on November 20-21 at Stillwater Area High School.

 

Carl Nowlin Recognized by the ALS Association

Carl Nowlin, a teacher at Wilshire Park Elementary School for over 12 years, was recognized on October 30, 2015, at Light the Journey, an annual fundraising event hosted by the ALS Association: MN, SD, and ND Chapter. Carl, who was diagnosed in October 2014, was the keynote speaker and his journey with the disease was highlighted in this video: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=eTD3extO1fg&feature=youtu.be

Representative Bernardy Visits St. Anthony

Representative Connie Bernardy (center) visited St. Anthony-New Brighton School District and met with School Board member Andrea Scamehorn (left), Board Chair Leah Slye (right), and Superintendent Bob Laney on October 9, 2015.

 

2015 Hall of Fame Inductees

The St. Anthony Village High School Hall of Fame Selection Committee inducted Eric Brever, Class of 1997, and Don Siggelkow, Class of 1976 (pictured with his family), to the St. Anthony Village High School Hall of Fame on Friday, October 9.

 

 

 

Representative Laine Tours Wilshire Park

Representative Carolyn Laine (center) visited with Lisa Cartwright (left), Science, Technology, Engineering and Math (STEM) teacher at Wilshire Park Elementary School on September 23 during a tour with Superintendent Bob Laney, School Board Chair Leah Slye, and Andrea Scamehorn (not pictured).