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Hidden Valley students shine at regional science fair

CONGRATULATIONS SCIENCE FAIR PARTICIPANTS!

Six students represented Hidden Valley Elementary this year at the 67th Annual Southern MN Regional Science and Engineering Fair at Minnesota State University, Mankato on Saturday, April 28.

The following students won awards.

Grand Award Bronze Medals
Given for projects that demonstrate the greatest potential contribution to science, exemplify student creativity and curiosity, and reflect a student’s    personal and academic growth:

Hidden Valley students compete at Math Masters

Thirteen Hidden Valley Elementary students competed on three teams in the Math Masters competition at Lakeville South High School on Friday, April 20.

Math Masters challenges students to use critical thinking skills and problem solving abilities, and gives recognition for academic effort and achievement.  The events include individual and team competitions in a wide range of math areas to allow students with many interests and backgrounds to excel. These challenges are the culmination of a year-long preparation as team members work to improve their math skills.  

Veterans invited to program at Hidden Valley Elementary Nov. 10

Military veterans and community members currently serving in the military are invited to a Veterans Day program at 2:45 p.m. on Friday, Nov. 10, at Hidden Valley Elementary School in Savage.

Students will present poppies and cards to veterans. Students will also be singing patriotic songs and some will be speaking.

“We would love to have a gym full of veterans attending our program,” said Kimberly Wood, music specialist. “It’s great for our students to see veterans and have the opportunity to honor them.”

Opportunities coming to meet the next Eagle Ridge principal

Parents and students are invited to attend any of these opportunities to meet and hear from Erika Nesvig, who will become principal at Eagle Ridge Middle School before the 2017-18 school year.

Mrs. Nesvig will be discussing her vision as principal and some of the new things happening at Eagle Ridge, including AVID (Advancement Via Individual Determination), Blaze Time, Advisory and the roll out of 1-to-1 Chromebooks for students.

Coin drive raises $787 for Toys for Tots

The Hidden Valley Elementary Student Council held a coin drive in December for to raise money for Toys for Tots. Thanks to the generosity of students and staff members, and the council's hard work, they raised $687 and Target donated a $100 gift card, totaling $787.00!  

Anika Campbell and Brenden Berra, along with adviser Mrs. Ertl, met at Target to pick out and purchas toys to be donated to Toys for Tots.

Educators honored as TIES Exceptional Teachers

Beth Raebel and Colleen Coleman, both teachers in Burnsville-Eagan-Savage School District 191, have been named TIES 2016 Exceptional Teachers and will be honored during the TIES Education Technology Conference in December.

They are among teachers selected for modeling best practices in using technology to engage students in learning. School districts participating in the TIES Exceptional Teachers award program are members of TIES, an education technology consortium of 48 Minnesota school districts.

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