Eighth-grade students who researched and then proposed some changes at Metcalf Middle School received real-life lessons through the classroom project.
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Shannon McParland, principal at Metcalf Middle School, recently received an invitation she definitely didn’t want to turn down.
Eighth-grade students in teacher Steve Orth’s Blaze Time class invited McParland to their presentations of proposed changes they’d like to see at their school. Blaze Time, which takes place at all middle schools in Burnsville-Eagan-Savage School District 191, is one class period each day focused on enrichment, acceleration or intervention programming for students.
All students in grades 6 through 12 in Burnsville-Eagan-Savage School District 191 have library cards they can use in person or online with both the Dakota County and Scott County public library systems.
Students at Eagle Ridge, Metcalf and Nicollet Middle Schools, and Burnsville High School and Burnsville Alternative High School can easily access library resources including online one-on-one homework help, research tools, e-books, audiobooks, movies/TV DVDs, music CDs, translation services, electronic magazines and print books.
Student leaders at Metcalf Middle School recently gathered with new administrators at their school to share ideas and opinions about revising the school’s positive behaviors and interventions plan (PBIS).
“For you to take time to attend on a summer day speaks highly of you and your commitment to our school,” said Associate Principal Akram Osman. “We want to make Metcalf Middle School the best middle school in the country and we need your ideas to do that.”
National Junior Honor Society, already in place at two middle schools, will expand this fall so that all middle schools in Burnsville-Eagan-Savage School District 191 will offer the program for high-achieving students.
NJHS recognizes outstanding middle school students who have demonstrated excellence in scholarship, leadership, service, citizenship and character. It also challenges them to develop further through involvement in school activities and community service (15 to 20 hours per student during a school year).
Watch this video to get to know incoming Metcalf Middle School Principal Shannon McParland and hear why she is looking forward to being part of the Metcalf community!
Matt Trussell, Metcalf Middle School student, received many accolades and awards at the Metcalf Science Fair, the Twin Cities Regional Science Fair and the MN State Science Fair for the 2017-2018 school year.
The award that stood out the most for him, Matt said, was from DiaSorin, a diagnostic biotechnology company located in Stillwater. The company honored Matt with their Merit and Relativity Award at the state science fair. In addition to receiving this award, Matt and four other middle school students from Minnesota were invited to attend DiaSorin’s STEM Day.
During the last week of school at Metcalf Middle, students were given an opportunity to take their shoes off for some science fun! For 6th grade science, student standards are for physical science. In order to better understand matter and properties such as elasticity, students were able to run across a kiddie pool of oobleck which is a non-Newtonian fluid.
Metcalf 8th grader Ellie Scheldberg was invited to present at the 2018 3M Young Innovators Conference, held on May 4 at 3M's main headquarters in Maplewood, Minn. The conference showcased the top awarded science fair projects from the 2018 Minnesota State Science Fair.
A comedy called “Road Trippin” is the spring theater production at Metcalf Middle School in Burnsville.
Written and directed by teacher and drama director Steven Orth, the play follows the misguided misadventures of four teens who “borrow” mom’s car and take off into the night on an unplanned and unlimited road trip across the American West.