Nearly 50 years ago — 35 years before Zander Gorton was born — Metcalf Junior High School began its annual all-school chess tournament.
Every year since Metcalf Junior High in Burnsville opened 50 years ago, there has been an all-school chess championship to determine the school champion. This event also serves as team tryouts for students attempting to qualify for the school’s trophy-winning traveling team. This year’s event will take place Nov. 17, 19 and 20.
Theater students from Nicollet and Metcalf junior highs present 'Chasing Charming' Nov. 19-21. All shows are at Eagle Ridge Junior High, 13955 Glendale Road in Savage.
On Tuesday, Sept. 1, Metcalf teachers will be riding a bus to two nearby parks to visit with students and families. Free FREEZE POPS will be served and samples of school supplies will be handed out. Lawn games will be available for all to play. Please come out to join us ... just look for the school bus!!
Current and past Metcalf Junior High staff members will be marching in the 2015 Burnsville Fire Muster Parade at 11 a.m. on Sept. 12. This is open to any current or former staff member and we hope to have a major turnout as we start celebrating our 50th year serving students and families in District 191.
Math teacher Ross Benson started the Metcalf Junior High fishing club in 2010 with some simple benefits in mind for students: meet friends, learn about fishing, learn about water ecology, and to fish. The simple approach has reeled in plenty of participants.
The Metcalf Junior High chess team once again brought home several team and individual honors from the National Junior High Chess Championships, held April 23-25 in Kentucky.
The tournament started in an outstanding fashion, with Metcalf earning a team co-championship and eighth graders Pratik Nehete and Zander Gorton being named individual co-champions in the blitz chess tournament.
Travel with young Sally Cotter as she visits (in her dreams) a slightly skewed version of the wizarding world known and loved by fans of “Harry Potter” when Metcalf Junior High students presents two parodies – “Sally Cotter and the Censor’s Stone” and “Sally Cotter and the Prisoner of Ala Katraz.”
Sharon Shelerud, a social studies teacher at Metcalf Junior High in Burnsville, is a 2015 recipient of the K-12 Distinguished Teaching Award from the National Council for Geographic Education.
The Metcalf Junior High chess team in Burnsville won the Minnesota State Junior High Chess Championship on March 28-29. It’s the 28th state chess title in Metcalf’s history, adding to the school’s reputation as one of the most successful junior high chess programs in the nation.
Top individuals for Metcalf were Cole Medin in 4th place, Zander Gorton in 6th, Pratik Nehete in 11th and Jackson Reichert in 12th overall.