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.
This year, William Byrne STEM Elementary partnered with Metcalf's Bridges program to provide tutoring in second grade science classes.
Through the partnership, Bridges students have assisted second graders in learning many exciting science lessons. For example, some lessons include fast and slow changes and landforms, the water cycle and measuring with science tools.
Theater students from Metcalf and Nicollet junior highs will be presenting the classic Rodgers and Hammerstein musical "Oklahoma!" this spring. Performances will be March 4-7 at 7:30 p.m. in the Mraz Center for Performing Arts at Burnsville High School.
Students and staff at Metcalf Junior High School will honor a former teacher with a special public event that will also raise funds for scholarships.
Students wishing to participate in spring athletics must complete and submit the following to Burnsville High School or to their respective junior high prior to tryouts or practice. This information can be turned in at anytime up to start dates. Please submit information as soon as possible.
Aradhana Menon, an eighth grader at Nicollet Junior High in Burnsville, along with seventh grader Chance Persons of Metcalf Junior High in Burnsville, and sixth grader Joshua Holden of Marion W. Savage Elementary in Savage, have all qualified to compete in the 2015 Minnesota Seven County Metro Area Regional Spelling Bee, which will take place on March 21 at Augsburg College in Minneapolis.