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Three District 191 students head to regional spelling bee

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.

Nicollet’s AVID program serves as model to other schools

A group of teachers and administrators from Twin Cities Metro area schools visited Nicollet Junior High in Burnsville to learn about how the school has implemented its Advancement Via Individual Determination (AVID) program on Oct. 23. The event was one of only a handful of AVID “showcases” in the Midwest this year, designed to provide an opportunity for educators to see an AVID implementation, share best practices, and learn more about AVID in a hands-on manner.

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