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‘Flexible learning’ plan will counteract days lost for weather

During the 2018-19 school year, snow or extreme cold weather led to six school days being canceled and two more starting late. Although two days were eventually made up, four of the cancelations happened in a single week, causing a significant disruption to learning.

“Severe weather like we had this year can lead to a real loss of momentum for students,” Assistant Superintendent Brian Gersich said. “With some planning and by making use of the technology we have in place, we think we can counteract that when it happens again.”

Rahn Elementary receives $5,000 grant from CenturyLink

Rahn Elementary received a $5,000 grant through the CenturyLink 2018-19 Teachers and Technology Grant Program, which recognizes innovative science, technology, engineering and mathematics (STEM) projects in the classroom.

The $5,000 grant received by the school is part of $750,000 awarded by the CenturyLink Clarke M. Williams Foundation across 34 states this year, funding 180 classroom projects.

Alissa Tofte, a fourth-grade teacher at Rahn, submitted the winning application, one of approximately 1,300 total submissions. Her class worked together to create the submission.

Burnsville High School robotics team receives award, advances to world championship

The Burnsville High School Robotics team received the Innovation in Control Award at the 10,000 Lakes Regional, which was held April 6-7 at the University of Minnesota.
The Innovation in Control Award celebrates an innovative control system or application of control components – electrical, mechanical, or software – to provide unique machine functions.
Students (as pictured from left to right, front row to back row) who competed in the event are:
  • Elijah Le