Red Wing High School
Minnesota Comprehensive Assessments
Students in grades 8, 9, 10 and 11 will take MCA exams on April 16 and 17. Testing will be conducted for the first two hours of the day. Every student must complete these exams. Seniors will have a late start n April 16 and a mandatory senior meeting Wednesday April 17.
Earth Day/Caring and Sharing
Earth Day will be celebrated April 19 with RWHS hosting local first-graders for a series of Earth Day events. On the same day, members of the RWHS staff and student body will participate in community service projects around the community.
Prom is Saturday April 27. The Grand March begins at 5 p.m. in the Sonju Gymnasium. Dinner and the dance, for students only, will be at the St. James Hotel.
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Parent Advisory Council will meet at 6:30 p.m. April 8.
The TBMS history fair is 6:30 p.m. Tuesday April 9 in the IMC.
Students of the Month
The Students of the month gathering will be April 11.
The sixth-grade field trip to the Children's Theatre is Friday April 12.
Music therapy concert
The special education music therapy concert is 1 p.m. Friday April 12 in the TBMS auditorium.
The kick off to spring has started. Students are focusing on getting their garden ready by counting seeds, beginning seedlings in dirt cups and watering the seeds, making sure to count how many drops of water the seeds get each day. "The Little Garden Guide" by Niki Horton has been a great reference tool. On their walks, children explored the signs of spring. Dough bird feeders were placed outside to help feathered friends find food.
The Second Step teaching dealt with anger this week. The story "Marvin gets Mad" by Joesph Theobald helped the children learn how to name their feelings, take a belly breath and find ways to fix the problem.
The children explored their five senses. They used sensory feeling bags to explore touch, a food demonstration with sweet and sour to explore taste, instruments to experience sound, blindfolds and color mixing to explore sight. and weak and strong scents to experience smell. Children took many walks and used their senses to experience the arrival of spring.
The letter "Uu" was introduced.
Jillian Harmening is Gretchen Anderson's student teacher this quarter. Harmening is a senior at Winona State University and will be working with all Burnside students.
Third-grade music classes are beginning their recorder unit. Students will learn some basic techniques this year and continue to play next year in fourth grade.
Parent Advisory Council will meet at 11:30 a.m. Friday April 12 in the Burnside library.
All second-grade students will begin MAP testing Monday April 8.
The book fair will begin Monday April 8 and go until Friday April 12 in the Burnside gym.
Deb Brodie's third-grade class went out front of the school to measure "Mt. Burnside." All students are making predictions on how long it will take to the snow to melt. The winning class will receive frozen pops.
Colvill Kids 3's
Miss Katie's classes will be reading "The Very Hungry Caterpillar" by Eric Carle. The students will study the life cycle of a butterfly. Using their fine motor skills, they will use their "go fingers" to make a caterpillar and learn a new finger play called "The Wiggly Caterpillar."