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Red Wing High School students who participated in Saturday night’s prom crowned royalty. The 2014 king and queen are Aiden Winn and Leila Hussain. 1 / 2
Red Wing High School students who participated in Saturday night’s prom crowned royalty. The 2014 princess and prince are Shaelynn Sievers and Justin Kirk. The social media posts about the event included one from Kirk’s mother, Vicki, who gave a “shout out” to the student body for selecting a special needs couple for prince and princess.2 / 2

Red Wing High School


Students should have submitted their registration form for courses for the 2014-15 school year. If they have not done so yet, they need to get them turned in their advisor ASAP.


Students taking Advanced Placement courses will be taking their exams during the weeks of May 5-20. Students must sign up in advance.


Get your tickets for this year’s musical, “The Pajama Game,” at the Sheldon Theater. Dates are May 8-11.


Caps and gowns will be available for pickup during lunch Tuesday May 13.

Senior party

Senior party tickets are on sale for $40. See Mrs. Kelly.


Hedin-Hartengel Fund loan day is June 11. Seniors who receive college scholarships or awards are asked to bring a copy of their award letter to Mrs. Kelly. Sign up for final transcripts in the Student Service Office.


Art for the commencement or breakfast programs as well as speeches are due by May 16.

Twin Bluff Middle School


MCA math testing continues the week of May 5.

Field trip

There is a fifth-grade field trip to the Sheldon Theatre on May 6.

Beginning band

Beginning band open houses are May 7 and 8 from 5:15 to 6:15 p.m. in the band room at TBMS.

Twins Day

The cafeteria’s Twins Day promotion is May 9 and any student eating hot lunch that day will be eligible for a drawing of two free tickets to watch the Minnesota Twins against the Seattle Mariners at Target Field at 1:10 p.m. May 18.

Burnside School

Burnside Today

Announcers for the week of May 5, 2014, will be Joshua Kolby from Mr. Ford’s classroom and Luis Catarino-Santiago from Ms. Ryan’s classroom. The camera will be operated by Atlin Nelson from Ms. VanLoon’s classroom.


Fourth-graders are studying the art movement known as surrealism and each student is creating a surrealist collage by using the goals of this movement.

Third-graders are playing an art game called Token Response where they vote on favorite art works and discuss them.

Second-graders are learning about the art of jewelry making and creating a pendant.


Music classes have been studying form using classic pieces such as John Philip Sousa’s “El Capitan,” Leroy Anderson’s “Syncopated Clock” and Gioachino Rossini’s “William Tell Overture.”


Fourth-grade MCA math testing will start Monday May 5 and continue through Thursday May 8. Please make sure your child is well rested and has had a good breakfast to start their day.

Twins Day

The cafeteria’s Twins Day promotion is May 9 and any student eating hot lunch that day will be eligible for a drawing of two free tickets to watch the Minnesota Twins against the Seattle Mariners at Target Field at 1:10 p.m. May 18. Students and staff are encouraged to wear their Minnesota Twins jersey, T-shirt and/or hat — or something in the Minnesota Twins colors of red, white, and blue, or another baseball team.

End-of-year celebration

Second-grade students can enjoy a discounted treat and have time to see your friends outside of school at Cherry Berry 6 to 8 p.m. May 8. A coupon will be sent home with your student for a discounted cup at a flat fee of $2. Children must be accompanied by an adult.

St. John’s School

Teacher Appreciation

Teacher Appreciation Week is May 5-9. There will be special activities on Friday afternoon on May 9.

Softball day

Softball day for grades 5-8 is Tuesday May 6. It will be held in Rochester. If you can drive, contact the school office.

Little Blessings

Jesus Goes Back to Heaven is the current Bible study in preschool. The letters they are working with are “x” and “y.”


Kindergartners are using three random numbers and putting them in order from lowest to highest. They have started a unit on plants and how to grow them.

Grades 1 and 2

In Miss Lentz’s room reading group A is reading “How is the Weather Today?” Reading B is reading “What Pet Should You Get?” and Reading C is reading “Katie’s Forest Finds.”

Grades 3-5

A film crew from WELS Kid’s Connection came on Thursday to do a piece on Mr. Justin Hansen’s class. Students are using pedometers to track daily activities. Kid’s Connection is viewed by all schools in our Wisconsin synod around the nation.

Grade 6, 7 and 8

In Principal Benjamin Bain’s classroom, Everyday Math 6 used area models to represent the distributive property. Transition Math began a chapter on three-dimensional geometry. Algebra students learned to multiply polynomials and use patterns of special binomial products.

Sunnyside School

Walking Wednesday

Congratulations to our winners from April 30: Annie Reinitz, Ms. Rak kindergarten, and Brooklyn Rohr, Mrs. Bjork first grade.

Bicycle safety

The Red Wing Police Department is sponsoring its annual bike rodeo in the Law Enforcement Center parking lot, 430 W. Sixth St., from 9 to 11 a.m. Saturday May 10. There will be free food, prizes and safety training.


The PAC has organized a Lap-A-Thon fundraiser. Please help your child collect pledges to raise money to purchase outdoor playground equipment for Sunnyside. The walk will take place May 7 and 8 during scheduled physical education class. Parents can walk with their children. Contact your child’s teacher to find out when the class meets. Pledges may be made by the lap or a straight donation.

Kindergarten town tour

Kindergarten classes will tour First Farmers & Merchants Bank, McDonalds, Target and have lunch at Colvill Park. The schedule is: May 6 — Mrs. Otterness, Ms. Pumper, Ms. Prigge; May 7 — Mrs. Johnson, Mrs. McDonnell, Ms. Rak; May 8 — Mrs. Dressen, Ms. Kelley, Mrs. Prahl.

Twins Day Promotion

Minnesota Twins Day promotion will be celebrated during lunch on Friday May 9, so wear your Twins gear. All students who eat school lunch can sign up for a drawing to win a pair of tickets to watch the Twins game at Target Field on Sunday May 18.

Elementary PAC

The final elementary Parent Advisory meeting of the year will be 11:30 a.m. Friday May 9.

Colvill Family Center

Colvill Kids 3’s

Ms. Tiffanie’s classes will be reading “Does a Kangaroo Have a Mother Too?” The class will continue to learn more names of baby animals and do some exploring of zoo animals. The students will be working on a special project for Mother’s Day. They will work on recognizing numbers and letters.

Colvill Kids Mixed Ages

Ms. Debbie’s class will welcome spring and discuss weather with the book “Little Cloud” by Eric Carle. The students will also be making personalized Mother’s Day cards.

Colvill Kids 4’s

Ms. Lila’s classes will be talking about what plants need to grow. The class will read “Grow Flower Grow” by Lisa Bruce. Students will make sunflowers with real seeds, look at their pumpkin plants, and talk about the things plants need to grow. The students are finished with the letters of the alphabet, so they will begin working on numbers starting with the numbers 0 and 1.

Childhood screening

Upcoming early childhood screening dates are May 15 and 29. There are no screening dates over the summer. Early childhood screening is required before a child enters kindergarten and is provided at no cost to families. Screening is recommended for all children over the age of 3. Please call Colvill at 651-385-8000 to schedule screening for your child.

Under the Rainbow

Laurie’s Jumpstart

Jumpstart talked about butterflies and caterpillars this week. Laurie’s class also celebrated Earth Day. They talked about what a caterpillar does before he goes into the cocoon, and also what happens when it’s in the cocoon stage. The classroom has some caterpillars that they have been observing throughout the week, and they just recently went into the chrysalis stage. The kids are excited to see what they are going to look like as they emerge in the next few days. During art they made a caterpillar headband, and also wings squish art. It’s been an interesting week.

Mary Ann’s room

Mary Ann’s classroom explored “People In Our Neighborhood.” During group time, they all enjoyed reading/listening to many different books about different people you would see in your neighborhood.

Dramatic play was fun this week seeing all the different roles that the children dressed up as and played. Some were firefighters, doctors, dancers, and a mailman. The children have been working hard this week on writing their own names.

Karmen’s room

The preschoolers in Karmen’s class spent the week talking about spring. They made a bird puzzle, water painted umbrellas and marble paintings. The children played with lacing blocks and color coordination, which is good for their hand eye coordination skills. They also played in their small groups with the puzzles, white boards and tracing cards. When the weather finally cooperated the kids had a great time coloring with chalk on the playground and riding toys.