Sue Nordquist was among several Minnesota world language educators honored at the Minnesota Council on the Teaching of Languages and Cultures annual fall conference.
First graders in Jill Hasbargen’s class at Indus School spent Halloween week exploring math and science.
St. Thomas Catholic School has released the following first quarter honor roll for the 2012-13 school year.
Falls Elementary School October Birthday Bookshelf Club members include, back row, Gavin Wilson, Jack Maxwell, Alyssa Short, Autumn Davenport, Devon Lufbery, Aubrey Pavleck, Sydney Fougner and Evie Conat; middle row, Katlyn Lundquist, Avery Hogan, Kaylee Scholler, Rylee Mann and Kourtney Stallard; and front row, Kadence Schmidtbauer and Brendyn Scholler.
Falls High School seniors in Onida Kocinski’s American Government class created political posters and sayings to reflect the current election season. Some of the students involved in the project are pictured in front of their work. Back row, from left, Riley Hasiuk, Brandon Cox, Reva Renollet, Gunnar Anderson and Beau Herzig. Front row, Kelsey Boeckermann, Kendal Gjavenis-Johnson, Sarah Todd and Anna Ringhofer.
Rachel Adams, a freshman of Biola University, La Mirada, Calif., and resident of International Falls, was among 132 students who received the college’s highest scholarship — the President’s scholarship — for the 2012-13 academic year.
Indus Herald Report
Most of us know there are student factors outside of school, such as home life and childhood experiences, that have a big influence on student success in school. Some studies have shown that one factor in particular, “academic vocabulary,” is one of the strongest indicators of how well students will learn subject area content when they come to school. The studies also show that children and their families who have taken advantage of fun educational activities involving vocabulary during their early years generally do better in school.
On Sept. 11, I was invited by the VIVA Project to fly to New York to attend the MSNBC Teacher Town Hall hosted by Brian Williams. I was grateful and excited to represent rural Minnesota on the national stage again after attending a conference on the RESPECT initiative in Washington, D.C. last August.
Falls High School Principal Tim Everson recently announced that Jeffrey M. Klow has been named a Commended Student in the 2013 National Merit Scholarship Program.