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South’s AP program receives national attention

November 1, 2010


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South has an impressively large Advanced Placement program which recently drew national attention. The program attracted members of the College Board and the Department of Education, Minnesota Education Commissioner Alice Segren, and two politicians, including state Senator Terri Bonoff. They met with...

Potential North High closings leaving students stranded

Maggie Horstman, Staff Writer

October 27, 2010


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Facing declining enrollment, North High is in serious jeopardy. On Tuesday, October 12th, Superintendent Bernadeia Johnson made the decision to vote on whether North High will continue to stay open, or be phased out over the next four years. North High School is a tight-knit community with a diverse...

Career/Tech Department unveils new virtual teaching system

Career/Tech Department unveils new virtual teaching system

Stefan Lund, News Editor

October 27, 2010


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On Tuesday October 12, South’s Career and Technical Education (CTE) Department held an open house, with speakers from Boston College and the University of Essex, to unveil its crowning achievement in a ten virtual education. South is home to a Mixed Reality Teaching and Learning Environment (MiRTLE) virtual classroom. This onlin...

Community members respond to proposal to close North High

Community members respond to proposal to close North High

Louisa Lincoln, Staff Writer

October 18, 2010


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After a dramatic school board meeting Tuesday, October 12, Minneapolis Public Schools superintendent Bernadeia Johnson may be having second thoughts about her controversial proposal to phase out Minneapolis North High School in three years. Johnson, who said that the decision to close a school is...

District wide engineer cuts felt at South

District wide engineer cuts felt at South

Erika Roedl and Maddie Colbert, Features Editor and Staff Writer

October 4, 2010


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Last year, South High was kept clean thanks to eleven engineers. This year, South only has nine engineers working shorter hours, meaning they have more work to do in less time. “When I was hired 20 years ago my job description was to provide a clean, healthy environment [for students]. Human Resources t...

South implements new grading systems

Haley Deparde and Eddie Ortegon, Staff Writers

October 4, 2010


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One of the most important aspects of school is grades. They worry students, teachers, parents and even the government. When changes are made about grading, there are many people who may be affected. This year at South, instead of grading by quarters, grading will be done by semesters. Joe Musich, a ...

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