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Bethune mural depicts fun, successful kids
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Bethune mural depicts fun, successful kids

bethune-studentsBethune Community School in Minneapolis is getting an exciting new mural thanks to the 1st and 2nd grade teachers, the art teacher, artist Greg Preslicka and Turnaround Arts Minnesota, who is helping to fund the project. Preslicka worked with the 1st and 2nd grade students at the school to generate ideas for what the mural might contain. The theme for the mural is “A Community of Fun & Successful Kids.”

Workshops help incoming kindergartners get ready
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Workshops help incoming kindergartners get ready

[caption id="attachment_24342" align="alignleft"]stockvault-school-boy129770stockvault.net[/caption]Robbinsdale Area Schools will host a series of upcoming workshops for parents to prepare new kindergartners entering the district next fall. Let’s Get Ready for Kindergarten is a new series of workshops and resources to provide families with practical tools to have their new kindergartner ready on day one. Each workshop is offered at no charge to families.

Nadrat Amos wins first place in Human Rights Essay contest
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Nadrat Amos wins first place in Human Rights Essay contest

[caption id="attachment_24318" align="alignleft"]winnersPhoto: (From left) Savannah Smith, Benyoshi Aoki-Sherwood and Nadrat Amos[/caption]Plymouth Middle School eighth-grader Nadrat Amos recently won first place in the Human Rights Essay Contest at the school level, and her essay will now advance to the state level of competition.

Cooper High School’s Students In Action team takes third at Minnesota region competition
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Cooper High School’s Students In Action team takes third at Minnesota region competition

[caption id="attachment_24314" align="alignleft"]cia 07461Left to right: front row – Madison Nichols, Pachia Xiong, Pakou Vang; back row: Allison Merkl, Abigail Merkl[/caption]Cooper High School’s Students In Action team (“CIA”) won third place and took home a gold banner at the Minnesota region Students in Action Spring Competition April 18. The competition included an online survey and an oral presentation on service efforts over the past year. The team also received a gold banner for their work. The girls are junior Pachia Xiong, senior Pakou Vang, junior Allison Merkl, junior Abigail Merkl and junior Madison Nichols.

Urban League severs 40-year partnership with MPS
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Urban League severs 40-year partnership with MPS

[caption id="attachment_24253" align="alignleft"]steven-belton-webSteven Belton[/caption]The Minneapolis Urban League (MUL) Board of Directors and Interim CEO announced on Wednesday, May 13 the MUL will not seek to renew for the 2015-2016 academic year its contract with Minneapolis Public Schools (MPS) for the Urban League Academy (ULA). The alternative high school will close on June 5, 2015 ending a 40-year partnership.

A BRIGHT FUTURE ON THE HORIZON: Amira Warren-Yearby selected as the 2015 ThreeSixty Scholar
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A BRIGHT FUTURE ON THE HORIZON: Amira Warren-Yearby selected as the 2015 ThreeSixty Scholar

[caption id="attachment_24214" align="alignleft"]amira-fullAmira Warren-Yearbyselected [/caption]ThreeSixty Journalism, a nonprofit program of the College of Arts and Sciences at the University of St. Thomas, has selected ThreeSixty student Amira Warren-Yearby as the 2015 ThreeSixty Scholar. Warren-Yearby will receive a full-tuition, four-year scholarship to study Communication and Journalism at St. Thomas starting in Fall 2015.

Minnesota Girl Scouts tour Historically Black Colleges & Universities
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Minnesota Girl Scouts tour Historically Black Colleges & Universities

[caption id="attachment_24128" align="alignleft"]girl-scouts hbcu-girl-tour--april-1 20152015 HBCU Girl Tour: First Row: Bre’Anna, Zoya, Rosalind, Sydnee, Sabrina (the adult is a staff member we met on campus) Middle Row: Dalila, Sabrina, Acingoth, Korman, Ayantu, Kyesha, Keiaria, Tamika Back Row: Deanna, Triana, Tia, Tatiana, Jesnasha, Kiara, Chatovanaya, Paony, Yamen, Amare, Monique, JaRae[/caption]A spring break bus tour to North Carolina for Minnesota Girl Scouts charted the next step in their young lives. Twenty-eight high school students in the Girl Scouts River Valleys ConnectZ initiative left the first week of April for North Carolina where they visited five public and private historically black colleges and universities. During their visits, the Girl Scouts also had an opportunity to interview with admissions counselors and apply to the schools. The majority of the students will be the first in their families to pursue post-secondary education.

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