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Leaders Igniting the Flame Within
Northwest Suburban hosted their 4th Student Leadership Conference on Thursday, April 17, 2014, at the Earle Brown Conference Center in Brooklyn Center.  The annual conference, titled Leaders Igniting the Flame Within, unites a diverse group of high school students from across the NWS consortium that are involved in small group programs within their high school including Advancement Via Individual Determination (AVID) and Future Educators’ Club (FEC).

Students participated in a variety of sessions during the conference, which included workshops about social change, service project action plan and implementation, childhood bullying, and more.  Conference events included an Educational Iron Chef competition, A Film Festival experience with executive producer Jack Paar of BusyBoy Productions, as well as a college and career fair.

Poise, confidence and the ability to organize facts are a valuable part of one’s education.  Students competed in several categories including Employability Skills, Debate, Essay Writing, Educational Games, Storybook Writing, Lesson Plan Writing and more.  Each category helps train students to analyze problems, conduct thorough and relevant research, be creative, and develop qualities of leadership.

Volunteers from the education and business communities were on hand to give students an authentic experience that will assist them as they move forward into the working world.

Magnet Schools of America Merit Awards
Congratulations to the following schools who received National Merit Awards from Magnet Schools of America:
  • 2014 Schools of Excellence -Salk Middle School Pre-Engineering Magnet Program
  • 2014 Schools of Distinction -Anoka Middle School for the Arts; Monroe Elementary School:  Mathematics, Science and Children's Engineering; Edgewood Middle School (STEAM); Birch Grove Elementary School for the Arts; Weaver Lake Elementary: A Science, Math, and Technology School

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Upcoming Events with NWS
Comfortable Conversations around Race and Culture - Wednesday, May 7, 2014, from 9 - 11 a.m.

Equality vs. Equity:  Redefining Civil Disobedience for the Next Generation of Students.  This workshop will examine the distinct difference between equality and equity in our society.  Click here for more information.

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Earth Food Week at NHCC - April 21 - 26, 2014

North Hennepin Community College invites you to enjoy speakers, presentations, recycling workshops, live music, food, a wacipi, a garden planting, and more! Download program brochure for complete information.

Step-Up Boys Mentorship Program - save the date!
Summer Summit June 16-20, 2014

Absent Narratives Resource Collection
The Minnesota Humanities Center Absent Narratives Resource Collection is now available on-line.  Click the picture above to access free, ready-to-use materials that support multicultural education.