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|Step-Up Mentorship Program Takes Field Trip to Best Buy Corporate HQ|
On Friday, February 5, grade 11 Step Up Mentorship students from across the eight districts of NWSISD, had the opportunity to visit Best Buy Corporate Headquarters in Bloomington, MN and engage in a panel discussion with VPs, HR directors, a software developer, and a Director of Supply Chain and Logistics.
What does it take? That was the question presented to the students! The panel of Best Buy staff members talked about what it took from finishing high school, getting into and through college, and how their path landed them at Best Buy. The answers weren’t your typical answers of “stay in school” and “get good grades." The answers and advise were unique and resonated with the students. Lonnie Humphrey, West Coast Regional Director, listed 5 points: find your passion, enjoy doing it, explore what you like, build on your strengths, and set a 5 step plan.
Students heard panelists tell them to not take no for an answer, because no could be their next opportunity! They spoke of positive relationships with friends who will help see greatness and not bring you down. Students took home messages of “never avoid failure,” “to learn is to grow,” “be dedicated,” and “know what it takes to succeed in what you want to do!”
After a mini-tour and lunch in the corporate lunch room, students answered Best Buy trivia for an array of prizes. The NWSISD Step-Up Mentorship Program helps promote student achievement by encouraging students to focus on four educational concepts: Aspirations, Expectations, Opportunities and Achievement.
Best Buy was founded by Richard Schulze in 1966 and called Sound of Music before the name changed to Best Buy in 1983. Best Buy generates more than $40 billion annually. With more than 1,400 stores and locations nationwide, including large-format and Best Buy Mobile stores, Best Buy employs more than 125,000 people.
|AMSA Students Receive MN Scholastic Art Awards|
Congratulations to the following Anoka Middle School for the Arts
(AMSA) students who received a Minnesota Scholastic Art Award.
students, Miranda Lathrop and Laima Liulevicius received Gold Key
awards in the Drawing and Illustration category. Winning the Gold Key
award automatically enters their artwork into the National Scholastic
Art competition in New York City. The Gold Key winning artwork will be
on exhibit at The Regis Center, University of Minnesota, from February 2
- 20, 2016. The award ceremony for all winners will be held at the
Weisman Art Museum on Saturday, February 20, 2016.
|Northwest Suburban Integration School District Transportation Guidelines|
Delayed or Late Buses
With the onset of winter weather, our
buses have been and may continue to experience occasional delays due to
traffic situations and road conditions. Our bus contractors make every
possible effort to keep with their assigned pick up and drop off bus
schedules, while maintaining the safety of our students. If you are
experiencing extreme delays, please call your bus contractor for
estimated time of arrival. The name and number of your bus contractor
is on the postcard you received in August or click here.
Magnet Lottery Application
The Magnet Lottery Priority Application for school
year 2016-17 will reopen Monday, January 11, 2016 at 8:00 a.m. Click here for application.
Students that applied
during the priority application period will have the best chance of being
assigned to a magnet school of their choice. Families should receive assignment notification by January 20, 2016.