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Salk Social Studies Teacher Selected Magnet Schools of America Teacher of the Year

Salk Middle School Social Studies teacher, Ron Hustvedt Jr. received word from Magnet Schools of America President, Scott Thomas that he has been selected as the Region 6 Magnet Schools of America Teacher of the Year.  Region 6 encompasses Illinois, Indiana, Minnesota, Michigan, Ohio and Wisconsin.  A panel of educators and members of the Magnet Schools of America executive council will now review all application and nomination materials from those selected as "top teachers" in each region for consideration for the National Magnet Schools of America Teacher of the Year Award.  The overall national recognition will be announced at the Magnet Schools of America Conference in May.


As a former Minnesota educator, Mr. Thomas has had the opportunity to tour Salk a few years ago.  He commended all of the teachers at Salk Middle School for their phenomenal work that occurs on a daily basis in our building to provide an exceptional learning environment for our students.  


Principal Julie Athman stated “ I am very proud to be the principal that gets to hear these accolades about our staff over and over. Congratulations to Ron for his exceptional work and commitment to educating, inspiring and empowering our students”


More information about the Teacher of the Year Award through the Magnet Schools of America can be found by clicking here.

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

Lottery Application Open
The lottery application is open and will remain open online until April 15, 2014.  All applications filled out at this time will be held in the waiting pool and then randomly assigned to a waiting list after April 15.  Students will then be assigned from the waiting list if a seat becomes available at their magnet school of choice.

Tier 2 lottery took place the week of March 17 for any additional seats that were available at our twenty-two magnet schools and programs.  Assignment letters will be sent to families the week of March 24.  Families have until April 11, 2014 to accept their assignments.

Click here to fill out a magnet school application.

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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

Student Leadership Conference - April 17, 2014
The annual leadership conference is rich in opportunities that will help students build and strengthen leadership skills now and for the future.  Explore the different opportunities available on the Conference website by clicking here.

Registration is open!  Pick your competition and get ready to lead and compete!

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.