I AM A DREAMER
This month's DREAMER is Addie Cordova.
My hobbies include drawing, reading, writing, and fangirling.
I chose DREAM because...
I guess you could say my other school wasn’t working for me. There was a lot of drama and unneeded stress. So, first I decided on an online school, but that didn’t work because I was desperately missing my friends. I remember wanting to come to DREAM when I was in sixth grade, so I thought, “why not?” so I tried it out and it was the best decision I’ve ever made. I've had more progress here then I did any other school.
My favorite parts of DREAM…
I love the sense of freedom I have, the choices and the atmosphere. It’s laid back and the teachers are basically your friends (Eli rocks). I used to despise the confines of the classroom, feeling trapped. But not here.
My favorite projects have been…
I think my favorite project so far was an art project where I created a character for Dungeons and Dragons. It was fun!
Drawing the Cold War - Alex
Spanish Advertisement - Sasha
Native American Art and Music - Amber
Changing Monopoly - Micheal, Brendan, Jonathan
money management/ budgeting
saving and investing
risk and return
where we used them :
-Money We were using money to purchase things, pay taxes, or in Communist Monopoly bribe Gulag Guards
-Consumers We were the consumers in this purchasing land and other stuff like that
-Income Distribution In Communist any money made was split "evenly" between people as well as money spent
-Profit The Whole essence of Monopoly is to make a profit and its hard to change that without making a new game
-Saving and Investing You save your money to invest in properties
-Risk and Return Buying each property is a risk and you hope it pays off
-Money Management and Budgeting You have to know when to invest in or buy a property spending too much could be a risk spending too little can mean loss of profits or in Socialist upgrading too much is a risk because if one person goes bankrupt all go bankrupt.
-Government Failures Dictatorships don't work because of revolutions or other countries messing with foreign affairs, Communism hasn't worked because it wasn't fair like it should have been, people got mad and a revolution occurred.
What did this teach me about economics?
It taught me how other governmental systems work.
How realistic did we capture each system?
It was pretty realistic but some changes to improve game play.
What was the hardest version?
I think it would have to be socialist because you had to play it very strategic.
Key Club Convention
Three students attended the state Key Club Convention in Willmar April 13-15th. Maddie, Amy and Andrew represented us well.
This super duper sized Hoberman Breathing Sphere is fun to try. Ashanti volunteered to get inside to see how mindful breathing worked.
This is just a sneak peak into James' senior project. It's all about cars and engines. We can't wait to hear more about it on Senior Project Presentation Night.
Key Club Convention
Let's Make Art
Addie is such a gifted artist. Her favorite things to draw are anime characters.
Mckenzie Miller is an amazing artist. This portrait of a cat is stunning, don't you think!!
Another of Mckenzie Miller's creations. Beautiful!!
KEY CLUB CORNER
Key Club is a large student organization within DREAM, so we want to provide updates on its happenings. Update courtesy of Amy, Key Club Editor.
This past weekend three of our key clubbers attended the Key Club Convention. We met up with people from key clubs all over Minnesota, South and North Dakota. Each year at this convention we vote for the new district board, our Lieutenant Governor, and attend workshops. There are workshops for all the board members of each individual Key Club. We talk about how we can make our clubs a better place as well as make our world a better place through Key Club.
KUDOS for KIDS
WHERE THEY ARE NOW
My name is Jasmine Hart, and I graduated from DREAM with the class of 2016. Since graduating, I spent a year at the University of St. Thomas in Saint Paul, MN, before moving to West Palm Beach, Florida. I worked as a staff writer for Affinity Magazine for about a year. I recently moved back to Willmar, and right now I'm working on several different creative writing and modeling projects before moving to Phoenix, Arizona at the end of the summer! I think one of the most important things I learned at DREAM was to think critically and to really take an active stance in making my own decisions.My favorite project was definitely my slam poetry project. Working with the advisers, the community, and the other students to create art was something that's still really important to me. If I could give one piece of advice to another student, I think I'd just tell them not to be afraid to branch out. DREAM really, really gives you the ability to do that, and it absolutely changed my life.
DREAM Technical Academy has a School Advisory Council that meets once a month on the second Monday evening at 6:30pm at the school. Their mission is to provide guidance and direction for the school. The Advisory Council consists of 50% of DREAM staff and 50% of DREAM parents, community members, and a student. Our parent representatives can bring your input to the Advisory Council or direct it specifically to a staff member.