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Happy May Day!

MISF Grant

MISF Awards STEM Grant valued at $7310 to Highland Catholic School at the 2015 Minnesota Private and Independent Education Awards Event

Twenty-two STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering, Math) Grant Awards were presented to elementary and high schools throughout the state through MISF’s STEM Program at the 2015 Minnesota Private and Independent Education Awards on April 26th at the University of St. Thomas in St. Paul. The awards program recognizes a number of outstanding K-8 and 9-12 teachers of the year, academic programs, staff and volunteers contributing to the success of private and independent schools in Minnesota. The STEM grant funding will assist schools in developing hands-on curriculum to prepare students to be workforce leaders in STEM careers. Supporters of the MISF STEM Program are the 3M Foundation, Schott Foundation and Xcel Energy Foundation.

Highland Catholic School is using the grant to offer STEM Certificate training to PreK-2nd grade teachers. Curriculum and projects will be creative that support student learning in the school garden and outdoor spaces. Highland Catholic School is partnering with St. Catherine University to offer this professional development.

About the Minnesota Independent School Forum

The Minnesotaa Independent School Forum (MISF) exists to strengthen K-12 independent schools through advocacy and endorsement. MISF has been the voice for private and independent education since 1976. MISF focuses on supporting all nonpublic K-12 schools be representing these schools at the state and federal level and by disseminating and sharing information that directly affects school operations. MISF offers a variety of programs, services, education, research and public policy support. Find out more at www.misf.org

Upcoming Events:

Saturday, May 2nd Swing! The fun begins at 6 p.m.

Wednesday, May 6th Kindergarten/First Grade Family Mass at Noon

Preschool Family Fun Night

Friday, May 8th NO SCHOOL Teacher Workshop Day

Summer Camp at C-DH

Pontoon Poems

Here are the fifth grade Resource Rom groups pontoon poems. They were written to reflect the theme of cycles. As part of this unit, we also studied poetry of Maya Angelou, Emily Dickinson, Joseph Ceravolo and ee cummings. Next up is Carl Sandburg.


Ages


Once each year, the candles are snuffed.

The flame reflected in the child’s eyes.

Dreaming of new possibilities,

The future a leap of faith.


The flame reflected in the child’s eyes

Wishes dancing through night and day.

The future a leap of faith,

Putting past and present into place.


Wishes dancing through night and day.

Years to come, a gift to open.

Putting past and present into place.

Old memories seeping into new.


Years to come, a gift to open

Dreaming of new possibilities.

Old memories seeping into new

Once each year the candles are snuffed.


by Lucy, Thomas, Grace, Teddy

Time


Time, unescapable yet repetitive

Six beams of light shine with thoughts.

Ideas blossoming like March shamrocks,

Time passing, marching forward.


Six beams of light shine with thoughts;

Different people, different places.

Time passing, marching forward,

New dreams shaping the future.


Different people, different places,

Time is the fabric of the universe.

New dreams shaping the future

Weaving thoughts together.


Time is the fabric of the universe.

Ideas blossoming like March shamrocks

Weaving thoughts together.

Time, unescapable yet repetitive.


by Lily, James, Jane, Morgan, Anna, Sam