She was the shy girl who insisted she hated writing, but kept coming back to the Talon and Reid Westrem’s journalism class year after year. Today, as a sophomore at Johns Hopkins University, she manages the Twitter account for Dr. Steve Hanke, one of the world’s leading experts on troubled currencies.
What is it like to be an academic, an athlete, and an artist at Minnehaha? We talked to one Minnehaha student about what it is like to pursue a variety of interests at MA.
In this two-part series we look at how students at the Middle School are learning to find the "I can" in the midst of challenges they face, choosing to make this sometimes awkward yet very special season of life their time to shine.
Last year English teacher Chantal Ulferts worked with a student who just couldn’t seem to connect with books.
Reading wasn’t a joy, and the boy was close to writing himself off as a non-reader.
Developing the drive for effective communication and the ability to connect literacy with areas of passion.
Recap: What's the Why?
Our faculty work to prepare students not only with excellent academic skills, but also with the so-called "soft skills" that research shows are key to success in any job market. From clear communication to follow-through, research suggests that these soft skills may be even more important than academic success.
The final area we will look at in this series is how the Lower School writing curriculum both fosters a joy in communication and helps students to tap into the drive that is necessary to finish a project.
Congratulations to Upper School art faculty Nathan Stromberg. He was commissioned by the Green Bay Packers to create nine original works of art for display at Lambeau Field.