WDTwinsVisitwebMembers of the Minnesota Twins treated Woodland Elementary students and staff to a visit this week. T.C. Bear, Twins catcher Chris Herrmann and team strength and conditioning Coach Perry Castellano visited the school as a reward for having the most people registered in the Hennepin County Step To It Challenge for a school with more than 500 students.

Woodland teacher Jenna Peterson was instrumental in encouraging staff and students to register and participate in the challenge as a way to keep thinking about exercise as they head into summer.

Castellano talked to the students about nutrition and exercise, then led Woodland’s Woody the Eagle and T.C. Bear in an entertaining calisthenics routine. Castellano also shared with the students the importance of getting an education was to him so he could fulfill his dream of being a coach. 

Students had a chance to ask Herrmann questions and give lots of high fives during the celebration.

-May 27, 2015

Rush Creek fourth grade student Sarah Feng earned a national award for her participation in the Continental Mathematics League 2014-2015 Competition.  Continental Math League is a competition that utilizes higher-level problem solving skills and strategies. Students participate in five Continental Math League meets during the school year to compete against students at the same grade level from schools all over the United States. Sarah achieved a perfect score in every meet, which is extremely rare.  She is among only three fifth graders in the nation this year to accomplish this feat. 

-June 2015