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Kudos: March 27, 2017

  • AGAPE Pi day competition

    AGAPE senior sets new Pi Day school record
    AGAPE senior Mara Fuentes memorized 200 digits of Pi for the 9th Annual AGAPE Pi Memorization Contest, setting a new AGAPE record.

    AVID Director Kristen Butler receives BestPrep Teacher of Excellence Award
    Kudos to Kristen Butler, SPPS AVID district director for being recognized by BestPrep with a Teacher of Excellence Award. With more than 600 educators participating annually in BestPrep programs, the Teacher of Excellence Award recognizes the top two percent of those who go above and beyond in their commitment to educating Minnesota youth. We are thrilled that Kristen is being honored for creating meaningful relationships and experiences for her students—and all the AVID students across the district.

    Highland Park student performs during MacPhail Center for Music Concerto and Aria Recital
    Highland Park High School freshman Sebastian Isett was one of six students who recently performed in the MacPhail Center for Music Concerto & Aria Recital at MacPhail’s Antonello Hall in Minneapolis. The 14-year-old pianist performed Piano Concerto No. 12 in A major, K. 414, Mvt. I: Allegro by Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart.             

    “I was both nervous and excited for this opportunity to play in front of friends and strangers,” he said of the performance. “I want to thank everyone who helped me prepare for the competition. I enjoy the range of emotions and shades of color in Mozart's Concerto in A major. My favorite recording of the piece is by Lily Kraus. I hope you enjoy my performance of the piece.”

    LEAP students interview Author Daniel Daniel José Older
    LEAP High School students, in collaboration with the Multicultural Learning Center and the Saint Paul Public Library, recently hosted an event featuring young adult author Daniel José Older at LEAP. Students interviewed Mr. Older before his presentation to students from several different high schools in Saint Paul.

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