Tag Archives: CFE

CFE during COVID

All the ways Cultural Field Experience will be different this year After the world was struck with the global pandemic (COVID-19), many programs at Minnehaha were forced to adjust or even shut down to ensure safety. This included the Cultural Field Experience (CFE), a weeklong on-site learning experience for students …

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Volunteering during a pandemic

Students continue to serve, despite COVID-19 limits It was a summer day and junior Tessa Bianchi and her family were delivering sandwiches through Caring and Sharing Hands. As they were pulling up to St. Peter’s Catholic Church in Mendota Heights, there was a little kid that said she didn’t like …

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Why CFE is important

Why CFE is important Our freshmen, sophomore, junior and senior staff perspectives on the importance of CFE Every spring, students participate in Cultural Field Experience (CFE). Students are sent to local, national and international sites to experience and learn from different communities. It is often underappreciated. Here are four perspectives …

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Discovering new stories

Discovering new stories This year’s CFE theme puts focus on listening to others Pitter-patters and stomps from shoes echo throughout the gym as the little kids zoom around. Their laughs are roaring and their smiles are beaming as Anna Noble and her peers chase them around the gym at Baby’s …

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Getting involved in the community

Students keep busy with internships, jobs and volunteering “You can’t put a price tag on [the value of internships] because you’re learning about responsibility,” said Principal Jason Wenschlag. The difference between the three is shown by the distinctive values each has to offer. In the long run, the goal of …

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Changes to CFE for ’18-’19

Explosion alters CFE program Interim CFE director Jessa Anderson plans for CFE in 2018-2019 school year After the explosion on August 2, many things were forced to change and adapt to a new school year, including the Cultural Field Experience (CFE) program. The decision was made that the school year …

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Understanding a crisis

This CFE, 18 students on the Germany/Italy trip had the opportunity to tour Berlin with a newly arrived Syrian refugee who shared his experience around different landmarks around the city of Berlin including Checkpoint Charlie, the Berlin Wall and the Holocaust memorial. This is his story, followed by brief writer …

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Wrong place, wrong time; still happy

“Little Simeona, still small but sufficiently smart, goes to her mother who is sitting in the garden under the blossoming apple tree. She takes both of her mother’s hands and asks: ‘Dearest mommy, tell me some sunny words that will make me love everything.’ Mother is surprised at such a …

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Kick start of CFE group meetings

Outside, the flecks of wintry white snow drift softly to the ground, coating the trees, tennis courts and clock tower in a thick layer of fluff. Students flock around large orange posters, then, with different destinations in mind, move off towards various areas of the school.  Today was the first …

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France CFE group meets to prepare for trip

Today the French trip CFE group all gathered in french teacher and group leader Mark Norlander’s room to discuss more details about the upcoming trip. Reverend Dan Bergstrom is the other group chaperone of the trip. The students spent the flex and assembly period dissecting the criss-crossing colored lines of …

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