Tag Archives: Mendota Heights

The best of 2018-19

Better late than never Remember the last year at Mendota with photos from M.A. journalism Slideshow by Kamau Kokayi-Taylor.

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Bdo-te, Mdo-te, Mendota: Reflecting on where the rivers come together

Minnehaha finds a temporary home near the confluence of rivers A familiar winding road follows the twists and turns of the Mississippi. Below, the river gradually meanders south, where it eventually meets another waterway, the Minnesota River. This meeting of the rivers is called a confluence, and the Dakota word …

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Students adjust to change

Upperclassmen reflect on an unexpected school year After spending the majority of their high school time at North Campus, juniors and seniors are now forced to graduate from a temporary campus in Mendota Heights. Students reacted in different ways. Some were able to deal with the change easier than others. …

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How is art different at Mendota?

Nathan Stromberg finds alternative ways to teach in his new work space This has been a year of many changes, and the relocation to the Mendota Heights campus is especially disruptive for the day-to-day lives of the students and teachers. However, while many classes like Math and Spanish can easily …

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Tech team transitions to Mendota

How the tech team has adjusted to the explosion at North campus and the loss of server equipment It’s no surprise that everyone has faced challenges and obstacles in moving to the Mendota campus, but the often overlooked challenges are those of the tech team. Even before the first day …

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A critical decision

How the Minnehaha Academy administration chose Mendota Heights After the devastating blast on August 2, the school board and staff had a tough decision to make: which temporary school location to choose. Vice Principal Mike DiNardo visited all of the possible temporary locations over a week span of time. It …

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Adjusting to a new space

Talon staff discusses Mendota Heights site, mourns loss of north campus Long, fresh hallways, jam packed with students that have found a new routine of moving from class to class. High top tables and red couches and modern designs and desks that always seem to be moving. This is the …

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Adjusting to Mendota Heights swivel desks

This year has seen many changes, good and bad. One of the most important of these changes is the teachers’ decisions of what seats they wanted in their classroom. “The faculty were given the opportunity to choose what they wanted for their rooms versus just ordering a bunch of different …

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