Multi-Cultural School Assembly

During our third cultural assembly of the year, we were excited to enjoy and learn about Somali culture through music and dancing. Our guest, Dalmar Yare is a favorite in the Somali music scene and a highly sought-after singer at Somali weddings and cultural celebrations. His fan base on social media reaches the hundreds of thousands. Dalmar’s thoughts about culture and music are that “Somali culture has a lot of ways to proceed and American culture is the same, “…music is an international language. It helps people come together and feel what you are saying. Although they might not understand the words, they understand the feeling of the music.” Here is a link to enjoy one of his most popular songs: Delmar Yare Video Lucia B. Seeman, Intercultural Specialist/Especialista Intercultural, CSMW,... Continue reading Multi-Cultural School Assembly

Food Drive

The CMSW Student Council and the Be the Change school group are collecting non-perishable food items from Mon. 12/3 – Tues. 12/18. Donations will go to the Bountiful Baskets local food shelf in Chaska. Collection boxes are outside of the office and in the lunchroom. Thank you for helping our students help... Continue reading Food Drive

Volunteer Opportunity for the 6th gr. Ellis Island Experience

Attention 6th grade families. On January 25, 2019 Pioneer Ridge Middle School will be transformed into Ellis Island. On that day middle school students from West and throughout District 112 will travel to Ellis Island and experience the challenges of entering through the busiest immigration center of the United States at the turn of the century. To make this simulation a great learning experience we need around 200 volunteers. As a volunteer your commitment on that day would be from about 8:30am – 11:40am. If you are interested in volunteering please click on the link below for more information and to sign up.  Ellis Island Information and Volunteer Sign Up   George Peoples, 6th Grade U.S. History Teacher —... Continue reading Volunteer Opportunity for the 6th gr. Ellis Island Experience