CMSW Earns Highest Rank in MN Mathematics League Competition

8th grade – 1st place;  7th grade – 1st place;  6th grade – 2nd place Our students who were Top Regional Performers were: 8th grade:  1st place – Ryan Drahozal; 2nd place – Tim Hagen, 5th place (tie) – Anna Holk, Colin Kongratsasy, Carson Pollman 7th grade:  1st place (tie) Jin Hammond, Hanna Taha; 3rd place – Lily Awes 6th grade: 3rd place – Samuel Tsu “This year’s results are the best I can remember in 30 years of competing!” said Steve Apt, CMSW Math Teacher. The Minnesota Math League has Math Contests for Grades 4 through 8, Algebra 1 students, and High School Students. Over one million students from the United States and Canada participate in Math League Contests each year. Every contest has questions from different areas of mathematics. The goal is to encourage student interest and confidence in mathematics through solving worthwhile problems. Many students first develop an interest in mathematics through problem-solving activities such as these contests.... Continue reading CMSW Earns Highest Rank in MN Mathematics League Competition

Bill Gilness named as finalist for Teacher of the Year

CMSW Spanish teacher, Bill Gilness, was one of five finalists nominated for the prestigious Teacher of the Year award this year. This high honor recognizes him for advancing innovation and excellence in education by the District 112 Foundation. This year’s winner was Nina Kirkman, a 7th grade science teacher at PRMS. As a finalist, Bill will receive $500 for use in his classroom. Previous years’ nominees from CMSW include Jessica Kamann, Annie Lund, Jim Vangerud, George Peoples and Nicole Pelowski. Previous years’ winners from CMSW include Michele Schnaare, Eric Songer, and Bob Downs.... Continue reading Bill Gilness named as finalist for Teacher of the Year

Mad Scientists at CMSW

A group of 6th graders will be presenting their Mad Scientists experiments to a group of 4th and 5th graders from Bluff Creek Elementary on Wednesday, March 20th. The Mad Scientists have been planning, preparing, and building their projects over the past month. Their projects provide them an opportunity to dive deeper into the topic of physical and chemical changes. They will put their presentations and experiments on display for the students from Bluff to help teach them the basics of physical and chemical changes. It might get a little messy, but is all in the name of science according to Mr.... Continue reading Mad Scientists at CMSW