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

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

Thirteen 8th Graders Advance to State History Day Competition

We are proud of all forty-four 8th grade students who participated in the Regional National History Day competition. Two groups earned Honorable Mention in their categories: Group Documentary – Katie Jiran and Riley Wright – Little Rock Nine Individual Exhibit – Jennifer Meng – British Pet Massacre. Six groups advanced to State competition in their categories: Group Exhibit – Sammy Kreemer, Jackson Sperry, and Viriya Chanthaleakeo – Kent State Massacre Individual Website – Sydney Thompson – Sex Pistols Individual Documentary – Parker Lund – Napster Group Performance – Erick Chapan, Bryce Dunkleberger, Mason Lang, Caleb Rainger – Battle of Little Bighorn Sophie Myhre and Catherine Kim – Vincent van Gogh Paige Sommerfeld and Sara Ryan – Rosie the Riveter The State History Day Competition will be on Saturday, May 4th at the University of... Continue reading Thirteen 8th Graders Advance to State History Day Competition

Music Students Receive State & Regional Recognition

Several CMSW students have received regional or state music honors over the past two months. Here is the impressive list of well-deserving recipients: State Honor Band: Keegan Cummings, Sabrina Olson, Erin Siemienas State Honor Jazz Band: Gordie Molin Regional Honor Band: Audrey Armstrong, Max Bryan, Hope Greer, Anna Holk, Jennifer Meng, Sabrina Olson, Abby Owusu Tri-State Honor Band: Lily Awes, Corina Coppersmith, Roisin Curley, Josiah Faber, Olivia Houwman, Kaitlyn O’Donnell, Abby Owusu Minnesota Youth Jazz Ensemble: Jason Laabs Middle School Honor Band Festival at UW-Eau Claire: Teagan Gauerke, Lucas Igl, Kyle... Continue reading Music Students Receive State & Regional Recognition