Friday, March 8, 2013
A group of fourth-grade boys from Oakdale competed in the a lego robots competition in Minneapolis on Feb. 23.
A group of fourth-grade boys competed in the Minnesota First Lego League Regional Tournament late last month. The boys, whose team name was "The Eagles," took fourth place in their division and fifth place overall in the robot portion of the day. The boys were also scored on a research project they put together on arthritis. The group presented their project at Eagle Point Elementary last week. The boys are Eric Campbell, Henry Gydesen, Nolan Flom, Wes DiMartino, Austin Murphy and Torii Greiskalns. Watch the YouTube video above to watch the boys and their robots in action. Like us on Facebook | Follow us on Twitter | Sign up for our free email newsletter
Friday, December 14, 2012
Eagle Point Elementary has been nominated to receive a grant to provide technology to its classrooms that teach children on the autism spectrum. Eagle Point is currently ranked #615 in votes.
Marjan Hamidi knows how much an iPad can make a difference for a child with autism. Her 5-year-old son, who attends Eagle Point Elementary, has been using his own iPad to help him learn and communicate more effectively. That's why Hamidi nominated Eagle Point Elementary to receive a grant through the Clorox "Power a Bright Future" program. The program — which is in its fourth year — provides a chance for students to play, create and explore by awarding seven grants (four based on votes and three based on merit). The nomination with the most votes will win a $50,000 grant. The nominations with the most votes by category ("Play", "Create" and "Explore" categories) will receive a $25,000 grant each. Hamidi nominated Eagle Point Elementary …
Wednesday, July 25, 2012
Wondering what your child will need for the 2012-13 school year? Here's a list of supplies students will need at Eagle Point Elementary.
Monday, March 12, 2012
About 2,700 volunteers including 1,100 local students will pack meals for Feed My Starving Children during an event May 22-24 called SCOOP Global Hunger Response.
Father and son Todd and David Christianson are recruiting about 1,200 volunteers to pack meals for hungry children in a three-day event at Skyview Community School May 22-24. They’re also raising about $120,000 to pay for ingredients to make the meals, which will feed more than 1,400 people for a year. “There will be people alive next year because of this event, so it’s a very fun thing to think about that,” Todd Christianson said. “We hope people kind of catch the vision and interest.” Their project has grown considerably since they first talked last October about getting a group of 60 family members and friends to do a two-hour packing shift at a Feed My Starving Children site. But the men said they’re confident they’ll reach their new …
Saturday, February 25, 2012
The school celebrated its many cultures on Thursday, Feb. 23.
Students, parents, staff and faculty from Eagle Point Elementary School gathered Thursday night for a meal and show that celebrated the school's many cultures. Performers included an African drumming group, the Mulan DancersChang-mi Korean Dance & Drum
Sunday, January 15, 2012
You've probably never thought about this Oakdale elementary school's name.
Question: What is the origin of Eagle Point Elementary School's name? Give us the answer, or your best guess, in the comments. Check back for the answer on Wednesday, Jan. 18. Do you know something about Oakdale that you think would make a great trivia question? Email your idea to email@example.com.
Tuesday, November 1, 2011
Stacie Hafner was one of 15 volunteers nationwide to receive the 2011 3M Community Volunteer Award.
Getting to see that spark, when a child grasps a concept for the first time, keeps Eagle Point Elementary School volunteers Stacie and Mike Hafner coming back year after year to help out in Shannon Ostertag’s first-grade class, they said. And after about 15 and 24 years respectively, the two have seen a lot of sparks. For their volunteerism at the school, along with other community service, Stacie Hafner was one of 15 3M employees nationwide to receive the 2011 3M Community Volunteer Award, and Mike Hafner was one of 10 retirees across the country to win the 3M Community Volunteer Award for retirees. Each Wednesday the Hafners show up at Ostertag’s classroom for about an hour to work with the students. Sometimes, Stacie Hafner said, when …
Monday, October 31, 2011
Event featured a dance, haunted house, carnival games and even a jail.
Hundreds of costumed kids and their parents showed up at Eagle Point Elementary School Saturday for the sixth annual Spooktacular Dance. Kids could go through a haunted house in the school's basement, put their friends in "jail" (until someone bailed them out,) play carnival games or dance to the music of a live DJ. The school's parent-teacher organization plans the event, which raises money for field trips, programs and supplies for the school. The organization's goal was to raise $5,000 at the dance. Have photos from the Spooktacular Dance? Please add them to our collection!
Tuesday, September 6, 2011
Kids at Eagle Point Elementary were smiling Tuesday morning as they headed in to start a new school year.
Teachers were waiting Tuesday morning as kids showed up to Eagle Point Elementary School for their first day back after summer break.
Bromeland said he wants to see technology being used in new ways in classrooms.
Eagle Point Elementary School opens this year with a new principal—Shawn Bromeland. Oakdale Patch editor Patty Busse talked with Bromeland about his background and his plans for the upcoming school year. Oakdale Patch: Tell me about your background. Shawn Bromeland: The last five years I was assistant principal over at Maplewood Middle School. Prior to that I started in teaching. I was an English teacher for eight years in St. Paul. I taught a couple other years in different places—one in Morris, where I went to college, and one in Minneapolis with their Urban League. Oakdale Patch: What made you switch from the Urban League to a suburban district? Bromeland: I always knew in the back of my mind that I was going to go back to St. Paul, …