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Spanish immersion promotes cultural understanding and development

Lake Elmo elementary kindergarten students enrolled in the Amigos Unidos program work on a project. Students spend the majority of the school day learning in Spanish rather than English.

Elsa Persson, Online Editor

April 20, 2019

The school district offers numerous opportunities for elementary students to learn beyond basic curriculum. A unique program offered for early learning is Spanish immersion. Not only does learning a second language in elementary school give kids learning skills to carry throughout their lives, but it...

Kaleidoscope concert finds new lens

Band teacher Joel Bryan conducts rehearsal for the Kaleidoscope concert.

Elsa Persson, Online Editor

October 5, 2018

A classic band tradition comes back to the stage this year, bringing even more challenges to the students performing than past years. Though they pour in their hardest work, they strive to uphold a lighthearted theme: joy. The Kaleidoscope concert is an annual fall concert that features all curri...

Musical ‘Bye Bye Birdie’ features new talent

Musical 'Bye Bye Birdie' features new talent

Madison Weispfenning, Editorial Cartoonist

April 6, 2018

The theater department is hard at work preparing for the spring musical "Bye Bye Birdie". Originally performed as a Broadway show called “Let’s Go Steady” in 1960, “Bye Bye Birdie” eventually became a musical movie known for their Elvis-based character Conrad Birdie. Bye Bye Birdie...

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