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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...

Mindful Movement helps elementary classroom calm and recharge

Lake Elmo Elementary piloted Yoga Calm last year as a result of a Partnership Grant. This year, all district schools will practice Mindful Movement. 

Megan Baxter, Photography Editor

November 6, 2018

At Lake Elmo Elementary, classrooms are safe, welcoming and stress free because of the Mindful Movement that made its way into elementary school classrooms across the district. The Mindful Movement gives the opportunity for students to take a break, and recharge their minds and bodies throughout th...

Sixth graders could move to Oak-land Jr. High one year early

Parents of about 94 Lake Elmo future sixth graders listen to a presentation about the possible grade shift. “It actually gives them more options, my daughter is excelling at math right now and she would have more course options,

Sarah Junko, Layout Editor

November 23, 2015

Sixth graders from Valley Crossing and Lake Elmo Elementary could possibly be moved to Oak-Land Jr. High for the 2016-17 school year. This move would ease the stress of the grade shift in the fall of 2017 and to ease overcrowding issues at Lake Elmo Elementary. Parents of sixth graders at Valley Crossing are...

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