On Thursday October 13th 30 HS students visited the “Race: Are We So Different?” exhibit at the Science Museum of Minnesota. Ms. Katy Byrd, Ms. Sheila McMahon and Ms. Renee Smetana escorted and guided these students on their pathway around the exhibit.

On Tuesday October 18th, each grade of students watched the video “The Eye of the Storm” where they learned about a classroom demonstration of discrimination. Students participated in guided discussion of the video. Community members, Mr. Alberto Monserrete, Mr. Chuck Tracy and Mr. Arsenio Richardson spent all or part of the day with the various grades and were involved in the discussion.

At parent conference night on October 18th, members of the JROTC program presented highlights of what they have learned so far this year to the parents and community members. Each 9th grade student gave an oral presentation–a big step for students only in month 2 of their high school years. Congrats to Mr. Blake Jorgensen, Mr. Jake Estenson, Mrs. Karen Bergantine-Bolstad, Ms. Mai Cao, Mr. Adnan Shati, Col. Neil Hetherington and Sgt. Steven Chapman for their work in preparing the cadets for this first ever event. The presentation was very well received by parents as well as community members.

Congratulations to Coach Robert Lin and Assistant Coach Renee Smetana on the completion of MTCS High School’s 3rd volleyball season. This year 15 girls participated – this is double the participation from the first two seasons.

There are 13 students enrolled in the College In The Schools course called “First Year Student Transitions” taught by Ms. Mai Cao. This is a 3 credit college course in collaboration with Minneapolis Community College. This is the first time this course has been offered at MTCS High School.

In the Spring this course will be repeated for other students and we will offer College Comp I through Minneapolis Community College. The course will be taught by Ms. Rebecca Falkum. Students who complete both of these courses this year can earn 7 college credits. Last year four students earned 4 credits in math.

The district also received a large school supply donation from Target! We received back packs, lunch bags and any other school supplies you can think of.