The 5th Annual Scandia Fun Run/Walk is an event for the whole family! Come see the beautiful countryside that surrounds the charming town of Scandia, and get in some cardio at the same time! This certified run will take place rain or shine on Saturday, May 18, 2013. Start times are: 10K - 8:00 am, 5K - 8:15 am; Kids run - 9:30 am. T-shirts guaranteed with advance registration. Awards immediately following. No pets, rollerblades or skateboards will be permitted.
This event is sponsored by the Scandia Elementary PTO.
Ten fifth grade students from Scandia Elementary participated in the Math Masters Challenge at Benjamin Mays Elementary in St. Paul on April 26.
This competition involves three parts: Fact Drill (evaluating expressions using basic facts and the order of operations), Individual Problem Solving (solving above-grade level multi-step problems involving various math topics) and Team Problem Solving (same as Individual Problem Solving but in teams of 4 or 5).
There were 32 teams in the competition. The Scandia team of Taylor Glumack, Dylan Kinny, Logan Kissell, Jake Ross, and Sammie Schoonover placed 9th and the team of Charlie Ferderer, Sydney Johnson, Robby Kronmiller, Adam Strupp, and Gabby Walrath placed 5th overall!
In the Individual Problem Solving portion, Adam Strupp placed 2nd, Jake Ross placed 20th, and Logan Kissell placed 24th out of 162 participants.
We are extremely proud of these students and their advisor, Ms. Katy Gross. They represented Scandia very well!!
On April 29 & 30, Jason Wallace, an IB Consultant, visited Scandia Elementary to meet with teachers, district administration, and parents to see how we are progressing towards IB authorization. He was very positive and we received helpful feedback for our next year of implementation.
For further information about the IB and its programs, visit http://www.ibo.org
We are accepting registrations for our All Day, Every Day Free Kindergarten for the fall of 2013. We are an International Baccalaureate Candidate School, so we will be offering foreign language instruction to our kindergarten students. We are exploring either Chinese or Spanish at this time.
If you have a student who is interested in attending Scandia Elementary, please contact our main office at 651-982-3300.
Scandia Elementary scored its highest marks yet on the state MCA assessments this past spring. In reading, Scandia scored 93.7% as our average score and in mathematics students scored 86.3%. Forest Lake Area Schools had an average score of 79% in reading and 66% in math. The state of MN scored a 76% in reading and 62% in math.
The state of MN utilizes a new evaluation system called the Multiple Measures Rating (MMR.) This rating not only uses proficiency but also student growth and achievement gap reduction to assess school performance. Scandia Elementary performed the best of any Forest Lake school with an exceptionally high 96.13% rating. Because Scandia is not a Title One school, it is not eligible to receive Reward or Celebration School status.
We are very proud of our hard working students and staff!!
Scandia Elementary School
14351 Scandia Trail North
Scandia, MN 55073
"Intelligence plus character--that is the goal of true education."
Martin Luther King, Jr.
20-Gr. 6 field trip
U of MN
20-Gr. 5 Track & Field
22-Gr. 6 Track & Field
24-Gr. 3 field trip
U of MN
27-No School: Memorial Day
28-Gr. 2 & 6 field trip
28-Gr. 4 field trip
4-Gr. 3 field trip
5-Academic Awards Program
6-Last day for students
7-Teacher work day