Sunday, January 29, 2012
A Mendota Elementary second-grader turns his prize from a "Lemonade Mouth" promotion into a treat for the whole school.
Mendota Elementary second-grader Harrison Berg had a lucky day that then turned into a lucky day for the school's music room and the student body. At an event at Rosedale Mall thrown last year by Radio Disney to promote the movie "Lemonade Mouth," Harrison won the grand raffle prize of $500 for himself and $500 for his school's music program. After conferring with Mendota Elementary Principal Steve Goldade and music teacher Mark Scroggins, the $500 was split between two projects. Half of the funds were used to purchase a set of 30 egg-shakers for percussion lessons, as well as one small bass drum, according to Goldade. The rest was dedicated to share Harrison's passion for dancing. (He's the one leading in front.) The school hired dance …
Sunday, May 8, 2011
Henry Sibley High School students celebrate spring with their annual Prom held this year in St. Paul at the Great Hall.
Henry Sibley High School students celebrated Prom Saturday, May 7 at the Great Hall in St. Paul. Students adorned with bright colors and cheerful spirits arrived in limos and buses on this spring evening to have a memorable night full of fun, friends and music.
Saturday, May 7, 2011
Don't let the teens have all the prom fun this weekend, let's reminisce.
Prom season is upon Mendota Heights, and as many help their teens get ready for the big day, a few flashbacks are inevitable. Mendota Heights Patch wants you to share your most memorable prom moment. All memories, from the happy to the utterly embarrassing, are welcome—and encouraged! Did you fall on the dance floor? Did you walk away with the crown? Was your perfectly coiffed '80s hair now the reason those pictures went "missing"? Was it the best—or worst—night of your life? Tell us in the comments section below, and if you have a photo to document your memory, post it to our photo gallery above.
Thursday, January 27, 2011
Full Circle Dance Company puts a fresh spin on the classic tale.
The large theater is dark, the stage lit, the room full of giddy energy as The Full Circle Dance Company at Convent of the Visitation School prepares for their latest production, “Alice in Wacky Wonderland.” Activity is taking place everywhere as students cut bright fabric, review scripts and stage cues, set up lights, and tweak soundboards. “Alice in Wacky Wonderland” will have roughly 17-20 different dance numbers—with styles ranging from hip-hop to classical—taking threads from the classic tale. Expect tea parties, the Cheshire Cat, Tweedledee, Tweedledum and more. As students warm up for rehearsal, chatting animatedly and twirling around the stage, their enthusiasm for the project is evident. Director Ann Marie Buethe, a senior at …