Guest speaker, Lehman Riley, gave Normandale Elementary School students a glimpse into history on Wednesday with the help of his grandfather, Papa Lemon. Riley, a children’s book author from Minneapolis, spoke to students in Michele Skold’s fifth grade class about important figures in American history through the scope of his children’s book series, “The Adventures of Papa Lemon’s Little Wanderers.”
While graduation rates statewide are rising, Edina Public Schools’ (EPS) graduates continue to outperform their peers. According to information released this week by the Minnesota Department of Education (MDE), EPS’ four-year graduation rate is 15 percent higher than the state, with 2013-14 data showing more than 96 percent of EPS students graduated in four years, compared to a state average of just over 81.
Meghna Bosco has no secret methods or lucky charms when she is competing in a spelling bee. Her approach to preparation is pretty simple, “I review and review and review, and if I miss some words in practice, I review those more,” she said. She is one of three students who will represent Edina Public Schools at regional competition for the Scripps National Spelling Bee at Augsburg College on March 21.