Kaleidoscope Charter School

by Jim Boyle Editor Patrick and Kristy Murray of Elk River wanted an all-day everyday kindergarten classroom experience, so when it came time to enroll their oldest son, Dylan, in school, they took a chance on the Kaleidoscope Charter School lottery. They didn’t win their son a spot, so they bit the bullet took on [...]

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Fifth- and sixth-grade students in Kari Brant’s advisory class at Kaleidoscope Charter School in Otsego collected 194 pairs of shoes for Soles4Souls, an organization that collects and distributes shoes to people living in extreme poverty and recovering from natural disasters. The shoe charity provides one pair of shoes to a person in need every seven [...]

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For the past seven years, Paula Higgins and her seventh-grade students at Kaleidoscope Charter School in Otsego have participated in the River Watch program through Hennepin County and the Minnesota Pollution Control Agency. On Sept. 29, the seventh-graders headed to Rush Creek Site No. 4 in Maple Grove to collect macro-invertebrates, stream temperature, odor, velocity, [...]

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As a joint service learning project, the art and Spanish departments at Kaleidoscope Charter School in Otsego will host a traveling exhibit featuring replicas of three of Diego Rivera’s murals. These pieces will be on display alongside student-made reproductions. On Oct. 25 from 5 to 7 p.m., KCS’s middle school students will serve as docents [...]

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