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Special to the Star News Lessons learned in the classroom are great but they can’t compete with seeing and experiencing those lessons in the real world. So was the case for 73 students, parents and teachers from Salk Middle School who spent four days of their summer vacation touring the museums, memorials and historic sites [...]

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The staff of Salk Middle School in Elk River will host an evening of celebration to commemorate the school’s 30th anniversary and its legacy within the Elk River community. The “Thirty Years of Excellence Celebration Night” will run 4 to 6 p.m. Thursday, May 2, in the school commons, 11970 Highland Road. It will include [...]

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by Jim Boyle, Editor What happened at Salk Middle School this past week? A. One of the school’s teachers, Ron Hustvedt, became a semifinalist for teacher of the year. B. Sen. Amy Klobuchar, D-Minn., came to visit the Science, Technology, Engineering and Math-themed magnet school to arm herself with information to push for more STEM [...]

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The field of possible candidates for this year’s Minnesota Teacher of the Year honor has been narrowed to 39 semifinalists, and one of them is a teacher at Salk Middle School in Elk River. Ron Hustvedt Jr. is a social studies teacher at SMS for students in sixth through eighth grade. Hustvedt said  the process [...]

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The field of possible candidates for this year’s Minnesota Teacher of the Year honor has been narrowed to 39 semifinalists, and one of them is a teacher at Salk Middle School in Elk River. Ron Hustvedt Jr., is a social studies at SMS for students in sixth through 8th grade. A selection panel of 25 [...]

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Science fair awards were presented to Salk Middle School students Tuesday, Jan. 15. Select individuals have been chosen to represent Salk Middle School at regionals held at St. Cloud State University Feb. 28. Top honors locally went to Dylan Clausen, Maxwell Brown, Nicole Butterfile and Michael Hall. First-place honors went to Andrea Westgaard, Sam Nordstrom, [...]

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Erin Sindelir, a sixth-grade science teacher at Salk Middle School in Elk River, has been selected as a FOX 9 Super Scientist award winner. Nine winners were chosen by an independent judges’ panel comprised of education experts from the University of Minnesota and the Minnesota Department of Education.   Sindelir was nominated by Salk Middle [...]

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Salk Middle School sixth-grade students had a unique opportunity the last week of September to learn about the traditional music of India.  Learning first-hand, the sixth-grade general music class was treated to a live sitar concert by Mohan Padukone, the grandfather of eighth-grade Salk student Vinayak Rajesh. Salk music teachers Phil deRosier and Susan Potvin [...]

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