From an article at the MN Sun:
"Centennial Elementary School teacher Sheila Johnston was named the recipient of the WEM Foundation’s Outstanding Educator Award Thursday, April 10.
Johnston is one of six educators in the state being honored by WEM for outstanding accomplishments and contributions to student learning. Johnston received the award under WEM’s designation as an academic challenge coach. A $15,000 prize is accompanying the award.
Johnston has been teaching and coaching for 24 years. She currently implements gifted education programs for students in grades 1-5 and coaches Future Problem Solving..."
The rest of the article can be found here.
And the Results are In!
A complete breakdown of the day's results.
Congratulations to those invited to the IC -- we hope to see as many of you in Iowa as possible!
Our thanks goes out to everyone who helped make the day happen -- from coaches to volunteers, to parents and bus drivers (and everyone else that isn't covered by those few categories). It can't happen without you and we appreciate what you do for MNFPSP and its participants.
An extra-special thanks to our first-time hosts at Centennial Middle School in Lino Lakes -- your facilities are top-notch and so are your people.
Some additional links to information valuable to everyone, especially parents, is available in the Parents menu above.
It would appear I have been a little remiss in keeping the Parent Newsletters updated. My humblest apologies for this oversight.
As we prepare for the State Bowl, please take a peek at the newsletters, which can be found under the Parent menu above.
They are also linked here for convenience:
Please take a look at the Winter Synergy and Leadership Newsletter -- MNFPSP is mentioned on page 8.
The Synergy & Leadership Exchange organizes and puts together the annual Reach for the Stars catalog, an annual listing of "academic programs, challenges, competitions, events, and enrichment opportunities endorsed by the Minnesota Academic League Council for Minnesota K-12 students."
The ROCS Handbook files are available to coaches through the secure site. Log in and download them if you need them or want to review them.
Please share it with your friends, coaches, administrators, and others Persons of Interest to the FPS Program in Minnesota. There are some great stories therein -- next year, they could be YOUR great stories therein!
Let the season begin!
The calendar for the 2013-2014 year has been posted. UPDATE: Details for the State Competition are confirmed! The state competition will be at District 12's Centennial Middle School, on March 29, 2014. The calendar file has been updated to reflect this change as well.
This might be the last year we post the calendar as a static file like this. As you may have noticed, the calendar is also fed directly into the widget on the webpage to the right, where it displays upcoming events and, below that, the monthly calendar.
In the future, you may be able simply 'subscribe' to the live calendar, so that if changes need to be made, we can simply update the calendar, and then when you go to look at the FPS calendar, it will update automatically.
Additionally, the calendar and costs file can be found under "What's New?"