Magnet School News Archive

Trout-farming, bee-keeping students earn Midlands school first ‘Green Ribbon’ in SC
The State Isabella Cueto

There are honeybees in the library, trout in the classrooms and vegetables in the yard at Dutch Fork Elementary. The school’s focus on environment, sustainable practices and conservation education recently earned it the first Green Ribbon in South Carolina. The U... Read more

October 10, 2019

School spotlight: new mural at FAIR School Crystal
CCX Media Shannon Slatton

The principal of FAIR School Crystal hopes a new mural at the school’s entrance will stop passersby in their tracks. A grant commissioned an artist to work with students, staff and community members on the new mural. Parents got to paint on the mural during parent-tea... Read more

October 10, 2019

Second-graders use puppies to teach reading, math
WAFB9 Christian Piekos

Shreveport, La. (KSLA) — Learning to read and explaining math can be a daunting task for a second-grader. But South Highlands Elementary has a four-legged, furry, wide-eyed solution: puppies. Yes, puppies. For the second year in a row, Robinson’s Rescue... Read more

October 07, 2019

Young principal is changing culture, attitudes in magnet school
The Tennessee Tribune Clare Bratten

Nashville, TN— Every morning, middle school students at John Early Museum Magnet school are asked to talk back to their teachers. It’s a deliberate part of a teaching strategy that uses the “Socratic method” (from the Greek philosopher Socrates) where a teacher poses ... Read more

October 03, 2019

Rochester’s Maple Street students explore outdoor classroom
Fosters.com Staff

Rochester — Approximately 120 Maple Street Magnet School students explored the designated outdoor learning spaces at the Hanson Pines Trails on a recent Friday, closely examining trees, foliage, wildlife and the Cocheco River. In spring 2018, Maple Street Magnet ... Read more

October 01, 2019

Parents line up for afterschool enrichment programming at Jackson Magnet
Pasadena Now Staff

Tuesday morning, parents began lining up in front of Jackson STEM Dual Language Magnet Academy in Altadena, as early as 5:30 am in hopes of signing their children up for one of 16 afterschool enrichment clubs that the school offers. By 7 am, over 100 families had form... Read more

October 01, 2019

Cool Schools: Clark Shaw magnet school
NBC15 Jaysha Patel

Mobile, Ala. (WPMI) — Here in Mobile, Clark Shaw Magnet School was 1 of 21 schools in Alabama that is recognized as a bicentennial school of excellence for involving students, history, and the community through projects. History meets tech at Clark Shaw Magnet Sc... Read more

September 27, 2019

'Start with hello' encourages inclusivity among students within Guilford County schools
WFMY News 2 Chris Venzon

Greensboro NC— At Johnson Street Global Studies (JSGS), a Kindergarten - 8th Grade magnet school in High Point, N.C., the school is in the middle of "Start With Hello" week. The Guilford County Schools program encourages students and faculty to take initiati... Read more

September 25, 2019

University garden invites children to learn from nature
Chicago Tribune Kimberly Drelich

At the University of Connecticut -Avery Point, a new garden offers colors, textures and fragrances for children to explore. A labyrinth, with brightly colored mosaics, in ocean themes of lighthouses, sea horses and sailboats, and lemon balm, mint and lavender, fo... Read more

September 24, 2019

Students at A.R. Johnson use virtual reality for CPR training
News Channel 6 Staff

It is not just for video games. Students at A. R. Johnson Health Science and Engineering Magnet School are some of the first in the county to use virtual reality to learn how to save lives through CRP training. The first course was taught at the high school on Th... Read more

September 19, 2019
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