Magnet School News Archive

Wiz Khalifa surprises L.A. middle school students with musical instrument donation Breanna Bell

Rapper Wiz Khalifa surprised a group of students at Los Angeles’ Eliot Arts Magnet Academy on Feb. 13 with a donation of musical instruments. The Grammy-nominated artist partnered with national music education nonprofit Little Kids Rock for the reveal. Little Kids... Read more

February 16, 2020

Central Magnet students’ invention warns drivers
Murfreesboro Post Jason M. Reynolds

If you see teenagers driving around town with a black box on the dashboard, chances are they’re conducting an experiment. A team at Central Magnet School is competing in the national “Samsung Solve for Tomorrow” STEM competition. Central Magnet advanced as one of ... Read more

February 13, 2020

K students inspire girls to explore STEM through Sisters in Science
Kalamazoo College Staff

When the world celebrates the International Day of Women and Girls in Science on Feb. 11, a Kalamazoo College student organization will be doing what it can to inspire local fourth- and fifth-graders. Each Tuesday and Thursday, K’s Sisters in Science (SIS) visits ... Read more

February 11, 2020

Hampton Middle School girls get boost from aerospace mentors
Daily Press Mike Holtzclaw

School had let out for the day, but a science lesson was still in session in the library at Jones Magnet Middle School in Hampton on Monday evening. About a dozen sixth-grade girls had small baggies of metal pilings and were directing their movements with a small m... Read more

February 05, 2020

Second graders come to historical life in ‘wax museum’
The Pueblo Chieftain Jon Pompia

Nearby, the accomplishments of another noted female leader were being recapped by Lilly Blair. “Thank you for coming to hear me speak. My name is Michelle Obama, and I am best known for being the first African American first lady, and starting ‘Let’s Move!,’” Lilly... Read more

January 22, 2020

Kids enjoy outdoor education at environmentally driven Wake County school Robert Brittain

Are you the parent of a pre-kindergarten-age child that loves to spend time exploring the great outdoors? If so, when pondering elementary school options, consider building on your child's love of nature by applying for enrollment at an environmentally-themed magnet sch... Read more

January 15, 2020

Wake County magnet schools offer students exposure to multiple learning pathways Robert Brittain

Magnet schools offer students a variety of immersive, unique, hands-on learning experiences. While both magnet and traditional schools offer the same core subjects of language arts, math, science and social studies, magnet schools differ from traditional schools by offe... Read more

January 15, 2020

Oak Ridge Elementary earns 2020 STEM Innovation Award
Sun This Week Staff

Oak Ridge Elementary School of Leadership, Environmental and Health Sciences in Eagan and a member of District 196, has been named the winner of the 2020 STEM Innovation Award. Principal Cathy Kindem and STEM Specialist Tanner Walters applied for the award on beh... Read more

December 30, 2019

Archery hits mark with students
Journal Courier Carol Roehm

Danville (AP) — A group of young archers aims to do well when they make their debut next month at an archery tournament in Potomac. Northeast Elementary Magnet School is the latest local school to form an archery team. Kim Corley, Northeast’s school secretar... Read more

December 30, 2019

Taking a different route to graduation, only some high school required
WOSU Public Media Leticia Wiggins

Some students like academic work and thrive in high school. For others, it’s a real drag. One of those people is Mac Connor. When the 18-year-old talks about it, he does so in a short, matter-of-fact way. "I was never really a fan of school," Conno... Read more

December 17, 2019
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