Magnet School News Archive

A.R. Johnson students take part in Marine Corps Fit Challenge
The Augusta Chronicle Jozsef Papp

The gym at A.R. Johnson Health Science and Engineering Magnet School was packed with students running around doing push-ups, pull-ups, planks, bear crawls and more. It was all part of the students participating in the U.S. Marine Corps Fit Challenge, a program by t... Read more

October 18, 2019

Tucson school empowers girls to chase their STEM dreams
KOLD13 Hannah Tiede

Tuscon, Ariz. (KOLD News 13) - Some of the fastest growing careers in the country involve jobs in Science, Technology, Engineering and Math, better known as STEM for short. These sectors are expected to grow about 8 percent by 2028, according to the Bureau of Lab... Read more

October 16, 2019

New theater, Discovery Green offer HSPVA students more exposure
Houston Chronicle Allison Bagley

At a high school musical this weekend, the theatrics are Broadway-level. Students in the roles of Mary Poppins and Bert will “fly” suspended above the stage at the Kinder High School for the Performing and Visual Arts (HSPVA) production of Disney and Cameron Mack... Read more

October 16, 2019

Forest Park students use zSpace augmented reality learning for first time
Longview News-Journal Kristen Barton

When Forest Park Magnet School students walked into classes Monday, something was different about their lesson for the day. The Longview ISD teachers were not using their typical white boards. Instead, a monitor was set up at the front of classrooms, and students... Read more

October 14, 2019

Driftwood Middle shows off its health and wellnese program
NBC Miami Ari Odzer

If you find a middle school which takes physical education so seriously that all of its PE teachers are certified personal trainers, you’ve probably just walked into Driftwood Middle in Hollywood. It’s a health and wellness magnet school, and those personal train... Read more

October 14, 2019

Jackson Magnet celebrates exercise and healthy living at 4th annual move-a-thon
Pasadea News Now Staff

Almost 700 students from preschool to 5th grade participated in Jackson Magnet’s 4th annual Move-a-Thon on Thursday, October 10th, an event that celebrates movement and exercise while raising funds for the school’s innovative seed-to-table garden and cooking program. ... Read more

October 14, 2019

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
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