Curious Kids

Why do people hate people?

Have you ever said “I hate you” to someone? What about using the “h-word” in casual conversation, like “I hate broccoli”? What are you really feeling when you say that you hate something or someone? Curious Kids is a series for …

How does the brain think?

Have you ever wondered how your brain creates thoughts or why something randomly popped into your head? It may seem like magic – but actually the brain is like a supercomputer inside your head that helps you think, learn and make decisions.

Why can’t we throw all our trash into a volcano and burn it up?

It’s true that lava is hot enough to burn up some of our trash. When Kilauea erupted on the Big island of Hawaii in 2018, the lava flows were hotter than 2,000 degrees Fahrenheit (1,100 Celsius). That’s hotter than the surface of the planet Venus, and hot enough to melt many rocks. …
AROUND THE NEIGHBORHOOD
Mark Rivard, at right, holds up the first skateboard art he drew with a sharpie. Next to him, his mom, Lorelli Byrne, holds up an iconic piece he did on another skateboard. (Photo by Tesha M. Christensen)
Disrupting education with skateboards, art, and experiential learning
By Eric Ortiz Mark Rivard is not your typical educator. He never went to college. He was not that good a student in high school. And he calls himself “uneducated.” But he has found a …
Mark Rivard of Do Rad Things
Hear from Mark Rivard, creator of Do Rad Things, at 'Let's Connect' event in February
Every artist has an interesting origin story. But nothing compares with how Mark Rivard got started. Rivard began illustrating skateboards with Sharpie markers in the early 2000s. That led to an …
Begin planning kids' summer recreation now
Due in part to high demand, parents who want to place their kids in summer rec programs or summer camps should being vetting such programs and camps well in advance of summer. The following are a …
Southwest Connector launches 'Let's Connect,' a new community speaker series
Minneapolis is filled with great local people doing great things in the world. The Southwest Connector will showcase them with "Let's Connect," a new community speakers series. Every month, the …
Christmas church services
Bethlehem Covenant Church3141 43rd Ave. S. • 612-721-5768www.bethlehemcov.org Pastor Colleen Nelson(Handicapped Accessible)Traditional Service – 9 AMContemporary Service –10:30 …
Kids & Family

Discover More for Less: Embrace Budget-Friendly Summer Travel

(BPT) - The summer travel season is fast approaching, and there is no better time than now to start planning your next adventure. Hilton’s latest trends report found adventure is a top priority …

Things are not always what they seem: Beware of identity fraud

(BPT) - Scam artists are constantly changing tactics to steal your personal identifiable information (PII), including account usernames and passwords, Social Security numbers, birth dates, credit and …

3 Tips for Fueling Summer Adventures

(Family Features) Encouraging children at an early age to participate in outdoor exploration can help foster lifelong skills. Ensure your family is ready to make memories and enjoy the exciting adventures ahead with these tips.

Toys For Tots Brings Hope to Children in Foster Care

Toys For Tots Brings Hope to Children in Foster Care

(NewsUSA) - May is National Foster Care Month, and Marine Toys for Tots, America’s premier children’s Christmastime charity, continues its year-round mission of providing support to at-risk …

Home-schooled kids face unique college challenges − here are 3 ways they can be overcome

The Conversation looks at the growing trend of home-schooling and offers ways to better prepare those students for college.

AROUND THE NEIGHBORHOOD
Eliston Rounds
People - May 2024
SCHOOL BOARD STUDENT REPS The Minneapolis Board of Education has announced juniors Elliston Rounds  and Leo Peralta (bottom right) will serve as the 2024 Student Board Representatives. Rounds …
Tom Mickelson (coach), Ani McQuillen (state tournament competitor), Eleanor Nervig (state tournament competitor), and Adler Young (Roosevelt debater who attended to support and help prepare Ani and Eleanor for their debates). (Photo submitted)
Roosevelt High School debate team competes at state tournament
Jan. 12-13, 2024, the Roosevelt High School Debate team competed in the MSHSL Minnesota State Debate Tournament. Students from all across Minnesota gathered for high quality, rigorous, debate, and we …
Nokomis Pride FC members include Joanna Kohler, Chris Allen, Dennis Lynn, Omer Chudyo, Mark Nervig, Christina Meyer, Tim Hereid, Stefanie Beniek, and Liam Glover. (Photo submitted)
Nokomis Pride FC began in neighborhood
  I'm sharing information Nokomis Pride FC provided this month: Established in 2022, Nokomis Pride FC is a soccer team made up of players aged 30 and above, mainly residing in the …
(Left to right) Seventh grader Kaia Bursell, Yinghua Academy Director Dr. Luyi Lien, and sixth grader Sage Houdek hold their certificates and awards from Chinese Bridge.
‘We were celebrities’
In the fall of 2023, two students from Yinghua Academy Chinese immersion school in northeast Minneapolis went on the trip of a lifetime. Keewaydin resident and sixth grader Sage Houdek and seventh …
The two final candidates were Dr. Lisa Sayles-Adams (here) and Dr. Sonia Stewart.
MPS names new superintendent
Minneapolis Public Schools is getting a new superintendent in February. On Dec. 1, with the support of both southside school board directors, the Minneapolis Public School (MPS) Board of …
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