Valley View Middle School
In the age of television, computers, and video games, it can be hard to get kids to put down the devices and pick up a book. But a teacher in Bloomington’s love of reading is so contagious, it’s rubbing off on her kids.
Ironically, an Edina teenager who made it all the way to the Scripps National Spelling Bee semifinals got tripped up by a word meaning “personification of the ultimate fate that gods must yield to.”
Looking for a fun family activity outdoors, head to Bloomington Saturday for the Flying Colors Kite Festival. The Minnesota Kite Society hosts the annual Flying Colors Festival as a celebration of this high flying toy. You’ll see everything from the most basic model, to the more elaborate — they come in all colors, shapes and sizes.
A seventh-grader from Edina has won a statewide geography contest and will represent the state at the national finals next month.