City Academy builds up

City Academy kids remove some old window trim from a serious fixer-upper owned by Dayton’s Bluff Neighborhood Housing Services. The school’s Youth Build program, which has been going strong since 1993, got a bump up in funding via federal grants. (Patrick Larkin/Review)

Added grant means more ‘hands-on’ for alternative high school students
It was not your typical last day of school -- on a hot and sunny Friday, May 30, four teenage boys wore safety glasses, masks, and threw debris out a second story window into a dumpster.


American Indian wigwam built at Harding High

Students at Harding High School and members of the American Indian tribe Ho-Chunk Nation got together to build a traditional “ciiporoke” wigwam in the school’s courtyard on Friday, May 16. (Patrick Larkin/Review)

On a mild Friday at Harding High, a group of American Indian men could be seen erecting a structure the size of a small garage, made of bent tree branches tied together to form a sturdy oval-shaped hut.
The structure will be used to tie in with Harding’s cultural studies classes, as part of St. Paul Public Schools’ American Indian Month. The hut can be seen out the window of the school’s cafeteria, in the courtyard.


Prank call locks down Parkway school for one hour

Parkway Montessori Middle School went into lockdown mode on Wednesday, May 14 following a suspected prank call to the St. Paul Police Department.


Dean's list - May 4, 2014 East Side Review

These East Side students made the Dean's List at their college or univeristy.  Congratulations to all!


Graduates - East Side Review published May 2014

East Side students make their schools’ Grad’s List


Wrestling club’s got lessons on and off the mat

Members of the East Side Wrestling Club sweat it out during practice on Monday, March 24. The free club keeps kids in shape and is lauded by the parents of participating kids. (Patrick Larkin/Review)

For the coaches at the East Side Wrestling Club, wrestling is about more than getting in shape and winning matches.
Coach Mason Fong says it’s a sport that “can really kind of build character and work ethic.”


Job skills in the bank at Harding High

Bruce Thao, 16, a Harding High junior, tells his friends about the benefits of opening a savings account. Harding High School now has a credit union within its walls, located in the cafeteria. (Patrick Larkin/Review)

Credit Union at school is only the fourth in the state
It’s not every day that you stroll into a high school and find a credit union.
In fact, in Minnesota, it’s pretty rare -- Harding High School is only the fourth high school in the state to have a credit union within its walls.


Strike averted for St. Paul teachers

After nine months of negotiations, a tentative contract agreement between St. Paul Public Schools administration and the St. Paul Federation of Teachers was reached on Monday, Feb. 24.
The St. Paul Federation of Teachers, the union representing public school teachers in the district, called the resulting document “a landmark contract that moves the St. Paul Public Schools closer to providing the schools our children deserve.”


St. Paul teacher’s union moves to vote on strike

Contract negotiations between St. Paul Public Schools administration and the St. Paul Federation of Teachers are coming to a head.


Chue Vue brings a fresh look to St. Paul School Board

Chue Vue stands in the lobby of Mai Village in December. Vue is a new addition to the St. Paul School Board, and is the only Asian-American currently on the board. (Patrick Larkin/Review)

East Sider Chue Vue is a busy guy, and with his new role as a member of the St. Paul School Board, it’s not letting up anytime soon.
But he’s not put off in the least by what’s ahead; rather, he’s determined to get his feet wet.
“It’s a steep learning curve,” he said, “I’m still making my rounds.”


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