KSS artists attend MSUM workshops

OLYMPUS DIGITAL CAMERAOn January 28th, 20 FFHS Otter Artists, along with 150 other students from area schools, attended workshops and tours of Minnesota State University Moorhead campus. The students and teachers gathered for workshops and Art Show Awards in the MSUM Visual/Media Arts Departments.
Some of the workshops ranged from wheel ceramics, bird house sculpture, political cartooning, to portrait painting and theatre stage work. The Art Show was on display for a month at MSUM. Otter Artists who participated in the art show were Tasia Wickham, Tayana Frame, Allison Ringquist, Antonia Starzl, Dee Gease, Cory Benson and Abby Hobbs.
Abby Hobbs was awarded an honorable mention for top ceramic piece in that category. The day was an outstanding success and showed our students possibilities in courses, degrees, and careers in the Visual and Media Arts.

Home Matters: Service project for 6th – 8th grade


Service ProjectWhat makes a home a home?  Home Matters is a national movement that’s redefining the American Dream.  We believe the New American Dream is one where every American lives in a safe, nurturing environment with access to quality education, healthcare, public spaces and community services.

Students in grades 6 – 8 will be competing against each other, along with faculty, to help fight hunger and make our community a better place.

The Food Drive will run from now until February 20.  The 6th graders can bring their food to classrooms of Mr. Rund and Mr. Ratz.  The 7th graders to Mr. Hoffbeck’s classroom and 8th graders should bring their food to Mrs. Steer’s classroom.  There will be a prize/treat for the winning grade (or maybe the teachers will win!).

Pedal Power

Kennedy Secondary School students have had the Bike Blender for a few years now, allowing them to use pedal power to make smoothies in FACS classes.

Now, thanks to a grant from the 544 Foundation, students can also use pedal power to charge their devices, as demonstrated here:

GALLERY: Goodbye, Year of the Horse

At the start of the new semester, Steve Andrews exhibited some samples of Chinese culture to the four Chinese classes at Kennedy Secondary School. Among the exhibits was a Han dynasty horse, to mark the end of the Year of the Horse.

Mr. Andrews has visited China several times as a Dean with Concordia’s Global Language Villages.