Sunday, March 15, 2009

Science Fair

This is a shot of the large group of families that gathered to support all of the hard working students who created exciting science and learning fair projects. There was a wide variety of projects and a great deal of excitement. Mrs. Mosey joined us for the day (she taught science at Sioux Trail last year and is teaching science at Hidden Valley Elementary this year) and she was a great help to Mr. Khamratthanome and Mrs. Whittcow.

Twenty students from Sioux Trail qualified to go take their expertise to Mankota in May. This is not decided easily, the students can decide if they want to be judged or not and then those student that are judged have their work evaluated by two teams of judges. The judges work in two teams and we get help from a wide variety of people. The first group of volunteers are Burnsville High School students; many of these students are Sioux Trail alumni and it is great to have them back at Sioux Trail working with students who will hopefully follow in their footsteps as BHS students and judges. The second team of judges is made up of adult volunteers from a wide variety of careers and backgrounds. These judges include former Sioux Trail teachers, school board members (past and present), spouses of staff and other volunteers that are willing to give up some of their time to be a part of the excitement.

Congratualtions to all of our students that took time to work on their projects and participate in the science fair. Best of luck to the students that will represent Sioux Trail in Mankato.