Tuesday marked the start to a new chapter in the lives of 45 people who became United States citizens in a naturalization ceremony held at 2 p.m. at South View Middle School. Among the group was Joanna Taylor, an Edina Family Center kindergarten prep teacher from Poland, one of more than 20 countries represented at Tuesday’s ceremony.
This was no ordinary naturalization ceremony, however. The majority of the audience was South View’s ninth graders, were there to gain a real-life experience of topics they had been learning in the classroom.
Did you know that a recent United Nations report concluded that raising animals for food is responsible for more greenhouse gas emissions than all worldwide transportation systems combined? Chartwells, the school district’s food service provider, knows that. So in recognition of Earth Day, April 22, they will use the entire month of April to show students ways to help the earth by carefully choosing what they eat.