Dozens of fourth and fifth graders toed the start line on the lower field of Edina High School (EHS) Wednesday afternoon, eagerly waiting for the starting gun to sound. At the Edina Elementary Cross-Country Run, students were able to get their first taste of what it is like to run a cross-county meet.
When students get to middle school, there is new responsibility in the form of technology, namely the fact that students use their own devices. With that added responsibility comes an added risk of cracked screens and other related mishaps. At Valley View and South View middle schools, students don’t have to go far to find help when those problems occur.
“It’s like a hiccup or a sneeze – people who have seizures can’t help it.” Caroline Olstad brought that and several other messages to staff and students at Cornelia Elementary last week. She is program manager for Seizure Smart Schools, an initiative of the Epilepsy Foundation-Minnesota (EFMN), with a goal of increasing understanding of epilepsy and decreasing the stigma attached to seizures.