Posted on: September 10, 2014
STMA Homecoming week will be September 15-19! Coronation will be Monday night at 7:30 PM in the Performing Arts Center. The Knights take on Big Lake Friday night in football at 7:00 PM. The Homecoming dance will follow from 9:00 - 12:00 PM. Dress up days will include:
Monday - Formal Day
Tuesday - Toga Day
Wednesday - Parents' Closet Day
Thursday - Disco Day
Friday - Blue & Gold Day
(The normal dress code applies)
Posted on: September 3, 2014
St. Michael-Albertville High School will pilot the use of personal technology devices in a limited number of classrooms this school year. This Bring Your Own Device program, entitled Project Phoenix, is a continuation of the pilot program that was initiated last year at the middle schools. Teachers within this program will infuse personal technology devices in their classrooms as another tool for learning. Students who are in Project Phoenix classrooms will have the opportunity to use their own device; or, to ensure equity among students, the district has purchased a limited number of devices for those students who are unable to bring their own.
Purchasing a new device is not a requirement of this pilot. Click here to learn more about Project Phoenix, acceptable devices, guidelines, and commonly asked questions.
Posted on: August 26, 2014
STMA seniors outperformed the Minnesota and nationwide class of 2014 on the ACT. STMA seniors posted an average score of 24.1 compared to the Minnesota average of 22.9 and nationwide average of 21. The Class of 2014 not only exceeded the Minnesota average but STMA seniors outperformed state seniors by the largest margin since STMA exceeded the Minnesota average in 2010.
Additionally, more STMA students met each of the four benchmarks—English, Reading Math and Science—than did students in Minnesota and the nation, 47% compared to 39% in Minnesota and 26% nationally. STMA seniors exceeded state averages on the four individual benchmarks by almost 10% to 20%. Among the four benchmarks, STMA exceeded the state benchmark averages by the highest margin in math and science. Students who reach the benchmark are more academically prepared to succeed in their future career and college endeavors than less-prepared students.
“One of the best indicators we have to show that our students are prepared for career and college is the ACT,” Minnesota Education Commissioner Brenda Cassellius said. This coming year, all Minnesota juniors will take the ACT, free of charge, as part of new graduation requirements approved by the 2013 Legislature. Of the seniors in the Class of 2014, 78% took the ACT or 271 students. In 2006, 135 seniors took the test.
“Teaching to a higher set of standards, getting more students to take a core curriculum, and improving the rigor within those core courses taught by highly skilled teachers are just a few of the ways we increase college and career readiness levels among students at STMA,” according the Jim Behle, Superintendent. STMA students start learning about college and career readiness in eighth grade with the EXPLORE, a pre-ACT which helps students understand how well they are prepared for postsecondary education that fits their needs and interests.