When Dennis Carlson was studying for his bachelor’s degree in studio art, a nude model his class was sketching stood up, fainted and broke her jaw. It was pandemonium as paramedics draped a sheet over the woman and carried her out of the classroom, he recalls.
Mississippi Elementary School students invited their families to the playing field and to the gymnasium, celebrating movement and game with laughter and energy during the school’s May 29 Family Fun and Fitness Night.
It was a night for proclamations and heartfelt thanks from elected officials, community organizations and even a proclamation from Gov. Mark Dayton June 5. People assembled at the Courtyards of Andover stood in line at the podium to give formal thanks to retiring Superintendent Dennis Carlson for making a difference in the lives of students and the communities served by the Anoka-Hennepin School District.
Taking their cue from 16th century artists, Anoka Middle School for the Arts ceramics students created objects of joy and contentment May 28 when they experienced Raku, an ancient Japanese firing technique.