Twists and Turns

Fifth graders at Alamo Elementary have a fun time each year when they study force and motion in science. They not only learn the effects of weight and gravity, they get to demonstrate it themselves by creating a roller coaster. 

Art Culture

Otsego students are getting a lesson in culture as well as art this week thanks to a special visitor.  Saya Kaneda is working with the MSU Extension program on a two-year contract and is sharing her culture and traditions in various ways with area schools. She is from Tokyo and has been here about a year and a half.



Signing with CU

Soccer is Madison Secord’s “forever favorite” sport. When she was approached by Cornerstone University to run cross country, she had to see if soccer might be an option as well. It turned out to be, “before I knew it I was signing as a women’s soccer player and indoor/outdoor track runner,” she says.

Imagine That!

Destination Imagination is an international organization that fosters students' creativity. It encourages students to explore STEM fields, fine arts and service learning with hands-on, open-ended challenges. 

Tree Appreciation

Appropriately, on Earth Day, third grade students at Dix Street Elementary also heard about Arbor Day and learned all about trees. Brenda Carl and Deb and Ron Beattie visited the classes; they are with the Chula Vista Garden Club. They go to local schools each year at this time to educate students on trees and Arbor Day and hand out trees for them to plant at home.

"Live Your Dash"

Roderick “Rod” Morrison, a 1971 Otsego High School graduate, has been named this year’s Outstanding Alumnus Award recipient from Otsego High School. This award comes posthumously as Morrison passed away in 1991 at age 38 from Leukemia. Morrison’s sister, Laurie Morrison Frichetl, accepted the award in his honor.