Education

Students at Chanhassen’s St. Hubert’s School understand that practice makes perfect, even when it comes to working with their Hubots.

Cheryl Niebeling has a standing appointment on her calendar, and it’s been there for about six years. The Chanhassen resident regularly attends meetings of Thinking College, a nonprofit program that aims to educate parents about steps for their children to prepare for, and apply to, college.

Every April, for one evening, Eden Prairie High School (EPHS) is transformed. Twinkling lights hang from pillars, streamers and balloons frame the space and lively music lights the mood ablaze.

Luke Igel, an 18-year-old student at Providence Academy and the founder of the Advice for Your Device initiative, has always been the tech guy at his home. “My grandpa always comes over when there’s an issue with his iPad,” he says.

Imagine attending Fika, a traditional Swedish meal where friends and family take a coffee break to enjoy baked goods and each other's company. What are the appropriate manners? What are the words for please and thank you in Swedish?

It's time for our annual Prep Elite, featuring some of the area’s standout high school seniors. We received a host of worthy nominations from their schools, which, frankly, could ably fill the pages of Southwest Metro Magazine for months to come.

The beginning of a new academic year can bring excitement and anticipation. For students and staff, gearing up for classes in September, it is likely that new experiences and challenges await discovery.

Alex Tyson, a senior at Chanhassen High School, is one of this year’s Southwest Metro Magazine’s Prep Elites, chosen from a group of area students who were nominated by their high schools. (Read about other Prep Elites on page 18.)

The Human Age: The World Shaped by Us
by Diane Ackerman

Students at the Main Street School of Performing Arts in Hopkins have a lot to look forward to for the 2017-18 school year.

Children’s Learning Adventure, a national early childhood education company, is set to open its newest location within the next few months in Chanhassen.

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