Lionsgate Middle School students took first and second place in this year’s state-wide, year-long stock market game. The winners were honored at a luncheon at the Hyatt Regency in Minneapolis. The first place team of Samuel C., Christian P., & Peter R., had the winning total of $118,425.01. The second place team of Zachary E., Peter H., and James S. were close behind with $110,337.74. Congratulations to our students and to Kristi Person, business teacher and sponsor of the Stock Market Game teams. Also honored was Luke H. who came in first place in the high school essay contest!
Lionsgate Academy’s Drama Department will present one-act plays on May 19th and 20th at 7pm in the Multi-Purpose Room at Cornerstone. The performance will last about one hour and concessions will be available for purchase. Admission is free, but a $5 donation is suggested.
Our congratulations to Emily Kafle, our departing director of special education, who was among the 2016 University of Minnesota’s Rising Alumni. The award is given to rising alumni from the College of Education and Human Development who have achieved early distinction in their careers, demonstrated emerging leadership or shown exceptional volunteer service in their communities. Emily was nominated by Dr. Christine Peper from the University of Minnesota for her dedication to students with disabilities and her work in improving the programming for students with disabilities across the areas of mental health, transitions, and other innovative program development.
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The Governance Committee meeting scheduled for this evening has been canceled. The next meeting is scheduled for June 7, 2016 at the Crystal campus.
As part of both middle school and high school business classes, students have been participating in the year-long Minnesota Stock Market Game. Attached to the game is an optional essay writing competition called InvestWrite. This year, Ms. Person submitted Luke H.’s essay to the competition and he wrote the top essay in the whole state of Minnesota! Friday, April 22nd a representative from BestPrep came to Lionsgate to present Luke with a certificate, and brought some pizza to celebrate. Luke will also be invited to BestPrep’s annual luncheon for an official awards ceremony in May. Congratulations Luke! We are proud of you!