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‘Into the Woods’ comes onto the Tartan stage

Tartan students rehearse for their upcoming Feb. 2 through Feb. 5 production of “Into the Woods.” A baker and his wife, played by Cody Arend and Mattie Albrecht, wish to have a child, but learn of a witch’s curse. The witch is played by Brooke Hafner. Meanwhile there is also Jack’s mother, played by Chaela Antonio, and Jack, played by Ethan Yang, who wish their cow would give milk.

This past autumn Tartan High School theater students charmed audiences with their musical performance of “The Little Mermaid.” Now they are back with another musical that features a few cherished characters in an imaginative retelling of popular f


Monthly highlight from School District 622

Former players, coaches and referees gathered for a photo with Tartan basketball coach Mark Klingsborn, left center, before the tip-off of the boys basketball home opener.

Christine Osorio — Superintendent 

Recently, Tartan High School celebrated an exciting event to recognize the achievements of longtime basketball coach Mark Klingsborn, who is better known to students as “Coach K.”

Hundreds of fans filled the stands at the Tartan boys basketball home opener. Coach K was honored for his induction into the Minnesota Basketball Coaches Association Hall of Fame. Former players, coaches and referees gathered for a photo with the coach before the tip-off. He also celebrated his 500th career win!


Local school takes a moment to remember its namesake, John Glenn

John Glenn Middle School was named after the first American to orbit Earth on Feb. 20, 1962. The former astronaut died last week.

John Glenn passed away Dec. 8 at the age of 95. He was the first American to orbit Earth and went on to have a long career as a U.S. senator from Ohio. 


Hill-Murray is ringing in the season with two holiday shows

Above are the Hill-Murray seniors involved with at least one of this year’s two holiday shows. Seven seniors are involved with both “Almost, Maine” and “A Very Hill-Murray Christmas Cabaret.”

For the first time ever, Hill-Murray High School, which is known for its extensive theater program, is presenting two holiday shows in repertory, which means the two shows will be alternating performances within the same time period. 


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Hill-Murray Theatre to perform hilarious musical satire

Hill-Murray seniors cast and crew strike a pose as the theatre department gears up for the satirical musical comedy “Urinetown the Musical.” Performances are Oct. 6-8 at 7 p.m. And Oct. 9 at 2 p.m.

Hill-Murray Theatre will present the satirical musical comedy, “Urinetown the Musical,” on Oct. 6 through 8 at 7 p.m. and Oct. 9 at 2 p.m. in the Hill-Murray School Auditorium, 2625 Larpenteur Ave. E., Maplewood.


Congratulations graduates!

North High teachers line Aldrich Arena, greeting the 111th graduation class June 8. Speakers would include Principal Greg Nelson, Superintendent Christine Osorio, Distinguished Alumni Colonel and Army Staff Chaplain John Joseph Morris, faculty Robert Hackney grateful for the many satisfying moments at North, and students Rachel Sandquist and Sean Martin.

High school graduates walk with pride


First District 622 AVID students graduate

The first North High AVID class attended a special lunch as a group several days before the June 8 commencement.

AVID program pushes students and promotes college readiness



Area students honored at Athena banquet

Each year, more than 40 female high school seniors are honored at the St. Paul Area Athena Awards banquet. The recipients were honored for their athletic achievements and the banquet was held on April 20. 


Robots rampage at regionals

The FIRST Stronghold arena consists of a tower for each alliance and five defenses to protect it. (courtesy of FIRST Robotics.)
North, Hill-Murray, Mounds Park kids are gearing up for high-tech contest this weekend
Robots fighting a medieval siege may sound like the plot for a new young adult novel, but it’s actually the premise of a technology competition that is generating growing interest with 14- though 18-year-olds. 
High school students from the region will be gathering in Minneapolis this week to test their robots against those of their opponents on a medieval siege-themed course.

North High School and Hill-Murray High School will be competing in the 10,000 Lakes Regional event, and Mounds Park Academy’s team is entered in the North Star Regional event.


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