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  • Spheros and Bee-Bots

    Spheros and Bee-Bots

    Meagan P., Staff Writer

    March 18, 2017

    Cannon Falls Elementary School has recently purchased Spheros. Spheros are small sphere-shaped robots that students can control with their school iPads. They will be used by 3rd, 4th, and 5th grade students. (Although 2nd graders may use the Spheros if their teacher feels they are ready.) Kindergarten,...

    Sphero

    Meagan P.

  • Testing Testing

    Testing Testing

    Dylan B., Staff Writer

    February 23, 2017

    Testing. Testing. MCA’s also known as Minnesota Comprehensive Assessment tests are given to Minnesota students at the spring of each year. Students dread the day they come, and don’t know if they're going to survive. Most hate these tests. Fifth grade student Isaiah T. thinks, “They stink. It’s...

    STAGED PHOTO. (Electronic devices are NOT allowed in the room during testing. No test data and no students were harmed in the taking of this photo.)

    Isaiah T.

  • Lights Out

    Lights Out

    Kennedy H., Staff Writer

    February 10, 2017

    On February 2nd, 2017 at 3:50 pm, the lights went out at Cannon Falls Elementary school. Some kids were concerned.  Some were glad they didn’t have to do their computer work.  What was happening? This investigative reporter interviewed Dave Petersen, Cannon Falls Director of Facilities and Maint...

    Dave Peterson Director of Facilities / Maintenance Cannon Falls Schools

    Kennedy H.

  • Legos Aren’t Just For Kids Anymore

    Legos Aren’t Just For Kids Anymore

    Caiden H., Staff Writer

    January 14, 2017

    Legos aren't  just for kids any more. Kids in 4th and 5th grade can also join a Lego Robotics team. With guidance from coaches Carrie Schliep, D.J. Borgen, Joe Coyle, and Aaron Sawdey, Lego robotics teams from Cannon Falls have spent the past 3 months creating moving ROBOTS made of Legos.  The ro...

    2016-2017 Elementary Lego Team

    Carrie Schliep

  • The Candle

    The Candle

    Noelle S. and Torin S.

    January 11, 2017

    Exciting things are happening at Cannon Falls Elementary School!  We now have our very own online newspaper! It’s called The Candle, and it has all the news from our school and so much more! 33 third through fifth graders have been writing articles for the Candle since late October.  They write about all sort o...

    Hard at work writing for The Candle

    Noelle S.

MCA’S

MCA’S

Isaiah T., Staff Writer

MCA stands for Minnesota Comprehensive Assessment. In Minnesota you take tests in science, math, and reading MCA. You DO NOT take these tests all in one day.  They are broken up into many days of testing. Dylan Banks said, “I do...

March 23

WOW Projects

WOW Projects

Noelle S., Staff Writer

When you enter our elementary school, you might say, “WOW!  That’s some great art!”  Students in the school are making WOW projects. A WOW project is an art project that students do to express their feelings. WOW ...

March 23

AR Goals   

AR Goals   

Victoria D. and Evie N.

Accelerated Reader is a computer program that is used in Cannon Falls Elementary School.  Students read books and then take a comprehension test about it afterwards. Some believe setting AR goals will help you read mor...

March 23

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Mat Rats Wrestling

Mat Rats Wrestling

Teigan B., Staff Writer

The Mat Rats wrestling team is a local group from the Cannon Falls and Randolph area.  Wrestlers are in grades prek-fifth.  They are a good team.  Some say they are one of the better teams. Initially, they actually ...

March 23

  • Fifth Grade Boys Basketball Team January 12
  • Fourth Grade Girls Basketball Team January 11
  • Minnesota Vikings January 5
  • Minnesota Golden Gophers Men’s Basketball December 1

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Legos Aren’t Just For Kids Anymore

Legos Aren’t Just For Kids Anymore

Caiden H., Staff Writer

Legos aren't  just for kids any more. Kids in 4th and 5th grade can also join a Lego Robotics team. With guidance from coaches Carrie Schliep, D.J. Borgen, Joe Coyle, and Aaron Sawdey, Lego robotic...

January 14

Veterans Wall

Veterans Wall

January 11

Bikes for Books

Bikes for Books

January 11

Safety Patrol

Safety Patrol

January 11

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The Student News Site of Cannon Falls Elementary School
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