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  • “Keep It REAL” Slogan

    “Keep It REAL” Slogan

    Grace Miller, Staff Writer

    March 30, 2017

    Students at Cannon Falls Elementary all know the Keep It Real slogan; Respect, Effort, Attitude, and Learning. But could there be a different slogan that could better sum up the rules of our school? I asked around the school and the results came favoring the slogan. We had 28 people that liked the...

    Keep It Real Poster

    Cadence K.

  • 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

Hopscotch Math

Hopscotch Math

Haley L., Staff Writer

If you venture into the Cannon Falls Elementary School, you might notice hopscotch patterns in the IMC Commons. These patterns were used to help third graders learn multiplication by skip counting. You can even make your own ...

April 6, 2017

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, 2017

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, 2017

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Weightlifting

Weightlifting

Falon H., Staff Writer

The cannon falls weightlifting team competes during the winter. Weight lifting is a sport where athletes lift heavy weights. Practices are held at the Cannon Falls high school at 6:10 - 7:30am. They complete on the weekends t...

May 11, 2017

  • Mat Rats Wrestling March 23, 2017
  • Fifth Grade Boys Basketball Team January 12, 2017
  • Fourth Grade Girls Basketball Team January 11, 2017
  • Minnesota Vikings January 5, 2017

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Just For Kix

Just For Kix

Abby S. and Noelle S.

Just for Kix dance is for students in grade prek-6th grade at the Cannon Falls Elementary school. It is a great activity for people that like to dance and enjoy recitals. Just for Kix practices are on M...

April 6, 2017

Legos Aren’t Just For Kids Anymore

Legos Aren’t Just For Kids Anymore

January 14, 2017

Veterans Wall

Veterans Wall

January 11, 2017

Bikes for Books

Bikes for Books

January 11, 2017

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The Student News Site of Cannon Falls Elementary School
The Student News Site of Cannon Falls Elementary School