New York Mills ISD #553

Preparing Students for Life



  • Freshmen study Supreme Court by preparing a mock trial

    As part of Jay Sorensen’s civics class, New York Mills High School freshmen argued a case that is currently in deliberation in the Federal Supreme Court. Ninth graders worked together the past few weeks to develop arguments for both sides of the Carpenter vs. United States case. On Wednesday morning, ninth grade “lawyers” met in the high school media center to present the case before five community “justices.” After the trial, the justices deliberated for a matter of minutes before voting 4-1 in favor of the United States, saying that the Fourth Amendment does not require government officials to obtain a search warrant before accessing a person’s cell phone location history.

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  • Fourth graders enjoy snowshoeing

    Despite yesterday’s frigid temperatures, New York Mills fourth grade students from Angela Paavola’s and Lisa Stroeing’s classrooms braved the cold for some snowshoeing. The fourth graders traveled to Prairie Wetlands Learning Center in Fergus Falls for a field trip. After learning about different types of snowshoes, the students bundled up and headed outside for 30 minutes to practice walking with snowshoes. The students then went back indoors to warm up and discuss a variety of interesting facts about nature. They discussed the upcoming Super Blue Blood Moon that is supposed to make an appearance on Jan. 31 and other recent science phenomena. Students also learned how to spot evidence of animals in nature before heading back outside for another 30 minutes on snowshoes. The students walked on trails and a pond and saw evidence of wildlife braving the cold and even witnessed some birds happily chirping. It was a cold, but fun day for students!

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  • Johnson-Ding and Kane chosen as AAA winners

    New York Mills High School seniors August Johnson-Ding and Kaitlyn Kane received the AAA award for Academics, Arts and Athletics for 2018. Distributed each year at the local level, the Triple AAA award is given to students based on a variety of factors including school participation, GPA and success on and off the field. Both August and Kaitlyn have been active in many activities through their high school careers, while fulfilling their classroom requirements.

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