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East Ridge High School
June 7, 2010
Homeless for a night
Most high school students study and go to class so they don't end up on the streets. But a group of students at East Ridge High School decided to try experiencing homelessness for one night last month. More than 150 students slept out on the school's football field for the "Homeless...
June 7, 2010 - 7:47am
May 14, 2010
Garage sale giving
One person's junk is another person's treasure. East Ridge High School will be getting in the garage sale spirit on May 15 when the National Honor Society holds a garage sale in conjunction with the annual Woodbury Lions Club Garage Sale. "I'm pretty sure we've had a guest in...
May 14, 2010 - 4:17pm
May 7, 2010
Students stepping up for Relay
EDITOR'S NOTE: This is part of an occasional series of stories leading up to the Relay for Life of South Washington County, which will be held June 4-5 at East Ridge High School. A group of Park High School students will help sleepy walkers stay energized at this year's Relay for...
May 7, 2010 - 7:00am
May 4, 2010
Witte honored as 'outstanding volunteer'
You won't see volunteer Michelle Witte out excavating on the site of the new community arts center at East Ridge High School, but in a way she has laid the groundwork for the center as much as any contractor will. Witte, who played an integral role in fundraising for the new center,...
May 4, 2010 - 12:18pm
April 8, 2010
30 Years in the making
Brian Sprout always wanted to be a baseball coach. This year, he's getting his chance. Sprout, a two-time All-American player at St. Olaf College who spent seven years in the minor leagues, is a high school head coach for the first time this spring at East Ridge. Sprout said he...
April 8, 2010 - 7:00am
April 7, 2010
East Ridge hires new football coach
East Ridge High School announced Wednesday afternoon that Mike Pendino has been hired as the school's new head football coach. Pendino, who served as the offensive coordinator for the Raptors during their inaugural season, has 25 years of coaching experience, including eight years...
April 7, 2010 - 3:55pm
March 22, 2010
Art teacher gives logs new life
The students in Bess Coy's art classes at East Ridge High School might not know that she owns a Kevlar vest, heavy gloves, sound-blocking earphones...
March 22, 2010 - 7:00am
March 4, 2010
Mame is life of the party
One of Broadway's favorite characters, Mame, will bring her "joie de vivre" to the Loft Stage on March 6-7 and March 12-13 in a Woodbury Community Theatre production. "I chose 'Mame' because we wanted something that was bright, fun, big -- and 'Mame' is all of those things," "Mame"...
March 4, 2010 - 8:12am
February 11, 2010
$2M donation could make arts center a reality
The woman was a child of the Great Depression. She lived frugally.
February 11, 2010 - 12:05pm
February 10, 2010
Donation puts East Ridge arts center near fundraising goal
A big-dollar private donation may take a south Washington County arts center from concept to construction. Local arts advocates trying to build a community arts center adjacent to East Ridge High School's theater area said a Woodbury woman who died last year left roughly $2 million...
February 10, 2010 - 8:09am
A cerebral competition
There are plenty of knowledge competitions where students need to use their brains to answer test questions, but the Brain Bee takes it one step further. They must use their brains to answer questions about the brain. East Ridge High School sophomore Kevin Ig-Izevekhai has qualified...
February 10, 2010 - 8:04am
January 29, 2010
Teacher says SMART Boards bring math alive
Remember chalk, blackboards and clapping erasers outside after school? Those days are long gone. They were replaced with white plastic boards...
January 29, 2010 - 8:04am
January 20, 2010
Helping Haiti: Local efforts to aid devastated country
East Ridge students collecting donations for Haitian relief Four students at East Ridge High School in Woodbury have organized "Hearts for Haiti," a campaign to collect donations for residents of the earthquake-torn island. Tenth-graders Shua Bhattacharya, Vincent Bedard, Melanie...
January 20, 2010 - 2:03pm
January 15, 2010
Three featured in One-Act Play Festival
The district's three high school theater programs will unite to showcase their one-act plays Jan. 20. The plays "Crimes of the Heart," "Flaming Idiots," and "Dracula" will be performed on the Loft Stage at East Ridge. "One-acts are actually notorious for not being very well-attended...
January 15, 2010 - 7:54am
December 30, 2009
2009 in review
East Ridge High School opens East Ridge High School opened to students this year. The school was a result of years of planning, including passage of the largest construction referendum in state history in 2006. The 383,000-square-foot, $90 million school features a nearly 1,000-seat...
December 30, 2009 - 8:14am