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Because This Might Be the WRITE Job for YOU!

Sep 16, 2014


If you think you would enjoy writing articles, research, and delivering the news, you may very well enjoy this opportunity.  The job is with the iLander, a youth-oriented community and events portal for the city and school district of Columbia Heights.

For the position, reporter work up to six hours per week and paid at $10.10 per hour.

If you would like to be considered for the position, submit a letter of interest with two references to...

School Board starts new Listening Sessions Sept. 16

Sep 14, 2014


The School Board is welcoming the greater Columbia Heights Public School District public to actively participate in a new strategic initiative.  Called "Listening Sessions," the School Board invites district constituents to collaborate and work together for common goals to improve this school district.


The Benefits of Technology in Education

Sep 13, 2014


by Ibtissam ait Daoud, iLander Staff Reporter


    As the years progress, the technology in schools contunue to progress. From writing on chalkboards, to whiteboards, to Promethean boards, technology is excelling fairly quickly. Information is accessible almost anywhere, research can be done very easily, quick, and many software programs make presentations professional.  Technology in school is very beneficial.


PepFest a Great Success

Sep 11, 2014


by Ibtissam ait Daoud, iLander Staff Reporter


     On Friday, September 4, the first CHHS pepfest really kicked off the new school year!  Our mascot Gabe Smertneck did a phenomenal job keeping the entire high school roaring with laughter, cheers, and applause.  Congrats to the staff and students who participated in the New Teachers vs. Students vs. Veterans challenge!  Awesome job!  It was one close race!  The...

Valley View Elementary Recognized By Minnesota Business Leaders

Sep 8, 2014



Columbia Heights school wins the Minnesota Business Partnership's   Minnesota's Future Award for outstanding academic achievement

The Minnesota...

Pep Fest Friday

Sep 4, 2014


by Ibtissam ait Daoud, iLander Staff Reporter



On Friday, September 4th we have our very first pepfest of the 201-2015 school year! We will discuss upcoming events, R.E.A.L, and review some school rules. Our Hylander pepfests' are designed to keep the Hylander Spirit going, and to get all 4 classes together; and in a way have some bonding time. There will be friendly competitions among the classes, and also against the teachers....