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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....

Matt Townsend is the 2014 Superintendent's Above and Beyond recipient

Sep 2, 2014


Columbia Heights High School (CHHS) Technical...

The Great Fun Ends on Labor Day!

Aug 30, 2014


by Laura d' Almeida, iLander Staff Reporter


     The last day of the Minnesota State Fair is approaching fast!  Monday, Labor Day, is the last day to enjoy the festivities which only come once a year!

     The Minnesota State Fair has eight new exciting rides this year including the Crazy Dance ride, the Hurricane, the Rock It, the Stinger, the Hog Rally, the Mini Indy Bumper Cars, the Monster Truck ride...