Tuesday, April 30, 2013
Performances of the Shakespeare classic are coming up this week.
East Ridge High School actors will tackle the Shakespeare classic A Midsummer Night’s Dream this week. It will be a “classic production with a whole new twist,” according to the Loft Stage website. Shows, at the Loft Stage at the high school in Woodbury, are set for: A Midsummer Night’s Dream, a comedy, features several plotlines, all connected by the marriage of the Duke of Athens, Theseus, and Hippolyta. Tickets cost $5 for students and seniors, and $7 for adults. Order them online on the Loft Stage website. Like Patch on Facebook | Follow us on Twitter | Sign up for our free newsletter
Tuesday, April 16, 2013
Meanwhile, East Ridge High School sent out a notice about the work’s impact on traffic.
It’s feeling like that old saying about Minnesota having two seasons is true… The city of Woodbury on Monday sent out an updated schedule for this year’s roadwork projects, noting that drivers should expect delays, especially during rush hours. The Woodbury Drive (County Road 19) project is expected to begin April 22. Plans call for the road to be expanded from two lanes to four from Park Crossing south to Saint Ambrose. Roundabouts will be installed at Lake and Bailey roads. Washington County is the lead agency on this project, which has a webpage dedicated to it. The Radio Drive (County Road 13) expansion project is set to begin Wednesday, April 17. The road will be expanded to four lanes from Bailey Road to Hargis Parkway. Woodbury is …
Monday, April 15, 2013
The Woodbury school is hosting the fair for the first time this year.
There are more than 200 students at East Ridge High School enrolled in special-needs programs. And the decisions facing those who are graduating this spring are as varied as the students themselves. East Ridge High School for the first time this year will hold a “Transition Fair,” giving students and their parents the chance to hear from more than 40 vendors on everything from post-secondary education to housing options and job opportunities, said Rob Weberg, special education teacher at the Woodbury school. “There’s been a real need for it,” he said. The idea is to help connect special-needs students with community resources as they prepare for life after high school, Weberg said. The event is set for 5:30-8:30 p.m. Thursday, April 18, at…
Monday, April 1, 2013
The regional competition was held March 28-30 at Mariucci Arena in Minneapolis.
The East Ridge High School robotics squad finished third out of 60 teams March 28-30 during the Northstar Regional at Mariucci Arena in Minneapolis. The ERRORs also received the Excellence in Engineering Award (sponsored by Delphi) as judged by a panel of professional engineers from the Midwest. The team in early March also notched a fifth-place finish at the 47-team, five-state, regional competition in Duluth. Like us on Facebook | Follow us on Twitter | Sign up for our newsletter
Thursday, March 28, 2013
The team placed seventh in a national competition in Florida last month.
For the third consecutive year, the East Ridge High School varsity cheer team went to nationals. Out of 51 teams, the local contingent took seventh place at the February event in Orlando, Fla. The junior varsity team took ninth out of 20 teams. Coverage will air from 12:30-1:30 p.m. Saturday, March 30, on ESPN2, according to a release from District 833. MaKenna Berger Jenna Ertman Savanna Gray Kenzie Gullickson Kate Hawken Rachel Hawn Rachel Hawn Carly Kelly Anna Lee Hannah Lipps Sara Mercado Megan Musil Abby Praska Isabel Praska Kayla Schulz Kayla Torborg Katie Rusin Savanna Bedard Heather Binder Breanna Boe Meghan Braun Sydney Dreher Carley Eriksen Mara Jones Hannah …
Monday, March 18, 2013
The production features 15 local families.
More than 1,100 people came out for weekend performances of Woodbury Community Theatre’s Stars on Broadway II. There are still three chances to catch the show: The production features nearly 120 local actors and 15 families—multiple siblings and moms and dads. The show includes songs from popular Broadway musicals: Sound of Music, Guys & Dolls, Music Man, Oklahoma, Peter Pan, Anything Goes, 42nd Street, Annie Get Your Gun, Oliver, South Pacific, Fiddler on the Roof and more. Performances are at the Loft Stage at East Ridge High School. Tickets are available on the Woodbury Community Theatre website. Online tickets will be available until 6 p.m. Wednesday, March 20, but people can still purchase them in person starting an hour before each …
Monday, March 4, 2013
Woodbury, East Ridge students help secure win at U.S. Synchronized Skating National Championships.
For the second straight year, and fourth time in five years, Team Braemar's Junior Synchronized Skating Team skated to the top of the podium at the U.S. Synchronized Skating National Championships in Michigan. Team Braemar Junior consists of 20 female skaters from various high schools throughout the Twin Cities and surrounding area, including three with Woodbury ties: Savannah Bliese and Tasha Vo from Woodbury High School, and Jordan Weiss from East Ridge High School. Skating to This World Will Remember Us from Bonnie & Clyde, the team posted the top Short Program score of the competition Thursday night with a season-high 58.57. The team also had the highest total element score of the night, as well as the highest score for a single …
Wednesday, February 20, 2013
The Woodbury school will be represented at International Thespian Festival in June.
East Ridge High School’s one-act play, The Big Meal, by Dan LeFranc, was selected to represent Minnesota Thespians at the International Thespian Festival in Lincoln, Neb., in late June. Also, East Ridge junior Katherine Spicuzza received a “superior” rating in the National Individual Events Showcase, and earned an invitation to the festival in Lincoln for her solo musical performance of Gimme, Gimme from Thoroughly Modern Mille. The Minnesota Thespian Festival, celebrating excellence in high school theater, was held on Feb. 17 at Chanhassen High School and Feb. 18 at the Guthrie Theater. Like Patch on Facebook | Follow us on Twitter | Sign up for our free newsletter
Tuesday, February 19, 2013
A new black box theater at East Ridge High School, the second campus for the Merrill Community Arts Center, is nearly complete.
Woodbury residents will have the chance Friday to check out the second phase of the Merrill Community Arts Center—a black box theater connected to East Ridge High School. Construction on the 112-seat, 3,600-square-foot theater began last June, following the opening of the arts center’s Rivertown Campus, an 8,000-square-foot facility that includes space for set design and construction, storage and rehearsals. About $2.2 million for the arts center came from the estate of late Woodbury resident Dorothy K. Merrill. The plans have been in the works for more than five years. Related content: Woodbury Performing Arts Center Set for Spring Construction Woodbury Arts Center a Step Closer to Reality Woodbury Council Approves Site Plan For Arts …
Friday, February 8, 2013
Woodbury police partner with school’s SADD group for first time on “Grim Reaper” day.
There were somber moments Thursday at East Ridge High School. The Woodbury school’s Students Against Destructive Decisions (SADD) group held its annual “Grim Reaper” day, in which certain students are excused from part of one period and cannot talk the rest of the day. Some had on makeup that made them look like a dead person and wore shirts reading: “I was killed by a drunk driver.” East Ridge, which has held the event over the past few years, partnered with the Woodbury Police Department for the first time this year. Officers briefly spoke to students about the dangers of drinking and driving during class Thursday. “The classroom was very somber,” said Woodbury traffic officer Scott Melander. “I think the message got delivered quite well…