Tex from the U of M Visits SLP!
Every year is St. Louis Park we expose all elementary students to the idea of college and careers. For all 4th (and some 5th grade classes) this theme is introduced through inviting William 'Tex' Ostvig from the University of Minnesota - Twin Cities campus. He offers a program called Campus2Kids where he visits local schools. The idea behind this program is to engage students in the idea that with hard work, any one can go to college. The definition of college is 'any education after high school.' He also shares words of wisdom about how they can start preparing to be ready when that day comes.
Tex also hosts Kids on Campus where kids go to the 'U' in order to experience what it feels like to be on a college campus. As a note, in SLP our 8th graders take advantage of this program as part of their College & Career Readiness prep.
Tex asks our students that if they remember only 1 part of their time together, to remember the following tips on how to be a good student:
To see more of our investigation into College & Careers,
visit the Classroom Lesson page!