Eagles fly this summer at St. Paul school


Middle school aged students can register now for the opportunity to attend the Eagles Summer Camp at Washington Technology Middle School located in the North End neighborhood of St. Paul. The Eagles Summer Camp is free to all Minnesota students who are entering 6th-8th grades in September The camp provides STEM (science, technology, engineering and math) and enrichment classes, along with sports programming. Transportation is provided for free to students living in the Saint Paul Public School District and in the South Washington County School District. Lunch and snack are provided.

Please contact Rosie Feit with any questions or concerns at 651-293-8830 or rosie.feit@spps.org. Washington’s web page has links for the Eagle Summer Camp on the left toolbar.

Dr. Mike McCollor, principal of Washington Middle School said,“ “The Eagles Summer camp is a great opportunity for kids from all different backgrounds to learn science from experts in a fun way. Seeing students challenge themselves in new ways such as working together to build a robot, learn to play tennis, or launch a rocket gives me hope for the future of our country and for our world.”

Students who have attended the Eagles Camp in the past are enthusiastic about their experiences. Here are comments from a few of them.

CSI was great! We solved the crime by gathering and analyzing all the clues.

I took Around the World in Twenty Dishes. We learned how people from many different countries prepare their foods. It was delicious and fun. I learned a lot about good cooking and good food.

In BioEngineering we made a lot of different products and then went to the University of Minnesota to test them. My teacher is so smart.

It was fun! We did field trips to the Mississippi River and learned about different rock formations.

I really improved my golf swing.

Digital Media was all about learning how to manipulate images and making great projects.

Chinese Mandarin was awesome!!! I loved the food, and learning how to speak and write in Chinese. Our classroom was like a museum. Our teachers were really very nice!

I had lots of fun and made lots of friends. I am coming next year for certain!!!

Tom Nelson is the Superintendent of the South Washington County Schools (Woodbury, Cottage Grove, Newport and St Paul Park). As he invited students to participate he said, “The Eagles Camp is full of hands-on, fun, challenging opportunities for students from Saint Paul and the suburban communities working together. The staff is enthusiastic and the students are learning together in a first rate facility and program.”

Mary Thoemke, a lifelong resident of Saint Paul, is a free lance writer for the Twin Cities Daily Planet.