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Discovery Middle School

May 23, 2018
Discovery Middle School eighth graders Lilly Thul and Peter Sansted pull weeds in a flower bed at the Runestone Museum for Day of Caring Thursday. (Lowell Anderson / Echo Press)
Learning to make a difference: Eighth-graders participate in Day of Caring
May 23, 2018 - 12:53pm
March 21, 2018
Discovery Middle School Team 1 took first place at a recent regional math competition. From left: Joaquim Ramos, Greta Oldenkamp, Josie Hochsprung, Kylie Lattimer, and Elle Heydt. Josie also took first place in the individual problem-solving competition. (Contributed)
Sixth-grade math teams dominate
March 21, 2018 - 8:45am
March 16, 2018
The middle school play, “Welcome to Camp Brown Bear,” was written by members of the Eighth-Grade Playwrights Club. (Beth Leipholtz / Echo Press)
Life lessons through theater: Eighth-grade playwrights take on issue of bullying
March 16, 2018 - 5:59am
March 14, 2018
Senior Emma Reilly holds a sign reading “Not one more,” which the crowd also chanted. Reilly was one of the students who helped organize the walkout. (Beth Leipholtz / Echo Press)play button
Alexandria students join national walkout over gun violence
March 14, 2018 - 12:31pm
March 6, 2018
Sam Wicken
Seventh-grader knows where it's at: Geography champ eligible for state National Geographic competition
March 6, 2018 - 12:11pm
January 26, 2018
Eighth grader Zach Timm, left, won the spelling bee at Discovery Middle School, while Tom Navratil, also in Grade 8, was runner up. (Contributed)
Community news
January 26, 2018 - 4:52pm
Discovery Middle School principal Matt Aker discusses a book with sixth-grader Evan Anderson during a morning class period on Wednesday, Jan. 24. Last week, Aker was named the Minnesota Association of Secondary School Principals’ 2018 Middle Level Principal of the Year. (Beth Leipholtz | Echo Press)
Giving students a voice: Matt Aker named 2018 Middle Level Principal of the Year
January 26, 2018 - 6:32am
January 24, 2018
Regan Peterson (right) chats in the Alexandria Area High Schools commons area as students waited for the awards presentation at Saturday's speech competition. (Jeff Beach / Echo Press)
Meeting people at the speech meet
January 24, 2018 - 8:00am
October 10, 2017
Discovery Middle School conferences start Thursday
October 10, 2017 - 3:54pm
October 2, 2017
Lily Farrell (left) talks to her mother, Lacey Farrell (right), about how she felt when she was allegedly asked to change her clothes three days in a row at Discovery Middle School in Alexandria. (Beth Leipholtz | Echo Press)play button
Alexandria student seeks to change schools over dress code confusion (w/video)
October 2, 2017 - 2:20pm
August 23, 2017
Discovery school open house Aug. 30
August 23, 2017 - 6:33am
August 2, 2017
Science teacher Morgan Olson was hired this summer as Woodland Elementary School's first garden manager. (Karen Tolkkinen|Echo Press)
School district's first gardener growing into the job
August 2, 2017 - 1:49pm
June 30, 2017
Assistant principal named at Discovery
June 30, 2017 - 2:30pm
May 22, 2017
Eric Bjurman
Bjurman resigns from assistant principal
May 22, 2017 - 4:38pm
Trenton Tuey, a sixth-grader at Discovery Middle School, helps manage and organize The Shelf, the school's food shelf. (Contributed)
Discovery Middle School partners with church to stock food shelf
May 22, 2017 - 7:59am