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Discovery Middle School

February 20, 2019
Sam Wicken (center) took first place in the National Geographic GeoBee competition at Discovery Middle School. Joaquim Ramos (right) placed second, and Ben Cook (left) was third.  (Contributed)
Community news
February 20, 2019 - 4:43pm
February 8, 2019
New class choices await eighth-graders at Discovery
February 8, 2019 - 3:25pm
January 16, 2019
Unified Club dips toe in water
January 16, 2019 - 12:30pm
December 15, 2018
Steve Vrchota (left), is the coordinator of the robotics tournament. He was assisting Ashley Vogt and Brock Manderschied (right) of Douglas County 4-H. (Abel Mehari / Echo Press)
Putting STEM skills to work: Area students to compete in robotics tournament
December 15, 2018 - 5:49am
December 12, 2018
Letter to the Editor: District dropped ball on school threat
December 12, 2018 - 10:30am
November 29, 2018
Police investigate possible threat at Discovery Middle School
November 29, 2018 - 9:52pm
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