As part of our school-wide initiative to incorporate Indigenous perspective and experience across our curriculum, our staff will be reading the book Braiding Sweetgrass by Robin Wall Kimmerer. We invite our families and other community members to read along with us this summer as part of our first Cottonwood Reads! program.   A...

Dear Cottonwood Families, The last week has been difficult for us all. The Cottonwood Leadership team would like to offer a few words of support and solidarity in the wake of the murder of George Floyd, at the hands of the Minneapolis Police Department on Monday,...

What have our students been up to this spring? Here’s an overview: Kindergardeners have made multiple treks to Oaks Bottom Wildlife Refuge to investigate pond life and learn about native plants. They’ve created a 3D map in the classroom of the pond and surrounding area.       [caption id="attachment_1174"...

Sarah Anderson, the Fieldwork and Place-Based Education Coordinator of Southwest Charter School has written a new article for Greenschoolsnationalnetwork.org. Here is a sample of the article below: "Place-based education is helping students make greater connections between their lives, their learning, and the places where they live. Through...

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