Study Session at Hall
Exhibition 2016

Hall 5th graders just embarked on the PYP(Primary Years Program) journey we call Exhibition.  Students are working in groups to conduct research on a topic related to the Transdisciplinary Theme- How We Express Ourselves.  The central idea for this extended unit is:

We can celebrate culture through artistic expression.

This year fifth graders will be working on their Exhibition projects with the assistance of around 35 General Mills mentors(Generation G).  The study sessions will be either hosted at Hall or at General Mills. 

To Our Elizabeth Hall Families:

Welcome to Elizabeth Hall IB School and the 2016-2017 school year!  We are so excited to have you as part of the Elizabeth Hall family.  Our school year started Monday, August 29th and our school day starts at 7:30 am.  We look forward to an exciting year as we move forward in the pursuit of innovative strategies to ensure all students achieve to their fullest potential.  We are pleased to return to the Elizabeth Hall community and look forward to many years as your administrators.  We hope your summer has gone well and you are excited for the beginning of the new school year.

This year will bring many opportunities for the staff and families of Elizabeth Hall to partner together to provide our students with an engaging, and high-quality school experience.  As parents with children, we understand the importance of a strong home-school connection. We are confident that by working together, we can make sure your child’s social, emotional, and academic needs are met.  The staff at Elizabeth Hall have certain responsibilities which we must fulfill in educating your child.  We will work tirelessly to provide an educational program that is appropriate to your child's needs. 

As Parents/Guardians, we also rely on your help in educating your child.  You can support your child’s learning by making sure that he/she comes to school every day, on time, and ready to learn.  You can provide support by encouraging your child to meet his/her responsibilities in school and with homework.  Your participation in school conferences, meetings and other school activities is also vital to your child’s success. We look forward to getting to know our families and parents throughout the year.  


Mr.Vue, Principal,  Ms.Iden, Assistant Principal and Ms.Moritz, Administrative Intern

Further your career with meaning: Grow the skills of children.

You can help children succeed in school by giving them the extra support they need to read. Whether you’re looking to explore a new career in education, reenter the workforce or simply want to work with kids, you can make a direct impact by serving one year as a Minnesota Reading Corps Literacy Tutor.

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Exploring Inquiry at the Sculpture Garden

5th grade class trying to emulate the extraordinary balance achieved in one of the sculptures at the Minneapolis Sculpture garden, using only three ground points.

The Right Way To Recycle

Hall Second Grade Students teach the school community how to correctly compost and recycle at Hall School!  This project was led by Mrs. Harvey, Mr. Ricky and Ms. Kangas.  Check out the you tube video title " The Right Way To Recycle" or click on the link below to learn some interesting facts about recycling.  Great Job Hall Second Graders!

Veteran teachers make a difference, a profile of Marcia Wyatt.

Marcia Wyatt was followed by StarTribune reporter Steve Brandt (all day on April 21) as representation of teachers who have demonstrated tenacity and dedication to our students by continuing to teach in challenging high poverty schools. A profile of Dr. Wyatt came out on Tuesday, May 6 on the front page of Section B in the StarTribune.

Click here to read the article in the StarTribune.

Frederick McKinley Jones
4th Grade Learns about Frederick McKinley Jones

A History Player from the MN Historical Society came to Hall school to perform about the dynamic inventor and self-taught engineer, Frederick McKinley Jones. Students learned how his invention, the Thermo King, helped modernize refrigeration in trucks. This important invention led to the improvement of preserving food and medical supplies, hauling fragile cargo and space travel. Fourth graders  have been studying in their IB Unit of Inquiry, How the World Works, that innovators  and inventors impact how we live and think about the world.

Hall receives a special visit from Senator Franken!

On February 19, 2013 Senator Al Franken met with Hall Elementary School staff, as well as mental health advocates from Hennepin County and MPS, to learn more about Minneapolis Public Schools’ (MPS) relationships with public agencies to provide services to children. Franken said the tragedy at Sandy Hook Elementary School in December cast new light on the issue of mental health, but warned against stigmatizing mental illness.

Elizabeth Hall's partnership with General Mills' Black Champion's Network

General Mills' Black Champion's Network, referred to as 'Generation G', involves various employees serving as mentors to our fifth grade students for their Exhibition Projects.

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