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im just curious. i did. i dont live in MN anymore but was wondering if anyone i grew up with happened to be on MDC.....<br><br>
i later worked at the Wedge, Suburban World movie theater, The Riv...<br><br>
(im from the twin cities)
 

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When did you work at the Wedge? I work there! Been there awhile!
 

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Sorry it took so long to get back to you. Busy holiday weekend!<br>
I started at the Wedge in May of '98. We may have just missed each other. I started out as a cashier but moved up to FM'ing within 4 months.
 

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nak.<br>
i went there k-6, my sis grad from there 98
 

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I had friends who went to SPO, what were <i>your</i> experiences like?<br><br>
From what I recall my friends liked it.
 

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Nope I didn't...<br><br><img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="/img/vbsmilies/smilies/bag.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="Bag">: What is the Wedge?<br><br>
I am so dense...
 

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how old are you? i graduated in 93 , before it moved to the new building.<br>
my sister and brother went there too , and they are younger than me...but they too didnt graduate from there...it got weird there after it moved to the new building ( in my opinion) my brother dropped out when he was like 15. i cant remember what year he was there but hes the youngest....maybe 95 was his last year there?
 

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<div style="font-style:italic;">how old are you? i graduated in 93 , before it moved to the new building.<br>
my sister and brother went there too , and they are younger than me...but they too didnt graduate from there...it got weird there after it moved to the new building ( in my opinion) my brother dropped out when he was like 15. i cant remember what year he was there but hes the youngest....maybe 95 was his last year there?</div>
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I graduated in 83 and my friends went their when it was rather new I believe. Keep in mind these were people that were no longer "welcome" in public school. <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/nono.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="nono"><img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/wink1.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="wink1"> But, it seemed to work well for them. I believe at the time it was just a highschool/junior high?
 

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I graduated from Central in 94, so if you went to Open for elementary school, we may have known each other, just based on ages. My sister graduated from Open in 98, after the move to the new building. A very good friend of mine graduated from Open in 91. PM me and we can exchange names.<br><br>
Open school has always been K-12.
 

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Devi----are you sure you are talking about st paul open school? when i went there it iwas NOT a "school for bad kids" i cant even tell you how many times i used to have to explain that. i think it now has BECOME that kind of school, but when i was there it was a truly alternative place. Kind of like home school combined with regular school. we could design our own education. once you got into highschool, it was almost like being in college, and some kids even took college courses to fufill Open Schools graduation requrements. I know alot about its history because i did a final project on it <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/thumb.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="thumbs up"> i was very active there. students participatred in decision making for the school, etc,and even participated in the hiring of the principle!<br><br>
ok i just had to make sure the world didnt think i wen there cuz i got kicked out of all the other schools LOL---dont ask ME why thats so important to me at this phase in my life :LOL
 

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<div style="font-style:italic;">Devi----are you sure you are talking about st paul open school? when i went there it iwas NOT a "school for bad kids" i cant even tell you how many times i used to have to explain that. i think it now has BECOME that kind of school, but when i was there it was a truly alternative place. Kind of like home school combined with regular school. we could design our own education. once you got into highschool, it was almost like being in college, and some kids even took college courses to fufill Open Schools graduation requrements. I know alot about its history because i did a final project on it <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/thumb.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="thumbs up"> i was very active there. students participatred in decision making for the school, etc,and even participated in the hiring of the principle!<br><br>
ok i just had to make sure the world didnt think i wen there cuz i got kicked out of all the other schools LOL---dont ask ME why thats so important to me at this phase in my life :LOL</div>
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Clarification: I didn't think that all who attended Open School got <i>kicked out</i> of other schools, and hope I didn't imply as such. I also don't think most kids who get kicked out of school are necessarilly "bad" KWIM? They just don't fit into a typical american public school setting for one reason or another. <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/wink1.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="wink1"> And, I never thought you were black listed from Saint Paul Public Schools. <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/twins.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="twins">:<br><br>
And, yep I am sure this is the school that some friends of mine attended. It's on Western in Saint Paul right? I lived in the como/rice street area which is very close by.<br><br>
Most of the kids I knew that went to Saint Paul Open were <b>very bright,</b> they just didn't fit into the (then mundane) public school system - for one reason or another. Some stopped going to school, some were kicked out, and some were about to drop out, when open school was suggested as an alternative. * Also, keep in mind it was only suggested to kids with potential.<br><br>
But - back to the specifics, after giving it some thought, I recently recalled how one friend told me this summer that she loved Saint Paul Open School, and said it "saved her" in a sense because she "hated" highschool. She is an accomplished legal professional today.<br><br>
I am certain the student body at Saint Paul Open School is very diverse as in most schools. <span>So sorry if my post came across as otherwise,</span> I often think the so called "bad" kids are the brightest, they are simply non-conformist, as many intelligent people are.<br><br>
I did not know it was open to all grades back in the 80's? But, that's likely due to the fact that I didn't have friends who attended until I was in High School.<br><br>
I have suggested Open School for my neice who is homeschooling online right now. I hope she will consider it in the future.<br><br><img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/hola.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="hola">:
 

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stirringleaf- your PM box is full, I was trying to reply to your note <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/smile.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="smile">
 
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