7 Minute Miles

Bowler (thug) life

Posted Saturday, September 17th, 2016 01:19 pm GMT -5 in Family,Schools,Sports at 1:19 PM

MK @ Mattie’s South St. Paul

Originally published by DK on September 17, 2016 at 1:19 pm

Only two more left

Posted Tuesday, September 6th, 2016 08:20 am GMT -5 in Family,Schools at 8:20 AM

First Day of School 2016

Originally published by DK on September 6, 2016 at 8:20 am

SES Class of 2016

Posted Saturday, June 11th, 2016 09:25 am GMT -5 in Family,Mini Posts,Schools at 9:25 AM

It’s not everyday one of your kids graduates from high school. It’s even rarer that the commencement ceremony happens in a zoo (with bare feet). Then again the School of Environmental Studies isn’t your typical high school.

I’m happy to report that kid one officially made it on June 2, 2016. We held a party to celebrate the following night over at Trapp Farm Park in Eagan. So proud of my beautiful, creative, talented, artistic, outspoken, expressive and kind daughter.

Originally published by DK on June 11, 2016 at 9:25 am

Sasharocks, indeed

Posted Thursday, June 2nd, 2016 11:49 pm GMT -5 in Family,Schools at 11:49 PM

So proud of SK 😎💯 ❤️

Originally published by DK on June 2, 2016 at 11:49 pm

Freshman choir finale

Posted Wednesday, June 1st, 2016 06:21 pm GMT -5 in Concerts,Family,Music,Schools at 6:21 PM

Freshman Select @ EVHS – Seasons of Love

Originally published by DK on June 1, 2016 at 6:21 pm

Grad party preview

Posted Monday, May 30th, 2016 08:51 pm GMT -5 in Art,Family,Photography,Schools at 8:51 PM

Sneak peek of the decorations 

Originally published by DK on May 30, 2016 at 8:51 pm

The Scholar

Posted Thursday, May 26th, 2016 10:07 am GMT -5 in Family,Schools at 10:07 AM

Eastview Academic Excellence Awards

Originally published by DK on May 26, 2016 at 10:07 am

Senior Forum @ SES

Posted Monday, May 16th, 2016 09:24 pm GMT -5 in Family,Schools at 9:24 PM

SK rocked it – so proud of her ❤️

Originally published by DK on May 16, 2016 at 9:24 pm

Schools two and three

Posted Saturday, April 23rd, 2016 12:59 pm GMT -5 in History,Schools at 12:59 PM

Randolph Heights and Ramsey Junior High, St. Paul

Originally published by DK on April 23, 2016 at 12:59 pm

Klas University

Posted Saturday, April 16th, 2016 04:54 pm GMT -5 in Friends,Schools at 4:54 PM

They are everywhere

Originally published by DK on April 16, 2016 at 4:54 pm

Scoping out the Hamline art scene

Posted Saturday, April 16th, 2016 04:51 pm GMT -5 in Art,Family,Schools at 4:51 PM

SK in the art department, St. Paul

Originally published by DK on April 16, 2016 at 4:51 pm

Paging Dr. Dewey

Posted Monday, March 14th, 2016 08:46 pm GMT -5 in History,Schools at 8:46 PM

The very first Eastview principal (1997)

Originally published by DK on March 14, 2016 at 8:46 pm

Sing, sweet nightingale

Posted Monday, March 14th, 2016 08:45 pm GMT -5 in Concerts,Family,Music,Schools at 8:45 PM

MK @ her beautiful choir concert

Originally published by DK on March 14, 2016 at 8:45 pm

A Future Piper?

Posted Tuesday, January 12th, 2016 06:32 pm GMT -5 in Family,Schools at 6:32 PM

Admissions Night @ Hamline with SK

Originally published by DK on January 12, 2016 at 6:32 pm

Keep the Gatorade off the phones

Posted Sunday, December 20th, 2015 05:00 pm GMT -5 in Football,Schools,Sports,Technology at 5:00 PM

Surface carts at TCF Bank Stadium

Originally published by DK on December 20, 2015 at 5:00 pm

Hey, I know those guys!

Posted Sunday, December 20th, 2015 04:58 pm GMT -5 in Football,Friends,Schools,Sports at 4:58 PM

The Bob and Sandy Klas section of TCF Bank Stadium

Originally published by DK on December 20, 2015 at 4:58 pm

The view from campus

Posted Sunday, December 20th, 2015 04:57 pm GMT -5 in Schools,Sports,Work at 4:57 PM

U.S. Bank Stadium from the U of M

Originally published by DK on December 20, 2015 at 4:57 pm

Looking good, Goldy

Posted Sunday, December 20th, 2015 04:54 pm GMT -5 in Schools at 4:54 PM

Coffman Union, University of Minnesota 

Originally published by DK on December 20, 2015 at 4:54 pm

Look! It’s a Monday school concert

Posted Monday, November 2nd, 2015 07:11 pm GMT -5 in Concerts,Family,Music,Schools at 7:11 PM

So happy to be back for MK

Originally published by DK on November 2, 2015 at 7:11 pm

Two big firsts

Posted Tuesday, September 8th, 2015 07:34 am GMT -5 in Family,Schools at 7:34 AM

First day of high school and first day of senior year

Originally published by DK on September 8, 2015 at 7:34 am

Senior pics have arrived

Posted Wednesday, July 29th, 2015 08:59 am GMT -5 in Family,Schools at 8:59 AM

SK senior pictures, Walker Sculpture Garden, Minneapolis – July 18, 2015

Originally published by DK on July 29, 2015 at 8:59 am

Poker the MIT Way

Posted Wednesday, July 22nd, 2015 11:46 am GMT -5 in Casinos,Links,Schools at 11:46 AM

http://ocw.mit.edu/courses/sloan-school-of-management/15-s50-poker-theory-and-analytics-january-iap-2015/index.htm

Originally published by DK on July 22, 2015 at 11:46 am

Congrats graduates!

Posted Saturday, June 13th, 2015 07:11 pm GMT -5 in Friends,Schools at 7:11 PM

SM on his way to Iowa

Originally published by DK on June 13, 2015 at 7:11 pm

Panther Pride

Posted Wednesday, May 20th, 2015 07:41 am GMT -5 in Family,Schools at 7:41 AM

So proud of MK – Presidential Academic Fitness Award, BHMS

Originally published by DK on May 20, 2015 at 7:41 am

Magical Moments 2015

Posted Friday, April 17th, 2015 10:59 am GMT -5 in Family,Schools at 10:59 AM

SK and her speech team (photo courtesy of Tammy Lough)

Originally published by DK on April 17, 2015 at 10:59 am

Journal Moose

Posted Sunday, March 15th, 2015 09:19 pm GMT -5 in Art,Family,Schools at 9:19 PM

SK and her awesome school journal

Originally published by DK on March 15, 2015 at 9:19 pm

Broke to Finals

Posted Saturday, March 14th, 2015 02:44 pm GMT -5 in Family,Schools at 2:44 PM

SK during her performance @ EHS

Originally published by DK on March 14, 2015 at 2:44 pm

School volunteer day

Posted Saturday, March 14th, 2015 01:32 pm GMT -5 in Schools at 1:32 PM

Wildcat Speech Tournament Info Desk, DHMS/EHS

Originally published by DK on March 14, 2015 at 1:32 pm

It’s Meltin’ Time

Posted Friday, March 6th, 2015 02:13 pm GMT -5 in Schools,Weather at 2:13 PM

BHMS, Eagan

Originally published by DK on March 6, 2015 at 2:13 pm

Some Assembly Required

Posted Thursday, February 26th, 2015 01:26 pm GMT -5 in Schools,Technology at 1:26 PM

3D Printer @ Hibbing Community College

Originally published by DK on February 26, 2015 at 1:26 pm

I’ll take the chicken parm

Posted Thursday, February 26th, 2015 01:25 pm GMT -5 in Food,Schools at 1:25 PM

Free lunch at the college, Technology Advisory Council

Originally published by DK on February 26, 2015 at 1:25 pm

Badger van down by the river

Posted Tuesday, February 24th, 2015 09:23 pm GMT -5 in Links,Pop Culture,Schools,Video at 9:23 PM

Originally published by DK on February 24, 2015 at 9:23 pm

Our own little songbird

Posted Friday, February 6th, 2015 05:18 pm GMT -5 in Concerts,Family,Music,Schools at 5:18 PM

Christine McVie’s got nothing on MK

Originally published by DK on February 6, 2015 at 5:18 pm

Ka-Chow!

Posted Friday, February 6th, 2015 05:17 pm GMT -5 in Schools at 5:17 PM

Future home of MK

Originally published by DK on February 6, 2015 at 5:17 pm

Boundaries of the State

Posted Friday, December 5th, 2014 04:15 pm GMT -5 in History,Schools at 4:15 PM

University of Wisconsin system map from 1951

Originally published by DK on December 5, 2014 at 4:15 pm

Badger Spirit

Posted Friday, December 5th, 2014 04:13 pm GMT -5 in History,Schools,Sports at 4:13 PM

A much smaller Camp Randall Stadium (with a view of the capital)

Originally published by DK on December 5, 2014 at 4:13 pm

Welcome to 1951

Posted Friday, December 5th, 2014 04:12 pm GMT -5 in History,Schools at 4:12 PM

University of Wisconsin Welcome Guide from 1951

Originally published by DK on December 5, 2014 at 4:12 pm

Not 2007

Posted Friday, December 5th, 2014 04:11 pm GMT -5 in History,Schools at 4:11 PM

WARF Founder Harry Steenbock, Class of 1907

Originally published by DK on December 5, 2014 at 4:11 pm

School conference book sale

Posted Thursday, November 6th, 2014 09:43 pm GMT -5 in Family,Reading,Schools at 9:43 PM

Dewey is awesome (and apparently has nine lives)

Originally published by DK on November 6, 2014 at 9:43 pm

MK at Arlington National Cemetery

Posted Monday, October 27th, 2014 08:30 pm GMT -5 in Family,Schools,Travel at 8:30 PM

Wreath presentation at the Tomb of the Unknown Soldier

Originally published by DK on October 27, 2014 at 8:30 pm

Minor freak out

Posted Tuesday, October 14th, 2014 10:58 am GMT -5 in Schools,Weather at 10:58 AM

“Snow” from the HCC hockey rink

Originally published by DK on October 14, 2014 at 10:58 am

A History of Education

Posted Monday, October 13th, 2014 05:00 pm GMT -5 in History,Longform,Personal,Schools at 5:00 PM

There has been a lot of talk recently about the value of higher education, which made me think about my particular path (which I’m still paying for, by the way). I’ve also seen some people talking about GPA and SAT scores on job applications – even for “experienced” workers like me. I haven’t tracked down my SAT or GMAT results, but I did recently finish a transcript quest.

My high school in St. Paul only charged $5 for this service, but the transcript arrived without info for tenth grade. I contacted the district data office and the helpful person there was able to retrieve everything from microfiche (yes, I am that old now). The best part was that new document also included grades seven and eight, so I now have results for every graded class I’ve ever taken. You can take a look at all this schoolin’ on this page or formatted all pretty like on this PDF.

Overall, I must say I’m a little overwhelmed at just how many classes I took over the years. I’m also relatively proud of my GPA at each school – ranging from a high of 3.8 at Ramsey Junior High to an overall undergraduate GPA of 3.0 for my BBA degree (3.5 at UND and 2.8 at UW-Madison). The 3.4 for my Carlson MBA probably could’ve been higher, but I was also working full-time while I took those classes at night. My high school didn’t do honors ranking for GPA when I was there, so that 3.7 likely would’ve been different on a 5.0 scale.

Was it worth it? Definitely. I might pick different areas of study if I had to do it all over again, but I wouldn’t be where I am today without all of those great teachers and centers of learning. People often ask me how I know how to do the things I do and this coursework summary is a huge part of it. Wonderful educators like Sandy Fox, Richard Demers, Randy Dunham and Robert Hansen made learning fun and interesting. I can’t thank them enough.

I once toyed with the notion of pursuing a PhD in educational technology, but I think I’m done with formal coursework. I still love learning new things, though, usually spending an hour a day reading about trends, following industry news or watching video tutorials. I also like to occasionally pick out a new challenge and find web development code examples or learn how to use iPhones and iPads in new ways. Many of those projects end up on this site too (still hoping to add a video post type soon).

Long live the scholars!

Originally published by DK on October 13, 2014 at 5:00 pm

Nice desk, kiddo

Posted Thursday, October 2nd, 2014 08:26 pm GMT -5 in Family,Schools at 8:26 PM

SK workspace @ SES

Originally published by DK on October 2, 2014 at 8:26 pm

The snake’s new home

Posted Thursday, October 2nd, 2014 08:24 pm GMT -5 in Pets,Schools at 8:24 PM

Iggy @ Rose House

Originally published by DK on October 2, 2014 at 8:24 pm

Hallway Art

Posted Thursday, October 2nd, 2014 08:22 pm GMT -5 in Art,Family,Schools at 8:22 PM

SK @ SES

Originally published by DK on October 2, 2014 at 8:22 pm

Ski-U-Mah!

Posted Saturday, September 27th, 2014 05:55 pm GMT -5 in Schools,Sports at 5:55 PM

The Little Brown Jug finally returns to Minnesota

Originally published by DK on September 27, 2014 at 5:55 pm

We’re Going to Be Friends

Posted Tuesday, September 2nd, 2014 10:28 pm GMT -5 in Music,Quotes,Schools at 10:28 PM

Fall is here, hear the yell. Back to school, ring the bell…

Originally published by DK on September 2, 2014 at 10:28 pm

First Day 2014

Posted Tuesday, September 2nd, 2014 07:15 am GMT -5 in Family,Schools at 7:15 AM

MK and SK off to school

Originally published by DK on September 2, 2014 at 7:15 am

Day at the Races

Posted Friday, August 15th, 2014 06:21 pm GMT -5 in Schools,Sports at 6:21 PM

17th Annual Carlson School night at Canterbury

Originally published by DK on August 15, 2014 at 6:21 pm

Honest Abe

Posted Tuesday, June 24th, 2014 04:42 pm GMT -5 in Art,History,Schools,Travel at 4:42 PM

Bascom Hill (and Hall), UW-Madison

Originally published by DK on June 24, 2014 at 4:42 pm

Big and Little

Posted Tuesday, June 24th, 2014 03:35 pm GMT -5 in Schools,Travel at 3:35 PM

Memorial Union Terrace, Madison

Originally published by DK on June 24, 2014 at 3:35 pm

Future Badger?

Posted Tuesday, June 24th, 2014 02:20 pm GMT -5 in Family,Schools,Travel at 2:20 PM

SK at the UW Bookstore

Originally published by DK on June 24, 2014 at 2:20 pm

Back to the scene of the crime

Posted Tuesday, June 24th, 2014 02:07 pm GMT -5 in Schools,Travel at 2:07 PM

UW-Madison Bookstore

Originally published by DK on June 24, 2014 at 2:07 pm

Watch out SES, she’s headed to you

Posted Friday, June 13th, 2014 12:33 pm GMT -5 in Family,Schools at 12:33 PM

The new school

Originally published by DK on June 13, 2014 at 12:33 pm

Made it just in time

Posted Thursday, May 22nd, 2014 06:48 pm GMT -5 in Concerts,Family,Music,Schools at 6:48 PM

Kid two choir concert

Originally published by DK on May 22, 2014 at 6:48 pm

Slower than I remember

Posted Tuesday, May 20th, 2014 06:06 pm GMT -5 in History,Running,Schools at 6:06 PM

Section 3AA Boys and Girls Track and Field Prelims, May 27, 1986

Originally published by DK on May 20, 2014 at 6:06 pm

Whatever happened to Demers?

Posted Wednesday, May 7th, 2014 04:56 pm GMT -5 in History,Schools at 4:56 PM

My Quest award, St. Paul Central High School, May 20, 1987

Originally published by DK on May 7, 2014 at 4:56 pm

Village Bank Account

Posted Monday, May 5th, 2014 01:49 pm GMT -5 in History,Schools at 1:49 PM

Concordia Language Village (Spanish), October 1984

Originally published by DK on May 5, 2014 at 1:49 pm

My Reagan Award

Posted Thursday, May 1st, 2014 12:21 am GMT -5 in History,Schools at 12:21 AM

Presidential Academic Fitness Award, 1987?

Originally published by DK on May 1, 2014 at 12:21 am

The Rams Chapter

Posted Monday, April 28th, 2014 08:59 am GMT -5 in History,Schools at 8:59 AM

Can’t believe the principal used a stamp…May 26, 1983, Ramsey Junior High School, St. Paul, Minnesota

Originally published by DK on April 28, 2014 at 8:59 am

Old school

Posted Thursday, March 27th, 2014 06:01 pm GMT -5 in History,Schools at 6:01 PM

Ramsey Junior High School, St. Paul

Originally published by DK on March 27, 2014 at 6:01 pm

Cats Gone Wild

Posted Saturday, March 8th, 2014 11:46 pm GMT -5 in Schools at 11:46 PM

Kid one speech poetry JV final

Originally published by DK on March 8, 2014 at 11:46 pm

Go Wildcats!

Posted Friday, March 7th, 2014 12:11 am GMT -5 in Hockey,Schools at 12:11 AM

Eagan 3, Duluth East 0

Originally published by DK on March 7, 2014 at 12:11 am

End of an era

Posted Thursday, February 27th, 2014 08:45 pm GMT -5 in History,Hockey,Schools at 8:45 PM

One of the last high school hockey games at Warner Coliseum (Eagan vs. St. Thomas Academy), Minnesota State Fairgrounds

Originally published by DK on February 27, 2014 at 8:45 pm

Mrs. Fox was the greatest

Posted Tuesday, February 25th, 2014 04:53 pm GMT -5 in History,Schools at 4:53 PM

My sixth grade teacher summary report from Randolph Heights, June 1981

Originally published by DK on February 25, 2014 at 4:53 pm

Broke to finals again

Posted Saturday, February 22nd, 2014 06:53 pm GMT -5 in Family,Schools at 6:53 PM

Kid one speech: 1, 1 & 5

Originally published by DK on February 22, 2014 at 6:53 pm

Board of Education

Posted Saturday, February 22nd, 2014 01:23 pm GMT -5 in History,Schools at 1:23 PM

Historical artifacts at the Northfield Middle School

Originally published by DK on February 22, 2014 at 1:23 pm

Remembering Ms. Henke

Posted Monday, February 17th, 2014 01:47 pm GMT -5 in Links,Schools at 1:47 PM

http://www.twincities.com/localnews/ci_25154673/st-paul-marlys-henke-founder-junior-high-math

Originally published by DK on February 17, 2014 at 1:47 pm

Another stellar conference

Posted Thursday, February 13th, 2014 08:19 pm GMT -5 in Family,Schools at 8:19 PM

Kid two kicking ass in middle school

Originally published by DK on February 13, 2014 at 8:19 pm

The new studios are beautiful

Posted Saturday, February 8th, 2014 05:44 pm GMT -5 in Music,Schools,Technology at 5:44 PM

Congrats to the HSRA crew on a wonderful new facility

Originally published by DK on February 8, 2014 at 5:44 pm
 

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