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Meadowview Elementary School students learned how to play African drums as part of an Artist in Residency program in 2010.

Farmington's MVES celebrates a decade of learning

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Meadowview Elementary School celebrates its 10th anniversary this week, and having several inflatables blown up outside the building might just have students jumping for joy.


But to the administrators who have spent part of the last decade with those students, the anniversary is a special moment. A lot of learning goes on in 10 years. Students come, students go. Teachers try new things. Education methods change. And all of it happens subtly, over time.

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Michelle Leonard
Michelle Leonard joined the Woodbury Bulletin staff in November, 2014, after 14 years covering news for the Bulletin's sister publication, the Farmington Rosemount Independent Town Pages.  Michelle earned her Bachelor of Science degree in Mass Communications: News-Editorial from Mankato State University in 1991. She is an active member of the American Legion Auxiliary Clifford Larson Unit 189 of Farmington, and is the 2014-15 Third District President to the American Legion Auxiliary Department of Minnesota. Michelle is also the volunteer coordinator for the Minnesota Newspaper Museum which is open annually during the Minnesota State Fair. She has earned Minnesota Newspaper Association awards in Investigative Reporting, Local News Coverage, Feature Photography and Column Writing. 
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