Scroll down and click 
the red headings to see more.
Have something you would like 
to submit as a website/bugle item? 
Submissions must be approved
by Principal Diane Bagley, 
or Assistant Principal, Maria Rollinger. 
For time sensitive items,
please send submissions 
by 9:00 a.m., Tuesday mornings.
The Bugle will be sent weekly on
Wednesday afternoons.  
Please send submissions to 
For questions, please contact the 
main office at (612) 668.3580.
Add a bookmark (app icon) for this page 
to the home screen on your iOS or Android 
device for quick access.
Amber Damm -- Room 18
Pacific Coast at Olympic National Park in WA

I grew up on a small plot of land nestled between woods and cornfields where Wisconsin and Illinois meet, but the city beckoned and off I went to Minneapolis.  After living in Minneapolis for twenty years, my husband and I bought 10 acres of his grandmother's farm outside of Northfield. Off a gravel road, we are surrounded by pastures, an old barn, cat tails, and woods.  I have taught in the Minneapolis Public Schools for twenty years, one in north Minneapolis at Henry High School and the last nineteen at Barton Open.  Here I’ve fallen in love with progressive education and the power that comes with authentic community and socialized intelligence. I am

Discussing A Raisin in the Sun
passionate about the classes I have created and teach: a two-year language arts course focused on issues of racial and economic injustice, Holocaust Studies, The History of the Art of Film, and Great Books.

Life outside of my Barton family is joyful with my sweet and smily son, Ezra (4), spirited and active Ava (6) my dashing, bike riding, landscaping husband Jeff, and my kind, book-loving twenty-two year old step-daughter, Mahalia, whose thriving in college in Michigan. 

Being lifelong residents of the Midwest, my husband and I delight in opportunities to venture west to the mountains and ocean. 

Jeff and Amber
Backpacking at Horseshoe Basin, North Cascades National Park , WA
In the summers we like to camp, ride bikes, and garden.