Snelling Connection Newsletter 

Written by elementary students, mentored by university students

Link to the Snelling Connection Newsletters 

Spring, 2017 Newsletter

Huskies head to the Lab
Dinosaurs Alive!
Huskies See the Judge
A New Addition to Hamline Elementary
Out with the Old in with the New
See Girls Run
Huskies Go Hungry
Hamline Welcomes a New Face
Saying Goodbye to an old Buddy
Hamline Promotes Parent Involvment
When One Door Closes
Huskies Turn the Pages

Open Position: Snelling Connection Co-Editor
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Job Description: The Snelling Connection is a bi-yearly newsletter that is published by a class of 4th-5th grade Hamline Elementary students. The class is co-taught by two Hamline University students. The class meets two days a week for an hour at Hamline Elementary where students might partake in roles as photographers, journalists, and illustrators. In addition to teaching the class about journalism, the Co-Editors engage in layout and website design in order to publish each issue of the newsletter for fall and spring.

Responsibilities include but are not limited to:

  • Teaching a class of 10-20 students (4th and 5th grade)

    • Bi-weekly lesson planning in collaboration with Co-Editor

    • Differentiating material according to students’ needs

    • Classroom management for students, including several students with special needs and/or gifted and talented students.

  • Publishing the Snelling Connection Newsletter

    • Communicating with members of the Hamline to Hamline Collaboration on a regular basis to be aware of recent collaborative efforts

    • Using Adobe InDesign to layout the newsletter

    • Distributing the newsletter to both of the Hamline campuses

  • Attending Hamline to Hamline Collaboration meetings once a month as a representative of Snelling Connection.

  • Reports to the Snelling Connection Advisor, Hamline Elementary Liaison, and Coordinator of the Collaboration.


  • Federal or Hamline Work-Study required

  • First year, sophomore, or junior status

  • Education/Journalism/English/Creative Writing major/minor preferred

  • Excellent organizational and communications skills and work with a diverse group of people

  • Experience working in a school setting with young students

  • Experience with differentiated lesson planning and classroom management

  • Leadership and instructing experience highly preferred

  • Adobe InDesign experience is highly preferred

Number of hours per week: 5-10

Start date: Training/shadowing in Spring 2018. Officially start in September 2018.  

Positions available: 1

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