Snow, sub sandwiches and a school bus: SHS students visit Glensheen – Superior Telegram

DULUTH — The snow was making itself well-known Tuesday, Nov. 29, while Spartan Spin co-teacher Elise Hintzman addressed her class at Superior High School.

After letting her students know what groups they were in and what their assignment was, we worked our way down the stairs and out into the waiting yellow school bus. Glensheen Mansion here we come!

Members of the Spartan Spin class at Superior High School pose for a photograph for co-teacher Christa Kalin, right, while snow falls on the grounds outside of the Glensheen Mansion after taking a tour

Members of the Spartan Spin class at Superior High School pose for a photograph for co-teacher Christa Kalin, right, while snow falls on the grounds outside of Glensheen Mansion after taking a tour on Tuesday afternoon, Nov. 29. The Spartan Spin class is a journalism class that focuses on reading, writing, reporting and even the business side of media.

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It’s been a minute since I’ve ridden in a regular school bus. I’m guessing I had a flip-phone the last time that happened. And just in case you were wondering: I have not gotten any smaller, nor have the seats gotten any bigger.

As the bus pulled out from SHS, Hintzman and her fellow co-teacher Christa Kalin handed out sub sandwiches to everyone. Turns out they don’t have a lunchroom at Glensheen. I can’t imagine why not — so anyway, we ate our subs on the bus.

As snow blanketed the ground, we pulled into the parking lot at the Duluth mansion and slid a bit down the slight hill — probably a good reminder for us all to be careful.

Although we were taking a tour and having a fun field trip, the students knew they still had an assignment to complete. The Spartan Spin is a journalism class at SHS, so the students had to do a scavenger hunt at Glensheen. They had to use their phones to take photos, like an action shot, a portrait, a wide angle shot that shows an entire room, and something that reveals history. They then had to write cutlines — or captions — for each photograph they took.

After about two hours of exploring and photographing Glensheen and the obligatory class photo, it was time to load back into the bus and get everyone back to school for the rest of their classes.

Superior High School students Mariah Miller, left, and Maggie Stenberg dance for an “action photo” in the Amusement Room at Glensheen Mansion while completing an assignment for their class.

Superior High School students Mariah Miller, left, and Maggie Stenberg dance for an “action photo” in the Amusement Room at Glensheen Mansion while completing an assignment for their class during a tour of the mansion on Tuesday afternoon, Nov. 29.

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Aurora Doll, a student at Superior High School, takes a photo in the Breakfast Room at Glensheen Mansion

Aurora Doll, a student at Superior High School, takes a photo in the Breakfast Room at Glensheen Mansion during a tour on Tuesday afternoon, Nov. 29.

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Superior High School students, from left, Nevaeh Malone, Bethany Roe, Liv Strand and Josiah Payne goof around near a gingerbread decoration in the Kitchen at Glensheen Mansion

Superior High School students, from left, Nevaeh Malone, Bethany Roe, Liv Strand and Josiah Payne goof around near a gingerbread decoration in the Kitchen at Glensheen Mansion during a tour on Tuesday afternoon, Nov. 29.

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Superior High School students mill around as they look at artifacts in the Library at Glensheen Mansion

Superior High School students mill around as they look at artifacts in the Library at Glensheen Mansion during a tour on Tuesday afternoon, Nov. 29.

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Superior High School student Koda Bosma uses a phone to take a photograph in the hallway at Glensheen Mansion

Superior High School student Koda Bosma uses a phone to take a photograph in the hallway at Glensheen Mansion during a tour on Tuesday afternoon, Nov. 29.

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Superior High School student Carissa Vagt walks past the large tree near the stairs at Glensheen Mansion

Superior High School student Carissa Vagt walks past the large tree near the stairs at Glensheen Mansion during a tour on Tuesday afternoon, Nov. 29.

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A pink tree is the centerpiece in a bedroom at Glensheen Mansion while students from SHS walk by during a tour

A pink tree is the centerpiece in a bedroom at Glensheen Mansion while students from SHS walk by during a tour on Tuesday afternoon, Nov. 29.

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Zander Scott, left, poses for a portrait for Josiah Payne in the Billiard Room at Glensheen Mansion

Zander Scott, left, poses for a portrait for Josiah Payne in the Billiard Room at Glensheen Mansion while his class from Superior High School takes a tour of the mansion on Tuesday afternoon, Nov. 29. The SHS students had to take photographs on their tour to fulfill their assignment for the day.

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Superior High School student Cole Stallsmith, left, and teacher Christa Kalin enter the bus after the SHS group toured Glensheen Mansion

Superior High School student Cole Stallsmith, left, and teacher Christa Kalin enter the bus after the SHS group toured Glensheen Mansion on Tuesday afternoon, Nov. 29.

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