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Meet David
Posted on 03/07/2016
Some people might see lightning strike damage as a challenge, but when a bolt knocked out a weather station at Sandburg Middle School, science teacher David Reynolds saw an opportunity.

Reynolds, one of Robbinsdale Area Schools’ remarkable staff members, raised donations for a replacement weather station, and embraced the potential of the Internet to share this very local weather data with others. Since 2007, these forecasts have been available online at http://weather.rms.rdale.org.

“It is a fun hobby and always changes,” says Reynolds, who now teaches at Robbinsdale Middle School. “I have received a lot of positive feedback from parents, kids, former residents and alumni. They like that it is local and focused on our area. Twitter and Facebook have extended the opportunities for sharing the information.”

The weather station (a Davis Vantage Pro 2 which measures temperature, humidity, dewpoint, and wind speed, among other weather variables) is on Robbinsdale Middle School’s roof above Reynold’s classroom. He uses the station to help students be “weather aware.”

“As students learn the different aspects of weather, they can see the site or listen to the TV and know what to expect and understand the terminology,” he says. “They also like to use the classroom’s Smartboard and pretend to be a weather person, drawing on maps to predict the weather of the day. They like to see what is happening outside and understand why it is happening.”

David is Robbinsdale. At Robbinsdale Area Schools, we value the differences that make all of our students unique. We approach our work with individual focus on each and every student’s infinite potential. 

At Robbinsdale Area Schools, we invite all students and staff members to make their mark. Just like David. We are Robbinsdale Remarkable. #RASRemarkable