Education

By Olivia Koester Staff Writer   More than 600 students presented projects at the Anoka-Hennepin District 11 Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics Fair at Champlin Park High School Feb. 8. Any student in the district, K-12, is eligible to showcase his or her work at the fair. Eighteen schools sent students this year. The STEM [...]

facebook icon
twitter icon
comments icon

by Olivia Koester Staff Writer     Six candidates vie for three Anoka-Hennepin District 11 School Board seats in the election Nov. 5. The seats are available in District 3, which includes Champlin, portions of Dayton and the northwest portion of Coon Rapids; District 4, which includes portions of Ham Lake, Nowthen and Oak Grove, [...]

facebook icon
twitter icon
comments icon

Olivia Koester Staff Writer Earlier this year, District 11 set its sights on becoming the first “Seizure Smart” school district in Minnesota. Last year, district health services staff responded to 514 seizures, according to Cynthia Hiltz, health services coordinator for the district. More than 300 students in District 11 have epilepsy, a condition marked by [...]

facebook icon
twitter icon
comments icon

Editors Note: This information was provided by the Anoka-Hennepin School District   “I can’t believe we’re going to eat Olive Garden-food in school,” was the reaction one student had to the new mini raviolis they were taste-testing. Wait—Olive Garden-style food in the schools? What’s that about? Back in April and May, dozens of Anoka-Hennepin students [...]

facebook icon
twitter icon
comments icon

by Sue austreng SUN PRESS Newspapers   For the first time in seven years, Anoka-Hennepin District 11 students scored above the state proficiency at every level and every subject in the recently-released Minnesota Comprehensive Assessment (MCA) test results. Double-digit gains in science and math at the secondary level indicate an especially favorable achievement. “We are [...]

facebook icon
twitter icon
comments icon

by Sue Austreng SUN PRESS Newspapers   Their eyes fixed on the goal line, coaches, activity directors, principals, players and parents have put together a proposed game plan to update and refine Anoka-Hennepin School District’s high school athletics policy. The current policy does not allow younger athletes (those who are not yet in high school) [...]

facebook icon
twitter icon
comments icon

Nine schools in the Anoka-Hennepin School District have been named as top-performers in the state for Black, Native American and Asian student performance, according to a report released by the Minnesota Campaign for Achievement Now (MinnCAN). “This is some of the best, most positive news that I have ever received,” Superintendent Dennis Carlson said. “It [...]

facebook icon
twitter icon
comments icon

College can be every Anoka-Hennepin student’s destiny, even if they’re not expecting it. For some Anoka-Hennepin high school students, college can seem like a long shot—something out of reach. That can be especially true at the district’s Crossroads Alternative High School and its eclectic body of students. “College? Well I really never thought I’d be [...]

facebook icon
twitter icon
comments icon
up arrow
up arrow