Education

  Champlin Park’s Robotics team competed at state just barely getitng bumped from the top ten. They took 11th place this year.   “We had such a great time competing and meeting new friends and we hope this will spark more interest in the coming years,” said Mike Hilber, robotics advisor. “Four of the outstanding [...]

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Congressional politics invaded Peder Engebretson’s ninth grade government class Monday, May 20 when U.S. Rep. Erik Paulson made a visit to the Compass Program at Bell Center, one of Anoka-Hennepin’s alternative high school programs in Coon Rapids. Paulsen’s visit offered the classes students a rare glimpse into the everyday life of a congressman, from the [...]

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Overcoming obstacles, abandoning destructive behaviors and dedicating themselves to learn and grow, some five dozen Crossroads Alternative High School seniors earned their graduation certificates. The graduates’ commencement ceremony took place at Anoka High School’s auditorium May 30. “Alternative education has been a life-saving, life-changing thing for us,” said graduating senior Amy Anderson, welcoming friends and [...]

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The air was tinged with energy and excitement at the Coon Rapids Family Center Mall on April 25 as approximately 120 students from Pathways, Transition Plus, Crossroads West and other district high schools participated in Pathways’ first-ever “Get Hired Expo” event. The event was a chance for students to meet with potential employers, practice their [...]

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Anoka-Hennepin School District will seek an independent investigation of an incident involving a teacher reacting to a student fight at Champlin Park High School. The incident, which is believed to have occurred May 3, reportedly involves industrial arts teacher Joe Hall, a 14-year-old Somali student identified as Camaar Abdul-Kadi and another unidentified student. According to [...]

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It has been part of Marilyn McKeehen’s lifetime of work to listen to others, especially children. So, when her own children suggested she consider retiring this year from her 30-year teaching and administrative career, she seriously considered it — and ultimately heeded their advice. She may not have realized it then, but when McKeehen — [...]

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Students at area elementary schools enjoyed a fun day of fresh air and physical activity during an annual track and field day. Dayton Elementary School held their activity day Friday, May 10. Oxbow Creek Elementary School held their track and field day Wednesday, May 15 and Champlin Brooklyn Park Academy held theirs Thursday, May 16. [...]

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