Education

Anoka-Hennepin School Board members’ game plan has every athlete experiencing the thrill of victory and avoiding the agony of defeat. That means winning not only on the playing field, but winning valuable life lessons along the way. Toward that end, at its June 10 work session, board members directed Jeff McGonigal, associate superintendent of high [...]

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With the sound of drums and the tradition of a pipe ceremony to mark the occasion, 39 graduating seniors in Anoka-Hennepin School District’s Indian Education program were honored by their parents and their program advisors at the annual year-end Senior Honoring Banquet. “Work hard and be prepared for anything as those doors open for you,” [...]

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mmer thanks to the district’s Child Nutrition Program (CNP) and United States Department of Agriculture’s (USDA) Summer Food Service Program. Anoka-Hennepin will offer free meals for all children ages 2 to 18 at the 14 locations — 13 schools and one church. It is not necessary for the child to attend school at the host [...]

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  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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