Education

This year Maple Grove Junior High School will be presenting the play “The Cinderella Complex,” the “truth” behind the story everyone knows. So what is the truth? What is a “Cinderella Complex?” To find out the answers to these questions, grab a pumpkin-turned-to-carriage, and come watch the play. Performances run Thursday, March 13 to Saturday, [...]

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Two Maple Grove Junior High teachers have made it to the semifinalist round as candidates for this year’s Minnesota Teacher of the Year. They are eight grade earth science teacher Mike Endres and ninth grade American history teacher Charles Nelson. The award is organized and underwritten by Education Minnesota. A selection panel of 25 community [...]

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More than 250 education supporters attended the District 279 Foundation Night Out at the 279 Olympics on Feb. 13. The event raised more than $23,000 to support educational programs for Osseo Area Schools students. Entertainment included Chinese dancers and hula-hoop acrobatics. John Harrington, a member of the 1980 Miracle on Ice U.S. Olympic Hockey Team [...]

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Area seniors from Maple Grove and Osseo Senior High Schools were named finalists in the 2014 National Merit Scholarship Program. The National Merit Scholarship Program is an academic competition for recognition and scholarships that began in 1955. High school students enter the National Merit Program by taking the Preliminary SAT/National Merit Scholarship Qualifying Test (PSAT/NMSQT) [...]

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Two Osseo Area School students earned recognition for their performance in the first WordMasters Challenge meet held in 2013. Oak View Elementary fifth grader Kaylee Wingness earned a perfect (20 out of 20) score on this national vocabulary test and Weaver Lake Elementary third grader Grace Bunge earned the score of Outstanding (19 out of [...]

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The Minnesota Scholastic Art Awards recently recognized a record number of Osseo Senior High students for their artwork. Ten Osseo students were awarded a Gold Key, Silver Key or honorable mention in the highly competitive awards program. With a total of 14 pieces or portfolios recognized, some students received more than one award. Earning these [...]

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Osseo Senior High School’s new VEX robotics program is catching on. The team went to their fourth tournament in its’ inaugural season in Albany recently with impressive results. Three of the four “Obotics” teams were in the final. Teams 2845A the “Osseo Destroyers,” 2845B the “Osseo O-Zone” and 2845C the “Osseo G-Force” along with a [...]

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Dr. Wendy Barden, retired music coordinator for Osseo Area Schools, has been named a member of the Minnesota Music Educators Association (MMEA) Hall of Fame. Barden began her 36-year career with Osseo Area Schools as a band and general music educator at Osseo Junior High before moving into the position of district K-12 instrumental music [...]

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