Education

The 19th Annual American Indian Education Day and Wacipi will be Saturday, April 26, from noon to 6 p.m. at Osseo Junior High. A wacipi is a Native American gathering focused on dance, song and family celebration. This is a free, family-friendly event where participants can explore American Indian heritage and culture. Event highlights include [...]

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by Jim Boyle Elk River Star News   The Elk River Area School District and the Elk River Educations Association reached a tentative contract agreement on April 5. It unraveled, however, after it was realized there was a disconnect in understanding as to how one of the proposed changes to the salary schedule would work. [...]

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BY Paul Groessel Sun POST Newspapers   He did not have to think about it, and after what may have been 60 seconds but seemed like forever, in the bus driver’s estimation, four students were safe. While en route to Elm Creek Elementary School in Maple Grove on March 6, school bus driver Alfred Lewis [...]

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North Hennepin Area Chamber awards five scholarships to busy students BY Paul Groessel Sun POST Newspapers   The North Hennepin Area Chamber of Commerce awarded $500 scholarships to five students who showed commitment to community service, a theme that stuck out to chamber Executive Director Stephen Erickson. The students are also busy. Some work while [...]

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Fernbrook Elementary’s Destination Imagination team dEinstein’s placed second at the state tournament and will advance to the Global Finals in Knoxville, Tenn. May 21-24. The team includes: Adamson Novak, Gideon Heroux, Jenny Leonard, Brynn Moncur, Leah Bell and Paul Kochenderfer. They competed in the Pandemonium! Challenge at the middle level division. This is the improvisational [...]

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Two Osseo Area Schools elementary magnet schools have earned national honors from Magnet Schools of America, an organization that provides leadership and instructional support to magnet schools across the U.S. Both Weaver Lake Elementary and Birch Grove Elementary School have been named a 2014 National Magnet School of Distinction. Only 13 schools in Minnesota earned [...]

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Two Maple Grove High School seniors earned the highest honor of Superior rating at the Minnesota State High School League (MSHSL) Section 5AA Visual Arts Festival Saturday, March 29, held at the Perpich Center for Arts Education. Jillian Klasen received the Superior Rating for her Charcoal Drawing and Meilani Khambounmy for her Media Arts piece. [...]

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For the sixth year in a row, the NAMM Foundation has named Osseo Area Schools one of the “Best Communities for Music Education.” The Foundation’s annual “Best Communities for Music Education” survey acknowledges schools and districts across the U.S. for their commitment and support of comprehensive music education in schools. Osseo is one of only [...]

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