Anoka Hennepin Schools

Champlin Park among schools impacted by district’s decision By OLIVIA KOESTER ABC Newspapers Under Anoka-Hennepin’s middle school acceleration policy, revised in the fall of 2013, 35 requests for middle school students to play on high school teams were granted this past year. “I think we were a little shocked at first with what seemed to [...]

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By Olivia Koester Staff Writer   After hearing nearly an hour of testimony, primarily in response to recommendations from District 11’s anti-bullying and anti-harassment task force, the Anoka-Hennepin School Board Aug. 25 shuffled those recommendations to an internal leadership team for review. The task force, comprised of 29 members – students, Anoka-Hennepin staff and community [...]

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By Olivia Koester Staff Writer   Anoka-Hennepin has expelled fewer students in recent years. Seven years ago, the district hit a record high, expelling 133 students during the 2006-2007 school year. Two years ago, 100 students were expelled by the board, and now, that number has been nearly halved. Fifty-three students were expelled in 2013-2014. [...]

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By Olivia Koester Staff Writer   The Anoka-Hennepin School Board gave administrators the green light to pursue a districtwide grading policy at the body’s work session June 16. Currently, teachers each employ their own grading scales, which means that secondary students have several to keep track of. So, what does a particular letter grade indicate [...]

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By Matthew Davis – Contributing Writer Champlin Park’s upset of Centennial on senior night looked like a distant memory on Friday night. Rebels senior guard Alexis Alexander struggled with a tough rotation of Cougars guards covering her, throwing off the whole offense.   An impressive postseason run ended for the Rebels in 61-43 to the Cougars [...]

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By Olivia Koester Staff Writer   “Settlement time! Settlement time!” approximately 400 Anoka Hennepin Education Minnesota members and supporters chanted before the District 11 School Board meeting Feb. 24. Dressed in red, they lined the halls and stairwell in the Sandburg Education Center. Their words drifted into the board room. Everyone filed in for the [...]

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By Matthew Davis Contributing Writer   Champlin Park gymnastics coach Jon Wynia had this day coming for a long time – section title and trip to state. “A lot of great teams and athletes have been through here and didn’t do this,” Wynia said. “It’s an awesome achievement.” In his 17th year as coach for [...]

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