Anoka Hennepin Schools

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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After interviewing six candidates Feb. 11 and 12, the Anoka-Hennepin School Board selected three finalists for further consideration in a series of interviews next week. They are David Law, assistant superintendent in White Bear Lake Area Schools; Dr. Michelle Langenfeld, superintendent in Green Bay, Wisc.; and Jeff McGonigal, associate superintendent for high schools in Anoka-Hennepin. [...]

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Olivia Koester Staff Writer   Anoka-Hennepin District 11 is among the first to close Tuesday, Jan. 28. All classes and activities are canceled. This is the fifth day this month school has been called off. The district has yet to make a decision about whether school days will have to be made up, according to [...]

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By Olivia Koester ABC Newspapers   Ryan Halligan, Megan Meier, Jessica Logan, Jamey Rodemeyer, Amanda Todd. Growing up in different parts of the United States and Canada, these students didn’t know each other, but now their names are linked. All five teenagers committed suicide after enduring harassment online or via text message. Roosevelt Middle School [...]

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by Olivia Koester Staff Writer     Six candidates vie for three Anoka-Hennepin District 11 School Board seats in the election Nov. 5. The seats are available in District 3, which includes Champlin, portions of Dayton and the northwest portion of Coon Rapids; District 4, which includes portions of Ham Lake, Nowthen and Oak Grove, [...]

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by Olivia Koester Staff Writer     The 19th annual Northern Stars Celebration Oct. 5 raised $37,000 for the Anoka-Hennepin Educational Foundation. About 215 guests poured into the Minneapolis Marriott Northwest in Brooklyn Park for this “party with a purpose,” the foundation’s biggest fundraiser. Attendees had an array of donated silent and live auction items [...]

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