Anoka Hennepin Schools

Olivia Koester Staff Writer     The inaugural school year is under way for Anoka-Hennepin’s StepAhead Online High School after state approval came through in August. StepAhead is accepting ninth- and 10th-grade students this year. Eleventh-graders will be able to enroll for the 2014-2015 school year, and in 2016, StepAhead will graduate its first class [...]

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by Olivia Koester SUN PRESS Newspapers   In time for the new academic year, the Anoka-Hennepin School District completed security modifications on 27 buildings: all 24 elementary schools, two early childhood centers and a special education center. All buildings now have vestibule entrances so that office staff can communicate with visitors before they enter the [...]

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The mood transcended the both the setting, and the stage it occurred on. This had been the moment that, prior to this season, the Champlin Park boys lacrosse team could only dream about. The Rebels owned a spot in the state semifinals, and were matched up with the type of opponent they are starting to [...]

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After all the pleasantries were shared and speeches were delivered, 716 names were called recognizing the acknowledgements of Champlin Park High School’s (CPHS) newest graduates Sunday, June 2. Nearly 6,000 family members and friends filled the Mariucci Arena to cheer on the graduates as they received their diplomas, closing the book on one chapter of [...]

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Anoka-Hennepin School District will seek an independent investigation of an incident involving a teacher reacting to a student fight at Champlin Park High School. The incident, which is believed to have occurred May 3, reportedly involves industrial arts teacher Joe Hall, a 14-year-old Somali student identified as Camaar Abdul-Kadi and another unidentified student. According to [...]

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It has been part of Marilyn McKeehen’s lifetime of work to listen to others, especially children. So, when her own children suggested she consider retiring this year from her 30-year teaching and administrative career, she seriously considered it — and ultimately heeded their advice. She may not have realized it then, but when McKeehen — [...]

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Jefferson Fietek is one of those lucky people whose childhood dreams about what they wanted to be when they grew up actually came true. As a child he was fascinated by The Muppet Show and told his parents that’s what he wanted to do. “Be a puppeteer?” they asked. “No! Put on shows,” he said. [...]

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