Anoka Hennepin Schools

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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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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