Anoka Hennepin Schools

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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  Champlin Brooklyn Park Academy is among the local Destination Imagination (DI) teams c that advances to the Global Finals tournament based on state tournament results last month. Globals are set for May 22-25 in Knoxville, Tenn. Placing first in their divisions were a team of Anoka-Hennepin high school students which calls itself Me, Myself, [...]

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Three A-H schools were recently named Magnet Schools of Distinction by Magnet Schools of America: Champlin–Brooklyn Park Academy for Math and Environmental Science (CBPA), Anoka Middle School for the Arts and Blaine High School Center for Engineering, Math and Science. The awards recognize magnet schools and programs that demonstrate a high commitment to academic standards, [...]

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For six weeks nearly a dozen students and a half-dozen more mentors dedicated many of their spare hours to designing a robot that could climb a 30-foot pyramid made out of tripod-like poles. It may sound rather simple at first blush, but it’s a feat that few other FIRST Robotics teams have accomplished, according to [...]

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Ten of Anoka-Hennepin’s outstanding employees were recognized at the annual Above and Beyond Awards program this week. Congratulations to the following winners: · Pam Baker, college and career specialist at Champlin Park High School. · Nicole Hedlund, second grade teacher at Champlin-Brooklyn Park Academy. ·  John Horton, third grade teacher at Eisenhower Elementary School. ·  [...]

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For three games, the Champlin Park baseball team let its bats do the winning. Last Thursday in the Metrodome, it was the right arm of Brandon Rushmeyer that clinched what would be the Rebels fourth straight victory. Rushmeyer went the distance May 2, striking out 10 in what was a 2-1 Northwest Suburban Conference victory [...]

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