Anoka Hennepin Schools

Like a crew anticipating a flight through uncharted skies, Kim Pavlovich and Todd Mensink navigate the airways, check the instruments and fine tune the aircraft. The plane: Quality Compensation Program and Professional Development for Teachers, commonly known as Q Comp, a program enacted through a bipartisan agreement in the Minnesota Legislature in July 2005. The [...]

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Champlin Park High School was alive with animals of all kinds at the free Lullaby Concert held April 8. With a Carnival of Animals theme, pre-concert activities included an “instrument petting zoo,” build-a-bear drawings, face painting, coloring and more.

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Jackson Middle School Arts and Academic Expo will be held Wednesday, May1, from 6-8 p.m. This annual event highlights student achievement from all subject areas. The Expo will showcase a wide variety of displays ranging from 3-D posters to instrumental performances.  The staff and students host the community event as a way to come together [...]

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apped out on Anoka High School campus property April 6. The event: the 13th-annual Bill Gallagher Memorial 5K Fun Run/Walk for Literacy. The participants: More than 700 young, old and in-between runners, walkers, strollers – and even a couple of four-legged participants. The results: More than $11,000 raised to support literacy in Anoka-Hennepin schools. A [...]

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Gym class is  up in the air this year at Oxbow Creek Elementary School and staff and students are loving it. It’s all thanks to a joint effort between 5th grade teacher Keith Rose and the Parent Teacher Organization (PTO).  The PTO established a fund to offer mini-grants to school staff for items or materials [...]

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‘Part of your world’ Eighth grader Rachel Chidester will portray Ariel in Jackson Middle School’s production of “Disney’s Little Mermaid, Jr.” this weekend. She will be joined by nearly 70 7th and 8th graders. Performances will be  held at 7 p.m. Friday, April 12 and Saturday, April 13 in the Jackson Auditorium. There is a [...]

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Champlin City Council approved construction a cell tower on Jackson Middle School grounds at their March 25 council meeting. The effort has been nearly a year in the making. Most recently, city staff tabled the request several times at the beginning of 2013 in order to explore different placement. The proposed placement for the 90-foot [...]

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