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Madison Elementary celebrates diversity
Published February 17, 2017 at 9:30 am
Dist. 11 board examines referendum timeline
Published February 16, 2017 at 1:15 pm
Following recommendations by the Fit For the Future Task Force Jan. 23, Anoka-Hennepin staff drew up a tentative timeline of steps to be taken if the district intends to have the community vote on a bond referendum proposal in November. The task force, a group of 32 parents, community members and...
Young artists named kindness poster contest winners
Published February 10, 2017 at 11:00 am
Ten student-artists have been named winners of the Anoka-Hennepin School District’s annual kindness poster contest. Formerly known as the anti-bullying poster contest, this year’s event was the 13th annual contest the district has hosted. This year’s theme was “It’s Cool to be Kind.”...
Pathways students support Mary’s Meals by sewing
Published February 9, 2017 at 8:54 am
Pathways’ students are sewing for a solution to world hunger. The eight students in the industrial sewing class, which is co-taught by Ann Hicks and Ellen Surbrook, are sewing pouches for Mary’s Meals, a global charity with a mission to feed children in poverty by providing meals at schools....
Concerning message investigated at Blaine High School
Published February 8, 2017 at 5:00 pm
A potentially threatening message written on the wall of a women’s bathroom at Blaine High School has been determined not to pose a credible threat to safety on the campus. School administrators became aware of the message, which vaguely promised that Feb. 9 would be the bloodiest day in school...
Andy Erikson headlines Northern Stars Celebration
Published February 4, 2017 at 5:30 pm
Guests at this year’s Northern Stars Celebration are going to bust a gut. Or slap a knee. Chuckle, guffaw or maybe even snort. Andy Erikson, a 2005 Blaine High School graduate and finalist on NBC’s “Last Comic Standing” in 2015, is that good — and she’s the lead entertainment at this...
Hamilton hosts Reading Rumpus
Published February 4, 2017 at 7:30 am
Ahead of I Love to Read Month, Hamilton Elementary School hosted its annual Reading Rumpus Jan. 26. The Coon Rapids school built the event around a fairy-tale theme, which created a lot of excitement in the weeks leading up to the carnival, according to Principal Missy Monson. Students were able to...
Indian Education event attracts Dist. 11 families
Published February 3, 2017 at 9:30 am
The Anoka-Hennepin Indian Education program hosted its third annual winter event for families Jan. 28 at the Educational Service Center in Anoka. The afternoon event started with a potluck lunch and continued with a Great Lakes Indian Fish and Wildlife Commission presentation, flute making, hoop...
The Minnesota Orchestra performs for Andover High School students
Published January 30, 2017 at 8:43 am
Andover High School was chosen as one of three metro-area high schools to host Symphonic Adventures with the Minnesota Orchestra this year. Andover students welcomed the ensemble Jan. 20 and packed the auditorium to hear the orchestra’s interpretation of Tchaikovsky’s Fourth Symphony....
Special ed audit progresses in Anoka-Hennepin
Published January 29, 2017 at 7:37 am
Halfway through a yearlong special education audit, the Anoka-Hennepin School Board Jan. 9 heard common themes found in five completed audit areas. The University of Minnesota’s Center for Applied Research and Education Improvement, also known as CAREI, is conducting the audit for...