Education

Nearly 600 participants and community members gathered for the 9th Annual Reading is Fun 5K Run/Walk, hosted by the District 279 Foundation

The Minnesota Excellence in Learning Academy planted its new education garden. Students (pre-K through 5) helped design and pick a location for the garden. The school teamed with GROW, a nonprofit which helps build and educate in school gardens.

Monica Rampetsreiter of Providence Academy, one of this year's Prep Elites

Providence Academy's Monica Rampetsreiter is on the National Honor Society, a varsity athlete and a multi-instrumentalist. And with all her free time, she volunteers.

Gavin Peterson, a member of this year's Prep Elite from Maple Grove Senior High.

Maple Grove Senior High wrestler Gavin Peterson applies lessons from the mat to the rest of his life.

Maria Paula Cadena Amortegui, a member of this year's Prep Elite.

Osseo Senior High student hopes to pursue a career in engineering and travel the world.

Alex Edstrom of Heritage Christian Academy, a member of this year's Prep Elite.

One of Heritage Christian Academy's top students is also a multi-sport athlete and youth mentor.

A woman reads a parenting book about school.

"Wise Guy" by Guy Kawasaki and "Countdown to College" by Monique Rinere are two recently published books that help parents and caregivers navigate the school process–and life.

Heritage Christian Academy, Mandarin Chinese, language learning, second language

At Heritage Christian Academy, students as young as 3 years old are taught Mandarin as part of their class schedule.

Osseo Area Schools was honored with the National Association of Music Merchants (NAMM) Foundation’s Best Communities for Music Education designation. Its exceptional commitment to music education makes it the only district to receive this award for 10 consecutive years.

William Rolf was honored by Duke University’s Talent Identification Program (TIP) for his exceptional ACT scores. After taking advanced classes, possessing the drive to be successful in school and wanting to test his limits, William decided to take the ACT last February.

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