Elizabeth (Ibby) Gilmore was named 2015 Minnesota Adult Basic Education (ABE) Teacher of the Year by the Literacy Action Network. She taught for 33 years in the Osseo Area School District before transitioning to become an ABE math teacher for the past 15 years.

“Parents simply don’t know what they don’t know when it comes to protecting their kids in the event [that] something were to happen to them.” It’s one of the early wake-up calls found in a book full of wake-up calls entitled, What Ha

Plenty of high schoolers plan on being a doctor someday, but not many of are ready to be one out of high school. For the students of the Osseo High School health science program, that’s not the case.

Food scientist and owner of Exotic Palates, Anu Seshadri is a culinary instructor in the greater Twin Cities area. She also teaches cooking courses through Osseo Area Community Education, so anyone can learn the subtleties of Asian cooking.

This year, two local students have been named National Merit semifinalists, placing in the top one percent of all students taking the 2014 PSAT college readiness test. Evan Skaja is a National Honor Society and Link Crew member in his senior year at Maple Grove High School.

Like most new business owners in the whirlwind first few months of operations, Hannah Turpin has had to juggle unforeseen tasks, skills and responsibilities. But unlike most new business owners, Hannah Turpin is 23 years old.

Kyleigh Andries stands among few in the nation with a perfect ACT score of 36. To prepare, Kyleigh took part in an ACT preparation course taught by a teacher at her school, Maranatha Christian Academy, where she was able to practice strategies before the official test.

Sara Nadian has been writing since she was in kindergarten. Now, the Maple Grove Junior High seventh grader, who attended Rush Creek Elementary, is being honored for her written work.

Being a top high school student is full of unbelievable rigor. Our elite students this year are full of expectation and intensity along with a healthy dose of discipline. They are also surrounded by a lot of tools that they use to reach their athletic, technical, artistic and scientific goals.

This year, the majority of Osseo-area high school students will begin the school year under new leadership. Both Maple Grove and Osseo senior highs have new principals.