Education

Every year we feature some knock-your-socks-off seniors who are dedicated to success in their chosen areas of interest. Whether they excel at sports or community service, high-level academics or leadership, there are many outstanding young people to choose from in our community.

Sitting in the library between classes, Darion Harding began typing away as the result of an inspiration. Under the influence of a poetry class that semester, he knew it was time for his own project.

Washers and dryers can be pesky machines. Not only are they often large and
overbearing, they can be energy hogs. Maple Grove Senior High (MGSH) senior Jack
Egert noticed this and set out to find a sustainable solution. Enter: “Passive

Three seniors from Maple Grove area high schools have been named finalists in the 2014 National Merit Scholarship Program.
Whoever said homecoming has to last just one weekend in autumn? For one group of Osseo Area School District educators, this school year has been one big homecoming celebration.

A brand new school building will open its doors this summer in Maple Grove. Ave Maria Academy, a Catholic school with a history of more than two decades, is constructing a new campus off of Bass Lake Road after renting another space in the area for 17 years.

Maple Grove charter school Beacon Academy has been recognized as a Reward School by the Minnesota Department of Education (MDE). Beacon ranks in the top 15 percent of Title I schools based on the The Multiple Measurements Rating.

Leaving behind a half-day kindergarten program for a full-day one is a transition for students, teachers and parents alike. In the last legislative session, a bill was passed to create funding for kindergarten state-wide which opened the door for a longer school day.

Two new faces have been a part of Maple Grove Senior High (MGSH) this school year. Michael Lehan and Eric Mjolsness have joined the MGSH faculty as assistant principals. Lehan previously served as the assistant principal for Harding High School in St. Paul. Mjolsness spent 13 years in the St.

Noor Kids

‘“Hmm…a new park in Maple Grove,” reads Amira’s father. “It has a silver bullet slide, crazy corn maze and beaming blue butterflies.”
“Let’s get going, mom and dad! Our time is precious,” Amira says.
Amira and her parents jumped into the van and drove to Bass Lake Park.’

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