Osseo School District Report: Standards Based Grading, Budget Reductions and Giving Back

A wrap up of happenings in the Osseo School District 279 for Plymouth residents.

In northern Plymouth, a portion of the city’s residents lives in the Osseo School District.

To keep you in the loop with what is going on in District 279, Plymouth Patch provides an update on some of the district happenings.

The following articles recently appeared in Maple Grove Patch. Click on the headline to read the article.

Residents in the Osseo School District can provide more input on Feb. 6, Feb. 7 and Feb 11.

Maple Grove Senior High Dance Team Advances to State

The Section 2AAA Tournament was held Saturday, Feb. 2 at Wayzata High School.

Maple Grove Senior High Gears Up for Sno-Daze

Festivities begin Monday, Feb. 4.

Superintendent Kate Maguire says that recent concerns about Standards Based Grading brought up by teachers at a January school board meeting are being evaluated.

ISD 279 Teachers 'Dog-Tired' From Workload

In letters to District 279, teachers told school board members that the application of Standards Based Grading is creating an "onerous workload" and less consistency across classrooms.

Life Changing Program Gives Students Second Chance to Succeed

Osseo Area Schools’ STRIVE program, led by the Rotary Club of Maple Grove, works to help struggling students graduate.

Video: Maple Grove High School Varsity Cheer Team Takes First Place

The Maple Grove High School varsity cheer team took first place in the medium varsity non-tumbling division at the UCA Spirit of America Championship at the Mall of America.

Osseo Basketball Players Surpass Career Milestone

Two student athletes passed the 1,000-point mark.

Even though Minnesota uses tougher measurement standards, Osseo and Maple Grove High School rates are still better than most.

Osseo Senior High Artists Receive State Recognition

Two Osseo Senior High students were recognized by the Minnesota Scholastic Art Awards.

Maple Grove Parents Advocate for School Funding

Members of a group called District 279 Strong Schools, Strong Communities invite residents to a free event at the Maple Grove library to learn about the importance of school funding.

Maple Grove Senior High Shares Action Plan Following Boys Hockey Team Incident

School officials: “Following the recent situation involving some members of the hockey team, we know there is additional work to do."

Read: Letter to Maple Grove Senior High Parents

Principal Sara Vernig: "I want to share with you our school's plan for moving forward following the recent investigations into the behavior of some members of our hockey team

Maple Grove Youth Stars in Stages Theatre Company Play

Maple Grove Junior High School student Jack Alexander plays the role of an army ant in a performance at the Stages Theatre Company this winter.

Retired School Board Member Reflects on Years Spent With District 279

After nine years of serving on the Osseo Area Schools school board, Kim Green is grateful for the experience.

Hundreds of Teachers Rally Against Standards Based Grading

Teachers pleaded with school board members Tuesday night to amend or end Standards Based Grading practices, among other initiatives.

Study: NW Metro Schools Are 'Losing White Students' to Nearby Districts

The University of Minnesota Law School study says open enrollment causes more segregation in Osseo, Robbinsdale and Anoka-Hennepin school districts.

Rush Creek Students Give to CROSS

Kids collected more than 2,000 pounds of food for the local nonprofit.

Update: Maple Grove High School Boys Hockey Coach Reinstated After Administrative Leave

Osseo School District official following Gary Stefano's brief administrative leave: "Earlier this evening, we concluded our investigation and we’re pleased to report that Mr. Stefano has been reinstated to his head coaching position."

Updated: 13 Maple Grove Boys Hockey Players Reportedly Suspended for Several Games

Osseo School District: "The off-campus incident that was reported to school officials this week took place in mid-December."




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