Fernbrook Elementary’s Destination Imagination team dEinstein’s placed second at the state tournament and will advance to the Global Finals in Knoxville, Tenn. next month. The team includes: Adamson Novak, Gideon Heroux. Jenny Leonard, Brynn Moncur, Leah Bell and Paul Kochenderfer. They competed in the Pandemonium! Challenge at the middle Level division. This is the improvisational category. The challenge requires teams to create an original five-minute improvisational skit, developing interaction between a character from the past and ...
After months of study and community engagement, the ISD 279 School Board has approved Supt. Kate Maguire's recommendation to reconfigure grade spans to PK/K-5, 6-8, 9-12 beginning in 2015-16.
The recommendation includes a plan to gain the additional space needed to accommodate 9th graders in high school by building additions and repurposing space at each of the three comprehensive high schools – Maple Grove Senior High, Osseo Senior High, and Park Center Senior High.
The final recommendation, presented to the School Board on March 18, reflected community and staff feedback received over the past few months.
For example, participants in community information sessions expressed a strong preference for adding space at high schools to accommodate incoming 9th graders in order to avoid school boundary changes caused by grade configuration. Along with building additions, some work will need to be done to remodel or repurpose existing space in each high school.
In her presentation to the school board, Supt. Maguire also highlighted how feedback led to a special focus on transitions for students and staff.