Crest View Elementary recently held Culture Day. Each classroom created a cultural project that was on display in the Media Center Museum along with artifacts from The Northwest Suburban Integration District collection. Traditional Indian Rangoli Art, made out of fine colored powder, created by a staff member was also on display.
Many students and staff wore traditional cultural clothing...
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.