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Deepen your learning at Osseo Area Schools, deadlines quickly approaching!

In schools across our district, your child will be engaged and challenged, encouraged to develop new interests, and supported intellectually, socially and emotionally. Our unique opportunities include: 

  • STEAM and health-focused learning through six different magnet schools. Note that the second lottery application deadline is March 10, 2023.
  • Full time online learning. 

Taking the first step in helping your child thrive and achieve their dreams by enrolling with Osseo Area Schools today. 

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Superintendent Search

The board is expected to approve five to six initial superintendent candidates at a special meeting on Tuesday, Feb. 21. These candidates will begin interviewing the following day, Wednesday, Feb. 22. More info and ways to get involved are at  

Staff Spotlight: Osseo Education Center’s Michelle Dennard

At the Osseo Education Center, scholars work each day to expand their academic, employment and independent living skills through ownership, empowerment and community building. One staff member who is passionate about helping students accomplish this is Michelle Dennard, a Special Education-Education Support Professional. 


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Five Osseo Area Schools educators named candidates for 2023 Minnesota Teacher of the Year

Five Osseo Area Schools educators were named candidates for the 2023 Minnesota Teacher of the Year award. In the next few months, semifinalists and finalists will be named from the pool of 131 candidates, with the Teacher of the Year being announced at the banquet in May.


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American Indian Education hosts Drum and Dance

Community members gathered at Fair Oaks Elementary School on Jan. 25 for Osseo Area Schools American Indian Education’s Drum and Dance night. The Drum and Dance nights are held 13 Wednesdays from October through April. 


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Elm Creek Elementary School Kindness Club hosts Great Kindness Challenge week

Scholars in the Elm Creek Elementary School Kindness Club helped to organize and host a Great Kindness Challenge week from Jan. 23-27. Students in all grade levels participated to promote and spread kindness across both the school and community.


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Anchors Aweigh!

District 279 Foundation’s A Night Out event will be held on Feb. 3 at Edinburgh Golf Course. All hands will be on deck for this fundraising event, which features a social hour, games, auction, dinner, and program. Registration is available through Jan. 23. Dress in your favorite nautical attire, gather your friends and come set sail for A Night Out! 

Find Your Path

In Osseo Area Schools, scholars benefit from exceptional opportunities, support and partnerships that help them graduate with the confidence, courage and competence to make their dreams a reality. 

Dream. Explore. Discover. 


Superintendent Search

Members of the school board are working diligently to hire the next highly qualified Osseo Area Schools superintendent. At its Dec. 19 special meeting, the board contracted with School Exec Connect, a national search firm that specializes in supporting school boards in hiring leadership positions. The district’s next superintendent is expected to be selected this spring to allow for a smooth transition in leadership.

Our board is committed to having staff, families and community members involved in this search process. Stay tuned to for details on late February/early March interviews that you can take part in. 

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