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children standing in front of parked fire truck smiling at camera.

Community Education’s Four Star Express prekindergarten students, parents and staff from two elementary schools (Cedar Island and Oak View) gathered outdoors at Oak View Elementary School on May 23 for an on-site field trip featuring a fire truck and a meet-and-greet with firefighters from the City of Maple Grove’s Fire Department. Afterwards, families enjoyed an outdoor picnic on the school lawn.

Maple Grove Senior High School artist wins top awards

Maple Grove Senior High School (MGSH) senior and artist Sarah Konz has developed her passion for art over the years in middle and high school. She likes to use symbolism in her art and paint the things she sees around her. Recently, the work she has done to develop her Advance Placement (AP) Portfolio has resulted in awards and recognition. 

  • Maple Grove Senior
Rush Creek Elementary School second graders and guests enjoy Dice and Donuts

Second graders at Rush Creek Elementary School have been playing different dice or card math games this school year to reinforce addition, subtraction, fractions, place value and multiplication. These games reinforce the skills being taught in the curriculum and also provide additional challenge and fun for the students.

  • Rush Creek
two classical musicians performing in the Woodland library

Music was all around Woodland Elementary School the week of May 20. On Tuesday the 21st, a Woodland parent who works at Classical Minnesota Public Radio arranged for two classical musicians, a pianist and violinist from Canada, to play for the student body.

  • Woodland
students listen to an author talk

Park Center Senior High School’s Heritage Spanish classes have been reading the book “Our Shadows have Claws,” a collection of Latin American monster stories, and they got a fun surprise when their teacher, Valerie Neri, won an hour of the book editor’s time and 35 copies of the book through a book festival she attended. 

  • Park Center Senior
faces smiling at camera

On May 11 the Community Education Program Advisory Council (CEPAC) hosted a Mental Health and Well-Being Adult Enrichment event at Osseo Middle School. The free adult enrichment event was designed to bring together community members, talented enrichment instructors, professional and passionate Community Education staff and volunteers for a time to connect, learn and feel energized.