MGSH students in ColombiaColombian performance

In early October 2018, students studying Spanish at Maple Grove Senior High had the opportunity to welcome a delegation of 15 students from Bogota, Colombia. This cross-cultural exchange encouraged peace, fostered dialogue and built understanding between people of Colombia and the U.S. Additionally, the Colombia delegation created classroom presentations about their country and prepared at 45-minute song and dance presentation (photo top right) for all Maple Grove Senior High students who are studying Spanish. Watch this CCX Media segment about the performance

Photo captions: Pictured at the top left are the 10 Maple Grove Senior High students who visited Bogota, Colombia, as part of an American delegation in the summer of 2018 for one week. Below is a photo of the full group of U.S. and Colombian student travelers and their host families. 

Full group

school safety systemFour schools will receive a total of more than $500,000 in state grants for safety and security improvements that will be implemented in fall 2019. While district staff submitted grant applications for every Osseo Area Schools preK-12 building, only four sites were chosen at random through the state's grant selection process. 

Three elementary schools (Cedar Island, Garden City and Rice Lake) and Osseo Middle School will gain improvements in secure entryways, an electronic visitor management system, card access readers for exterior doors, door alarms, and digital internal radio systems.

The grant funds will support a portion of the district's overall $16 million plan to address safety and security needs.