OSH Chamber Choir


On Feb. 15, two highly talented groups of student musicians from Osseo Senior High performed at the Minnesota Music Educators Association Midwinter Clinic, an honor only afforded to 32 performing groups across the state representing all levels from elementary schools to colleges. The Osseo Senior High Symphony Orchestra (pictured below) performed under the direction of Christa Saeger-Dean and was the only orchestra group from a school in Minnesota to perform. The Osseo Senior High Chamber Choir (pictured above) performed under the direction of Margaret Sabin.

The Minnesota Music Educators Association is the premier professional association for music educators, and its mission is to provide high-quality music education for every student. Each group applied to participate and were chosen by the organization to perform. It is a rare honor to have two groups selected to perform from the same school.


OSH Orchestra

Lucas StakerA panel of community leaders has narrowed down the candidate field for the 2019 Minnesota Teacher of the Year award, and an Osseo Area Schools educator is among the semifinalists.

Lucas Staker, who teaches fifth-grade at Birch Grove Elementary School for the Arts, is among 40 teachers statewide to advance to the next phase of the competition. Throughout the next month, the panel will review semifinalists’ video submissions and take a second look at their portfolios. Approximately 10 finalists will be named in early April, with the 2019 Minnesota Teacher of the Year announced at a ceremony at the Saint Paul RiverCentre on May 5.

Now in its 55th year, the Minnesota Teacher of the Year program is organized and underwritten by Education Minnesota and receives support from several other organizations and businesses.

Candidates for 2019 Minnesota Teacher of the Year include pre-kindergarten through 12th grade and Adult Basic Education teachers at public and private schools statewide.

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