G2 State Champ   GAP-1 performing on stage

The Grove Area Percussion team – comprised of two groups known as GAP-1 and GAP-2 – had an excellent season this year. GAP-2 won the state championship on April 6 (pictured above left), claiming their stake as champions for the third year in a row. In Dayton, Ohio, GAP-1 competed in the national championship and made it to the semi-finals on April 11 (pictured above right). Students from all four high schools have the opportunity to participate in Grove Area Percussion. Through this opportunity, students expand their knowledge of musical instruments, gain confidence in music performance and learn how to play together as a team.

Grove Area Percussion Director Michael Brown (affectionately known by many as "Brownie") earned the Instructor of the Year award from the Minnesota Percussion Association honoring his tremendous contributions to the Minnesota drumline community. Michael (pictured below) is a longtime instructor and mentor. Drumline instructors from across Minnesota nominated and selected Michael as the award recipient.

Michael Brown headshot

Badge High Schools National Year

Maple Grove and Osseo Senior High schools have again been recognized by U.S. News and World Report magazine as two of the nation’s “Best High Schools.”

Maple Grove Senior High ranked among the top 25 high schools in the state in 2019; Osseo Senior High ranked among Minnesota’s top 100 high schools. Both schools are repeat honorees, having earned Best High School recognition previously.

The U.S. News Best High Schools rankings include data on more than 23,000 public high schools in 50 states and the District of Columbia. More than 17,000 schools were ranked on six factors based on their performance on state assessments and how well they prepare students for college.

Read more about the Best High Schools rankings