Pre K students learning with iPadsMinnesota Department of Education State Library Services awarded a $9,098 grant to Zanewood Community School and a $68,890 grant to our four Osseo Area middle schools to improve access to library services and build students’ 21st century skills.

Each of our four middle schools (Brooklyn STEAM, Maple Grove, North View and Osseo) will now have an engagement and creation center where students can print on a 3D printer, build a robot, use modeling software, practice computer programming and coding, produce a multimedia project, and much more. These creation centers will allow students to move beyond writing papers and taking tests – they will have the opportunity to create something while practicing critical thinking skills, collaborating with others, and developing real-world problem-solving skills.

Through this grant, Zanewood Community School will be able to develop reading materials and lesson plans rooted in science, technology, engineering, art and mathematics (STEAM) for pre-K students.

Students will be able to take home backpacks filled with activities and resources students can use at home with their families to help reinforce what they are learning in the classroom and in the media center. The target? To prepare pre-K students to be successful in kindergarten.

“We are so excited to be able to offer these new opportunities for our students,” Andi Bodeau, digital learning and instructional media coordinator for Osseo Area Schools. “This grant will help provide high-quality digital learning opportunities for students who might not have had access to them before.”

For more information about the Minnesota Department of Education’s Library Services and Technology Act and additional grant information, please visit this site. These grants were made possible in part by funding from the Minnesota Department of Education through a Library Services and Technology Act [LS-00-17-0024-17] grant from the Institute of Museum and Library Services.



Every year, two students from each school receive the Triple “A” Award from the Minnesota State High School League honoring their accomplishments as a student, athlete and artist. Students must be a senior and hold at least a 3.0 GPA.



Maple Grove Senior High

  • Jenna Benson participates in cross-country, Nordic skiing, tennis, track, jazz band and wind ensemble.
  • Christopher Kwon participates in cross-country, Nordic skiing, tennis, soccer, symphony orchestra and choir.

Osseo Senior High

  • Darian Clark participates in choir, musicals, track and field, cross-country and Nordic skiing.
  • Gabrielle Holton participates in orchestra, musicals and hockey, and this spring will be the captain on the lacrosse team.

Park Center Senior High

  • Rachel Huser is captain of the soccer team and participates in orchestra and pit orchestra for the musical. She also was named 2017-18 senior class cabinet president.
  • Aaron MacMurdo is a member of the marching and pep bands, and participates in jazz and wind ensembles. He serves as captain of the football and wrestling team and plays boys tennis.

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PHOTO: From left to right: Jenna Benson and Christopher Kwon from MGSH; Darian Clark and Gabrielle Holton of OSH; and Rachel Huser and Aaron MacMurdo from PCSH stand proudly with Principal Heather Miller-Cink. 

All six students will now move on to the regional competition. A multi-level process involving the League’s member schools and administrative regions will select Triple “A” Award recipients. League officials will announce the four award recipients (a girl and a boy from both Class "A" and Class "AA" school) at a special banquet this spring. Each award recipient will receive a four-year $1,000 scholarship.