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Marilyn Trouth, Park Center chemistry teacher, and Andrea Wilson Vazquez, Weaver Lake technology integration specialist, have been named our district’s 2015 TIES Exceptional Teachers. Every year, TIES acknowledges educators who model best practices in using technology in education and engaging students in learning.

The following information was excerpted from their nomination forms:

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Trouth has integrated technology into her chemistry classes allowing students maximum flexibility in when, where and how they learn material while keeping up with the pace, breadth and depth required to get through the material in the allotted time.

She has implemented a variety of instructional tools that include:

  • Schoology to organize the class and for the calendar
  • Notability for assignments
  • TurnItIn for lab reports
  • Explain Everything & YouTube for videos
  • Plus Probeware for lab work/data collection
  • Google Docs for all class handouts, notes, keys, etc

She has also created learning opportunities in her class that address the International Baccalaureate standards and High Performance students.


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Wilson Vazquez creates opportunities for students to use technology as a tool to work collaboratively to solve real world problems with their peers. She is dedicated to continuous learning and growth for herself and others. She applies this mindset when supporting staff and students with integrating technology at Weaver Lake Elementary: A Science Math & Technology School.

She is a Google Educator Trainer and connects with other colleagues in her PLN (Professional Learning Network) in order to stay current about best practices in technology integration. Under her leadership a strand of coding for all students was implemented at Weaver Lake.

Osseo Area Schools student athletes continued to pursue excellence and achieve dreams during the fall athletics season. The following are some highlights from the 2015 fall sports season:


CROSS COUNTRY: Placed 4th in sections and 2nd in conference. Alex Miley placed 7th at state.

GIRLS SWIM: Placed 2nd in sections with two individuals and a relay team qualifying for state.

GIRLS TENNIS: Placed 2nd in sections.

GIRLS SOCCER: Placed 2nd in sections and finished as the number one seed.

FOOTBALL: Ended their season as state semifinalists. Several athletes earned individual recognition for All-Conference, Academic All-State and more. Isaac Collins is a Mr. Football candidate.


FOOTBALL: Won the Class 6A state championship with several players earning individual accolades.

VOLLEYBALL: Placed 3rd in conference.


CI ADAPTED SOCCER: Won the state championship.

PI ADAPTED SOCCER: Participate in the state tournament.

FOOTBALL: Enjoyed a record number of participants and became the Class 5A Section 5 runner-ups with several players earning individual accolades.

BOYS SOCCER: Won sections and participated in the state tournament with four players earning all-conference status.

CROSS COUNTRY: Achieved Gold Academic Standard for both the boys and girls teams.

-Published Dec. 2, 2015