FreedomSchoolswebFreedom Schools is wrapping up its second summer in Osseo Area Schools this week with finale programs and field trips. Approximately 175 students participated in the six-week program designed to help kids learn to love reading through a multicultural curriculum, to promote a sense of self worth and eliminate the summer slide. Each morning opens with a “Harambee” session including motivational dances, songs and chants celebrating each participant’s individual value. Freedom Schools was held at Birch Grove and Fair Oaks this year.

Freedom School focuses on five essential components: high quality academic enrichment; parent and family involvement; civic engagement and social action; intergenerational leadership development; and nutrition, health and mental health.

-July 21, 2015

Lace up your sneakers and team up with the District 279 Foundation and Kidstop for the Reading is Fun 5K Run/Walk on Saturday, Aug. 16 at Elm Creek Park Reserve Acorn Area.  Families can enjoy this healthy activity together while supporting a good cause. Funds raised will be donated to every Osseo Area Schools media center in every school building to purchase learning resources. The media center is the place where all students have access to all learning resources. 

- Published May 19, 2014