OSH-Soph-Retreat-1-of-1Osseo Senior High held the first of its three-part Sophomore Retreat Sept. 19. It’s an annual tradition that defines the high school experience for incoming students as they learn about the Oriole Way and how to make the most of their time at Osseo Senior High.

Junior and senior leaders guide sophomores through a day filled with relationship building activities, discussions, speakers and games. During the first retreat, the focus was on “What is an Oriole?”

The objectives of the first retreat day are building teamwork and cooperation, getting to know each other and beginning to define what they want to get out of high school individually and collectively. The day also includes learning about Oriole traditions, managing stress and goal setting.

The second retreat day, held in the winter, focuses on overcoming adversity and obstacles that may hinder success.

The third retreat day, held in the spring, focuses on leadership. The goal is to help sophomores close out their school year with an idea of how they can serve as leaders for their remaining years at Osseo Senior High and beyond.


PHOTO: Students participate in a multi-person marble run challenge as part of relationship building activities during the Sophomore Retreat at Osseo Senior High.

-Published Sept. 19, 2014


During the first two days back to school, Osseo Senior High welcomed a group of Ukrainian student visitors. These students have had the opportunity to tour the school and learn what life is like at an American high school.

Throughout their visit, the student visitors have expressed awe at the amenities, school spirit and friendliness of the people they have met. They were particularly excited to watch a football practice in the days before school started and to participate in Osseo Senior High’s back to school pepfest.

Each Ukrainian student visitor was paired with an Osseo student and shadowed them through their classes for the two days. The visit also provided Osseo students with an opportunity to learn from the Ukrainian students about how their experiences at home contrast to their experiences here. 

The student visitors are staying with host families in the area through mid-September. In the coming weeks, they will visit Maple Grove Senior High and Park Center Senior High as well as, Brooklyn Park City Hall, Hennepin County offices and other locations.

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-Published Sept. 3, 2014