Every three years Osseo Area Schools partners with the Minnesota Departments of Education, Employment and Economic Development, Health and Human Services, and Public Safety to administer the Minnesota Student Survey.

The survey gathers anonymous information from students about how things are going at school and with their peers, and about health-related thoughts and behaviors. The information helps district and state leaders develop and maintain effective programs and services for students.

This year students in grades 5, 8, 9 and 11 will take the web-based survey between February 1-12, 2016 (survey date will vary by school).

Participation is voluntary and responses are anonymous and confidential. Students do not provide their names, identification numbers or other personal information. Only overall results (by grade level and by gender) are reported to the school district. No individuals or their families can be identified.    

You may request to review the survey questions before determining if your student will take the survey. Staff will inform students that they have the option to decline to take any part of the survey or the whole survey. 

Parents of students in grades 5, 8, 9 and 11 will receive a letter in January with additional information on how to review the survey and/or have their child opt out of participating.

-Published Oct. 26, 2015

Updated January 5, 2016

Staff and students at Woodland Elementary recently celebrated Unity Day, PACER'S Anti-Bullying Day. In addition to encouraging everyone to wear orange in recognition of anti-bullying, teachers integrated anti-bullying messages into their lessons and students participated in a school wide art project. Students cut out orange handprints and wrote down ideas of how to show kindness and ways to stand up against bullying. These handprints will be displayed to spell out the phrase, “Hand ‘n hand, we SOAR!” SOAR is Woodland’s character-building program, which stands for:

  • Safety
  • Own your actions
  • Act with leadership
  • Resourceful

The day ended with speaker Jake Ross, an 8th grader who shared a little bit about his personal experiences. He is a statewide advocate who lobbied for the Safe and Supportive Minnesota Schools Act that was passed in 2014. 

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-Published Oct. 21, 2015

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