Two students from Osseo Area Learning Center earned top ten finishes at the 2013 MN Association of Alternative Success, Teamwork, Achievement, Recognition & Self-Esteem (MAAP STARS) Student Spring Events Conference. Mai Moua earned a 5th place finish in Career Portfolio and Dallas Letellier earned 7th place in Public Speaking. Collectively, OALC students earned 17 Gold ribbons, signifying achievement of 90% or higher in their respective category.

MAAP STARS is a broad-based vocational youth program for students attending alternative schools in Minnesota.  Students can compete in16 different events. Categories include: Workplace Relations, Parent Decision Making, Management Decision Making, Video Promotion, Art Display, Employment Interview and more. The events are designed to focus on skills needed for today’s workplace, with the emphasis on teamwork and problem solving. 

More than 300 students from a total of 31 alternative schools from across the state participated in the competition. In some event categories there were up to 100 contestants competing.

-Published April 24, 2014


The 19th Annual American Indian Education Day & Wacipi will be Saturday, April 26 from noon to 6 p.m. at Osseo Junior High. A wacipi is a Native American gathering focused on dance, song and family celebration.

This is a free, family-friendly event where participants can explore American Indian heritage and culture. Event highlights include American Indian artisan exhibits, demonstrations, college recruitment, community and curriculum resources and contemporary Native American exhibition dancing and drumming.

“The goals of American Indian Education Day are to enlighten the public about American Indian history and heritage while also uplifting Minnesota’s American Indian students by providing encouragement and pathways to pursue higher education,” said Ramona Stately, Secondary Indian Education Program Coordinator for the Osseo Area Schools.

Also, there will be a special ceremony honoring local American Indian graduating seniors. Free curriculum resources will be available for educators as well as one-on-one support for infusing new material into existing lesson plans in accordance with state standards.

This annual event is free and open to the public. Osseo Junior High is located at 10223 93rdAvenue North, Osseo.

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-Published April 22, 2014