Two of our students earned special recognition in the first 2014 WordMasters Challenge meet. Competing in the difficult level Blue Division, Oak View Elementary 5th grader Kaylee Wingness earned a perfect score on this national vocabulary test. Weaver Lake Elementary 3rd grader Grace Bunge earned the score of Outstanding, meaning she scored a 19 out of 20. A team from Weaver Lake Elementary also competed and placed 8th in the nation.

Osseo Area Schools is partnering with the Hennepin County Mental Health Collaborative to offer guidance for parents on how to handle a mental health crisis. The event will take place on Saturday, March 15, from 9:30 am to 12 noon at North View Junior High, 5869 69th Ave N, Brooklyn Park.

Participants will learn:

  • How to recognize and de-escalate a crisis
  • When and where to call for help
  • Effective ways to communicate with crisis responders
  • How to prevent future crises
  • Tips and strategies from other parents who have experienced a child’s mental health crisis

 This event is free, but please register at

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