EB Cassellius2The voracious readers at Edinbrook Elementary wrapped up I Love to Read Month with a “Read All Day” event on February 28. Students and staff read or did reading-related activities all day long.

Guest readers included Education Commissioner Brenda Cassellius, Representative Melissa Hortman, Brooklyn Park Police Chief Craig Enevoldsen, Osseo Schools Superintendent Kate Maguire and members of her leadership team, School Board Vice Chair Tammie Epley, Gopher athletes, Target volunteers and many more.

See more photos on the district’s Facebook page.

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The field for the Minnesota Teacher of the Year competition has been narrowed to 33 semifinalists, and it includes two teachers from Maple Grove Junior High! Mike Endres (8th grade earth science) and Charles Nelson (9th grade American history) are now in consideration for finalist status. A selection panel of 25 community leaders chose the semifinalists from an initial field of 128 candidates from across the state. Education Minnesota will announce the 10 finalists in March and the winner on May 4.