Logo SqWebThree finalists have been invited to participate in second-round interviews for the position of superintendent of Osseo Area Schools:

  • Dr. Ryan Laager, Superintendent, Belle Plaine Public Schools
  • Cory McIntyre, Associate Superintendent, Anoka-Hennepin School District
  • Lisa Sayles-Adams, Assistant Superintendent, St. Paul Public Schools

All interviews are open to the public. Interviews will be webstreamed and live cablecast on Channel 21, and archived on the district website.

You are invited to provide your feedback on each candidate's interview with the school board. Feedback forms will be available online and in hard copy for those who attend the interviews in-person. All feedback received within the window will be shared with board members. NOTE: The online feedback form for each candidate's interview (linked under each name below) will be available 15 minutes before and 30 minutes after the interview. 

Second-Round Interview Schedule
In addition to these public sessions, other activities for second-round finalists will be scheduled during the day so finalists can meet with staff and students. 

Tuesday, February 19
Lisa Sayles-Adams, Assistant Superintendent, St. Paul Public Schools

  • 5:00-6:30 p.m.   Public presentation followed by community Q&A, Osseo Senior High Auditorium
  • 7:30-8:30 p.m.   School Board Interview, Educational Service Center, Board Room  Watch the interview   

Thursday, February 21
Cory McIntyre, Associate Superintendent, Anoka-Hennepin School District

  • 5:00-6:30 p.m.   Public presentation followed by community Q&A, Osseo Senior High Auditorium
  • 7:30-8:30 p.m.   School Board Interview, Educational Service Center, Board Room  Watch the interview   

Friday, February 22 (NOTE: this event was rescheduled due to the weather-related cancellation on 2/20/19)
Dr. Ryan Laager, Superintendent, Belle Plaine School District

  • 5:00-6:30 p.m.   Public presentation followed by community Q&A, Osseo Senior High Auditorium

Saturday, February 23 (NOTE: these activities were rescheduled due to the weather-related cancellation on 2/20/19)
Dr. Ryan Laager, Superintendent, Belle Plaine School District

  • 1:00-2:00 p.m.   School Board Interview, Educational Service Center, Board Room  Watch the interview  
  • Following Dr. Laager's interview, the board will take a recess, then return for discussion and selection of next superintendent; Educational Service Center, Board Room

Osseo Area Schools students received more than 50 awards from the Minnesota Scholastic Art Awards program, which recognizes creative students throughout the state and provides scholarship opportunities for high school seniors. The 11 Gold Key award winners' artwork is on exhibit at the Regis Center for the Art (418 21st Ave. S.) on the University of Minnesota campus in Minneapolis from Feb. 5-23 and are featured in the slideshow below. Additionally, Osseo Area Schools students received 40 Silver Keys or Honorable Mentions awards.  

The Scholastic Art & Writing Awards are the longest running, most prestigious competition and largest source of scholarships for creative teenagers in the United States. The awards program was created in 1923 by Maurice R. "Robbie" Robinson, founder of Scholastic Corporation, and has been administered by the Alliance for Young Artists & Writers since 1994. It has an impressive legacy and a noteworthy roster of past winners including Andy Warhol, Sylvia Plath, Truman Capote, Richard Avedon, and Joyce Carol Oates and many others.

Gold Key award winners:

Ceramics

  • Annika Dahl (MGSH) 
  • Madelyn Gilbertson (OSH)
  • Daman Lingasin (OSH)
  • Kara Svercl (MGSH)
  • Jack White (OSH)

Comic Art

  • Camryn Mihalchick (MGSH)
  • Mariella Vescio Schreiner (PCSH)

Drawing and Illustration

  • Mariam Abuisnaineh (PCSH)
  • Anna Villalon (MGSH)

Photography:

  • Maegan Lenertz (OSH) (artwork pictured below)

 

Mae Lenertz OSH