Sue Hochstaetter

Hats off to Sue Hochstaetter who was recently named Osseo ESPs Local 7325 Educational Support Professional of the Year. With more than thirty years of experience as an educational support professional, Sue brings a wealth of knowledge to her role at Maple Grove Senior High. She helps students achieve their dreams and recognizes the importance of developing relationships with her students. As an educational support professional, Sue helps students succeed in their academics and build critical social, life and vocational skills.

Sue invests in our community by attending students' extracurricular activities such as musicals, sporting events and concerts, and chaperoning and volunteering at school events. Her involvement also includes serving as a member of the Wastebasket Revue Board. Sue is known by her peers as someone who is kind, fun to work with and always willing to go the extra mile.

 G2 State Champ   GAP-1 performing on stage

The Grove Area Percussion team – comprised of two groups known as GAP-1 and GAP-2 – had an excellent season this year. GAP-2 won the state championship on April 6 (pictured above left), claiming their stake as champions for the third year in a row. In Dayton, Ohio, GAP-1 competed in the national championship and made it to the semi-finals on April 11 (pictured above right). Students from all four high schools have the opportunity to participate in Grove Area Percussion. Through this opportunity, students expand their knowledge of musical instruments, gain confidence in music performance and learn how to play together as a team.

Grove Area Percussion Director Michael Brown (affectionately known by many as "Brownie") earned the Instructor of the Year award from the Minnesota Percussion Association honoring his tremendous contributions to the Minnesota drumline community. Michael (pictured below) is a longtime instructor and mentor. Drumline instructors from across Minnesota nominated and selected Michael as the award recipient.

Michael Brown headshot