district logoOsseo Area Schools is engaged in a comprehensive facilities planning approach that incorporates multiple areas into one overall facilities planning process.

Research teams will identify elementary and secondary school needs, along with needs related to student activities and athletic facilities.

Four advisory committees will create observations and recommendations out of discussions in their respective groups: enrollment and capacity (ECMAC), instructional programs (DPAC), safety and security (REMAC), and student activities (APAC).

All of the research team and advisory committee work will be shared with the school board at a January 14, 2020, work session. The board will use that information to provide direction to a district-level Oversight Task Force that will review findings, identify funding options, and develop recommendations for consideration by Supt. Cory McIntyre. Proposed facility recommendations will then be shared with the school board and taken out for public feedback. If revisions are needed, the recommendations will be taken back to the school board and again out for public feedback.

The board will consider taking action on recommendations in June of 2020.

National Merit semifinalists pictured with Principal Becker

The 2020 National Merit Scholarship Program announced semifinalists today, and their list includes four students from Maple Grove Senior High (as pictured with Principal Becker from left to right):

  • Heather Breidenbach
  • Jordan Chacko
  • Shreya Golakoti
  • Zachary Majorowicz

The nationwide pool of semifinalists, representing less than one percent of U.S. high school seniors, includes the highest scoring entrants on the 2018 Preliminary SAT/National Merit Scholarship Qualifying Test. 

Semifinalists demonstrated an outstanding academic record throughout high school, were endorsed and recommended by a high school official, wrote an essay and earned SAT scores that confirmed the student's earlier performance on the qualifying test. These academically talented high school seniors have an opportunity to continue in the competition for some 7,600 National Merit Scholarships worth more than $31 million that will be offered next spring.