Sunday, May 19, 2013
This week's selections include a new Taco Bell, more on the Buddhist monastery, another attempt at school levies and a healthier sport drink for young athletes.
Editor’s Note: Every week we bring you a sampling of stories from Patch sites in the west metro: Eden Prairie, Edina, Fridley, Golden Valley, Hopkins, Lake Minnetonka, Maple Grove, Minnetonka, Plymouth, Richfield, Shakopee, Southwest Minneapolis, St. Louis Park and St. Michael. Dibble Introduces MN Same-Sex Marriage at MN Senate: 'A Very Simple Bill' Southwest Minneapolis' state representative introduced his gay-marriage bill at the Minnesota Senate Monday. Kiffmeyer: MN Same-Sex Marriage Bill Betrays Vow that 'Nothing Would Change' Minnesota state Sen. Mary Kiffmeyer, who represents St. Michael-Albertville, recalled promise that 'no' votes on constitutional amendment to ban marriage wouldn't lead to legalization. ZipRealty Lists Westonka …
Saturday, May 18, 2013
Share your photos from the 2013 event at the Earle Brown Heritage Center.
Friday, May 17, 2013
Several students from Wayzata High School will be honored in a May 18 ceremony.
Information provided by the Minnesota Department of Education. Forty-two Minnesota high school students will be honored Saturday, May 18, 2013 at the Scholars of Distinction award program in the areas of Science, STEM, Mathematics, Social Studies, Leadership and Theater Arts. To earn recognition, a student must complete required work in Minnesota’s academic standards, demonstrate mastery of complex subject matter, and apply their knowledge and skills on challenging projects, according to a press release from the Minnesota Department of Education. Among those to be recognized Saturday include several Wayzata High School students: Minnesota Department of Education Deputy Commissioner Jessie Montano will be on hand for the ceremony at the …
It was the eighth annual event.
Barbara Davidson Lawson: “The key to teaching is to respect each child.”
In April 1968, Barbara Davidson Lawson started her teaching career teaching first grade at Zanewood Elementary School in Brooklyn Park. “Zanewood was the newest elementary school in the district,” she said. “Potato fields bordered close to the playgrounds.” The beginning of her teaching career started in the Osseo School District – a time when the district office consisted of two rooms at Osseo Senior High and staff-driven Wastebasket Revue was just beginning. “I have seen tremendous growth, development and change in the district. Yes, things change. Yet, some things remain the same,” she said. From her career beginning at Zanewood, Lawson has since moved to Cedar Island Elementary in Maple Grove. “I have enjoyed teaching at Cedar Island …
Thursday, May 16, 2013
You don't have to wait until prom night to post photos on Patch.
Osseo Senior High School prom, the glamour event of the year for students and their families, is May 18. This year's event will be held at the Earle Brown Heritage Center from 7 to 11 p.m. It's one long photo op, and Maple Grove Patch is the perfect place to share your memories with the community. There's no limit on the number of photos you can add. Share your shots from: And this isn't just for kids. Parents, you can upload your "classic" prom pictures, too. Just click the "Upload Photos and Videos" button to the left and show off those awesome pics!
Wednesday, May 15, 2013
The Osseo School District 279 School Board voted to request an operating and technology levy from voters in a special election Nov. 5.
After a narrow defeat in the 2012 election, the Osseo School District School Board has decided to ask voters again for approval of an operating and technology levy. The Osseo School District School Board approved, by a vote of 5-1 at its May 7 meeting, to place two school funding questions on the November 2013 election ballot. The questions will ask, according to the Osseo School District website. In the upcoming months, community members will receive “much more detailed information about these request to our community members” through a “comprehensive education campaign,” District 279 Superintendent Kate Maguire told the school board. If the levy(s) are passed, it would be effective for the 2014-15 school year. Without additional …
Monday, May 13, 2013
The students were selected from a pool of 15,000 finalists.
Four Maple Grove-area students are among the winners of $2,500 National Merit Scholarships released Wednesday, the organization announced. This year’s local winners are: The National Merit Scholarship Corporation selected the students from among 15,000 finalists in the 2013 National Merit Program. The winners are judged to have the best combinations of “accomplishments, skills, and potential for success in rigorous college studies.” The number of winners in each state is proportional to the number of graduating seniors in the state. A committee of college admissions officers and high school counselors selected the winners using: This year’s competition began when 1.5 million juniors across 22,000 high schools took the Preliminary SAT/…
Sunday, May 12, 2013
This week's selections include a new Buddhist monastery, 100-meter dash record, Southdale Center on TV, hospital milestone and a record-breaking betting day.
Editor’s Note: Every week we bring you a sampling of stories from Patch sites in the west metro: Eden Prairie, Edina, Fridley, Golden Valley, Hopkins, Lake Minnetonka, Maple Grove, Minnetonka, Plymouth, Richfield, Shakopee, Southwest Minneapolis, St. Louis Park and St. Michael. Police Release Maps in Search for Mandy Matula Eden Prairie police have released maps of the areas where Mandy Matula, the missing Eden Prairie woman, might be located. The areas are in Benton, Carver, Sherburne, Stearns and Wright counties. 3 Years, 3 Months Behind Bars for Ex-City Staffer on Child Porn Conviction Scott Andrew Bradley of Oakdale, who once worked as communications coordinator for the City of Richfield, got the maximum sentence. MN Same-Sex Marriage…
Wednesday, May 8, 2013
Osseo Area Schools: Kaley Shagen has been named a Gates Millennium Scholar.