Friday, September 16, 2011
Taking the Scholastic Summer Challenge, Osseo School District 279 students earn 12th in an international reading challenge during the summer of 2011.
With the school year well underway, summer hasn’t been completely forgotten. Students and staff involved in the summer Kidstop Child Care Summer Program, part of the Osseo School District 279, recently found out the student readers ranked 12th in the international Scholastic Summer Challenge. During the summer, 4,193 schools representing 22 countries logged 64,213,141 reading minutes – breaking last year’s record of 52,710,368 in the challenge. The Kidstop Summer Program with the Osseo School District was the only Minnesota school to rank in the top 20, logging in reading 659,006 minutes. The spot earned the group a listing in the 2012 Scholastic Book of World Records. “We did much better than expected – the students did very well,” …
Thursday, August 18, 2011
As part of a community service project, students in the Kidstop and Cosmic Club programs at Weaver Lake Elementary in Maple Grove helped collect for Read Indeed Program.
Kidstop and Cosmic Club students at Weaver Lake Elementary used part of their summer to contribute back to the community. Students collected new and slightly used books for the Read Indeed Program and donated more than 2,500 books to the Read Indeed service-learning project. After putting in hours selling donuts and cookies, the students raised more than raising more than $1,000 for the organization.
Monday, August 15, 2011
Some Maple Grove and Plymouth parents are paying more for all-day, educational kindergarten care in the Osseo School District 279.
Every year, a few hundred young children in Osseo School District 279 get more than the typical kindergarten experience. That’s because they participate in the district’s tuition-based, full-day kindergarten programs. Kindergarten Extra and Kindergarten Kidstop provide students with extended care and education. Though both programs have subtle differences, their popularity is steadily increasing among families in Maple Grove. “We wanted to give families more choices,” Gail Maus, Community Education Coordinator for the Osseo School District, said. “Many families in our school district are shopping for the best program for their children. Tuition-based kindergarten gives those families one more option to consider.” Kindergarten Extra just …