At Osseo Senior High, we share a drive and mission to achieve dreams, contribute to our community, and engage in a lifetime of learning. As the flagship high school in Osseo Area Schools, our scholars and staff are Innovative, Courageous, Focused, Reflective, and Conscientious. We celebrate all the ways our scholars and staff embody these traits of Osseo Excellence. Previous Points of Pride can be found HERE.
We are INNOVATIVE
As one of the founders of Visionary Clothing Co, senior scholar Elijah Barlue embodies the drive to INNOVATE and achieve dreams by changing the world as a teen CEO. Read more about Barlue as one of Maple Grove Magazine's featured high school seniors taking steps for change HERE.
We are COURAGEOUS
Senior scholar Ethan Robinson has been a student of tae kwon do since he was six years old. What started as a way to come out of his shell and grow in confidence has become Robinson's passion. He has been on two world teams and served as the captain of the US National Team for the US Men's side. Robinson's focus on tae kwon do has helped him become one of Osseo Senior High's exemplars of COURAGEOUS excellence as he carries over his work ethic and risk-taking to school coursework and extra-curricular activities. Read more about him HERE.
We are FOCUSED
Forty-five scholars from the class of 2019 earned a score of 30 or higher on one or more sections of the ACT exam. Their FOCUSED academic work and commitment to academic excellence stands out amongst their peers.
ACT 30 Club – Senior Scholars: Achenbach, Kate; Ali, Nimo; Alldaffer, Kathryn; Askland, Hunter; Berends, Brennen; Brewer, Aidan; Brewer, Chris; Cohen, Mariah; Dean, Grace; Deholl, John; Do, Joshua; Fuhrman, Corissa; Hamel, Michael; Hanson, Aubrey; Hegland, Davin; Hoff, Elias; Honnold, Emily; Houfek, Megan; Im, Sanghyeok; Irhyam, Aisha; Iverson, Joel; Karlson, Anna; Kern, Natalie; Kramer, Parker; Lenertz, Maegan; Luebke, Rebecca; Mai, Dragon; Makonnen, Rebekah; Martinez, Elizabeth; McGinley, Nicholas; Molnau, Noah; Nguyen, Kenna; Nguyen, Long; Okolie, Blessing; Olson, Clay; Reickard, Elliana; Richardson, Adrianna; Rossing, Emily; Tovsen, Andrew; Vang, Theelee; Vanhatten, Isabelle; Watters, Madyson; Webb, Samuel; Yakubu, Abdullahi; Yerbich, Sophia.
We are REFLECTIVE
Scholars in Caroline Benton's English 10 classes engage in a book tasting event where they "speed dated" books from different genres and REFLECT upon the books' strengths and differences between their reading tastes, becoming exposed to new stories and sparking their imaginations. At Osseo Senior High, Benton's scholars, along with other English scholars, grow in their love of reading, increase their confidence with comprehension and analysis, and develop lifelong habits of mind as active readers through intentional independent reading practices such as these.
We are CONSCIENTIOUS
As part of the Race and Culture class, Osseo Senior High scholars pondered their identity development and shared their personal and social identities with each other as part of building a CONSCIENTIOUS and equitable concept of who they are as people and scholars. The class creates a space where they can reflect on how their identity both shapes and is shaped by race and culture. Through critical race theory and pedagogy, the scholars in Race and Culture unpack the various ways our identities play a part in who we are.
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