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HP/AP Summer Resources

Check out the resources and suggestions for all scholars to help maintain skills and build background knowledge and opportunities over the summer. Even if you're not taking an HP or AP course, these resources and suggestions will help you start the school year with less stress and more confidence. This page will be updated throughout the remainder of the school year.

English

Math

  • HP Geometry - Review basic shapes (2-D and 3-D and measurement formulae), angle types and measuring

  • HP Algebra 2 - Review non-linear algebra concepts (measurement and graphing, radicals, exponential equations and growth, quadratic equations 

  • HP Pre-Calculus

  • AP Calculus - Complete this review packet (coming soon) to refresh your pre-calculus skills

  • AP Statistics - Review how to make and manipulate lists on your calculator

Science

  • AP Physics - Review and practice math skills (math-heavy course), read this guide on how to survive physics, preview the AP Physics textbook

  • AP Chemistry - Review metric conversions, types of measurement units, and math skills (math-heavy course).  For AP scholars who have not taken Chemistry in 10th grade, you will have regular homework over the summer to prepare you for the course.

  • AP Biology - Scholars who have taken Biology in 11th grade should review their notes and course concepts.  For AP scholars who have not taken Biology in 11th grade, you will have regular homework over the summer to prepare you for the course.

Social Studies

  • AP Human Geography - Purchase a test-prep guidebook and Baron's AP Human Geography flashcards to acquaint yourself with the types of questions and reading/writing for the course. Click HERE for the AP Human Geography Course Description from College Board.  Click HERE for Mr. Johnson's course syllabus.

  • AP US History

    • Purchase a test-prep guidebook and Baron's AP US History flashcards to acquaint yourself with the types of questions and reading/writing for the course.

    • Build background knowledge of seminal US history via online field trips such as to the Smithsonian National Museum of US History and other online field trips (Disclaimer:  The web pages were not created by Osseo Senior High nor housed on our web server. Osseo Senior High takes no responsibility for the site's content or host's information gathering policies.)

    • Read important documents from US history such as The Declaration of Independence or FDR's first inauguration speech.

    • Skills to practice: contextualizing the history, comparing similarities, cause and effect, exploring change over time.

  • AP World History

    • Purchase a test-prep guidebook and Baron's AP World History flashcards to acquaint yourself with the types of questions and reading/writing for the course.

    • Build background knowledge by visiting art and history museums to see artifacts from ancient civilizations and cultures.

    • See the ancient world in 360 degrees by taking an online tour of various sites. (Disclaimer:  The web pages were not created by Osseo Senior High nor housed on our web server. Osseo Senior High takes no responsibility for the site's content or host's information gathering policies.)

    • Skills to practice: contextualizing the history, comparing similarities, cause and effect, exploring change over time.

  • AP Government -

    • Purchase a test-prep guidebook and Baron's AP Government flashcards to acquaint yourself with the types of questions and reading/writing for the course.

    • Review the Bill of Rights, the Constitution, the branches of government and their powers

    • Review important historical Supreme Court cases - old and recent - for what the decision was, how it impacted society and our government, and the dissenting opinions

    • Take a free tour of the state capital and/or local government offices to see our government at work.

  • AP Macroeconomics

    • Purchase a test-prep guidebook and Baron's AP World History flashcards to acquaint yourself with the types of questions and reading/writing for the course.

    • Review basic economic concepts - supply vs, demand, budgeting, credit

    • Take a free tour of the Minneapolis Federal Reserve Bank in downtown Minneapolis to learn how banking and credit affect the economy.

World Languages (AP Spanish or AP French)

  • AP Spanish Study/Review Guide.

  • Practice listening and speaking the language during the summer - watching films or shows in the language, having conversations with classmates, etc.

  • Visit art and history museums (in person or virtually) to build background knowledge on the cultures.

  • Read books in your foreign language to practice the skill - kids and young adult books work well.

Osseo Senior High hosts 2018 Freedom School

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June 18 - August 2, 2018
Monday - Friday • 8am - 2pm

(transportation and meals provided)

Freedom Schools© at OSH offers two tracks for scholars. One track features a credit recovery model, while the other pathway serves as a bridge program for incoming OSH 9th grade scholars. Students in the credit recovery pathway will have the opportunity to recover up to three credits ranging from the options below. The bridge students will have the opportunity to earn three credits.

APPLY HERE

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Gilbertson, Lundstrom win National Scholastic Art Award

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(Lundstrom and Gilberston)

The Art Department at OSH is thrilled and honored to announce two of our student artists have been selected as National Scholastic Art Award Winners.   This selection puts them among the top one percent of 7-12 grade art and writing students nationwide!

Ben Gilbertson is being awarded the National Gold Medal in Ceramics for Post Historic, Eric Lundstrom is being awarded the National Silver Medal in Photography for Cimmerian Reverie. Eric had to say, “This is in an awesome way to be recognized.” 

There were over 3000 works of art awarded Gold and Silver Medals this year nationally.  29 were awarded golds in ceramics. 

The winning artworks will be on display this summer at Carnegie Hall in New York City; Ben will be in attendance at the ceremony among the nation’s gold medal winners, celebrities and dignitaries and his work will be part of a 2-year traveling exhibition.  “This is a great way to celebrate the work I have put into ceramics. I am thrilled!” Ben said.

The Art Department at Osseo thanks all of the parents, teachers, coaches, administrators, and staff that have celebrated and encouraged their creativity and drive to be the best!

 

Fine Arts Spotlight

Osseo Senior High fine arts students create fantastic and stunning works of art in their classes. They are able to compete in a variety of state and national level awards competitions.

Standout Student

Eric Lundstrom was the featured student on Channel 12's Standout Student segment.  Watch HERE.

3rd Congressional District Art Show

Congratulations to the fine art students who competed in this year's 3rd Congressional District Art Show hosted by Representative Eric Paulson; Devin Chierello (pictured below with the Representative), Ricky Chanthavong, Jane Oh, Jim Lor, Jenna Carlson & Rella Dibba.

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21st Annual National K-12 Ceramic Exhibition

Osseo Senior High’s ceramics students Alexa Paulson and Emma Hauser were selected to take part in the 21st Annual National K-12 Ceramic Exhibition. Paulson’s Fluxing Sphere and Hauser’s Pierced Vase were selected. The work will be on display in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania at the David L. Lawrence Convention Center from March 14th to March 16th. The National K-12 Ceramic Exhibition is an annual juried ceramic competition for Kindergarten through Grade 12 (K-12) students in the United States. This year had over 1200 entries. The exhibition was designed to showcase the best K-12 ceramic work made in the country, the exhibition takes place in a different city each year in conjunction with the annual conference of The National Council on Education for the Ceramic Arts (NCECA). The NCECA conference is the preeminent ceramic event in the US annually, gathering professionals from universities, colleges, museums, art galleries and the ceramic art world to a host city to view exhibitions, demonstrations, talks and other ceramic events. For that week, the host city is the world capital of ceramics.

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Paulson's Fluxing Sphere

 

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Hauser’s Pierced Vase

 

National Scholastic Awards

The Art Department at OSH is thrilled and honored to announce two of our student artists have been selected as National Scholastic Art Award Winners.  This selection puts them among the top one percent of 7-12 grade art and writing students nationwide!

Ben Gilbertson is being awarded the National Gold Medal in Ceramics for Post Historic, Eric Lundstrom is being awarded the National Silver Medal in Photography for Cimmerian Reverie

There were over 3000 works of art awarded Gold and Silver Medals this year nationally.  29 were awarded golds in ceramics. 

The winning artworks will be on display this summer at Carnegie Hall in New York City; Ben will be in attendance at the ceremony among the nation’s gold medal winners, celebrities and dignitaries and his work will be part of a 2-year traveling exhibition. 

The Art Department at Osseo thanks all of the parents, teachers, coaches, administrators, and staff that have celebrated and encouraged their creativity and drive to be the best!

Read more about it HERE.

 

Minnesota Scholastic Awards

Osseo art students had an amazing showing at the Minnesota Scholastic Art Awards. Osseo students received 56 awards in the show. Students from around the state of Minnesota competed in 27 different categories of art. There are three tiers of awards: honorable mention (top 33% of entries), silver key (top 15% of entries), and gold key (top 5% of entries).

This year there were more than 4000 submissions from schools around the state. Gold and silver key winners will be on display at the Regis Art Center at the University of Minnesota from January 30 - February 17, 2018. An awards ceremony will be held at the Wiseman Art Center February 17, 2018 for the gold and silver key award winners. The gold key winners will advance to represent the state of Minnesota at the regional round of judging.

The Scholastic Art & Writing Awards are the longest-running awards, most prestigious competition, and largest source of scholarships for creative teenagers in the United States. The awards program was created in 1923 by Maurice R. "Robbie" Robinson, founder of Scholastic Corporation, and has been administered by the Alliance for Young Artists & Writers since 1994. It has an impressive legacy and a noteworthy roster of past winners including Andy Warhol, Sylvia Plath, Truman Capote, Richard Avedon, Joyce Carol Oates, and many others.

Below is a complete list of awards.

Gold Key

Photography

Eric Lundstrom -  Cimmerian Reverie

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Annalise Groff - Simply Happy

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Emily Steady - After Hours

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Ceramics

Ben Gilbertson - Springbok

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Ben Gilbertson - Post-Historic

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Ben Gilbertson - Dominance Hierarchy

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Cooper Goodman - Blue Textured Jug

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Alexa Paulson - Pitcher

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Micah Beisner - Quad Bellied Bottled

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Silver Key

Photography

Yaquelin Torres - Abuelo

Ethan Spinler - Battle Scars

Annalise Groff - Safe Place

 

Drawing

Isaiah Oliver - My Dog

 

Painting

Anthony Vang: Self-portrait

Faith Her: Maya Prada

 

Ceramics

Alexa Paulson - Fluxing Sphere

Alexa Paulson - Stretched Vase

Gretchen Nistler - Cascading Leaves

Olivia Jorve - Use of Line as Surface Design Portfolio

Emma Hauser - Exploration of Texture Portfolio

Ben Gilbertson - Raku Jar

Hannah Carmon - Swirl Jar

Lizzy Clark - Exploration of Surface Design Portfolio

Spencer Boeder - Train Bottle

 

Honorable Mention

Photography

Samantha Goetsche – Light the Way

Lexus Yang – Autumn’s Heart

Eric Lundstrom – Ordinary 109

Qoustn Yang – The Girl

Emma Smith – Blurred

Emma Smith – Back in Time

 

Ceramics

Micah Beisner - Textured Mint Teapot

Micah Beisner - Toroidal Bottle

Spencer Boeder - Lighthouse

Spencer Boeder - Fountain

Spencer Boeder - Exploration of Sculptural forms Portfolio

Lizzy Clark - Tree Jar Set

Ben Gilbertson - Golf Ball

Ben Gilbertson - Hydra

Ben Gilbertson - Octagonal Bottle

Ben Gilbertson - Slab Jar

Emma Hauser - Flower Vase

Emma Hauser - Pierced Vase

Emma Hauser - Belly Neck Vase

Emma Hauser- Feather Vase

Olivia Jorve - Braided Bowl

Kari McCarter - Mudpuppies

Kari McCarter - Hidden in the Wild

Mitch Mullenger - Basket

Alexa Paulson - Octo Jar

Hailey Shaw-Stevens - Amphora

Hailey Shaw-Stevens - Pierced Vase

 

Mixed Media

Karissa Erickson – Finding Yourself within the Chaos

 

Painting

Lauren Jackson – The Beauty Within

Leena Phan- Mother - Mteay

Kelly Xiong - Nephew

 

Music Spotlight

Orchestra 

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On October 26, 2017, the Osseo Senior High orchestras, conducted by Dr. Christa Dean, performed their English Suites concert with works by Purcell, Handel, Warlock, Holst, and the Beatles.

On December 4, 2017, the orchestra presented a Celebration of Carols to kick off the holiday season with traditional carols from Ukraine, England, Canada, and Puerto Rico with works by Vaughn Williams, Holst, the Trans-Siberian Orchestra and more.

Sophomore violinist Jane Oh (below) was accepted to the ALL-STATE Orchestra, one of only twelve violinists in the state to receive this honor.

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Other events included a guest clinic with Dr. Mark Laycock from Wichita State University in Kansas and a masterclass with the Meadowlark String Trio.

 

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School Info

Osseo Senior High
317 2nd Ave NW
Osseo MN  55369
Map

School Hours
7:30 am - 2:00 pm
Office Hours
7:00 am - 3:30 pm

 

Phone & Fax

School Office
763-391-8500
Attendance
763-391-8511

General Fax 
763-391-8501

 

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