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
Osseo Senior High's Health Science Magnet and Auto Tech Certification programs learned INNOVATIVE techniques for both learning how the heart works and how to fix engines through new zSpace virtual technology systems. Through these systems, scholars in the program can practice performing virtual procedures on organs and engines before they go deeper into their practice. The zSpace technology allows unparalleled access for scholars to advance their learning through 21st century opportunities.
Above: Scholars learn how to navigate the zSpace 3-D Virtual Reality consoles. Digital pens allow them to manipulate shapes and turn objects without touching the screen,
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 from the Sports and Entertainment Marketing class received a personal tour of Target Field and met with the Twins' marketing staff to learn about the various ways the Twins use marketing, media promotions, and partnerships as part of their business. As part of the educational part of the tour, scholars were able to come up with pitches for corporate giveaways and compete for a signed baseball. Additionally, they got to tour the entire stadium from top to bottom, seeing the rooftop patio, the guest clubhouse, and the Twins' dugout. They were REFLECTIVE about how they might leverage their learning towards career opportunities in sports marketing.
Above: Meeting with the Twins' marketing lead and sharing their promotional ideas.
Above: A view from the Twins' dugout
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
Osseo Senior High National Honor's Society officers attended a workshop at Children's Hospital's Memorial Blood Bank in October to learn how to host and facilitate Osseo's upcoming annual Blood Drive. They are CONSCIENTIOUS about helping the world through volunteering and supporting those in need. Fun fact: all the officers are type O+!
The National Honors Society hosts four blood drives a year. Last year they had the fourth largest amount of donations for any high school in Minnesota! NHS members are responsible for getting scholars signed up for appointments, sending them reminder passes, and supporting them on the day of the blood drive with encouragement and treats. These officers will share the stories they’ve heard with other NHS members to help promote the blood drive and build enthusiasm for our November 2nd drive.
Pictured: Secretary Natalie Kern, President Emily Rossing, Treasurer Eli Hoff, and Vice President Michael Hamel
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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