Did you know that students involved in activities do better in school? The winter 2014 activity fair was held on February 5th and 6th. Spring and yearround student activities were represented in an effort to encourage all OSH students to find ways to achieve their dreams, contribute to community and engage in a lifetime of learning.
Seniors Jordan Hollie and Jaimen Hampton signed National Letters of Intent on Wednesday, February 5th in a ceremony held at the Osseo Senior High School Athletic Offices.
Hollie, a 6-2 defensive back will enroll at the University of Minnesota Duluth in the fall. Hampton, pictured at left, a standout in the Oriole backfield this year, signed to play for the Mustangs of Southwest State – Minnesota.
BEST OF LUCK TO BOTH JAIMEN AND JORDAN!
Congratulations to Wheeler Baker ASPIRE Beverage Athlete of the Week
Silver Key Sara Jeet, Meghan Rafferty, Brad Rasmussen, Touria Techam
Honorable Mention Abby Arbeiter, Lianne Komen, Miranda Pauba, Lakin Ramseth, Touria Techam, Trevor Slattery
MCCA Honor Team of Excellence-Academic Award Winners Giede de Quaye and Megan Bonesteel
Zachery Laude Budde, Junior IS USA’s newest 2014 Youth Olympic Team member.
Budde, a local World Taekwondo Academy athlete competed in the Youth Olympic Team Trials at the Olympic Training Center in Colorado Springs, CO January 10-14, 2014 for a spot on USA’s Youth Olympic Taekwondo Qualifying Team. First place winners in the recognized male and female weight divisions earned the opportunity to qualify the USA at the Youth Olympic Games qualifying event in Taipei City, Chinese Taipei March 20-21, 2014.
Ashley Sis and Cody Werener Selected as OSH AAA Award Nominees
Ashley Sis and Cody Werner, Osseo High School seniors, have been selected to represent Osseo Senior High in the Academics, Arts, and Athletics Award Program. They were selected based on their participation in athletic and fine arts activities as well as their strong academic work. Congratulations Ashley and Cody!
Osseo Senior High Celebrates SNO DAZE 2014
Click here for a few highlights from the SnoDaze 2014 Pepfest.
CONGRATULATIONS ROYALTY!: The following seniors were chosen by their classmates to represent the class as Sno Daze Royalty – Wheeler Baker, Jackie Jones, Andrew Lanners, Grashaus Kplepo, Madi Malone, Alli Muehlbauer, Jeff Palm, Giovanni Pastrano Acosta, Shaina Perro, Nina Seidl, Doug Sorrentino and Cortez Stanley.
King Cortez Stanley and Queen Madi Malone
Theisen breaks boys basketball all-time scoring record
Congratulations to Ian Theisen for becoming Osseo Senior High's highest point scorer for Boys Basketball. Ian scored 18 points January 9th, surpassing a record previously held by Bryan Foss set in 2002. Click here to read more about it in the Osseo Maple Grove Press.
Choral Director chosen for honor
Congratulations to Andrew Beard, OSH Choir Director, who was recently chosen to participate in “The Singers’ Conducting Lab.” Andrew and their conductor, Matthew Culloton, will be working together this year. Mr. Culloton will come to OSH and work with our choirs, and Andrew, in addition to being part of the conducting pilot program, will conduct one or two works with the Singers, a professional choir in the metro area.
NHS serves homeless and children in our communities in December and January
363 Days is an organization that provides sandwiches to people in the Twin Cities who would go hungry. NHS decided that its January event would benefit this great group, so they ordered supplies to make one thousand sandwiches. Wednesday, January 8th, NHS members packaged 1,042 sandwiches for 363 Days! The sandwiches are being distributed throughout local homeless shelters and streets in the area. A representative from 363 Days said that he had never heard of a high school group putting together so much so quickly!. NHS’s December event benefited children from neighboring communities . NHS members brought in small toys, stickers, candy, and games to fill 50 stockings and distribute to children in need during the holidays. #osseopride
Osseo's own Sarah Bezdicek pumped to be skiing with the best. Read more.
Students Save Lives and Bring Light to Families this Holiday Season
Osseo Senior High’s Opportunities in Emergency Care (First Responder) students raised over $2000 to sponsor families through the Adopt a Family program in the metro. The students raised funds through a variety of methods (student donations at lunches, pictures with Santa and special deliveries of notes with candy that students could send to others prior to the winter break). The students raised the funds, shopped for presents for over 34 individuals and wrapped them all in time for Christmas. Pictured here are the gifts, students engaged in wrapping gifts and a photo of the shopping adventure. OSH OEC is proud to contribute to community in ways other than saving lives in a program that already promotes students achieving their dreams and engage in a lifetime of learning.
Senior Leadership Team collects over 1,100 pounds of Food for CEAP
Mr. Noehre's Advisory Declared Winner!
The Osseo Senior High Senior Leadership Team set out to collect 1,400 pounds of food this holiday season (1 pound per OSH student). Although they fell short of their goal they experienced MAJOR success by organizing, promoting, and collecting 1,100 pounds of food for our local food shelter. Food was brought by Advisory (homeroom) classes in each grade and Thursday, December 19 all food was collected, measured and then picked up by CEAP. We are Proud to be Orioles this week, and always.
Osseo’s New VEX Robotics Surprises Competition at Their First Ever VEX Event
Osseo Senior High students participated in their first VEX competition with outstanding results. Seniors Brandon McDowell, Sam Glasbrenner, Joseph Ewing, Drew Caneff and Victoria Schulte made it to the final match in their first competition in the new VEX platform. Out of 22 teams competing, team 2845A the “Osseo Destroyers” and 2845B the “Osseo Ozone” swept their way into the finals where they fell to the top two rated teams in the competition. All five of the Osseo robotics teams will be competing in St. Cloud, MN on Jan 24th as well as Menomonie, WI on Feb 1st for a chance to qualify for state and world competitions.
Thank you to the sponsors of Osseo Robotics! ~ Boston Scientific, Aljon Tools, Milestone Inc., Bϋhler Academy, HB Fuller, SiteCal Inc.
North Hennepin Area Chamber of Commerce honors OSH STAR Students
Congratulations to Osseo Senior’s “STAR Students” honored in an event on Wednesday, December 11. The North Hennepin Area Chamber of Commerce sponsors the event which honored eleven Osseo Senior High students for in three categories: Career Advancement, Employment, and Volunteerism.
Congrats to Bill Quan, OSH Science teacher who is a 'Best High School Teacher' finalist in the 2014 'Best of Maple Grove' list in Maple Grove Magazine. Click here to read more.
Osseo's Got Talent-Raised $350 for Osseo Needy Families
Our talented Osseo Senior High students braved the spotlight and performed at Osseo Senior High's annual Osseo’s Got Talent show Wednesday December 11th!
Singers, dancers, beat boxers, and actors all showcased their talent in two shows and raised over $350!
Click here to check out Osseo Area Schools (and our Osseo Volleyball team) as part of Education Minnesota's TV ad which will air during Minnesota State High School League tournaments.
Congratulations to our Girls Swimmers at State!
Osseo's Girls Swim & Dive team competed at the Section meet recently. Osseo placed 4th overall! Osseo swimmer Katelyn Strauss broke the school record in the 100 butterfly at sections and went on to place 11th at State, earning All-State honors. Another Osseo butterflier, Natalie Kampa and the team's 200 medley relay of Natalie Kampa (backstroke), Emily Houle (breaststroke), Katelyn Strauss (butterfly) and Kassendra Chronakos(freestyle) took 22nd! We are proud of our girls swimmers! Check them out in thisSun-Post article.
Osseo Hosts Veteran's Day Concert
Osseo Senior High's Music program hosted a Veteran's Day concert on Monday, November 11th. The event included music, speakers and media honoring our Veterans and present-day service members. Over 400 community members were in attendance.
Osseo OEC Hosts Free CPR Week
OSH OEC also offered free CPR training for members of our community. In November, during Free CPR Week, they certified 48 people in a unique ‘one night only’ format offered at OSH.
National Signing Day 2013-Oriole Style
Five OSH athletes sign letters of intent on November 13 as part of National Signing Day 2013.
Ayo Porte – Basketball at University of Minnesota-Duluth, Jackie Jones – Volleyball at Minnesota State-Mankato, Megan Pekarek – Volleyball at University of Wisconsin-Parkside, Wheeler Baker – Basketball at University of Albany, Ian Theisen – basketball at South Dakota State University.
Congratulations to Our Osseo Volleyball Team-Third Place in the 3AA Minnesota State Volleyball Tournament!
Our Osseo Volleyball team earned Third Place honors in the State Volleyball tournament by defeating Eden Prairie on Saturday, November 9th. Megan Pekarek and Christina Boe were chosen for the All-Tournament Team.
Osseo Oriole Football Claims Section Title and heads to STATE TOURNAMENT
Osseo Oriole Football gave their all in the State quarterfinal game vs. Totino Grace losing 34-35 in their first State tournament appearance in 19 years. Congrats the outstanding players and coaches for an amazing season!
Osseo Hockey Contributes to Community
Osseo Hockey hopefuls spent time in the city of Osseo cleaning up 12 yards of local senior citizens in November.
Osseo Mayor Poppe declares November 6 Osseo High School Student Athletes Day
At a send-off pepfest held Wednesday, November 6, Osseo Mayor Duane Poppe presented his declaration to Superintendent Kate Maguire, Athletic Director Ray Kirch and the student body. The Girls Volleyball team and Football team were each acknowledged for their Section championship titles, and coaches from each team thanked the fans and community for such great support.
Megan Pekarek Named Star Tribune Prep Athlete of the Week
Megan was named Star Tribune Athlete of the Week November 5th, 2013. "The Orioles offense revolves around the senior setter's ability to spread the ball around. Pekarek led Osseo to the Class 3A, Section 5 championship last week with 60 set assists and 19 digs in playoff victories over St. Michael-Albertville and Champlin Park."
WE Scare Hunger!
The We Day/We Act student group at Osseo is sponsoring a We Scare Hunger Food and Book drive going on now. They are collecting food items and gently used books. In return for your donation, there is a treat. Individuals who donate three or more items are entered in a raffle for an additional prize. Your support in helping us fed those in need and/or helping us promote reading is greatly appreciated. The food we collect will be donated to Second Harvest Foodshelf and the books will go to the Learning Disabilities Association (LDA). Bring your donations to Student Services until November 15. Pictured here are students who collected food and books Halloween night with Assistant Principal Ronnie King (Shawn Anderson Jr., Emily Magner, Hailey Nelson, Roy Richardson)
Osseo Senior High hosts College Fair
Osseo Senior High Career Resource Center hosted a school-wide college fair on Tuesday, October 29. Over 50 post-secondary institutions were present. Osseo Senior High supports the Osseo Area Schools mission statement preparing students to 'engage in a lifetime of learning'.
National Honor Society Teams with Feed My Starving Children
Monday, October 28, 2013 45 NHS students volunteered their time and effort to bag food for Feed My Starving Children. NHS Treasurer Adam Berkowitz organized this event, additionally raising over $300 in donations that students had generously offered in the past week.
Osseo Senior High OEC takes over 120 students to Fall Camp
The Fall 2013 OEC camp took place October 24 through 28th and the theme was 'Dare to Care' Over 110 OSH students (involved in Osseo Senior High's First Responder program known as Opportunities in Emergency Care) joined students from Spring Lake Park and participated in intensive day and night training at Camp Wapogasset near Amery, Wisconsin. Students learned about and experienced first aid and first responder training on topics such as CPR on the run (CPR done while on a gurney, in an ambulance), Firefighting 101 and several character and compassion focused seminars taught by professionals in the field. The event depends on over 40 specialists in the field to provide training and facilitate the activities.
Parent, Connie Nelson, shared "OEC camp 'fills the tank' with knowledge, love, compassion, humbleness and just genuine 'want' for the need to be a better person. It has changed my daughter's life." Student, Amanda Pals, said "I learned more about what it means to be vulnerable. I can now better understand how vulnerable a patient might feel in an emergency." Maple Grove Senior High student Brad Lind says "CPR on the run was fun but challenging. To try to do CPR in the moving ambulance with turns and stops was crazy."
Congrats to First Place VEX Drag Racers
Students in the Principles of Engineering (POE) course offered through the Project Lead the Way program at OSH participated in a competition on Friday, October 25th, 2013 as a culmination of their design project. Students in two sections of the POE course worked in teams of 2-4 students to design a VEX robot with the purpose of beating all other teams in a 50 foot race. The team of Emily Muers, David Jednyak, Jamar Roberson, Caleb Harken claimed the overall Mastering Mechanical Advantage: VEX Drag Racing team champion title.
Principal Dr. Bob Perdaems pictured here with the Chik-fil-a cow during the Friday, October 25th Osseo Football win over Champlin Park.
Quan and Lamker named 2013 NWSC COACH of the YEAR
Volleyball Coach, Bill Quan and Head Football Coach, Derrin Lamker, were recently named the NWSC COACH OF THE YEAR for their respective sports. Quan has led the Orioles to a 25-1 record and a #1 seed going into Region 5AAA section play this week. Lamker and his team won the conference title with an undefeated season and had only one blemish on their regular-season record – a late-game loss to perennial power, Minnetonka. The Oriole Football Team earned the #2 seed in 5AAAAAA football playoffs. Congratulations to Bill and Derrin – Nice Work!
OSH Automotive Technology students prepare for jobs
The OSH Activity Fair occurred during student lunches on October 9th and 10th. Osseo Senior encourages ALL students to get active in student clubs and activities. Research shows extra-curricular participation by students has a positive impact on behavior, attitudes and overall academic performance. Osseo Senior High is proud to offer a variety of activities to meet the diverse needs of its students. Students visited booths for over 25 student groups over the course of the two days to get more information could sign up to become more involved.
Osseo Senior High students participate in WE Day 2013
October 9, 2013--Thirty Osseo Senior High students participated in We Day Minnesota, along with 18,000 youth, educators and friends who were inspired to make a difference, both in their own community and overseas. - For more information on WE Day click here.
Robotics Competition Program lands over $10,000 in sponsorhips
Osseo Senior High’s Project Lead the Way (PLTW) Robotics teams change their platform to VEX Robotics and net 2 corporate sponsors for its FIVE teams. Thank you to Boston Scientific and Aljon Tools for sponsorship adding up to over $10,000! The teams look forward to an 2013-14 exciting year.
Oriole Health Science/OEC Students provide First Aid at 2013 Twin Cities Marathon
Over 60 Osseo Senior High OEC students volunteered their time as part of the Medtronic Twin Cities 10 mile and marathon races October 2013. Students offered their first aid services to the over 29,000 runners for the Medtronic 10 mile and full marathon. Pictured below are some action shots from the weekend.
OSH Teacher Steve Borgstrom featured in Maple Grove Magazine as one of a ‘Trio of Terrific Teachers’
Student Art on Display-Osseo Senior High Photography B students are currently showing some of their work at Luna’s Liquid Lava Lounge on Main St. across from Deans Market in Osseo. The display showcases work done as homage to the earth artist Andy Goldsworthy. Using only natural objects found on-site, students created these earthly sculptures then photographed them as a form of preservation. Visit Luna's Liquid Lava Lounge through October to view student artwork from:
Zakiya Avery, Iymonie Carter, Arianna Chapple, Elyse Hartmann, Mama Mangue, Brianna Melichar, Megan Nelson, Tyrek Perkins, Ashley Rains, Tiffany Slater, Jeffrey Vang, Tiffany Vue, Linda Xiong, Jacob Ryan and Lianne Komen.
More than 45 Osseo Senior High School students scored 30 points or more on one or more sections of the ACT. Way to go Oriole Academics!
National Merit News
Emma Folke has been selected as a National Merit Semifinalist! Emma is one of 16,000 Semifinalists who have the opportunity to continue in the competition for 8,000 National Merit Scholarship awards worth about $35 million. Students must fulfill several requirements to advance to the Finalist level of the competition. Congratuations Emma! (pictured here: Emma with Principal Dr. Bob Perdaems)
In addition, Osseo Senior is proud to announce that seniors Kerry Bloomfield and Rory Hepola have been named Commended Students by the National Merit Scholoarship Corporation. Of the roughly 1.5 million students taking the PSAT, 34,000 are recognized as Commended Students. To achieve this, Kerry and Rory placed in the top 5% of all students taking the PSAT.
Thank you to Target and our parents and community.
We received $8393.78 from the Target Education program this year.
For more information on the Take Charge of Education with Target click here.
NATIONAL CHAMPION!! OSH 11th grader Zachery Budde earned a spot on the 2013 USA Team headed for the Junior Pan American Taekwondo Championship competition in Queretaro, Mexico. Zachery will represent the USA in that competition September 20-22. Zachery qualified for the team through his amazing success at the 2013 USA Junior & Senior Nationals, ultimately becoming the 2013 USATaekwondo Junior National Champion-Feather Weight. Zachery was also honored as one of four finalists for the Chris Channing Award, the most prestigious award given to a single Black Belt Taekwondo Athlete, ages 14-24.
INTERNATIONAL CHAMPIONS!Congratulations to Osseo Senior High's Opportunities in Emergency Health Care Program for sweeping the TOP THREE places in the Youth BLS Division at the IRECA Conference (International Rescue and Emergency Care Association).
Osseo Opportunities in Emergency Care students clean up the community
WINNING SEASON!The Osseo Marching Band had a great start to the season this past weekend, earning First Place in Class 4A at the North Iowa Band Festival in Mason City Iowa. Congratulations to all the students involved!
Kaley Shagen Selected as Gates Millenium Scholar! Full ride scholarship through grad school. Attending Dartmouth.
Congratulations to OSH Athena Award Winner Phillis Webb
Visual Art Conference-Art students from Osseo Senior High participated in a Northwest Suburban Visual Art Conference at the Minnetonka Center for the Arts. They spent a day in workshops doing Raku firing, encaustic Painting, Silkscreen, an Aluminum Pour and figure drawing.
Award Winning Oriole Yearbook-The 2012 Oriole, Osseo’s nationally recognized yearbook, was chosen as a national sample of excellence in yearbook journalism by Balfour Publishing. Additionally, the 2012 book was awarded an Honorable Mention and was listed among Balfour’s top 12% of yearbooks, earning a spot in the Balfour Yearbook Yearbook, a collection of the best yearbook designs and photography. Congratulations to the student staff and advisor Benjamin Karls!
Osseo Band Goes International-Over spring break members of the OSH Band toured Italyl!
Osseo Art Award Winners-Congratulations to the following Osseo Senior High Art Students who competed in the Minnesota State High School League Art Show March 23-28, 2013 at the Perpich Center for Arts Education. They each were awarded a Superior Medal in Visual Arts
Sarah Todey, (2)- Cindy Bloomfield, Sara Jeet, Allison Muehlbauer, Austin Rutherford, Ali Toddy, and Areanna Villagomez. Two students also achieved Excellent certificates: Dmitri Santrizos and Courtney Lauer.
Girl Hoopsters Place 4th in State Tournament!
Osseo Senior High Students Win Emergency Care State Competition
Osseo Senior High OEC’s winning team consisted of: Laura Siepmann and Abby Bishop (Osseo Senior High students) paired with Amanda Harris and Nolan Miles (of Maple Grove Senior High). This team added to Osseo OEC’s legacy of achievements with their first place finish. They will have the opportunity to defend their title at the International Rescue and Emergency Care Association (IRECA) Championship which is being held in Boise, Idaho in June. Patch link: http://patch.com/N-ggwS
Ferhan Abidsa, Tony Gamache. Carson Brolsma, Andrew Lanners, AJ Dehn
Congratulations also to Phillis Webb, selected by the OSH Coaching Staff as this year’s Athena Award winner. This award is given annually to the most outstanding female athlete. Phillis and other award winners from metro-area schools will be honored at the Minneapolis Convention Center on May 3.
Congratulations to Kaley Shagen, who has been selected by the Region 5AA Executive Committee as their female nominee for the Minnesota State High School League’s AAA Award. AAA nominees are outstanding seniors who excel in Arts, Academics, and Athletics. Kaley will be honored at a March 23 banquet, and recognized at halftime of one of the GBB state championship games.
OSH Boys Swimmers Place 3rd at Sections & Qualify for State Meet! Qualifying for state in 2 relays and 5 individual events: 1st place 200 Medley Relay which tied the Section record (Josh Nelson, Tim van Laarhoven, Jake Rear, Nolan Vander Ploeg), 2nd place 400 freestyle Relay (Dylan Croonquist, Nolan Vander Ploeg, Tim van Laarhoven, Josh Nelson). Individuals qualifying were: Nolan Vander Ploeg in 50 freestyle and 500 freestyle, Josh Nelson in 100 freestyle (section record!) & 100 backstroke and Tim van Laarhoven placed 1st in 100 breaststroke.
Also, congratulations to Marshall Abrahamson for winning Section 5AA Coach of the Year for 2nd straight year!
Congratulations to OSH Seniors Adrian Eiken and Linda Sonkarlay for selection and participation in Pro Start Program. It is sponsored by the National Restaurant Association and provides paid internships for students to pursue careers in the restaurant industry. Click here to read the story featured in Maple Grove Magazine!
French Day at the MN Zoo
On February 5th, 2013, French students from Osseo Senior High’s AP program and Park Center Senior High’s IB program attended the French day at the Minnesota Zoo in Apple Valley, MN. This unique opportunity allowed students to learn more about the wildlife in the French speaking countries of Quebec and Guadeloupe, which they have been studying in class. All communication and presentations at the zoo were in French, thanks to this special event organized by the Minnesota Zoo. The funding of this project was made possible by the District 279 Foundation.
The students were able to explore tropical settings and spot exotic animals, such as the Komodo dragon, flamingos, and the many colorful fish found in the coral reef. At each exhibit, students listened to exciting presentations given by advanced French students and discovered more about the animals that they have been learning about in class. Upper level students from Osseo and Park Center were among those who presented at the zoo. Throughout the day, the students were actively engaged with the presenters and communicated in French with other students from schools throughout the metro area. Most of the students said that they were able to understand almost all of the presentations and were inspired by the presenters’ ability to speak French. As a result, many students plan to continue learning French.
OSH Hockey Team "Assists" Local Seniors The weekend of Nov. 3rd & 4th 28 members and 2 coaches of the OSH hockey team raked leaves at the homes of 11 area senior citizens. They worked through the CEAP program to give back to our community. Well done guys!
Academic Excellence Achievers at OSH!
"30 Club" - Students scoring 30 or higher on 1 or more sections of the ACT Test.
Tunmise Fawole has been selected as a National Achievement Scholarship Program Outstanding Participant
Carolyn Keating and Andy Pilon have been selected as National Merit Scholarship Program Commended Students