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Osseo Senior High is proud to announce that the Class of 2015 earned scholarships totaling over
(Pictured here are some of the 31 graduates who earned $4.2 million in scholarships.)
Congratulations to our 2015 Staff Retirees
Roy Johnson-Business Manager, Dr. Bob Perdaems-Prinicpal, Ray Kirch-Activities Director
Jim Norris-Social Studies, Jan Hewitt-Media Specialist, Laura Sotak-Nursing Assistant/Health Careers
Osseo Senior Maddy Kuras Named to All-Metro Girls Lacrosse Team
and 2015 Ms. Lacrosse Goalie
Congratulations to Maddy Kuras for being named to the Star Tribune All-Metro Team. Check it out here. She was also named the Jake Anderson Ms. Goalie of the Year Award by the MN Minute Men Lacrosse organization.
OSH Starts Clay Target League
OSH Honors Students at Annual Awards Night
Many OSH students were honored at the 2014-15 award ceremony in May of 2015. The auditorium was packed as families, friends and teachers witnessed many OSH students receive awards.
National Honor Society Volunteers at School Carnivals
Science Students Get Hands On in Chemistry
World History Classes Learn Latin Dancing
Oriole Artwork Displayed at Eastman Nature Center
Osseo Adapted Softball Team Superfan Event
Orioles Compete in Auto Competition
Dan Grover and Josh Steinbach earned more than $2000 in scholarships and $700 in tools in the recent auto competition. Congrats Dan and Josh!
Osseo Celebrates Breakfast of Champions
Faye McGuire-English, Alex Wills-Art, Dylan Penny-Academic Support, Alexander Sanchez-Lopez-World Language, Blake Struthers-Science, Logan Olson-Business, Carson Brolsma-Social Studies, Sidney Arbogast-Tech Ed, Johnson Davis-Counseling, Megan Honnold-Math
OSH Student Hayden Hammond Crowned Miss Minnesota Teen USA 2015
OSH Artists Awarded at Minnesota State High School League Visual Arts Competition
Congratulations to the following OSH Art students who won awards in the MSHL Visual Arts competition in April at the Perpich Center for Arts. Students wrote an artist statement discussing their work and submitting it with three Judges. MSHL Superior Award/Medal: Abby Arbeiter, Cade Jahnagile, Desirae Koelsch, Megan Kendall, Meghan Rafferty, Sara Jeet, Shelby Noraas, Sue Mai Vue, Veronica Nash MSHL Excellent Award/Certificate: Alex Clark, Alex Wills, Brian Ellingboe, Christie Watson, Kelly VanDrisse, Malorie Peters, MaryPat Thune, Sammy Hart, Tre Nichols
Congratulations to Sara Jeet, the first Osseo Student to win a national Scholastic Art Award! Sara is the winner of a gold medal in Minnesota and a silver National Scholastic Art Award. Check out our Points of Pride for information on many other art related awards earned by OSH students.
OSH NHS Students Help Make Dreams Come True
Twenty NHS students volunteered at last weekend's District 279 "Once Upon A Time" dance.
Congratulations March MATHALICIOUS Students!
OSH's Sarah Bedicek Named Athena Award Winner
Osseo Sr. High School has announced that Senior Sarah Bezdicek is this year’s recipient of the Athena Award given annually by the Minneapolis Athena Awards Committee to the school’s most outstanding female athlete. She will graduate this spring and attend Northern Michigan University on a Nordic ski scholarship this fall. She plans on a career in physical therapy or exercise physiology. Sarah has also participated in track and cross country running during her tenure at Osseo Sr. High School. This past winter, Sarah won the Region 5AA Section title in Nordic Skiing. She finished over two minutes ahead of the second-place skier, which is unheard of in the sport. Her win qualified her to compete in the state Nordic Ski competition at Giant’s Ridge in Biwabik. At state, Sarah again bested the competition, easily winning the state title by over 90 seconds. Sarah was selected by her teachers as a Student Ambassador at Osseo High School. She has earned an academic letter in each of her three years in senior high taking courses like Advanced Placement English and Spanish, along with HP Physics and Calculus. She will finish her career with a cumulative grade point average of 4.0.
Student Senate Hosts ANOTHER Successful Blood Drive
Osseo Senior High's Student Senate hosted ANOTHER successful Blood Drive on Friday March 13, 2015 collecting 81 pints of blood.
National Honor Society Honors 14 Students at Breakfast of Champions
On Wednesday, March 11, 2015, National Honor Society honored 14 students at their second Breakfast of Champions for 2014-15. Pictured here are: Megan Beck, Kumba Phillips, Johnathan Tomczik, Janisa Kimble, Alicia Neumann, Joseph Gunderson, Abby Arbeiter, Jasper Nguyen, Jamar Blunt, Josie Simon, Magann Harvey, Daniel Eiken, Ty'neijah Williams and Kaylee Anderson.
Senior Zachery Budde Earns Bronze at Mexico Taekwondo Championships
ISD279 Adapted Floor Hockey Team State Tournament Consolation Champions!
Congratulations to OSH studentsMegan Thompson, Alex Kreidler, Aaron Clark, and Cole Brambilla!
Representative Paulsen Nominates Three OSH Students for Academy
Congratulations on the nomination of Erin Nistler, Chase Tozer and Zachery Budde.
Chase was also nominated by Amy Klobuchar. And congratlations to Erin whose nomination was successful and she received an appointment to the Air Force Academy!
NHS Serves at Personal Energy Transportation
Check out PET and what they do to develop and build personal transportation opportunites for those in Third World countries.
BK (Bashiru Kormah) was awarded a full-tuition scholarship to Augsburg College. The very first Act Six Scholar at OSH.
Act Six is a new scholarship program based on leadership through a partnership with Urban Ventures and Augsburg College, University of Northwestern-St. Paul and Bethel University. Students competed in a rigorous three-phase selection process including completing an application; visiting the partner college campuses; and participating in an interactive event where candidates demonstrated their academic and leadership potential while working together to address a complex community issue. Click here to learn more about ACT SIX.
Kiarra Russell scores her 1,000 point.
Junior Kiarra Russell scored her 1,000 point during the Osseo girls' basekball win over Maple Grove on Thursday, February 19, 2015.
CONGRATULATIONS to Sara Bezdicek Minnesota State Nordic Ski Girls Classic State Champion!!!!
OSH Student Leaders Meet Minnesota Supreme Justice Allan Page
Osseo Boys Basketball Team Honors Teachers
On Thursday, February 5th, the Osseo Boys Basketball team honored teachers. Each senior player selected one teacher to honor. This year the honorees were: Jessica Stewart, Dan Prody, Melissa Brockman, John Licciardi, Bill Quan and Shawn Johnson.
Osseo Teams Qualify for National and World VEX Competitions
Two OSH Robotics teams qualfied for the National and World competitions after seeing success at the 2015 VEX MN State Championship in St. Cloud. Brice Underwood, Xander Nelson, Jacob Walters & Darren Malaythong (The Circuit Breakers) finished 2nd in overall standings and teamed up with two other teams to take the championship. Next up, the VEX World Competition held in Louisville, Kentucky in April.
The Osseo Bro-bots (Harrison Woelfel, Thomas Dickovich, Sam Dienslake & Jonah Smith) won the qualifying tournament held at Osseo this January and will be participating in the VEX US Open Championship in Council Bluffs, Iowa on April 7-9. The tournament will be made of 200 teams from around the nation to compete. Great job guys and good luck in Iowa!
Art Educator Dan Prody Named WCCO Excellent Educator
Seniors Natalie Kampa and Sam Dienslake have been selected to represent Osseo Senior High in the Academics, Arts, and Athletics Award Program.
The Academics, Arts, and Athletics Award (Triple "A" Award) goes to high school seniors with a “B” or better grade point average and who participate in League-sponsored athletic and fine arts activities. Natalie is the captain of the Oriole Women’s Swim Team, the Osseo Senior High School concert band, marching band and recently played THREE different instruments in Osseo’s musical production of “Guys and Dolls”, a member of the National Honor Society and editor of the 2014-15 yearbook. She has been all All-Conference selection in swimming for four consecutive years and qualified for the state swim meet in each of her last three seasons with the Orioles. She will graduate with Honors in June.
Sam participates on the Oriole football team, played basketball, golf and tennis (captain) while at OSH. He is member of the OSH band and the school’s Robotic’s team. Sam was part of a State qualifying Robotics team. He has been on the “B” honor roll or higher every trimester at Osseo and he participated in strength training program.
Osseo Artists Recognized in Scholastic Art Competition
Osseo Senior High Art Students were awarded total of 32 awards this year from the Scholastic Arts Awards, one of the most prestigious art competitions in the nation. OSH artists recoginized include: Abby Arbeiter, Christie Watson, Dani Seeger, Shelby Noraas, Sarah Sarell, Tre Nichols, Sarah Hippauf, Ashia Lujano, Kaylee Mathison, Cade Jahnagile, Maverick Marasch, Drew Toddy, Bryce Olson, Malorie Peters, Meghan Rafferty, Sara Jeet, Sue Mae Vue, Alex Wills, Leeda Vang, Megan Kendall, Mama Mangue, Yesenia Salinas, Itzel Osuna, Kelsey Jansen, Haley Wincek, Desirea Koelsch, Kelly Vandrisse
Osseo OEC Raises over $2,000 to Spread Holiday Cheer
The OSH NHS hosted their annual Osseo's Got Talent talent show on December 22nd, 2014. The event showcased OSH students in a wide variety of talent acts and raised over $180 for OSH's students in need. Pictured above are the participants.
Osseo Project Lead the Way Earns National Certification
Check out the Osseo-Maple Grove Press article here.
OSH Honors Outstanding Students with 'Breakfast of Champions'
The Champions were chosen by staff for their academic success, leadership and/or character. The students honors for first trimester included: David Hallstrom, Elizabeth Howell, Desirae Koelsch, Grace Koskela, Olivia Koskela , Laine Ruska, Alexander Vang, Emily Anderson, Mo Qablany, Marie Saah, Coonima Kennedy, Dearest Mama Welwolie.
Osseo Senior High Names November Mathalicious Students
NHS Volunteers at Feed My Starving Children November 2014
Math teacher Ms. Morgan and Ms. Volk Work with English Language Learners Using Fractions and Measurement in Kitchen Crafts
Opportunities in Emergency Care (OEC) Interns Teach Free CPR to the Community
(Over 68 trained!)
Osseo Football Boosters, Players and Community Unite to Host MSHSL Football State Tourney Games
Two OSH Students Honored by Brooklyn Park City Council
The Brooklyn Park City council recognized two OSH youth for their work in the community in a November 2014 council meeting. The Others Before Self Award - Mia Smutny (left), and Inspiring Role Model - Bashiru (BK) Kormah (right)! Congrats to the youth and their families!
Osseo Athletes Sign Letters of Intent
Five OSH athletes signed collegiate letters of intent in a ceremony held November 12th.
Carson Brolsma-Wrestling-University of Minnesota
Justin Clark-Baseball-Southwest State
Maddy Kuras-Lacrosse-University of Vermont
Natalie Kampa-Swimming-Moorhead State
Elliot Kane-Basketball-Upper Iowa University
OSH Hosts College Fair
On Wednesday, November 12th, Osseo Senior High hosted a college fair. During lunches, OSH students visited with over 45 colleges and universities from throughout the United States.
OSH Juniors Invited to Find their Passion and Achieve their Dreams
On Tuesday, November 11th, OSH juniors particpated in a Junior Seminar focused on what it takes to find their passion and dreams in life. A panel of staff members shared their hobbies and passion for a variety of topics (healthy eating, sports, grilling, motorcycle racing, travel etc.) and students participated in activities helping them to identify what they are passionate about as well as attended breakout sessions with the staff to learn more about the variety of areas. Pictured here is the panel, which kicked off the day.
Math Department Announces FIRST EVER Mathalicious Students
The OSH Math department released this photo of the first ever Mathalicious students.
These students were chosen for their exceptional and/or improved academic work/behavior in math coursework in September and October 2014.
Osseo READS program sends over 200 OSH students to all 17 elementary schools
Osseo Senior High student volunteers went out to all 17 ISD279 elementary schools to spread the good word about reading on October 15th. Over 200 OSH leaders handed out bookmarks to the elementary students across the district. To watch the video the elementary students saw on Osseo READS kickoff day, click here. To see more photos from throughout the district, click here. This program will continue its efforts to foster reading in our youth in the coming months as OSH students will partner with classrooms as guest readers. We are PROUD to be Orioles and Osseo READS!
Former Denver Bronco Speaks to Osseo Football Players
On October 10th, OSH Student Ambassadors participated in "Kindness in Chalk" as part of National Anti-Bullying Awareness Month to promote kindness. They spread messages of kindness on the sidewalks in front of the building and by the main gym.
Osseo Senior Celebrates 2014 Homecoming
Osseo Senior Celebrates 2014 Homecoming September 22nd through 27th, 2014
Congratulations Homecoming Royalty
Mimi Le, Chanel Flower, Emily Clark, Maddy Kuras, Shiah Sanders, Ellen Grabinski, Chad Weaver, Steve Fischer, Austin Dahlheim, Austin Greely, Stephan Ameyaw, and Chase Tozer
OSH welcomed 5th and 6th graders from Elm Creek Elementary to the 2014 Homecoming pepfest. The classes of 2021 and 2022 received a warm welcome and were included in the cheers, dances and giveaways. Pictured here are the students in their own Class of 2021 and 2022 section.
2014 Athletic Hall of Fame Induction
On September 26th during half time of the homecoming game, Osseo Senior High recognized six former athletes and coaches as the newest inductees into the Hall of Fame. The purpose of the Osseo High School Athletic Hall of Fame is to honor those people who have made a significant contribution to Osseo High School Athletics as a coach, player, administrator, or community member. The inductees include Kelly McConville, Ken Rasmussen, Kjersten Larson, Hana Peljito, Woody Ferry, and Dave Thorpe. For more information, click here: 2014 Athletics Hall of Fame Induction.
OSH Sophomore Respect Retreat a Success
Osseo Senior High held another fall sophomore respect retreat on Friday, September 19th. Students engaged in a variety of character building activities and experiences. Captured here are a few moments of the event. (Click and drag any photo to the address bar to view it larger.)
Fall 2014 Activity Fair and Blood Drive
October 8th and 9th OSH Student Senate hosted it's fall activity fair. During lunches students were able to learn more about the variety of clubs and sports available at Osseo.
NHS Inducts 56 New Members
On Tuesday, September 30th, Osseo Senior High National Honor Society inducted 56 new members. Pictured here are the 90 members of the 2014-15 NHS.
Five OSH National Merit Program Commended Scholars
The National Merit Scholarship Program named five OSH students as Commended Scholars due to their success on the PSAT. Named were Mia Smutny, Danielle Seeger, Madeleine Miller, Emre Can, and Dong Bui. To qualify, these students had to rank in the top 50,000 highest scorers of the 1.5 million students who took the PSAT last October.
OSH Choir and Musical Students Sing National Anthem at Target Field
OSH musical and choir students sang the national anthem with 600 high school students at the September 22nd Minnesota Twins game.
OSH Vocal Music Program Chosen as part of MPR Choral Residency
Pictured above is Tesfa Wondemagegnehu, from Classical MPR with an OSH choir. Tesfa, from Classical MPR, visits OSH as Osseo has been selected to be a part of the MPR Choral Residency program for the 2014-15 school year. This campaign includes frequent visits by Mr. Wondemagegnehu ("Mr. Won") who was a nationally recognized choral teacher in Florida before taking a full-time job at MPR. He will work with students on vocal technique, classical music relevancy, as well as with Andrew Beard, director in professional development training and goal setting. The Mr. Beard and our choir students are excited for the opportunity.
Osseo Senior High Welcomes Ukrainian Students on Opening Days
Osseo Senior High played host to 13 students from the Ukraine on September 2nd and 3rd. The Ukrainian students shadowed students from OSH for the first two days to classes, the opening pepfest, lunch and participated in after school activities.
Scoring 30 or higher on one or more portions of the ACT test
Osseo Senior High Marching Band in the News
OSH Auto program featured in September 2014 edition of Maple Grove Magazine
Congratulations to Zachery Budde for receiving the Chris Canning Award of Excellence from the United States Olympic Committee
The award reads:
“An accomplished world class competitor and outstanding human being who has achieved martial arts excellence, high academic honors, a record of humanitarian attributes of the award’s namesake. You have gained the admiration of the worldwide martial arts community and established a path of perfection for others to follow.”
Opportunities in Emergency Care (OEC) students competed in the 2014 International Rescue and Emergency Care Association competition in Charlotte, North Carolina in June 2014.
Osseo OEC Students Serve at 2014 USA Soccer Cup
Osseo Senior High Opportunties in Emergency Care students and staff volunteer as First Aid/First Responders at the 2014 USA Soccer Cup Tournament in July.
Three Osseo Senior High Students Receive Awards from the City of Brooklyn Park
The City of Brooklyn Park recognized three OSH students at the June 2nd City Council meeting. Dylan Dunbar and Daija Nelson received the "Outstanding Growth Award", and Hamzeh Salti received the "Others Before Self Award".
Two OSH Students Named to All-Tournament Team
Congratulations to Tasha Feigh and Aaron Clark. Both were named to the Adapted Softball All-Tournament team this weekend at State.
Osseo Senior Students Receive Prestigous Awards
Hamzeh Salti Dartmouth Prize Book Award Dong Bui Yale Prize Book Award Mia Smutny Harvard Prize Book Award
OSH Student Senate Hosts its Third Blood Drive of the Year
Osseo Senior High Student Senate hosted its third blood drive of the year on Friday, May 23rd. Osseo Senior is consistently one of the most successful high school blood drives that the Memorial Blood Center has each year. The blood drive this spring collected SIXTY-SEVEN units!
Ka-Ly-e-pee “beautiful voice”
From Visual Art to Creative Writing the Calliope magazine is dedicated to showcasing the many talented students at Osseo Senior High School each year.
Thanks to all the students who took the time to enter their work as well as the administration for their perennial support of the arts at Osseo. – Daniel Prody & Jennifer Peterson-Cramer
Osseo Senior High Art Department & Calliope Advisors
Osseo Senior High Juniors Promote Healthy Online Habits
A group of 12 leaders from the OSH Class of 2015 visited Elm Creek Elementary on Monday, May 19th to talk to Elm Creek Eagle students about responsible use of social media. Pictured here are nearly 100 Elm Creek 5th grade students surrounded by the OSH 11th graders.
Osseo Choirs Collaborate with Acapella Group Six Appeal
Thanks to a District 279 Foundation Grant, the OSH vocal music students had a unique and inspiring experience on Monday, April 28th. Six Appeal (an acapella group which got its start at Concordia College) held an acapella clinic for the OSH students followed by a performance which included Osseo students as well. Check out the grand finale with all OSH choir students singing Bruno Mars’ “Just the Way You Are” arranged especially for OSH by Michael Brookens of SIX APPEAL!
Five OSH Students Earn Kopp Scholarship
Congratulations to Osseo Senior High's KOPP Family Foundation Scholarship winners!
Good luck in your post-secondary endeavors! (from left: Barnee Ntor-ue, Linh Tran, Cierra Martin, Jeff Vang, Ruth Atinda)
Local Rotary Sponsors OSH Sophomore Respect Retreat Series
Osseo Senior High thanks the local Rotary for their support of our series of three Sophomore Respect Retreats that have become an on-going tradition at OSH. Each year, every sophomore takes part in a three part experience which builds character, community and communication in our school. In the fall, the theme is Respect. In the winter, Telling Our Stories and in the spring, Leadership. The events are planned and led by a team of teachers and junior and senior leaders. THANK YOU Rotary for your support for these very important events.
OSH Art Students Earn Accolades at Minnesota State High School League Art Show
Congratulations to the following students earning awards in the March 2014 MSHSL Art Show
Superior Rating AND Judges Award: Meghan Rafferty will also have her work displayed in a State show
Superior Rating: Kelly VanDrisse, Peter Villagomez, Trevor Slattery, Sara Jeet and Desirea Koelsch
Excellent Rating: Lakin Ramseth, Katy Woelfel, Joe Plzak, Abby Arbeiter, Brad Rasmussen, Drew Caneff, Austin Berry, Alex Wills, Malorie Peters, Haris Jasarevic, Lianne Komen and Mama Mangue
OSH Auto Program Celebrates Becoming First High School in the NATION to earn NATEF Maintenance and Light Repair Accrediation
Osseo Senior High Automotive teacher Matt Beukema proudly hosted a celebration of the recent accreditation of the program March 19, 2014. School Board members, administration, staff members, industry/business partners, other community members and students were present to view a showcase of current students as they showed off their skills. Check out the story on Cable 12
Tasha Feigh Named 2013-14 Athena Award Winner at OSH
For the first time in Osseo Senior High history, a player from adapted athletics has won the Athena Award. Tasha Feigh is a six-year, three-sport athlete in the co-ed CI-Adapted Athletics program at Osseo Senior High. She plays soccer, floor hockey, and softball. She has earned 15 varsity letters, nine MVP awards, and is captain of all three sports this year.
Feigh has played in 16 state tournaments during her career. Feigh has been named All-Conference 14 times and was selected to All-Tournament teams three times. She has made it to state finals seven times, winning two state championships in soccer and one in softball.
Feigh holds team records for the most career assists in both soccer (142) and floor hockey (141), most single game assists in floor hockey (9) and regular season batting average of .961 in softball. Feigh has gone 92 for 96, plus six walks over the past two years in softball.
After high school, Feigh plans to participate in the Transition Program at PHASE North and play sports with the Osseo/Maple Grove Storm Special Olympics program. She will also assistant coach District 279’s CI-adapted athletics teams as an alumni coach.
Cable 12 Standout Student Ekene Ikegwuani
Osseo Senior High Hosts Second Blood Drive of Year
Over 120 students and staff donate blood on Friday, March 14th. Memorial Blood Centers report that Osseo Senior High is one of it's most successful school blood drive locations in the Twin Cities for several years running (collecting 79 units of blood compared to Maple Grove's 62 an Park Centers 54 recently). Pictured here, Principal Perdaems is joined by student Tanner Wetzel as he prepares to donate.
Sandra Yimbo chosen for ACT College and Career Readiness award
Congratulations to Sandra Yimbo who was chosen as the Minnesota Student Readiness representative. She will travel to Washington D.C in June to represent Minnesota at the ACT College and Career Readiness Recognition Gala. She will also receive a scholarship. Sandra is pictured at left receiving her Minnesota award from Minnesota Education Commissioner Brenda Cassellius.
OSH ProStart Team Showcases Culinary Skills at State Competition
The OSH ProStart team found success during it's second year competing at the State competition in late February. KSTP Channel 5 news has more on the story here.Pictured above are Advisor, Rebecca Cranston and students, Jessica Mayer, Roberta Wea, Taira Newsome, Lydia Eversman
Osseo OEC (Opportunities in Emergency Care) Has Strong Showing at State Competition
Congratuations to Osseo OEC students for their strong competition at State held Saturday, February 22nd at Spring Lake Park high school. Osseo's top team pictured above (The Incredibles: Lexi Poncin, Alex Winkelman, DeAngelo Wallman and Jake Lenz) took fourth place overall and Osseo also took honors for Most Professional Team (Kaitlynn Arbogast, Hannah Paulson and Marie Gaddis). Osseo will travel to North Carolina in June to compete in the International Rescue and Emergency Care Association competition. Read more in the Star Tribune.
Coaches vs. Cancer an Amazing Success
The Osseo Girls’ Basketball program would like to thank the Osseo students, staff and fans for their support of our “Coaches vs Cancer” event held on Friday, February 7. We raised $2630 for the “Pay It Forward” organization which helps cancer patients pay their bills during treatment. The check will be presented at the to the Coaches vs. Cancer organization at our home basketball game vs Anoka Tuesday, February 25.
Health for Medical Careers and Culinary Arts 1 Collaboration
In a first ever experience Health for Medical Careers and Culinary Arts 1 students collaborate to learn about special dietary needs and planned and prepared a meal to meet the specific dietary needs of a patient (such asr athletes, Celiac disease, Diabetes, heart-disease, vegan, lactose intolerance and nut allergies needs). Pictured here are a mix of students from the Health and Culinary Arts courses creating their delicacies. See the Osseo Maple Grove Press article here.
"O"botics Teams Finish Season Strong
Congratulations to the Osseo Senior High "O"botics teams for taking top honors in the Albany VEX Robotics competition in February.
Drew Caneff, Victoria Schulte, Joseph Ewing, Don Lucker, Ashia Lujano, Madison Schultz, Brandon McDowell, Sam Glasbrenner, Jesse Wuollet, Haris Jesarevic, Rob Ernst, Logan Clink, Brennan Clink, Josh Hartneck, Mitchell Lane, Ben Stejskal
Three of four Osseo teams made it to the finals and an Osseo team took the championship. Other awards earned include: Best Design, Sportsmanship Award and highest programming score for an autonomously programmed robot.
Student Art on Display-Osseo Senior High Photography 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 to view student artwork from: Chiminh Vang, Coonima Kennedy, Gina Higgins, Hannah Foote,Josie Rohach, Josie Simon, Marissa Lenertz, Peres Oyaro, Trevor Slattery, and Yesi Salinas
Osseo Senior Basketball Players Honor Teachers on
Teacher Appreciation Night
Congratulations to Emma Folke Named National Merit Scholarship Finalist!
Winter 2014 Activity Fair
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