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Communication builds trust with our Anoka-Hennepin communities, confidence in our district and schools, and support for providing a high quality education for all students.
As a public institution, Anoka-Hennepin is accountable to its parents/guardians and other citizens, informing them about their investment in public education and seeking their insight on helping the school district deliver high quality educational programs that meet the needs of its students and communities.
Stay tuned to the following outlets for news and information:
- Backpack Online e-newsletter
- Focus newsletter, which includes a Grad Spotlight feature
- Action of the School Board
- Parent Engage 360 podcast
- Links to school communications (e-newsletters, social media pages)
Do you have a news tip to share? Contact the communication and public relations department.
(11/30/2023) Students at Blaine High School have built raised garden beds that are open for bidding. The sale of these student-built items covers the cost of materials and supports future hands-on learning opportunities.
(12/01/2023) Ron Schmit has been delivering the universe to the eyes of students around Anoka-Hennepin since 2014 as the coordinator of the observatory located at Jackson Middle School - A Specialty School for Math and Science (JMS), and now, viewing the skies is accessible to more individuals because of a new device he helped create.
(11/29/2023) The Arts Jam at Lincoln Elementary School for the Arts allows both students and staff the opportunity to showcase their artistic exploration and diverse talents.
Choose your preferred communication methods with AHlert
Anoka-Hennepin families now have the ability to choose their preferred communication method(s) for receiving automated messages. The service is being provided through a program called AHlert and will share items such as principal updates, lunch account balances and winter weather closings.
Families can choose whether they’d like to receive phone calls, text messages, email, or a combination of the three. Follow these step-by-step directions in the AHlert program to get started:
- Login to A-HConnect and select the AHlert icon.
- Once you’ve reached the AHlert screen, select the “calling preferences” link on the right-hand side.
- Check or un-check the “active” box to enable or disable delivery devices.
- Click the “save changes” button on the bottom left.
Note: If there is not a cell phone number listed in the system for you or the phone number or email shown is incorrect, please contact your child/children’s school(s).
Families will still be able to receive winter weather-related school closing and other emergency information through the venues they’re familiar with (website, e-news, social media); this service is simply an addition to these regular communications.
If you signed up to receive text notifications sometime in the last two years (called Weather Alert in 2013-14, AHlert in 2014-15), you’ll need to re-subscribe using the directions above.
As always, call 763-506-HELP (4357) with questions.
Executive Director of Communication and Public Relations