Mississippi Elementary third grade students receive free dictionaries from community partners
(01/13/2023) Each year, the Anoka-Hennepin Educational Foundation (AHEF) along with community partners Anoka, Coon Rapids and the Blaine/Ham Lake Rotary Clubs, the Ramsey and Dayton Lions Clubs, and Connexus Energy, donate dictionaries to every third grade student in the district.
Mississippi Elementary School second grade students pitch slime businesses
(12/21/2022) Students in Shawna Feist’s second grade classroom at Mississippi Elementary School recently completed a four-week-long project where students created a slime business.
Proposed boundaries presented at Sept. 15 community meeting
(09/15/2022) Anoka-Hennepin Schools presented proposed attendance area maps and collected community feedback at a community meeting held Sept. 15 at Coon Rapids High School. No attendance boundary changes are proposed for schools in the Coon Rapids cluster.
Rachel Grillo named Mississippi Elementary principal
(08/18/2022) Rachel Grillo has been selected for the position of principal of Mississippi Elementary School. The position became available when Nate Manaen was named the director of student services for the school district earlier in July.
Parent/guardian input meeting for new principal set for Thursday, Aug. 11
(08/01/2022) The process for choosing a new principal for Mississippi Elementary is underway and any and all interested parents/guardians are invited to provide input. This position is available following the announcement of Nate Manaen as the district’s director of student services.
2021-22 Above & Beyond Awards winner: Jennifer Carls
(03/31/2022) “Chin up, shoulders back, you got this!” If you’re a Mississippi Elementary School student having a tough day, you’re likely to hear this favorite phrase from school year secretary Jennifer Carls, along with a heaping dose of care and positivity.
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Universal School Meals program to begin in the fall of 2023
(03/24/2023) Last week, the Minnesota Legislature approved and the Governor signed a bill providing “Universal School Meals,” which means every student may receive one breakfast and one lunch at no cost starting in the fall of 2023. The program will cover one breakfast and one lunch for every student, however ala carte and other meal choices will not be covered.
School Board meeting set for Monday, March 24.
(03/24/2023) The School Board will convene for its regularly scheduled meeting at 6:30 p.m. on Monday, March 24 at the Sandburg Education Center, located at 1902 Second Ave. in Anoka. Watch the meeting live online, or on local cable television.
Parent Engage 360 Podcast Episode 31: Body image and eating disorders, disordered eating
(03/24/2023) There are many factors that may impact the way we feel about ourselves and the way we show up each day, and one of these factors that impact many, including students, is body image. Tune in to the Parent Engage 360 Podcast on Podbean, Apple Podcasts, or at ahschools.us/parentengage360.
Student-built sheds cover storage needs
(03/22/2023) Need more space? Anoka-Hennepin students have you covered! Students from Champlin Park High School built three 8-foot wide by 4-foot deep sheds, which are now open for bidding. The starting bid for each shed is $900.
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