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Superintendent McIntyre visits Champlin Park High School for roundtable discussion

Cory McIntyre visits with students at Champlin Park High School on Feb. 23

(03/01/2024) Superintendent McIntyre values student voice in the decision-making process and ensures the district provides a safe, welcoming, positive school environment. 

During the hour-long sessions, McIntyre and other school district administrators aim to gather student perspectives on the high school experience. View photos from the CPHS superintendent roundtable discussion.

“It was so encouraging to be a part of this process and my experience didn’t start here today,” said Paul Hodari Scott, II, a senior at CPHS. “I had the opportunity to talk with teachers and students to share as much of the student body’s experience, not just mine.”  

Students shared their favorite classes at CPHS and discussed their thoughts on what classes they would recommend all students take during high school. CPHS students also shared how they were proud of their school’s diversity and felt that students accept one another’s differences.

Students also felt that the school offered great access to PSEO and technical and trades learning opportunities and an outstanding music program. During the discussion, students also expressed appreciation for after-school activities, which offer them opportunities to feel safe and welcomed.

“Having the leaders in our school building gives me hope,” Scott said. “It gives me so much excitement that we can share our story and make a difference in our school. The superintendent isn’t someone you get to talk to every day, it’s just a chance to make a difference and I love chances.”

School Board co-chair Kacy Deschene; School Board director Dr. Michelle Langenfeld; associate superintendent for high schools Dr. Josh Delich; associate superintendent for middle schools and student services Becky Brodeur; and director of secondary curriculum and instruction Nichole Rens also attended the student roundtable discussion to hear from students. 

The discussion was guided by questions from McIntyre and included time for students to ask questions and learn more about the school district and how decisions are made. 

Superintendent McIntyre has met with students from Andover, Anoka, Blaine and Coon Rapids high schools and the Secondary Technical Education Program. Events at Sandburg Regional and Anoka-Hennepin Technical high schools, and the COMPASS program are planned for the coming weeks.