Return to Headlines

Secondary students begin distance learning

Anoka High School band (04/03/20) From digitally collaborating with their peers in band to create music, to learning social studies, mathematics and other lessons on their computer, Anoka-Hennepin’s middle and high school students are adapting to new home-based classrooms as the nation combats the spread of COVID-19. 


Distance learning began Monday for Anoka-Hennepin students, and while it’s a big change for students and staff alike, from the looks of things, everyone is doing their best and finding positivity along the way.


For example, Coon Rapids Middle School has a tradition where Principal Tom Shaw presents a traveling guitar trophy to the school’s rockstar staff member of the month. This month, he did it while also social distancing — delivering the guitar to teacher Mary Trosvig and filming it so his school community could see.


Other examples: 

There are dozens of other examples. Staff and parents/guardians are encouraged to share their distance learning videos on social media using the hashtags #AHSchools and #AHDistanceLearning. Be sure to follow Anoka-Hennepin on Twitter, Instagram and like us on Facebook


Distance learning will continue to grow and evolve as students and staff gain experience with the system. Anoka-Hennepin has posted a distance learning plan on the COVID-19 website. Expectations for students are shared on the FAQ page