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Posted Wednesday, Apr 19, 2017 

A grant from the Minnesota Organization on Fetal Alcohol Syndrome (MOFAS) will help us educate secondary academy students on the "Zero Alcohol for Nine Months" campaign, better known as the 049 prevention campaign.

Click here for more.

Posted Monday, Apr 17, 2017 

Instructor at Hennepin Technical Pathways (HTP), Janet Dunnom has created an Introduction to Law Enforcement and Criminal Justice class that is hands on and beyond exciting. Processing crime scenes is a of component of Chapter 6 of the course, Specialized Roles of Police. HTP high school students in this course learn about different types of evidence and what evidence can prove or disprove.  Click here for more.

 


Posted Tuesday, Apr 11, 2017 
Sophie, a VECTOR student, gave a great speech on global warming! "For the past 3 years, we've had warm winters and little snow. I'm worried where we are headed..." 


Another student, Patrick Moffatt, talks about why adults should give animated movies a second chance. After visiting PIXAR Studios, he definitely knows the inside scoop! 



Posted Monday, Apr 10, 2017 
Congratulations to NWTC, SECA and WEC for each receiving a 2,000 dollar PBIS award from the Metro Regional Implementation Project PBIS Award Program.  Schools could request funds for projects to support innovative programming within the PBIS framework. The review board said," We were thoroughly impressed by your innovative ideas and are excited to support your projects!"  Nicely done PBIS Internal Coaches, Administrators, and team members!
Posted Thursday, Apr 6, 2017 

We are rooting for "Young Ant", a 287 student who just returned from her Coast 2 Coast Live Tour. She placed 4th out of 60 contestants and is eligible to compete in the Miami Florida Tour this fall! Winning the championship would mean $25,000! Ant is a student at Northwest Tech Center! Go, Narwhals!

http://bit.ly/2jm0Eaz 

Posted Thursday, Apr 6, 2017 
District 287 is always on the lookout for top talent. Our staff members are known to be some of the best in the profession. Check out our job fair and see if you're a good fit for the unique learners in 287. Learn more!
Posted Tuesday, Mar 28, 2017 
Through Educelerate, the nation's only not-for-profit community organized network for education innovation, District 287 will bring together educators, business leaders, innovators, and interested members of the public to help solve some of our community’s toughest problems impacting youth.  Click here for more.
Posted Wednesday, Mar 15, 2017 
POWER OUTAGE!  SOUTH EDUCATION CENTER CLOSED TODAY, WEDNESDAY, MARCH 15th.  NO STUDENTS.  STAFF SHOULD REPORT.
Posted Tuesday, Mar 14, 2017 

Four of the six students to compete in the International Science and Engineering Fair in May, the world’s largest international pre-college science competition

Plymouth, MN – Six students from Intermediate School District 287' SciMent Science Research program earned top awards at the Twin Cities Regional Science Fair held February 24 and 25 in Minneapolis, Minnesota. These students represented four different schools, speaking to diversity reached by ISD 287’s programs.

Click here for more.  

Click here for photos and project thesis for the six winners.


Posted Monday, Mar 13, 2017 

Antwayn is the Student and Staff Safety Supervisor at Intermediate District 287 and has been involved in the National Youth Leadership Council for over two decades.

Plymouth, MN--The National Youth Leadership Council (NYLC) announced last week five new board members, including Antwayn Hunter, Intermediate District 287’s Student and Staff Safety Supervisor. Antwayn is in his fourth year at 287 and was a police officer for 10 years.  Click here for more.

Posted Wednesday, Mar 8, 2017 

Dear 287 Families,

Equity remains one of our school district’s highest priorities. I wanted to follow up on an email I sent you a few weeks ago and share more about some of the actions we are taking to equitable serve students.

287 Schools are a Safe Haven

Last week our school board passed a resolution affirming 287's commitment to be a safe haven for our students, regardless of their immigration status. It is not the role of 287 as an educational organization to ask about the citizenship or immigration status of any of its students or families. Our role is to educate and support students, and to create a safe and welcoming place for them to learn. You are welcome to view the resolution.Anchor

Again, I am proud of the unique and diverse experiences and people that make up the Intermediate District 287 community. Our students and families who are immigrants or refugees form an important part of this diversity and we continue to welcome you with open hearts and open minds.

287 Supports Students who are LGBTQ

We welcome and support LGBTQ (Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Transgender, Queer and/or Questioning) students and allies in our schools. Our practices around gender inclusion remain unchanged. We will ensure that all students, regardless of gender identity, are provided equal opportunity to participate in all educational programs and activities.

These efforts include:

  • Honoring the requests of students and their families to identify students by their preferred name and gender identity in every way possible.

  • Providing all students access to gender neutral bathrooms or facilities that best align with their gender identity.

  • Will not tolerate students being harassed and discriminated against for their gender identity.

We believe our schools must be welcoming and safe places for all students and their families and our staff!

Sincerely,

Sandy

Sandy Lewandowski

Superintendent

Posted Wednesday, Feb 22, 2017 

It's that time of year again...cold temperatures, heavy winds and crunchy snow!

Families: Remember to watch our website for official updates this winter. As a general rule, announcements are made by 6:00 a.m. via local media outlets and the district's communications channels (e.g. Facebook, Twitter, websites, and our emergency notification system).

287 Staff: Be sure to review our emergency closure procedures and update your contact information: http://bit.ly/1Tml661

Posted Tuesday, Feb 21, 2017 

Celebrate 287s Finest!

Cassie Haga is a Deaf Hard of Hearing teacher with our Itinerant Department

She will receive $500 to put towards a 287 classroom or project of her choice

About the Winner: Cassie Haga is a Deaf Hard of Hearing teacher with our Itinerant Department who is known for holding an audience with her preschool deaf hard of hearing students.  Her creative and fun lessons capture the attention of some of the youngest students the district serves.  Click here for more.


Posted Wednesday, Feb 8, 2017 
We proudly recognize February 6-10 as National School Counseling Week! Tell your school counselor how much you appreciate them and thank them for all the amazing gifts they bring to our students and schools! #287edchat
Posted Wednesday, Feb 8, 2017 

Dean has a genuine compassion for staff and students and is dedicated to making a difference in the lives of our students; he has served the Intermediate District 287 school board for two terms and Osseo Area Schools for 13 years.

Plymouth, MN - Minnesota School Boards Association (MSBA)  has named Dean Henke, Osseo School Board Chair and Chair of the Intermediate District 287 school board, to the MSBA 2017 All State School Board, the organization's most prestigious honor. Dean was elected Chair of the 287 school board at the January 26 school board meeting.  click here for more
Posted Wednesday, Jan 18, 2017 

After losing her eyesight, a local teen has turned to rapping in an effort to inspire others facing difficult circumstances.

Antyenette Walker, a 19-year-old Northwest Tech Center student, lost the vision in her left eye at 12-years old. Six years later, optic atrophy quickly took the remaining sight in her right eye.

Faced with learning how to walk with a cane and reading braille, Walker struggled to stay positive in school at Intermediate District 287.

Click here to see full KSTP story


Posted Tuesday, Nov 22, 2016 


Grace O’Connor is an eternal optimist. She knows first-hand the power of words, and how actions big and small can make or break someone’s day. As a victim of bullying herself, she felt compelled to present a mind-shift to her classmates: Instead of focusing on what not to do to prevent bullying, she bravely took a stand to practice what you should do to encourage and support each other.  Click here for more of the story.

 

Posted Wednesday, Nov 16, 2016 

ST. PAUL, Minn., Nov. 16, 2016 – Education Minnesota is celebrating American Education Week by honoring Marcell Branch, a behavior intervention specialist at West Education Center in Intermediate District 287, as the 2016 Education Minnesota Education Support Professional of the Year.  Click here for more of the story.

Posted Friday, Nov 11, 2016 

Voices of 287 is a video series that feature staff who talk about the impact of race on their lives. We'll be sharing more in-depth voices throughout the school year as we #287TalkAboutRace.


Posted Wednesday, Nov 9, 2016 
November 14-18: National School Psychology Week: Our 8 school psychologists work wonders! They provide many needed services to our students and help them to succeed academically, socially, behaviorally, and emotionally. They collaborate with educators, parents, and other professionals to create safe, healthy, and supportive learning environments that strengthen connections between home, school, and the community for all students. The theme of this year's School Psychology Awareness Week is "Connect the Dots and Thrive!" 
Posted Tuesday, Oct 18, 2016 

What: Inspired by Google's 20-Time Model, the Innovation Project has produced over 100 projects annually, including 3 special education apps published in iTunes. Hear from the team of Innovation Coaches working on grassroots projects and look inside the training modules that help educators grow into creative, successful innovators and project managers.

Since 2010, the District has been implementing a strategic efforts to increase the quality and amount of innovation. With the goals of helping students learn better and staff work more effectively, their Innovation Projects are building systems that allow innovation to continually flourish and that foster a culture of innovation.

Who: An event for educators and community leaders. View event information and RSVP instructions.  

Where: District 287, North Education Center - 5530 Zealand Ave N., New Hope, MN (map)

When: Wednesday, Nov. 9, 5-8 p.m. (5-6 p.m. tour; 6-6:30 p.m. socializing; 6:30-7:45 p.m. presentation and discussion)

Posted Monday, Oct 17, 2016 

For over fifteen years, Headway Emotional Health Services and Intermediate District 287 have partnered to support students with emotional health needs. Headway recognized District 287 at it’s Community Conversation event that focused on becoming a successful young adult - preparing kids for success and failure after high school.  Click here for more

 

Posted Wednesday, Oct 5, 2016 

Did you know that we have a published children's book author in our midst?  Well we do.  Geoff Saign, an Education Assistant at South Education Center has three published children's books - A Series called the WhipEye Chronicles.

The WhipEye Chronicles, follow the fantastical world saving adventures of Samantha, a nature loving nerd and her side kick Jake.  Geoff's book series began with the first novel titled WhipEye which is the winner of the International Book Award for Children's Fiction.  

WhipEye was shortly followed by 2 other novels in the series, Gorgon and DrasiNe.  These stories touch on love, caring for nature, resilience and perseverance - great lessons for kids and adults.

In addition to being an accomplished writer, Geoff teaches novel writing and self awareness classes and enjoys nature walks and scuba diving in his spare time.

Posted Wednesday, Oct 5, 2016 
We want to better communicate with you! 

This quick survey will help us understand how we can better communicate with you.

Family Survey - English
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¡Queremos comunicarnos mejor con usted! 

Esta encuesta rápida nos ayudará a entender cómo podemos comunicarnos mejor con usted.

Encuesta familiar - Espanol
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Waxaan rabnaa inaan si ka sii fiican adiga kuula xiriirno!
 

Ra'yi-ururintan dhakhsaha leh ayaa naga caawin doonta sidii aan u fahmi lahayn sida aan si ka fiican sidii hore aan adiga kuula soo xiriiri lahayn.

Ra'yi-ururinta Qoyska - Soomaali
Posted Thursday, Sep 22, 2016 

Samuel White will pursue his dream of becoming a teacher via the West Metro Partnership, a new program through ID 287. (Sun Sailor staff photo by Kristen Miller)

Intermediate District 287 assists staff members to obtain teaching, special education licenses

Samuel White will pursue his dream of becoming a teacher via the West Metro Partnership, a new program through ID 287. (Sun Sailor staff photo by Kristen Miller)


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Posted Friday, Sep 16, 2016 

Voices of 287 is a video series that feature staff who talk about the impact of race on their lives. We'll be sharing more in-depth voices throughout the school year as we #287TalkAboutRace.



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