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Gateway’s Government Oppression Symposium
Gateway’s Government Oppression Symposium
Inspired by Superintendent Lewandowski's Back to School Kick-Off speech and George Takei's graphic novel about his experience in a Japanese-American Internment Camp, 287 Gateway Social Studies students took part in an intensive unit studying the cause and effects of government oppression worldwide. An impressive Government Oppression Symposium took place on Ja ... Read more
Summer School Course Catalog Is Available
Summer School Course Catalog Is Available
West Suburban Summer School offers classes to students entering grades 2-12 for the fall of the following school year. Not So Simple Rube Goldberg Machines, July 6-10, has been cancelled. WSSS serves students who are identified as gifted and talented in our member districts, and students from non-member school districts (at a slightly higher fee). Instructors de ... Read more
Cassie Haga nominated for Teacher of the Year
Cassie Haga nominated for Teacher of the Year
Deaf and Hard of Hearing teacher Cassie Haga is District 287's nominee for Minnesota’s 2020 Teacher of the Year. Her nomination says, “Words cannot explain the impact Cassie has had on so many families over the years. She has such a special connection to the littlest of learners with special needs and is truly dedicated to helping them grow and flourish. The ... Read more
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Amy Tiedens Named Transportation Administrator of the Year
Amy Tiedens Named Transportation Administrator of the Year
The Minnesota Association of Pupil Transportation (MAPT) honored Amy Tiedens of Intermediate District 287 with their award, Transportation Administrator of the Year.  Intermediate School District 287 offers specialized services and environments to students with unique needs. It is comprised of 11 Hennepin County school districts. Tiedens works at the District S ... Read more

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