Weaver Lake, Birch Grove Receive National Magnet School Awards
Mar 16, 2017 10:44AM
● By Wendy Erlien
(graphic provided by Osseo Area Schools)
Weaver Lake Elementary: A Science, Math & Technology (STEM) School in Maple Grove and Birch Grove Elementary School for the Arts in Brooklyn Park earned national honors in 2017.
Magnet Schools of America awarded the 2017 National Award of Excellence to Weaver Lake Elementary and the 2017 National Award of Distinction to Birch Grove Elementary.
Schools receiving awards are judged on "their demonstrated ability to raise student achievement, promote racial and socioeconomic diversity, provide integrated curricula and instruction, and create strong family and community partnerships that enhance the school’s theme," according to a press release from Osseo Area Schools.
Weaver Lake Elementary Principal Dennis Palm and Birch Grove Elementary Jeff Zastrow will travel to the Magnet Schools of America’s 35th National Conference in Los Angeles, CA next month.