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Weaver Lake Elementary Earns National Magnet School Certification

Sep 14, 2018 05:50AM

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Weaver Lake Elementary:  A Science, Math & Technology School in Maple Grove, has been named a nationally certified magnet school by Magnet Schools of America (MSA), according to Osseo Area Schools.

To earn the distinction, Weaver Lake Elementary staff finished nine-month evaluation process to show how the school promotes diversity, is working to close the achievement gap, integrates a theme-based curriculum throughout the day, encourages parent and community involvement. 

Weaver Lake Elementary is one of 21 schools in a dozen states to receive the honor in 2018. 

“I’m so excited for our school to receive this recognition,” Weaver Lake Elementary Principal Dennis Palm said. “Becoming a nationally certified magnet school really affirms the great work our teachers and staff do every day to support STEM learning and growth at Weaver Lake. I couldn’t be more proud of both our staff and students.” 

Weaver Lake Elementary provides an inquiry-based learning environment for students in grades K-5. Weaver Lake’s STEM (science, technology, engineering and mathematics) program incorporates value-added, hands-on activities that focus on problem solving and analytical thinking skills.   

This year’s nationally certified magnet schools will be recognized at MSA’s 37th National Conference in Maryland April 2019.

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