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Students at Zachary Lane Elementary collect food during a school food drive.
Building on a Legacy of Success - Good News in District 281
11/13/2019
Celebrating our community, co-curriculars, arts and academics at Robbinsdale Area Schools!
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Erick D. Norby
District 281 Continues Building on Its Legacy of Success: Erick D. Norby Named Principal of Robbinsdale Armstrong High School
11/05/2019
We are excited to announce a graduate of District 281, Mr. Erick D. Norby, has accepted the role of Principal of Armstrong High School. Mr. Norby’s strong leadership skills, commitment to students and ability to build relationships with staff, parents and community members will serve Armstrong High School and the district exceptionally well.
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All About Kindergarten Event on Nov. 14, 2019!
10/28/2019
Resident and Non-Resident Families Invited to Robbinsdale Area Schools’ Annual “All About Kindergarten” open house event, which will take place on November 14, 2019 at FAIR School Crystal.
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Understanding School Finance
Understanding School Finance
10/15/2019
All are invited to attend Understanding School Finance with Special Guest Dr. Tom Melcher, Minnesota Department of Education Division of Finance Director.
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Peachjar Digital Flyers Start October 23, 2019
10/14/2019
Robbinsdale Area Schools will soon launch Peachjar digital flyers! This will provide parents/guardians with up-to-date information about programs and resources in a more environmentally-friendly format.
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Parent and Student University is October 11!
Parent and Student University is October 11!
10/03/2019
Welcome to another wonderful school year! All are invited to our ‘Back to School’ Parent and Student University on October 11, 2019 at Cooper High School from 4-7pm.
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District & School Website Redesign Process Underway
09/26/2019
During this school year, Robbinsdale Area Schools will be redesigning our district and school websites. Our current system is out of date, no longer adequately supported and does not meet Universal Design standards which makes websites accessible to all users. We frequently receive feedback from families (and staff) that information is hard to find (and to update).
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Engaging our Community as Partners
09/22/2019
District 281 engaged our community as partners (Unified District Vision Goal #3) at the recent Golden Valley Community Foundation Arts & Music Festival and Plymouth on Parade.
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Three seniors from Armstrong High School were named National Merit Commended Students: Melissa Peterson, Julia Pham and Priya Thomas.
Three Seniors From Armstrong High School Named National Merit Commended Students
09/20/2019
Three seniors from Armstrong High School were named National Merit Commended Students: Melissa Peterson, Julia Pham and Priya Thomas.
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Armstrong High School Football Quarterback Jake Breitbach
The Miraculous Comeback of Armstrong's Jake Breitbach
09/18/2019
Ask Jake Breitbach what he has gone through in the last five months and he may reply with this simple statement: "It was kind of miraculous." The senior quarterback at Robbinsdale Armstrong is not embellishing. It is indeed quite astonishing, if not an absolute medical miracle, that he is on the field this fall. He suffered a torn ACL in his left knee in the Falcons' final game of the basketball season, had surgery on March 27 and was told to forget about his final year of high school football. Yet, there he was five weeks after surgery, taking snaps and tossing darts when the Falcons opened the season on Aug. 29 with a 21-0 victory over Spring Lake Park.
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Video scoreboard ribbon cutting ceremony
Cooper Installs New Video Scoreboard
09/16/2019
Cooper High School helped light up the night sky on Friday, September 13 with an official ribbon cutting ceremony for its new video scoreboard just prior to the football game. School board members, district and school staff, and City of New Hope officials took part in the event.
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Lunch tray from one of Robbinsdale's elementary schools.
Hey, What's for Lunch?
09/12/2019
Robbinsdale Nutrition Services would like to welcome you to the 2019-20 school year. Breakfast and lunch are available at all of our schools. Student meals are planned to be healthy and well-balanced, providing students all the nutrition they need to succeed at school.
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First Responders at Cooper High School
Day of Remembrance in District 281
09/11/2019
On the 18th anniversary of the tragic events of September 11, 2001, all schools within the Robbinsdale Area School District held special ceremonies to recognize our local first responders for their service to our communities.
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Armstrong Concert Choir getting ready to perform at the MN Twins game.
Armstrong High School Marching Band & Concert Choir Performances
09/08/2019
The Armstrong Concert Choir Performed the National Anthem at a MN Twins game; the Armstrong Marching Band performed at the MN State Fair.
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Arts in Education Week
09/08/2019
Thank you to our teachers and staff who help our students develop an appreciation for the arts!
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District Technology Staff Prepped 6,500 Chromebooks Over the Summer
District Technology Staff Prepped 6,500 Chromebooks Over the Summer
08/30/2019
Thanks to our community's support through a 2014 voter-approved Technology Levy, all students in grades 4-12 access personalized learning with one to one (1:1) student to device access. Kindergarten through Grade 3 teachers allow their students to utilize devices with 'Chromebook carts'.
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Minnesota's First Lady Gwen Walz Inspires During Staff District Opener
08/29/2019
Teachers, staff and administrators from all schools in District 281 gathered at Armstrong High School on Tuesday, August 27 for the annual Back to School Breakfast, hosted by the Robbinsdale Federation of Teachers (RFT), and District Opener Celebration. School Board Director David Boone introduced the surprise keynote speaker - Minnesota's First Lady Gwen Walz, who spoke at the invitation of Superintendent Jenkins.
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District and School Communication Channels
08/27/2019
Welcome to the 2019-20 School Year! Throughout this year, you can expect regular communication from Robbinsdale Area Schools as well as your child's school. Besides email, the primary methods of communication include...
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District 281 is Committed to Leading by Listening.
08/27/2019
Ask a question or share feedback online using Let's Talk!
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Ice Cream Social
Superintendent's Ice Cream Social Recap
08/26/2019
Thanks to all students, staff and families who joined us at the Superintendent's Ice Cream Social for the Class of 2032. Everyone had a great time on a beautiful summer evening. We look forward to seeing all of the great accomplishments of the Class of 2032!
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Jaime Belden with teachers in Latin America
Alumni Profile: 2004 Armstrong Graduate Jaime Belden Working to Improve Quality of Education in Latin America
08/23/2019
The foundation of skills and interests developed while attending Robbinsdale Area Schools has led ‘04 Armstrong alumni Jaime Belden on the path to improve the quality of education children receive in Latin America by working with indigenous and impoverished communities.
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CHS Marching Band Selected to Perform at Women’s Suffrage Day Event at the State Capitol on September 8, 2019
08/22/2019
We are pleased to announce the Robbinsdale Cooper High School Marching Band has been selected as the exclusive high school band to perform at the Minnesota Women's Suffrage Day event on Sunday, September 8, 2019.
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Cooper junior Zoe Hollander and senior John Brownell; Armstrong junior Kat Policy and senior Sara Shiff
Four High School Choir Students Participated in MN Music Educators Association All-State Choir Camp
08/20/2019
Cooper junior Zoe Hollander and senior John Brownell took part in the Minnesota Music Educators Association All-State Choir camp on the campus of St. Olaf College during the week of August 5.
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Robbinsdale Area Schools and Hennepin Technical College Announce New Partnership
04/29/2019
Robbinsdale Area Schools and Hennepin Technical College are excited to announce a new partnership, which will strengthen pathways to skilled trades and technical education. The collaborative partnership will also enhance communications about workforce readiness with students and families at both educational institutions.
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