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Tony Patterson at the Legacy Celebration
Tony Patterson Selected as a 2019 NCAA Living Legend
04/12/2019
We are pleased to announce Tony Patterson has been named a 2019 NCAA Living Legend. Mr. Patterson is an Equity Specialist and Co-Head Football Coach at Cooper High School. The NCAA department of inclusion and human resources honored Mr. Patterson along with six others for their "significant contributions in the Minneapolis/St. Paul communities and for furthering inclusion within athletics."
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Wilbur Winkelman
Wilbur Winkelman is Finalist for MN Teacher of the Year!
04/08/2019
Robbinsdale Area Schools (RAS) is pleased to announce Wilbur Winkelman has been selected as one of nine finalists for the 2019 Minnesota Teacher of the Year honor. Mr. Winkelman is a 5th grade teacher at Lakeview Elementary in Robbinsdale; he was also the 2018 Robbinsdale School District Teacher of the Year.
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Coffee & Conversation with the Superintendent
Coffee & Conversation with the Superintendent
04/03/2019
Please join us for Coffee & Conversation with the Superintendent on Wednesday, April 10 and Saturday, April 13. All are welcome to share feedback, compliments or concerns as we engage family and community members as partners.
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2019 State of the District Recap
03/18/2019
Robbinsdale Area Schools’ annual State of the District Address featured musical performances, recognized the contributions of students and staff, shared inspiring words of where the district is heading and awarded five high school seniors with Butterfly Awards.
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2019 Butterfly Awards
03/18/2019
On Thursday, March 14, 2019 Robbinsdale Area Schools recognized five students with Butterfly Awards during the annual State of the District address. This district-level award is given to high school seniors for exemplary performance in academics, co-curricular activities or service.
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Early childhood
2019-2020 Preschool Registration Now Open
03/13/2019
2019-2020 Preschool Registration is now open! Preschool programs are designed to nurture your child and prepare your child for kindergarten Children are provided with hands-on learning opportunities in language, literacy, math, science, art, music, health and well-being, social, emotional and physical development.
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April 8, 2019 Changed to Instructional Day
03/08/2019
After listening to our staff and parents regarding the need for more instructional time, please be advised Monday, April 8, 2019 has been changed to an instructional day, instead of the flexible learning/professional development day originally planned. Students will be expected to attend school on April 8, 2019; this will be a regular school day, following usual bus times and class schedules.
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Construct Tomorrow
Robbinsdale Area Schools Features Skilled Trades at Two Events This Week
03/04/2019
Robbinsdale Area Schools will feature the skilled trades at two events this week. “We are excited to offer our students opportunities to experience and learn about the skilled trades,” said Dr. Carlton D. Jenkins, Superintendent of Robbinsdale Area Schools.
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Prominent Community Members to Speak at Robbinsdale Middle School’s Women’s Day Event in March
03/01/2019
Robbinsdale Middle School (RMS) Multicultural Club is planning a three-day, school-wide “Strength in Girls” Women’s Day luncheon event March 19-21, 2019, to honor the women in student’s lives and the community.
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Mr. Winkelman with Principal Hall and Superintendent Jenkins
Wilbur Winkelman is Semifinalist for MN Teacher of the Year!
02/26/2019
Robbinsdale Area Schools (RAS) is pleased to announce Wilbur Winkelman has been selected as a semifinalist for the 2019 Minnesota Teacher of the Year honor. Mr. Winkelman is a 5th grade teacher at Lakeview Elementary in Robbinsdale; he was also the 2018 Robbinsdale School District Teacher of the Year.
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Classroom Instruction Continues with “e-Learning Days” During School Closures Due to Inclement Weather
02/25/2019
Robbinsdale Area Schools has implemented school-board approved e-Learning Days for the 2018-2019 academic year. In the event of school closure due to inclement weather, learning expectations for all students continue through e-Learning activities, which count as student contact days.
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2019 State of the District Address
02/22/2019
All families, staff and community members are invited to attend Robbinsdale Area Schools Annual State of the District Address on Thursday, March 14, 2019.
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Benyoshi (Ben) Aoki-Sherwood
Armstrong Senior Named National Merit Finalist
02/22/2019
Benyoshi (Ben) Aoki-Sherwood, a senior at Robbinsdale Armstrong High School, has been named a National Merit Scholarship Finalist.
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School Start Times
02/20/2019
All Robbinsdale Area Schools parents/guardians and staff are highly encouraged to attend one of our scheduled World Cafe discussions on School Start Times. Your input is crucial as our district begins initial conversations on this topic.
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School Board Recognition Week
02/19/2019
The Minnesota School Boards Association has set February 18-22 as School Board Recognition Week in Minnesota as a time to build awareness and understanding of the vital function an elected board of education plays in our society. Robbinsdale Area Schools is joining all public school districts across the state to celebrate School Board Recognition Week to honor our board members for their commitment to our school district and our students.
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AHS Marching Band at the Outback Bowl
Armstrong High School Marching Band Accepted to Perform at the 2020 Outback Bowl and Disney World Parade
02/18/2019
Robbinsdale Area Schools is pleased to announce the award-winning Armstrong Marching Band has been accepted to perform in the Disney World Magic Kingdom Parade on December 28, 2019. The band has also been accepted to perform at the Outback Bowl Parade in Ybor City on New Year’s Eve, 2019, as well as the Outback Bowl Halftime Show on New Year’s Day, 2020, in Tampa Bay Florida.
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Two Robbinsdale Teachers Nominated for 2019 MN Teacher of the Year
01/24/2019
Robbinsdale Area School (RAS) District is pleased to announce two of our teachers have been nominated for the 2019 Minnesota Teacher of the Year award. Congratulations to Colleen Crossley and Wilbur Winkelman!
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Parent Celebration Day on Tuesday, February 12, 2019
01/17/2019
All parents/guardians are cordially invited to Parent Involvement Celebration on Tuesday, February 12, 2019! We believe parent participation is a major component in students’ success and are excited for you to join us!
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Chess Tournament
Robbinsdale Area Schools District Open Chess Tournament
01/15/2019
All Robbinsdale Area Schools Students are invited to play in the District Open Chess Tournament on Saturday, February 9, 2019 at Plymouth Middle School.
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Armstrong Senior Named as Honorable Mention Winner in 2nd Annual PAYBACK Challenge
01/14/2019
Robbinsdale Area Schools is pleased to announce Caroline Wilcox, a senior at Armstrong High School, has been named an Honorable Mention Winner in the 2nd annual national PAYBACK challenge sponsored by Next Gen Personal Finance (NGPF), a non-profit committed to ensuring students leave high school with skills needed to thrive in an increasing complex financial world.
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Learning Assessments at Robbinsdale Area Schools
01/11/2019
Robbinsdale Area Schools is committed to providing students with a high-quality learning environment. Our Unified District Vision compels us to ensure every student graduates career, articulated skilled trades and college ready. We are excited to share information about the connection between performance on learning assessments and readiness for the rigor of college and careers.
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2019 Minnesota Student Survey
12/18/2018
Robbinsdale Area School District is asking students in grades 5, 8, 9 and 11 to participate in the 2019 Minnesota Student Survey (MSS).
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Parent and Student University
Save the Date: Spring Parent & Student University on March 9
12/05/2018
All Robbinsdale Area Schools families are cordially invited to the Spring Parent and Student University at Robbinsdale Middle School, featuring articulated skilled trades, a job fair and resource expo!
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Reminder: Winter Weather Closing Guide
11/30/2018
As the weather turns colder and snow once again becomes a reality, please take this opportunity to review our district's Winter Weather Closing Guide. Highlights of the guide are included below, as well as information on how to update your notification preferences.
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Student's at the Armstrong Writing Center make thank you cards for teachers and staff.
Armstrong Writing Center Provides Opportunity for Students to "Give Thanks"
11/21/2018
The Armstrong Writing Center hosted a "Give Thanks" community building event earlier in November. Students had the opportunity to stop by and make a thank you card for a teacher or staff member. "This idea has been well received and we have had substantial participation from the student body," said Linnea Fischer, AHS writing center director and English department co-chair.
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Adult Academic Students Thankful for Partnership with Senior Residents
11/20/2018
The Robbinsdale Area Schools' Adult Academic Program (AAP) enjoys a cooperative partnership with Covenant Village of Golden Valley. AAP students visit on a regular basis to talk with senior residents about life, family, work, travel and more. The partnership is thanks to a grant which allows AAP English Language (EL) students to learn from senior residents about U.S. history, civics, family life and career opportunities while improving their English Language skills.
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Armstrong junior Sara Shiff
AHS Junior Advances in Singing Competition
11/19/2018
Armstrong junior Sara Shiff competed in Minnesota's Chapter of the prestigious National Association of Teachers of Singing competition at St. John's University in early November. Sara won her division - Early High School Women's Classical - while also advancing to the semi-finals of the Early High School Women's Musical Theater division.
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11/07/2018
Voters approved the Robbinsdale Area Schools' request to increase school funding by a margin of 62% yes votes to 38% no votes. The additional funding will help our schools maintain high-quality academic and co-curricular programming for students.
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Parent Connections
Free Monthly Parent Connections Classes
11/06/2018
Parents/guardians with children ages 4-8 years old are invited to attend free, monthly Parent Connections class for support, community and information around relevant parenting issues.
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RAS Music Teacher Performs in Rome, Italy, with "Together in Hope" Choir
11/05/2018
Alyssa Serakos, music teacher at FAIR School Pilgrim Lane, performed in Rome, Italy, with "Together in Hope" Choir by invitation of the Vatican.
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CHS Student Publishes First Book
11/05/2018
Cooper High School Freshman, Timiya Reese, wrote and published her first book, "Brianna's Voice." The book deals with bullying and being an advocate for change.
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FAIR Crystal SAIL Students Gain Skills at Leadership Conference
FAIR Crystal SAIL Students Gain Skills at Leadership Conference
10/30/2018
Fourteen 7th and 8th grade students from FAIR-Crystal were selected to attend the Students in Action Leadership Conference on Saturday, October 27, at the University of Minnesota. Students in Action is a program sponsored by the Jefferson Award Foundation aimed at helping youth develop a passion for creating community change, and building the skills and confidence needed to do it well. During the conference, students learned core and leadership skills.
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Spanish Language Teachers Sylvia Suares and Stephanie Pastrana
RAS Teachers Present at Language Conference
10/29/2018
On Friday, October 26, Sylvia Suares (FAIR Crystal) and Stephanie Pastrana (RMS) presented at the MN Council of the Teaching of Languages and Cultures' (MCTLC) annual conference.
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Senior Mary Isaak leads the AHS band during the 2018 Anoka Halloween Parade
1st Place for AHS Marching Band at Anoka Parade
10/29/2018
The Robbinsdale Armstrong High School Marching Band received the 1st place trophy at the Anoka Halloween Grande Day Parade on Saturday, October 27, 2018, in the class AA division. The Armstrong Marching Band has won 1st place at the Anoka Halloween Parade for 15 of the past 17 years.
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Members from Armstrong's Act On It student organization
AHS Students Lead Workshop at Education Fair
10/24/2018
Five members from Armstrong High School's student organization "Act On It" presented at the 8th Annual Twin Cities Social Justice Education Fair at the Science Museum of Minnesota during MEA break in October.
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Nominations for Teacher & EA of the Year
10/23/2018
Nominations are now being accepted for Teacher of the Year and Education Assistant of the year, through December 31, 2018.
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Annual Fall Music Festival on November 12, 2018
10/19/2018
All are invited to attend this signature district event on Monday, November 12, 2018, at Orchestra Hall in Downtown Minneapolis.
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Mrs. Ehn with her 5th grade class
RAS Teacher Wins 2018 Award for Science Teaching
10/17/2018
We are pleased to announce Carrie Ehn, 5th grade teacher at the School of Engineering and Arts (SEA), has won the Minnesota Science Teachers Association 2018 Award for Elementary Science Teaching.
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Ten CHS Juniors Recognized as AP Scholars
10/16/2018
Congratulations to 10 juniors from Cooper High School who were recognized in October for being Advanced Placement (AP) scholars.
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Armstrong Students Spend Time in France
10/11/2018
Sixteen Armstrong High School students studying French spent 17 days in France this summer along with teachers Mark Mertens and Rebecca Larson.
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Finance Update: Bond Refinance
10/08/2018
As part of our continued efforts to provide the best value for the community’s investment, the Robbinsdale Area School Board approved refinancing bonds to save taxpayers approximately $500,000 over the next six years. Bonds are one way school districts finance debt to pay for various district obligations.
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Community Education: 1st Annual Oktoberfest a Success
10/08/2018
One hundred and sixty-five people attended our first annual Oktoberfest on October 4, 2018 at Brookview Community Center.
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SEA Named 2018 National Blue Ribbon School
10/04/2018
Congratulations to the School of Engineering and Arts (SEA) for being named a 2018 National Blue Ribbon School. SEA is one of only eight schools in MN to earn this distinction for 2018.
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All About Kindergarten Open House on Oct. 24, 2018
09/24/2018
Is your child starting Kindergarten in September 2019? Your family is invited to this fun and informational open house to explore your school options.
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Join us for Parent and Student University on October 13!
09/17/2018
All Robbinsdale Area Schools families are cordially invited to the Fall Parent and Student University Conference. We are excited to have members from our skilled trades community join this event. This free event will educate and engage parents and students.
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