Robbinsdale Area Schools

We R All In Newsletter

We R all in fulfilling our commitment to diversity, equity & inclusion

Robbinsdale Area Schools is an award-winning district committed to academic excellence for ALL students. We serve all or parts of seven cities with more than 100,000 residents in the northwest suburbs of Minneapolis, Minnesota.

Stay up to date with all Diversity, Equity and Inclusion efforts and news through the stories below. Or check out our DEI newsletter, We R All In. 

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join us for our next equityinedevent

Join us for the next event in our Equity in Education series as we discuss summer learning loss. Find out about summer programming available in our community – and how inexpensive or free activities can strengthen student academic skills.

  • DEI Newsletter
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Asian American Pacific Islander Heritage Month

In honor of Asian American and Pacific Islander Heritage Month, at our next virtual Who Are Our Neighbors? event, scheduled for 6:30-8 p.m. on Tuesday, May 17, guests will hear from some of our Asian and Pacific Islander neighbors and learn about their culture and contributions to the Robbinsdale Area Schools community and beyond.

  • DEI Newsletter
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Spring Powwow 5

On April 23, the district co-hosted its first traditional powwow in years at Armstrong High School, attracting more than 300 people. The celebration featured singing and dancing, a feast, and a celebration of Native American student graduates. The powwow also served as the district’s launch pad to American Indian Month, which is recognized in Minnesota annually in May.

  • DEI Newsletter
Pride Month

June is LGBTQ+ Pride Month in the United States. “An inclusive curriculum sends the message that everyone deserves to be reflected in it, treated with dignity and respect,” says John Groenke, executive director of student services.

  • DEI Newsletter
Autism Acceptance

Until 2021, the annual recognition was known as Autism Awareness Month. But then the designation changed to Autism Acceptance Month. It's a simple but important revision.

The Autism Society of America announced the shift in terminology to inspire change in the lives of those with autism and their families, Christopher Banks, president and CEO of the Autism Society of America, told USA Today.  

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Stella Wright Poerty

Congratulations to Robbinsdale Armstrong High School junior Stella Wright, this year's Poetry Out Loud state champion. Stella will be representing the state at the national competition May 1.

Poetry Out Loud is a national arts education program that encourages the study of great poetry by offering free educational materials and a dynamic recitation competition to high schools across the country.

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Who are Our Neighbors

Our communities are always changing. New immigrants arrive, bringing with them new foods, languages, and traditions. With that in mind, Robbinsdale Community Education invites you to increase your understanding of your neighbors, their culture, history and experiences through a series of adult enrichment courses exploring Who are Our Neighbors?

The next event in this series, Fathers of Color in Education, will be held will held 6:30-8 p.m. on Tuesday, April 26. The virtual event is free of charge, and all are welcome.

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Black history month videos

Every February across the country, we celebrate Black History Month. This year, Robbinsdale Area Schools is bringing to our community a series of videos showcasing students performing in culturally relevant ways.

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March is womens history month

National Women's History Month was established by presidential proclamation to draw attention to women in historical studies. One of the catalysts to the creation of this celebration is a women’s protest on March 8, 1857.

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Ramadan

The Twin Cities and Robbinsdale Area Schools continue to welcome people of the Muslim faith to our communities and schools. Fowsiya Dahir and Aiysha Mustapha, both Muslim and members of the district’s Family and Community Engagement (FACE) team, recently spoke about the approaches they take to the holy month of Ramadan. 

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IndigenousWomeninLeadership

Join us for a virtual panel discussion with local Indigenous women serving in leadership roles across the Twin Cities. Our panelists will share their stories and experiences as we highlight local women in recognition of Women's History Month.

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Photos: Cooper High School hosts Black History Expo

Cooper High School hosted its first Black History Expo event last week featuring student art, performances, information booths and student black-owned businesses. The Cooper Student Council  planned and coordinated the event  in partnership with other student-led groups.

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Indigenous people in ceremonious clothing

Our Indian Education department is hosting a powwow. We hope you can join us from 1 to 6 p.m. on Saturday, April 23, at Armstrong High School.

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