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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Black History Month celebration

After a two-year hiatus due to the pandemic, Robbinsdale Area Schools is excited to once again offer an in-person event to celebrate Black History Month. All are welcome to attend the free event, which will be held from 6 to 8 p.m. on Wednesday, Feb. 8.

  • DEI Newsletter
Winter storytelling event

Robbinsdale Area Schools American Indian Education Program partnered with Edina Public Schools American Indian Education program to host a winter storytelling event at 6-8 p.m., Friday, Feb. 17.

  • DEI Newsletter
Remembering the Holocaust

Established by a U.N. Resolution in 2005, January 27 has become a day to remember the six million Jews who died in the Nazi death camps before and during World War II.

  • DEI Newsletter
Martin Luther King Jr. Day 2023

Across Robbinsdale Area Schools, many of our students had the chance to participate in lessons or events in recognition of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. (MLK) Day, which was celebrated nationally on Jan. 16.

  • DEI Newsletter
Northport Family Cultural Day

Northport Elementary School in Brooklyn Center celebrated its Family Cultural Day last month, with a musical performance and fashion show featuring students wearing clothing from their culture of origin.

  • DEI Newsletter
Round dance recap

The Robbinsdale Area Schools American Indian Education program celebrated Indigenous culture and pride last month by hosting a round dance. In addition, one elementary school hosted a Dakota winter storytelling event, and the public is invited to a similar event in February.

  • DEI Newsletter
Inclusive Schools Week

Across the nation, the first full week of December is recognized annually as Inclusive Schools Week. The recognition week celebrates the progress schools have made to provide a quality education to all students.

  • DEI Newsletter
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Hispanos Unidos, a student group at Cooper High School, partnered with Full Service Community Schools staff recently to host a carnival celebrating both Hispanic Heritage Month and Día de los Muertos. Students, staff, families, and community members were invited to the event which included concessions including cups of elotes (grilled Mexican street corn) and a variety of Mexican artisans such as crafts, pottery and jewelry.  

  • Cooper High School
  • DEI Newsletter
  • District
Civil rights tour

Three Armstrong and two Cooper high school students took part in a Black Civil Rights Immersion Experience in October. The experience was a three credit concurrent enrollment class available free of charge to Robbinsdale Area Schools students at North Hennepin Community College that met over the summer and culminated in a seven-day civil rights tour last month.

  • Armstrong High School
  • Cooper High School
  • DEI Newsletter
  • District
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Education systems are difficult to navigate. From keeping track of which platforms are used at each grade level to knowing which staff members to contact for various questions can be challenging. This can be even more difficult when English isn’t your first spoken language.

  • DEI Newsletter
  • District
DEI Down syndrome awareness month

Becky Cabrera, whose daughter Maggie attends Robbinsdale Middle School (RMS) and has Down syndrome, affirms that “people with Down syndrome have the same hopes, desires and dreams as everyone else.” The key, she says, is “making sure they have opportunities to be included.” 

  • DEI Newsletter