Do you know what’s going on inside your neighborhood school? How are teachers and students working together to make learning meaningful? What makes that school unique? We’ll answer some of those questions in an on-going series of school profiles on CCX News. Look for School Spotlight on Tuesdays and Thursdays on CCX News.

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Evergreen Park teaches world cultures, how to be calm
As a specialty school, Evergreen Park integrates community, culture, arts and experiences. This provides students opportunities for community connections, hands-on learning experiences and multiple exposures to culture and the arts.

Jan. 18, 2018
School Spotlight: Sonnesyn Elementary
Sonnesyn Elementary focuses on developing a family atmosphere and engaging students inside the New Hope neighborhood school, which educates students in pre-kindergarten through fifth grade.

Jan. 16, 2018
School Spotlight: Fernbrook Elementary
In the Osseo School District, Fernbrook Elementary in Maple Grove is one of the larger schools. It's size is why building a sense of community is top priority for this school.

January 11, 2018

School Spotlight: Wayzata High School
In 2017, USA Today ranked Wayzata High School in Plymouth as the best high school in Minnesota. The school also wants to grow its giving culture.

Jan. 9, 2018

School Spotlight: Monroe Elementary
Teachers at Monroe Elementary in Brooklyn Park encourage students to work hard and overcome obstacles, even if it feels like a challenging endeavor.

January 4, 2018
School Spotlight: Basswood Elementary
Basswood Elementary is not branded as a science and technology school, but educators use technology as a learning tool whenever possible.

January 2, 2018
School Spotlight: Northport Elementary
Teachers say the Turnaround Arts program implemented at Northport Elementary School about four years ago has been a game changer. The school serves about 650 students from Brooklyn Center, Crystal, and Robbinsdale.

December 28, 2017
School Spotlight: Weaver Lake Elementary
At Weaver Lake, students are encouraged to ask, ‘What’s the big idea?’ as they inquire and explore learning.  At Weaver Lake, everything they do has a science and technology component to it.

December 26, 2017
School Spotlight: Cedar Island Elementary
In today's School Spotlight, we visit the oldest elementary school in Maple Grove. Cedar Island Elementary has been part of the community for 47 years.

Dec. 21, 2017
School Spotlight: Robbinsdale Spanish Immersion
Robbinsdale Spanish Immersion is one of the only language immersion programs in the northwest metro. Around 750 students speak and learn in Spanish at the K-5 school that operates out of the old Sunny Hollow Elementary school in New Hope.

Dec. 19, 2017
School Spotlight: Greenwood Elementary
Reading is one of the core subjects taught in any elementary school. The hope is that students will grow to enjoy and appreciate reading, but that's easier said than done. Greenwood Elementary works to install a passion for reading.

Dec. 14, 2017

School Spotlight: Brooklyn Middle STEAM School
Brooklyn Middle STEAM School offer students a variety of opportunities to learn outside the classroom. Partnerships with local businesses allow students to see what goes on in the real world.

Dec. 12, 2017

School Spotlight: Noble Elementary
Noble Elementary is a Golden Valley neighborhood school, educating about 400 students in pre-K through fifth grade.

Dec. 7, 2017

School Spotlight: Brooklyn Center High School
Brooklyn Center High School is an art-centric campus. Performing and visual arts are a prominent part of the school's curriculum.

Dec. 5, 2017
School Spotlight: Birch Grove School for the Arts
Birch Grove School for the Arts in the Osseo School District offers students more than basic writing and arithmetic.

Nov. 30, 2017

School Spotlight: Robbinsdale Middle School
Middle school today isn't necessarily about educating students to be ready just for high school. Today it's preparing them to be lifelong learners.

November 28, 2017

School Spotlight Special
School Spotlight is something new on CCX Media this year.  Its a look at the daily challenges and successes that happen daily in neighborhood schools.

November 23, 2017

Osseo Area Learning Center meets students where they're at
The traditional high school setting doesn't always work for every student. The Osseo Area Learning Center offers something different for high school students.

November 21, 2017
School Spotlight: Meadowbrook Elementary
Meadowbrook Elementary School in Golden Valley has a unique approach to education. The school educates children in kindergarten through sixth grade.

Nov. 16, 2017
School Spotlight: Oak View Elementary
A Maple Grove elementary school is showing major improvement when it comes to state test scores. In School Spotlight, we visit Oak View Elementary, where we see what teachers and staff are doing to get results.

November 14, 2017
School Spotlight: Jackson Middle School
Some of the highest paying jobs didn't exist a generation ago. What the future has in store is anybody's guess. But teachers at Jackson Middle School are preparing students for the jobs of tomorrow.

November 9, 2017
School Spotlight: Crystal’s Neill Elementary celebrates diversity
Neill Elementary on Medicine Lake Road in Crystal serves a diverse population of more than 500 kids from Crystal and Golden Valley. The school embraces diversity as a way to unite students and create a unique learning environment.

November 7, 2017
School Spotlight: Edinbrook Elementary
Edinbrook Elementary is among the largest in the Osseo School District with more than 750 students. School officials say they're working to build community with students and parents.

November 2, 2017
School Spotlight: Wayzata East Middle School
Every day, more than 700 students in grades 6 through 8 make their way to Wayzata East Middle School in Plymouth. The school makes a special effort to teach students about character skills.

Oct. 31, 2017
School Spotlight: Maple Grove Middle School
Maple Grove Middle School is the largest middle school in the Osseo School District. The staff has a unique approach to making sure children get personalized attention.

Oct. 26, 2017
School Spotlight: SEA
Six years ago Robbinsdale Area Schools started something new in the Olson Elementary School building. They launched a magnet school for science and math called the School of Engineering and Arts or SEA school.

Oct. 24, 2017
School Spotlight: Brooklyn Center Middle School
In this week's School Spotlight, we get an up close look at life for the 6th, 7th and 8th graders at Brooklyn Center Middle School.

Oct. 19, 2017
School Spotlight: North View Middle School
When it first opened in 1970 in Brooklyn Park, North View was a junior high. Today it's a middle school educating students from around the world.

October 17,2017
School Spotlight: Champlin Brooklyn Park Academy
In the northwest suburbs, we have access to parks, lakes, the Mississippi River and experts who know those ecosystems well. At Champlin-Brooklyn Park Academy, teachers incorporate all of those natural resources into the curriculum.

Oct. 12, 2017
School Spotlight: Cooper High School
Cooper High School has been around for more than 50 years. This Robbinsdale District School is focused on creating a strong academic environment by living “The Cooper Way.”

October 10, 2017
School Spotlight: Osseo High School
At Osseo High School the goal is to elevate learning and encourage critical thinking. Students come from diverse backgrounds, and instructors try to keep learning relevant for each one.

October 5, 2017
School Spotlight – Oakwood Elementary
It's not often that a school receives national recognition for its overall academic performance. Oakwood Elementary was one of 342 schools nationwide to be named as a National Blue Ribbon Honor School.

Oct. 3, 2017
School Spotlight: Fair School Crystal
FAIR School Crystal was conveyed to Robbinsdale Area Schools in 2015, offering students from throughout the district a wider exposure to arts and arts integration.

Sept. 28, 2017
School Spotlight: Zanewood Community School
Each week, we are shining the spotlight on public schools in our coverage area. We start in the Osseo School District with Zanewood Community School in Brooklyn Park.

September 26, 2017

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