The Homecoming Parade will take place on Friday, October 1, 2021, at 4:30 pm. The Parade Route is... Read More
October 1- Homecoming Parade 4:30pm Oct 14- Picture Retake Day Oct 15- PTO Fun Run Oct 20- Nature Trail Day Oct 21-22- No School for Students or Staff Nov 2- No School for Students- Professional Development Day for Staff Nov 11-18- PTO Book Fair at OHA Nov 11- Evening Conferences 4pm-8pm Nov 12- No School for Students- Conference Day 8am-4pm Nov 18- Evening Conferences 4pm-8pm Nov 24- No School For Students- Staff Development Day Nov 25-26- No School for Students or Staff
A primary source of technology funding at Mahtomedi Public Schools is a voter-approved Capital Projects Levy for Technology (commonly called a technology levy).
The technology levy funds staff and student devices, critical technology infrastructure, training and tech support, and essential teaching and learning tools. This levy has been in place since 2002 and is up for renewal by voters in our community on November 2, 2021.
A renewal means no tax increase and would provide sustainable, ongoing funding for our current technology devices and technology support for our students and staff.
O.H. Anderson Garden Club Grows Love for Gardening
This school year O.H. Anderson Elementary School students and staff started a garden club. The garden club has created garden space around the school’s rock garden and at different areas around the outside of the school. The goal is to get students to enjoy the outdoors and take pride and ownership for beautifying the front of the school. Students participated in the garden club after school and during recess time. The garden club was organized by Amy Finden, special education teacher and Lisa Channon, speech and language pathologist. Ms. Finden shared this about the club, “Due to a variety of reasons the students who we work with don’t often participate in after-school activities. Being a part of a garden club during the school day is a wonderful way to get General and Special education students to work together.”
Elementary Students Inspire School Community to Sa
Nine fifth-grade students from O.H. Anderson Elementary School recently completed their Bronze Award for Girl Scouts. The students worked over the last two years on a project to encourage fellow students to conserve energy. The students organized a lights off challenge in May of 2021 that encouraged in-person and distance learning students to shut the lights off when they left a room. Students at O.H. Anderson were recorded shutting off the lights 609 times!
The mission of O.H. Anderson Elementary, the joyful Zephyr family of curious, hard-working learners committed to empowering everyone to be better together, is to ensure all students discover their authentic selves and build bold learner agency to collaboratively and mindfully contribute in our world through a vital system distinguished by:
An inclusive and fun environment that honors the worth of the individual and connections with others
A culture that celebrates learning, passion, and personal excellence
Teaching and learning that values the process of discovery and bold experimentation
A culture that empowers authentic student voice, choice, and action for the greater good
We believe in creating a safe and challenging learning community with the goal of bringing together social and academic learning throughout the day to foster and support engaged, caring, and responsible learners. Our dedicated teachers work with students to develop a growth mindset by providing learning opportunities that spark effort, curiosity, and engagement to fuel growth and achievement. Our school-wide Zephyr Time Celebrations, Morning Announcements, all-school River of Rocks art project, Fun Run, and Nature Trail Day are ways in which we build a strong sense of community. Whether it is programming robots, book clubs, math talks, cross-country skiing, or composing music, we are committed to providing an engaging and challenging education for all students.