Greetings from the OH Art Room!

Mr.Halsten and Ellie at the Des Moines Zoo!
 My name is Chad Halsten and I'm thrilled to be a part of the friendly and very dedicated staff here at OH Anderson Elementary! I'm originally from Urbandale, Iowa and this is my 16th year of being an elementary art teacher. I absolutely love helping students become better artists and hearing them tell stories about their work. When I'm not at school, I enjoy going on weekend hikes with the family and watching Hawkeye football. I'm excited to get to know all of the new faces here at OH Anderson and am looking forward to a fun year! Please contact me if you have any questions.

Chad Halsten

Minneapolis Institute of Art!

Our Mission

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
O.H. Anderson Elementary School ISD #832
666 South Warner Avenue, Mahtomedi, MN 55115
Phone: 651-407-2300
Attendance Line: 651-407-2308
Our School
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.