Newsletters 2015-16 Focus newsletter, [3] winter - Page 8

Anoka-Hennepin Schools 2727 N Ferry St. Anoka, MN 55303 If requested, this newsletter will be provided in an alternative format for individuals with disabilities or in another language for individuals whose primary language is not English. A minimum of three days notice is needed. Please call the Family Welcome Center at 763-506-7928 to request an alternate format or language. VOL 31 NO 2 Focus is a service for residents of the Anoka-Hennepin School District published to keep them informed about the investment in their public schools and students. The AnokaHennepin School District serves more than 38,000 students and a population of 234,308 residents in 13 communities: Andover, Anoka, Blaine, Brooklyn Center, Brooklyn Park, Champlin, Coon Rapids, Dayton, Fridley, Ham Lake, Nowthen, Oak Grove and Ramsey. Communication and Public Relations Department Jim Skelly, director Kay Villella, assistant director Derrick Williams, communication specialist Courtney Markuson, communication specialist Nika Sawyer, department secretary Heather Peters, Community Education communications coordinator ahschools anokahennepin Make Anoka-Hennepin part of your social media Elaine Guse, graphic designer, Print Shop and Design department Erin Johnson, community contributor Anoka-Hennepin School District 2727 N Ferry St. Anoka, MN 55303 763-506-1000 Visit our website at anokahennepin Non-Profit Org. U.S. Postage PAID Anoka, Minnesota Permit No. 40 Board Chair Tom Heidemann District 2: Vice Chair Marci Anderson District 3: Treasurer Bill Harvey ANOKA-HENNEPIN SCHOOL BOARD District 1: 763-506-7743 Clerk Jeff Simon District 6: Champlin, southwestern Coon Rapids, Dayton southwestern Andover, northern Coon Rapids Blaine, eastern Coon Rapids Director Nicole Hayes District 5: 763-506-7742 763-433-4150 Director William Fields District 4: 763-433-4151 Brooklyn Center, Brooklyn Park, south/southern Coon Rapids, Fridley 763-506-4795 Andover, Ham Lake, Nowthen, Oak Grove, Ramsey Andover, Anoka, western Coon Rapids, Ramsey 763-506-5847 Elected officials are listed here by the Anoka-Hennepin School District for informational purposes only. Superintendent – David Law 763-506-1002 [email protected] Anoka-Hennepin School District, in compliance with current statutes and regulations, and in recognition of its obligation to provide equal educational and employment opportunities for all persons within its jurisdiction, affirms that it will not discriminate on actual or perceived race, color, creed, religion, national origin, sex/gender, marital status, disability, status with regard to public assistance, sexual orientation, age, family care leave status or veteran status. Upon request, Anoka-Hennepin will endeavor to provide reasonable accommodations to individuals (staff, students and their families, and community members) with disabilities so they can participate in the district’s programs, services and activities. Individuals with disabilities should notify the American with Disabilities Act coordinator or contact their building principal if they have a disability requiring special assistance or services and, if so, what services are required. This notification should occur as far in advance as possible of the school-sponsored function, program or meeting. Students who are disabled consistent with the definitions set forth in Section 504 of the Rehabilitation Act of 1973 will be identified, evaluated and provided free and appropriate public education, regardless of the severity of their handicap. All applicants and employees seeking employment with Anoka-Hennepin, will receive equal opportunities. This applies to all areas of employment including hiring, discharge, promotion, compensation, facilities, or privileges of employment. Graduate Spotlight Anoka High School grad’s late-blooming love for food blossoms into ‘something swe