West metro school briefs: Community forum to focus on issues of race

  • Updated: January 14, 2014 - 3:00 PM

North/West Metro

Forum to focus on issues of race

Five community organizations are partnering to present a community forum called “It’s Time to Talk About Race” on Saturday in Brooklyn Park.

Community members are invited to attend a day of guided conversations about the impact of race in the northwest suburban metro area. Conversations also will include discussions on how to improve interracial relations and committing to action in creating an inclusive community for all.

The event will feature keynote speaker Bo Powell and students from Osseo Area Schools performing the Rev. Martin Luther King Jr.’s “I Have a Dream” speech. Additional music and entertainment will be provided by a Hmong dance group and American Indian drummers and dancers.

The community forum will be from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. at Brooklyn Park Community Activity Center, 5600 85th Av. N., Brooklyn Park. Lunch will be provided. The event is free and open to the public. Registration is required and is limited to 300 participants.

Register at https://osseo.thatscommunityed.com or call Jan at 763-391-7114.

Golden Valley

Students invited to visit Breck

Students interested in attending Breck School next year are invited to spend a morning at the school on Jan. 23, from 9:30 to 11 a.m. They will have opportunities to tour the campus and take part in classroom activities while school is in session.

Parents will have the opportunity to meet with members of the admissions team to learn more about the application process and financial aid.

Breck School enrolls students of diverse backgrounds in grades preschool through 12. It is located at 123 Ottawa Av. N. in Golden Valley.

For more information, contact the admissions office at 763-381-8200 or admissions@breckschool.org, or check the school’s website, www.boldly breck.com.

Wayzata

Meeting will answer referendum questions

Residents of the Wayzata School District are invited to attend a referendum information meeting on Jan. 22 from 6:30 to 8 p.m. in the Wayzata High School Auditorium. Representatives from the district will be on hand to answer questions about residential tax impact and why there is a need for expansion due to residential growth in the district.

The meeting will provide information about the two questions on the Feb. 25, 2014 election. The questions on the ballot are as follows:

• Question 1: Request to approve $109.645 million in bond funding to expand Wayzata High School, build a new eighth elementary school and upgrade safety, security and technology infrastructure districtwide.

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