Mr. Bergquist

Welcome to the Osakis Public School District’s website. I hope you find this resource to be useful and informative. Our website is the hub of district information which is relevant to all community stakeholders. We are proud of the work of our teachers, staff, and students and their dedication to Osakis Public School.

We value close, personal relationships with the families of our students. There are many school-based experiences that bring families into the learning environment to help create a strong community. Our staff communicates with families in a variety of ways and we encourage you to reach out to staff as well.

Please know that we view education as a process that can only reach its full value when all in the school and community work together. We welcome your involvement and wish you a wonderful experience in Osakis Public School #213.

On behalf of the members of our school board, administration, teachers, and staff, I would like to thank you for your continued interest and support of the Osakis Public School District.

Sincerely,

Randal Bergquist

Osakis Superintendent

Welcome to Osakis Public School!

Our Mission
The Osakis Public Schools' mission is to engage and support all students in building a solid foundation of knowledge, skills, and character.

Values - What's Most Important
A welcoming climate based on respect
Critical and creative thinking
Continuous improvement
Our positive relationship with our community
The use of technology
Life long learning

Enrollment Families living outside our district are encouraged to consider open enrollment. All are welcome at Osakis Public School! Please call the district office @ 320-859-2191 option 3.

Osakis Public School is a Pre-K through grade 12 facility located in West Central Minnesota. We have a four-section pre-school program for students that are either 3-4 years old along with an active ECFE program.

Our elementary school currently has three sections per grade for all grade levels. Everyday Math is the math textbook and Benchmark is the reading series. Our test scores continue to be competitive, and in most instances, higher than neighboring schools. We contribute our success in this area to our dedicated teachers, paraprofessionals, and parents. In addition to math, reading, science, health, spelling, and phy-ed, our elementary students receive instruction in art, library, computer, keyboarding, and music. We have also incorporated a diversity program to encourage our students to appreciate their culture as well as other' culture.

Our high school curriculum consists of math, English, science, FACS, industrial technology, agriculture, social studies, foreign language, business education, art, instrumental music, and vocal music. Osakis is proud to offer 61 credits of College in the High School courses. We also have online and lTV courses available which expand our course offerings. We have five computer labs, a Chromebook 1 to 1 program for grades 7-12 so our students stay current with technology.

Extracurricular opportunities include FCCLA, FFA, jazz band, honor choir, yearbook, knowledge bowl, science olympiad, speech, three-act, and one-act plays, archery, football, tennis, volleyball, basketball, wrestling, track, golf, softball, and baseball. Activities go beyond the school year to include many student opportunities for summer school and summer recreation programs.

We have recently completed a building project which included remodeling the FACS rooms, renovating an existing space for wrestling rooms and a fitness center and new spaces for an early childhood center, kitchen/cafeteria and student commons area, college career center, and a state of the art high school science department.

Our earliest records show that in the early days of its existence, OHS graduated as few as two students in the early 1900's. Today our school has over 800 students enrolled in grades K-12. The district prides itself on maintaining a low student-to-teacher ratio.

Contact Information
Address: PO Box X, 500 East First Avenue, Osakis, MN 56360
Phone Number: 320-859-2191
District Office Fax Number: 320-859-2835
High School Fax Number: 320-859-3871