It's an exciting time at Community School of Excellence! We continue to experience amazing growth and take pride in developing global learners and leaders. We are pleased you are interested in our IB World School and we invite you to visit us soon.

Apply to teach in our after school program starting October 12, 2015. Math and Reading Instruction: Monday, Wednesday - 4:30 to 6:15pm. Enrichment Instruction: Tuesday - 4:30 to 6:15pm.

Blue ribbon winners!!

Mr. Kobe's K-5 art students created wonderful works of art all last year. They didn't know he was planning to submit them into the Minnesota State Fair Student Art Show.

Titled Operation Upgrade, the Penguins set out on this ambitious project last spring to improve the hardware for our 6th-8th grade students. Over the summer, the Penguins raised money and received donated computers. Then they got to work refurbishing the computers. And this morning, they offered up these 60 laptops.

First Day of School on Hmong TV
August 30, 2015 | Video

Hmong Day at MN State Fair
September 7, 2015 | Picture Album

First Day of School
August 31, 2015 | Picture Album

 Enroll at CSE with Ms. Vang
CSE welcomes our new Family and Community Engagement Manager, Blia Vang. Ms. Vang has served as Family/Community Liaison for various organizations over the past 12 years, including CSE's Special Education department.

Now Ms. Vang welcomes families as the new school year approaches! For any questions on enrolling your child, lunch, transportation, or any other school topic, please contact Ms. Vang at (651) 917-0073

 Welcome to CSE
CSE would like to welcome our new ELL Coordinator, Ms. Mary Beth Groff. 

ELL stands for English Language Learner, and this job is very important at CSE because many of our students learn English in class. 

To introduce herself, Ms. Groff wrote the following:

"I am happy to be at CSE as the new ELL Coordinator. I’ve been teaching for 16 years, the last nine as an English teacher. I’m excited to begin working with staff and families at CSE to continue to develop the English Language Program. 

"We want to help students improve their English skills while they learn math, reading, science, social studies, etc. 

"I live in southwest Minneapolis with my family, where I enjoy reading, gardening, cooking, and getting some exercise. I look 
forward to meeting everyone!"

Welcome Aboard, Ms. Groff!

2015 - 2016 School Calendar
Now Available to view online!

 Upcoming Dates

September 28-October 9
Fall NWEA, K-3 and 5-8

October 12-13
Fall NWEA, K-2

October 12
After School Starts 

October 15, 16
No School, State-Wide Teacher Meetings

October 22
Parent and Teacher Organization
5:00pm to 6:30pm

October 24, 25
Hmong American New Year at State Fair grounds

October 26-30
Fall Spirit Week, MS Halloween Dance

October 29
Picture Retake Day

Fall NWEA Testing
K-3 (Reading and Math), 5-8 (Science)
September 29-October 9,2015

Get your flu shot at CSE! (Staff Only)
Thursday, October 15, 2015
$36 (cash without insurance)
Click image for insurance detail
For more information contact: 
Jenny Xiong, Health Specialist (651) 282-0101

Parent and Teacher Organization
Thursday, October 22, 2015
Take action by being a direct part of your child's education!

Camp Friendship
August 17, 2015 | Picture Album

CSE at Rice Street Parade
July 23, 2015 | Picture Album

CSE Dancers perform at Target Field before the Minnesota Twins' baseball game. Read the Blog here.