|Board Approves Tax Levy Increase After Years Of Holding The Line||12/17/2014 3:48 PM|
The levy increase is caused by legislative changes in state funding formulas, increasing the actual cost of debt service which was held at an artificially low rate in prior years through refinancing of debt, and overall growth in enrollment (including the cost of implementing all-day kindergarten which counts all kindergarten students as 1.0 instead of .5 for enrollment).
|Scenic Heights Wins Chess Tournament||12/12/2014 10:28 AM|
Scenic Heights Students win first place in the Youth Enrichment League's Holiday Chess Tournament.
|7th and 8th Graders Invited to Take SAT||12/11/2014 3:24 PM|
Middle school Honors, Advances Math and Accelerated Science, and HP students are invited to take the SAT
Minnetonka Academic Talent Search Coordinator
|"Mame" Returns for the Holidays||12/10/2014 3:00 PM|
Minnetonka Theatre's production of "Mame" is back by popular demand for three shows in December.
Liz Barlow, Box Office and Marketing Coordinator
Box Office: 952.401.5898
|Attend a VANTAGE Information Meeting||12/9/2014 4:05 PM|
VANTAGE is holding eight information meetings for those interested in enrolling for the 2015-16 school year.
|Thank an Extraordinary Teacher||12/2/2014 3:14 PM|
Say thank you to an extraordinary Minnetonka teacher this holiday season with a gift from the Minnetonka Public Schools Foundation.
|Winter Concerts in Minnetonka||12/2/2014 12:41 PM|
Come out and enjoy music performed by Minnetonka middle and high school students this holiday season.
|Semester 1 Finals Schedule||11/25/2014 9:04 AM|
Here is the Finals Schedule for Semester 1
|Minnetonka Language Immersion Info||11/24/2014 4:49 PM|
Minnetonka Public Schools offers the state's premier Language Immersion program beginning in Kindergarten.
|High School Immersion Continuation||11/21/2014 12:52 AM|
MHS is preparing to welcome the first class of Chinese and Spanish Immersion students next fall. Parents and students learn about the six pathways and course options. Monday, November 24 at MHS.
|MHS Students Chosen for State Honor Choirs||11/20/2014 2:24 PM|
Ten MHS choral students were selected to perform with the State 9-10 High School Women’s and Mixed Honor Choirs on Thursday, February 12, 2015 at 5:30pm in Minneapolis.
|MMW Students Explore Culture through Dance||11/19/2014 4:53 PM|
MMW eighth grade drama students worked with Cowles Center teaching artist Karla Nwege to explore the Gullah Geechee Nation and percussive dance.
|Girls Swim & Dive Takes 3rd at State||11/19/2014 12:56 PM|
Minnetonka's strong performance bolstered by five top-eight and 11 consolation finishes.
|Financial Aid & Scholarships Program on Nov. 18||11/14/2014 9:12 AM|
Minnetonka High School will host our financial aid and scholarships program for students and parents on Tuesday, November 18, at 4:00 and at 7:00 in the Forum.
|Nordic Ski Team Fundraiser on Tuesday||11/13/2014 12:30 PM|
Support the Minnetonka Nordic Ski team by eating at Davanni's on Tuesday, Nov. 25.
|11 Minnetonka Athletes Sign NLIs||11/11/2014 1:55 PM|
The 11 student athletes represent eight different Skippers athletic teams.
Minnetonka Student Activities Director
|MHS Orchestra Fundraiser on Monday||11/11/2014 1:39 PM|
Eat at the Chanhassen Buffalo Wild Wings on Monday, Nov. 17, and help support Minnetonka Orchestra.
MHS Orchestra Boosters Chairperson
|Minnetonka Makes College Board's Honor Roll||11/7/2014 5:17 PM|
Minnetonka Public Schools honored by the College Board with placement on the 5th Annual AP® District Honor Roll for increasing access to AP course work while simultaneously maintaining or increasing the percentage of students earning scores of 3 or higher on AP Exams. This is the third consecutive year Minnetonka has made the honor roll.
|MMW 6th Grade Musical Debuts Nov. 21||11/5/2014 4:01 PM|
Tickets for the three shows of "The Phantom Tollbooth Jr." go on sale beginning Monday, Nov. 10.
MMW Media Specialist
|Give to the Max for Teacher Grants||11/3/2014 12:22 PM|
Show your support for the Minnetonka Public Schools Foundation Teacher Grant Program by participating in Give to the Max Day.
|MME 6th Grade Musical Tickets On Sale||10/31/2014 11:39 AM|
The 6th Grade Musical, "You're a Good Man, Charlie Brown", is playing at MME Nov. 13-15.
MME Theatre Coordinator
|MHS 2014 ACT Scores a New Record High||10/30/2014 9:51 AM|
Minnetonka's Class of 2014 posted a 26.5 ACT score, a new school record, with all-time high scores on all four subject tests: English, Reading, Math, and Science.
|MME & MMW Students Chosen for Honor Choirs||10/28/2014 12:29 PM|
13 MME and MMW students selected for State Honor Choirs will perform at the American Choral Directors Association of Minnesota Conference on November 22 in Mahtomedi, MN.
|Schedule for October 29, 2014||10/27/2014 12:06 PM|
|Celebration of Service on October 28||10/27/2014 11:33 AM|
Minnetonka will honor 231 individuals and groups for their service in the community at its 2014 Celebration of Service.
|Fiesta del Otoño on November 6||10/21/2014 3:57 PM|
Community members are encouraged to come and enjoy various Spanish traditions, live entertainment, music, food, crafts and activities.
|MHS Fall Musical to Debut November 8||10/21/2014 2:04 PM|
Minnetonka Theatre's fall production will run for six shows in the month of November.
Box Office: 952.401.5898
|Skippers Boys Soccer Players Honored||10/21/2014 10:25 AM|
The Minnetonka boys soccer team received numerous individual awards at the Class AA State Banquet on Sunday.
|Phil Trout is NACAC President-elect||10/20/2014 4:03 PM|
MHS college counselor will serve a three-year term for National Association for College Admission Counseling.
|414 AP Scholars and 48 IB Diploma Graduates||10/17/2014 4:20 PM|
Most MHS seniors take AP or IB courses. In fact, 70 percent of MHS Seniors took at least one AP or IB exam last year.
|31 Students Receive National Merit Commendation||10/17/2014 3:13 PM|
|Minnetonka Orchestra Among Top in State||10/15/2014 4:49 PM|
District’s Orchestra Program awarded the Meritorious Orchestra Program for the state of Minnesota
|Skippers Fall Sports Update||10/14/2014 11:33 AM|
The Minnetonka fall sports season was highlighted by section titles by the boys soccer and girls tennis teams.
Student Activities Director
|MHS Marching Band Has Award-winning Season||10/13/2014 2:34 PM|
MHS Marching Band won top honors at three marching band competitions this season. Additional recognitions were awarded to the Winds, Color Guard, Drum Majors, Drumline and Best Soloist Scott Moser.
|MHS Girls Tennis Wins Sections, Headed to State||10/10/2014 4:55 PM|
For the 8th consecutive year, Minnetonka Girls Tennis Team will advance to the State Tournament after winning the Section 2AA final against Shakopee 6-1 on October 7. Individuals and Doubles Sectional finals will be held on October 14.
|2014 D4D Experiences Record Participation||10/7/2014 4:54 PM|
Over half of Deephaven students and their families came out to support the PTA's annual fundraising campaign.
|MHS Orchestra Davanni’s Night on Oct. 9||10/7/2014 11:58 AM|
Support the Minnetonka Orchestra on Thursday, October 9 at Davanni’s for a fundraising event!
|207 DHE Students Finish Summer Challenge||10/3/2014 4:05 PM|
Students that Deephaven completed summer reading, writing and math goals were honored on Friday.
|13 Seniors Are National Merit Semifinalists||10/1/2014 1:17 PM|
Thirteen Minnetonka High School seniors have been named 2015 National Merit Semifinalists. These students scored among the nation’s best on the Preliminary SAT (PSAT) taken during their junior year.
|Girls Tennis Chipotle Night on Oct. 2||9/30/2014 3:41 PM|
Join the Minnetonka girls tennis team at Chipotle on Wednesday, Oct. 2, for a fundraiser to support the program.
|MHS Yearbook Garners National Honors||9/30/2014 3:19 PM|
The 2014 edition of the "Voyageur" yearbook and its staff are gaining national recognition.
|College Fair Field Trip Information||9/29/2014 2:35 PM|
Minnetonka High School is providing a field trip for all MHS juniors to attend the National College Fair.
|Alumni Awards Brunch this Saturday||9/25/2014 5:00 PM|
Join us this Saturday, September 27 from 10 a.m. – 12:30 p.m. at the Minnetonka High School to honor the 2014 Alumni Award recipients and Hall of Fame inductees.
|2014 Minnetonka Homecoming Info||9/24/2014 2:23 PM|
Get all the information you need for Minnetonka's Homecoming festivities this weekend.
|College Admissions and Student Athletes||9/23/2014 2:47 PM|
Workshop will help student athletes navigate the college admissions process.
|Clear Springs Fun Run/Mile Run Info||9/22/2014 4:43 PM|
Annual Family Fun Run set for Sept. 30-Oct. 3rd, and 3rd-5th grade Mile Run to be held Oct. 7-10.
|Soccer Saturday set for Sept. 20||9/17/2014 9:35 AM|
Come out and support the Minnetonka boys and girls soccer programs during Soccer Day at Minnetonka.
|Taste of the Lakes 2014 on Sept. 25||9/16/2014 9:29 AM|
Enjoy an evening of fine local cuisine at BayView in Excelsior, while helping raise money for the Metro Friendship Foundation.
|Scenic Heights Fun Run on Sept. 20||9/9/2014 9:21 AM|
Join us for the 5th Annual Scenic Heights 1K and 5K Run/Walk. Proceeds go to the SHE PTA and fund the enrichment programs at Scenic Heights.
|Upcoming Student Group Fundraisers||9/4/2014 12:02 PM|
Come out and support the Minnetonka girls soccer and hockey teams, band programs and the Tackle Cancer Fund during four upcoming fundraisers.
|Tonka CARES Parent Pledge Now Open||9/2/2014 9:43 AM|
Tonka CARES now accepting enrollment for next year's Parent Networking Directory.
|Math, Reading and Science MCA Scores Remain High||8/26/2014 2:16 PM|
Minnetonka students continue to excel academically by scoring among the top districts in the state on the MCA-III. Overall, 80 percent of Minnetonka students are proficient in reading; 81 percent are proficient in math, and 79% are proficient in science according to the MCA test.
|Van Aalsburg Named ECFE/Preschool Coordinator||8/25/2014 4:04 PM|
Jenny Van Aalsburg has been promoted to coordinator following the resignation of Judy Erdahl in July.
|MHS Football Ticket Information||8/25/2014 3:40 PM|
Learn where you can purchase tickets for Minnetonka Varsity home football games this year.
Activities Office 952-401-5900
|Middle School East Has a New Assistant Principal||8/19/2014 4:00 PM|
Stephanie Nordstog named Assistant Principal replacing Jason Bodey who accepted an elementary principal position in a neighboring district in July.
|MME student competes on Chinese game show||8/19/2014 10:27 AM|
7th Grade Immersion student Olivia Meredith demonstrated her Chinese fluency on a popular Chinese game show over the summer
Minnetonka Communications 952.401.5000
|Logging into MyMinnetonka and Skyward||8/15/2014 5:07 PM|
With many technology upgrades this year, the look and feel of MyMinnetonka and Skyward Family Access has changed.
In Skyward, click on Schedule for class assignments.
|Sign up for Kindergarten Assessments||8/13/2014 6:32 PM|
Sign up for a 20-minute assessment for your Kindergartener. Your child will get acquainted with their new teacher while the teacher informally assesses each student.
Scenic Heights Office
|MCEC Title||8/7/2014 1:52 PM|
|New Website for MCEC||7/31/2014 3:32 PM|
|New MCEC Web Site||7/31/2014 3:29 PM|
New web site for Minnetonka Community Education
|MHS Big Day is Tuesday, Aug. 5||7/30/2014 2:44 PM|
Students will pick up their schedules, locker information, take their school picture and receive their iPad.
Minnetonka Communications 952.401.5000
|Spelling Bee Coming to Minnetonka Stage||7/25/2014 9:43 AM|
Minnetonka Theatre will perform "The 25th Annual Putnam County Spelling Bee" six times in August at the Arts Center on 7.
|Broadway Actress Coming to Minnetonka||7/7/2014 3:21 PM|
Tony Award-winning actress Karen Olivo is coming to Minnetonka to teach a class for high school students.
|Hwy 7/CR 19 intersection closing||7/7/2014 9:25 AM|
The intersection will be closed July 14-16, affecting MCE customers at Excelsior.
|"Mame" Coming to Arts Center Stage||6/23/2014 4:10 PM|
The Tony Award-winning musical will run for three weekends and feature seven shows at the Arts Center on 7.
|MHS Yearbook Staff Wins Design Award||6/20/2014 2:19 PM|
The Minnetonka High School 2015 yearbook staff took the top spot in a region-wide competition put on by Balfour Yearbooks.
|Have You Downloaded the Minnetonka App?||6/18/2014 10:02 AM|
The free mobile app, available for Apple and Android devices, puts all of Minnetonka at your fingertips.
|MMW Fall Sports and Activities||6/12/2014 2:29 PM|
This summer please monitor the MMW activities website for information on fall sports registration.
|Minnetonka Golf Sends Four to State||6/9/2014 5:15 PM|
The Skippers boys and girls golf teams each qualified two players for the state tournament, which will be played June 10-11.
|The Class of 2014: Great Accomplishments||6/9/2014 11:59 AM|
Approximately 700 students will graduate from Minnetonka High School on June 11. The class has an impressive list of accomplishments, including academic honors, state championships in athletics, national and state recognitions in the Fine Arts and thousands of hours of community service.
|MHS State Champions in Girls Track||6/7/2014 2:18 PM|
Capturing their fourth state championship this year, MHS girls repeated as State Champions in Track and Field. Senior Mia Barron set two new records in Long Jump and Triple Jump. Senior Liz Endy captured the title in the 800 meter run and the 4x800 relay along with teammates Meghan Borowski, Lucy Hoelsscher and Meghan Janssen.
|Groveland 4th Grader is Capital Markets Expert||6/6/2014 5:04 PM|
Jenna Krueger of Groveland Elementary won national distinction in the SIFMA Foundation’s InvestWrite® essay competition with McGraw Hill Financial.
|Listen Carefully Video Contest Winner||6/5/2014 2:52 PM|
Out of 10 entries from MME, MME and MHS students, MMW sixth grader Nathan Schneider was voted the winner of the PSA contest to raise awareness about noise-induced hearing loss.
|MMW, Minnewashta, and Excelsior No Phones and Email Service||6/5/2014 8:48 AM|
A suspected cut of the in the District's Fiber Optic cable has left three schools without phone, internet or email. Please refrain from contacting the schools, except for emergency communication. Call the District at 952-401-5000 for emergency communication only.
|MHS Art Student a National Semi-Finalist||6/3/2014 9:25 AM|
Victoria Williams' painting was chosen as one of five national semi-finalists for the Great Frame Up Self-Expression Art Show.
|Scenic Heights Celebrates Peace and Service||5/30/2014 2:44 PM|
Scenic Heights students celebrated peace and service during the Peace Assembly. Students from each grade reflected on service projects completed throughout the year. Songs and reflections were in both English and Chinese.
|215 Middle School Scholars Honored||5/29/2014 4:54 PM|
215 Minnetonka Scholars from MME and MMW were honored for their SAT test results. Seventeen students will be honored for scoring in the top 5 percent in the state at Hamline University.
|Continental Math League Teams Rank Nationally ||5/28/2014 3:51 PM|
Minnetonka’s seventh grade team tied for first place in the nation. All grades scored in the top 5 nationally. Grades 2, 4-8 earned first place in both the state and the eight-state region.
|Skippers Spring Sports Wrap-Up||5/28/2014 3:10 PM|
Season highlighted by conference titles for the softball and girls track and field teams and a section title for boys tennis.
|Physics Bowl Teams Take Second at Regionals||5/28/2014 3:05 PM|
MHS physics students on Division 1 and Division 2 teams earned second place in the 9-state Regional Physics Bowl Competition. Kelvin Loke had the highest score on Division 1 team. William MacDonald had the highest score on Division 2 team and the highest score in all of Region 9.
|MHS Spring Jazz Concert on June 3||5/27/2014 2:33 PM|
Two Minnetonka jazz bands to be featured along with special guest Dave Hagedorn.
|Section 2AAA Baseball Tournament||5/22/2014 3:34 PM|
Minnetonka will kick off its section title defense this weekend at Veteran's Field.
|MHS ArtFULL Bowls Event Tonight||5/22/2014 2:03 PM|
Proceeds from the event's silent auction will benefit the ICA Food Shelf.
|MME President's Academic Excellence Awards||5/22/2014 2:02 PM|
Congratulations to MME 8th Grade students who were honored with the President's Academic Excellence Awards earlier this week. Photos from the events are available here
|Anderson Promoted to Student Services Director||5/21/2014 4:57 PM|
Debra Anderson is being promoted to Interim Director for Student Support Services, filling the vacancy created with the retirement of Dr. Jan Bootsma who has served the District since 1998.
|Skippers up for Top Girls Sports Program||5/21/2014 1:32 PM|
Minnetonka is one of 10 national finalists competing for the title of USA Today's "Best Girls Sports Program" in America.
|Five Students Earn VANTAGE Scholarships||5/19/2014 5:20 PM|
In its first year, VANTAGE: Minnetonka Advanced Professional Studies has prepared students for college and careers
|Minnewashta Students Spanish Service Project||5/19/2014 4:49 PM|
Minnewashta Spanish Immersion students helped to translate letters between Common Hope sponsors and impoverished Guatemalan families.
|EVITA Earns Ten SpotLight Theatre Awards||5/19/2014 3:16 PM|
Minnetonka Theatre's spring musical will be in the spotlight for the Hennepin Theatre Trust's high school musical awards on June 8th. Three MHS actors are also up for the Triple Threat Award. Tickets
Trent Boyum, Director
|Clare Seeman Named MN Scholar of Distinction||5/16/2014 4:13 PM|
Clare Seeman was named a Minnesota Department of Education 2014 Scholar of Distinction for Theater Arts. She was honored on Saturday, May 17 at the Perpich Center for Arts Education.
|8 With Top 10 Finishes at DECA International||5/15/2014 2:41 PM|
Sophomore Sam Peters earned Minnetonka’s first International Top 3 Finish in chapter history. Seven students in four other events earned Top Ten Honorable Mention at the 2014 International Career Development Conference.
|40 Students Excel on National Spanish Exam||5/13/2014 12:18 PM|
Forty MHS students attained national recognition for excellent performance on the 2014 National Spanish Examinations. Jonathon Meyer was the top scorer in the state for Level 5 and was awarded a scholarship for post-secondary studies.
|Summer Placement Testing for Middle School Honors Classes||5/13/2014 9:21 AM|
Summer testing will be offered over the summer at MMW to determine middle school placement.
|MMW's Got Talent set for May 29||5/12/2014 2:31 PM|
Annual talent show will be held on Thursday, May 29, at 7 p.m. in the MMW Cafetorium.
|Register for QUEST Teen Camps||5/9/2014 3:14 PM|
QUEST is a flexible, experience-based summer program that encourages middle school students entering grades 6-8 to explore the world around them in a fun, structured and safe environment.
|MME Sixth Graders Do "Water Walk for Haiti"||5/9/2014 2:09 PM|
The annual event raises money to build a well in Haiti and includes a walk as well as a crafts and food sale.
|Minnetonka hosting MIAC Baseball Tourney||5/7/2014 2:32 PM|
Minnetonka's Veteran's Field will host the 2014 MIAC Baseball Playoffs, which will feature four Skippers alumni.
|Students Earn High Marks at French Contest||5/5/2014 3:52 PM|
14 Minnetonka students earned high ratings at the 2014 "A Vous la Parole" French-speaking contest at the University of Minnesota on April 22, 2014. All Minnetonka students earned 3 stars or higher on the performances.
|MMW Quiz Bowl Team Advances to Nationals||5/5/2014 3:10 PM|
The MMW Quiz Bowl team qualified for the annual Middle School National Academic Quiz Bowl Tournament in Atlanta, Georgia on May 9-11, 2014.