|MMW Students Organize Service Drives||12/6/2013 1:04 PM|
6th and 7th grade students are collecting food for the ICA Food Shelf while 8th grade students fundraise to build a water well in South Sudan.
|Thank a Teacher with a Tasty Treat||12/6/2013 11:29 AM|
Want to give your child’s teacher(s) a meaningful gift this holiday season? Consider a package of Biscotti & Hot Cocoa Mix from Great Harvest Minnetonka!
Minnetonka Public Schools Foundation
|Embedded Health 8: Decision Making||12/4/2013 2:54 PM|
Embedded Health classes will be taught to 8th grade students by high school health teachers in December.
Pete Dymit, MME Principal
Bill Sommers, MMW Principal
|Writing Club Encourages Aspiring Authors ||12/3/2013 1:30 PM|
MMW students who love to write had the opportunity to join a new enrichment club called Write a Novel in a Month Club. For the month of November, 28 students took the challenge and 18 reached their word-count goals in just 30 days.
|2014-15 Kindergarten Registration Info||12/3/2013 12:00 PM|
In Minnetonka, we know every child is as unique as every parent’s hopes and dreams for their child. That is why we offer a variety of learning options for kindergarten.
|Young Frankenstein Receives SpotLight Awards||12/2/2013 1:07 PM|
The Minnetonka High School Theatre production of Young Frankenstein earned 11 SpotLight Awards.
|Winter Concert Schedule||11/27/2013 1:17 PM|
Come support our students as they perform many of the songs they have been practicing since the start of the school year.
|Girls Swim & Dive Team Second at State||11/22/2013 3:48 PM|
MHS Girls Swim & Dive Team placed second at the state swim meet. Senior Isabel Wyer took first in 200 Freestyle to earn an All American Automatic Qualification.
|7th Annual ImpactLives a Great Success!||11/22/2013 10:54 AM|
Students raised a total of $10,112.82. The money was used to purchase and pack 50,975 meals to help feed people in Malawi, Rwanda and possibly the Philippines.
|MHS Students Selected for Honor Bands||11/21/2013 2:45 PM|
Seven Minnetonka High School students were chosen to be a part of Fall Honor Band events at local colleges.
|College Financial Aid Presentation 11/21||11/18/2013 9:35 PM|
Juniors, seniors, and parents, attend this one-hour presentation about college financial aid in the MHS Forum at 4:00 or 7:00 p.m.
|7th Grade Field Trip - Dec. 18||11/14/2013 3:27 PM|
MMW 7th graders will attend "A Christmas Carol" at the Guthrie Theatre on Wednesday, December 18.
|Financial Stewardship: A District Strength||11/14/2013 12:31 PM|
One of only four school districts in Minnesota and 70 nationwide to hold a Moody's Aaa bond rating, Minnetonka's long-term planning and prudent financial practices provide a stable foundation for excellence in education.
|District Building Projects for 2014-15||11/14/2013 12:14 PM|
At its November meeting, the School Board approved construction of 13 additional elementary classrooms at five schools. This will allow for the implementation of the All-Day Kindergarten program, for music instruction to be consistent with the Board's Goal of developing a world-class fine arts program and to handle enrollment in the upper grades.
|Minnewashta to Add Three Rooms in 2014||11/14/2013 12:01 PM|
At its November meeting, the School Board approved construction of three rooms for Kindergarten, music and an upper grade at Minnewashta. This will allow for the implementation of the All-Day Kindergarten program, for music instruction to be consistent with the Board's Goal of developing a world-class fine arts program, and to handle the impact in the upper grades.
|Scenic Heights to Add Three Rooms in 2014||11/14/2013 11:51 AM|
At its November meeting, the School Board approved construction of three rooms for Kindergarten and other grades at Scenic Heights. This will allow for the implementation of the All-Day Kindergarten program and to handle current enrollment.
|Clear Springs to Add Three Rooms in 2014||11/14/2013 11:42 AM|
At its November meeting, the School Board approved construction of three rooms for Kindergarten, music and another grade at Clear Springs. This will allow for the implementation of the All-Day Kindergarten program and for music instruction to be consistent with the Board's Goal of developing a world-class fine arts program.
|District Building Projects for 2014-15||11/14/2013 11:19 AM|
At its November meeting, the School Board approved construction of 13 additional elementary classrooms at five schools. Excelsior does not need additional rooms for implementing the All-Day Kindergarten program. The soon-to-be-completed gym/multi-purpose room will increase lunchroom capacity to meet current enrollment.
|Groveland to Add New Three Rooms in 2014||11/14/2013 10:54 AM|
At its November meeting, the School Board approved construction of two new Kindergarten rooms and an additional classroom for an upper grade. Funding for construction is available with remaining funds from prior project that came in well under budget.
|Deephaven to Add Two Music Rooms in 2014||11/13/2013 3:39 PM|
At its November meeting, the School Board approved construction of two new music classrooms at Deephaven. This will allow music instruction to be consistent with the Board's Goal of developing a world-class fine arts program. An extensive study by the District finance office shows classroom construction will pay for itself in two years.
|Parents: Take a Night Out on Dec. 13||11/11/2013 8:47 PM|
MHS Girls Gymnastics to host open gym for children 4 - 11 years old on December 13 from 6-8pm.
|Tonka Turkey Trot: Fun, Family-oriented 5K||11/11/2013 1:26 PM|
The Fourth Annual Tonka Turkey Trot will be held on Thanksgiving morning, November 28 at Minnetonka High School.
|19 Athletes Sign National Letters of Intent||11/11/2013 1:03 PM|
A brief ceremony was held on Wednesday, November 13 at 7:15 a.m. in the MHS Student Commons, when 19 student athletes signed National Letters of Intent for NCAA Division I, Division II, NAIA, or Junior College athletics.
Minnetonka High School
|Tonka Girls Swim & Dive Wins Sectionals||11/11/2013 12:45 PM|
Three divers, three relays and 17 individual swims advance to state Monday-Wednesday, November 18-20 at U of M.
|MME & MMW Students Chosen for Honor Choirs||11/8/2013 2:31 PM|
17 MME and MMW students selected for State Honor Choirs will perform at the American Choral Directors Association of Minnesota Conference November 22-23 in Mahtomedi, MN.
|TEST of Emergency Notification System||11/8/2013 12:00 PM|
The Minnetonka Public School District is testing our Emergency Notification System today, November 8, 2013 at noon. Minnetonka Schools will use this emergency calling system in the event of a school closing, late start or early release due to inclement weather or any other school-related emergency.
|Tonka CARES Parent Pledge and Directory||11/8/2013 9:20 AM|
Don’t worry, you didn’t miss your opportunity to participate in the 2013- 2014 Tonka CARES Parent Pledge and Networking Directory!
|Langseth, Holcomb, Garcia Win Election||11/5/2013 9:33 PM|
Unofficial results of the Minnetonka School Board Election with all precincts reporting: Pam Langseth 1403, John Holcomb 1386, Heidi Garcia 950, Deirdre Keller-Zucker 795.
|Girls Soccer Team Wins State Title||11/1/2013 10:24 AM|
The Minnetonka Girls Soccer team won the 2013 Class AA state championship after defeating Lakeville North 1-0.
|Give to the Max Day is Nov. 14||11/1/2013 10:15 AM|
Support Minnetonka Preschool and ECFE by making donations on Give to the Max Day, November 14. Donations will go towards developing the Outdoor Learning Center for our children.
|School Board Adopts Prelim 2013 Tax Levy||10/31/2013 10:40 AM|
The Minnetonka School Board has adopted a preliminary 2013 tax levy payable in 2014 of $36.9 million, a 4.84% increase over the 2012 tax levy. The increase is due to funding changes made during the 2013 State legislative session. The Board has a record of holding the line on property taxes. Today’s District property taxes are lower on a total dollar basis than they were 17 years ago.
|Register for Grades 1-2 Youth Rec Basketball||10/31/2013 10:28 AM|
Registration is open until November 8 for boys and girls youth recreational basketball through Minnetonka Community Education.
Minnetonka Community Ed
|Minnetonka Hosts 6AA Swim Meet||10/31/2013 9:15 AM|
Come to the Aquatics Center at MME on November 7-9 to cheer on the Girls Swim and Dive team.
|Girls Soccer FAN Bus for the State Finals 10/31||10/30/2013 10:21 AM|
Minnetonka Girls Soccer will face Lakeville North in the State Soccer Finals at the Metrodome, Thursday, October 31 at 3 pm. Students leaving school early to go to the game must be excused. A Fan bus will be available. Sign up at Pagel for $5 with a permission form
|Minnetonka Students Honor Veterans||10/29/2013 2:00 PM|
Three separate programs will take on Veterans Day, November 11, to honor those who serve or have served in our Armed Forces.
|MHS Writing Coaches Mentor Sixth Graders||10/29/2013 9:30 AM|
Sixth grade honors language arts students in Ms. Ruffino's class and MHS Writing Center coaches will meet several times during the school year to discuss books, share ideas and develop writing skills.
|We Scare Hunger: Trick or Treat for ICA||10/25/2013 1:37 PM|
Inspired by We Day, Minnetonka High School and Middle School students will be trick or treating this Halloween for donations of non-perishable food items for the ICA Food Shelf. Donations can also be dropped off to an ICA Food Shelf truck at Minnetonka High School on Halloween night from 8 – 10 pm or at the ICA Food Shelf 12990 St. David’s Road in Minnetonka.
|Fiesta del Otoño - Nov. 15||10/25/2013 8:46 AM|
You are invited to the sixth annual Fiesta del Otoño fall festival on Friday, November 15, from 5:30-8 p.m. at Minnetonka High School.
|Skipper FAN Bus for State Girls Soccer 10/29||10/24/2013 11:28 PM|
Student fans heading to the dome for the Girls State Semifinal may sign up at the Pagel Center for the Fan Bus. Permission slip
and $5 payment required. Students not riding the fan bus, but going to the game, must be properly excused from school. Read below.
MHS Activities Office
|Fall Sports Update||10/15/2013 12:59 PM|
The fall sports season is winding down and Minnetonka teams are gearing-up for post-season play. The tennis and girls soccer teams competed at state, while the volleyball team won the conference title for the first time in 15 years.
MHS Activities Office
|"Young Frankenstein" Premieres Nov. 2||10/14/2013 8:39 AM|
Tickets are now on sale for Young Frankenstein, the “Monster Hit Musical” presented this fall by Minnetonka High School’s award-winning theatre program.
|Sign Up for the Scenic Heights Talent Show ||10/10/2013 11:05 AM|
Scenic Heights Talent Show will be held on Thursday, November 7 at 6:30 PM in the gym. There is a mandatory Act Preview on Sunday, October 27 from 5 – 7 PM. Make sure you fill out the sign-up form.
|All-day Kindergarten in 2014-15||10/10/2013 1:46 AM|
Minnetonka School Board approved All-day Kindergarten as the basic kindergarten program beginning in Fall 2014. As a result of a change in state funding and state law, the all-day program will be available to all students without a fee.
|Register for Destination ImagiNation Today||10/9/2013 11:49 AM|
Destination ImagiNation (DI) is the world’s largest creativity and problem-solving competition for youth, with thousands of participants across the U.S. and more than 40 countries.
|The Musical Adventures of Flat Stanley||10/9/2013 11:19 AM|
Purchase tickets for this year's fall musical presented by MMW 6th grade students.
|MMR Ratings Exceed State Expectations||10/8/2013 10:15 AM|
The 2013 Multiple Measurement Ratings (MMR) data, based on spring 2013 Minnesota Comprehensive Assessment (MCA) scores, show all Minnetonka schools with ratings far above state expectations, despite technical difficulties. Minnetonka has three Title I Funding schools eligible for categorizing. Deephaven and Excelsior are Reward Schools (top 15%) and Clear Springs is a Celebration Eligible School (top 25%).
|School Board Election Candidate Forums||10/7/2013 11:46 AM|
The Minnetonka School Board is governed by a seven member school board. An election will be held November 5 for three seats.
|Tonka CARES Awarded $625,000 Grant||10/2/2013 10:32 AM|
Tonka CARES has been awarded a second federal grant to continue work on preventing youth substance abuse.
|Parent-Teacher Conferences at MHS||10/1/2013 12:11 PM|
Parent-teacher conferences are October 10-11 at Minnetonka High School.
Minnetonka High School
|Register for Parent-Teacher Conferences||10/1/2013 12:07 PM|
Fall conferences are scheduled for October 10-11 at all Minnetonka schools.
|4th and 5th Grade Auditions for "The Little Rascals"||9/30/2013 2:31 PM|
Auditions will take place October 1 and 3 for the 2013-14 elementary musical, "The Little Rascals."
|Register now for Ski/Snowboard Club||9/30/2013 12:31 PM|
Minnetonka students in grades 4-12 are invited to join the Ski/Snowboard club.
Minnetonka Community Education
|Fall Conferences at MMW||9/27/2013 10:10 AM|
Parent conferences at MMW will take place on October 10, 11 and 16.
|MME 6th Grader Earns Prestigious Honor||9/27/2013 10:05 AM|
Max Rader was honored at Northwestern University in Chicago for his score on a recent exam.
|Senior Parents: Class Party Meeting on 9/30||9/27/2013 9:51 AM|
Parents of MHS seniors are starting the planning of the Senior Class Party on September 30.
|Picture Day & Book Fair||9/26/2013 1:02 PM|
Picture Day and Book Fair will be on October 10 (4-8pm) and October 11 (8am-4pm).
|Fall Conferences - October 10-11||9/26/2013 9:02 AM|
Fall Conferences begin on October 10 and 11 at MME.
|Middle School Speaker Series – "Habits of Mind"||9/25/2013 3:44 PM|
Art Costa, author of "Habits of Mind" will speak to MMW parents on October 8 and 9.
Middle School West
|Deephaven is National Blue Ribbon School||9/24/2013 9:12 AM|
Deephaven Elementary has been selected as a 2013 Blue Ribbon School by the U.S. Department of Education.
|"Recruiting the Student Athlete" - Presentation on 9/30||9/23/2013 3:58 PM|
“Recruiting the Student Athlete,” a workshop on navigating the college admissions process, will be held at Minnetonka High School in the Forum on Monday, September 30, at 7 p.m.
|National Academic Honors for MHS Students||9/23/2013 3:54 PM|
Minnetonka High School is proud to recognize 11 National Merit Semifinalists and seven current seniors as National AP Scholars.
|MMW Curriculum Night Information||9/20/2013 9:26 AM|
Teachers are looking forward to meeting parents/guardians at our upcoming curriculum nights.
Middle School West
|Intermittent Email Delivery Issues||9/19/2013 12:30 PM|
We are experiencing problems with inbound and outbound email delivery. If you have emailed a teacher and do not receive a timely reply, please call the school to relay a message.
Minnetonka Technology Helpdesk
|6th Grade Field Trip Info - Oct. 3 & 4||9/18/2013 10:08 PM|
Learn more about a 6th grade field trip taking place October 3 and 4.
|MCE Basketball Registration for Grades 3-5||9/18/2013 9:56 PM|
Registration for the Minnetonka Community Education basketball program is now available for students in grades 3-5.
Minnetonka Community Education
|Register for Community Ed Basketball ||9/18/2013 9:51 PM|
Students in grades 6-8 are invited to register for basketball organized through Minnetonka Community Education.
Minnetonka Community Education
|Football Game Reserved Seats and Parking||9/14/2013 7:40 AM|
Skip the lines and experience the convenience of being an MVP with a reserved ticket package
for Minnetonka Football. The Homecoming Game MVP packages are sold out, so order now for the Eden Prairie Game, October 4.
|Curriculum Night. September 12 & 17||9/12/2013 11:17 AM|
Curriculum Night for grades 3, 4, & 5 is September 12
Grade 5 at 6 pm in the West gym
Grade 3 at 6:45 in the East gym
Grade 4 at 7:30 in the West gym
Curriculum Night for grades Kdg., 1, and 2 is September 17
Grade 2 at 6 pm in the West gym
Grade Kdg. at 6:45 in the East gym
Grade 1 at 7:30 in the West gym
|MME Curriculum Nights||9/11/2013 4:30 PM|
September 24th - 7th/8th Grades - 6:00-8:00pm
September 26th - 6th Grade - 6:00-8:00pm
|Middle School Students Earn Academic Honors||9/9/2013 10:26 AM|
Nine students were honored for earning top scores on the ACT and SAT tests as a middle school student.
|Curriculum Nights at Scenic Heights||9/9/2013 10:16 AM|
Join us at Scenic Heights and meet your child's teacher, visit the classroom and get an introduction to the curriculum.
Scenic Heights Office
|Join FIRST Lego League||9/6/2013 10:40 AM|
Overcome real-world engineering, science and technology challenges by building LEGO-based robots and developing research projects.
|Alumni Association Annual Awards Announced||9/5/2013 11:50 AM|
The Minnetonka Alumni Association will honor the accomplishments of seven outstanding alumni and former faculty members at the awards brunch on Saturday, September 21.
|Register for After-School Language Classes||8/23/2013 3:08 PM|
Registration is open for after-school elementary Spanish and Chinese classes and Spanish and Chinese Immersion Preschool.
|Save Money: Become an MHS Super Fan||8/6/2013 12:09 PM|
There are three options for students and their families to purchase 2013-14 activity passes to regular season varsity home games.
|iPad Distribution Information||8/6/2013 11:33 AM|
Minnetonka High School students in grades 9-11 will receive iPads as part of the District's 1:1 initiative.
Minnetonka High School
|MHS "Big Day" is August 6 ||8/5/2013 8:19 AM|
The “Big Day” will take place on August 6, 8 a.m. – 2:30 p.m.
Minnetonka High School
|MHS Swim Coach Wins Silver in Barcelona||8/1/2013 8:32 AM|
Minnetonka swim coach David Plummer earned second place in the 100-meter backstroke at the World Championships in Barcelona.
|Wanted: Great Stories about MMW Students||7/31/2013 2:51 PM|
The new televisions at MMW are a great way to share "good news" about your child.
|Minnetonka Athletes Rescue Dog in BWCA||7/30/2013 1:41 PM|
Five members of the Minnetonka High School cross country team helped rescue a lost dog in the Boundary Waters.
|Girls Swim Team Ranked 7th Nationally||7/26/2013 12:50 PM|
The Minnetonka High School Girls Swim and Dive Team finished the 2012-13 season ranked 7th in the nation and 1st in Minnesota.
|Do You Want a 2013-2014 District Calendar?||7/25/2013 4:37 PM|
Our annual District Calendar is being mailed only to those who sign up to receive it. Sign up here!
|Register Today for Tour de Tonka||7/24/2013 10:26 AM|
There is still time to register to ride or volunteer for the 8th annual Tour de Tonka bike ride on Saturday, August 3.
Minnetonka Community Education
|Minnetonka Among Top U.S. High Schools||7/23/2013 11:26 AM|
Minnetonka High School ranks among the top high schools in America based on recent lists published by U.S. News and World Report, Newsweek and The Washington Post.
|Berve Named Boys Swim & Dive Head Coach||7/22/2013 3:25 PM|
Dan Berve has been named Head Coach for the Minnetonka High School Boys Swim & Dive Team. Dan will continue to serve as Head Coach for the Minnetonka High School Girls Swim & Dive Team, where he has coached since 2011.
|Stearns Named Tennis Coach of the Year||7/17/2013 2:51 PM|
Dave Stearns was named 2013 State AA Boys Tennis Coach of the Year by the Minnesota State High School Tennis Coaches Association. He received the Girls Tennis Coach of the Year in 2009.
|Student Achievement Hits New High||7/2/2013 1:49 PM|
Results of the Spring NWEA Measures of Academic Progress are impressive with new highs for the average RIT scores at every grade level (K-8). NWEAs are used to measure growth in reading and math. Results indicate the longer students are enrolled in Minnetonka, the more their learning accelerates.
|Businesses and Individuals Honored for Service||7/2/2013 1:20 PM|
Nine businesses and individuals were honored for their service and commitment to students in Minnetonka with a "Spinnaker Award."
|"Back to School" Open House Dates at MME||6/19/2013 3:04 PM|
MME Back to School Open House Dates for grades 6-8
|Pre-Algebra Final Testing Dates||6/18/2013 2:01 PM|
Schedules for Pre-Algebra Final Tests for incoming sixth and seventh graders at MME and MMW.
MME Main Office
MMW Main Office
|Sommers Continues as Principal at MMW||6/17/2013 10:14 AM|
Dr. Bill Summers will continue for a second year as Interim Principal at MMW. Mr. Jacobson announced he will not return for 2013-2014.
|"9 to 5" Comes to Minnetonka Theatre||6/12/2013 8:30 AM|
Tickets are now on sale for Minnetonka Theatre’s summer production of "9 to 5 – The Musical," presented on the Arts Center on 7 Main Stage July 19- August 3.
|Dronen to Lead District Technology ||6/11/2013 9:31 AM|
Minnetonka Public Schools welcomes Michael Dronen as Executive Director of Technology. Dronen has a strong background in educational pedagogy and technology innovation, currently serving as Coordinator of Educational Technology and Innovation in the Stillwater Area School District.
|Minnetonka Baseball Advances to State||6/11/2013 9:11 AM|
The Minnetonka High School Baseball team has advanced to the state tournament for the first time since 2003.
|Kudos Class of 2013: Great Achievements||6/7/2013 5:17 PM|
Approximately 720 students graduated from Minnetonka High School on June 6. 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.
|Minnewashta School Board Presentation||6/6/2013 9:34 AM|
At the June 4, 2013 School Board Meeting, Principal Cindy Andress reported on how teachers are incorporating 21st Century skills in the classroom, the expansion of an alternative math model and the implementation of a staff development model.
|Hoppe Appointed New MMW Assistant Principal||5/31/2013 2:09 PM|
With 25 years of experience in several leadership and teaching roles at MMW, Deanne Hoppe will become the new assistant principal at Minnetonka Middle School West July 1, 2013.
|Minnetonka Scholars Honored for SAT Scores||5/30/2013 12:06 PM|
196 Minnetonka Scholars from MME and MMW were honored for their SAT test results. Fifteen students will be honored by the state for scoring in the top 5 percent.
|Support MHS Girls Swim & Dive Fundraiser||5/29/2013 11:54 AM|
MHS Girls Swim & Dive Team is hosting a fundraiser Monday, June 3, 2013, 5:00-8:00pm at the Chanhassen Chipotle. Bring in the attached flyer and 50% of the proceeds will benefit the team.
|MHS Spring Sports Update||5/28/2013 2:44 PM|
The spring sports season is already coming to an end. See how Minnetonka teams are advancing in post-season tournaments.