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Girls Swim & Dive Places 2nd at State11/23/2015 3:16 PM
Minnetonka's 18 top-16 finishes powered the Skippers at the Class AA State Meet.
Dan Berve
Head Coach, MHS Girls Swim & Dive
Financial Aid Program at MHS, Dec. 111/23/2015 10:31 AM
College Counselor Phil Trout and St. Olaf College's Christopher George will discuss financial aid and scholarships.
Phil Trout
MHS College Counselor
MMW Theatre Presents "My Son Pinocchio Jr."11/6/2015 10:05 AM
The sixth grade musical will have three shows Nov. 20-21 in the MMW Cafetorium. Get your tickets early!
Erin Carcamo
MMW Theatre Production Manager
Record 23 Skippers Athletes Sign NLIs11/5/2015 12:25 PM
Athletes from 10 Minnetonka programs signed to play at the NCAA Div. I, Div. II, NAIA or junior college level.
Ted Schultz
MHS Activities Director
SAT Information for Invited 7th/8th Graders11/4/2015 10:25 AM
​Students in 7th or 8th grade Honors, Advanced Math, Accelerated Science or HP Seminar are invited to take SAT test.
Deborah Zachman
Minnetonka Schools Honored by Apple11/3/2015 4:05 PM
The Apple Distinguished School designation is reserved for programs that meet criteria for innovation, leadership and educational excellence, and demonstrate a clear vision of exemplary learning environments.
District Communications
Minnetonka Named District of Distinction11/2/2015 9:56 PM
One of 35 programs recognized across the country by District Administration Magazine, Minnetonka's Culture of Innovation is a shining example of employee engagement and innovative transformation in education.
Celebration of Service Recognizes President’s Volunteer Service Award Recipients10/28/2015 11:43 AM
MHS Varsity Letters in Community Service were also awarded to 18 high school students.
Laurie Lokar
Minnetonka Community Service Specialist
(952) 401-5766
Suljic Named 2015 Mr. Soccer10/26/2015 9:40 AM
Skippers senior named top senior soccer player in the state of Minnesota after leading Minnetonka to second-straight section title.
District Communications
Tickets now available for Big Nate, The Musical10/21/2015 5:00 PM
The MME sixth grade musical, BIG NATE, THE MUSICAL, is playing beginning Thursday, Nov. 5, through Saturday, Nov. 7.
Amy Jore
MME Theatre Production Manager
Minnetonka Theatre Presents "Nice Work If You Can Get It!"10/14/2015 2:41 PM
A roaring 1920s feel-good musical, complete with extravagant dance numbers, glittering costumes and an unlikely love story.
Minnetonka Theatre
MHS Conferences10/12/2015 8:46 AM
Conference Times for October 22 and 23
Skippers Fall Sports Update10/8/2015 10:07 AM
Follow along with your favorite Minnetonka teams as they begin postseason play.
District Communications
School Board Candidate Meet and Greet, Oct. 1410/6/2015 4:27 PM
This event is sponsored by PTA and PTO groups.
District Communications
Orchestra Davanni's Fundrasier on Oct. 810/6/2015 3:21 PM
Support the MHS Orchestra Booster Club at a fundraiser on Thursday, Oct. 8, at Davanni's Pizza in Minnetonka.
Mae Rukavina
MHS Orchestra Boosters Co-President
Groveland Named MN School of Excellence10/1/2015 3:48 PM
This prestigious honor was awarded to Groveland Elementary School for its commitment to 21st century teaching and learning.
District Communications
Excelsior Boulevard Closure - Starting 9/309/25/2015 8:43 AM
​Excelsior Boulevard will be closed on the west side of the Highway 101-Excelsior Boulevard intersection for approximately two weeks.
District Communications 952-401-5000
Highway 101 Closure Update - October 13 & 149/25/2015 8:39 AM
Highway 101 will be closed on Tuesday, October 13 through Sunday, October 18 from just north of the intersection of Covington Road.
Communications 952-401-5000
College Admissions and the Student Athlete9/24/2015 3:43 PM
This workshop is geared toward students in grades 10 through 12, who wish to learn more about participating in college athletics.
Phillip Trout College Counselor Minnetonka High School 952-401-5746
Excelsior Yearbook Ordering Information9/24/2015 2:29 PM
Order now! Prices increase after Nov. 29.

Angie Trapnell
(612) 816-1976.

Writing Center Kicks Off 2015-169/24/2015 2:24 PM
The student coaches program has grown significantly since it began nine years ago.
Maggie Shea
Writing Center Coordinator
Brian Kuhnly receives Distinguished Service Award9/23/2015 3:51 PM

The Minnetonka Alumni Association recognizes Brian Kuhnly for his dedicated service to the Minnetonka community.

Janet Swiecichowski
Executive Director for Communications  
2015 Minnetonka Homecoming Court9/18/2015 11:08 AM
The Homecoming King and Queen will be crowned during the pep fest on Friday, Sept. 18.
District Communications
Nine MHS Seniors Named National Merit Semifinalists9/17/2015 8:21 AM
These students scored among the nation’s best on the Preliminary SAT (PSAT) taken during their junior year.
District Communications (952) 401-5000
MMW Fall Musical Auditions, Sept. 21-229/16/2015 3:50 PM
Auditions for "My Son Pinocchio Jr." will take place after school Sept. 21-22, 4-5:30 p.m.
Maynard's Benefit for Teddy O'Reilly9/14/2015 11:56 AM
The 2012 MHS graduate and former boys lacrosse player needs your support on Tuesday, Sept. 15.
Aaron Olivier
Boys Lacrosse Head Coach
Reimer-Morgan Elected to MSHSCA Hall of Fame9/10/2015 10:10 AM
Minnetonka's girls cross country and track and field coach will be inducted during a ceremony on Oct. 10.
MHS Freshman Choristers Selected to Perform at Choral Directors State Conference9/9/2015 9:52 AM
Under the direction of Minnetonka High School choral director Mary Wiersum, the 2015-16 Choristers will be the first freshman choral ensemble in the history of the MHS choral department to be selected for a state conference performance.
MHS Junior's Artwork to be Displayed in D.C.9/8/2015 4:42 PM
Lindsey Dobbins' piece will be shown at the Lyndon Baines Johnson Department of Education Building in Washington, D.C.
On Several Measures of Success, Minnetonka Students Reach the Highest Levels of Performance in the District’s History9/4/2015 2:10 PM
Minnetonka’s academic program is capable of supporting unlimited student potential, and the staff in Minnetonka is skilled in ensuring that our students meet the highest expectations in the classroom.

District Communications
(952) 401-5000
Boys Soccer Opens at No. 1 in State8/27/2015 8:48 AM
Minnetonka, coming off a 16-1-2 season in 2014, is looking to return to the state tournament for the second-straight year.
Minnetonka Activities
Skippers Football Ticket Information8/26/2015 10:56 AM
Tickets for Minnetonka football home games can be purchased at Cub-Minnetonka or at Pagel on gameday.
District Web and Network will be Down Wed. 8/26, 4:30 PM8/26/2015 12:08 AM
Beginning at 4:30 PM, 8/26, the District network will be offline until approximately 2:00 AM on 8/27. This is the first of two scheduled outages to permanently repair the underground fiber optic cable that was cut in late July. The second outage is not yet scheduled.
Excelsior Dash for Cash on Sept. 268/21/2015 10:40 AM
All proceeds will go to the Excelsior Elementary PTO. This is our school’s primary Fundraiser and we need your support!
Football: Changes Abound for New-Look Skippers8/21/2015 10:15 AM
Minnetonka football will feature 16 new starters this season and ushers in a new era of district football in the West Metro.
Minnetonka Activities
Girls Cross Country Ranked No. 1 in State8/15/2015 3:44 PM
The Skippers enter the season on top of the MSHSL Class AA rankings.
Minnetonka Communications 952.401.5000
Download the Minnetonka App8/15/2015 1:18 PM
Access calendars, news, school social media feeds, grades, homework and more on the Minnetonka App. Parents, the app requires a different password than MyMinnetonka. Students, use your regular computer log-in.
Communications 952-401-5000
Minnetonka’s National Art Honor Society students create portraits for children in Ghana8/13/2015 9:47 AM
Disadvantaged children with few personal keepsakes can now see themselves as works of art.
District Communications (952) 401-5000
TonkaCARES Parent Pledge Now Open8/5/2015 4:00 PM
This directory serves as a parent resource guide to help parents connect with others who also make a commitment to actively monitor teen gatherings at their homes.
Rochelle Olson, Project Director
MCA Scores Remain Strong7/31/2015 5:18 PM
Minnetonka students continue to score among top districts in the Metro, despite technical disruptions for state's online testing program. Overall, 82% of Minnetonka students are proficient in reading, 81% in math and 77% in science.
Communications 952-401-5000
School Board Candidate Filing Begins July 287/23/2015 9:41 AM
Four seats on the Minnetonka School Board are up for election on November 3, 2015. more election information
Minnetonka School Board
Ride 10th Annual Tour de Tonka Aug. 17/20/2015 10:30 AM
"Minnesota's Ride" is celebrating its 10th Anniversary this year and has grown to over 3,100 riders in that time.
District Communications
Get Tickets for Evita Encore at Cowles Center7/16/2015 4:44 PM
Minnetonka award-winning musical will run for four downtown performances, July 24-26 

Liz Barlow, Box Office & Marketing Coordinator
Direct: 952.401.5712
Box Office: 952.401.5898

​Minnetonka High School Names New Assistant Principal7/7/2015 9:44 AM

Mr. Robb Virgin brings a diverse background that includes classroom teaching, research in personalized learning and student engagement, and staff development.

District Communications
(952) 401-5000
Minnetonka School Board Adopts Fiscal Year 2016 Budget 6/25/2015 3:59 PM
District maintains stable finances while sustaining and selectively expanding opportunities for students.
District Communications
(952) 401-5000
2015 Tonka Mud Run on July 116/18/2015 4:41 PM
Bring the whole family to the beautiful Lake Minnewashta Regional Park for the Tonka Mud Run!
Minnetonka Community Ed.
(952) 401-6800
Hurrelbrink Named VANTAGE Program Director6/17/2015 5:48 PM
The former CEO and advertising executive will lead VANTAGE Minnetonka’s Advanced Professional Studies Program. He replaces Mr. Chris Pears who resigned at the end of this year to pursue new opportunities.
District Communications 952-401-5095
​Carr to Lead Boys Basketball6/15/2015 3:04 PM
Former NBA player takes over behind the bench for the Skippers
Ted Schultz
MHS Activities Director
First Place for Minnetonka Physics Bowl Team6/12/2015 9:37 AM
MHS physics students have participated in the AAPT Physics Bowl competition six times now, earning either first or second place each year.
District Communications
Big Accomplishments for Class of 20156/11/2015 4:18 PM
This year's MHS senior class had an outstanding year encompassing the four "As": Academics, Athletics, Activities, and the Arts.
District Communications
Oklahoma Jr. Coming to Theatre in the Park6/10/2015 10:41 AM
Minnetonka Theatre and the City of Minnetonka partnering to bring the elementary musical to this year's Theatre in the Park event.
Liz Barlow
Box Office & Marketing Coordinator
Four Students Up for Triple Threat Award6/8/2015 3:09 PM
Four Minnetonka Theatre Students will compete for Hennepin Theatre District's coveted Triple Threat Award.
Liz Barlow
Box Office & Marketing Coordinator
Minnetonka Theatre ‖ Arts Center on 7
Class of 2015 Cum Laude Honors6/2/2015 7:04 PM
With final grades in for seniors, Minnetonka High School is releasing the list of students who have earned academic honors.
Minnetonka High School 952-401-5700
Last Day of School is a Two-Hour Early Release5/29/2015 9:11 AM
All K-12 Students will be released two hours early on the Monday, June 8.
District Communications
Brigadoon Brings Home 24 Spotlight Awards5/27/2015 2:10 PM
Honors included “Best Overall Production” of a musical. Awards will be presented at the Orpheum Theatre on June 15.
Liz Barlow
Box Office & Marketing Coordinator
Skippers 2015 Spring Sports Update5/18/2015 2:35 PM
Follow along with all of your favorite Minnetonka spring athletics teams as they begin postseason play.
Ted Schultz
Activities Director
4-5-6 Girls State Honor's Choir5/12/2015 11:37 AM
Clear Springs singers accepted into the ACDA State Honors Choir.
Melanie McIvor
2015 Be-A-Hero Swim-A-Thon, May 165/11/2015 4:00 PM

This annual event supports aquatics within our community. There will be lots of swimming, fun prizes, and pancakes for everyone!

Dan Berve
Director, Minnetonka Aquatics
Staff and Community Members Awarded for Excellence5/8/2015 2:08 PM
​The annual Celebration of Excellence is an opportunity to recognize, honor and celebrate the teachers, staff members and community members who have had a positive impact on the lives of Minnetonka students.
District Communications
(952) 401-5000
Minnetonka Band on the Run 5K, May 175/5/2015 10:51 AM
Registration for the second annual Minnetonka Band on the Run 5k is open now through May 15.
President's Academic Excellence Awards5/4/2015 7:57 PM
Eighth grade Minnetonka Middle School students who score within the 90th percential on the EXPLORE, a nationally normed test, and who maintain a 3.5 or higher cumulative GPA during middle school are honored with the President's Academic Excellence Awards.
Communications 952-401-5000
MHS Concert Choir Travel Study in Italy5/4/2015 8:43 AM
An enthusiastic crowd prompted an unscheduled performance on the steps of beautiful St. Andrew’s Cathedral.
Paula Holmberg
MHS Choir Director
MHS Orchestras Discover How Music is Shaped by Culture5/1/2015 3:53 PM
MHS Symphonic Orchestra travels to China; Concert orchestra performs in Los Angeles during Spring Travel Study Programs
Sarah Finn-Sommerfeld
Minnetonka High School Orchestra Director
MHS DECA Students Shine at International Competition5/1/2015 12:13 PM
Kate Hoeting and Anna Weber Celebrate Third Place Finish at DECA Internationals in Orlando
Erik Sill
DECA Advisor
MHS French Students Rock A Vous la Parole4/24/2015 3:25 PM
Nine Minnetonka French students took home Blue Ribbons for each of their performances at the French speaking contest.
New Advanced Learning Coordinator Selected to Lead MHS AP, IB and HP Programs4/21/2015 8:44 AM
As enrollment for International Baccalaureate, Advanced Placement and accelerated courses grows, Laura Herbst is uniquely qualified to fulfill the coordinator role replacing Dr. Ann Swanson.
Jeff Erickson
MHS Principal
MMW Theatre Presents "Attention Detention"4/17/2015 1:58 PM
The MMW spring one-act play will run for four shows the weekend of April 30.
Erin Carcamo
MMW Media Specialist
Minnetonka Class Sizes Average the Smallest Among Metro Schools4/17/2015 9:07 AM
Minnetonka’s average K-12 class size of 20.70 is the smallest among 36 metro-area school districts.
District Communications
(952) 401-5000
Four Skippers Athletes Ink NCAA NLIs4/15/2015 1:47 PM
Four Minnetonka student athletes signed National Letters of Intent during the NCAA late signing period.
Ted Schultz
MHS Student Activities Director
2015-16 MHS Cheerleading Tryouts4/13/2015 3:17 PM
We invite you to tryout to be a part of the national award winning cheerleading program at MHS!

André Brewer


School Board Approves Ground Lease for MYHA4/13/2015 11:32 AM
Minnetonka Youth Hockey Association to fund a new practice rink.
District Communications
(952) 401-5000
Orchestra Chipotle Night, April 204/10/2015 11:51 AM
Support the Minnetonka Orchestra on Monday, April 20, at its Chipotle Night fundraiser from 4-8 p.m.
District Communications
MMW 7th Grader a State Writing Winner4/9/2015 4:41 PM
Garrett Synstelien's entry into the Letters About Literature writing contest was chosen from over 1,000 statewide submissions.
Lisa Lewis
MMW 7th Grade Language Arts Teacher
Walk a Mile in Their Shoes, April 254/7/2015 3:22 PM
The Class of 2017 is hosting an event to raise money and collect gently used shoes to benefit Avenues for Homeless Youth.
Economics of Early Childhood Education4/7/2015 3:12 PM
Learn about the economics of early childhood education at this free program presented by Arthur J. Rolnick.
District Communications
Minnetonka DECA Sends 36 to Internationals4/2/2015 4:52 PM
MHS students were the top-performing chapter in the state and set several records at the state competition.
Erik Sill
DECA Advisor
2015 Celebration of Excellence Honorees3/31/2015 2:50 PM
This year's winners were honored at the 2015 Celebration of Excellence on Thursday, May 14, in the Arts Center.
Janet Swiecichowski
Concussion Summit April 10 at MHS3/31/2015 2:42 PM
Concussion Summit: Can strength training the muscles that protect the cervical spine decrease concussions? Join Dr. Ralph Cornwell, Virgina Tech researcher, and MHS Strength and Physical Education Teacher Mark Asanovich to review the research.
District Communications
(952) 401-5000
Dave Eisenmann One of “20 to Watch”3/25/2015 12:26 PM
Dave Eisenmann, Minnetonka's Director of Instructional Technology and Media Services, was named to the National School Board Association’s "20 to Watch."
District Communications
Scenic Heights Chess team takes 5th place3/25/2015 10:55 AM
Scenic Heights students win 5th place in the Youth Enrichment Leagues's Western Championship.
Vote for MHS's Classical Art Finalists3/23/2015 11:25 AM
MHS students Max Melin and Scottie Schwefel are among the top-13 finalists for MPR's 2015 Classical Artist of the Year for 2015.
District Communications
Excelsior Student Makes State Geo Bee3/20/2015 1:02 PM
An Excelsior fifth grader will compete at the 2015 Minnesota National Geographic State Bee on Friday, March 27.
Amy O'Neil
Excelsior HP/Enrichment Teacher
Thank You From the Diamond Club3/10/2015 12:21 PM
The Minnetonka Diamond Club thanks you for the generosity shown at its recent Maynard's Night fundraiser.
District Communications
Middle School Assignments for Clear Springs3/9/2015 9:56 AM
In an effort to balance future enrollments between MME and MMW, the Minnetonka School Board in February adopted a plan to require all Clear Springs students to enroll at MMW as they begin Sixth Grade, unless a specific exception is granted by the Superintendent.
Superintendent's Office
MME Theatre Presents "The Music Man"3/6/2015 3:22 PM
The All School Musical, "The Music Man," is playing at MME beginning Thursday, March 19 through Saturday, March 21.
Amy Jore
MME Theatre Coordinator
Minnetonka Theatre Presents "Brigadoon"3/6/2015 3:17 PM
Minnetonka Theatre's spring musical will run for seven shows from April 25 through May 9. Tickets are available at
Liz Barlow, Box Office & Marketing Coordinator
Direct: 952.401.5712
Box Office: 952.401.5898
Fax: 952.401.5959
Dodgeball Tournament Saturday, March 213/5/2015 9:08 AM
Don't miss the 7th annual Minnetonka Community Education Dodgeball Tournament on Saturday, March 21.
East Meets West Friday, March 133/5/2015 8:55 AM
Eighth Graders! Meet your future classmates, check out the high school, and enjoy music, games, inflatables, a photo booth and snacks at East Meets West Friday, March 13.
MCE Registration
Welcome #EdTech Visitors!3/4/2015 6:00 AM
Thursday Please park at the District Service Center in the north lot at 5621 County Rd 101, Minnetonka, 55345.  Please note: You will want to arrive between 8:45-8:55am (no earlier) to avoid student drop-off at the elementary school, which shares an entrance to the lot.  View full schedule at
Four Middle Schoolers on State Honor Band3/3/2015 4:49 PM
Four music students at MME and MMW made the Minnesota Band Directors Association Middle Level Honor Band.
District Communications
Middle School Transition Overview3/2/2015 4:41 PM
Overview of the significant dates and events that will occur between now and the first day of school.
District Communications
Middle School Transition Overview3/2/2015 4:38 PM
Overview of the significant dates and events that will occur between now and the first day of school.
District Communications
VANTAGE Opening Doors for its Students2/25/2015 4:12 PM
Students in Minnetonka’s Advanced Professional Studies program are thriving in its real-world, hands-on learning environment.
District Communications
MHS Spring Conferences Schedule2/25/2015 9:56 AM
Conferences will be held on Thursday, Feb. 26, and Friday, Feb. 27.
MHS Information Office
MMW Science Bowl Teams Take 2nd, 4th2/24/2015 10:07 AM
MMW 7th and 8th graders had a successful day at the Middle School Science Bowl on Saturday, Feb. 14.
Buy Tickets for Boys Hockey Section Final2/23/2015 11:32 AM
Tickets for Wednesday's Section 6AA title game between Minnetonka and Eden Prairie will be on sale Monday through Wednesday this week at Pagel.
Ted Schultz
MHS Student Activities Director
IB Students Serve at Pizza for Patients2/20/2015 4:17 PM
Eleven MHS IB students served dinner to patients and their families at the University of Minnesota Masonic Children’s Hospital.
Kelley Mosiman
MHS English teacher and IB CAS Coordinator
Community Ed Summer Registration Open2/19/2015 2:28 PM
Celebrate summer with Minnetonka Community Education! With over 500 classes, camps and programs for children birth to age 18, we're certain you will find a variety of activities that appeal to your child's interests and passions.
MCE Registration
MHS Students Honored for Writing and Art2/18/2015 1:45 PM
20 MHS students have been honored with Scholastic Awards in both Writing and Art, including 10 Gold Key winners.
District Communications
Elementary Schools Present "Oklahoma Jr"2/13/2015 5:08 PM
The fourth and fifth grade musical will run at Excelsior Elementary each weekend from Feb. 21-March 21.
District Communications
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