|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.
|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
|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.
|Stacy DeCorsey named Excelsior Principal||5/2/2014 5:13 PM|
DeCorsey brings 19 years of leadership and emphasis on innovation and creativity to her new position.
|Decision Day Celebration at MHS||5/1/2014 1:57 PM|
May 1 is a national deadline for students to confirm their enrollment at many colleges for next year. Today, MHS seniors celebrated their plans for next year.
|MHS Orchestra Scores High at State Contest||4/29/2014 2:54 PM|
The Minnetonka Orchestra students earned “Superior” or “Excellent” ratings at the State Contest in 13 performances. The Chamber Orchestra received a "Superior" rating, a perfect score from the adjudicator, and "Best in Site" award. All 13 Chamber members will win "Spotlight in the Arts Awards."
|12 Musicians Chosen for All State Ensembles||4/29/2014 2:34 PM|
Twelve MHS musicians were selected to the prestigious 2014-15 All State Ensembles as a member or alternate.
Miles Mortensen (Band)
Sarah Finn-Sommerfeld (Orchestra)
|Chipotle Fundraiser for Andrew Viger||4/29/2014 10:55 AM|
Join Minnetonka Football at the Wayzata Chipotle for a fundraiser to benefit the Andrew Viger Benevolence Fund.
|MHS Students Take Top Spots at Art Show||4/28/2014 3:04 PM|
Five Minnetonka students won their respective categories at the 17th annual Creative Self Expression Show.
|Striker Club Kick-Off Night on May 5||4/28/2014 2:44 PM|
Join the Minnetonka Striker Club, as well as coaches Mike Rogers and Jeff Hopkins, to learn about information and opportunities for the upcoming season.
|A Record 50 IB Diploma Candidates in the Class of 2014||4/25/2014 1:59 PM|
The International Baccalaureate Diploma Programme
is a rigorous college-preparatory course of study that requires students to complete college-level coursework not only in areas of academic strength, but 13 courses of study in addition to completing a 4,000 word extended essay. IB Diploma candidates are among the top college recruits in the world.
|Listen Carefully Video Contest||4/24/2014 10:07 AM|
|Life Time - Minnewashta School Lunch Partnership||4/24/2014 9:18 AM|Life Time Foundation
will provide support to improve school lunch nutrition delivered to students at Minnewashta Elementary beginning in Fall 2014. Over the last three-years, the Foundation also has partnered with Minnetonka’s Deephaven Elementary to do the same.
Life Time Foundation
Life Time Fitness, Inc.,
2902 Corporate Place, Chanhassen, MN 55317
|Kindergarten Play and Stay||4/23/2014 12:23 PM|
Is your child coming to Groveland Kindergarten for the 2014 - 2015 school year? Join us on May 6th for Kindergarten Play and Stay!
|Youth Triathlon Saturday, May 3||4/22/2014 2:07 PM|
Swim! Bike! Run! Join us Saturday, May 3 at Minnetonka Middle School East for the tenth annual Minnetonka Youth Triathlon.
|Trash into Treasure is this weekend!||4/22/2014 11:28 AM|
Donate your unused and unwanted items to benefit local charities.
|MHS Band Earns Accolades at State Contest ||4/21/2014 4:00 PM|
The MHS Band received “Superior” ratings, the highest rating possible, in 25 events. Three Minnetonka performances received perfect scores. Two students received "Best in Site" awards and “Spotlight in the Arts” awards. The Minnetonka Jazz Ensemble has received a Jazz Education grant from the Dakota Foundation.
|MMW Theatre Presents: "The Actor Games"||4/21/2014 3:52 PM|
MMW Theatre to put on three shows from May 2-3 of the dystopian/Hunger Games parody.
|2014-15 MHS Cheerleading Tryouts||4/21/2014 2:40 PM|
Tryouts for the national award-winning Minnetonka High School cheerleading team for the 2014-15 season are coming up.
|Excelsior DI Team Advances to Global Finals||4/17/2014 3:16 PM|
An all-girl team of Excelsior Elementary Navigator students qualified for the Destination Imagination (DI) Global Finals 2014 on May 21-24, 2014 in Knoxville, TN.
|MMW Presidential Awards Event||4/16/2014 10:47 AM|
MMW set to recognize 147 students that have shown academic excellence throughout their middle school experience.
|Seven MHS Athletes Sign Letters of Intent||4/16/2014 9:45 AM|
Minnetonka has now had 34 total athletes sign NLIs this year.
Student Activities Director
|Dr. Paula Hoff Appointed New MMW Principal||4/15/2014 1:10 PM|
With 14 years of relationship-driven, educational leadership and 15 years of teaching experience, Dr. Paula Hoff has been hired as principal for Minnetonka Middle School West beginning July 1, 2014. She is currently at Westwood Middle School in Spring Lake Park, MN where she has served as principal since 2004.
|3 Students Win Regional KidWind Challenge||4/14/2014 2:50 PM|
Three Excelsior Elementary students won first place in the Regional Minnesota Renewable Energy Challenge KidWind Generator Division. They now advance to the national competition in Washington, D.C. on April 26.
|MHS Orchestra Cubs Foods Bagging||4/14/2014 2:29 PM|
Members of the high school orchestras will be bagging groceries to help fund instrument rental for next year's international travel.
|MMW Pool Open House CANCELLED||4/11/2014 1:20 PM|
The Minnetonka Aquatics MMW Pool Open House scheduled for this Sunday, April 13 has been cancelled.
|Dr. Peterson Garners Communications Award||4/10/2014 4:23 PM|
Minnetonka Superintendent to be honored by state communications association with Leadership in District Communications Award
|Tonka Pride Sale This Weekend||4/10/2014 10:53 AM|
Sale will take place this Friday and Saturday at the District Service Center.
|ADHD: What is it? How do you manage it?||4/9/2014 2:19 PM|
Bandy to speak to interested parents on April 14 at 6:30 p.m. in the MWM Media Center.
|Scenic Heights Fun Run - April 26||4/8/2014 11:51 AM|
Come on out and enjoy a beautiful spring morning of running and walking with your friends and family! Join us for the 4th Annual Scenic Heights 5K and 1K Fun Run through the neighborhoods around Scenic Heights.
Scenic Heights Elementary School
|MMW Student a Geographic Bee Semifinalist||4/7/2014 12:52 PM|
MMW seventh grader Parthiv Krishna won the Minnetonka Middle School West Geographic Bee and qualified for the 2014 Minnesota National Geographic Bee.
|Vinehill Road Closure - IMPORTANT Parent Info||4/2/2014 7:03 PM|
March 27-August 1 Vine Hill Road will be closed just north of Deephaven Elementary School. EXPECT DELAYS during drop-off and pick-up times (7:30 -8:05 am) (2:20 - 2:55 pm) Please watch this short video from Mr. McGinley.
Deephaven School Office
|Trash into Treasure on April 26||4/2/2014 2:32 PM|
Donate your unused and unwanted items to benefit local charities.
|District Spelling Bee Winners Announced||4/2/2014 9:51 AM|
Minnetonka School District announces the winners of the 2014 District Spelling Bee.
|Diamond Club Spring Kick-Off Breakfast||4/1/2014 2:10 PM|
Join the Diamond Club on April 12 for a breakfast and program to kick off the spring season at Veterans and Legacy Fields.
|Minnetonka Theatre Presents "Evita"||3/31/2014 1:46 PM|
Tickets are on sale now for the Minnetonka High School Theatre spring musical.
Liz Barlow, Marketing and Box Office Coordinator
|Minnetonka Earns Music Education Honors||3/26/2014 4:55 PM|
The Minnetonka School District has been recognized by the NAMM Foundation for the second-straight year as one of its Best Communities for Music Education.
|Dance Team Tryouts: April 21-25||3/25/2014 12:12 PM|
Tryouts for the 2014-15 Fall Performance Dance Team and Winter Competition Dance Team will be held April 21-25 at Minnetonka High School.
|MMW Online Elective Registration Open||3/24/2014 2:42 PM|
The online registration window is still open for your child to register for his/her electives. It will remain open until March 26.
|MMW Pool Open House Sunday, April 13||3/20/2014 3:18 PM|
Check out our newly renovated pool and pretend it’s summer at our Hawaiian-themed Open House on Sunday, April 13 from 1-4 pm at MMW. Meet Minnetonka Aquatics staff and enjoy playing games and spending time in the pool.
|Nelson to be inducted into Hall of Fame||3/20/2014 2:11 PM|
Minnetonka football head coach among group of five coaches to be honored for their contributions to high school football in Minnesota
|College Fair at MHS on March 20||3/19/2014 9:11 AM|
Students are encouraged to attend the College Fair at MHS on March 20, from 6-8 p.m., to learn more about potential college choices.
|Groveland Gala: "Anything Goes"||3/19/2014 8:57 AM|
Join us for this fun parent's night out and Groveland PTA Fundraiser. As always, this event promises to be a great time!
|Minnetonka Class Sizes Among Lowest in Metro||3/18/2014 12:03 PM|
Minnetonka’s average elementary class size of 21.14 is the smallest class size among 40 metro-area school districts for the 2013-14 school year according to a study recently released by ECSU. Minnetonka’s average middle school and high school class sizes are also below region-wide averages.
|MHS Students Named Caring Youth Recipients||3/17/2014 10:34 AM|
Ten Minnetonka High School students will be recognized for their outstanding service to others at the Caring Youth Recognition event on Thursday, March 20, 2014, at 7 p.m. at the Minnetonka Community Center.
|Mollick Named Conductor for Youth Orchestra||3/17/2014 10:08 AM|
Dan Mollick, orchestra director at MME and MMW, will join the artistic staff of Greater Twin Cities Youth Symphonies as the Concertino Conductor in September 2014.
|MHS Choirs Earn Top Ratings at State||3/13/2014 1:49 PM|
MHS Treble and Concert Choirs received the highest ratings possible for their performances at the State Region 6AA Contest for Large Choral Ensembles on March 10, 2014.
|11 Students Named National Merit Finalists||3/12/2014 12:19 PM|
Minnetonka High School is proud to announce all 11 National Merit Semifinalists have been named National Merit Finalists. Finalists will be considered for National Merit Scholarships to be offered in 2014.
|Quiz Bowl Sends Two Teams to Nationals||3/12/2014 10:51 AM|
Two Minnetonka High School Quiz Bowl Teams have qualified for Nationals in Chicago. The tournament takes place May 30-June 1.
|MME Theatre Presents: Guys and Dolls Jr.||3/10/2014 10:40 AM|
Tickets are now available online for the MME production of "Guys and Dolls Jr.," which will be playing March 20-22.
MME Theatre Coordinator
|18 DECA Students Qualify for International Conference||3/10/2014 10:35 AM|
Eighteen MHS students earned the opportunity to compete at the 2014 International Career Development Conference in Atlanta, GA May 3-6. DECA set two State competition chapter records: 52 students qualified for the Finals and Javidan Odqan qualified in three events.
|2014 MMW Guitar Concerts||3/6/2014 10:22 AM|
Join MMW students for a series of guitar concerts aimed at relieving you of your winter blues.
|Parent Input Forms Available||3/4/2014 7:58 AM|
Parent Input Forms are available. You may either download or pick up a form in the school office. Deadline for submission is March 27. Information will be used to develop class lists for next year and will be shared with next year’s classroom teacher.
Scenic Heights Elementary School