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Minnetonka Theatre Presents: "The Importance of Being Earnest"2/5/2016 12:14 PM
​The Importance of Being Earnest, A Trivial Comedy for Serious People is coming to Minnetonka Theatre, February 19-28.
Liz Barlow
Box Office: 952.401.5898
Two Skippers Football Players Sign NLIs2/3/2016 2:32 PM
Including Minnetonka's fall signees, the Class of 2016 has now had 25 student athletes sign National Letters of Intent.
Skippers 2016 Winter Sports Update2/2/2016 3:15 PM
Following along with your favorite Minnetonka athletic teams as they begin postseason play.
After School Activities Cancelled, Feb. 22/2/2016 1:24 PM
​Minnetonka Public Schools will be cancelling all after school activities, including the 8th grade parent night at MHS, on Tuesday, February 2.
District Communications
Boys Swim & Dive Wins True Team State2/2/2016 9:31 AM
Minnetonka won its third straight True Team title on Saturday, January 30 at the University of Minnesota.
Minnetonka Theatre One Act Performances1/29/2016 4:04 PM
Minnetonka Theatre One Act is performing in the Sectional competition on Saturday, February 6.
MMW Speech Team Takes First at State1/28/2016 12:58 PM
The team boasted nine first place finishers and placed 31 students or groups in the top five.
2016-17 CSE Kindergarten Information1/27/2016 1:17 PM
Take a look at the 2016-17 Clear Springs kindergarten information presentation.
District Communications
VANTAGE Healthcare Students to Experience Full Trauma Training Simulation 1/27/2016 12:29 PM
Partnership with Children’s Hospital gives students access to practicing physicians and professionals in a simulated emergency room setting.
Lyssa Campbell, APR Communications Coordinator Minnetonka Public Schools C: 952.412.8146​
Winter Wonderland Invite on February 61/22/2016 3:06 PM
Come show your school spirit and support Minnetonka's varsity and junior varsity gymnasts!
Samantha Howard
MHS DECA Sends Record 120 to State1/20/2016 3:49 PM
The high school business club provides students opportunity to develop leadership and business skills.
​​2016-17 Registration Information for Minnetonka Public Schools1/15/2016 10:23 AM
The District is hosting information events for all grade levels during the registration period. Kindergarten registration closes January 28.
District Communications
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Norby Goes for Gold Against Canada1/15/2016 9:41 AM
The Minnetonka senior is aiming for her second straight gold medal at the IIHF Under-18 Women's World Championships.
District Communications
Newly Elected School Board Members Ambrosen and Becker Sworn-In1/14/2016 3:06 PM
Pam Langseth Elected School Board Chair for 2016
District Communications
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Minnetonka Makes 6th Annual AP District Honor Roll1/13/2016 11:00 AM
Minnetonka Public Schools honored by the College Board for increasing access to AP coursework while maintaining or increasing the percentage of students earning a score of 3 or higher on AP exams.
SAT Test Reminder for Gr. 7-8 Students1/12/2016 11:54 AM
Students who have already registered for the SAT are reminded the test will be administered Saturday, Jan. 23, 2016 at Minnetonka Middle School East.
Minnetonka Teachers Honored by TIES12/18/2015 4:40 PM
Dr. Tim Sauer and Ali Wachutka were recognized as TIES Exceptional Teachers at the TIES 2015 Education Technology Conference
District Communications
MHS Junior to Hit "Home Runs That Help"12/18/2015 3:44 PM
Skippers baseball player Jimmy Ramsey will represent Minnesota, and the West Metro Miracle League, in a national home run derby.
District Communications
"Nice Work If You Can Get It" Earns 18 Spotlight Awards12/14/2015 12:55 PM
Minnetonka Theatre's fall musical has won 18 Spotlight Awards, including Outstanding Overall Production of a Musical.
District Communications
​Minnetonka Public School District Receives Clean Financial Audit12/9/2015 4:33 PM
District receives the best evaluation possible from CliftonLarsonAllen LLP
District Communications
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Vote for Minnetonka Cheerleading!12/8/2015 11:17 AM
Minnetonka cheerleading has been nominated for "Minnesota Football Program of the Year", sponsored by the Minnesota Vikings.
District Communications
December Concerts Showcase Student Musicians12/7/2015 5:28 PM
Free, District-wide concerts between December 7-17 feature band, choir and orchestra students.
District Communications
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Learn More About Kindergarten at Minnewashta12/1/2015 12:27 PM
View the presentation from Preschool Story Hour on Tuesday, Dec. 1.
Minnewashta Main Office
Phil Trout Assumes NACAC Presidency11/30/2015 9:02 AM
Trout is in his ninth year as MHS's college counselor
District Communications
Minnetonka Theatre Presents: "Chitty Chitty Bang Bang"11/25/2015 10:12 AM
Don't miss Minnetonka Theatre's holiday production of Ian Fleming's "Chitty Chitty Bang Bang"
Liz Barlow, Box Office & Marketing Coordinator
Direct: 952.401.5712
Box Office: 952.401.5898
Fax: 952.401.5959
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
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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
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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
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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
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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
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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.
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