Oct. 10, 2019 – Chris Holden’s ability to spark learners has not gone unnoticed. During a school assembly in September, Holden was honored as a Chevalier dans l’Ordre des Palmes Académiques (Knight of the Order of Academic Palms) by the Consul General of France in Chicago.
Oct. 10, 2019 – Edina Public Schools is pleased to announce Normandale Elementary has received LabelFrancÉducation, a quality seal granted by the French Ministry of Foreign Affairs and Education to foreign schools promoting French dual-language programs of very high quality. LabelFrancÉducation has been awarded to 285 school in 53 countries. Normandale Elementary is the only school in Minnesota to receive this award.
Oct. 8, 2019 - An Academic Calendar Preferences Survey has been sent, via email, to all district parents and employees as the calendar planning process begins. A Calendar Committee comprised of district parents, staff and administrators, is working to create academic calendars for the 2020-21 and 2021-22 school years.
Sept. 25, 2019 – Three Edina High School students have received College Board recognition in the Hispanic Recognition Program.
Sept. 26, 2019 – Edina Public Schools is pleased to announce 20 students from Edina High School have been selected as commended students in the National Merit Scholarship Program.
EHS student selected for All-National Honors Symphony Orchestra Ensemble
Oct. 10, 2019 – Edina High School senior Dahyun Hong has been selected to participate in the All-National Honors Symphony Orchestra Ensemble. This ensemble, sponsored by the National Association for Music Education, consists of more than 100 high school orchestra players and represents the top performing high school musicians in the United States.
Hong is among three Minnesotans selected for the ensemble. Students selected for the national ensemble qualified for their state-level honor ensemble program and competed against other top performing students. The All National Honors Symphony Orchestra Ensemble will rehearse a challenging repertoire and perform under the direction of Soo Han in November in Orlando Florida.
Edina High School yearbook receives top ratings for 2019
Oct. 1, 2019 – The EHS yearbook Whigrean has earned the highest ratings in its history from the National Scholastic Press Association (NSPA) and the Columbia Scholastic Press Association (CSPA) for the 2019 edition “Perspective.” NSPA rated the Whigrean as "First Class" for the third year in a row, but for the first time, it received two marks of distinction, in both photography and writing, and the highest score it’s ever received. CSPA rated “Perspective” at the "Gold Medalist” level, having earned 921 out of a possible 1000 points. It also received, for the first time, a "Columbian All-Honors" rating for the visuals (photography and design). Editors-in-Chief last year were Lily Randall, Elsa Hetletvedt, and Grace Daly. Cecilia Little was the Staff Photography Editor, Anna Lonquist was the Staff Writing Editor, and Madison Romain was the Business Editor.
Three EHS students selected in Hispanic Recognition ProgramSept. 26, 2019 – Three Edina High School students have received College Board recognition in the Hispanic Recognition Program. Students are invited to apply for the academic honor by taking the PSAT/National Merit Scholarship Qualifying Test (PSAT/NMSQT). Paul Gherghetta, Clementine Raffy, and Jacob Uribe have all taken the PSAT/NMSQT and achieved the minimum required scores. In addition to the test, all of the students have earned a cumulative GPA of 3.5 or higher by the middle of their junior year. The College Board Hispanic Recognition Program is an academic honor that can be included on college applications. Colleges use this honor to help identify academically exceptional students.
Commended Students selected in National Merit Scholarship Program
Sept. 26, 2019 – Edina Public Schools is pleased to announce 20 students from Edina High School have been selected as commended students in the National Merit Scholarship Program. While these students will not continue in the 2020 competition for National Merit Scholarship awards, they are among the top 50,000 scorers of more than 1.5 million students who entered the competition by taking the 2018 Preliminary SAT/National Merit Scholarship Qualifying Test (PSAT/NMSQT). View the list of Commended Students.
Edina student highlighted as one of the most inspiring teens in the Twin Cities
Sept. 25, 2019 – Edina senior Avahnii Lewis was selected by the City Pages as one of the nine most inspiring teens in the Twin Cities - young people who were “enriching the world around them and will continue to.” Each of the nine students were highlighted in a personal story about their accomplishments and what makes them an inspiration. Lewis was selected for her skills in graphic design, her work with varying clients such as the Guthrie, 3M and the NCAA, and her passion for how arts education and social justice work together.
Read more: Avahnii Lewis: The Designer
EHS students named National Merit Semifinalists
Sept. 16, 2019 – Edina Public Schools is pleased to announce 19 Edina High School students have been named National Merit Semifinalists in the 2020 National Merit Scholarship Program. These students were among 1.5 million in about 21, 000 high schools who entered the program by taking the 2018 Preliminary SAT/National Merit Scholarship Qualifying Test (PSAT/NMSQT). The nationwide pool of Semifinalists represents less than one percent of U.S. high school seniors. The Semifinalists will have the opportunity to advance to Finalist standing by submitting a detailed scholarship application. They will then be able to compete for 7,600 National Merit Scholarships, offered next spring, worth more than $31 million. Over 90 percent of the Semifinalists are expected to attain Finalist standing. View the list of students named National Merit Semifinalists.
Anushka Thorat to serve on Minnesota Youth Council
Aug. 23, 2019 - Minnesota Alliance With Youth is pleased to announce that Anushka Thorat of Edina has been selected to serve on the Minnesota Youth Council for her second term, representing MN Congressional District 3. Anushka Thorat, an EHS senior, served on Dean Philips’s Youth Advisory Committee this summer. Youth Council members meet with elected officials, advocate for legislation and policy platforms that support equity and young people and hold legislative committee meetings to hear legislation directly from elected officials.