EPS Snapshot - April 2019
April 8 - Moody’s assigns Edina Public Schools an Aaa credit rating -- the highest credit rating granted to school districts.
April 8 - EHS winter State Champion sports teams visited the state capitol.
April 9 - Author Mary Bleckwehl visited Normandale students, talking with them about reading and writing books.
April 9 - With sponsorship by the Edina Education Fund, staff of the district’s Deaf and Hard of Hearing (DHH) program organized a day for bonding and self-acceptance that included a speaker, activities, and hip-hop dancing.
April 10 - EHS freshman wins Gold Medal in National Scholastic Writing and Art Competition and will accept her award at Carnegie Hall.
April 18 - Grade 9 Repertory Orchestra selected from among 41 middle level orchestras in state to perform at Orchestra Hall.
April 19 - South View Middle School, a designated Unified Champion School by Special Olympics Minnesota, is visited by Special Olympics representatives for feature story in national Association of Middle Level Education Magazine around topic of “teaching social responsibility.” (*Edina High School is also a designated Special Olympics Unified Champion School.)
April 22 - Highlands students perform “Little Blue World” with local musician/composer Jeremy Messersmith, at their school assembly.
April 22 - Highlands Elementary fifth graders take action for the environment with service learning projects that raised funds for 4Oceans. One student spoke at the state capitol with elected leaders.
April 23 - Announcement of two art exhibits to feature works by Edina secondary students during May at the Edina Library and Southdale Center.
April 24 - EPS volunteer Bob Pfefferle was presented with the "Volunteer Excellence Award" at the Community Volunteer Recognition Reception, for his work with students at Cornelia and Creek Valley elementary schools, and EHS.
April 27 - EHS Green Machine Robotics -- wins at national competition and is first team from Minnesota in the FIRST Hall of Fame.
April 29 - Gary Sebek, Gr. 3 teacher at Concord Elementary, named Edina Chamber of Commerce “Teacher of the Year.” Sebek’s family, representatives of the Chamber, and the parents who nominated him surprised Sebek in his classroom with balloons, treats and gratitude for his work as an educator.
April 29 - 382 EHS students were recognized at the annual Edina Scholars Night event. 104 among the group were recognized as Honor Students with Distinction in recognition of academic performance plus service to fellow students as peer tutors.
April 30 - Three Valley View sixth graders achieve eligibility to apply for competition at Broadcom Masters National Science Fair.
April 30 - PACER Center announces that it will present South View Middle School’s Peer Insights program with a Unity Award for its work in preventing bullying.