• Experience is Edina Public Schools' printed newsletter. Published four times a year by the communications department, the newsletter is distributed to families and residents of Edina Public Schools.

Current Issue | Spring 2017-18

  • Districtwide contest connects students to the community through art

    Edina elementary students embarked on a unique project this spring designed to introduce them to the world of public art. Shannon Steven, art teacher at Cornelia Elementary School, is leading students from every elementary school through a project she created called “Classroom to Community! Edina Student Public Art Project.” It is a collaboration with Edina’s Arts and Culture Commission and is supported with an Educator Grant from the Edina Education Fund.

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  • Superintendent's Experience: A healthy community celebrates its children

    Coming up on the end of my first school year, I remain excited about being the Superintendent of Edina Public Schools. I have found the students, teachers, parents, and community leaders in Edina to be supportive, passionate, caring and fun. I have had the opportunity to observe students engaged with their teachers, peers, parents and community members. As with all children, their inquiry during learning delights me - they ask such amazing questions!

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  • Board approves $1.7 million in budget adjustments for 2018-19 school year

    At its work session April 16, the Edina School Board gave preliminary approval to budget adjustments totaling $1.7 million for the 2018-19 school year. The budget alignment plan was proposed by district administration and staff following multiple discussions with the School Board and its Finance Committee, input from the community, and review of recommendations from previous Budget Advisory Task Forces.

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  • Yoga options abound as Community Education responds to interest

    Just as yoga and other mindfulness practices teach how to be present in the here and now, Edina residents need look no further than the here and now to learn more about them.

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  • Heart rate monitors motivate students to keep moving

    Beside the balls, racquets and cones that are standard equipment in school gymnasiums, South View Middle School students are using technology to take their physical education to the next level. Heart rate monitors are teaching students about their bodies and motivating them to make choices that lead to overall wellness.

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  • Love of all things STEM leads to state award for high school senior

    Aarathi Garimella, a senior at Edina High School (EHS), is one of 13 young women in the state to receive a Minnesota Aspirations for Women in Computing Award. The award was presented April 17 by the National Center for Women and Information Technology (NCWIT) and their local partner, the Minnesota State IT Center of Excellence.

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  • Krista Phillips creates connections through the Edina Resource Center

    Krista Phillips started her role as manager of the Edina Resource Center (ERC) in July 2017. In that role, she makes connections between community members and community providers, finding resources in areas such as food, housing, transportation, healthcare, financial support and more.

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  • Engineering design capstone opens door to real-world partnership

    A winter that refused to leave provided a necessary and consistent blanket of snow and ice for four Edina High School (EHS) students to test a project they had been working on all semester, one that could improve the safety of driving during winter storms.

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The front page of the 2017-18 Spring issue of Experience.

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