District News

  • First day of school moves to Sept. 8 following Board approval

    Aug. 11, 2020 – The Edina School Board unanimously approved a recommendation by administration to move the first day of school for the 2020-21 school year from Aug. 31, to Tuesday, Sept. 8, the day after Labor Day. This allows for an additional five days for professional development and teacher preparation for the implementation of two new learning models necessitated by the COVID-19 outbreak.

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  • Administration recommends change to school start date

    Aug. 7, 2020 - At the School Board Work Session on Aug. 6, district administrators presented a recommendation that the start date for the 2020-21 school year be moved to Sept. 8. The recommendation followed more than four hours of presentations by district administrators, school principals and program coordinators to update the Board on operational and instructional plans for the coming school year.

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  • 2020-21 Planning Update at tonight’s Board Work Session

    Tonight’s School Board work session will focus on a report and discussion with district administration about plans for the coming school year.

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  • South View names Loo and Pettis co-deans

    Aug. 3, 2020 – South View Middle School is pleased to announce the hiring of Tricia Pettis and Kaela Loo as Dean of Students. The two will share the Dean position and also an instructional coach position, a role they have each served in during the past three years.

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  • Board Work Session rescheduled for July 22

    July 16, 2020 - Due to family emergencies and scheduling conflicts among several participants, tonight’s School Board work session has been rescheduled for Wednesday, July 22 at 5 p.m.

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  • Cook named South View Assistant Principal

    July 7, 2020 – Edina Public Schools is pleased to announce the hiring of Dr. Tami Jo Cook as Assistant Principal at South View Middle School. Cook has been Dean of Students at South View since 2005.

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  • EHS seniors collaborate on ideas to improve distance learning in the future

    June 11, 2020 - When it was announced that students would engage in distance learning for the remainder of the school year, the opportunity to participate in a May Term project was no longer an option. With this in mind, seniors Sydney Piere and Jack Piere proposed an alternative to this year-end project.

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  • School Board approves 2020-25 Strategic Plan

    June 10, 2020 - The Edina School Board approved a five-year strategic plan for the district at its regular meeting on June 8. The 19-page document, approved unanimously by the School Board, includes Mission and Vision statements and five Priority Strategies.

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  • De St. Hubert named Director of Teaching and Learning

    June 8, 2020 - Edina Public Schools is pleased to announce the hiring of Jody De St. Hubert as the district’s next Director of Teaching and Learning. She is currently principal at Alice Smith Elementary in the Hopkins school district.

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  • Carlson accepts Wayzata principal position

    May 30, 2020 - Edina Public Schools announces the resignation of Ryan Carlson, assistant principal at South View Middle School. He has accepted the position of principal at Wayzata West Middle School.

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  • District leaders honored by Edina Chamber of Commerce

    May 28, 2020 – Edina Public Schools Digital Learning Specialists Sean Beaverson and Michael Walker have been selected by the Edina Chamber of Commerce as the 2020 Teachers of the Year.

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  • Rendleman receives Rotary Leadership Award

    May 28, 2020 – Kathy Rendleman, executive director of the Edina Education Fund has received the Rotary Club of Edina’s Chrysanne Manoles Women in Leadership Award. The award honors and celebrates the work of women in the community.

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  • Edina students receive National Yearbook Program of Excellence Award

    May 27, 2020 – South View Middle School and Edina High School students have been awarded Jostens’ National Yearbook Program of Excellence Award. The award recognizes those who excel in creation and distribution of their yearbook.

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  • Community Candidate Forum for Director of Teaching and Learning May 26

    May 21, 2020 - You are invited to participate in a virtual Community Candidate Forum for the next Director of Teaching and Learning of Edina Public Schools on Tuesday, May 26. Due to social distancing guidelines, the three final candidates will present introductory statements and answer submitted questions via live-streaming on YouTube.

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  • Edina middle schoolers graduate from Nike Game Growers Program

    May 20, 2020 – Lila Emerson and Claire Wegmann-Krider, both eighth graders at South View Middle School in Edina, were drafted by the Minnesota Lynx as their 2020 Nike Game Growers, and will be graduating from the program at the end of May.

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  • Edina High School students win state economics challenge championship

    May 19, 2020 – Edina High School took first place in the Adam Smith division of the State Economics Challenge competition, the most challenging division for students in advanced classes.

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  • District recognizes 19 retiring district employees

    May 14, 2020 - This year, 19 employees are retiring from positions all across the district. Collectively, they have contributed 358 years of service to EPS students, families and colleagues. Unfortunately, in light of the current social distancing guidelines, the district is not able to honor them with the in-person retirement celebration that has traditionally been held.

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  • Highlands fourth grader among top in Midwest for fourth grade on PSAT

    May 14, 2020 – Highlands Elementary fourth grader, Yamato Takahashi is celebrating his recent success on Northwestern University’s Midwest Academic Talent Search PSAT 8/9 test. Among fourth grade test-takers in the Midwest, Yamato scored number two in math and number three in composition.

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  • U.S. News ranks EHS in Top 10 Minnesota public, non-charter schools

    May 8, 2020 – Edina High School is ranked among the top 10 public non-charter high schools in Minnesota by U.S. News and World Report in its annual Best High Schools Rankings. The publication ranked approximately 17,790 public high schools in the U.S.

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  • Smasal named EPS Assistant Superintendent

    April 30, 2020 - Edina Public Schools is pleased to announce the hiring of Dr. Randy Smasal as Assistant Superintendent. Smasal has been the district’s Director of Teaching and Learning for the past eight years, and has held leadership positions in several other districts.

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