District News

  • Valley View gym named in honor of Manderfeld

    Dec. 15, 2020 - The Edina School Board approved the naming of a gymnasium in honor of retiring administrator Mary Manderfeld at last night’s meeting. The Valley View Middle School south gym is now the Mary Manderfeld Gymnasium.

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  • Eight Edina teachers achieve Board Certification

    Dec. 15, 2020 – Eight EPS educators have received National Board Certification, a major professional achievement and credential of excellence. This is the highest credential available to American educators.

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  • HRRC recognizes 'Seeds of Change' organizers with Tom Oye

    Dec. 10, 2020 – The Human Rights & Relations Commission recently honored organizers of the summer “Seeds of Change” art installation at 50th & France with the 2020 Tom Oye Human Rights Award for championing human rights in the community.

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  • Virtual public hearings for WBWF, Truth in Taxation

    Dec. 7, 2020 - Each year, the district presents the World’s Best Work Force (WBWF) and Truth in Taxation reports prior to a School Board meeting for public review and comment. Due to COVID-19 restrictions and the current virtual meetings of the School Board, these public hearings will also be virtual.

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  • National Merit students recognized in virtual reception

    Nov. 16, 2020 – Edina Public Schools is recognizing 25 students selected as National Merit Semifinalists and 22 students selected as Commended Students.

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  • Director of DMTS honored with IMS Global Leadership Award

    Nov. 12, 2020 – Steve Buettner, director of District Media and Technology Services for Edina Public Schools, will receive the 2019 IMS Global Leadership Award on Monday, November 16. This award recognizes IMS Global members who have gone above and beyond in displaying leadership.

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  • EHS writers and publication among winners in Gold Medallion contest

    Oct. 29, 2020 – Four Edina High School students received recognition from the Minnesota High School Press Association for their stories featured in the Zephyrus student news publication. In addition to individual awards, the EHS yearbook Whigrean received the MHSPA Gold Medallion Award, the highest award given to a Minnesota high school publication.

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  • Congratulations and thank you! EPS honors fall retirees

    Oct. 29, 2020 - Fourteen District employees retired this fall. Collectively, they contributed 267 years of service to Edina students, families and colleagues. We want to thank and honor them now, and give the community a chance to do the same, as these former employees begin their retirement adventure.

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  • Snow days go virtual

    Oct. 27, 2020 - If extreme weather causes the district to close school buildings, learning would continue uninterrupted as all students and staff would shift to an e-Learning Day.

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  • USDA extends free meals for students through end of school year

    Oct. 20, 2020 - The United States Department of Agriculture (USDA) has announced that the free meals program for students has been extended through June 30, 2021. It is part of the USDA’s commitment to ensuring access to nutritious food for school children during the COVID-19 pandemic.

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  • Additional solar projects capture savings, educational opportunity

    Sept. 28, 2020 - Edina Public Schools has 1,684 more reasons to smile on sunny days. That’s the number of solar panels installed at three District sites over the past two months. The District expects to dramatically increase its savings in electricity costs -- savings that will continue to increase over time.

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  • Commended Students recognized in National Merit Program

    Sept. 23, 2020 – Twenty-two Edina High School students have been selected as Commended Students in the 2021 National Merit Scholarship Program.

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  • EPS students maintain high AP results despite COVID

    Sept. 17, 2020 - More than 86% of Edina students who took AP tests last spring scored 3 or higher, consistent with scores over the past four years despite the unique challenges presented by COVID-19. Of the 1,176 Edina students who took AP exams, 507 earned recognition as AP Scholars in four categories.

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  • School Board shifts to partial in-person meetings

    Sept. 16, 2020 - School Board Chair Erica Allenburg announced at the Sept. 14 meeting that the Board has begun conducting its regular meetings in a partial in-person format at the District Office Conference Room, with limited public seating available in the adjacent collaborative space. Construction in the Board Room is expected to be completed in February.

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  • Literacy specialist joins EPS staff

    Sept. 16, 2020 - Edina Public Schools is pleased to announce the hiring of Dr. Bonnie D. Houck as Instruction Supervisor for Literacy.

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  • 25 EHS students selected as National Merit Semifinalists

    Sept. 10, 2020 – Edina Public Schools is pleased to announce 25 EHS students have been selected as National Merit Semifinalists in the 2021 National Merit Scholarship Program. The program honors individual students who show exceptional academic ability and potential for success in rigorous college studies.

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  • District offers Parent Orientation opportunities

    Parents! Sign up for Technology Orientation, send questions for a Virtual Q&A and get ready for a great school year.

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  • Recognizing EPS employee milestones

    Aug. 26, 2020 – Edina Public Schools recognizes a number of significant milestones reached by numerous staff members this year.

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  • Edina MealFund receives Mayor’s Commendation

    Aug. 13, 2020 – City of Edina Mayor Jim Hovland, presented the Edina MealFund with the Mayor’s Commendation for Service to Youth on Aug. 3. This commendation is presented annually to any individual or organization making a positive impact on the lives of Edina youth.

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  • 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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