District News

  • 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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  • 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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