When the Eden Prairie High School volleyball team gets middles Elena Lewis and Lydia Shields involved in its offense, it means its passing game is spot on. When its passing game is on, Eden Prairie can beat anyone. It’s really that simple.
The discovery of a single zebra mussel was recently reported in Bryant Lake in Eden Prairie. Three Rivers Park District staff discovered the invasive species on a settlement plate, a simple underwater detection device placed around docks and shorelines, and reported it to the DNR.
Friday’s 33-13 win over arch rival Wayzata was a big deal. Big because it means the No. 1 ranked Eden Prairie High School football team ran through its Lake Conference competition with an undefeated 4-0 record; bigger because Eden Prairie finished regular-season play 8-0.
Congratulations, Eden Prairie. You are getting the SWLRT. Three weeks ago, our City Council voted 4-1 in favor of the "revised design" of the light rail through our fair city. Our mayor, who had voiced some concerns about the new alignment, voted in favor of it - despite her concerns. Mayor Nancy Tyra-Lukens serves on two of the Met Council SWLRT committees: The SWLRT Corridor Management Committee and she is listed as a "Policy Board Member" of the "Corridors of Opportunity" committee (now called "Partnership for Regional Opportunity").
In 2011, when I was first elected to the School Board, our district was in poor shape. Since then, the School Board and the new superintendent have been working hard on restoring trust between the public, the School Board, and the administration and staff. We have had new leadership installed at the superintendent and executive team, at several of our schools, as well as on the School Board. We have successfully passed both the Technology and Operating referendums, putting us in solid financial shape. And we have introduced several new programs to improve the education for our students, such as full-day kindergarten and a new gifted and talented program, as well as developed a Strategic Plan to set a course for the future for our district.