School districts in the Lake Minnetonka area have approved their 2020 property tax levies.
WAYZATA — Wayzata band alumni and friends are hosting a fundraising concert on March 14 for the Woody Budnick/Chip Williams Scholarship Fund, which provides an annual college scholarship to a Wayzata High School band senior, according to a news release.
Schools in the area are closing early and canceling or postponing afternoon and evening activities due to the pending snowstorm.
EXCELSIOR — Earlier in the school year, a second-grader at Excelsior Elementary School approached principal Stacy DeCorsey with an idea — students should have reusable water bottles so they don’t use the plastic ones that get tossed after one use.
HOPKINS — Hopkins and Minnetonka public schools are looking for nominees for the Caring Youth Award, according to a news release from the district.
PLYMOUTH — Ashley Farrington, the assistant principal at Wayzata Central Middle School in Plymouth has been named Minnesota’s 2020 National Outstanding Assistant Principal, according to a news release from the Minnesota Elementary School Principals’ Association (MESPA).
MINNETONKA — A teacher at Minnetonka Middle School East has been named MCEE’s Economic Educator of the Year.
MINNETRISTA — There will be a cap on kindergarten enrollment in Westonka Public Schools next year in an effort to make sure there’s room for students who live in the district to attend the school in their neighborhood.
Two Eden Prairie High School seniors won Minnesota’s Third Congressional District App Challenge, according to Sam Anderson, a spokesperson from U.S. Rep. Dean Phillips’ office.
MINNETONKA — Don Amorosi was only going to run for a seat on the Minnetonka School Board for one month.
MINNETONKA — Kate Marston has four dolls in her kindergarten classroom at L.H. Tanglen Elementary School. She ordered them a few years ago, making sure each doll represented a different skin tone.
WAYZATA — Hennepin County Public Health awarded 76 organizations Wellness by Design awards, including Wayzata Public Schools, on Nov. 7 at an award ceremony at the Maple Grove Community Center, according to a news release from the county.
MINNETRISTA — The Westonka School Board will not see any changes this election cycle as all four incumbents were re-elected to the School Board after running unopposed, according to unofficial election results.
HOPKINS — Three new members will join the Hopkins School Board in January, according to unofficial election results on the Secretary of State's website.
MINNETONKA — Voters in the Minnetonka Public School District elected one new member and re-elected three members to the School Board on Tuesday, Nov. 5, according to unofficial results from the Secretary of State's website.
ORONO — Voters in the Orono School District voted down a technology levy on Tuesday, Nov. 5, according to unofficial results from the Secretary of State’s website.
MINNETRISTA — Westonka Public School District voters approved the district’s proposed operating levy referendum on Nov. 5 with 65.24% of the vote, according to unofficial results from the Secretary of State’s Office.
ORONO — Voters in the Orono Public School District went to the polls on Nov. 5 to elect three members to the Orono School Board.
Voters in the Lake Minnetonka area voted Tuesday, Nov. 5, to elect members to the school board in the district in which they live. Some voters also had ballot questions and in Minnetonka there was a City Council race.
PLYMOUTH — Wayzata Public Schools celebrated its newest school, North Woods Elementary, on Sunday, Nov. 3, in a dedication ceremony.
On Nov. 5, people across the Lake Minnetonka area will enter polling booths to cast their vote in local elections.
Minnesota schools can do a better job of teaching about Native Americans’ history and present, the Shakopee Mdewakanton Sioux Community said this month.
WESTONKA — On Nov. 5, the Westonka Public School District is seeking approval of an Operating Levy Referendum. Superintendent Kevin Borg introduced the levy at a July 15 School Board meeting.
MINNETRISTA — Snow days may be a thing of the past for students in the Westonka Public School District.
MINNETONKA — Minnetonka City Council candidates hoping to be elected or re-elected spoke and debated in the Minnetonka City Council chambers Tuesday, Oct. 1, during a League of Women Voters candidate forum.
MINNETONKA — Hopkins School Board candidates discussed topics of diversity, school start times, open enrollment and more at a recent forum hosted by the League of Women Voters-Minnetonka, Eden Prairie and Hopkins.
ORONO — When voters in the Orono Public School District head to the polls, they'll be asked if they support a property tax increase that would generate an additional $1 million a year for the school district's technology initiatives.
MEDINA — The Ladies Professional Golf Association (LPGA) has named a local golf instructor the 2019 Midwest Section Teacher of the Year.
MINNETONKA — At a recent forum, candidates seeking election to the Minnetonka School Board discussed open enrollment, mental health and the district’s strengths and weaknesses, among other topics.
WAYZATA — Fifteen students from The Blake School were named semifinalists in the 2020 National Merit Scholarship Program, according to a news release from the school.
WAYZATA — Thirty-two students from Wayzata High School were named National Merit Scholar Semifinalists, according to a news release from Wayzata Public Schools.
PLYMOUTH — The Oakwood Elementary School expansion project caused conflict between the Wayzata School Board, school district and Plymouth City Council as the groups worked to move the project forward.
EXCELSIOR — Quinn Hughes and Tyler Clair, who are both seventh-graders at Minnetonka Middle School West, care a lot about the environment.
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