Distance learning will continue at schools across Minnesota for the remainder of the school year due to the COVID-19 (coronavirus) pandemic, Gov. Tim Walz said on April 23.
Minnesota Governor Tim Walz announced Thursday (April 23) afternoon that students will remain at home for the remainder of the 2019-20 school year.
Some area schools ranked highly on U.S. News and World Report’s annual Best High Schools in Minnesota list, released April 21.
EXCELSIOR — Two siblings who go to Minnetonka Public Schools placed in the top three at the North Central Regional Junior Science and Humanities Symposium (JSHS), the Minnesota Academy of Science said in a news release.
MOUND — The street was covered with scores of multicolored chalk-drawn hearts.
PLYMOUTH — A team from Wayzata High School will compete against seven other teams from across the country in the MathWorks Math Modeling (M3) Challenge finals.
HOPKINS — A Hopkins High School teacher is among the 10 Minnesota Teacher of the Year finalists, according to Education Minnesota.
HOPKINS — Hopkins West Junior High Principal Leanne Kampfe was awarded the brand-new Minnesota Association of IB World Schools (MNIB) Leadership Award on March 12, according to a news release from the school district.
PLYMOUTH — Wayzata Central Middle School will host Wheels to Heels: A Positive Purpose, a motivational event with author Jean Abbott, on May 21, a recent news release says.
MINNETRISTA — Westonka Public Schools is canceling field trips, as well as evening and weekend events, through April 12 in response to COVID-19 concerns.
PLYMOUTH — Wayzata Public Schools is putting in place a few new protocols as more cases of COVID-19 (coronavirus) are confirmed in Minnesota.
Holy Family Catholic High School Assistant Principal John Dols has been named the second principal in the school’s history.
PLYMOUTH — Five Wayzata Central Middle School students with a keen eye for science have spent part of their semester focusing on orchids.
PLYMOUTH — Oakwood Elementary School students and their families gathered Friday, Feb. 28, at the school for fun and games at the Oakwood Carnival, which has run at the school for more than 25 years, according to Principal Sarabeth deNeui.
PLYMOUTH — With an eye on sustainability, four elementary schools in the Wayzata School District have removed single-use plastic water bottles from their cafeterias.
BURNSVILLE — Southwest metro schools took the top spots at the Minnesota High School Quiz Bowl League championship on Thursday at Burnsville High School.
Theo Chalgren recalls the suggestion, the coffee shop discussion and the collaborative effort that led to the establishment of Holy Family Catholic High School — now celebrating its 20th year.
MOUND — Our Lady of the Lake Catholic School’s fifth annual Keg & Cork beer, wine and cider tasting event will be held March 7.
PLYMOUTH — Wayzata High School is hosting its third annual Career and Technical Education Fair on Wednesday, Feb. 19.
PLYMOUTH — A Wayzata High School student is a finalist for the Prudential Spirit of Community Awards, according to a news release from Prudential.
WAYZATA — You may have heard of inter-generational care before — it’s older adults and young students being cared for together. Programs and facilities have popped up all over the United States and the world, including in the Lake Minnetonka area.
PLYMOUTH — One of Wayzata High School Science Bowl teams took first place in the Minnesota 2020 Science Bowl Championship for the third year in a row, according to a news release from the Minnesota Academy of Science.
HOPKINS — Hopkins High School students won 30 Minnesota Scholastic Art Awards, according to a news release from the school district.
MOUND — Jim Halvarson has a long history with Shirley Hills Primary School in Mound. He went to the school from 1967-1974 and then started teaching there in 1989.
MINNETONKA — Students looking for a way to de-stress found a fluffy solution at Minnetonka High School on Tuesday, Jan. 21.
WAYZATA — Students from 11 middle schools will travel to the University of St. Thomas in St. Paul for the Minnesota Academy of Science’s Middle School Science Bowl on Feb. 8, according to a news release.
HOPKINS — Several Lake Minnetonka-area educators are nominated for Minnesota’s 2020 Teacher of the Year, according to a news release from Education Minnesota.
MINNETONKA — Colorful dancers twirled and dipped on the stage at Hopkins High School while the halls filled with the language of Tamil on Saturday, Jan. 18, for the Pongal Harvest Festival.
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.
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