Beginning of Semester Two
Semester Two Begins
Tuesday, January 22nd
Curriculum Night for Incoming 9th Grade
Parents & Guardians
Wednesday, January 23, 2019
5:30pm - 7:30pm
Fick Auditorium
(Enter through Main Entrance - Door 5)  
 
Parents/Guardians of incoming 9th graders for Fall 2019 are invited to Edina High School for a curriculum information session. The purpose of this evening is to provide parents of current 8th grade students with an overview of Edina High School, graduation requirements, curriculum, and student opportunities. 
 
Look for more details within the next week.
Online Class Registration Opens
January 24, 2019
Winter Orchestra Concert
Winter Orchestra Concert
Thursday, January 24th
7:00pm
Fick Auditorium
9th Grade Practice
ACT Test Registration Deadline
The deadline to register for the Practice ACT Test is
Friday, January 25, 2019

On April 2, 2019, EHS will administer a Practice ACT exam to 9 th grade students during the school day. Students will be released from school at 1:15pm upon completion of the exam. Due to the Statewide ACT exam for 11th grade students, regular classes will not be in session at EHS.

The district is not able to mandate all students take the Practice ACT; however, we are encouraging all students to take advantage of this locally administered testing opportunity. This will be an excellent opportunity for 9 th graders to experience college readiness testing in preparation for future college entrance exams.  
To register for the exam, please click on the link below.


The exam will be offered at no cost. 
The deadline to register for the Practice ACT is Friday, January 25, 2019. Families need to sign up using the link provided. While there is no cost associated with the exam, students MUST be registered or they will not be allowed to test. 
We will only have sufficient exams for those who have registered. 
 
Practice ACT test scores will be reviewed in a session with the Princeton Review during Advisory. In this session, students will be provided with information about their progress toward college readiness. The ACT is widely used by colleges in making decisions about admission. There will also be a session offered to families with the Princeton Review at EHS this spring.  

If you have any questions regarding the Practice ACT administration, please feel free to Jeffrey.Marshall@edinaschools.org
Orchestra Pajama
One Act Play
10:30am Late Start
Tuesday, January 29th
No Advisory & No FLEX
Buses will pick up two hours later than regular pick up time
Edina Story Night
Come to the first annual story sharing evening at EHS! 
Hosted by Mosaic

Date: January 30    
Time: 6:30 – 8:00
Location: Edina Performing Arts Center (EPAC)
Cost: The event is free but Mosaic will be accepting
donations to help fund future events

Our story belongs to each of us and is the road map to who we are. Each of our stories is made up of countless experiences, some insignificant and others life changing. By sharing part of our story, we share a piece of ourselves. You are invited on January 30 to welcome in the New Year by sharing a bit about yourself and listening as others do the same at the first annual Edina Story Night. At this event, parents and students will have the opportunity to tell the story of an experience from their lives which was both transformational for them and gave them hope. Come and learn a bit more about some of the students and parents from our EHS community and leave feeling a bit more connected. This event will be hosted by Mosaic. All are welcome to come and listen but if you are reading this and would like to share your story at Story Night, please contact Assistant Principal Mike Pretasky Michael.pretasky@edinaschools.org by January 23
EHS Winter Play
Whigrean Senior Buddy Ads Due
Friday, February 1st
Winter Band Concert
Tuesday, February 5th
7:00pm & 8:00pm
EPAC
Sweetheart Spirit Week
Sweetheart Coronation
2:30pm
Activities Center
Sweetheart Pepfest
10:00am
Activities Center
2nd Semester Student Schedule Changes
DECA Information and
Volunteer Opportunity
DECA District Conference
Saturday, February 2nd
Bloomington Jefferson High School
4001 W 102nd St, Minneapolis, MN 55437

We will be having 511 students from across the metro competing in business related academic competitions.

Parents, we are in need of your help.   Please sign up to judge if you have some business background.  It can be in any business related field. (Entrepreneurship, Finance, Marketing, Accounting, Human Resources, Supply Chain, etc.)  
You will be given a judging tutorial before the competition starts.

Time Slot 1:   7:00 AM-12:00 PM - Breakfast provided before the competition.  
AND/OR
Time Slot 2:  1:00-5:00 PM : Lunch will be provided before the competition.  

The event is dependent on the  generosity of our volunteers so please know how grateful we are for your time and energy! Additional information about the event and sign up information can be found in the link below.
EHS Parent Mosaic
Join the EHS Parent Mosaic!

The EHS Parent Mosaic is a group of parents who have committed to building relationships cross culturally throughout the EHS parent community. We believe that the more EHS parents know each other, especially those they might not interact with otherwise, the more they understand each other, and the stronger our community will be. We are a team of parents who have become friends. Mosaic parents meet one evening per month throughout the school year. We listen to each other’s stories, we learn together and from each other, and we laugh together. We have found that we have a lot in common! 
And, there is also great food involved!!! In our meetings, we do not focus on politics or current events. We focus on ourselves and our own personal growth. We focus on our kids and our school. We don’t focus on who is right or wrong. We focus on listening and learning from each other’s experience. In addition to our monthly meetings, we volunteer together at school events such as Get Connected Day, Curriculum night, and Finals.      

We meet in the EHS Commons. 
Our remaining meeting dates for the 2018-2019 school year are:
January 14, from 6:30 – 8:00
February 11, from 6:30 – 8:00
March 11, from 6:30 – 8:00
April 17, from 6:30 – 8:00
May 20, from 6:30 – 8:00

New members join us all year long. We ask members to share what they learn and invite their friends to join us too. No level of commitment is too great or too small. Just be part of the conversation. If you have any questions or would like to join us, please contact Assistant Principal, Mike Pretasky, 952-848-3140 or
co-chair, Angella McGarvey, 612-310-3909.
Senior May Term Information
The Senior May Term experience allows students to create and drive
their personal learning outside the walls of Edina High School for the
last six days of school. Students utilize their critical thinking skills to connect
their interest with two of the three areas of content; academic, community service, and/or career. Moreover, all projects will be guided by a leading
question developed to enhance our society.

Every senior has an excellent opportunity to participate by communicating their Senior May Term objectives through a thoughtfully detailed application , which is due February 28th . Additionally, the Senior May Term Committee will review all applicants and email student their status of approved, pending (2nd chance) or denied. Lastly, the Senior May Term Adviser, Nikki Plafcan will assist students in developing their experience, finding a mentor, completing the application, through your Senior May Term presentation, please connect through an email,  nicole.plafcan@edinaschools.org   or by phone 952-848-8326 (internal use only), 952-848-3184 (voicemail).
American Mathematics Competition (AMC)
The American Mathematics Competitions are fun for all students who like math problem solving and enjoy challenging themselves to do the best they can.

Both the AMC 10 and the AMC 12 are 25-question, 75-minute multiple-choice contests. The AMC 12 covers the high school mathematics curriculum, excluding calculus. The AMC 10 covers subject matter normally associated with grades 9 and 10. To challenge students at all grade levels and with varying mathematical skills, the problems range from fairly easy to extremely difficult. Approximately 12 questions are common to both contests.

Typically, students who score in the top 5% on the AMC 12 or the top 2.5% on the AMC 10 are invited to take the American Invitational Mathematics Exam (AIME).

Students may not use calculators on the contests.

Competition dates are:
AMC-A: Thursday February 7
&
AMC-B: Wednesday February 13

Click on the link then select AMC; on the left side, select one of the two tabs for ONE AMC or TWO AMC s.

Age restrictions apply; see webpage for details.
Edina Senior Party
Host a French Intern
Edina Parent Communication Network
Compelling topics are brought to our Edina community throughout the school year FREE of charge. These pertinent forums are presented at our schools throughout the district. Check out our schedule of events, note the date and location, and reserve time on your calendar to gain insight in a variety of parenting topics.
 
For more information visit edinapcn.com
Community Education
Come Paint ‘Happy Little Trees’ at Edina Community Ed. No Perm Required.
 
“Ever make mistakes in life? Let’s make them birds.
Yeah, they’re birds now.” Bob Ross
 
In the spirit of a big-hearted and poofy-haired painter known for his decades long
stint on PBS, The Joy of Painting Bob Ross Style class is coming.

Edina Community Education
Saturday, February 23rd
11:00am - 2:00pm
 
With the Bob Ross Wet-on-Wet Technique®, a little dedicated practice and nostalgi inspiration, imposible masterpieces will flow from the brush to the canvas. Taught by certified Bob Ross instructor, Kittie Swanson,
participants will bring home a beautiful 16 x 20 landscape-scene
ready to frame in just three hours.
 
Class is suited for beginners and all materials are provided. 
 
As Bob would say, “let’s get a little crazy here,” and
Save the date for two remaining Community Ed forums:

March 5, 2019
Vicki Weinberg and a team of experts from the
Minnesota Department of Education will address
“Elementary Literacy Learning Resources and Technology.”

April 2, 2019
Dr. Randy Smasal, EPS Director of Teaching and Learning,
and a district team including principals and teachers will address
“Personalized Learning in the Classroom"
Events
Sparkathon is a one-of -a-kind design-thinking challenge which enables people to solve some of the world's most pressing challenges in six hours. Winners will receive prize money along with being featured on the Sparkathon Edina website. This event is for EHS students. Click the link below for more information.
EHS Fundraisers
5124 Gus Young Lane, Edina

Edina High School Boys Lacrosse Team Fundraiser
Wednesday, January 23rd
4:00pm - 8:00pm
Red's Savoy Pizza
4960 W. 77th Street, Edina

Edina High School Boys Hockey Fundraiser
Thursday, February 7th
11:00am - 9:00pm
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