In The Know
December 19, 2019
SNAPSHOT: T he EPS community is helping others this week! The EHS Student Council held a blood drive on Tuesday. In addition to collecting toys, EPS bus drivers raised $2,800 to donate bicycles to Toys for Tots. And Cornelia Elementary students sold homemade crafts during their annual Craft Bazzar, with proceeds going to Love One Another.
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The Edina Hornet Marching Band is one of several high school bands selected to participate in the mass band performance during the Outback Bowl halftime show on New Year’s Day. Edina High School students will travel to Florida on Dec. 27 and perform with over 2,000 performers from across the United States.
Olivia Pierce, a senior at Edina High School was one of two recipients of the City of Edina Human Rights & Relations Commission's 2019 Tom Oye Award, which honors socially-minded residents and their pursuits of equity and fairness.
Yash Mangalick, a junior at Edina High School, is one of two students selected to represent Minnesota at the U.S. Senate Youth Program (USSYP) in Washington, D.C. The week-long program provides students an opportunity to experience national government in action. 
EPS District Offices have temporarily relocated while mechanical upgrades and remodeling occurs on the third floor, east hallway of the Edina Community Center. Construction in that area will begin after Winter Break and is expected to be complete before the end of the school year.

Board approves calendars for next two school years
At its meeting on Dec. 16, the School Board approved Academic Calendars for the 2020-21 and 2021-22 school years. Find printable PDFs for each year on the District Calendar page of the website.
School Board Update
Dec. 16 School Board meeting highlights
Highlights from the Dec. 16 School Board meeting include:

School Board organizational meeting: Monday, Jan. 6, at 7 p.m. in ECC Room 349.
Next regular meeting: Monday, Jan. 13, at 7 p.m. in ECC Room 349.
A complete meeting agenda is posted three days prior to the meeting. Regular meetings of the School Board are live streamed on the district's YouTube channel. To watch, click on the YouTube icon at the bottom of every district website page, or find the link on the School Board meetings web page.
Meeting schedule, dates and times are subject to change. For the most current information, view the Board Meeting calendar , and meeting notices and agendas on the district website. (Agendas are posted three days prior to meetings.)
Learning Resources
Check out Edina Grows Readers book list
New book suggestions for all ages are published each month on the Edina Grows Readers webpage . The lists are curated by grade level by EPS Media Specialists.

Students looking for something to do during winter break?
All students in grades 3-8 have access to IXL, a digital math and reading practice tool. Learn how your student can maintain momentum over break.
In the News
EHS alumni Mohamed Malim's company is spreading a message of support and raising funds for refugee organizations.
Upcoming Events
Check the Community Bulletin Board for postings
about fundraisers and other opportunities!
Dec. 23-Jan. 3: Winter Break
Jan. 9: EHS Jazz Band Concert, 7 p.m., Fick Auditorium
Jan. 14: Online Kindergarten Registration Begins
Jan. 16: End of Semester 1