In The Know
August 15, 2019
SNAPSHOT: Valley View Middle School held its Get Connected Day on Aug. 12. Parents were able to turn in forms, ask questions, and learn about groups like the Edina Education Fund , Edina Give and Go , and the PTO. Students reconnected with friends and teachers. View the Online Handbook for links to district Back to School webpages and a calendar of Get Connected and Open House Days.
Back to School

Start your back to school planning with the new, online 2019 Family Handbook. You’ll find links to information, resources and forms, important dates, a printable Back To School Checklist, and links to Back To School pages on each school website.
Latest Headlines

Niche, an online ranking site, has again reported Edina High School as the No. 1 Best College Prep High School in Minnesota. Their recently released 2020 Best Schools report places EHS No. 3 in the Best Public High School in Minnesota category.The rankings are based on graduation rates, AP enrollment, SAT/ACT scores, state test scores, and the quality of colleges students consider. EHS received an A+ Overall Niche Grade, which incorporates Niche grades for academics, teachers, clubs and activities, health and safety, and diversity.
New school leadership announced

Two educators familiar to Edina families have recently accepted new leadership positions in EPS schools:

Mark DeYoung is the new Assistant Principal at Concord Elementary. Mark has been Dean of Students at Concord, Countryside and Cornelia for the past three years. Prior to that, he was a classroom teacher at Countryside for 24 years.

Tim Berndt is the interim Dean of Students at Valley View Middle School. Tim returns to EPS following a year of teaching in the Columbia Heights district. While in Edina, he taught secondary STEM courses for six years, and was an instructional technology specialist for two years. Tim replaces Erik Lowe, who is Valley View’s interim Assistant Principal during Beth Cornwell’s leave.
School Board Update
Slate of
Candidate list, voter resources coming to website
The slate of candidates for the three open School Board positions will be posted on the district website on Friday, Aug. 16. In addition, Voter Resources pages will provide information about early voting, polling locations and an Election Calendar with details on scheduled candidate forums and more. Visit for more information.

Next Board meeting: Monday, September 16
The meeting begins 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.

Q&A Sessions are held as requested. View more information about Q&A sessions and the form to submit questions. Questions must be submitted by 3 p.m. one week prior to each session. Sessions are held at 6:30 p.m., prior to a regular Board meeting.

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)
Did You Know?
Minnesota Reading Corps and Math Corps seeks tutors for EPS

Minnesota Reading and Math Corps is looking for reading and math tutors for the 2019-20 school year in EPS. Tutors can elect to serve 35, 25, or 18 hours per week and receive a living stipend and tuition and loan repayment. Visit their website to learn more.
Upcoming Events
Check the Community Bulletin Board for postings
about fundraisers and other opportunities!
*Visit school websites for details on Open House and Get Connected Days
Aug 26: First Day of School
Aug 27: First Day of School for Kindergarten
Sep 2: Labor Day, No School
Sep 3: First Day of School Early Learning Center and ECSE
Sep 7 & 8: Edina Give & Go Gear Swap , ECC Gym (Door 7)