In The Know
April 11, 2019
SNAPSHOT: The first district-wide Deaf and Hard of Hearing Day (DHH) happened last week at the high school, bringing together students and teachers for a day of confidence building. They tried new activities -- like hip hop dancing -- played games and supported one another. Sponsored by a grant from the Edina Education Fund, planners were able to bring in a speaker and provide matching t-shirts for all participants.
Latest Headlines
District hires two for leadership positions

Edina Public Schools has announced the hiring of Dr. Bryan Bass as Assistant Superintendent , and John Toop as Director of Business Services . They will join the district in July, taking the place of retiring directors.
Nominations due for Chamber Teacher of the Year Award

The Edina Chamber o f Commerce welcomes nominations for their annual Teacher of the Year Award. Deadline for nominations is April 16. Read more about the award and how to nominate your favorite teacher!

 Moody’s Investors Service has assigned an Aaa underlying and Aa2 enhanced rating to Edina Public Schools for the district’s biennial bond issue for Long Term Facilities Maintenance projects. In its report, Moody’s cited stability and community support as key credit strengths.

 Edina High School freshman Dedeepya Guthikonda is going to Carnegie Hall after becoming one of 11 students in Minnesota to win a gold medal in the  National Scholastic Writing and Art Competition
School Board Update
April 15 Board Meeting Preview
Included on the agenda for Monday's Board meeting are:
  • Community Education program update
  • Approval of the 2019-20 Long Term Facilities Maintenance bond issue

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.

The next regular meeting of the School Board is Monday, May 20, at 7 p.m., in ECC Room 349.
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?
Community Bulletin Board promotes fundraisers

If you are looking for someplace to take your family for a quick weeknight meal, chances are you can support a school or student project doing it! Check the Community Bulletin Board for postings of fundraisers happening at local eateries. And if you want to post an event, send information to comedu@edinaschools.org .
Edina Grows Readers!
Visit our website to view "Books Kids Love" and other resources.

We want to know what you’re reading! Submit photos of you and your family with the books you’re reading for school or for fun.
Upcoming Events
Check the Community Bulletin Board for postings
about fundraisers and other opportunities!
*Note: The April 11 performances of the SV Musical "Newsies," and the EHS Jazz Concerts will go on as scheduled!

April 11-13: SVMS Thespians present: Newsies . April 11-13, 7 p.m. and 2 p.m. April 13 SVMS Auditorium; see ticket info .
April 11: EHS Jazz Concerts, 7 & 8 p.m., Fick Auditorium
April 22: No School
April 25-28: EHS Thespians present: Chicago High School Edition , April 25-27, 7 p.m. EPAC; and 1 p.m. April 28; see ticket info .
May 3: EH S Conc ert Orchestra presents: Coacello, a student directed, kid-friendly outdoor concert, 7 p.m., athletic fields outside EHS Door 5. Tickets $7; bring a lawn chair!
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