Wednesday, Jan. 20, 2021
Eagle Excellence
The City of Eden Prairie announced the Martin Luther King Jr. Day Words into Action contest winners during their council meeting on Jan. 19, 2021. Students were asked to select a quote from Dr. King and express what it means to them through writing, art or audio/video. They were specifically asked what actions can they take individually or can we take as a community to not just remember the legacy of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr., but to carry his legacy of racial justice forward?

Winners of the contest were:
  • EP Online 6th grade student Siri M.
  • EP Online 7th grade student Shaunya K.
  • CMS 8th grade student Leah Q.
  • EPHS 11th grade student Miriam M.

You can find the council meeting, finalists and winners on the city's Facebook page.
EPHS Triple A Award Winners are: Josie Axelson and Will Foster. Triple A recognizes high school seniors for their outstanding achievements in the Arts, Academics, and Athletics.
EPHS ExCEL Award Winners are: Niamya Holloway and Cole Nelson. The ExCEL (Excellence in Community, Education and Leadership) program recognizes Minnesota high school juniors for their excellence in community service and leadership, while participating in a MSHSL-sponsored fine arts or athletic activity. The ExCEL program began in 1996, and more than 6,000 students have been recognized statewide through this award program.
Secondary Learning Model Update
The secondary transition to hybrid learning is Feb. 8. Visit our website for the full details.

  • Feb. 4 & 5: No school for students in grades 7-12 for teacher planning
  • Feb. 8 & 9: Cohort A in person / Cohort B virtual learning
  • Feb. 10 & 11: Cohort B in person / Cohort A virtual learning
  • Feb. 12: No school for students K-12 (as previously scheduled)
  • Week of Feb. 15: Continue with hybrid learning model (Mondays/Tuesdays cohort A is in person, Wednesdays/Thursdays cohort B is in person, Fridays are virtual learning days) There is no school on Monday, Feb. 15 in observance of Presidents’ Day.
Virtual Kindergarten Parent Panel Events
Are you a parent/guardian of an incoming kindergartener or know someone who is? What do you want to know before your student starts kindergarten? This event is a chance for you to find out need-to-know details for the year ahead and hear from current parents at your child’s school. All virtual events will begin at 6 p.m. The meeting links will be online the week of the event. If you missed the event at your school, the recording will be available online.

  • Cedar Ridge Elementary: Monday, Jan. 11 (Recording is online)
  • Eagle Heights Spanish Immersion: Thursday, Jan. 21
  • Eden Lake Elementary: Tuesday, Jan. 12 (Recording unavailable)
  • EP Online: Monday, Jan. 18 (Recording is online)
  • Forest Hills Elementary: Tuesday, Jan. 19 (Recording is online)
  • Oak Point Elementary: Thursday, Jan. 14 (Recording is online)
  • Prairie View Elementary: Monday, Jan. 25
See the Unmatched Opportunities at CMS and EPHS: Join a Virtual Event
Save the Dates. More details to come on our website, in the mail, and your inbox!

CMS Virtual Parent Orientation
  • Incoming 7th grade students: Tuesday, Feb. 2 • 6:30 p.m.
  • Incoming 6th grade students: Thursday, Feb. 4 • 6:30 p.m.  
EPHS Virtual Parent Orientation:
  • Incoming 9th - 12th grade students: Jan. 26 • 6:00 p.m.
Honor Someone Outstanding with a FEPS Legacy Award Nomination, Open Now
The Foundation for Eden Prairie Schools (FEPS) is accepting nominations for the 2021 Legacy Awards. FEPS established the Legacy Awards in 2008 to honor outstanding teachers, staff, students, volunteers, alumni and community members who contribute to the success and excellent reputation of our school district.

Nominations can be submitted online on behalf of the outstanding individuals from across Eden Prairie who have gone above and beyond making a difference in the lives of Eden Prairie students. Four winners will be awarded for their contributions; one in each of the following categories: Teacher of the Year, Staff of the Year, Volunteer of the Year, Alumnus or Community Leader of the Year.

Featured Opportunities:

  • Paraprofessionals: We are hiring multiple paraprofessionals. Check out our website for more details.
Jan. 21: Eagle Heights Spanish Immersion Kindergarten Virtual Parent Panel
Jan. 25: Prairie View Elementary Kindergarten Virtual Parent Panel
Jan. 26: EPHS Virtual Parent Orientation
Jan. 29: Kindergarten registration deadline. Eagle Heights Spanish Immersion applications must be submitted by 4 p.m. to be included in the lottery.