Wednesday, May 12, 2021
  • Congrats to EP Senior Alex Deng on qualifying for the Olympic trials in the 100M Breaststroke in June. Good luck, Alex!

  • CMS has participated in National History Day for the last six years and this year, we sent 30 students and their projects to the State competition in April. The event is sponsored and hosted by the Minnesota History Center.

  • Former CMS student, Sasha Allen, competed in the Individual Documentary category taking first place in the Senior Division. She will also be presenting at Nationals for her third appearance in a row. We are inspired by our student’s achievements!

  • Those placing first or second in state then qualify for the National History Day contest. The following are students from the Advanced Social Studies classes at CMS, taught by 7th grade teacher Karen Nelson and 8th grade teacher Patti Cwodzinski.

First Place and National Qualifier
Nico Allen – Individual Website
Cecelia Erickson – Individual Documentary
Second Place and National Qualifier
Shaunya Kumar, Saanvi Kaki and Claire Lee – Group Documentary
Rouda Hassan and Melody Li – Group Website
Third Place
Sedona McFarlane – Individual Performance
Honorable Mentions
Gwen Glasrud – Individual Exhibit
Emily Oberleitner, Alisha Shah and Isha Shah – Group Exhibit
Spandan Datta, Dakshesh Cheepuru and Shaurya Gumma – Group Documentary
Annika Rice, Kotono Kazama and Lilia Roberts – Group Documentary
Sadie Nistler – Individual Website
Banji Olofinboba – Individual Website
Amuktha Pothamsetti – Individual Website
Rithikaa Vigneshawaran and Samhitha Arevalli – Group Website
Jaya Agrawal and Allison Schuessler – Group Website
Celebrating our EP School Nurses & Health Paraprofessionals

Our school nurses and health paraprofessionals are essential for healthy students, healthy schools and healthy communities. Thank you for championing the whole student.
Summer Device Use

All students in grades K-11 are encouraged to take their school-assigned iPad or MacBook home with them over the summer. This will allow them to use their device for summer learning activities and prepare them for a seamless transition into learning when school resumes in the fall.

If parents/guardians want their student(s) to leave their devices at school instead, they should submit the Take Home Opt-Out form. If your student(s) is not returning to Eden Prairie Schools in the fall, please be sure to complete the Take Home Opt-Out form.

  • Elementary students with a completed form will be asked to leave their iPad and charger with their homeroom teacher the last day of school. 
  • CMS and EPHS students with a completed form, and graduating seniors, will be instructed on how to turn in their devices during the last few days of school.  
  • Current 8th grade students will receive communication from EPHS on dates for swapping their iPad with a MacBook this summer.
Nutrition Services – We appreciate your hard work!

This year meal prep and distribution has changed multiple times. We are humbled by the hard work of our dedicated child nutrition staff who work to inspire our students through nutritious meals every day.
May Kindergarten Welcome Events

Each elementary school will be hosting both in-person and virtual events for students who are entering kindergarten in the fall of 2021. We invite you to join us!

All virtual meetings links and in person event information can be found on the Welcome to Kindergarten page under the May Kindergarten Events at

Vaccine Priority for 16- and 17-year olds

We are sharing this information on behalf of the Minnesota Department of Health. Minnesota is using the Mall of America (MOA) in Bloomington as a Community Vaccination site.
Register for your appointment at MOA:
Free Covid-19 Home Test Kits Available to Families

The State of Minnesota is providing Covid-19 tests that can be done entirely in the comfort of your own home.

Learn more about the test kits here: Minnesota Department of Health website.

  • Little Eagles 2021 Summer Preschool registration is open - register today!

Eagle Zone offers full-day summer activities and field trips

Families who are looking for a full-day option can register for our Eagle Zone School Age Care program. Visit the Eagle Zone website to learn more!
Looking for part-time work with full-time benefits?
Eden Prairie Schools is hiring bus drivers! HR is looking for excellent individuals who enjoy working with children and want part-time work with full-time benefits. Please share this opportunity with your community!
Interested in being a substitute teacher?
Looking for something new to try with a flexible schedule? Become a substitute teacher! Individuals with bachelor’s degrees can apply to be a substitute teacher. More information about how to obtain substitute teaching licenses can be found here. Or, reach out to Brenda Nielsen in our Human Resources Department.
May 17: Prairie View Elementary Kindergarten Events
May 18: EP Online Kindergarten Event (virtual only)
May 21: Eagle Heights Spanish Immersion Kindergarten Events

Other Events
May 27: EPHS Graduation at Mariucci Arena - University of Minnesota campus
May 28: Last day of school