Wednesday, Jan. 29, 2020
Eagle Excellence
Team Zero Gravity advanced to 2020 MN FIRST LEGO League State tournament after passing Regional and Sectional tournaments. They won the Robot Design Award at Regionals and the Innovation Project Award at Sections. The team comprises of Prairie View 5th graders Sankalp Agrawal , Aarnashri Jadhav , Aishah Alam , and Eden Lake 5th graders Anish Peri and Atharva Sarmah .

Junior Akshitha Ginuga competed in the National Speech and Debate Association Southern District National Qualifying Tournament over the weekend and won. Akshitha will go on to compete in the NSDA National Tournament in New Mexico. During the same weekend, several members of the EPHS Speech Team earned individual speech awards at the Eagle Invitational at EPHS.

Seventy-eight EPHS DECA students earned a trip to the state DECA competition.
Read about EPHS basketball player Chris Nygard, EP Schools bus driver Mike Sorenson and EHSI student Jayden Winkleman in the Eden Prairie News .
Thank a Coach/Advisor Week
In recognition of Thank A Coach/Advisor Week, Jan. 27-Feb. 2, we honor and support our inspiring coaches and advisors at Eden Prairie Schools that make an integral, positive and lifelong impact on each student. “The impact of coaches and advisors is an asset to our district. Thank you, coaches and advisors, for all you do!” -- Supt. Dr. Josh Swanson.
Paraprofessional Recognition Week
Governor Tim Walz has proclaimed Jan. 27-31, 2020 Paraprofessional Recognition Week. "Paraprofessionals are a vital and valued part of Eden Prairie Schools. We thank all of our paraprofessionals including Avid Tutors, Lunchroom/Breakfast Paraprofessionals, Crossing Guards, Early Childhood Paraprofessionals, Educational Tech Paraprofessionals, Educational Paraprofessionals, ESL Paraprofessionals, Eagle Zone Program Assistants, Special Education Paraprofessionals, Special Education Bus Paraprofessionals, Health Services Paraprofessionals, Job Coach Paraprofessionals, Kindergarten Paraprofessionals, Planning Room Paraprofessionals, Playground Paraprofessionals, Preschool Paraprofessionals, Security Monitors, Site Supervisors, Star Mentors, Student Supervisors, and Targeted Services Paraprofessionals." -- Supt. Dr. Josh Swanson.
Five EP Schools Teachers Nominated for Minnesota Teacher of the Year
Eden Prairie Schools teachers Pam Brownell , CMS English/Language Arts, Corey Christopherson , CMS Physical Education, Cindy Dooley , CMS Math, Kari Moore , CMS Math and Maria Villavicencio , Eden Lake, 1st Grade, have been nominated for Minnesota Teacher of the Year . Congratulations!
Community Conversation Around School Start/End Times Feb. 6
Eden Prairie Schools invites parents/guardians, students and staff to participate in a facilitated conversation around school start and end times across our district. The Feb. 6 meeting from 6-8 p.m. is at Eden Prairie City Center, 8080 Mitchell Rd., in the Heritage Rooms. Information will be presented by  Dr. Conrad Iber   of the University of Minnesota. Your  RSVP  is requested for planning purposes. 
 
Following the presentation, attendees will participate in a  world café  format discussion. For background and more event information go to  www.edenpr.org/starttimes .
 
Additional community sessions will be conducted on Mar. 12, April 9, April 21 and May 14, all are 6-8 p.m., see  www.edenpr.org/starttimes  for locations.
You're Invited
Join us at the World's Best Workforce meeting on Gifted & Talented programming, Feb. 18 from 6:30 - 7:30 p.m. at 8100 School Road. Read more and RSVP here .
Eden Prairie Schools has an exciting career opportunity to become our next Director of Employee Services . This person will work closely with a team of talented and highly trained Human Resources professionals, and continue collaborations with successful, thriving teams throughout the district. Please click on the job link to learn more.
Jan. 29:  EPHS Registration Open House
Jan. 31:  Kindergarten Registration Deadline
Feb. 1: Elementary School Conference Schedulers Open
Feb. 4: 6th Grade Parent Orientation at Central Middle School
Feb. 6:  Community Meeting School Start Times -  RSVP Requested
Feb. 11 & 13 : Elementary Conferences
Feb 14 : No School, Elementary Conferences/Professional Development 7-12
Feb. 14: HS Conference Scheduler Opens 6:00 p.m.
Feb. 17:  No School, President's Day
Feb. 26 : High School Conferences
Feb. 27 : Middle School Conferences
Mar. 2: High School Conferences
Mar. 5: Middle School Conferences
Mar. 12: Community Meeting School Start Times - RSVP Requested