Wednesday, Jan. 8, 2020
Eagle Excellence

  • Eden Prairie High School Athletes of the Year for 2019 were recognized in the final 2019 edition of Sun Newspapers. Honorees include Connor Christensen (basketball), Bryce Dagel (wrestling), Jack Jensen (hockey), Kenzi Kluge (gymnastics and track), Sydney Langseth (hockey), Carver Magnani (soccer), John Mittelstadt (hockey), and Liesl Paulsen (cross country, Nordic skiing and track).

  • EPHS freshman Sterling Rouleau earned second place at the USA Climbing Midwest Bouldering Regionals in Kansas City qualifying him to compete in the 2020 Bouldering Divisional Championships.

  • The EPHS Girls Nordic Ski Team won the Loppet Invitational at Theodore Wirth in Minneapolis on Jan. 4. 

Alumni Accolades
  • Michelle Nguyen, '17 and Issa Omar, '10, were accepted into the Robert E. McNair Scholars Program at the University of North Dakota. The Ronald E. McNair Post-baccalaureate Achievement Program encourages students to prepare for graduate studies by providing opportunities to define goals, engage in research, and to develop the skills and student faculty mentor relationships vital to success at the doctoral level.

  • Blake Sorensen, '07, founded Blake's Seed-Based, a line of "allergy friendly" protein and snack bars you can find at a grocery store near you. 

  • Professional football player Blake Cashman, '15, and professional hockey player Casey Mittelstadt, '17, were recognized as top athletes of 2019 by Sun Newspapers.

  • Teddy Townsend's face-off goal on ESPN and the Boy's Cross Country Team's second place finish at the Class AA State Cross Country meet were recognized in the Top 5 Sports Stores of 2019 wrap-up article in the Eden Prairie News.
Mosaic Gifted Program - Parent Information Session Jan. 9
Parents are invited to attend an informational session on Mosaic, our excellent full-day program for highly gifted students.

  • January 9, 6 p.m. - 7 p.m. at Eden Lake Media Center (12000 Anderson Lakes Parkway)

The Mosaic application deadline for the 2020-21 school year is Jan. 24, 2020. The program begins in 3rd grade and provides challenging curriculum at an accelerated pace while meeting the unique academic and social/emotional needs of highly-gifted learners in a supportive educational environment. You can find more information on the Mosaic program  on our website.
School Start Times Survey Closes Friday Jan. 10
Last month we launched a short survey to get your feedback on school start and end times in Eden Prairie Schools. The survey is available in English, Spanish and Somali. If you haven’t completed the survey already, please check your email, including your spam or junk folder(s).
Invitation to World's Best Workforce Committee
Parents and guardians are invited to join the Personalized Learning Department and World’s Best Workforce Committee on Monday, Jan. 13 from 6 - 7:30 p.m. at the Administrative Services Center (8100 School Rd., Eden Prairie) for a conversation centered around curriculum design and implementation. We will share our process for reviewing and revising curricular resources and provide updates around recent curriculum implementations. In addition, participants will be invited to contribute ideas and give feedback on content areas currently under program evaluation: Language Arts, Science, and Career & Technical Education. Please use this  RSVP form  to indicate your interest in attending the meeting.
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Jan. 9: Mosaic Gifted Program Parent Information Night, Eden Lake
Jan. 13: World's Best Workforce Committee Meeting, Administrative Services Center
Jan. 20: No School, Martin Luther King, Jr. Day
Jan. 24: End of 2nd Quarter
Jan. 27: No School, Grading Day
Feb. 11 & 13: Elementary Conferences
Feb 14: No School, Elementary Conferences/Professional Development 7-12
Feb. 17: No School, President's Day
Feb. 26: High School Conferences
Feb. 27: Middle School Conferences