I hope the next two weeks are enjoyable for you and your students. Inspiring each of our students is exciting work and takes great commitment. That means rest is important. Take advantage of the coming days away from school to relax, recover and be ready for the return of the school year on Jan. 6.
We have had an outstanding first half of the school year. I have witnessed wonderful things take place in each of our schools over the last 16 weeks. Educators are designing and delivering exceptional learning experiences that are connected to the 4C’s of 21st century learning: creativity, collaboration, critical thinking and communication. Lunchroom staff have healthy meals ready every day, served with smiles. I see the pride our custodial staff take in keeping our schools in top shape for our students and staff. When riding the bus earlier this fall I saw the care and connections our drivers demonstrate with students and families. Coaches and advisors have prepared students for outstanding success in their co-curricular activities.
We are proud of our students’ many accomplishments across academic and co-curricular areas. One example of the high levels of academic success is that 82 percent of high school students who took an Advanced Placement exam last spring earned college credit. It is direct evidence of the value of a PreK-12 Eden Prairie Schools education.
Thank you, as always, for your support of our students. The partnerships we have with parents and guardians are another key reason Eden Prairie Schools is an exceptional school district.
Have a safe and fun winter break.
Dr. Josh Swanson