Friday, May 3, 2013
It was a year ago when Assistant Principal Jeff Erickson left Minnetonka to become principal at Mounds View High School. He is returning now to replace Dave Adney at MHS.
From Minnetonka schools: It was a year ago when Assistant Principal Jeff Erickson left Minnetonka to become principal at Mounds View High School—a bitter-sweet decision, leaving a school culture he had been instrumental in creating during his 20-year career at MHS. The retirement of Principal Dave Adney opened the door for Minnetonka to bring Erickson home. At their May 2 meeting, the Minnetonka School Board approved Erickson’s appointment as principal for Minnetonka High School beginning July 1, 2013. According to Adney, “Jeff is one of the finest educators I know. His level of professionalism, work ethic and dedication to students is unparalleled.” “With Jeff’s return, we are confident that the focus on academic achievement, student-…
Wednesday, April 3, 2013
The Minnetonka High School principal talked to the newspaper about his time at the school.
Minnetonka High School Principal Dave Adney, who announced March 25, 2013 he will resign June 30, talked to the Star Tribune about his tenure at the school and being at the center of a yoga pants controversy last November: Dave Adney is still bemused over the media frenzy he inadvertently created last year when he urged parents to dissuade their daughters from wearing what he calls “high-definition pants.” ... “It morphed into this thing,” Adney said. “I suddenly became the Minnesota principal who wants to ban yoga pants. I was just amazed that it resonated with people in the way it did.” Read the full article at StarTribune.com. Related:
Monday, April 1, 2013
Billionaires from Minnetonka, Big Thrill Factory opens, sex trafficking, and Principal Dave Adney resigns: Check out what people were reading on Minnetonka Patch last month.
Here’s a recap of the posts that generated the most interest, starting with the most popular, on Minnetonka Patch in March. Did you catch them all? Click on the headlines below to read the full story. • Three of the World's Billionaires Come From Minnetonka • Big Thrill Factory Rec Center Coming to Former Kmart in Minnetonka • Today: Big Thrill Factory Opens for Business • Woman Sentenced for Attempted Sex Trafficking of a Minor in Minnetonka • Police Believe Minnetonka Mom Left 6-Year-Old Alone Overnight to Go Drink • Letter to Parents: Principal Dave Adney To Leave Minnetonka High School • Hurricane Grill & Wings Makes Landfall in Minnetonka on March 4 • Glen Lake Cafe Is In the Planning Stage • Suspected Burglars Caught After Passing …
Monday, March 25, 2013
Adney has accepted a position as Executive Director with the Minnesota Association of Secondary School Principals (MASSP).
The following was released by Minnetonka Schools: With a legacy of accomplishments in student achievement and 10 years of service, Dave Adney has announced his resignation as principal at Minnetonka High School, effective June 30, 2013. Mr. Adney has accepted a position as Executive Director with the Minnesota Association of Secondary School Principals (MASSP). “Dave Adney was picked to lead our high school to greatness, and he has fulfilled our expectations. He has provided dynamic leadership and enabled incredible student development. He has made significant improvements in the school.He sets high expectations, and he models the values, beliefs and attitudes that encourage others to higher performance levels, said Dr. Dennis Peterson, …
After 10 years in Minnetonka, Adney has taken a statewide position.
Minnetonka High School Principal Dave Adney announced his new position Monday morning: Parents of Minnetonka High School students, I want to update you on a change in building leadership that was announced at the high school this morning. Click here to read the Minnetonka School District's news release. I have accepted the position of Executive Director of the Minnesota Association of Secondary School Principals and will begin work with that organization in July. I want to thank all of you who took the time to teach me the important values of this school and community over the past 10 years. Your input and support have helped create an incredible high school that truly reflects the values of the community and challenges our students to do…
Sunday, December 30, 2012
"Oppa Tonka Style" features Minnetonka High School Principal Dave Adney.
Don't get too comfortable, PSY. Sure, the Korean rapper's Gangnam Style video topped one billion views last week, setting a YouTube record. But "Oppa Tonka Style" may be on it's way to fame, nearing 600 views on YouTube. The video, which ran on the high school's morning announcments, was made before Homecoming in 2012.
Friday, June 10, 2011
The following is a transcripts of the speech that Minnetonka High School Principal David Adney gave at the 2011 Graduation Ceremony.
Friday, June 10, 2011
Good evening. In just a few minutes the class of 2011 will receive diplomas to mark their graduation from high school. The diplomas these graduates receive represent years of hard work, commitment, dedication and achievement and will mark a turning point in the lives of these young people. Certainly the class of 2011 will be greatly missed and most of us here tonight can testify to their incredible academic achievements, passionate performances in the arts and memorable competitions in athletics. If those were the only memories we had of this class it would be enough to place them as one of the all-time finest groups of students to complete their education at MHS. But this group of 689 seniors is so much more than grade point averages, …