Tuesday, April 23, 2013
You don't have to wait until prom night to post photos on Patch!
Calling all Minnetonka High School prom-goers: Get ready to share your prom process on Patch! Prom, the glamour event of the year for Minnetonka students and their families, is May 17. It's one long photo op, and Minnetonka Patch is the perfect place to share your memories with the community. There's no limit on the number of photos you can add. Share your shots from: And this isn't just for kids! Parents, you can upload your "classic" prom pictures. too. Just click the "Upload Photos and Videos" button to the left and show off your awesome pics!
Sunday, April 21, 2013
Mitchell A. Harris and Tyler K. Harris both received $2,500 scholarships through the National Achievement Scholarship Program.
Two Minnetonka High School students have received Achievement Scholarship through the National Achievement Scholarship Program, The National Merit Scholarship Corporation announced Wednesday. Mitchell A. Harris and Tyler K. Harris both received $2,500 scholarships. The National Achievement Scholarship Program is a privately funded competition established in 1964 “to honor scholastically talented Black American youth.” Mitchell Harris and Tyler Harris were among 800 scholarship recipients, including 700 who received $2,500 awards. Both students plan to make a career in finance. They were selected from a pool of more than 160,000 students who entered the 2013 National Achievement Scholarship when they took the 2011 Preliminary SAT/National …
Monday, April 15, 2013
Boys dress up in their best dance costumes and perform at pep rallies.
Say what you will about Minnetonka High School guys, you can’t accuse them of being shy. The school has a long-running tradition in which the boys dress up in their best (female) dance costumes and perform at pep rallies as the “Male Rettes.” YouTube user Destiny Maddox posted a video of the 2012-13 Male Rettes performance a week ago. Watch the video in the player above (and a Google search will turn up many more performances from earlier years). Have you or your son performed as a Male Rette? Share your memories in the comments section below.
Wednesday, April 10, 2013
The Bulldogs’ home baseball opener will take place Wednesday.
UMD Bulldogs fans in Minnetonka will be able to catch a game a little closer to home this week. “Inconsistent spring weather” has forced the University of Minnesota Duluth to move its home baseball opener to Minnetonka High School, the university announced Tuesday. The Bulldogs will take on Concordia University-St. Paul in a Northern Sun Intercollegiate Conference (NSIC) doubleheader. First pitch is at 10:30 a.m. Wednesday. Weather has plagued Bulldogs baseball this season. After cancelling its NSIC-opening series against Augustana College, it’s had to relocate every league game through April 14.
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 …
Tuesday, March 26, 2013
HHS grad Becky Kortum of Minnetonka and Minnetonka grad Rachel Ramsey of Chanhassen helped the Gophers to a second straight title and a 49-game winning streak.
Hopkins High School graduate Becky Kortum of Minnetonka finished her University of Minnesota women's hockey career in a big way Sunday, as the Gophers won a second straight NCAA title, capping off an unprecedented, undefeated season. Minnetonka High School grad Rachel Ramsey of Chanhassen, a sophomore, was also a member of a team that’s seen a 49-game winning streak. That surpasses the 2012–13 record of 41-0, to include eight wins from the end of the 2011–12 season. Watch videos here: USCHO.com recalled an earlier NCAA tournament goal by Kortum, a forward: There was always someone on the team to step up and make the pivotal play. Senior Becky Kortum scored from her knees against Boston College to give her team its first lead late in the …
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…
Friday, March 8, 2013
Civic and service organizations, schools and faith community members in the Golden Valley, Hopkins and Minnetonka communities nominated the youth.
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Friday, March 8
Twenty-two youth who have given outstanding service to others will be honored at the Caring Youth Recognition event Thursday, March 21 at 7 p.m. at the Minnetonka Community Center. The Caring Youth Recognition salutes young people in grades 7 through 12 who have unselfishly involved themselves in a cause or situation benefiting others. It is designed to honor young people who demonstrate caring by reaching out to others or whose day-to-day lifestyles reflect uncommon concern for others. Caring Youth supports the attitude of giving without expectation of reward or recognition. It encourages an attitude of recognizing the needs of others and responding to those needs in a personal, caring way. Civic and service organizations, schools and …
Four dad/daughter duos from the Minnetonka and Excelsior area are among those participating in this weekend's Chanhassan performances of "The Music Man" by Chaska Family Valley Theatre.
Paul Twite and his 11-year-old daughter Rebecca joined the Chaska Valley Family Theatre this year to spend more time together. Ever since, the Minnetonka duo have been working behind the scenes to digitally capture all the components that go into the making of a production—as well as cast promotional shots. “My dad is great, and he even lets me take some of the pictures,” said Rebecca, who is also in the cast. “This has been a tremendous way for me to share my passion and to spend quality time with my daughter,” said Paul. Paul and Rebecca are one of four father/daughter partners participating in the Chaska Family Theatre’s current production of “The Music Man”—which includes a total of 19 families from throughout the surrounding area. …