Tuesday, March 26, 2013
The District Jazz Festival took place Monday.
Students musicians showed off some smooth grooves last week at the Arts Center on 7 during the Minnetonka School District Jazz Festival. The concert included both high school jazz ensembles as well as middle school jazz groups. In the video above, saxophonist Blake Northrup leads a performance of Dean Sorenson’s “Soft Lights.” Do you have videos or photos from the concert that you’d like to share with your neighbors? Just click the button above that reads “Upload Photos and Videos.”
Friday, December 14, 2012
Teachers were asked to keep discussion of Friday morning's events to "an absolute minimum," and student access to the Internet was limited.
Friday, December 14, 2012
Editor's note: All Minnetonka elementary principals sent out the following note to parents today. In light of the events that were happening in Connecticut, I want to assure you that the staff and I have made it our highest priority to keep students feeling safe and comfortable today at school. As always, we have controlled access to the school and have asked parents coming into the building not to discuss today’s news with children at school. We communicated the situation via a confidential email to all staff and asked that they keep all discussion of events at an absolute minimum, and in no case discuss events around children. We have limited elementary students access to the internet and news sources as well. Generally, students are …
Saturday, October 20, 2012
Becker, Supervisor of Custodial Services for the Minnetonka School District, was awarded the 2012 Outstanding Educational Contributor Award.
Have you ever wondered why the schools look so good? Mark Becker, Supervisor of Custodial Services for Minnetonka School District #276, was awarded the 2012 Outstanding Educational Contributor Award at the annual Minnesota Educational Facilities Management Professionals conference on Oct. 5. This award is in recognition of Mr. Becker’s outstanding dedication and commitment to educational facilities management. The Minnesota Educational Facilities Management Professionals is a professional organization committed to promoting excellence in the operation and care of educational facilities. It is a group of over 600 individuals in the areas of facilities/grounds/health and safety/operations for Minnesota K-12 and Higher Education …
Tuesday, September 18, 2012
The six-hour per day, 12 month a year job pays a minimum of $17.41 an hour.
Looking for a new job? The Minnetonka School District is seeking candidates for a Level III Minnetonka Community Education Secretary. The position is six hours a day Monday-Friday (8:30 a.m. to 3:00 p.m.) 12 months a year. It is a benefit-eligible position with a minimum hourly rate of $17.41. Job responsibilities include providing front-line customer service on the phone and to building visitors relative to all areas of MCE and MCEC and assisting customers with questions regarding classes, the registration process, or class status for Explorers Club, Youth Programs classes, as well as all other MCE programs and classes. Job qualifications include evidence of strong computer skills and experience with Microsoft Word, Outlook, and Excel…
Friday, September 14, 2012
In the district's new promotional video, Minnetonka elementary schools are explored.
Video and information is by Minnetonka Public Schools. "In Minnetonka, we believe each child is as unique as each parents' hopes and dreams for their child. That's why we offer a variety of educational programs to pull out the best in each child. Our mission is to ensure all children envision and pursue their highest aspirations. We value and nurture each child, instill expectations that stimulate extraordinary achievement in the classroom and in life, and inspire in every child a passion to excel with confidence and hope. In short, we make learning fun, and believe there is no limit to how much a child can learn. If you'd like to learn more about Minnetonka's elementary schools, please visit us online."
Tuesday, November 22, 2011
In the wake of the recent election, Patch examines local policy.
Another Minnetonka School Board election is over, but the campaign process itself had some candidates and community members wondering how involved, if at all, school district employees should become during the campaign season. An e-mail widely circulated by a special education paraprofessional who works for the district supported four “great, conservative, pro-family candidates.” Recipients of the Oct. 5 email were asked to remember the acronym “STEM”—the first letters of the four candidates’ last names. Some community members also alleged a district agenda to get voters to elect the “insiders”—incumbent candidates and other individuals who were previously involved with district organizations or boards. On Oct. 27, a notice regarding …