Monday, May 20, 2013
The victory clinched a share of the Lake County Conference title for the Skippers, which it will share with Edina and Eden Prairie.
"Give me a chance," Minnetonka High School junior Luke "Petey" Petterson said to nobody in particular as he took a cut in the on deck circle. "I just want one chance to win this." Twenty seconds later, with the bases loaded and the game tied at one in extra innings, Petterson was in an 0-2 hole and fighting to keep his at bat alive. After fouling off two curve balls, Pederson spanked a fastball sharply into left-center field—scoring Axel Twenge from third winning and giving the Skippers the win. The victory clinched a share of the Lake County Conference title for the Skippers, which it will share with Edina and Eden Prairie. Minnetonka's regular season finale is a home game scheduled for tonight at 6:30 p..m. against Chaska. The section …
Wednesday, April 3, 2013
A study by the Minnesota Campaign for Achievement Now graded all public schools in the categories of student performance, subgroup performance, performance gains and achievement gap.
Lake Minnetonka-area schools are doing well in terms of student performance, but students of color are in most cases doing worse than white students, according to a new study. While Minnesota's public schools excel in test scores, the achievement gaps between white kids and students of color, and between low-income and high-income students, are still significantly larger than national averages. Statewide, black and Latino eighth-graders lag 37 percentage points behind their white peers in math. Low-income eight-graders trail their richer classmates by 32 percentage points. In a March report, the Minnesota Campaign for Achievement Now (MinnCAN) sliced and diced public school data and published "report cards" for every school and district…
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 …
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 …