Tuesday, April 30, 2013
The district said "the data from these online tests will be largely unreliable based on the technical difficulties."
Last week, Minnetonka Schools suspended Minnesota Comprehensive Assessment (MCA) test taking for an additional day. The Minnesota Department of Education (MDE) suspended testing across the state on April 16 due to server issues traced back to the vendor the state uses to administer online tests. Testing started back up the next day. Testing was also suspended on April 23 at Minnetonka schools. Students are taking the tests again this week, and the tests are not currently suspended, said school district representatives. The state uses these tests to measure student progress to meet standards required by law. "There have been no similar or widespread issues since last Wednesday," said Charlene Briner, chief of staff for the Minnesota …
Thursday, April 18, 2013
After leading Minnetonka's efforts to ensure reliable technology as an accelerator of learning, Carter has announced her resignation as Executive Director of Technology, effective June 30.
The following was released by Minnetonka Schools: After leading Minnetonka's efforts to ensure reliable technology as an accelerator of learning, Dr. Julie Carter has announced her resignation as Executive Director of Technology, effective June 30. Dr. Carter has accepted a position with the BLE Group where she will help other schools plan and implement educational technologies. “Dr. Carter has worked tirelessly to put technology into our students’ and teachers’ hands. Her leadership has made Minnetonka a national model for the use of technology in the classroom,” said Dr. Dennis Peterson, Minnetonka Public Schools Superintendent. “With Dr. Carter’s reputation and experience in building successful technology programs, it isn’t surprising …
Tuesday, April 16, 2013
It's been a little tough to compete in "spring sports," when spring has taken so long to arrive.
Tuesday, April 16
With a little help from Mother Nature and the grounds crew, the Minnetonka baseball, girls lacrosse and track teams compete for the first time at home Tuesday, April 16. Photos were taken Tuesday morning. The modified track meet and features “track” events but no “field” events. The day's full schedule can be found here.
Friday, March 29, 2013
On April 20, students will collect items "drive-thru style" that will be reused or recycled at Minnetonka High School.
Student groups from across the Minnetonka School District have partnered with 18 charitable organizations to collect items "drive-thru style" that will be reused or recycled. On Saturday, April 20 from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m., you'll be able to stay in your car as you circle through the parking lot near the main entrance at Minnetonka High School. Student volunteers will direct you where to go and give you a receipt for your donation. Accepted Items Include: (View Details) • Furniture/Small Appliances • Used Ink Cartridges (non-commercial) • Cell Phones/Personal Electronics • Baskets, Bins & Tins (for silent auction gift baskets) • Children's DVDs • Kids Books • Pre-school Books • Art Supplies • New Disposable Diapers • Video Game Cartridges • …
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…
Saturday, March 23, 2013
Younger students in the Minnetonka School District learn how to make good choices from "the big kids."
Video by Minnetonka Schools: Members of the Minnetonka High School Teen Leadership Challenge speak to elementary students across the district. Their message warns students about the dangers of drugs and how to make safe life decisions. It's one of the leadership opportunities TLC provides high school students, and elementary students get the message from people closer to their age.
Wednesday, February 27, 2013
"In Minnetonka, technology has changed the way teachers teach and children learn."
Over 175 educators from across the midwest toured Minnetonka schools late last week to see how technology is utilized across the district. "Since passing a Technology Referendum in 2002, Minnetonka has become a national leader in using educational technology as an accelerator of learning," said Superintendent Dennis Peterson. Last Friday's focus was on the iPad project at Minnetonka High School as part of the 8th Annual Technology Site Institute. "Technology has become an essential part of teaching and preparing our students for the 21st century," Peterson said. All Minnetonka classrooms have SMART boards, allowing students to interact and participate. Sound field solutions enabe all students to hear the teacher’s voice anywhere in the …
Monday, February 4, 2013
Seniors Taylor Fredrickson and Nathan Janssen have been named the MHS Academics, Arts and Athletics (Triple A) Award nominees.
The following was released by Minnetonka Schools: The Minnetonka High School Activities Office has announced seniors Taylor Fredrickson and Nathan Janssen will represent Minnetonka for the 2013 Minnesota State High School League (MSHSL) Academics, Arts and Athletics (Triple A) Award. Fredrickson and Janssen were chosen from a group of highly qualified applicants. The Triple A Award program recognizes high school seniors who have excelled in the classroom, on the athletic field and in the fine arts. Their applications will now advance and be considered for the statewide Minnesota State High School League award. “Minnetonka High School is fortunate to have many students achieving at high levels in academics, athletics and the arts. Taylor …
Wednesday, January 23, 2013
The free event gives local teachers and community volunteers the opportunity to showcase various Chinese traditions on Jan. 25.
Come celebrate the Year of the Snake! The Minnetonka School District invites the community to the annual Chinese New Year celebration on Friday, Jan. 25, from 5:30-8 p.m. at Minnetonka High School located in the West Gym, Cafeteria and Student Commons. The free event gives local teachers and community volunteers the opportunity to showcase various Chinese traditions with live entertainment, music, food, crafts and activities for the entire family. Local Restaurants Beijing and Mandarin Yang of Minnetonka will be selling authentic Chinese food on site. (Cash only, please.) The featured entertainment this year is the Chinese American Association of Minnesota (CAAM) Chinese Dance Theater and the School of Shaolin Kung Fu who will be …