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No School Monday in Minnetonka

No School Monday in Minnetonka

Minnetonka students already had the day off due to a teacher workshop.
‘Again??’: Latest Snow Day Creates Mixed Emotions

‘Again??’: Latest Snow Day Creates Mixed Emotions

While many students are happy for the unexpected break, others dread the prospect of makeup days.
Should Sports Continue When Schools are Closed?

Should Sports Continue When Schools are Closed?

Several districts continued with games, practices and other after-school activities despite cancelling class. What do you think?
Westonka Schools Now Closed Tuesday

Westonka Schools Now Closed Tuesday

The cold weather prompted the district to cancel school Tuesday instead of starting late as it originally announced.
No School Tuesday at Minnetonka Schools

No School Tuesday at Minnetonka Schools

Minnetonka students will get another day off, but afterschool activities will be held.
Gov. Dayton Orders Public Schools Closed Monday Due to Cold

Gov. Dayton Orders Public Schools Closed Monday Due to Cold

Monday’s high is expected to be just -17 degrees Fahrenheit.
Minnetonka Schools Approve New Kindergarten Options

Minnetonka Schools Approve New Kindergarten Options

In May, the state legislature approved state-funded all-day kindergarten– a help to many parents who were paying big bucks for the extended day option.
Common Core: 5 Ways to Help Kids Adapt to New Standards

Common Core: 5 Ways to Help Kids Adapt to New Standards

A list of tips and ideas to help kids adapt to the new national curriculum requirements in school.
Open For Business: Excelsior Elementary Lunch Room

Open For Business: Excelsior Elementary Lunch Room

Students will notice shorter lunch lines in addition to more gym space at the school.
Westonka to Form Sister School Relationship with Beijing School

Westonka to Form Sister School Relationship with Beijing School

The Westonka School District has signed a letter of intent with Beijing Middle School 7.
Deephaven's Mr. McGinley Goes to Washington

Deephaven's Mr. McGinley Goes to Washington

Deephaven was only one of seven in Minnesota to earn this award.
Minnetonka School Board Honors Students Given National Academic Honors

Minnetonka School Board Honors Students Given National Academic Honors

In 2002, Minnetonka had just 2 National Merit Semifinalists and 7 Commended Students. The Class of 2014 has 11 National Merit Semifinalists,and 35 Commended Students.
Minnetonka District To Build 13 Elementary Classrooms

Minnetonka District To Build 13 Elementary Classrooms

The new classrooms will get the schools ready for all-day Kindergarten paid for by the state. They will also return music rooms back to music use instead on "music on a cart."
Discovery Center Wins $10K ‘Golden Ticket’ on Give to the Max Day

Discovery Center Wins $10K ‘Golden Ticket’ on Give to the Max Day

The center’s playground project received one of just two ‘super-sized’ tickets awarded during the event.
How the Common Core Kills Cursive

How the Common Core Kills Cursive

As cursive becomes endangered in schools, Americans evaluate what it’s really good for.
Understanding Common Core: A Breakdown of the Pros and Cons

Understanding Common Core: A Breakdown of the Pros and Cons

A big change is underway in the world of American education.
5 Tips to Stop Sexual Violence Among Teens

5 Tips to Stop Sexual Violence Among Teens

A new study reveals that sexual violence among young Americans is a serious problem.
Schools Increasingly Sort Through Students’ Social Media

Schools Increasingly Sort Through Students’ Social Media

One private company estimates it will be monitoring students’ tweets in over 3,000 schools by year’s end.
More Immunizations Required for Children Next Year

More Immunizations Required for Children Next Year

Parents who do not wish to abide by the new rules can file a legal exemption.
Today's College Grads Won't Be Able to Retire Until They're 73

Today's College Grads Won't Be Able to Retire Until They're 73

Student loan debt likely will force today's college grads to work longer.