News & Views
An e-newsletter from Mounds View Public Schools
February 12, 2024
School Board members begin new terms
New Board member Alissa Daire Nelson began her term and took the oath of office on January 9. Incumbent board members Heidi Danielson, Jim DeMay and Jonathan Weinhagen also began new terms. The four members will serve terms expiring January 3, 2028.
The Board also elected the following officers:
- Chair - Diane Glasheen
- Vice Chair - Heidi Danielson
- Clerk - Yolanda Magee
- Treasurer - Shauna Bock
Three teachers named Teacher of the Year candidates
Three teachers were named candidates for the 2024 Minnesota Teacher of the Year award.
Congratulations to Michelle Morse-Wendt (Turtle Lake Elementary School), Shawna Poncelet (Irondale High School) and Jessica Raaen-Tolzmann (Pike Lake Kindergarten)!
An independent panel will review the candidates' portfolios and narrow the list to a group of semifinalists.
2025-26 school calendar
The Board approved the 2025-26 school year calendar. The calendar reflects non-school days for the following observances:
September 23-24: Rosh Hashanah
October 13: Indigenous Peoples’ Day
October 24: Diwali
December 25: Christmas
March 20: EID
View the previously approved 2024-25 calendar and the newly approved 2025-26 calendar here.
Limited open enrollment for 2024-25
Limited openings are available for non-residents in grades K-5 for the 2024-25 school year. Learn more here.
Mounds View Public Schools continues to enroll more than 80% of its resident students, yet recent kindergarten enrollment has been smaller than the size of the graduating classes. This suggests that a smaller-sized enrollment bubble will continue to move through the grades each year. At the same time, Mounds View’s reputation as a Top 10 district continues to attract interest from non-resident families. Mounds View can meet a demand as well as address future declining enrollment by accepting non-resident students in grades and schools where their enrollment doesn’t negatively impact classroom sizes.
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