News and Views

An e-newsletter from Mounds View Public Schools

April 25, 2023

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During the week of May 8-12, Mounds View Public Schools will recognize all staff during Staff Appreciation Week. Each day during that week, you'll see an employee group spotlighted on our social media pages. Also, read below to send a custom e-card message to a deserving staff member.

Thank you to our amazing staff!

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Send a Thank You e-card to a deserving staff member

During the week of May 8-12, help us send notes of appreciation to our Mounds View Public Schools staff. Visit for more information and to create your custom card.
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Best Communities for Music Education

For the 11th consecutive year, Mounds View Public Schools has won the Best Communities for Music Education Award. This award is presented by the National Association of Music Merchants (NAMM). Mounds View was one of only seven Minnesota school districts to receive the designation for 2023. This year, more than 3,300 students in grades 4-12 chose to participate in band, choir and orchestra.

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140 students awarded Equity Promise scholarships

Last week, Mounds View Public Schools awarded 140 Equity Promise Scholarships to Area Learning Center, Irondale and Mounds View High School students totaling more than $166,000. Funded in part by the Mounds View Schools Education Foundation, this unique award recognizes a broad range of students who have demonstrated success in their high school journey.

Students will receive their scholarships in May during annual awards nights at each high school. ALC students will receive their scholarships during commencement.

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Chalkboard Capers returns

The Mounds View Education Association (MVEA) would like to thank everyone who supported this year's Chalkboard Capers Variety Show. More than 1,200 people attended five shows, allowing for MVEA to fund 10 scholarships for Mounds View District seniors.

Did you miss the show? You can catch the replay on the local cable channel NineNorth.

Fifth annual Pow Wow

Mounds View Public Schools hosted its fifth annual Student Honoring Pow Wow last weekend. The event was a huge success, with more than 400 guests in attendance. For the first time, the Pow Wow featured students as head dancers. Additionally, 24 American Indian students were honored for their hard work and dedication to education. View additional photos from the event here.

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Know the Facts: Mental Health

More than 80% of young people ages 10–18 say their parents are the leading influence on their decision whether to drink alcohol. Send a clear and strong message that you disapprove of underage drinking and use or misuse of other drugs. Talk. They hear you.

Read April’s mental health blog post about the topic here.

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Did you know?

Mounds View Public Schools' graduation rate consistently surpasses the state rate by an average of seven percentage points. For the class of 2022, District students graduated at a rate of 90.6% compared to the state rate of 83.6%.

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