News and Views
An e-newsletter from Mounds View Public Schools
April 25, 2023
Thank you to our amazing staff!
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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.
140 students awarded Equity Promise scholarships
Students will receive their scholarships in May during annual awards nights at each high school. ALC students will receive their scholarships during commencement.
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.
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.
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%.