News and Views

An e-newsletter from Mounds View Public Schools

March 24, 2023

Being Kind: I'll Go With You

We're shining the light on some of the often unseen acts of kindness that our community offers in the simplest of ways. Watch the first in our series and learn more at

Being Kind: I'll Go With You
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Five facts to know about transportation

  1. We contract transportation services with six different bus companies.
  2. Bus drivers are not Mounds View Public Schools employees.
  3. Like all bus companies, our transportation providers are experiencing a shortage of drivers. We are working collaboratively with them to address the need for additional drivers.
  4. Late buses may be an occasional consequence of the driver shortage. We apologize for this, and we ask for patience as we work with the bus companies to find drivers.
  5. At times, when routes need to be covered by different substitute drivers, times and route consistency may vary.

To learn more about bus driving opportunities, please call 651-621-8900 or visit

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Summer activities registration opens Monday

Registration for summer Community Education activities opens Monday, March 27, at 9 a.m. Take a look at the digital catalog to see the upcoming offerings for adults, youth and families!


  • Summer day camps
  • High school sports camps
  • Adult day trips and art classes

Register at

FREE Summer Community EXPO

Join us at Chippewa Middle School for a FREE Summer Community EXPO event on Saturday, March 25, from 1-4 p.m. Learn about youth, adult and family classes, activities, summer camps and services offered by Mounds View Public Schools, as well as businesses and organizations in our community. This family-friendly event will include entertainment, activities, food trucks and more! Register for the free event here.

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Discounted internet

The Affordable Connectivity Program (ACP) provides eligible households a discount of up to $30 per month off their internet bills (or up to $75 per month for households living on Tribal lands), as well as a one-time discount of up to $100 off an eligible connected device like a laptop, desktop computer or tablet. In many cases, households can get high-speed internet entirely free by choosing a fully covered internet plan. A household is eligible to participate if a child in the household qualifies for Educational Benefits, which includes free or reduced-price school meals. If you need proof that a child in your household qualifies, contact Nutrition Services. Learn more and apply here.

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School meals bill

Earlier this month, Governor Walz signed a bill to provide school breakfasts and lunches at no charge for all students at participating schools, which includes every school in our district. For Mounds View Public Schools, this change will begin in the 2023-24 school year. Secondary schools will continue to have ala carte offerings available for students to purchase. More information will be shared with families this summer.

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Know the Facts: Mental Health

Did you know that 17% of teenagers engage in self-harm behavior ? Usually, when people self-harm, it is not done as a suicide attempt. Rather, they self-harm as a way to release painful emotions. Learn more and get support at Cornell University’s Self-Injury & Recovery Resources. As always, reach out to your student’s Dean, our team or your child’s primary care provider for additional help.

Know the Facts is part of a District mental health awareness campaign presented by our Student Support team. Learn more and read the monthly blog at

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Chalkboard Capers is back!

Chalkboard Capers is a variety show presented annually by the Mounds View Education Association. District teachers and staff host the show to raise money for student scholarships for graduating seniors from District schools. After a long hiatus due to COVID-19, the show is returning this spring!

Dates and times:

March 29, 5:15 p.m.

March 30, 6:30 p.m.

March 31, 6:30 p.m.

April 1, 1 p.m. and 6:30 p.m.

Irondale High School (2425 Long Lake Road, New Brighton)


Get tickets here!

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Did you know?

District schools implemented a Food-to-Hogs program, which sends meal waste to local farms to be made into food for livestock. This offers cost savings, reduces the impact on the environment and keeps unnecessary trash out of landfills. Learn more in the latest edition of School Talk at

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