News and Views

An e-newsletter from Mounds View Public Schools

March 2, 2023

Spring Break: March 9-17

As a reminder, there will be no school from March 9-17, 2023. Enjoy your Spring Break!

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Minnesota Teacher of the Year award

Congratulations to the three District teachers who have been named semifinalists for the 2023 Minnesota Teacher of the Year award. After a group of finalists are announced in April, the statewide Teacher of the Year will be named May 7. Congratulations and good luck to all semifinalists!

Semifinalists from Mounds View Public Schools:

  • Mackenzie Keimig, Mounds View High School
  • Kathryn O'Brien, Bridges
  • Richard Rosivach, Irondale High School
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Post-pandemic progress

The spring edition of the District's news magazine will soon arrive in residents' mailboxes. In the latest edition of School Talk, read a post-pandemic progress report. Learn how our students are faring and how we compare to other school districts. Also inside:

  • Food-to-Hogs food recycling program

  • Upcoming events

  • NEW virtual tours for our K-12 buildings.

Flip through the electronic copy or download a PDF copy here.

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Summer activities registration opens March 27

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 EXPO event

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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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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Chalkboard Capers is back for 2023

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, 6:30 p.m.

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


Get tickets here!

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Save the Date: Rock the School House 2023

Mark your calendars for the evening of Saturday, September 16, 2023, at the North Oaks Golf Club for the next chapter of the Mounds View Schools Education Foundation's long-standing fundraising event, Rock the School House. Registration will open in late spring. Email or visit to indicate interest around volunteering, sponsorship opportunities and donating silent/live auction items.
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Did you know?

The District’s mental health team publishes “Let’s Talk About It,” a monthly blog that addresses substance use and mental health challenges among our students and families. The goal is to provide information, quality resources and support related to these issues. Topics have included vaping, mental health and marijuana. Read the blog at

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