Posted by Kelly Salwei
One our own, Dr. Josh Swanson, updated us on the mission and vision for Eden Prairie Schools for the next five years. Dr. Swanson shared results of a survey of the community regarding the perception of the District by its residents. A couple highlights were 99% approval of teacher performance and 98% overall quality education rating. Included in his presentation were a couple of videos, one of which featured our own Phillip Kuhn. CLICK HERE to see the video. The schools' primary focus areas over the next five years include:
1. Personalize learning through deepening partnerships between students and teachers and intervene where students in need are identified. CLICK HERE for more.
2. Eliminate achievement disparities.
3. Engage stakeholders to achieve mission. See link for overview of Designing Pathways – The Road map to
Reach each Student. CLICK HERE.
  • 5/8 – Strive Celebration - go to EP Community Center, NOT Bearpath for program from 7:30 to 9.
  • 5/9 – Swallowship at Champps 5 – 6:30
  • 5/15 – Grant requests due.  CLICK HERE for more.
  • 5/21 to 25 - Meals on Wheels. See John Goergen if you can help.
  • 5/21 District Conference at Guthrie. Marilyn Carlson-Nelson will provide keynote address.
  • 6/19 – Irene Kelly inauguration
  • 6/23 to 6/27 RI in Toronto
  • 6/30 – 7/25 Yura Koh, Rotary New Generation college student from North Korea will be visiting this summer. See Dennis Kim if you can be host family or provide opportunity to visit your business.
Congratulations to Phillip Kuhn for winning the Eden Prairie Optimists essay contest.  CLICK HERE to read an article about his achievement.
Jeanne Zetah read a thank you note from the family of Orv Sietsema.
Craig and his wife (Susan) made EP home in 1980 and Morgan (current Rotary intern) is their fourth child to attend K through 12 at EP schools. Craig was born in Alexandria (from a cardinal to an eagle). After graduating from U of M with engineering degree, Craig spent 20 years in corporate world before embarking on a real estate career. Craig and Susan have been married 35 years. In addition to 4 children they have two grandchildren.
  • Bob Starr – happy to be back in MN.
  • Carol Bomben – thanked club for support of Community Foundation.
  • Kevin Kramer – proud of daughter AJ who was accepted at numerous colleges and has chosen U of Nebraska in Lincoln.
  • Bruce Hutchins – thankful for EPAM support of Above and Beyond. He and his wife attend every year and this year’s program was very inspirational.
PG Narayanan - Guest of  Mark Weber
Jean Cadwallader - Visiting Superintendent
Blake Cadwallader - Guest
Phillip Kuhn - Student Intern