May 22, 2017

60-second video reveals schools’ space crunch

Keeping pace with space

This month, the District produced a video revealing the reality of schools stressed beyond capacity. In addition, a new website shares school-specific details of capacity challenges discovered by the recent facilities task force. At its May 16 meeting, the School Board discussed a facilities development proposal addressing the identified needs across the District and estimating the associated costs. The Board has requested that the administration create an accompanying timeline that would eventually allow it to propose a bond referendum for Election Day, November 7, 2017. 

Start times

Start times for 2018

After years of consideration and an intensive eight-month public review, the School Board approved start times changes that feature an 8:35 a.m. – 3:15 p.m. schedule for the high schools. The high schools’ current schedule is 7:25 a.m. – 2:05 p.m. The new schedule will go into effect in fall 2018, giving parents, students and staff more than a year to adjust schedules and make plans for the 2018-19 school year.

To view the 2018-2019 start times for all schools, visit www.moundsviewschools.org/starttimes.


Washington Post ranks both high schools in Top 10

Washington Post Once again, Irondale High School and Mounds View High School have been ranked among the top 10 most challenging public high schools in Minnesota. Mounds View Public Schools is the only multi-high school district in the state with all of its high schools to rank in the top 10. The Washington Post’s “America’s Most Challenging High Schools” is an annual ranking of how successfully schools challenge their students. For a full list of the Minnesota schools that made this list, click here.

Best High Schools

Both high schools rank among Top 10 

Irondale High School and Mounds View High School were both named among the Top 10 best high schools in Minnesota, once again placing them among the best in the nation by U.S. News & World Report (Best High School rankings). The magazine recognized the schools for exceeding expectations when it comes to student performance on reading and math tests, and for preparing students for college. 


Mounds Views

Student news team

Students at Valentine Hills Elementary School are learning the skills of video news production. Watch their process in the latest installment of Mounds Views, a video news series that features what’s cool in our schools.


Foundation receives largest gift in 30-year history

Mounds View Schools Education Foundation is the recipient of a $750,000 gift from the William, Rose and Norma Bailiff Memorial Scholarship. This donation – the largest single gift in the foundation’s 30-year history – will annually provide generous college scholarships for high school students from Mounds View Public Schools. Bailiff Memorial Scholarships will be awarded primarily to students from lower-income families.

Gail Gaylord and Louise Arbuckle This extraordinary gift, announced during the MVSEF’s 6th annual Partnering for Education lunch in April, is from the trust fund of Norma Bailiff, who passed away in December of 2013. Norma lived in the Mounds View School District and shared her family’s passion for public education.

Star Tribune
Mounds View Schools Foundation receives $750,000 gift from local family
April 28, 2017

Pioneer Press
Family makes ‘game changer’ donation to Mounds View schools
April 28, 2017 



Commencement ceremonies 

Hundreds of Mounds View Public Schools students are preparing for graduation this month and next. Commencement ceremonies are listed below.
CLT Twin Lakes – May 24, 7 p.m., New Brighton Family Service Center
CLT Shoreview – May 25, 6 p.m., Shoreview Community Center
Area Learning Center – May 30, 7 p.m., Bethel University
REACH Transition – June 1, 6:30 p.m., New Brighton Family Service Center
Mounds View High School - June 5, 7 p.m., Roy Wilkins Auditorium
Irondale High School – June 6 - 7 p.m., Irondale High School
Adult Basic Education – June 8, 7 p.m., Mounds View Community 


No school

There is no school for students on May 29. Have a safe Memorial Day weekend.