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Bloomington Public Schools launched a collaborative effort this month to develop a new multi-year strategic plan. It’s been more than 15 years since the original plan was written.

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Bloomington Public Schools is accepting nominations for their annual Senior Achievement Awards program, which recognizes outstanding Jefferson and Kennedy high school seniors.

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Ten Bloomington Public Schools teachers were nominated as candidates for the 2023 Minnesota Teacher of the Year program.

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Jefferson seniors Snezhanna Medvedovski and Nathan Orcutt and Kennedy seniors Siri Anderson and Davaughn Lane are this year’s Academics, Arts and Athletics Award (Triple ‘A’) nominees.

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Jefferson and Kennedy high school students earned high honors in the 2023 Minnesota Scholastic Arts Competition, considered the nation’s longest-running and most prestigious art recognition program for creative teens.

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The Bloomington Jefferson band program will host its annual “Bandcake” Breakfast fundraiser on Saturday, Jan. 28 from 8 a.m. to noon in the Jefferson High School cafeteria, 4001 W. 102nd St.

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Jefferson Theatre Company presents “The Great Gatsby” one-acts play Jan. 26-27 in the Jefferson High School auditorium, 4001 W. 102nd St. 

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Parents and current fifth grade students are invited to attend a 6th Grade Information Night on Monday, Feb. 6 at 6:30 p.m.

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Heather Starks was selected to chair the Bloomington School Board for the 2023 term during the board’s annual organizational meeting this week. Other officers are Dawn Steigauf, vice chair; Mia Olson, clerk; and Matt Dymoke, treasurer.

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Normandale Hills Elementary program management aide Brandy Nutt-O'Connor received the Intermediate School District 917 Inclusive Educator Award for her work supporting the inclusion of the unique learners served in their school community.

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Families with children starting kindergarten in the 2023-24 school year are invited to attend a kindergarten open house event to learn more about the kindergarten experience in Bloomington Public Schools. 

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Bloomington juniors Owen Baker and Anna Feeken (Jefferson) and Lila Coval and Angel Romero-Valencia (Kennedy) are this year’s Excellence in Community, Education and Leadership (ExCEL) Award nominees.

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The enrollment report shares information on the district’s demographics, year-to-year comparison of K-12 enrollment, ethnicity and free and reduced lunch. This year, enrollment at BPS remains nearly unchanged from a year ago at 9,802 students.

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Three Bloomington high school students will advance to the state tournament following the team's strong showing at last week’s MSHSL Congress Section Tournament.

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The Kennedy High School girls' swim and diving team received an all-team Academic Gold award from the Minnesota State High School Swimming and Diving Coaches Association (MSHSCA) after the student-athletes averaged a high GPA score of 3.89.

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Bloomington Public Schools' Volunteer Connection offers free homework help for students of all ages at Penn Lake and Oxboro public libraries. Help is offered for completing homework, practicing reading and studying math.

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Jefferson Theatre Company presents 'Miracle on 34th Street' Dec. 1-4.

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Kennedy soccer players earn All-State honors

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Kennedy girls soccer head coach Mario Lone and boys soccer head coach Dan Bushendorf were named Section 3AA Coach of the Year. Assistant coach Brent Fairman was named Section 3AA Assistant Coach of the Year on behalf of the Kennedy boys' team. 

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The Jefferson High School boys' cross country team took first place at the 2022 MetroWest Conference Championships, with the girls' cross country team finishing in third place. 

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