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Jefferson Theatre Company presents ‘The Women of Troy’ one-act play Feb. 1-2.

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Families with children starting kindergarten in the 2024-25 school year are invited to attend a kindergarten welcome event.

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Justin Lund, a developmental adapted physical education (DAPE) teacher at Poplar Bridge Elementary School, is recognized as a Society of Health and Physical Educators (SHAPE) America Teacher of the Year for the organization’s central district.

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Jefferson High School’s award-winning show choirs will host their annual Dessert and a Show Saturday, Jan. 13.

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Kennedy senior Jazzmyna Alcenat and Jefferson senior Dhruvika Uppal will serve as student representatives on the Bloomington Public Schools Advocacy Council.

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Bloomington Public Schools Superintendent Dr. Eric Melbye earned a 2023 Superintendents to Watch award from the National School Public Relations Association.

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Hennepin County awarded Bloomington Public Schools a $255,000 grant for chemical health awareness through prevention, intervention, and support.

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Jefferson juniors Megan Schrooten and Zachary Harris and Kennedy juniors Macie Miller and Sonte Lajeunesse-Wood are this year’s Excellence in Community, Education and Leadership (ExCEL) Award nominees.

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Brea Copeland, a Check and Connect paraprofessional in the Beacon program at Kennedy High School, has been recognized by the National Society of High School Scholars (NSHSS) for her dedication and commitment to helping students achieve academic success.

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Three Bloomington high school students qualified for the State High School Debate Tournament following their strong showing at the section tournament Dec. 1-2.

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Normandale Hills Elementary teacher Jennifer Hadden has been chosen to receive the Inclusive Educator Award for her work to support the inclusion of unique learners.

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Jessica Martinez, Office of Educational Equity equity specialist, was recently given the City of Bloomington's 2023 Omar Bonderud Award.

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Kennedy High School junior Addison Wendt qualified for the National Speech and Debate Association National Tournament, the first time a Kennedy debate team member has qualified for nationals.

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Valley View Middle School’s principal and assistant principal are flip-flopping roles for the remainder of the school year. Megan Willrett is moving to be assistant principal and Anthony Sicoli will be the interim principal.

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Oak Grove Elementary joins five other schools in Bloomington Public Schools to generate clean energy through solar panels installed on its roof.

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The Bloomington Nordic Ski Team launched its cross-country ski season with a special event featuring Olympic medalist and Minnesota native Jessie Diggins.

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Kennedy Theatre Company’s fall production of “Newsies” received 20 honors from Spotlight Education including an honorable mention in the highest honors category of achievement in musical theatre.

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Oak Grove Middle School 8th grade student Kaylee Von Ruden set a new school record for the Kennedy Girls Swim and Dive team and is Kennedy’s first swimmer from the girls team to qualify for state since 2013.

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The Jefferson Boys Cross Country team finished in fifth place at the Class AAA state meet.

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Jefferson Theatre Company presents ‘The Lion, the Witch and the Wardrobe’ Nov. 25-26 and Nov. 30 - Dec. 2 in the Jefferson High School auditorium.

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