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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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The Jefferson Boys Cross Country team won its first Section 3AAA championship in 39 years on Thursday, Oct. 26 at Valleywood Golf Course in Apple Valley.

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Bloomington Career and College Academy (BCCA) is putting the spotlight on Jefferson High School senior Ethan Schoenhofen, who is taking classes in two BCCA pathways: Fire Science and Information Technology (IT).

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Bloomington Public Schools’ Study Buddies program, formerly Homework Connection, offers free tutoring for Bloomington students in grades K-12, for help with reading and math support, and other class work.

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Kennedy High School’s Latinx Club celebrated Hispanic Heritage Month at their school.

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The Jefferson Marching Band and Flags will present its annual indoor marching band concert Oct. 27-29.

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Kennedy Theatre Company kicks off its 2023-24 season with a fall musical, ‘Newsies’ Oct. 26-29 at Kennedy High School.

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Anna Quevli, Jefferson class of 2023, earned a perfect score on the Advanced Placement Computer Science Principles Exam taken in May.

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Alexandra Holter, BPS computer science coordinator, will represent the Computer Science Teachers Association (CSTA) on the newly created MDE Computer Science Education Working Group.

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Bloomington Public Schools’ two school board student representatives for the 2023-24 school year are Jefferson senior, Dhruvika Uppal, and Kennedy junior, Kenneth Adah.

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Three Bloomington students earned the National African American Recognition Award for their academic achievements.

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Jefferson seniors John Kerwin and Paul Wakeham are semifinalists in the 2024 National Merit Scholarship Program competition.

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