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Kennedy High School senior Siri Anderson was selected to perform as a harpist for the Minnesota Music Educators Association’s (MMEA) All-State orchestra for the second consecutive year.

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Bloomington parents planning to homeschool their children during the 2022-23 school year are required to notify Bloomington Public Schools of their plans, according to the Minnesota Compulsory Instruction law.

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Bloomington Community Education will present its summer production of "Legally Blonde" at 7 p.m. July 21-23 and 1 p.m. July 24 at Jefferson High School, 4001 W. 102nd St.

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Bloomington Transition Center (BTC) presented completion diplomas to 28 students in June, the largest class of graduates in program history.

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Oak Grove Middle School Principal Brian Ingemann was named the 2022 Minnesota Association of Secondary School Principals (MASSP) Middle-Level Principal of the Year award for the Hennepin Division.

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Bloomington Public Schools honored 67 employees with a combined 1,306 years of service at the Celebration of Service May 25. The annual reception recognized employees with 10 or more years of employment at the time of their retirement or departure.

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The Hennepin Theatre Trust Spotlight program recognized Jefferson and Kennedy high school theatre programs as honorees for the productions of “All Shook Up!” and “Shrek the Musical.”

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Bloomington Public Schools has received a school bus stop arm camera grant of $154,400 to fund the purchase and installation of 60 camera systems and supporting software programs.

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Jefferson junior Peter McKinley and Kennedy junior Siri Anderson earned perfect scores on the American College Test (ACT). On average, less than one-tenth of one percent of students taking the ACT earn the top score of 36.

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Jefferson and Kennedy high school students earned high ratings in the 2022 Minnesota State (MSHSL) Visual Arts exhibition, featuring highlighted artwork of winners from sectional festivals.

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Bloomington Public Schools is providing free summer meals to all students 18 years of age and younger at no cost to families at schools and parks through the Summer Food Service Program. 

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The Bloomington seven-year graduation rate of 90.9 percent has continued to rise over four years and outpaces the state seven-year average, with Jefferson and Kennedy high schools achieving a 95.3 and an 89.6 percent seven-year graduation rates.

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Bloomington’s Artificial Intelligence robotics team of Oak Grove Middle School students received the Innovation Projects Award & the co-op robotics team of Jefferson and Kennedy high school students advanced to compete in the state Robotics tournament.e

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Bloomington parents and residents uniformly praised the school district’s leadership and staff, quality educational programs, handling of the pandemic, fiscal responsibility and communication efforts in the latest community survey.

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Jefferson and Kennedy high school students competing in simulated business scenarios earned recognition at the Minnesota DECA conference in March.

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Assistant Superintendent Dr. Jenna Mitchler was awarded a Fulbright scholarship by the U.S. Department of State Foreign Scholarship Board.

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Bloomington Public Schools and its partners collected nearly 12,000 pounds of food and $10,378 in cash donations during its 12th District-wide Food Drive late last month. The annual food drive was postponed the past two years due to the pandemic.

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“All Shook Up” follows a small Midwestern town that is thrown into a frenzy with the arrival of Chad, a good-looking, motorcycle-riding roustabout, who rides from town to town with a guitar on his back, blue suede shoes on his feet and a song in his heart

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Kennedy Theatre Company presents its spring production of "Shrek the Musical" at 7 p.m. on April 21-23, and 2 p.m. on April 24 in the Kennedy High School auditorium.

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