Let’s go!  Summer 2018 Registration is now open for Edina Community Education Youth Enrichment classes and camps grades K-12. Exciting opportunities -- from technology, cooking and pickble ball to hands-on science, basketball and drama -- will inspire creativity, spark curiosity and connect students to their love of learning over the summer in a welcoming and fun atmosphere. Join us and sign up today! (The blue text with underline is the link to the registration.)



Edina Students in State Jazz Honor Bands!





On Saturday, Jan 20th, 9 students from Edina High School and South View Middle School rehearsed as members of the Minnesota Band Directors Association (MBDA) State Jazz Honor Bands. Students recorded an audition in October and were selected through judged process from students throughout the state. On Sunday, students rehearsed, and will present their final concert on February 23rd at the Minneapolis Convention Center as part of the MN Music Educators Association (MMEA) Midwinter Clinic.

7-8 State Honor Band (students from South View)

Madeline Howard, piano, 8th grade

Cordelia Flemming, trumpet, 8th grade

Emmett Maynor, trombone, 8th grade

Peter Mans, tenor sax, 8th grade

Michael van Puys, trumpet, 7th grade

Joan Hutton, guest conductor

MATH LAB (scheduled cancellation dates)

There will be no Math Lab on the following dates: February 27th, March 30th, April 17th and May 15th.


Speech Contest

2018 Annual Eden Prairie Optimist Club Oratorical Event

What the World Gains from Optimism.

The Optimist Cub is encouraging area students speak their minds about the topic “Where Are My Roots of Optimism?” as part of the Optimist International Oratorical Contest for 2018.  The contest is open to any student under the age of 18 as of 10/01/17.  The Optimist Club will be awarding Barnes & Noble gift cards for 1st, 2nd And 3rd place winners in each competition.  The winner in each contest moves on to further competition to compete for up to $22,500 in college scholarships.  Area students that have passion for speech should submit the Application Form and Printed Copy of the Speech to ryanaffolter.optimist@gmail.com by Friday, March 16, 2018.  The competition takes place Monday, March 19, 2018 @ 5:00 pm at Star Bank, Eden Prairie, MN.

Application form and rules can be downloaded online at:




Essay Contest

2018 Annual Eden Prairie Optimist Club Essay Contest

Can Society Function Without Respect?

The Optimist Club is encouraging area students to contemplate the phrase “Can Society Function Without Respect?” as part of the Optimist International Essay Contest for the 2017-2018 school year.  The contest includes 3 age categories with the essays judged separately in each age group.  The club will be awarding Barnes & Noble gift cards for 1st, 2nd and 3rd place winners in each age group.  The winner in the top age group moves on to further competition to compete for the $2,500 scholarship.  Area students that have passion for writing should submit the Application Form and Printed Essay to: Eden Prairie Optimist Club, c/o Ryan Affolter, PO Box 46487, Eden Prairie, MN 55344 (or email below) by Wednesday, February 7, 2018.  Essays will be judged and winners announced at the 2018 Optimist Club Essay Contest Reception on Wednesday, February 21st @ 5:30pm at the Eden Prairie Library.  Application form and rules can be downloaded online at:




Registration for Winter 2 Session - After School Clubs and Activities:

Registration for after school clubs and activities during the Winter 2 session (January 16th- March 16th) has started and can be found at http://bit.ly/SVWinter2.  Also, all students currently participating in a fall club must re-register to continue into Winter 2 unless that club is Math Lab, Math Team, Study Club, History Day Club, or Pros of the Rope.

PLEASE NOTE:  Financial assistance is available to cover the cost of fees for clubs and activities.  If you need assistance, please talk to your Advisor.


New Clubs Added for Winter 2 Session:


Internet Media Club

Would you like to make the most of your online presence? Do you swipe, snap, share, post, blog or vlog?  Do you have a video channel that should be getting thousands of views?  Join the INTERNET MEDIA CLUB on Mondays after school! Learn to shoot and edit video, make your search skills sharper, or just get better at writing for a bigger audience. Go viral! Join Mr. Carlin and the INTERNET MEDIA CLUB, on Mondays from 2:30 to 4:30 pm in room 135.



Photography Club

Anyone can press the shutter button on a camera, but skill is required to successfully tell the stories behind your photographs. In Photography Club, students will learn how to develop a “Photographer’s Eye” by learning to see photographically. We will cover basic concepts of photography such as composition and lighting. Students will then have the opportunity to practice the concepts through various individual and group exercises. This, along with receiving feedback on their work, will lead them to find out what it takes to create great photos!  Note: Students will need to bring their own camera and/or smartphone to the club each day.  Photography Club meets each Tuesday & Thursday from 2:30-4:30 pm.


Creative Writing

Creative Writing Club is for students who write or want to write creative material. All skill levels welcome! Whether you're an experienced writer looking for feedback, a novice writer wanting to experiment and improve, or just curious and looking for a fun way to play with words, bring it on!  Students will drive daily activities based on their passions, wants and needs. Creative Writing Club starts on Tuesday, January 16th and will meet Tuesday from 2:30-3:30 pm in room 251.  Make sure to bring your imaginations!




After School Clubs and Activities:


Weight Lifting and Cardio Fitness

Whether it be to keep in shape for specific sport or for general health everyone wants to be physically fit.  In Weight Lifting and Cardio Fitness students will learn how to use weight lifting and cardio machines in order to work towards overall strength and health!  Instructors will also help students to construct a fitness plan that will meet their individual fitness needs.  Weight Lifting and Cardio Fitness meets Monday, Tuesday, and Thursday from 2:30-3:30 PM in the Fitness Center.  Register online today!


Cooking and Baking Club

In Cooking and Baking Club we will create and eat delicious and unique recipes!  Students will have the opportunity to learn and practice various cooking and baking techniques. They will also get to learn a little about various cultures from around the world as each week we will create a recipe from a different country.  Cooking and Baking Club takes place on Monday from 2:30-4:30 PM in FACS room 205.


Rec. Center

The Rec Center is a place where students in grades 6-8 can be themselves and have fun in a casual environment. Activities include video games, a place to do homework, board games, crafts, and socializing with friends in a supervised space.  The Rec Center is open Monday through Thursday, 3:30-4:30 PM in the cafeteria. 



Study Club

Do you need a quiet place to work on homework, study, relax and read a good book, get assistance from Ms. Hope on research skills, technology skills, and/or book recommendations?  Sign up to attend the Library Media Center’s after school Study Club which happens Monday-Thursday from 2:30-3:30.  Students are expected to come prepared to work and focus on school-related material.


Math Lab

Math Lab is an opportunity for students to get individualized math help from familiar SVMS math teachers. Students must be registered through Edina Community Education in order to attend. Math Lab will meet every Tuesday and Thursday from 2:30 to 3:30 pm in the Maker’s Space. There will be no Math Lab on Feb. 27, March 30, April 17 and May 15.


Pros of the Rope

Pros of the Rope is a no experience necessary Double Dutch Club for all genders and athletic abilities.  Learn the fundamentals of single rope skills, long rope jumping, Double-Dutch, choreography and more.  This club offers a unique and fun approach to fitness that enhances athletic performance and improves confidence!  Pros of the Rope will meet from 2:30-3:30 PM on Wednesday in the cafeteria.


Intramural Soccer

Intramural Soccer is an opportunity to develop soccer skills and play games against friends.  All levels of skill are welcome! Use your head (and feet) and join Intramural soccer today!  Intramural Soccer will take place from 2:30-3:30 PM on Monday and Wednesday in Large Gym 1.


History Day Club

National History Day is an inter-disciplinary research project for students in grades 6-12.  Students choose a topic that relates to an annual theme, research that topic, and develop their research into one of five presentation categories: research paper, exhibit, documentary, performance, or website.  History Day teaches students to: conduct in-depth research, use primary and secondary sources, read a variety of texts, analyze and synthesize information, and write and present historical context.  History Day Club will continue to meet on Wednesdays from 2:30-4:00 PM in the Media Center.


Chess Club

Chess Club is an opportunity for kids to get together to learn the game of chess and improve their skills.  Participants will solve problems, learn chess strategy, and play chess!  Chess Club will happen on Thursday from 2:30-3:30 PM in Room 249.


Comic Club

Comic Club is an opportunity for students that enjoy comics, manga, and graphic novels to get together and share their ideas.  Students can create their own comics, improve their drawing skills, collaborate with others on comic-related endeavors, or just hang out with their like-minded friends!  Comic Club is held on Thursday from 2:30-3:30 PM in Room 134.