Minnetonka High School Student Government meets all year, including the summer. The students are elected from grades 9-12, with six students from each grade plus four additional senior officers. There is one adviser who is assisted by one principal. The students learn about leadership by developing their problem-solving, planning and speaking skills, and are involved in program and policy decisions that affect the entire student body.
Homecoming is a week-long event hosted by Student Government that includes various activities. Several different dress-up days are held throughout the week, leading to "Spirit Day" on the Friday of the Homecoming game. A pep-fest is held that Friday as well. Classes are shortened and the Homecoming King and Queen are crowned during the pep-fest as they are chosen from student-voted Royalty Court. After the pep-fest, a parade takes place in Excelsior. Later in the evening, students attend the Homecoming football game, and participate in the formal Homecoming dance the following night.
Polar Plunge is an icy jump into Lake Minnetonka at Bayview in Excelsior. Sign up online to save $5. Bring a towel, change of clothes and wear a swimsuit. Be sure to check the Minnetonka student, teacher, alumni or community member on the registration form so we get credit for all the “Tonka Tough” people! Remember, for every 10 people who jump, ALARC will donate $100 to our Minnetonka Heart Week Family Friends.
Sweethearts is the Valentine's Day dance, which is preceded by Heart Week. Much like Spirit Week of Homecoming, Heart Week includes dress-up days and a day where students participate in events such as the Man Pageant, Ultimate Frisbee and other fun activities. Money raised through these events supports local, non-profit organizations. The Sweethearts dance is unique in the fact that girls are encouraged to ask their partners to the dance rather than vice versa.
Prom traditionally takes place on one of the first Friday night in May. All junior and senior students are invited to attend. Freshmen and sophomore students may attend the dance with a junior or senior. This is a historically formal dance. View 2017 Prom details on the MHS website.
The Talent Show is a performance that displays Minnetonka High School's most talented and entertaining individuals and groups to the school and community. Participants audition for admittance and then perform their talents and abilities for one or two nights.