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Minnetonka Schools Honored with NAMM Award for the 6th Straight Year
Minnetonka Schools Honored with NAMM Award for the 6th Straight Year

The National Association of Music Merchants (NAMM) Foundation awarded Minnetonka Public Schools its coveted Best Communities for Music Education Award. This is Minnetonka's 6th consecutive time being recognized!

NAMM recognizes schools, teachers and community leaders for their outstanding efforts in supporting music education and integrating many diverse and advanced music classes into the school's core curriculum. NAMM stresses the importance of music education: in 2018, the Music Matters report offered key findings in which music students generally do better in math, English, and science classes than non-music students. As an added benefit of music education, the report also claimed that more music and art opportunities in schools were correlated with a fewer dropout rate and a reduced number of suspensions.

The Best Communities for Music Education program evaluates schools and districts based on funding, staffing of highly qualified teachers, commitment to standards and access to music instruction. Through this rigorous evaluation, NAMM honors the best schools in the nation for music education.

Minnetonka schools is honored to receive this recognition and plans to continue inspiring students to excel in music and arts education.

Reach Out and Read

For the past month and a half, stacks of early childhood books have been piling up in Principal Joe Wacker's Scenic Heights Elementary School office.

Child-Centered Excellence Awards- Nominations Open!

Nominations are open for the annual Awards for Child-Centered Excellence. You are invited to nominate an outstanding educator, staff member or volunteer who is contributing to excellence in our district. Nominations must be submitted by March 1.