Spanish to start in all elementary schools
The Hopkins school board recently approved offering Spanish classes in all Hopkins elementary schools next fall.
Classes will start with kindergarten and first grade and expand each year through sixth grade. It will cost the district $6 million to fund the program for the next 10 years.
The district has had a Chinese immersion program, XinXing Academy, at Eisenhower Elementary School since 2007.
Eisenhower gets new playground
This spring a new playground will go up for Eisenhower Elementary and XinXing Academy students.
Most of the playground was funded by a $200,000 grant from Hennepin County, although Hopkins Public Schools, Eisenhower PTO and Bei Dou Xing donated funds as well.
Team continues 13-year win streak
The Eden Prairie High School math team finished its regular season in first-place for its division, continuing the winning streak begun in the 1999-2000 season. It now advances to the state competition next week.
Junior Yitz Deng and senior Joshua Fourre tied for the highest individual scores in their division.
Also scoring in the top 10 for individual scores were senior Jesse Loi, tied for fourth place; junior Sam Bradley, seventh place; and senior Gregory Nemecek, tied for eighth place. The team is coached by Mark Kingsbury.
High school hosts instrument drive