Legislators hold forum with school board

The Bloomington school board is hosting a public forum with its state legislators from 8-9:30 a.m. on Saturday at the Educational Services Center, 1350 W. 106th St.

The forum will include discussion on bills affecting public education and Bloomington Schools. Sen. Melissa Halvorson Wiklund, Rep. Ann Lenczewski, Rep. Paul Rosenthol and Rep. Linda Slocum are expected to attend the forum, which will be broadcast live on BEC-TV (Ch. 15) and streamed at



School hosts math, science night

Blessed Trinity Catholic School will host a Math & Science Night on Tuesday for students in kindergarten through third grade.

The event takes place from 6-7:30 p.m. at 7540 Penn Av. S. It includes a 6 p.m. dinner followed by teacher-led math and science activities. Go to or call 612-866-6906 to RSVP.



Prospective families invited to info sessions

Main Street School of Performing Arts is holding information sessions for next fall’s prospective students.

The next session will be at 6:30 p.m. next Tuesday at the school, 1320 Mainstreet in Hopkins. The next meetings will take place at 6:30 p.m. April 9 and May 7. The sessions will include information on the curriculum and meetings with faculty, staff and current students.

Students to perform ‘Willy Wonka’

Students at the Main Street School of Performing Arts in Hopkins will perform “Willy Wonka” starting this week.

Performances will take place Thursday through Saturday and March 7 and 8. All performances are at 7 p.m. at the Lab Theater, 700 N. 1st St., Minneapolis.

Tickets are $20 for adults and $10 for students and can be purchased at or at the door. A special performance for $75 will take place March 9 for Spark the Arts Fundraiser, and includes food and a silent auction.

Musical showcases junior high life

Benilde-St. Margaret’s School’s junior high production of “Junior High, the Musical” will take place Friday through Sunday.

The production, written by the school’s choir director, Nancy Stockhaus, and her nephew, Dylan Lamb, depicts a typical day in the life of junior high students.

Showtimes are 7 p.m. Friday and Saturday and 2 p.m. Sunday. Tickets are $10 for adults, $6 for students and seniors; children age 5 and under are free. To buy tickets, go to or call 952-915-4358, ext. 2495.



Online school hosts information session

MTS Minnesota Connections Academy will host a free information session from 11 a.m.-12:30 p.m. on Tuesday at the Holiday Inn, 11801 Fountains Way N., in Maple Grove.

Students from across the state attend the virtual K-12 public school program. On Tuesday, families can learn about online education, speak with faculty and learn about the enrollment process.

Real-time virtual online sessions hosted by a staff member are also available. For more information and to RSVP, visit or call 800-382-6010.

School launches anti-bullying campaign

A group of five public relations students at the University of Minnesota participating in the 2013 Bateman Case Study Competition have helped Maple Grove Junior High launch an anti-bullying campaign, “Together, For Good.”

The campaign, which aims to raise awareness about bullying and provide resources, has taken place throughout February.

Students used Twitter to tweet compliments through @MGJH_NiceThings while parents attended a meeting with mental health experts on bullying prevention.



Rotary accepting scholarship entries

The Chanhassen Rotary Foundation is accepting applications until Friday for its annual scholarship program for graduating seniors living in Chanhassen who attend any area high school.

About 20 scholarships ranging from $1,000 to $2,500 will be awarded in May to those who best exemplify the Rotary motto and are graduating from high school in 2013 with plans to attend a two- or four-year college or other studies beyond high school. Application forms and details are at area high schools and online at