Eden Prairie

15 scholarships available to students

Eden Prairie High School seniors can apply for 15 local scholarships worth almost $80,000 using a new multi-scholarship application.

This tool will help streamline the college and career planning process for students. Seniors can access the multiple-scholarship application via Naviance Family Connection, a comprehensive resource that includes career profiles, college search and career assessment tools, and enrichment opportunities.

Interested seniors are encouraged to log on to Naviance by visiting the high school website (www.edenpr.org/Domain/8) and clicking on Quick Links. Applications must be completed by Feb. 27. Scholarship winners will be announced May 14 at the Community Scholarship Awards Program.

Scholarship application assistance is available through the EPHS Career Resource Center from 7:30 a.m. to 3 p.m. school days or by calling 952-975-8038.


Job fair is Feb. 5 at St. David’s Center

Interested in working with children and teens with special needs? Looking for a flexible schedule? Learn more about part-time positions through St. David’s Center for Child and Family Development at the job fair from 4 to 7 p.m. Thursday, Feb. 5.

The job fair will take place in the gym at St. David’s Center, 3395 Plymouth Rd., Minnetonka. No RSVP is necessary. Attendees are entered in a drawing to win a $50 gift card.

Program leadership will be on hand to discuss part-time jobs in therapeutic recreation, direct support and personal care, mental health skills training and autism support services. Attendees are encouraged to bring their résumés.

For more information, go to www.stdavidscenter.org/employment.


Senior achievement nominations sought

Nominations are being accepted for the 25th annual Bloomington Public Schools Senior Achievement Awards, which recognize outstanding Jefferson and Kennedy high school seniors.

Students who excel in or make contributions to the school and community in one of four categories — curricular excellence, arts, volunteerism and leadership — may be nominated by school staff, parents, employers, faith leaders and other community members and organizations. A fifth category, academic excellence, also will be recognized and is based on the top 10 percent of each school’s graduating class rather than on nominations.

Nominations must be received by the nominee’s high school no later than noon on Feb. 6. A committee of faculty and community representatives will review all nominations and make selections. Award winners will be guests of honor at the Bloomington Senior Recognition Night on April 7.


Curtains rise on four one-act plays

Hopkins High School’s theater program, Royal Productions, will present its one-act play set at 7 p.m. on Thursday, Friday and Saturday, Jan. 29 to 31, at the Little Theatre in Hopkins High School.

The production features four one-act plays, including “Property Rites” by Alan Haehnel, “The Dressing Room” by Mary Louise Wilson, “Ferris Wheel” by Mary Miller and “The Man Who Couldn’t Dance” by Jason Katims. More than 60 Hopkins High School students are part of the cast and crew. Each play is directed by Natalie Foster.

Tickets are available only at the door. The admission price is $5 for students and $8 for adults. On opening night, Royal Production will sell tickets at a reduced rate of two for $5.

Please note, some material may not be suitable for children ages 12 and under. Go to www.hhstheater.org for more information.

Hopkins High School bands to play ‘Pops’

The junior and senior bands at Hopkins High School will perform their “Pops” concert on Friday, Feb. 6, and Saturday, Feb. 7. The concerts will feature performances by the Drumline, Jazz One and LMPM (Lean Mean Performing Machine).

Both performances are set for 7 p.m. in the Hopkins High School Auditorium. Tickets are $8 for adults and $5 for seniors and can be purchased at the door each evening.