• Sean Miner
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Agape Christi Academy will be moving from Eden Prairie to neighboring Minnetonka beginning in the 2018-19 school year, officials announced last week. In its five years of operation, the academy has grown to a student body of 71, filling its current campus.

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The Normandale Community College Anthropology Department will host two events next week, including a question-and-answer session with the subject of a film presentation.

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The Edina Art Center will host its annual Teacher/Student Exhibition Thursday, Feb. 8, through Wednesday, March 7, at the Margaret Foss Gallery. The opening reception is free and open to the public 5-8 p.m. Feb. 8, at the art center, 4701 W. 64th St.

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The Edina Early Learning Center is taking registrations for 2018-19 school year programs for early learners and their families. While registrations for residents are already being accepted, registration for non-residents opens 8 a.m. Tuesday, Feb. 13.

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Bloomington Jefferson High School juniors Luci Bianchi and Charles Maki and Bloomington Kennedy High School juniors Olivia Morales and Ulyses Perez Perez are this year’s Excellence in Community, Education and Leadership Award nominees.

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Nominations are open for the 28th annual Bloomington Public Schools Senior Achievement Awards, which recognize outstanding Jefferson and Kennedy high school seniors.

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Edina High School Thespians have been invited to perform on the main stage at the nation’s leading high school theatre festival. The International Thespian Festival is produced by the Educational Theatre Association and will take place June 25-30 at the University of Nebraska in Lincoln.

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About a decade ago, a youth theater company solicited area students for their perspectives on bullying. The results of that survey can be seen on stage next week in the Edina Thespians production of “Mean.”

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Six Edina High School students earned eight medals at the recent Ludi Romani state Latin competition at Minnehaha Academy Jan. 13. The day-long event includes oral and written competitions, as well as opportunities for students to learn more about Roman culture with board games, crafts and cooking.

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A near-record 167 teachers are candidates for Minnesota Teacher of the Year, including two candidates from Eden Prairie Schools. Daniel DeMarce and Tara Jones are among the field of teachers who have accepted their nominations and completed the required materials to become eligible for the honor.

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Students at Jefferson and Kennedy high schools and Olson Middle School earned high marks in this year’s Minnesota Scholastic Art Competition.

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At its annual organizational meeting Jan. 8, the Edina School Board elected Leny Wallen-Friedman to serve as board chair for the next calendar year. Other officer positions are Sarah Patzloff, vice chair; Matt Fox, treasurer; Ellen Jones, assistant treasurer; Erica Allenberg, clerk; Amir Gha…

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The Normandale Community College Theatre Department’s production of “She Kills Monsters” has been invited to perform at the Region V Kennedy American College Theatre Festival in Des Moines, Iowa, this month.

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The Edina School Board approved bids Dec. 19 for the remaining construction projects related to the district’s Next Gen Facilities Plan. Bidding for all projects funded by the $124.9 million bond referendum, passed by voters in 2015, is now complete and the facilities plan remains on target …

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Bloomington Public Schools Supt. Les Fujitake has been appointed to the Governor’s Workforce Development Board, which works to strengthen the skills of Minnesota’s workforce.

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At its Dec. 11 meeting, the Edina School Board approved the calendar for the 2018-19 school year, but tabled action on the proposed 2019-20 calendar following discussion about the placement of spring break in 2020.

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At its Dec. 11 meeting, the Edina School Board approved a final budget for the 2017-18 school year, which includes all of the district’s operating funds – general, community service and building funds. The final budget updates the preliminary budget, which was approved by the School Board in…