Our Program: Jeff Erickson the Principal of Minnetonka High School was our speaker on Tuesday, April 16th to bring us up to date on what is happening at MHS.  Jeff noted that “Our work at MHS is grounded in three critical words: relationships, engagement, and encouragement. Each staff member is committed to building a strong relationship with students in an engaging environment. At the same time, we work to inspire students to do more than they thought they could. MHS is a school of opportunities for all learners.”                          
Jeff asks each student to excel in the four As: Academics, Arts, Activities, and Athletics all while developing a strong moral compass. New students will quickly learn our two core values: “Do the right thing” and “Represent us well.” These phrases are not merely words; rather, what each student is asked to do. Neither is easy and both require courage. I am proud to watch our students live up to these expectations every day.      
“Our commitment to building a strong, respectful, and inclusive school community is on-going. We welcome students from all backgrounds and a variety of communities. The fact that we are all Skippers is our common bond. Our ongoing video series, “I am a Skipper," showcases MHS students throughout the year.” He noted the success of the female and male sports this year.  He also talked about the real life offerings in and through the new Vantage building and the great hands training and experience in construction, auto mechanics, aeronautics with 200 students in that new program this year.                      
Jeff says, “Parents entrust their children to us. I do not take that responsibility lightly. As a school, we are committed to educating the whole child and providing a positive, safe, fun, and caring community.”