Alex Tyson, a senior at Chanhassen High School, is one of this year’s Southwest Metro Magazine’s Prep Elites, chosen from a group of area students who were nominated by their high schools. (Read about other Prep Elites on page 18.)

The Human Age: The World Shaped by Us
by Diane Ackerman

Students at the Main Street School of Performing Arts in Hopkins have a lot to look forward to for the 2017-18 school year.

Children’s Learning Adventure, a national early childhood education company, is set to open its newest location within the next few months in Chanhassen.

Ahh...recess—students cherish it; teachers look forward to it and, recently, some Eden Prairie parents began to question it—specifically, are students in the district receiving enough recess time?

What would it take for you to build a school for your kids? For Benjamin and Lisa Adams, it took touring over 60 Minnesota preschools before realizing that none of them prepared children for first grade the way the Adams family would have hoped.

The SonRun Festival 5k (pictured) raises money for Chapel Hill Academy in Chanhassen, and the 5K for EP Schools is a fundraiser for the Foundation for Eden Prairie Schools.

SonRun Festival 5K

“Strong communities should care for those who are living invisibly or living in the shadows,” Matt Bersagel, pastor at Crown of Glory Lutheran Church, says.

Chanhassen’s Brian Rodenz made the leap from high tech to low tech when he started his second business, Little Wooden Wonders toys.

Schools and teachers all need cheerleaders. For the Eden Prairie school district, this big supporter is the Foundation for Eden Prairie Schools, which raises funds to provide grants to teachers and staff within the district.