On behalf of the Southview Elementary staff, it is our pleasure to welcome you to our school, where we are dedicated to inspiring a community of learners who academically excel (LEARN), share their Caring Hearts (RESPECT), and feel a sense of belonging and pride in school (BELONG). We invite our learners to:  Explore Your Passions. Create Your Success.

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Congratulations to second grade teacher Margo Skjefte for being named one of Fox 9's 10 Top Teachers for 2024! The Fox 9 Top Teacher Award recognizes outstanding teachers in Minnesota who encourage, inspire, and bring learning to life inside and outside the classroom. Award recipients receive a $1,000 check to purchase classroom supplies and a gift card from Papa Murphy's to have a pizza party.


The Waconia Education Association has announced that Amy Dettman, Jaime Ess, and Luke Miller are the 2024 recipients of the Accomplished Waconia Educators Award. The three recipients will now go on to represent Waconia Public Schools in the 2024-25 Minnesota Teacher of Year program next Fall.

Miller is a fourth grade teacher at Southview Elementary School who has taught for 17 years – all in Waconia. 

“He makes students feel special, takes time to listen to them, giving them his undivided attention. He recognizes students’ strengths and is quick to remind them of these, and at the same time is supportive in the areas in which students could improve or find a deeper interest in,” one nominator wrote. “Mr Miller builds strong relationships with all his students. They trust him, they respect him, they can be themselves in his classroom, and they can be successful in this classroom,” another nominator said. 


Online registration for incoming Kindergarten families is now open!! Will your child be 5 years old on or before September 1, 2024? We are so excited to welcome them to the Wildcat family in the Fall of 2024.

Click here to access the online enrollment form. The enrollment process will take approximately 20-30 minutes and can be completed on a variety of devices including a computer, tablet or smartphone. Our Enrollment Center staff is happy to answer questions and is available for walk-in appointments for those who need assistance filling out the form. Call 952-442-0600 for assistance or to schedule an appointment.

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