Hello Students and Families,

This is my first year at Mahtomedi and I am excited for the year ahead, especially getting to know my new students.  I realize that these are strange days, and many of us are in very different places in terms of our own worries and concerns about Covid, and what learning will look like this school year.  Although I am new here at Mahtomedi and still learning about the district, I am committed to helping students learn and grow as people.

This is my 15th year teaching overall - I spent 6 years in Montevideo, MN and 8 years at AFSA High School in Vadnais Heights.  I am fortunate to teach a subject I feel passionate about in Science.  This year I will be teaching high school Biology and CIS Human Physiology, Technology, and Medical Devices (U of M BIOL 1015).

I look forward to meeting students and families.

Danny Kurkieiwcz


Our Mission

The mission of Mahtomedi High School, a driven and supportive family of Zephyrs whose individual growth enriches the community as a whole, is to ensure a transformational experience in which students are life-long learners and empathetic community members equipped with the desire and ability to explore their passions through a vital system distinguished by:

  • inclusive and safe environments where all Zephyrs belong and advocate for one another through authentic relationships
  • a culture that seeks out and honors diverse and global perspectives
  • dynamic educational experiences for varied interests
  • embracing the discomfort of setbacks as an important part of the learning process
  • a community that recognizes that success comes in many forms
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Our School
Mahtomedi High School has a heart for innovation, provides rigorous academic coursework, and supports students to explore extracurricular opportunities. Our teachers and staff are passionate and dedicated people who explore innovative ideas and teach our students new ways of thinking to support them in whatever career path they choose. Students engage in project-based learning to solve real-world problems using industry-standard technology in the nation’s first M.I.T. certified FabLab housed in a public school. Fine arts is a vital and robust part of the High School and our visual and performing arts classes include ceramics, digital art, choir, band, and event broadcasting. We also offer Flex Time during the school day when students may receive academic support, engage in college and career exploration, and connect over common interests. Over 90% of our student community engages in extracurricular activities that range from athletics to robotics. Students’ social and emotional learning is addressed through various avenues including a restorative practices approach for student behavior and through our Zephyr Link Crew mentoring program.