With two days to go before Thanksgiving last year, the team of builders from JMS Custom Homes worked diligently to set the roof trusses on an Edina home that won’t just benefit a family, but, hopefully, the next generation of real estate leaders.
Lights, camera, success! Evan Kail and Tomas Aksamit are 2007 graduates of Edina High School who teamed up and turned their movie-making dreams into reality. Kimura’s Vengeance, the brainchild of Kail, the screenwriter and co-producer, and Aksamit, the director and co-producer, aired at the Edina Film Festival last November.
Edina Public Schools expect a modest enrollment increase of about 200 students over the next five years. The high school and Countryside and Highlands elementary schools are projected to see the largest spikes. The average class size at the high school is currently 28 students, with average size of 25 at the district’s elementary and middle schools. That is nearing, but still below, functional capacity, says director of business services Margo Bauck.