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District honors 2017 staff and Friends of Education for dedicated service

Educating Lakeville Area Public Schools’ 11,000 students wouldn’t be possible without hard work and dedication of the district’s staff. Read more.

Fifth-grade Track and Field Day showcases students’ strength, self-improvement

More than 800 Lakeville Area Public Schools fifth-graders filled the Lakeville North High School stadium May 22 ready to participate in the annual track and field day. Read more.   

Lake Marion Elementary students plant trees for a greener tomorrow

Students filtered through the front doors of Lake Marion Elementary May 11 ready to test their green thumb skills. Read more.  

Mock car crash highlights importance of good decision-making

A mock car crash at Lakeville North High School May 5 provided an eye-opening visual of the tragedy that can occur when driving distracted or under the influence. Read more.

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District honors 2017 staff and Friends of Education for dedicated service

Educating Lakeville Area Public Schools’ 11,000 students wouldn’t be possible without hard work and dedication of the district’s staff. Lakeville Area Public Schools presented its awards May 24 to its Friends of Education, employees reaching service milestones and staff members retiring during the 2016-17 academic year. All told, the 152 staff members receiving service milestone … Continue reading

Lake Marion Elementary students plant trees for a greener tomorrow

Students filtered through the front doors of Lake Marion Elementary May 11 ready to test their green thumb skills. Kim Menard, Lake Marion Elementary (LME) gifted education specialist and STEAM teacher, applied for and received a grant from Tree Trust, which provided the school with $2,500 for trees and bench materials; benches were built off site by … Continue reading

Zilge named a finalist for Minnesota Teacher of the Year

For Cherry View music teacher Mary Zilge, music is an opportunity to bring everyone together and to make them feel welcome and included. “Everyone has a place at the table when they come here,” Zilge said of her class, where enthusiasm and willingness to learn are more important than natural talent. From bringing in music … Continue reading

LSHS students recognized at statewide French speaking contest

Twenty-six Lakeville South High School French students competed in A Vous la Parole — a French speaking contest that was held April 27 at Coffman Memorial Union at the University of Minnesota. The event received 1,223 entries from students in grades 7-12 and recognizes excellence in French speaking skills. The various categories included prose and poetry recitations, theater … Continue reading

Open house for Dr. Snyder to be held May 25

Lakeville Area Public Schools will hold a going away open house for Superintendent Dr. Lisa Snyder on May 25. Come have a cookie and coffee and share well wishes with Dr. Snyder as she embarks on a new adventure. The open house will take place from 3 p.m. to 5 p.m. Thursday, May 25 at … Continue reading

Education Minnesota-Lakeville president earns Outstanding Leadership Award

Education Minnesota (EM) — the state’s teachers union — presented the Peterson-Shaubach Outstanding Leadership Award to Education Minnesota-Lakeville President Don Sinner for his firm commitment to learners and the community; to Education Minnesota members, the organization and the profession; to equity and social justice; and to public education and the labor movement. Sinner received the … Continue reading

Three dedicated teachers chosen as 2017 Educator of Excellence award winners

Education Minnesota-Lakeville honored three teachers in the district with its 2017 Educator of Excellence award for their daily dedication to students and families and for exemplifying the highest standards and qualities of a professional educator.   During the April 25 regular school board meeting, the awards were presented to Melissa Mills, an early childhood special … Continue reading

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Independent School District 194, the Lakeville Area Public Schools, is an award winning school system located in the South Metro of the Twin Cities of Minneapolis and St Paul Minnesota. The District serves approximately 10,800 students in Dakota County and Scott County, and covers 86 square miles, including most of Lakeville, parts of Burnsville and Elko New Market, and portions of Eureka, Credit River and New Market Townships. There are eight elementary schools (K-5), three middle schools (6-8) and two high schools (9-12), an Area Learning Center and two Community Education facilities

Lakeville Area Public Schools consistently earns high levels of proficiency in Reading and Mathematics accountability testing. Student performance outpaces the State averages and is competitive with other high-achieving metropolitan districts.

Our Mission: Lakeville Area Public Schools is a partnership of students, families, staff and community committed to excellence and life long learning.

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