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Middle schoolers envision ideal 22nd century city

Ten McGuire Middle School students are creating their ideal city as part of Future City, an international project that challenges middle school students to brainstorm, design and build a city. Read more.

Lunches for Lakeville pays off student lunch debt

A donation campaign spreading through social media aims to help struggling families by paying for lunch balances overdue by $10 or more. Read more.

Unified Physical Education class creates acceptance and inclusion in LNHS, LSHS

Lakeville North and South high school students are getting to know each other a little better at their respective schools as a result of a new course offered this year. Read more. 

Voters approve Lakeville Area Public Schools levy referendum renewal

The 10-year operating levy referendum renewal unofficially passed by an overwhelming majority in the Lakeville Area Public Schools district. Read more.  

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District recognizes students and staff for creating inclusive schools

The Special Education Advisory Council has recognized six individuals for their efforts to make Lakeville Area Public Schools welcoming places for all students. The awards are given as part of Inclusive Schools Week, Dec. 4-8, 2017. The event, held each year during the first week of December, is promoted by Inclusive Schools Network to celebrate … Continue reading

Middle schoolers envision ideal 22nd century city

At a time when it’s tough to imagine what life might be like in 10 years, a group of middle school students are trying to envision life 100 years from now.    Ten McGuire Middle School students are creating their ideal city as part of Future City. The international project that challenges middle school students … Continue reading

Link12-Lakeville to hold open house information sessions

Looking for schooling options for your student in kindergarten through 12th grade? Stop by Link12-Lakeville’s open house information sessions to learn if Link12 may be a good fit for your student. Link12-Lakeville is a tuition-free online school that is open to students throughout Minnesota. Information sessions will be held in room 209 at Lakeville North … Continue reading

District to hold World’s Best Workforce report Dec. 11

The World’s Best Workforce annual meeting will be conducted at the Teaching and Learning Advisory Council meeting on Dec. 11, 2017 at Crystal Lake Education Center. The meeting will begin promptly at 4 p.m. This meeting will consist of a review of the 2016-17 goals and results, as well as an explanation of the goals … Continue reading

Lunches for Lakeville pays off student lunch debt

Just like many families in school districts across the nation, families in the Lakeville Area Public Schools district struggle to pay for school lunch. But a donation campaign spreading through social media aims to change all that by paying for lunch balances overdue by $10 or more.  Lunches for Lakeville was started by Craig Pratt, … Continue reading

Robotics teams to hold tournament Nov. 18-19 at LSHS

Lakeville Robotics is proud to be hosting two days of FIRST LEGO League (FLL) and FIRST Tech Challenge (FTC) robotics tournaments on November 18 & 19, 2017 at Lakeville South High School. The tournaments will include 40 to 56 teams each day competing to advance to the next level of FLL Sectional or FTC State … Continue reading

Nominations open for Outstanding Inclusive Educators and Students

Lakeville Area Public Schools is seeking nominations of staff and students who go above and beyond to include all students in their school community. The awards are sponsored by the district’s Special Education Advisory Council (SEAC) and presented in conjunction with Inclusive Schools Week Dec. 4-8, 2017. The event is promoted by the Inclusive Schools … Continue reading

Voters approve Lakeville Area Public Schools levy referendum renewal

The 10-year operating levy referendum renewal unofficially passed by an overwhelming majority in the Lakeville Area Public Schools district.   The levy, which will translate to $692.75 per pupil (approximately $8 million in funding the first year), unofficially passed with 74.7 percent of votes (4,620) on Tuesday, Nov. 7. “We are so grateful for the … Continue reading

Sustaining Strong Schools

Community support is essential to sustaining strong schools Since starting in my role as superintendent, I have witnessed numerous firsthand accounts of the commitment and support from our communities for our students, schools, and staff. I consider it an honor to serve in a place that shows such strong support for students, and it is … 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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