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Building a love of reading from Day 1

Kindergartners throughout the district have received one of their first books, thanks to unions representing the district's teachers, education assistants and labor professionals. Read more.

Marching for a cause

The Lakeville South Cougar Marching Band earned top honors at a competition with a show that has a unique theme: Fighting cancer. Read more.

Welcome back, students!

Neither rain nor thunder nor power outages could dampen students’ and staff members’ spirits as classes resumed Sept. 6. Read more.

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Unions give Kindergartners their first books

Education is a gift that keeps on giving, and educators are at the heart of making that possible.   Now, the district’s teacher and educational support professional unions are giving Kindergartners another gift: Their first books.   Education Minnesota-Lakeville, the Lakeville Education Assistants Federation (LEAF) and the Dakota County Labor Assembly went together to buy … Continue reading

Lakeville North to recognize distinguished alumni Oct. 7

Recipients standout for helping others achieve   American businessman Les Brown once said, “Help others achieve their dreams, and you will achieve yours.”   He could have been describing the Lakeville High School/Lakeville North High School’s 2016 Distinguished Alumni Award recipients.   Lakeville North High School will recognize Jackie Wallin Sauber, class of 1970, and … Continue reading

Board of Education candidate forum scheduled for Sept. 28

Three seats on the Board of Education are up for election this November. On Wednesday, Sept. 28, the Lakeville Area Chamber of Commerce will hold candidate forums, including a forum for the Board of Education election.   The School Board forum will take place from 6 p.m. to 6:45 p.m. at Lakeville City Hall (20195 … Continue reading

District to hold information night on fifth grade band

Lakeville Area Public Schools will hold an information and registration night for families interested in fifth grade band.   Thanks to voters’ support of the 2015 levy referendum, Lakeville Schools is bringing back the option for band for students in fifth grade.   Band offers a wealth of experiences for students, including learning to play … Continue reading

LSHS band earns top recognition in Waseca Marching Classic

Lakeville South High School’s marching band has taken top honors in a competition with a show intended to help fight cancer.   The band took first place in the Waseca Marching Classic AAA division in the parade category, and second place in the AAA division for field competition. The band also earned the Parade People’s … Continue reading

Football teams to hold Tackle Cancer games

Lakeville North and Lakeville South high schools’ football teams will hold Tackle Cancer events benefitting the Randy Shaver Cancer Research and Community Fund in the coming weeks.   The Lakeville North Panthers will collect donations for during their Tackle Cancer game Friday, Sept. 16 when they take on Burnsville High School.   Lakeville South’s Cougar … Continue reading

Board of Education updates September 15, 2016

Lakeville Area Public Schools’ Board of Education met Sept. 13. Board members heard updates on preliminary enrollment and a summer program to help students prepare for Advanced Placement classes, first readings on four policies and approved a resolution in support of Intermediate School District No. 917’s proposal to help special education students with the most … Continue reading

Local church helps make outdoor learning spaces come to life at JFK

One Lakeville elementary school got a big boost from a local church in creating outdoor learning spaces.   On a recent Sunday, members of Trinity Evangelical Free Church rolled up their sleeves to create an outdoor classroom and sensory garden. The two new spaces – at John F. Kennedy Elementary School’s courtyards – will better … Continue reading

Students and staff start 2016-17 year off with smiles

Neither rain nor thunder nor power outages could dampen students’ and staff members’ spirits as classes resumed Sept. 6.   Students at Century Middle School streamed into the building as rain fell, greeting one another excitedly, catching up on everything from summer fun to class schedules.    At Cherry View Elementary School, staff members greeted … 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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