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Learning from one another

Lakeville North AP human geography and Spanish students got to learn from students at a Columbia Heights charter school through a recent exchange. Read more.

Making way for makerspace

Across our elementary schools K-5 learners are getting hands-on, real-world experience in design, engineering and fabrication through makerspace. Read more...

Transforming high school through profession-based learning

MNCAPS launched this fall and the excitement surrounding the new program has been exceptional. Read more...

Debaters weigh in on televised debates

Do televised debates constitute debates? Lakeville Debate Team members share their takes based on the National Speech and Debate Association definition. Read more.

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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.

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Cultural exchanges benefit local high school students

A local cultural exchange is helping some students learn about peers who might otherwise seem like they live a world away – even though they live across the Twin Cities. Students in Advanced Placement Human Geography and Honors Spanish 2 met with eighth graders from Global Academy at Lakeville North on Nov. 21. North students … Continue reading

The Newsletter | Fall/Winter edition is here

  NEWSLETTER Lakeville Area Public Schools  | December 2016  |  Issue 04  |  Vol 05 SUPERINTENDENT’S LETTER We’re off to another incredible year here at Lakeville Area Public Schools. As our administrative team and I have had the chance to visit schools, we’ve observed great things happening in our classrooms. Our elementary school students have … Continue reading

Superintendent to leave district at the end of the year

Lakeville Area Public Schools Superintendent Dr. Lisa Snyder announced her plan to resign at the end of the 2016-17 academic year. On Nov. 22, the district’s Board of Education voted to accept that resignation, effective June 30, 2017. Dr. Snyder first came to the district in 2011 after serving as superintendent of Merrill Area Public … Continue reading

Recognizing long-time North public address announcer

If you’re a Lakeville North football fan, you know his voice – even if you don’t know his name. For the last 22 years, Frank Whitcomb has called games as the public address announcer. “It’s really an honor to be the public address announcer for Lakeville North sports,” Whitcomb said. Whitcomb taught school and served … Continue reading

Accepting Nominations for the Lakeview Bank Legacy Awards

Lakeview Bank Legacy Awards – Accepting Nominations Lakeview Bank created its Legacy Award to recognize and honor members of the Lakeville Area community who exhibit the core values embraced by Lakeview Bank. Through their personal and professional lives, these people demonstrate integrity, honesty, respect, service, attitude, and professionalism. The Award is granted in four categories: Alyssa Ettl … Continue reading

Proposed levy hearing date set for Dec. 13

Truth in Taxation hearing to be held Dec. 13. Lakeville Area Public Schools will hold its annual Truth in Taxation hearing at 7 p.m. Dec. 13 as part of its regular board meeting. Lakeville Area Public Schools has worked tirelessly to ensure strong fiscal responsibility and high accountability by balancing its budget, optimizing the revenue … Continue reading

Facilities Master Plan still in development

Lakeville Area Public Schools is currently undertaking a process to develop a long range master plan to address the district’s facilities. Since last spring, a committee of 34 members — including 11 members from the public — have studied the district’s existing buildings and needs. In October, the committee and the Board of Education heard … Continue reading

Transforming high school through profession-based learning

The Minnesota Center for Advanced Professional Studies (MNCAPS) launched this fall and the excitement surrounding the new program has been exceptional.  At MNCAPS, students are fully immersed in a professional culture, solving real-world problems, working shoulder-to- shoulder with industry experts all while receiving high school and college credits from area community colleges. The program is … Continue reading

Making way for Makerspace

Across our elementary schools K-5 learners are getting hands-on, real-world experience in design, engineering and fabrication through makerspace. In makerspace, students become participatory learners to uncover their interests by making, experimenting, creating, collaborating and thinking outside of the traditional classroom experience. Makerspace personalizes learning through hands-on projects, and introduces students to science, technology, math and … Continue reading

Best Buddies group fosters friendships

A Lakeville North High School club aimed at build- ing friendships between students with and without cognitive and intellectual disabilities is creating something more: It’s fostering a culture of inclusivity throughout the school. Lakeville North High School is one of three schools in the state with a Best Buddies club. Best Buddies pairs students with … 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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