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Schmitty & Sons’ first electric school bus begins delivering students to Lakeville Area Public Schools

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The first all-electric school bus in Minnesota, operated by Schmitty & Sons, recently began transporting students to and from schools in the Lakeville Area Public Schools.   “This is undeniably the bus of the future, here today,” Bill Forbord, COO of Schmitty & Sons. “We’ve looked at other fuel-alternative school buses but haven’t seen any … Continue reading

Lake Marion Elementary School earns prestigious Blue Ribbon School award

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U.S. Secretary of Education Betsy DeVos announced today that Lake Marion Elementary School has been named a National Blue Ribbon School. The National Blue Ribbon Schools Program honors public and private elementary, middle and high schools where students achieve very high levels of learning compared to other schools or are making notable improvements in closing … Continue reading

High school students raise donations for victims of hurricanes Harvey, Irma

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Three separate donation drives have been put in place by Lakeville Area Public Schools high school students to help those affected by catastrophic hurricanes Harvey in southeast Texas and Irma in Florida and the Caribbean.   Lakeville North and South high school students from Minnesota Center for Advanced Professional Studies (MNCAPS) and Lakeville South’s Qbitz … Continue reading

District to seek renewal of 2007 levy referendum to sustain strong schools

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Lakeville Area Public Schools will seek renewal of its 2007 levy referendum on Nov. 7, with early voting beginning Sept. 22.   Renewing the expiring 2007 referendum would translate to approximately $693 per pupil in funding the first year, said Andrew Sarnow, executive director of Business Services. The question includes an inflationary factor over the … Continue reading

Construction projects keep Lakeville schools busy over the summer

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Lakeville Area Public Schools’ construction projects were full steam ahead this past summer, with projects ranging in size from  $1,000 to $1.3 million in improvements at schools throughout the district.   Most of the projects were planned deferred maintenance work, funded by the state governed Long Term Facilities Maintenance program, but it also included smaller … Continue reading

3 Lakeville students named National Merit Semifinalists for 2018

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The National Scholarship program named three Lakeville Area Public Schools students Sept. 12 to its list of semifinalists for 2018.   Cassandra Butler from Lakeville North High School and Greta Kvittem and Jack Olsen from Lakeville South High School were announced as semifinalists. They are among 300 students named to the list from Minnesota; 16,000 … Continue reading

District seeks gently used musical instruments​

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Lakeville Area Public Schools is seeking gently used band​ instrument donations. ​​The donation of instruments will help students at all levels who want to take part in band be able to do so, including those whose families may not be able to afford purchase or rental. This need exists at all levels, but​ donations​ will be … Continue reading

District welcomes back 11,000 students for 2017-18 year

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Classrooms, lunchrooms and playgrounds once again are bustling with the sounds of students’ laughter and banter. Sept. 5 marked the first day of school for the district’s 11,000 students, including approximately 1,000 members of the class of 2018. Many were excited to see friends and start a year filled with thoughts of the future. For kindergarteners, … Continue reading

Road construction triggers route changes to KTMS, LNHS

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Routes to Kenwood Trail Middle School will changes this school year, as County Road 50 (Kenwood Trail) is being reconstructed from County Road 60 (185th Street) to County Road 9 (Dodd Boulevard) to increase capacity and improve safety.   This section of County Road 50 will be converted to a four-lane section with raised median … Continue reading

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