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Lakeville South band earns recognition touring the Rockies

Lakeville South High School’s band program has earned top honors, including the chance to perform at Carnegie Hall at a future date.   The recognition came as part of the band’s trip to Colorado April 4-9.    Four performing groups from LSHS (Wind Ensemble, Symphonic Band, Percussion Ensemble and Jazz Ensemble) with a total of … Continue reading

Lakeville Area Public Schools announces 2017 Friends of Education award winners

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Six individuals will be recognized in May with Lakeville Area Public Schools highest awards.   Each year Lakeville Area Public Schools present Friends of Education Awards to honor outstanding individual contributions to Lakeville Area Public Schools. The awards recognize people whose service has been ongoing in one of the following categories: Volunteer Service, Business/Community Partnerships, … Continue reading

Lakeville high schools among top 20 in state: Report

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Lakeville North and Lakeville South high schools rank among the top 20 in Minnesota and among the top 750 in the nation, according to a new report.   Lakeville North ranked No. 12 in Minnesota and Lakeville South ranked No. 17, according to U.S. News and World Report’s 2017 Best High Schools rankings released April … Continue reading

Michael Baumann chosen as top candidate for Lakeville Area Public Schools superintendent

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Lakeville Area Public Schools’ Board of Education is expected to approve a resolution to enter into contract negotiations with Michael Baumann to serve as Lakeville Area Public Schools’ next superintendent.   Board members are expected to approve the resolution at their Tuesday, April 25 meeting, following interviews on April 21.   Baumann, who has served … Continue reading

Adjustment to superintendent interviews

Lakeville Area Public Schools is making changes to its schedule for superintendent interviews after one candidate withdrew.   Roger Rindo has withdrawn his name from the selection process. Interviews with the parent and community group will begin at 8:15 a.m. April 21 at Eastview Elementary, but there will be a two-hour gap between the first … Continue reading

Lakeville Area Public Schools Board of Education members select finalists for superintendent role

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The Lakeville Area Public Schools Board of Education members have selected four finalists for superintendent of schools.   The four finalists include: Michael Baumann, executive director of Business Services, Lakeville Area Public Schools Jeffrey Holmberg, Ed.S., assistant superintendent, Prior Lake-Savage Area Schools Roger Rindo, Ed.D., superintendent, Oconomowoc (Wisconsin) Area School District Ann Schultz, Ph.D., superintendent, … Continue reading

Important information on law requiring MCA scores be used for course placement

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Minnesota Comprehensive Assessments (MCA) scores soon will be used in determining course placement at Minnesota State Colleges and Universities. A student’s MCA score could potentially save them significant money by demonstrating that they do not need to take non-credit bearing developmental courses. Read full announcement and share this information with staff so they are aware of … Continue reading

Coalition to hold forum on distracted driving April 27

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Distracted driving is a national epidemic: More than 3,000 people die and over 400,000 are injured each year as a result of motor vehicle crashes involving distracted driving. In Minnesota, distracted or inattentive driving is a factor in one out of four crashes, resulting in 70 deaths and 350 injuries each year, according to the … Continue reading

Board of Education update

Lakeville Area Public Schools’ Board of Education has approved a new health insurance provider for the district. Starting July 1, Blue Cross Blue Shield will be the district’s provider for a two-year period after being identified through a request for proposals.   The board members also approved two new policies: Teacher code of ethics and … Continue reading

Lakeville South High School names new activities director

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Tom Dasovich has been named the new activities director at Lakeville South High School, following approval by the Board of Education March 28.   During the past two years, Dasovich has served as activities director at Watertown-Mayer High School, said Dr. John Braun, principal at Lakeville South High School.   As activities director at Watertown-Mayer … Continue reading

Board considers lease for space at Minnesota School of Business to accommodate department

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Under a proposal, Lakeville Area Public Schools Community Education Department could move to the Minnesota School of Business this summer.   At its study session March 21, a consensus of the Board of Education’s members directed the district’s administration to lease space for a five-year period with the possibility of a five-year extension. Under the … Continue reading

National survey honors Lakeville Area Public Schools for use of technology

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Lakeville Area Public Schools has been recognized by the Digital School Districts Survey for its use of tools for digital learning and more.   The district tied for fourth in the country in the survey’s mid-sized districts by student population (3,000 to 12,0000 students).   The honor demonstrates the district’s commitment to provide world-class, personalized … Continue reading

Blazing Cats featured on KARE 11’s ‘Land of 10,000 Stories’

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As the Blazing Cats adapted floor hockey team faced off in the state championships March 17-18, their most enthusiastic supporters were on the sidelines.   With cheers they’ve written themselves and an unmatchable enthusiasm, the Blazing Cats Cheerleading team’s six members have been a powerful source of support for the adapted soccer and hockey teams … Continue reading

LinK12-Lakeville to hold open house March 22

Parents and students are invited to attend the upcoming LinK12-Lakeville open house from 1:30 p.m. to 3:30 p.m. March 22 at the Lakeville Area Community Education Building. Learn more about LinK12-Lakeville, our online school, as an educational option for students in Kindergarten through Grade 12. Lakeville Area Public Schools is now accepting applications for students interested in attending LinK12-Lakeville part-time or full-time for the 2017-18 school … Continue reading

Superintendent application window opens

Ray & Associates, the district’s search firm, has opened the window for applications for superintendent of Lakeville Area Public Schools.   Applicants may go to to apply online. The window will remain open through March 31. See for additional information.

Graduation rate slips slightly

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Lakeville Area Public Schools’ four-year graduation rate remains strong but slipped slightly from 2015 to 2016, according to data from the Minnesota Department of Education released Feb. 23.   The district’s graduation rate for 2016 was 92.52 percent, down from 94.99 percent in 2015, according to the Minnesota Department of Education.   “As a district, … Continue reading

LHS alum Dr. Tyler Krebs named LSHS head football coach


Lakeville Area Public Schools’ Board of Education approved the hiring March 14 of Dr. Tyler Krebs as an English Language Arts instructor at Lakeville South High School and as head football coach.   Over the past six years, Krebs was a teacher and head football coach at Burnsville High School, said Dr. John Braun, Lakeville … Continue reading

Superintendent Dr. Lisa Snyder Named Administrator of Excellence

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The Minnesota Association of School Administrators (MASA) has named Dr. Lisa Snyder, Superintendent at Lakeville Area Public Schools, as a 2017 Administrator of Excellence. Dr. Snyder has received this award in recognition of her leadership, concern for students, and active involvement in professional and community affairs. She was honored at a statewide recognition ceremony during the MASA/MASE Spring Conference, March 10, 2017, at the Minneapolis Marriott Northwest … Continue reading

Board considers five-year plan to address needs and goals

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Lakeville Area Public Schools is beginning the process of developing a long-range plan to better meet identified needs in facilities, programs and resources.   At its retreat March 7, Executive Director of Business Services Michael Baumann presented the five-year plan to the Board of Education, which the board took under advisement with intent to bring … Continue reading

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