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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

District hires nine instructional/data support specialists for 2017-18


At its Feb. 28, 2017 meeting, the Board of Education approved the recommendation for hire of nine Instructional / Data Support Specialist (IDSS) positions to be implemented starting in school year 2017-18.   The team includes: Alesia Arlandson Jennifer Burke Michelle Lange Justine Liekis Janet McBride Carolyn Popp Lana Rains Jennifer Schwebach Douglas Stanton – … Continue reading

An open letter to the Lakeville Area Public Schools community Dr. Lisa Snyder, Superintendent of Schools

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On Feb. 27, 2017, racist, anti-Semitic written and image-based graffiti were found inside a bathroom at Lakeville South High School. Thankfully, staff members saw the graffiti and reported it, but not before it was widely on social media. (Read the original message that sent to LSHS families online.) Our staff members have removed the words … Continue reading

Lakeville South students come together to address intolerance


Lakeville South High School students and staff are coming together to begin healing and moving forward after racist, anti-Semitic vandalism was discovered on Feb. 27 at the school.   As students returned to Lakeville South High School Wednesday (following ACT testing on Tuesday), some students were expressing anger, concern and frustration over what had happened. … Continue reading

Updated information on graffiti found at Lakeville South

On February 27, a LSHS staff member reported someone had written offensive words and images on bathroom stalls. A student subsequently was identified and will be subject to disciplinary action under school and district policy. Lakeville South High School administration received permission from the parent to share that the student has significant special education needs. … Continue reading

Statement regarding offensive graffiti at Lakeville South High School

Today, a student put racist, anti-Semitic graffiti on bathroom stalls at Lakeville South High School. This issue was brought to the attention of the school’s administration. The student will face disciplinary action.   We take these matters seriously and strive to create a safe, welcoming environment for all students in our schools. Our maintenance staff … Continue reading

Middle level redesign proposal taken under advisement

School board members are taking a proposal to revamp middle level education under consideration. Lakeville Area Public Schools’ Board of Education met in study session Tuesday, Feb. 21, where McGuire Middle School Principal Dr. Joshua Alexander and Kenwood Trail Middle School Principal Kate Eisenthal presented.   Under the proposal, the district will incorporate elements of … Continue reading

Students present personalized learning experiences at conference

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Personalized learning matters because it makes learning relevant to students not just to pass a test or get a grade but for the rest of their lives.   In a nutshell, that’s what three students from Impact Academy at Orchard Lake Elementary School shared with educators at the Bush Foundation Power and Possibility of Personalized … Continue reading

Provide input on the next superintendent

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Lakeville Area Public Schools is in the process of hiring a new superintendent. As part of that process, Ray & Associates search firm is seeking input from all stakeholders to assist in determining the desired attributes of candidates. The public is invited to participate in a discussion at 7 p.m. March 1 at Lakeville South … Continue reading

Register for Reimagine Minnesota


Register for Reimagine Minnesota Lakeville Area Public Schools would like to invite families and residents to our World Cafe from 6 p.m. to 8:30 p.m. March 8 to gain input on equity and integration efforts. The district and many others are working together to make education more equitable. In fall 2016, more than 40 superintendents … Continue reading

Board approves transportation contract, dropping paid transportation fees

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Lakeville Area Public Schools is expected to drop paid transportation fees starting in 2017-18, thanks in part to renegotiation of a favorable transportation contract.   The Board of Education approved a new five-year transportation contract with Schmitty & Sons Bus Co. at the recommendation of Michael Baumann, the district’s executive director of Business Services.   … Continue reading

JFK students give back to celebrate 100th day of school

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First graders at John F. Kennedy Elementary School are helping out the community in big and small ways – one can of soup at a time.   Over three weeks, students in Tiffany Wulf’s class collected canned goods for The Open Door Pantry. On Feb. 13, they presented Tim Koerner, The Open Door Pantry’s mobile … Continue reading

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