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Ready for back to school?

See you on September 4 Be sure to check your school’s website for important back-to-school information like open house dates, kickoff events and school supply lists. To help, we’ve compiled a list below. Important dates, kick-offs and open houses Elementary student assessments are August 23 and 28: Elementary student assessments will take place on August 23 … Continue reading

Lakeville North Band Overlays for Sale

The Lakeville North band is selling off retired band overlays now through August 17. This is a terrific chance to grab a unique piece of Lakeville North history. To claim yours, make a donation, or learn more about this opportunity, contact Nick Neuvirth at

Free school supplies for District 194 students in need

Ready, Set, Achieve! is a community-driven program dedicated to providing school supplies, backpacks, clothing, haircuts, and community services to Lakeville Area students in need. This year’s Ready, Set, Achieve! event will be held August 23 from 1-7 p.m. at the Crystal Lake Education Center located at 16250 Ipava Avenue in Lakeville. If your child is … Continue reading

AVID staff prepare to welcome back students

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District staff attended the AVID Summer Institute July 31-August 2. The annual professional learning event brought together school districts from around the Midwest to learn the latest in AVID methodologies and strategies to successfully implement AVID in their schools. This year, 32 staff members and Board Member Erickson attend the conference. AVID—Advancement Via Individual Determination—fosters … Continue reading

Lakeville North speech team wins national School of Excellence trophy

Congratulations to the Lakeville North speech team and Lakeville Area debate team for their outstanding performances at the National Speech and Debate Tournament held June 17-22 in Fort Lauderdale, Florida. The Lakeville North speech team brought home a School of Excellence trophy for placing among the top 20 teams in the United States. And, the … Continue reading

Give Lakeville Area students a back-to-school boost.

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Volunteers needed for Ready, Set, Achieve! If you enjoy handing out school supplies and making students smile, we have the perfect opportunity for you! On August 23, Lakeville Area Public Schools is hosting the annual Ready, Set, Achieve! school readiness event, and we’re seeking volunteers. There are many volunteer opportunities available for both adults and … Continue reading

Lakeville North announces 2018 Panthers Hall of Fame members

Each year, Lakeville North inducts outstanding individuals into the Panther Hall of Fame. Those nominated are recognized for their outstanding performance and/or support to the Panther athletics program. Members of the Lakeville Area community were invited to nominate individuals they felt were deserving of Hall of Fame recognition and qualifications were considered collectively by the … Continue reading

Hiring Lakeville Area bus drivers, aides and more

Every year over 100 Lakeville Area bus drivers safely transport over 9,000 students twice every school day, to and from 1,425 bus stops throughout the Lakeville Area. Lakeville Area Public Schools’ bussing partner, Schmitty & Sons, is currently hiring committed and professional individuals to join their team as school bus drivers, bus aides, mechanics and more. … Continue reading

Introducing 194NOW

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We’re excited to announce the launch of our new e-newsletter, 194NOW. Learn what’s happening now in our schools, connect with the community through events and activities and stay informed with district updates and important information. Additionally, we hope to make a positive impact on our environment by delivering news electronically. Signing up is easy! Just … Continue reading

District 194 Candidate Filing Opens July 31

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Looking to serve and support your district? Residents interested in joining the Lakeville Area Board of Education are invited to submit an affidavit of candidacy between July 31 and August 14. Candidate requirements: Eligible voter At least 21 years old when the term begins in January 2019 Resident of District 194 within 30 days before … Continue reading

Facilities Task Force Presents Recommendations

Following a task force presentation June 19 on recommendations to address and prioritize the district’s facility needs, the Lakeville Area Public Schools Board of Education is expressing interest in conducting a public opinion survey to gather input from residents including their satisfaction with the district and future needs, including facility recommendations. The Long Term Facilities … Continue reading

Board of Education approves 2018-19 budget

On June 26, the Board of Education passed its 2018-19 preliminary budget with all funds totaling approximately $174 million. The district’s total budget includes the general fund, which amounts to approximately $137 million, food service, community service, building construction, debt service and a couple smaller funds. About 81 percent of the general fund expenses go … Continue reading

Bakke Named Minnesota Assistant Principal of the Year


Breezy Point, Minnesota – An award program to honor and celebrate secondary school principals for the incredible work they do in service to students and their educational communities was held June 20 as part of the four-day Minnesota Association of Secondary School Principals (MASSP) annual conference.  MASSP selected Century Middle School Principal Jason Bakke as Minnesota … Continue reading

Lakeville North is seeking nominations for the Distinguished Alumni Award

Lakeville North High School is seeking candidates to be honored as Distinguished Alumni. The award is intended to highlight and honor the accomplishments of Lakeville High School and Lakeville North High School graduates and will be presented at the 2018 Lakeville North homecoming game. Nominees will be judged based upon the following criteria: The candidate … Continue reading

Class of 2018 to celebrate commencement June 7

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In all, 936 seniors will graduate from Lakeville Area high schools during commencement ceremonies June 7.  The class of 2018, which includes a total of 476 students from Lakeville South and 460 students from Lakeville North, will receive their diplomas at Mariucci Arena at the University of Minnesota Twin Cities campus. The schedule of the … Continue reading

Seeking donated school supplies for students

Lakeville Area Public Schools is collecting school supplies and other donations for students in need through the summer, and we need the community’s help. The annual Ready, Set, Achieve! event equips K-12 families in need with supplies to send their children back to school ready for learning come fall. The event provides essential supplies, haircuts, … Continue reading

Centralized enrollment begins June 11

Beginning June 11, enrollment for all new and incoming K-12 students will take place at the District 194 Administrative Office, which is located at 8670 210th Street West, Lakeville. The Student Information Services staff will be available year-round, Mondays through Fridays, 7:15 a.m. to 4:15 p.m. to support parents/guardians with registering their children for school. … Continue reading

Jason Bakke selected to be Century Middle School Principal

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District 194 Superintendent Michael A. Baumann recommends the hiring of Jason Bakke to be the next principal at Century Middle School in Lakeville pending formal Board of Education action May 22. Bakke has been dean of students at Century Middle School since 2001 and was named acting principal in January. Bakke will officially take over … Continue reading

It’s Teacher Appreciation Week!

Thank you to our teachers! Lakeville Area Public Schools recognizes May 7-11, 2018 as Teacher Appreciation Week, in conjunction with the National PTA. Our teachers provide so much to our 11,000 Lakeville Area students. This week we celebrate our thanks and gratitude for our 731 teachers! #ThankATeacher

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