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LSHS students to show off chemistry skills at Science Show

Lakeville South High School Advanced Placement (AP) chemistry students are excited for their upcoming Science Show “Mission Impossimole” next Friday, Dec. 15, which will feature an evening of rainbow liquids, vortex cannons, frothing bubbles, colorful flames and luminescent solutions. Each year, Lakeville South AP chemistry students perform science demonstrations for each class period during the … Continue reading

District recognizes students and staff for creating inclusive schools

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The Special Education Advisory Council has recognized six individuals for their efforts to make Lakeville Area Public Schools welcoming places for all students. The awards are given as part of Inclusive Schools Week, Dec. 4-8, 2017. The event, held each year during the first week of December, is promoted by Inclusive Schools Network to celebrate … Continue reading

Middle schoolers envision ideal 22nd century city

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At a time when it’s tough to imagine what life might be like in 10 years, a group of middle school students are trying to envision life 100 years from now.    Ten McGuire Middle School students are creating their ideal city as part of Future City. The international project that challenges middle school students … Continue reading

Link12-Lakeville to hold open house information sessions

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Looking for schooling options for your student in kindergarten through 12th grade? Stop by Link12-Lakeville’s open house information sessions to learn if Link12 may be a good fit for your student. Link12-Lakeville is a tuition-free online school that is open to students throughout Minnesota. Information sessions will be held in room 209 at Lakeville North … Continue reading

District to hold World’s Best Workforce report Dec. 11

The World’s Best Workforce annual meeting will be conducted at the Teaching and Learning Advisory Council meeting on Dec. 11, 2017 at Crystal Lake Education Center. The meeting will begin promptly at 4 p.m. This meeting will consist of a review of the 2016-17 goals and results, as well as an explanation of the goals … Continue reading

Lunches for Lakeville pays off student lunch debt

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Just like many families in school districts across the nation, families in the Lakeville Area Public Schools district struggle to pay for school lunch. But a donation campaign spreading through social media aims to change all that by paying for lunch balances overdue by $10 or more.  Lunches for Lakeville was started by Craig Pratt, … Continue reading

Robotics teams to hold tournament Nov. 18-19 at LSHS

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Lakeville Robotics is proud to be hosting two days of FIRST LEGO League (FLL) and FIRST Tech Challenge (FTC) robotics tournaments on November 18 & 19, 2017 at Lakeville South High School. The tournaments will include 40 to 56 teams each day competing to advance to the next level of FLL Sectional or FTC State … Continue reading

Nominations open for Outstanding Inclusive Educators and Students

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Lakeville Area Public Schools is seeking nominations of staff and students who go above and beyond to include all students in their school community. The awards are sponsored by the district’s Special Education Advisory Council (SEAC) and presented in conjunction with Inclusive Schools Week Dec. 4-8, 2017. The event is promoted by the Inclusive Schools … Continue reading

Voters approve Lakeville Area Public Schools levy referendum renewal

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The 10-year operating levy referendum renewal unofficially passed by an overwhelming majority in the Lakeville Area Public Schools district.   The levy, which will translate to $692.75 per pupil (approximately $8 million in funding the first year), unofficially passed with 74.7 percent of votes (4,620) on Tuesday, Nov. 7. “We are so grateful for the … Continue reading

Sustaining Strong Schools

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Community support is essential to sustaining strong schools Since starting in my role as superintendent, I have witnessed numerous firsthand accounts of the commitment and support from our communities for our students, schools, and staff. I consider it an honor to serve in a place that shows such strong support for students, and it is … Continue reading

Revitalizing manufacturing and engineering at LNHS

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Lakeville North High School’s STEM Manufacturing and Engineering pathway is getting needed support, thanks to a partnership with a local company. BTD Manufacturing’s contribution of $25,000 allowed Lakeville North has been able to purchase a new plasma cutter, said Holly Standke, one of four deans of students at LNHS. The contribution came after the school … Continue reading

Hour 17 helps CMS students succeed

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Teachers are crediting a program at Century Middle School with helping students build their academic skills.    For students experiencing difficulties with academics and attendance, Hour 17 gives students extra help in English Language Arts and Communications classes while helping them build study and organizational skills. The courses use the same content and state standards … Continue reading

Watch the State of the Schools presentation

Miss the Lakeville Area Chamber of Commerce’s State of the Schools luncheon? Catch up by watching the “Great Education at a Great Value” presentation by Lakeville Area Public Schools’ Superintendent Michael Baumann and guest speakers.

The fall 2017 edition of the newsletter is here

Lakeville Area Public Schools’ fall edition of its newsletter is here. Learn about the new STEM Biomedical Science Program at Lakeville North High School, get information about the renewal of the 2007 levy referendum and how the district invested in maintenance over the summer. . The printed edition will arrive in mailboxes throughout the district … Continue reading

Distinguished alumni to be recognized during homecoming

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Lakeville North High School will recognize two distinguished alumni Oct. 6 at its homecoming game.   Lakeville High School’s Distinguished Alumni for 2017 are Michelle Emond Wolfe (class of 1982) and Daniel Simpson (class of 1993).   The alumni and their families will be honored at a reception at 6 p.m. Oct. 6, 2017 in … Continue reading

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

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