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 clear that student performance and development of the … 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


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 a robotics team … 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

District to upgrade phone system this week

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Lakeville Area Public Schools will be upgrading its phone systems in preparation for the 2017-2018 school year on Wednesday and Thursday, Aug. 30-31.    During this time, some buildings will experience intermittent service. If you call and are unable to reach a school, please leave a voicemail, and school staff will be able to contact you when their … Continue reading

District to auction LNHS, Antlers Park signs

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Lakeville residents and panther fans, here’s a chance to own pieces of Lakeville history.     Lakeville Area Public Schools is auctioning off signs displaced from the northeast corner of Kenwood Trail and Ipava Avenue as a result of the Highway 50 construction project.    Both auctions will run for 21 days. Minimum bid for … Continue reading

Lakeville Area Public Schools, Lakeville Police Department to hold emergency response training Aug. 17

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Lakeville Area Public Schools and the Lakeville Police Department will hold a training session for new staff members that covers school staff response to a hostile event.   Lakeville Area Public Schools and the Lakeville Police Department have partnered over the last several years to develop training and build skills build skills to prepare school … Continue reading

Board to ask voters to renew 2007 levy

Lakeville Area Public Schools will approach voters in November to renew a 2007 levy.   Lakeville Area Public Schools’ Board of Education approved a resolution Aug. 8 to renew the school district’s expiring referendum revenue authorization and calling for an election Nov. 7.   The district will seek renewal of the voter-approved 2007 levy referendum, … Continue reading

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