BTD Manufacturing is helping grow career pathways at Century Middle School and beyond

Growing career and technical offerings in our high schools are expanding opportunities for Lakeville Area students to explore interests and gain hands-on skills in manufacturing, engineering, design, health sciences and technology. From the STEM program at Lakeville South to the STEM Manufacturing, Engineering & Technology and Biomedical programs at Lakeville North, these growing career pathways … Continue reading

Student Focused, Community Connected Newsletter

Student Focused, Community Connected print newsletter Every other week, the district’s print newsletter is published within the Sun Thisweek-Lakeville. Explore the links below to learn what is happening in our schools, connect with the community through events and activities, and stay informed with updates and important information. December 7, 2018 Subscribe to our e-newsletter!For the … Continue reading

Impact Academy accepting K-5 applications for 2019-20 school year

Impact Academy at Orchard Lake is now accepting applications for K-5 students for the 2019-20 school year. To apply, please visit Impact Academy at Orchard Lake is a choice-school focused on personalizing learning for each student. All Lakeville Area families and out-of-district families may apply. Attend an upcoming information session to learn more about … Continue reading

Lunches for Lakeville Pays Off Student Lunch Debt

It’s the season of giving, and a group of Lakeville Area parents is fundraising to help pay for school lunch for students in need. With the support of individuals and local businesses, Lunches for Lakeville has already raised and donated more than $6,000 of its $15,000 goal across many of our schools to help Lakeville Area … Continue reading

A+ Night Builds Community Connectedness

On Nov. 15, 2018, Lakeville Area families returned to John F. Kennedy, Christina Huddleston and Cherry View elementary schools after hours for A+ Night, a special event for students with autism and their families to develop relationships with staff and other families outside of the school day. Gina Meihofer is an autism teacher at Christina … Continue reading

A letter from the Superintendent: A look at our grounds and maintenance support

Lakeville Area Community, Maintaining 18 District facilities takes a substantial amount of equipment, space and time to keep our schools welcoming, functional and safe from the curb to the classroom. In total, the District’s custodial, grounds and maintenance support teams maintain over 18 million square feet and 613 acres district-wide, including eight elementary schools, three … Continue reading

Ten Lakeville Area staff, students named Inclusive Schools Winners

Lakeville Area Schools joins with the Inclusive Schools Network and schools, districts and communities around the country in declaring the week of Dec. 3-7, 2018 as “Inclusive Schools Week.” Each year, the Special Education Advisory Council invites community members to nominate Lakeville Area teachers, staff, students, volunteers and parents who go above-and-beyond to foster inclusion and acceptance … Continue reading

Guest Speaker Shares Lakota Culture with Sixth Graders

Sixth-grade Minnesota Studies students at McGuire Middle School had a unique firsthand learning opportunity thanks to speaker Carla Thompson Kurtz, who visited the school Nov. 29 to speak with students about the culture and history of American Indian communities in the state. Carla welcomed students with the Lakota phrase “Mitákuye Oyás’iŋ,” an expression of the belief in … Continue reading

Shop with a Hero builds friendships and brings holiday cheer

Students from Lakeville Area Schools had a fun filled evening shopping with Lakeville heroes. The event was coordinated in partnership with the Lakeville Safety Foundation and the District’s Student Services Department to strengthen community connectedness and to give students a little extra holiday cheer. Public safety personnel from Lakeville Police and Lakeville Fire departments partnered … Continue reading

Special Education Advisory Council Seeking Members

The Special Education Advisory Council (SEAC) is seeking members to serve as representatives in the interest of students with disabilities. The council supports special education programming and serves as a connection between family, school and community. The council meets the second Thursday of the month from 5:30-7 p.m. at Crystal Lake Education Center. For more … Continue reading

Thank you to our departing Board of Education members

Chairperson Michelle Volk and Director Jim Skelly will depart the Lakeville Area Schools Board of Education officially on Dec. 31. After a combined 34 years of service on the Board, Volk will begin her newly elected position serving on the Lakeville City Council, and Skelly will continue to actively support public education as the Director … Continue reading

Celebrate Inclusive Schools Week!

  Lakeville Area Schools joins with the Inclusive Schools Network and schools, districts and communities around the world in declaring the week of Dec. 3-7, 2018 as “Inclusive Schools Week.” The Board of Education passed the following resolution in honor of Inclusive Schools Week: Lakeville Area Schools is committed to providing an education in our schools … Continue reading

Application Window for Open Enrollment and Intra District Transfer Opens Dec. 7

Application window opens Dec. 7. The application window for Open Enrollment and Intra District Transfer requests for the 2019-20 school year will open this Friday, Dec. 7. To learn more and to apply for Open Enrollment or Intra District Transfer, please use the following links.     For questions, please call 952-232-2025 or email  

Winter Weather Communication Tips for Families

School, programs and activities may be delayed, closed and/or canceled by the Superintendent in the event of unsafe weather conditions. Upon a decision to delay, close or cancel school and programs, all District families will receive a phone call, email and text message to the emergency contact listed in Infinite Campus. School closings will also … Continue reading

Lakeville Area Students Earn Awards for Robotics

  Lakeville Area Schools robotics teams collected numerous awards during the FIRST LEGO League (FLL) and FIRST Tech Challenge (FTC) robotics tournaments held Nov. 17-18 at Lakeville South High School. This is the second year Lakeville Robotics and Lakeville Area Schools robotics teams have hosted a tournament at Lakeville South High School, and Lakeville Robotics … Continue reading

Social-Emotional Learning survey to launch Dec. 4

Lakeville Area Schools recognizes that Social-Emotional Learning (SEL) is an important part of a well-rounded education. Building future success starts with developing a child’s social, emotional, behavioral and academic aptitude from a young age. SEL supports the mindsets, skills, attitudes and feelings that help students succeed in school, career and life. Beginning December 4, the … Continue reading

A Thanksgiving Message from Superintendent Baumann

Lakeville Area Family, Thankful. That is how I feel every day to serve as your Superintendent. If you were with me at the Lakeville North vs. Lakeville South State Semifinal Football game on Friday at U.S. Bank Stadium, you felt firsthand the enthusiasm, commitment, respect and friendship that makes Lakeville Area Schools such a place … Continue reading

District survey to gather data on community satisfaction and needs

In order to gather data on the community’s satisfaction with Lakeville Area Schools and to assess important needs, residents of the district may be contacted by The Springsted Group, a Twin Cities-based survey consultant, starting mid-November. Four-hundred randomly selected residents representative of the Lakeville Area will be contacted by phone to answer 42 survey questions. … Continue reading

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