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Lakeville Area Schools Holds Social Justice Workshop

Lakeville Area Schools held its first Teaching Tolerance, Social Justice 101 workshop on Wednesday, April 17. The workshop helped teachers learn how to effectively implement anti-bias instruction in their classrooms. Everyone who attended the workshop got to explore practical strategies for accomplishing academic and social-emotional goals and learn how to provide learning conditions that honor … Continue reading

Reminder: No School on Friday, April 19

                  As a reminder, there is no school for Lakeville Area Schools students on Friday, April 19. Kid Zone and Wonder Zone will also be closed. Have a great long weekend.

Eastview Elementary Principal Receives Professional Leadership Award

Taber Akin, principal of Eastview Elementary School, has received the 2019 Division Leadership Achievement Award from the Minnesota Elementary School Principals’ Association (MESPA). He’s being recognized for MESPA’s South Suburban Division. The award honors principals whose exemplary leadership and sustained efforts have made noteworthy contributions to the operation of effective school learning programs by improving … Continue reading

Student Focused, Community Connected Print 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. April 12, 2019 March 29, 2019 March 15, … Continue reading

School Closed on Thursday, April 11

Lakeville Area Schools will be closed Thursday, April 11 as a result of extreme winter weather conditions. School, day-time Community Education programs, including child care, early childhood programs and Adult Basic Education classes, are canceled. All after-school/evening school and Community Education activities, including facility use, are canceled for Thursday, April 11. This decision was made … Continue reading

A Letter from the Superintendent: Closing the Achievement Gap

At Lakeville Area Schools, student success is our number one goal. To ensure success for each and every student, a comprehensive, district-wide focus on equity work is critical. Equity means supporting all students by providing supportive, responsive learning environments based on individual student needs. Human dignity is the essence of our belief and effort in … Continue reading

Summer Class Giving 8th Graders Jump on 9th Grade

Lakeville Area School is proud to offer current 8th graders an opportunity to get a jump on 9th grade with a summer course. 9th Grade Summer Academy will enhance students’ reading and math skills and introduce new concepts to foster success in math and English classes in high school. The course is hands-on, active and fun! Upon … Continue reading

Family Connections Event: Faces of Autism

Tera Girardin, Twin Cities photographer, is speaking at our next Family Connections event. She will share her book, “Faces of Autism: Inspiration. Admiration. Celebration.” It tells the beautiful and magical stories of 30 different children with autism through her photographs. Each story shares messages of inspiration, admiration, and celebration. Girardin says she was compelled to … Continue reading

LNHS Student Wins Prestigious Scholarship Award

Lakeville North High School senior, Anna Marie Mitchell, is a recipient of a 2018-19 National Honor Society Scholarship. Mitchell is among only 15 Minnesota high school students receiving this honor. As a semifinalist, Mitchell will receive $3,200 to help further her education in college. The National Association of Secondary School Principals has awarded more than … Continue reading

LSHS Dance Coach, Katie Ohlund, Named Rookie of the Year

Lakeville South High School dance coach, Katie Ohlund, has been named Rookie of the Year by the Minnesota Association of Dance Teams (MADT). The award recognizes Minnesota’s best first-year dancing head coach and is chosen by Ohlund’s coaching association peers. Ohlund received the award March 15 at the 2019 MADT Coaches Celebration. Ohlund has been in … Continue reading

Welcome, Bill Holmgren, New Executive Director of Business Services

On April 8, Bill Holmgren will join Lakeville Area Schools as the executive director of business services. Holmgren has worked in school finance for 20 years. Most recently, he was the director of finance for SouthWest Metro Intermediate School District 288 where he managed district-wide business operations, including finance, purchasing, accounts payable/receivable, instructional technology, student … Continue reading

Chess Team Finishes Fifth at State

Congratulations to the Lakeville North High School Chess Team and head coach Tom Wimmer for placing fifth at the State Chess Tournament March 3 in Bloomington. This is the highest finish for LNHS Chess in the past 5 years. Continue reading

Science Olympiad Team Places in Top 10 at State

Congratulations to the Lakeville South High School Science Olympiad Team! After placing third in the South Suburban Region and second in the South Suburban Conference, the Lakeville South High School Science Olympiad Team placed 10th among the top 33 teams in the state. Continue reading

Lakeville Area Wrestlers Medal at State

Left to Right:  Jore Volk and Bryce Benhart of Lakeville North and Willie Bastyr and Grant Hendren of Lakeville South Congratulations, State Wrestlers! Previous story: Lakeville Area Wrestlers Qualify for State Two Lakeville Area wrestlers, Bryce Benhart (HWT) from Lakeville North and Willie Bastyr (152) from Lakeville South, have finished their 2018-19 seasons as state wrestling champions after competing in the championship … Continue reading

Lakeville Area Swimmers Set Records with Top-10 Finishes

Lakeville North senior Andrew Trepanier won the 2019 individual state championship in the 100-yard butterfly. Congratulations, Boys Swimming & Diving! Previous story: Lakeville Area Swimmers Qualify for State   Swimming & Diving Highlights Lakeville North’s 200-yard medley team finished seventh and set a new school record. Lakeville North’s 200-yard freestyle relay team finished third in the … Continue reading

Lakeville Area Speech Students Secure Top Rankings

Speech Students Secure Top Rankings in Multiple Categories Lakeville North High School hosted a speech tournament Saturday, March 2, with Lakeville Area students finishing near the top of several categories. Final Ranking Highlights: 2nd | Teagan Klinkner (LNHS), Discussion 3rd | Annika Hurd (LNHS), International Impromptu 3rd | Natalie Clark (LNHS), Prose 5th | Annika Hurd (LNHS), Impromptu 5th | Noah … Continue reading

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