Celebrating Lights On Afterschool with Community Education

Lakeville Area Community Education is proud to join communities all across America celebrating Lights On Afterschool.  A nationwide event organized by the Afterschool Alliance, Lights on Afterschool calls attention to the importance of afterschool programs and the resources needed to keep the lights on and the doors open for children.  Lakeville Area Community Education has … Continue reading

New Kenwood Trail Entryway is Welcoming and Secure

New Design to Kenwood Trail Middle School Entrance Thanks to a state grant, Kenwood Trail Middle School has constructed a new entrance to welcome guests and enhance the security of their staff and students.  Guests will still enter the building by using a call box to speak to office staff, insert their driver’s license, then … Continue reading

Student Nutrition Employee Appreciation Week

Lakeville Area Schools recognizes October 14-18, 2019 as Student Nutrition Employee Appreciation Week. Our student nutrition employees are committed to supporting our children through caringly providing nutritious meals to our more than 11,000 Lakeville Area students. This week we celebrate our thanks and gratitude to these kind men and women. Whereas: There are 93 student nutrition … Continue reading

Cherry View Elementary classroom addition project nearly complete

The Cherry View Elementary addition project is nearly complete and students are expected to start moving into the new classrooms by the end of the month. The project adds 10 classrooms and additional support spaces to the school. The addition is meant to help relieve growing enrollment at the school, which continues to be a … Continue reading

Activities and Sports Festival Receives MCEA Project Award

Lakeville Area Schools’ annual Activities and Sports Festival has been awarded an MCEA Project Award by the Minnesota Community Education Association. The award recognizes outstanding projects that exemplify the concept of Community Education. The award will be presented to the Activities & Sports Festival Committee at the October 22 School Board meeting by Khia Brown, … Continue reading

Kindergarten Welcome Events Happening this Fall

Attend an Upcoming Kindergarten Welcome Event At Lakeville Area Schools student success is our number one goal. That starts in early education when families are beginning to prepare their children for taking that monumental leap into Kindergarten!  Lakeville Area Schools will be hosting welcome events for incoming kindergarten families throughout this fall and winter. At … Continue reading

Principal and Assistant Principal/Dean Appreciation Week

Lakeville Area Schools recognizes October 6-12, 2019 as Principal and Assistant Principal/Dean Appreciation Week. Our Principals and Assistant Principals/Deans provide essential support to our more than 11,500 Lakeville Area students and more than 1,300 employees. We celebrate this week to express our thanks and gratitude for these essential leaders.  Whereas: The Lakeville Association of School Administrators … Continue reading

Student Focused, Community Connected Print Newsletter

Student Focused, Community Connected print newsletters Every other week during the school year, 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. Archived Newsletters October 4, … Continue reading

Lakeville Area Schools Implementing Flexible Learning Days

For the first time ever, Lakeville Area Schools is implementing Flexible Learning (FLEX) Days. FLEX Days allow students to still be engaged in learning from home when inclement weather or snow days cause schools to close. On a FLEX Day, students in grades K-12 will continue learning from home with support from their teachers. Teachers … Continue reading

Custodial, Grounds and Maintenance Support Appreciation Week

September 30-October 4 is Custodial, Grounds and Maintenance Support Appreciation Week Lakeville Area Schools recognizes September 30-October 4 as Custodial, Grounds and Maintenance Support Appreciation Week. Our custodial, grounds, and maintenance staff provide essential support to our more than 11,000 Lakeville Area students and more than 1,300 employees. This week we celebrate our thanks and … Continue reading

Three Lakeville Area students, including a homecoming couple, named National Merit Scholarship Semifinalists

Three Lakeville Area high school students have been named semifinalists in the 65th annual National Merit Scholarship Program. Devin Prow of Lakeville South High School and Benjamin Earles and Annika Hurd of Lakeville North High School are among 16,000 semifinalists in the nation to earn the recognition. Coincidentally, Benjamin and Annika are going to their … Continue reading

Free Disability Documentary and Resource Fair on September 19

Please join the Lakeville Area Schools Family Connections, the Special Education Advisory Council and Farmington Area Schools for a free viewing of INTELLIGENT LIVES. The documentary follows three pioneering young American adults with intellectual disabilities and promotes inclusionary practices within educational settings and within our community.  The documentary will be shown on September 19 at … Continue reading

Lakeville South High School Student Joins Minnesota Youth Council

Lakeville South High School senior Nina Baker has been selected to serve on the Minnesota Youth Council (MYC). It is a collaboration of youth and adults who work together to empower young people across the state to exercise their voices, opinions and ideas to take action on issues that affect youth. Baker will represent Minnesota’s … Continue reading


#194FirstDay The first day of school is on September 3! We want to see what your first day of the 2019-20 school year looks like. Post your pictures on social media next Tuesday using #194FirstDay so we can see all those big smiles!

Back to School

Welcome Back! See you on September 3 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 of helpful links and information. #194FirstDay The first day of school is on September 3. We want to see what your … Continue reading

Lakeville Area Schools continues progress towards closing the achievement gap

Lakeville Area Schools continued strong performance across the quality indicators used by the Minnesota Department of Education. The district’s performance on the Minnesota Comprehensive Assessment (MCA) was well above state averages and reading proficiency levels for Black, Hispanic, and American Indian students have been rising for the last three years, getting closer to closing the … Continue reading

Shaun Murphy selected as next Lakeville South High School Principal

Following a rigorous selection process that involved many stakeholders, Lakeville Area Schools Superintendent Michael Baumann announced on August 20 the hiring of Shaun Murphy to be the next principal at Lakeville South High School pending formal School Board action August 27.  Murphy is currently Dean of Students at Lakeville South High School, where he has … Continue reading

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