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Award-Winning Ojibwe Singer-Songwriter Visits Lakeville North High School

Ninth graders in AP Human Geography and 10th grade English students at Lakeville North High School were treated to an award-winning performance October 16 by Ojibwe singer-songwriter Annie Humphrey.   Humphrey was born and raised on the Leech Lake Reservation in northern Minnesota and has earned recognition for her music and poetry honoring Native American … Continue reading

Homecoming Pants: A Lakeville Original

Visit almost any high school in Minnesota this time of year, and there’s a good chance they’re talking about homecoming. It’s either coming up, going on or fresh in the memory. Like hundreds of other school districts across the state, Lakeville Area Schools celebrated its homecomings this fall with all the regular pomp – and a … Continue reading

Lakeville North Welcomes Community Business Leaders for Career Day

  Student volunteers from Lakeville North High School’s Business Academy welcomed guests, offered refreshments and ushered presenters through the halls of Lakeville North High School on October 11. Nearly 40 Lakeville Area professionals from a variety of fields were present to speak with students and answer questions during the school’s annual Career Day seminar. Each … Continue reading

Crystal Lake Education Center closed today, Oct. 10 due to a water main break

Lakeville Area Schools families: Crystal Lake Education Center will be closed Wednesday, October 10 as a result of an overnight water main break at 165th St. W. and Ipava Ave. near the school. All early childhood education programs, including Early Childhood Family Education, Early Childhood Special Education, Small Wonders Preschool, Wonder Zone Preschool-Age Child Care … Continue reading

Thriving community presents capacity challenges in our schools

Lakeville Area Community, Our community is thriving and our schools are bustling more than ever before. New housing and commercial construction can be seen throughout the Lakeville Area. As our cities and townships continue to grow, so does our student body. This year, we welcomed over 11,000 students to the 2018-19 school year, which has … Continue reading

Lunches for Lakeville aims to pay off student lunch debt

Lunches for Lakeville, a donation campaign spearheaded by Lakeville Area parents, Craig Pratt and Brian Arneson, aims to pay for student lunch balances overdue by $10 or more. In less than 2 weeks, the campaign has already raised nearly $2,000. The fundraiser was started last year and raised over $8,000 for families struggling to pay … Continue reading

Lisa Holien honored for outstanding service by Minnesota Association for Children’s Mental Health

Lakeville Area Schools student support services coordinator, Lisa Holien, has been selected to receive the Minnesota Association for Children’s Mental Health (MACHA) Outstanding Service Award. Each year, MACHA recognizes individuals who have had a significant, positive influence in the lives of children with mental health needs. The award is given to just three public servants … Continue reading

Kenwood Trail awarded school safety grant

Lakeville Area Schools is one of 90 districts in the state to receive a school safety grant from the Minnesota Department of Education (MDE). The district has been granted $285,800 for safety improvements at Kenwood Trail Middle School. Grant applications were submitted for every school building in the district, which totaled more than $5 million. … Continue reading

Panthers to play at Minnesota Vikings TCO Performance Center

General tickets will go on sale Oct. 8 The Minnesota Vikings will host a Lakeville North vs. Prior Lake football game on Oct. 12 at 7:30 p.m. The game is one of three separate high school football events during the 2018 season at Twin Cities Orthopedics Performance Center in collaboration with the individual schools, the … Continue reading

2018 Candidate Forums

2018 Candidate Forums The Lakeville Area Chamber of Commerce is hosting a School Board candidate forum Oct. 2, 6:30-7:15 p.m at Lakeville City Hall. The forum is open to the public and will be streamed live on the City of Lakeville’s website, on Charter cable channel 180 or Frontier cable channel 184. Following the event, … Continue reading

Principal and Assistant Principal/Dean Appreciation Week

It’s Principal and Assistant Principal/Dean Appreciation Week! Lakeville Area Schools recognizes October 1-5, 2018 as Principal and Assistant Principal/Dean Appreciation Week. Our principals and deans provide essential support to our more than 11,000 Lakeville Area students and 1,300 employees. This week we celebrate our thanks and gratitude for these essential leaders. Read the full text of … Continue reading

Superintendent Baumann presents “State of the Schools”

On Sept. 27, Superintendent Michael Baumann presented the annual “State of the Schools” update at the Lakeville Area Chamber of Commerce luncheon. Among other things, Baumann gave an overview of the District’s newly adopted 2018-21 Strategic Plan, reviewed student achievement data, and outlined challenges facing the District, including capacity and resourcing constraints for student success.  … Continue reading

Chad Pothen named Minnesota Vikings/Country Financial Teacher of the Week

Chad Pothen, Lakeville North English teacher and football coach, was named Minnesota Vikings/Country Financial Teacher of the Week on Sept. 28. For his outstanding teaching, and for the positive impact he has made across the Lakeville Area community, Mr. Pothen will be honored during the Panthers vs. Lakers game at the Minnesota Vikings TCO Performance … Continue reading

Board of Education adopts 2018-21 Strategic Plan

At the Sept. 25 Regular School Board meeting, the Lakeville Area Board of Education approved the 2018-21 Strategic Plan. The plan is focused on student success and was developed over the past year in partnership with staff, parents and the Lakeville Area community.  A new vision, mission and key areas of focus will guide energy, … Continue reading

Absentee and early voting begins Sept. 21

The Lakeville Area School Board election will be held during the general election on Nov. 6. Three, four-year term positions are up for election. The terms of the positions begin January 2019. Voters can save time on Election Day and vote early by U.S. Mail or may cast a ballot in person at the following … Continue reading

Panthers vs. Cougars Football Game Sept. 21, 7 p.m.

The Lakeville North Panthers will play the Lakeville South Cougars in Football at Lakeville South High School this Friday, Sept. 21 at 7 p.m. To avoid long lines before game time, presale tickets are available at Lakeville South High School during the following days/times: Tuesday, Sept. 18, 10:45 a.m.-12:45 p.m. Wednesday, Sept. 19, 10:45 a.m.-12:45 p.m. … Continue reading

Four Lakeville Area students named 2018 National Merit Semifinalists

Four Lakeville Area students have been named semifinalists in the 64th annual National Merit Scholarship Program. Hayden Epinett and Maxwell Schobel from Lakeville South High School, and Anna Carow and Anna Puhek from Lakeville North High School are among just 16,000 semifinalists in the nation to earn the recognition. Every year nearly 1.6 million students … Continue reading

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