Margaret Gare Named as Principal of Alternative Programs

On August 26, Margaret Gare will join Lakeville Area Schools as the new Principal of Alternative Programs. She will lead, manage and support programs at the Area Learning Center, Targeted Services and LinK12 Lakeville. This is a new position for the district. Gare has worked in education for 18 years, working with students in alternative … 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 August 23, … Continue reading

Lakeville Area School Board Approves November Referendum

At its regular meeting on Tuesday, August 13, the Lakeville Area School Board approved a request to seek local tax dollars to expand opportunities for students and address needs like school safety and information technology. This vote followed community survey results and levy discussions throughout the summer months.    The School Board voted to place … Continue reading

Lakeville Area Community Donates School Supplies at Stuff the Bus

The Lakeville Area community came together to donate school supplies at the Stuff the Bus event, which was held at the Lakeville Buffalo Wild Wings on Tuesday, August 13, 2019. All the school supply donations as well as the money raised at the event will go towards the school readiness event, Ready, Set, Achieve! There … Continue reading

Incoming Sixth Graders Getting Ready for Middle School

Incoming sixth graders are starting to prepare for their first year of middle school. On Wednesday, August 14, 2019, Century Middle School held its Century Strong Orientation, the school’s eight grade mentorship program to sixth graders. The sixth graders had a grand entrance for their grand assembly. The music was blasting to get students pumped … Continue reading

Lakeville Cub Scouts Build Gaga Ball Pit at JFK

John F. Kennedy Elementary School’s Cub Scouts Pack 111 built a new Gaga Ball pit at the school’s grades 3-5 playground on Wednesday, August 14, 2019. Scouts cut a ribbon to celebrate the completed construction. Then members of the pack, their siblings, and their parents finished the night by playing a few rounds of Gaga … Continue reading

Ready for back to school?

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 below. Important dates, kick-offs and open houses Elementary student assessments are August 22 and 27: Elementary student assessments will take place on August … Continue reading

Stuff the Bus to collect supplies for students in need

To help students be prepared for the start of school, Lakeville Area Schools is seeking the community’s help to collect school supplies for students in need. The Stuff the Bus event will be held August 13, 2019 from 4-7 p.m. at Buffalo Wild Wings in Lakeville. The community will be able to fill a Schmitty … Continue reading

Lakeville Area Swimmer Breaks World Record Held by Missy Franklin

Lakeville is home to a world record swimmer! 17-year-old Regan Smith broke three world records at the World Swimming Championships in Gwangju, South Korea. Smith is a student at Lakeville North High School and LinK12-Lakeville. Smith started out by breaking her own World Junior Record in the 200-meter backstroke preliminary heat on Friday, July 26. … Continue reading

Lakeville Area School Board discusses possible Fall levy referendum

At the July 19 Special School Board Meeting, the Lakeville Area Board of Education reviewed the findings of the most recent community survey and discussed a possible Fall levy referendum. At the Board’s request, Superintendent Michael Baumann provided a recommendation to the Board for a November 5 referendum. If approved by the Board, the proposed … Continue reading

Ellen Parker Named Nurse of the Year by the School Nurses of Minnesota

Lakeville Area Schools Nurse Ellen Parker has been recognized by the School Nurses of Minnesota (SNOM) as School Nurse of the Year. The award recognizes one school nurse each year who has demonstrated excellence in school nursing practice and leadership in school health.  Parker has worked for Lakeville Area Schools for 16 years. Prior to … Continue reading

Lakeville South Principal John Braun to Retire in August

Lakeville South Principal John Braun to Retire August 16 Lakeville South High School Principal John Braun announced July 22 that he will retire after working for Lakeville Area Schools for over 29 years.  “Thank you for your commitment and dedication to our Lakeville South students and families,” Braun shared in a note to his staff. … Continue reading

Lakeville Area Staff Recognized by Lakeville Lions Club for Humanitarian Award

Lakeville Area Schools student support services coordinator Lisa Holien, and early childhood family education manager Julie Ritter have been named Melvin Jones Fellows by the Lions Club International Foundation for their humanitarian service leading the district’s Ready, Set, Achieve! program.  Holien and Ritter were nominated and awarded Melvin Jones Fellows by the Lakeville Lions Club … Continue reading

Summer Launch into Learning Students Visit Vietnam Veterans Memorial

Lakeville Area students in our summer Launch into Learning program visited the Traveling Vietnam Veterans Memorial Wall and Hall of Heroes and Exhibits during a short stay at Lakeville Hasse Arena between July 8 and July 13. The memorial wall is a replica of the Vietnam Veterans Memorial in Washington, D.C., which honors and names … Continue reading

Lakeville Area residents show support for a levy vote

Lakeville Area residents surveyed this spring indicate support for a local property tax increase this fall to maintain and expand learning opportunities for students and to avoid future budget cuts. Findings show 56 percent of respondents support a local property tax increase at the $200 level based on a $335,000 average home in the district. … Continue reading

Lakeville Area Board of Education Approves 2019-20 Budget

On June 25, the Board of Education approved its 2019-20 preliminary budget with all funds totaling approximately $215 million. The district’s total budget includes the general fund, which amounts to approximately $147 million, food service, community service, building construction, debt service, internal service fund and the trust fund. About 78 percent of the general fund … Continue reading

Students Improve McGuire Middle School Gardens

On June 27, more than 70 middle school students from across the district cleaned up the expansive gardens at McGuire Middle School for a community service project as part of the Summer Launch into Learning program.   “The project was not only a major improvement to the gardens, but gave students an opportunity to team … Continue reading

Lakeville North seeks distinguished alumni candidates for 2019 awards

Lakeville North High School is seeking candidates to be honored during halftime at the homecoming football game each year as Distinguished Alumni. Nominations may be made by completing the Distinguished Alumni Nomination form. Nominations will be judged based upon the following criteria: The candidate must have contributed to society in an exemplary manner. The candidate … Continue reading

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