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District Office In-Person Services Information

Beginning July 13, the Lakeville Area Schools District Office will be open for in-person services from 8 a.m. to 4 p.m., closed from 11:45 a.m. to 1 p.m.  We strongly encourage remote processing (mail in or drop box) of transactions whenever possible. If you require face-to-face assistance, please wear a face covering and follow social … Continue reading

Fall Planning Survey for Families

Last week the Minnesota Department of Health and Minnesota Department of Education shared planning guidance for Minnesota public schools for School Year 2020-21. Districts are required to make plans for three scenarios including returning to school buildings, distance learning, and a hybrid model (in person and distance learning), all with appropriate safety precautions.   As … Continue reading

Lakeville South Graduate Named Minnesota Football Honors Scholar Athlete

Congratulations to Lakeville South High School graduate, George Brekke, who has been named a Scholar Athlete by the Minnesota Chapter of the National Football Foundation. This annual award honors Minnesota high school football players for their outstanding athletic, academic and community service accomplishments. Brekke and eight other scholar-athletes will be recognized during a television broadcast … Continue reading

Lakeville South Graduate is a Science Star

Congratulations to Lakeville South High School graduate, Anson Tiong, who won 3rd place in the Science Olympiad’s Next Science Star competition. The video-based science communication contest award ceremony was streamed on YouTube on Friday, June 19. In his video submission, Anson demonstrated the fundamental laws of physics using poker chips. WATCH THE VIDEO: “Challenge your … Continue reading

Summer Meals Availability in the Lakeville Area

Families with students in the Lakeville Area have several options for meals this summer throughout the area. The Open Door will provide meals in Lakeville and Burnsville. The district is also partnering with District 191 and District 196 for additional curbside meal pickups. Additionally, state and other local agencies are providing meal and grocery support.  … Continue reading

McGuire Middle School Awarded Grant for Summer Reading Program

       McGuire Middle School has been awarded a grant from the Lakeville Area Chamber of Commerce for a summer reading program. McGuire Middle School received around $1,100 from the Chamber’s Educational Impact Grant. McGuire Middle School teachers Krista Schlegel, Kathy Sorenson, Johnna Suihkonen, Paula Hansen and dean of students, Becky Erickson, are organizing … Continue reading

Community Parade to Salute the Graduating Class of 2020

Lakeville Area School is excited to celebrate the Class of 2020’s high school graduation. As we’ve shared, graduation weekend celebrations will begin with a community parade in honor of the Class of 2020 on Saturday, June 6. The parade will begin at 2 p.m. on June 6 from Lakeville South High School. It will travel … Continue reading

Kenwood Trail Media Center Staff Delivery Books to Students

Staff at Kenwood Trail Middle School are making sure students still have new books to read during distance learning. Beth Beckwith, who works in the KTMS media center, organized and launched a successful book delivery program.  Students order books for delivery by putting them on hold through the IMC’s online catalog. Beckwith and her team … Continue reading

Graduation Update: New Optional Graduation Celebrations Added

Lee este artículo en español. In consultation with the Lakeville Area Board of Education and taking input from students and their families to heart, Superintendent Michael Baumann has decided to expand upon the plan for graduation. The plan strikes a balance between the health and safety concerns expressed by the Minnesota Department of Education and … Continue reading

UPDATES: Community Education Summer Program Details

Lakeville Area Community Education is pleased to share an update on what you can look forward to this summer for child care, camps, classes and programs. Based on health and safety guidance from the Minnesota Department of Health and Department of Education, we are continuing to plan for online and limited in-person programming this summer. … Continue reading

End of School Year and Summer Information for Families

Lee este artículo en español. As our school year draws to a close, we want to thank you for sticking with us through the unprecedented challenge of distance learning. We are sad to be missing out on traditional year-end celebrations, hugs, and goodbyes, but we will cross this finish line together. Please review below some … Continue reading

American Sign Language Students Teach Lessons About Animals

American Sign Language students at Lakeville North High School recently taught some lessons about animals using only ASL. Students in Debra Timmers’ ASL 3 and 4 classes were supposed to serve as presenters to the public during ASL Days at the Minnesota Zoo in April. However, the event was initially canceled due to COVID-19. Fortunately, … Continue reading

Lakeville Area Schools to Hold Virtual Graduation Ceremonies on June 6

Lee este artículo en español Senior Students and Families,  As you probably know, the Minnesota Department of Education and Minnesota Department of Health provided guidance on May 8 restricting how Minnesota schools can carry out graduation ceremonies this year due to COVID-19. We will not get to celebrate graduation the way we imagined and hoped … Continue reading

LSHS Student, Devin Prow, Wins National Merit Scholarship

Congratulations to Lakeville South High School senior, Devin Prow, who has been selected as a winner of a National Merit Scholarship. Prow’s scholarship is being sponsored by University of Minnesota-Twin Cities. Students who qualify for the National Merit Scholarship Program are honored for showing exceptional academic ability, accomplishments, skills and potential for success in college studies. 

LNHS Student, Benjamin Earles, Wins National Merit Scholarship

Congratulations to Lakeville North High School senior, Benjamin Earles, who has been selected as a winner of the National Merit Scholarship’s $2,500 award. Students who qualify for the National Merit Scholarship Program are honored for showing exceptional academic ability, accomplishments, skills and potential for success in college studies.  Earles is one of 2,500 scholarship recipients … Continue reading

Principal Bret Domstrand Named Minnesota’s 2020 NAESP National Distinguished Principal

Congratulations to Bret Domstrand, principal of Lake Marion Elementary, who has been named Minnesota’s 2020 NAESP National Distinguished Principal. This prestigious award is presented by the National Association of Elementary School Principals (NAESP) and Minnesota Elementary School Principals’ Association (MESPA). The award recognizes and celebrates elementary and middle-level principals who set high standards for instruction, student achievement, … Continue reading

Celebrating Retirees and Years of Service Milestones

Lakeville Area Schools extends our sincerest thanks to these employees for their dedication and commitment to our students and community. We are grateful for the critical role each of these employees have played in helping us achieve this mission. Every one of these employees has contributed significant time, energy and skills to the Lakeville Area … Continue reading

COVID-19 Information Update

The Coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic is rapidly changing across our nation and the state of Minnesota. We are committed to the safety, health and wellbeing of our students, family, staff and community. We will continue to provide up-to-date information about the district’s prevention and preparation strategies. Minnesota Department of Health (MDH), Minnesota Department of Education (MDE), … Continue reading

Teacher Appreciation Week, May 4-8

The Lakeville Area Schools Board of Education approved the following resolution recognizing May 4-8, 2020 as Teacher Appreciation Week: Our teachers provide essential education to our more than 11,000 Lakeville Area students and provide their families with updates on their child’s academic performance. This week we celebrate our thanks and gratitude for these essential staff.  … Continue reading

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