Kenwood Trail Middle School Looking to Expand Ways of Helping Students

Kenwood Trail Middle School helps give its students things they need year-round through special projects known as passion projects. Beckie Holland-Bierman, a dean at Kenwood Trail, has been helping to lead these passion projects for several years. These include school supply donations, snack packs for students, Thanksgiving meal kits and more. Now she wants to … Continue reading

Superintendent’s Message: Supporting Growing Enrollment District-Wide

Our community is growing at a rapid pace, and Lakeville Area Schools must grow with it. The referendum that voters approved in November will help expand opportunities and support the success of our students. When I tour our schools, I see teachers, support staff and administrators working hard to provide the excellent educational opportunities this … Continue reading

Lakeville Area Schools employees and students honored during Inclusive Schools Week

Inclusive Schools Week was celebrated at Lakeville Area Schools during the week of December 2-6. Inclusive Schools Week celebrates the progress schools have made in providing a supportive and quality education to an increasingly diverse student population. Lakeville Area Schools’ Special Education Advisory Council awarded eight individuals for their efforts to create these inclusive environments. … Continue reading

Lakeville North students look to the future on Opportunities Day

Lakeville North High School students looked to the future for Opportunities Day on Wednesday, December 4. Every student at the school participated in activities designed to help them think about their future careers. Seniors were out of the school building and in the real world for job shadows. 459 seniors are doing a job shadow, … Continue reading

Lakeville’s World Record Swimmer Wins Three Golden Goggle Awards

Lakeville Area Schools’ world record-breaking swimmer, Regan Smith, has been honored with three Golden Goggle awards. Smith is currently a student at Lakeville North High School and the district’s LinK12-Lakeville online school. She received the awards on November 24 at the annual USA Swimming Golden Goggle Awards gala in Los Angeles, California. Smith took home … Continue reading

Long-Range School Buildings Plan Presented to School Board

At the Nov. 25 School Board Special Work Session, the Lakeville Area Board of Education was presented with information and recommendations for how to address current and growing district-wide school building capacity issues.  Some of the recommendations were based upon the school building planning group’s work from July-October 2019, which focused on developing a 5-year … Continue reading

Winter Weather Announcement for Nov. 27

Lakeville Area Schools Families, While tomorrow is a non-school day for K-12 students, this message is to inform you that the decision has been made to cancel all Lakeville Area Community Education programs, including Wonder Zone and Kid Zone child care Wednesday, November 27, for the entire day due to incoming severe weather.  The few … Continue reading

11 Things to do Over Thanksgiving Break

Make Thanksgiving Decorations: Hop onto Pinterest and find some easy Thanksgiving decorations to make with the kids. They can write special messages to give to extended family members at the family gathering stating why they’re thankful for them. Mini-Nutcracker: After school’s out for break, you can visit the Lakeville Area Arts Center to see a … 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 November 15, … Continue reading

Truth in Taxation

To provide the Lakeville Area community with as much information as possible about the 2020 tax levy, a public hearing will be held on Nov. 26 at 7 p.m. at Lakeville City Hall, 20195 Holyoke Ave., Lakeville, Minn. Lakeville Area Schools Fiscal Year 20 Revenue Lakeville Area Schools maintain a high level of fiscal responsibility … Continue reading

School Psychologist Appreciation Week

Lakeville Area Schools recognizes Nov. 11-15 as School Psychologist Appreciation Week. School Psychologists provide essential support to our more than 11,500 Lakeville Area students. This week we celebrate our thanks and gratitude for these essential staff members.  Whereas, school psychologists play an indispensable role in fostering an environment that is safe, supportive, and conducive to … Continue reading

Impact Academy Students Sing With Kingsley Shores Residents

Impact Academy 4th graders connected with their community on Friday, November 8. They walked down to their neighbors at Kingsley Shores Senior Campus to sing with the residents there. Together, the students and seniors spent a half hour singing through renditions of ‘Take Me Out to the Ball Game,’ ‘She’ll be Coming Around the Mountain,’ … Continue reading

Thank You, Lakeville Area Community!

  We want to say thank you to the Lakeville Area Schools community for voting in favor of an operating levy and bond referendum. Your vote will expand student opportunities and enhance school safety and security district-wide. This vote was for our schools, our community, and our future. From the bottom of our hearts, we … Continue reading

Winter Weather Communication Tips for Families

                In light of the overnight snowfall, we would like to share with you how Lakeville Area Schools communicates if school is delayed, closed early, or is canceled. School, programs and activities may be closed and/or canceled by the Superintendent in the event of extreme weather conditions.  Upon … Continue reading

Lakeville Area Residents Approve School District Funding Requests

Lakeville, Minn. — Voters approved the Lakeville Area Schools request on Nov. 5 for additional funding to expand opportunities for students and enhance safety and security district-wide through an operating levy and bond referendum.  The operating levy increase will generate $345 per pupil, or $4.27 million per year for 10 years, plus inflation. The bond … Continue reading

Social-Emotional Learning survey to launch Nov. 11

Lakeville Area Schools recognizes that Social-Emotional Learning (SEL) is an important part of a well-rounded education. Building future success starts with developing a child’s social, emotional, behavioral and academic aptitude from a young age. SEL supports the mindsets, skills, attitudes and feelings that help students succeed in school, career and life. Beginning November 11, the … Continue reading

Join the Community Education Advisory Council

You can make a positive difference in the Lakeville Area by being a part of the Community Education Advisory Council (CEAC). The council provides valuable input and feedback on community activities, programs and services such as Early Childhood Family Education, Small Wonders Preschool, Kid Zone School-Age Child Care, Youth and Adult Enrichment, Adult Basic Education … Continue reading

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

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