Lakeville Area Family,
Thankful. That is how I feel every day to serve as your Superintendent. If you were with me at the Lakeville North vs. Lakeville South State Semifinal Football game on Friday at U.S. Bank Stadium, you felt firsthand the enthusiasm, commitment, respect and friendship that makes Lakeville Area Schools such a place of pride. As our two teams challenged their neighbors on field for the special opportunity to represent our community at the State championship, and as our two marching bands performed together as one, I cheered on with gratitude for I am so lucky to work alongside you.
As we enjoy Thanksgiving break with our families and friends this Thursday, on behalf of the District Administration and the Board of Education, I want to take this opportunity to thank you for all you do to make our community such a place of pride.
To our students who come to school each day ready to learn and grow, thank you for inspiring us to do our best work for you. For you are our future leaders.
To our teachers, principals, nurses, bus drivers, food service staff, custodians, grounds workers and the many support staff who strive to ensure success for each and every Lakeville Area student, thank you for inspiring a passion for learning in our students.
To our parents, PTOs, community groups, residents and business partners who support our students through the investment of time, treasure and talent, thank you for supporting our students inside the classroom and beyond.
You make a difference in the lives of our students each day and your hard work and dedication to our mission, no matter your role, is recognized and appreciated.
Lakeville Area Schools has and always will be a partnership with families and community. Thank you all for your support in preparing our students for their bright futures ahead. I hope you enjoy a wonderful and restful Thanksgiving holiday.
Michael A. Baumann