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2019 Commencement Student Challenge

Posted by Amy Barnard on Jun 10, 2019

 

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Topics: Upper School

2019 Commencement Address: Kate Mortenson

Posted by Amy Barnard on Jun 6, 2019
Minnehaha Academy 2019 Commencement Address
 
Kate Mortenson
President and CEO
Minneapolis Local Organizing Committee
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2019 Commencement Video and Photos

Posted by Amy Barnard on Jun 6, 2019

You've seen this experience of your Minnehaha Academy education through to its successful conclusion, here on this stage tonight.

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Holly (Larson) Abramson '08

Posted by Nick Tofteland on Jun 3, 2019

Holly (Larson) Abramson, ‘08, organizes and leads both the Extended Day and Summer Programs at Minnehaha. She came to Minnehaha for high school, calling the experience “transformational ”. Holly was struck by the differences between her public school experience and what she found at Minnehaha. She was amazed at how much freedom the students had, how much teachers trusted them to make smart choices, and she was “blown away” by all of the enriching opportunities at MA—it was small enough that students could get involved in all kinds of things such as yearbook, choir, and sports—all at the same time, without the level of competition found at a public school. “MA provided so many opportunities to discover what you were passionate about,” she says.

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Brian J. Anderson '77

Posted by Nick Tofteland on Jun 3, 2019

Brian Anderson is a life-long scientist, and a Christian. In today’s world, you don’t hear those two words together often. MA put him on the path that allowed him to take spirituality seriously and not throw it out. If he had not gone to MA, “I would have just rejected Christianity and said it was all hogwash.”  Looking back, Brian says “Everyone at MA walked the walk of Christian compassion which was a lesson to me that living with compassion is primary--doctrines are secondary.” While there is still a strong culture in our country that has a hard time taking spirituality seriously without rejecting science, or vice versa, for Brian these are two different sides of the same reality.

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2019 Baccalaureate Photos

Posted by Amy Barnard on Jun 3, 2019

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Upper School Latin Students Bring Home the Honors

Posted by Amy Barnard on May 31, 2019

Minnehaha Academy Upper School Latin students joined over 150,000 students worldwide taking the National Latin Exam and brought home twenty-nine total honors!

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Topics: Awards, Upper School, Academics

Do Something: Design Thinking Connects AP English Skills to the Real World

Posted by Amy Barnard on May 30, 2019

Meeting with legislators at the State Capitol. Interviewing the Director of the Tennessee Immunization Program. Creating an interactive art event on the banks of the Mississippi.

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Topics: Upper School, Academics, Exceptional Academics

Minnehaha Mini-Grant Recipients: Developing Resiliency and Growth Mindset

Posted by Rebekah Peterson on May 29, 2019
Congratulations to Minnehaha faculty Nancy Cripe, Diane Hallberg, Wendy McDonald, and Mary Quello. These four teachers are recipients of the 2019 Minnehaha mini-grant. Their application was part of a competitive process. 
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Topics: Upper School, Cultivating Potential

Faith & Learning: Community Cafe

Posted by Rebekah Peterson on May 14, 2019

Over the past month, a group of fifth graders have been immersed in the world of entrepreneurship, learning first-hand what it takes to start a business from the ground up.

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Topics: Lower School

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