Minnehaha Academy Blog

Where They Go: Alum Emily Zoltai Impacts and Impacted by Quito, Ecuador

Posted by Amy Barnard on Oct 25, 2018

  • Inspired to pursue Human Physiology after her year in Mr. Monson's anatomy class.
  • Volunteered with the Range of Motion Clinic (ROMP) in Ecuador and began exploring the field of orthotics and prosthetics.
  • Completing her master's degree in the field while also continuing her connection with ROMP.

A Change in Direction

The ripple effect of Mr. Monson’s 11th grade science class was felt in Quito, Ecuador, this summer as alum Emily Zoltai ('08) and five other grad students completed the “hands on experience” portion of their clinical internship at Quito’s ROMP (Range of Motion Project) Clinic. For Zoltai this was more than just an internship opportunity.

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Topics: Alumni Stories

Preparing Students for Success Part 2: The Innovation Lab

Posted by Amy Barnard on Oct 23, 2018

How the Innovation Lab develops persistence, collaboration, and the ability to critically examine one's own work.

Recap: What's the Why?

If you've read our previous post in this series, The Jobs That Don't Exist, you already know that more than half of the jobs our students will step into don't even exist today.

How do we prepare our students for an environment we can hardly imagine? What skills will translate into roles and technology that we have no way to anticipate?

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Topics: Lower School, STEM

Where They Go: Alum Tami (Palmquist) Moberg Creates A Place Like Home

Posted by Amy Barnard on Oct 18, 2018

  • Received nurture from the Minnehaha Academy Community during her time as a student
  • Sought to share that experience with teens in her current community
  • Created the Quincy House

Not the Type

From the outside, Tami (Palmquist) Moberg ('80) appears to be a happily settled suburban mama, not the type to have much in common with troubled teens from the north suburbs.

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Topics: Alumni Stories

Preparing Students for Success Part 1: The Jobs That Don't Exist

Posted by Amy Barnard on Oct 11, 2018

The following is the first in a series detailing how Minnehaha Academy is working to help your child build the necessary skills to succeed in life after school.

Today we look at why MA emphasizes not only exceptional academics but also specific mindsets and character skills that open the doors for greater lifelong success .

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Topics: Lower School, Upper School, Middle School

Minnehaha's Middle School Pep Fest [Photos]

Posted by Rebekah Peterson on Sep 21, 2018

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Topics: Middle School

Minnehaha's Lower School Pep Fest [Photos & Video]

Posted by Rebekah Peterson on Sep 21, 2018

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Topics: Lower School

Rebuilding 3100: Improving Sleep, Mood, and Other Things That Never Crossed Your Mind Through Outdoor Learning

Posted by Amy Barnard on Sep 20, 2018

An amazing benefit of building from scratch is that we have the opportunity to look at what science says about learning and design our space accordingly.

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Topics: 3100 Campus, STEM, Upper School

Arena Sale: Thank You for 44 Years! [Photos]

Posted by Rebekah Peterson on Sep 14, 2018

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How Students Learn to Read at Minnehaha Academy

Posted by Julie Winn on Sep 13, 2018
By Julie Winn, MA's Curriculum and Instruction Specialist
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Rebuilding 3100 Campus: Bird-Safe Window Glazing

Posted by Rebekah Peterson on Sep 7, 2018

Rebuilding 3100: A Design Series Blog, Part One

We came together as a community on Thurs., Aug. 2, 2018, to raise the foundational pillar for Minnehaha’s 3100 Campus. It was an act of remembrance and a sincere step of faith as we look to reconstruct a school purposed to nourish the mind and spirit.

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Topics: 3100 Campus, Upper School

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