Minnehaha Academy Blog

Rebuilding 3100 Campus: An Environmentally-Conscious Design

Posted by Rebekah Peterson on Aug 2, 2019

Minnehaha Academy Upper School is nearing its completion, and the environmental footprint is an important element of the construction and design of the new school.

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Topics: Upper School, 3100 Campus

What's Old is New Again

Posted by Rebekah Peterson on Jul 19, 2019

The Minnehaha Academy community has been instrumental in the design of the new spaces for the rebuilt Upper School. From student input sessions, to feedback from alumni and neighbors, we are working closely with many constituents to bring the plans to life.

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Topics: Upper School, 3100 Campus

3100 Campus Tree Planting

Posted by Rebekah Peterson on Jun 21, 2019

Although the school-year has ended and summer has begun, many are hard at work preparing to welcome Upper School students, faculty, and staff back to the river in August. A recent milestone included the planting of two black olive trees in the commons area that is in the heart of the Upper School.

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Topics: 3100 Campus

Minnehaha Academy: Bringing Our Past to Our Future

Posted by Rebekah Peterson on Jan 4, 2019

Following the explosion, we were able to recover a number of Minnehaha's artifacts from the school. Some of these items will be integrated into the reimagined Upper School, others will be displayed in our Archive House. Here are some of the items that were recovered:

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Topics: Upper School, 3100 Campus

A Strong Foundation: Upper School Bricks

Posted by Rebekah Peterson on Nov 14, 2018
At Baccalaureate, Dr. Crafton shared with the 2018 graduating class that : "In the Hebrew Scriptures we read about the practice of marking important events with stone monuments to serve as reminders of what had happened in a particular place. In the Hebrew language such a stone was called an ebenezer – literally a stone of help. The purpose was to remind people that something good had happened because God was in that place."
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Topics: 3100 Campus

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: Upper School, STEM, 3100 Campus

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: Upper School, 3100 Campus

August 2 Remembrance Service and Pillar Raising [Photos]

Posted by Rebekah Peterson on Aug 3, 2018

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Topics: 3100 Campus

Alumni Meeting: The Spirit of Minnehaha Academy Will Go Forward

Posted by Amy Barnard on Jun 20, 2018

If you’ve been following Minnehaha Academy’s journey towards a rebuild you’ve probably noticed this: President Dr. Donna Harris works intentionally to bring the greater Minnehaha Academy community into the process.

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Topics: Alumni Stories, 3100 Campus

MA's Don DuBois and Karen Percich receive  MISF awards

Posted by Melissa Mortenson on May 14, 2018

Two special people from the Minnehaha Academy community were recently recognized for their positive impact and dedication to the School. Don DuBois and Karen Percich both received awards from the Minnesota Independent School Forum (MISF) at their 10th annual Private and Independent Education Awards ceremony. This celebration recognizes the excellence found in Minnesota’s private and independent school community.

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Topics: Awards, 3100 Campus

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