Minnehaha Academy Blog

Katerina Misa '17: Getting Out of Her Comfort Zone

Posted by Amy Barnard on Apr 18, 2019

 She was the shy girl who insisted she hated writing, but kept coming back to the Talon and Reid Westrem’s journalism class year after year. Today, as a sophomore at Johns Hopkins University, she manages the Twitter account for Dr. Steve Hanke, one of the world’s leading experts on troubled currencies.

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Topics: Alumni Stories, Cultivating Potential, Exceptional Academics

Academics, Athletics, and the Arts: Junior Andrew Gives His Perspective

Posted by Rebekah Peterson on Mar 27, 2019

What is it like to be an academic, an athlete, and an artist at Minnehaha? We talked to one Minnehaha student about what it is like to pursue a variety of interests at MA.

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Topics: Upper School, Athletics, Fine Arts, Cultivating Potential, Exceptional Academics

Good News About Who Our Students Are Becoming, Pt. 2

Posted by Amy Barnard on Jan 21, 2019

 

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Topics: Middle School, Academics, Cultivating Potential, Exceptional Academics

Good News About Who Our Students Are Becoming, Pt. 1

Posted by Amy Barnard on Jan 14, 2019

In this two-part series we look at how students at the Middle School are learning to find the "I can" in the midst of challenges they face, choosing to make this sometimes awkward yet very special season of life their time to shine.

Last year English teacher Chantal Ulferts worked with a student who just couldn’t seem to connect with books.

Reading wasn’t a joy, and the boy was close to writing himself off as a non-reader.

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Topics: Middle School, Academics, Cultivating Potential, Exceptional Academics

Encouraging Reluctant Writers: Preparing Students for Success Part 4

Posted by Amy Barnard on Dec 13, 2018

 

Developing the drive for effective communication and the ability to connect literacy with areas of passion.

Recap: What's the Why?

If you've read our first 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.

Our faculty work to prepare students not only with excellent academic skills, but also with the so-called "soft skills" that research shows are key to success in any job market. From clear communication to follow-through, research suggests that these soft skills may be even more important than academic success.

The final area we will look at in this series is how the Lower School writing curriculum both fosters a joy in communication and helps students to tap into the drive that is necessary to finish a project.

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Topics: Lower School, Academics, Cultivating Potential

Nathan Stromberg's Commissioned Art Unveiled at Lambeau Field in Green Bay

Posted by Rebekah Peterson on Jul 20, 2017

Congratulations to Upper School art faculty Nathan Stromberg. He was commissioned by the Green Bay Packers to create nine original works of art for display at Lambeau Field.

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Topics: Upper School, Fine Arts, Cultivating Potential

2017 Commencement Address: Dr. Matthew Ridenour

Posted by Rebekah Peterson on Jun 9, 2017

 

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Topics: Upper School, Cultivating Potential

Celebrating Minnehaha Academy Graduates [Video]

Posted by Rebekah Peterson on Jun 9, 2017

 

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Topics: Upper School, Cultivating Potential

2017 Minnehaha Academy Commencement [Photos]

Posted by Rebekah Peterson on Jun 8, 2017

Congratulations to our 2017 graduates!

What an accomplishment to graduate. All of the hours studying and learning have paid off and you are now preparing to embark on a new adventure!

View the full photo gallery from Commencement.

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Topics: Upper School, Cultivating Potential

Middle Schoolers Blast Off on New Adventures During BLAST Day

Posted by Rebekah Peterson on May 16, 2017

Rock climbing at Vertical Endeavors; learning how to overcome the obstacles in American Ninja Warrior; creating a stop-motion animation; or learning how to knit, make lace, and crochet. These are just some of the cool activities that Middle School teachers organize for students on BLAST Day - Bodies, Brains, and Buddies Learning About Startling Topics.

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Topics: Middle School, Cultivating Potential

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