Minnehaha Academy Blog

Lower and Middle School Homecoming Pep Fest [Photos]

Posted by Rebekah Peterson on Sep 29, 2019

Homecoming Pep Fest at the Lower and Middle School was so much fun! The Homecoming Court led the students in fun games and friendly competitions. Photo Gallery.

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Topics: Middle School, Upper School, Lower School

Sticky Faith at Minnehaha Academy

Posted by Amy Barnard on Jun 25, 2019

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Topics: Middle School, Upper School, Lower School, Academics, 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

Minnehaha Lower School Students Shine at the Science Olympiad

Posted by Rebekah Peterson on Apr 25, 2019

Congratulations to Minnehaha Academy's Science Olympiad team! Placing sixth overall, these young scientists competed against other schools from around the state in 22 science competitions at the 2019 Science Olympiad.

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Topics: STEM, Lower School

Basketball, Swim Pep Fest

Posted by Rebekah Peterson on Apr 5, 2019

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Topics: Middle School, Upper School, Lower School, Athletics

Minnehaha Students are Super Readers!

Posted by Rebekah Peterson on Mar 27, 2019

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Topics: Lower School

Lower School Students' Art Featured at Capitol

Posted by Rebekah Peterson on Mar 21, 2019

Multiple Minnehaha Academy Lower School students were featured in the Art Educators of Minnesota Youth Art Month Student Exhibition at the Minnesota State Capitol this year. The four selected for the juried exhibit were first grader Nathan, second grader Railyn, third grader Linnea, and fifth grader Greta. Each student was submitted by Lower School Art Teacher, Sheryl Cullen.

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Topics: Lower School, Fine Arts

Sled Dogs Visit Preschoolers! [Video & Photos]

Posted by Rebekah Peterson on Feb 12, 2019

Minnehaha Academy's 3-year-old preschool students had special visitors on Monday - sled dogs!

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Topics: Lower School

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

Algebra Starts in Kindergarten: Preparing Students for Success Part 3

Posted by Amy Barnard on Nov 27, 2018

How our Singapore Math Curriculum develops flexible thinking and the ability for abstraction

Recap: Why are We Doing This?

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, and that so-called "soft" skills ranging from flexible thinking to persistence are equally or even more important than hard skills in the current and coming job market. 

Even in seemingly straightforward courses, like math, our instructors are working to make sure students are prepared with these skills.

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Topics: STEM, Lower School

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