Minnehaha Academy Blog

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

Writer/Singer Edie Brickell Surprises Students During Their Bright Star Matinee.

Posted by Amy Barnard on Oct 30, 2018



Not many teenaged theatre students have the opportunity to connect with the creative mind behind the musical they’ve spent months preparing. This past weekend, however, the Minnehaha Academy Players had just that experience.

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Topics: Upper School, Fine Arts

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: Middle School, Upper School, 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: 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

2018 Student Challenge

Posted by Amy Barnard on Jun 13, 2018

Graduating seniors Tristan Tew and Daniel Stein offered a challenge to their classmates at this year's graduation, encouraging the students to steward the gifts they've been given and to be present to each moment.

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Topics: Upper School

To Be Made Whole and Holy; 2018 Commencement Address

Posted by Amy Barnard on Jun 12, 2018

 

David Hoffner, Director of Spiritual Formation and Economics teacher, challenges students to endure unearned suffering, love wisdom, and live in genuine freedom. Mr. Hoffner is preparing for his 13th year teaching at Minnehaha Academy.

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Topics: Upper School, Academics

Student Theatre Team Brings Home the Honors

Posted by Amy Barnard on Jun 11, 2018

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Topics: Awards, Upper School, Fine Arts

Senior Honors Night Showcases A Hardworking Class

Posted by Amy Barnard on Jun 11, 2018

Reading this year’s list of senior honors might fool you into thinking academics and leadership are easy: over 70% of the students graduated with honors, with 30 of the 78 graduating “With Highest Honors” (GPA of 3.8 to 4.0).

Had you walked the halls these past few weeks as students took AP calculus exams, rose early to watch their research project rocket towards the International Space Station, and put the finishing touches on their final musical performances, you would see that these students take their work seriously.

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Topics: Awards, Upper School, Academics

2018 Commencement Photos

Posted by Rebekah Peterson on Jun 8, 2018

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Topics: Upper School

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