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A Strong Foundation: Upper School Bricks

Posted by Rebekah Peterson on Nov 14, 2018 10:25:11 AM
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

Where They Go: Alum Karen (Aust) Tinsely Plays a Part in Saving Lives

Posted by Amy Barnard on Nov 1, 2018 8:39:00 AM

  • Beat Cancer.
  • Became a courier and advocate for the Bone Marrow Donor Program.
  • Inspired others to volunteer.

Retirement? Sort of.

Some people look toward their retirement-age years as a time to kick back and relax. For Karen Tinsley ('63), however, this has been a season of taking part in a community that saves lives.

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Topics: Alumni, Inspiration, Christian Education, volunteer, Service

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

Posted by Amy Barnard on Oct 30, 2018 2:03:10 PM



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: Theatre, Fine Arts, Inspiration, Extracurriculars, students, Upper School

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

Posted by Amy Barnard on Oct 25, 2018 12:57:00 PM

  • 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, Inspiration, Christian Education, volunteer, Service

Preparing Students for Success Part 2: The Innovation Lab

Posted by Amy Barnard on Oct 23, 2018 10:15:53 AM

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, Academics, learning

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

Posted by Amy Barnard on Oct 18, 2018 3:47:15 PM

  • 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 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, Inspiration, Christian Education

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

Posted by Amy Barnard on Oct 11, 2018 9:40:40 AM

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: students, learning, Academics, Lower School, Upper School, Middle School

Minnehaha's Middle School Pep Fest [Photos]

Posted by Rebekah Peterson on Sep 21, 2018 12:13:15 PM

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

Posted by Rebekah Peterson on Sep 21, 2018 11:40:34 AM

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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 12:00:00 PM

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, learning, STEM

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