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Former MA Student Visits French Class

Posted by Melissa Mortenson on Mar 15, 2018 9:00:00 AM

Lindsay Johnson '06, daughter of Lance (Upper School dean of students) and Carrie Johnson (fifth grade teacher), came to share about her life in France as a cheese maker. She has lived on a farm in Châteauroux-les-Alpes in southeastern France since 2010 and visited the Upper School to explain the process of cheese making with French students.   

Her journey began a couple of years after graduating from North Park University when she signed up to work temporarily on an organic farm in France. Since then she has put her five years of Minnehaha French studies to work.  "It was super interesting," said Mark Norlander Upper School French teacher. "Her French is amazing and she even has acquired the regional accent of where she lives."

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Topics: Upper School, arts, Academics

Minnehaha Math Team Achieves Success at State Tournament

Posted by Melissa Mortenson on Mar 13, 2018 10:33:46 AM

The Minnehaha Upper School Math Team performed well at the recent State Tournament, placing second in their division and 11th out of the 38 teams invited to the competition.

Math Team advisor, Rich Enderton said, "It was a good time to have our strongest meet of the year."

Senior Daniel Stein received recognition for several accomplishments:
- Tied for first place as top individual participant for the regular season, with a perfect score
- Placed third in the individual invitational
- Took second place in the overall combined season, which included the individual competition plus meet competition

Daniel also competed in the Math Bowl, which included the top 10 participants from the morning's individual invitational. After the first eight questions in the Math Bowl, he was among the final five tied for the lead. Additional questions were asked in sudden death overtime competition, and Daniel and two others remained. Although Daniel didn't win, finishing in the top three was a great accomplishment.

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Topics: Awards, Upper School, Academics, mathematics

MA students volunteer to support the Leukemia & Lymphoma Society

Posted by Melissa Mortenson on Mar 7, 2018 11:50:02 AM

Former Minnesota Viking Chad Greenway recently spoke at the Upper School about his work with the Leukemia & Lymphoma Society (LLS). His father passed away in 2014 from leukemia and he thanked Minnehaha juniors Olivia Hansing and Evalin Olson for their work to raise funds to fight blood cancers.

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Topics: Upper School, Service, students

MA Families take part in Service Event

Posted by Melissa Mortenson on Mar 7, 2018 11:48:33 AM

This year, the annual Family Service Event took place in combination with Empty Bowls Soup Supper in late February. It was a fantastic afternoon for everyone in attendance!

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Topics: Lower School, volunteer, parents, Inspiration

Madrigal Dinner is a huge success!

Posted by Melissa Mortenson on Mar 7, 2018 11:47:33 AM

“Walla Hooly Bunzola!”

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Topics: Upper School, arts, Extracurriculars

We have a State Champion!

Posted by Melissa Mortenson on Mar 7, 2018 10:28:46 AM


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Topics: Upper School, Athletics

Learning to Cross Country Ski

Posted by Rebekah Peterson on Feb 23, 2018 11:30:07 AM

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Students use creative movement as part of VocalEssence WITNESS Program

Posted by Melissa Mortenson on Feb 13, 2018 2:09:50 PM

Fourth and fifth graders have been digging into the curriculum this semester from the VocalEssence WITNESS program. The mission of WITNESS is to celebrate the artistic contributions of African Americans to our common cultural heritage in the fine arts (music, art, theater, dance, and creative writing). This year's theme is “The Harlem Renaissance” and the curriculum focuses on the poetry of Langston Hughes.

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Topics: Lower School, arts, learning

Minnehaha's Middle School Math Team Top 3 at Competition

Posted by Rebekah Peterson on Feb 13, 2018 12:52:54 PM

The Minnehaha Academy 7th and 8th Grade Math Team had a great day at the MathCounts Competition held at the University of Minnesota!

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Topics: Middle School, STEM

Preschoolers Get Special Visit From Sled Dogs

Posted by Rebekah Peterson on Feb 9, 2018 4:00:04 PM

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