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Sending school work to space

Minnehaha ISS team prepares experiment for space The Minnehaha Academy ISS team is preparing an experiment to grow calcium carbonate crystals in space, with a launch date to the International Space Station scheduled for Feb. 7, 2020.  The team  of two teachers and 13 students is designing an experiment to …

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Vaping ban planned after deaths

Vaping epidemic brings serious health problems   It has been a busy fall for the vaping industry. Vaping has been linked to 37 deaths and more than 1,000 illnesses, mostly involving young people, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention reported in October.  In response, several states, including New York …

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Student gets business rolling

Student develops clothing company with family Minnehaha Academy junior Jayven Williamson said that it all started with his brother getting a tattoo.  It resulted in a sibling effort to create a clothing company called 37th Street Brand. Jayven and Jose, Jr. (‘17), a college junior who wanted a meaningful design …

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Blockbuster hoops set for January

Boys’ basketball team plans huge event in January In early January 2020, Minnehaha Academy will be hosting basketball games in which some of the best teams in the country will be playing against each other, including Minnehaha’s own boys’ team.  This tournament will take place on Friday, Jan. 3, and …

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M.A. hires new tennis coach

Williamson to coach girls’, boys’ teams Minnehaha has hired a new boys and girls tennis coach, Jose Williamson, Sr. Williamson loves to coach tennis. “I love the challenge [of coaching]” he said. Williamson began coaching in 1994. He coached at Urban Tennis (now known as Inner City Tennis) and at …

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A Bird-safe Campus

Minnehaha installs special glass to protect birds Among the many new features of the rebuilt North Campus are floor-to-ceiling bird-safe windows. Not only do these windows showcase our building’s beautiful views, they save birds while demonstrating Minnehaha’s effort to take care of our environment.  During the building of the Upper …

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Twin Cities scooter craze

E-Scooters: They’re simple, but are they safe? In the past two years the Twin Cities has been dramatically impacted by the electric scooter craze. You probably have seen these shifty little vehicles zipping down the parkway, or even in your own neighborhood. These scooters may provide an enticing rush of …

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Fall Enrollment Update

Increased student numbers show positive impact on Minnehaha Citing excitement over the new building and the school’s caring community, Minnehaha’s admissions leaders say that student numbers have made quite a jump from last year to this year. Almost 50 new students have enrolled at the upper school this year, they …

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Boys Club Volleyball

The MN Boys HS Volleyball Association started in the Fall of 2017 with a few schools from the south suburbs and has since taken off. Minnehaha Academy will join over 50 high schools to compete in the Minnesota Boys High School Volleyball Association starting April 8th. The MN Boys HS …

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