Briefs

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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Jack Ryan Brief

Jack Ryan Adapting to Minnehaha Academy has been better than expected for Slovakian exchange student Jack Ryan, who said he is doing just as well here as in Slovakia. “Everyone at Minnehaha is just welcoming, and everybody in my classes and at home are all very helpful which is just …

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The stork comes to Minnehaha

Staff members Kristin Overton, Julie Stone and Jennifer Tillman welcome new babies If you were at the upper school last spring, chances are you saw multiple staff members ready to have a baby. Counselor Kristin Overton gave birth to Jesse Michael Overton IV on September 13.  “Jesse comes from a …

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Job changes – Ryan Larson

Many students know Ryan Larson as one of the directors for the upper school band. But this year he’s taken on a new role, as a member of the tech team. “I’ve always had a fascination with technology. I’ve enjoyed using it in my own classroom, and I think it’s …

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Job changes – David Hoffner

As of the 2017-2018 school year, economics teacher David Hoffner has assumed a new role in the Minnehaha community as Executive Director of Faith Formation. For Hoffner, the change was one he felt God was calling him to through friends, loved ones and colleagues who repeatedly said, “I think you …

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Writing the story of “US”

Student written fall play seeks to find meaning of “US” On November 9th, 10th and 11th, Minnehaha Academy Players will be performing a student-written play called “Us.” The play will take place at the Guthrie Theater’s Dowling Studio. Four writers were chosen to make the script, and there are in …

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Job changes – Robyn Westrem

Robyn Westrem, who has been teaching English at Minnehaha Academy for 19 years, has taken a position as the Library Director, which used to be filled by librarian Bonnie Morris. Westrem is now responsible for the task of rebuilding the collection of books and materials in the library and media …

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