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Fundraising goal begins

Fundraising goal begins 50 million dollar goal set for campuses Minnehaha Academy’s leadership launched the largest fundraising effort in the school’s history, which was announced Oct. 17 in letters to M.A. parents from President Donna Harris and Marc Belton, a Board of Trustees member, parent and chair of the Together …

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Stuck on the sidelines?

Stuck on the sidelines? Minnehaha academy athletes are noticing an increase in more severe injuries Injuries are always a part of every sports season and teams have learned to deal with the challenge of key players being unable to play. But when those injuries start to become more frequent and …

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Evelia Barrera–making our school home

Making our school home What makes a school? Is it the building or the students? Is it about the teachers? The answers to these questions are definitely “yes.” But a school is not only those things. What about the unheralded, underhyped people who make a big, if quietly essential, impact …

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Fortnite falling fast

Fortnite falling fast The worlds most popular game is losing its momentum   After the release of Fortnite Battle Royale on July 25, 2017 the number of players has skyrocketed from less than 1 million within the first month to over 125 million players in June, 2018. Players from around …

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New Summer Movie Previews

Summer is just around the corner, and with that Hollywood has begun advertising for its summer movies. Without a doubt this summer is going to be the summer of movie sequels. Some films we plan to see due to childhood memories, and some we want to see because they just …

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Snapchat snapped?

Snapchat snapped? Snapchat may be on a streak of loss of users Is Snapchat going the way of MySpace? Last quarter, Snapchat reported its first decline in daily active users, down from 191 to 188 million. Its stock lost nearly half of its peak value, hovering near its all time …

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Dance Disputes

Dance decisions Dances to be held at North Campus for first time since explosion After the explosion last year on August 2, the school dance coordination staff was faced with a problem: where to have the dances. The first three dances of last year were held at the Mendota Heights …

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Rebuilding North Campus

Rebuilding North Campus The process of rebuilding North Campus While you were busy traveling around the country this summer, Mortenson Construction was working diligently to progress on the new building project at the North Campus. The August 2nd pillar raising was the first official date of construction above ground on …

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Mark Norlander retires

Laughter, wit through three decades Beloved teacher, coach leaves after 30 years A canoe drifts through a stretch of lake in the boundary waters, gliding past a shoreline of dense trees that are reflected on the surface of the water. The water is full of native birds that flock together. …

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Changes to CFE for ’18-’19

Explosion alters CFE program Interim CFE director Jessa Anderson plans for CFE in 2018-2019 school year After the explosion on August 2, many things were forced to change and adapt to a new school year, including the Cultural Field Experience (CFE) program. The decision was made that the school year …

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