Thank You Voters!
Thank you voters! Voters in the Lakeville Area School district approved a $43.975 million bond request to build and equip a new elementary school, including the purchase of land. The vote was 54% yes to 46% no (unofficial results: 2,557 yes votes, 2,224 no votes). 

The referendum request was in response to current and projected enrollment growth, with 1,000 more elementary students expected in the next five years. While the district’s student enrollment is projected to grow more than 20% in the next decade, elementary enrollment is projected to grow 20% in just the next five years. People continue to move into the district; in fact, Lakeville continues to be the fastest growing city in Minnesota based on the number of residential building permits issued.

New Kenwood Trail Middle School Principal
Kelly McDermott Selected as Next Kenwood Trail Middle School Principal

Lakeville Area Schools Superintendent Michael Baumann announced on May 11 the hiring of Kelly McDermott to be the next principal at Kenwood Trail Middle School pending formal School Board action on May 25. She was selected from a talented pool of candidates that included involvement and input from Kenwood Trail Middle School staff, parents and students. 

McDermott is currently the Assistant Principal and Dean of Students at Lakeville South High School, where she has worked since 2019. She will officially begin as Kenwood Trail Middle School principal on July 1. 

"I’m thrilled at the opportunity to work with the students, staff and community at Kenwood Trail Middle School,” McDermott said. “I love working with middle school students and it has been my dream to be a principal of a middle school. I couldn’t be more excited to step in after Principal Eisenthal who has been such a wonderful leader for Kenwood for many years.” 

Points of Pride
Nurse Appreciation Week
Lakeville Area Schools recognizes May 10-14 as Nurse Appreciation Week. We are so grateful for our nurses' dedication to keeping our students, staff and community safe and healthy. Thank you for all you do, nurses! Read the full resolution here
LNHS Track Team Breaks 4x400 Relay Record
Congratulations to Logan McGee (sr), Andrew Casey (so), Bryce Stachewicz (so) and Jack Kocher (jr) for breaking the Lakeville North High School track 4x400 relay record. The LNHS track 4x400 relay record was set in 1980 at 3:26:09. The new record time ran by these LNHS track athletes on May 11, 2021 was 3:25:34. 
Living Wax Museum
Fifth-grade students at Cherry View Elementary have the opportunity to participate in a Living Wax Museum every year. Students research, write a biography report and “become” a historical figure of their choice. During this year's Living Wax Museum, you could see figures such as German diarist Anne Frank, Canadian astronaut Chris Hadfield, English primatologist Jane Goodall, American baseball player Jackie Robinson and more!  
 
Panorama Family Survey Open Now through May 24
Lakeville Area Schools believes in serving every child, every day. To do that, we are committed to creating positive, safe and responsive environments for students, as well as teaching mindsets and skills that help students succeed in school, career and life. 

Now through May 24, we are seeking your family’s insight related to your child’s experience in our schools. Please complete the family survey sent to your email address. You know your student best and we use this information to evaluate our efforts to meet the needs of all students. Thank you!
AmeriCorps Employment Opportunity
AmeriCorps Employment Opportunity with Community Education

Lakeville Area Community Education has been awarded six AmeriCorps staff members from ServeMinnesota to help out this summer with the learning, health and wellness needs of students. One member will focus on early childhood at Crystal Lake Education Center. Three will work with K-5 students at Summer Adventure and Enrichment sites. Two will support middle school students at the new DEN program at McGuire Middle School.

Members will serve (paid time) 35 hours per week from June 6-August 14 to support summer programming.
 
If you know someone who would like to serve with AmeriCorps, please encourage them to apply to serve in the program as soon as possible.
Students Can Keep iPads During the Summer
We are nearing the end of our first full year of our 1:1 iPad program. Now families may be wondering what to do with your iPads at the end of the school year. Our District has announced that at the end of the school year, students will have the option to keep their iPads through the summer. This will be beneficial for students in summer learning programs. It will also empower other students to continue learning on their own by having access to high quality digital resources including curriculum-specific tools and eBooks.

Read more details about keeping your iPad over the summer and find the three easy steps families need to take if they wish to keep their student’s iPad over the summer break.
Here Comes the Bus
We are so excited about a new app that you can use called Here Comes the Bus! See where your child’s bus is in real time and get notified when the bus is near your bus stop.

Our elementary schools have been piloting this program for several weeks now. Here Comes the Bus will start tracking middle school and high school bus routes on Monday, May 10.

You can get set up now.

  • Download the app for Android or Apple devices.
  • During set up use the District Code: 28949
  • Add your students
  • Start seeing where the bus is

*Please allow up to 24 hours after account creation for notifications to start coming to your device.

*Here Comes the Bus only sends notifications for routes to a student’s primary address. This impacts families using alternate stops such as a student going to one location one day and another location another day.

Learn more about the app at isd194.org/HereComesTheBus or herecomesthebus.com.
Upcoming Meetings & Important Dates

Board of Education Work Session
May 18, 5:00 p.m.

Regular Board of Education Meeting
May 25, 7:00 p.m.