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Fifth Grade Graduation – Save the date

Fifth Grade Graduation - Save the Date We will celebrate La Academia’s second graduating class of 5th graders on June 6th. There will be a ceremony from 3:00-3:30 followed by a reception. We hope the families of our 5th graders will be able to join us in...

Lowry Nature Center

Lowry Nature Center Kinder Academy classes had a wonderful time visiting the Lowry Nature Center! Students had terrific weather as they looked for signs of animals and animal homes while hiking though the trails. They learned about what animals do in the winter to...

Douglas Wood, the author of Miss Little’s Gift and Old Turtle

Douglas Wood, the author of Miss Little’s Gift and Old Turtle, shared his story with us during the Hooked On Books presentation. Douglas told us that school was not easy for him, and that he became an author because a teacher believed in him. The students were able to...

Culture Night

Culture Night On February 12th, 2018, Gary Lussier Sr. (Speaker and Story teller of the Red Lake Chippewa) delighted audience members with storytelling of Dakota legends on how different things in nature came to be. Second grade students shared their creative...

Aztec Dancers

Aztec Dancers Our school welcomed a very special group last month. Kalpulli Ketzal, an Aztec Dancing Troupe, put on a spectacular show that included traditional dancing along with explanations for each dance. Older students even got to try out the steps of some of the...

What’s next in Middle School for our La Academia Immersion Students?

What’s next in Middle School for our La Academia Immersion Students? Our current La Academia fifth graders will enter middle school this fall at Chaska Middle School West. Students will take a Spanish Language course called Expresiones in 6th and 7th grade. They will...

Jump Rope for Heart

Jump Rope for Heart La Academia and Kinder Academy are celebrating February’s Heart Health Month by coming together for donations to the American Heart Association. Jump Rope for Heart is a great program where students are able to raise money for the association as...

An Evening of Cultural Literacy Thanks to Kinder Academy and La Academia staff/students for hosting Gary Lussier Sr. in early January. On January 4th, Gary Lussier Sr., an educator in the Minneapolis Public Schools and member of the Red Lake Nation of American...

>WIN (What I Need)

WIN (What I Need): WIN time is beginning in all grades at our school. Building thirty minutes of WIN, or ‘What I Need’ time, into our schedules helps us better personalize for our learners. This is a time when teachers and para-professionals work collaboratively to...

Positive Behavioral Interventions and Support

Positive Behavioral Interventions and Support: La Academia and Kinder Academy teachers and administrators have been working on implementing the first stages of PBIS (Positive Behavioral Interventions and Supports) in our school. PBIS is an approach for helping schools...