Dakota Meadows Middle School students selected for regional honor bands
Dakota Meadows Middle School students were selected to participate in regional honor bands. Students selected for the South Central Minnesota Honor Band are Jakub Soroka, Rachel Olsen, Sam Murray, Cooper Hansen and Naomi Lopez. Students selected to for the South Central Minnesota Regional Jazz Honor Band are Rachel Olsen and Ford Johnson.
Mankato Area Public Schools’ Franklin Elementary School Math Masters earn first place
Mankato Area Public Schools’ Franklin Elementary School students Katelyn Flatgard and Jared Miller earned first place in the Math Masters competition--Flatgard in individual problem solving, and Miller in the fact drill.
Math Masters of Minnesota competition is designed to promote excellence in thinking skills pertaining to mathematics.
America's Farm Grow Communities give generous donation to Hoover Elementary School
Nathan Risto of Nicollet County, Minnesota was selected as a winner in America’s Farmers Grow Communities, sponsored by the Monsanto Fund. Risto selected Hoover Elementary School to receive the $2,500 donation.
“We’re grateful for community partnerships because it enables us to enhance offerings to students,” said Dan Kamphoff, principal of Mankato Area Public Schools’ Hoover Elementary School.” We’re pleased local farmer Nathan Risto, a Hoover parent, considered his school community to help benefit student learning.”
Mankato Area Public Schools’ Garfield Elementary School Math Masters earn first place
Mankato Area Public Schools’ Garfield Elementary School Math Masters students earned first place in team problem solving at a recent competition. Team members included: Riley Means, London Smith, Juan Berrones and Brooke Hartman. Means also earned first place in the facts round portion of the competition
Kirsten Peters receives President's Volunteer Service Award
Kirsten Peters, a Mankato Area Public Schools' West High School student, received the national President's Volunteer Service Award. She is being recognized for exemplary volunteer service. It's cited as an award that inspires others to take positive action to change the world.
The award is given by the President’s Council on Service and Civic Participation to recognize the valuable contributions volunteers make in communities and to encourage more people to serve...More Information
Mankato Area Public Schools' students and staff recognized with Pathfinder award
Mankato Area Public Schools' East High School Student Council Executive Board has been recognized with the Young Pathfinder award for successfully implementing the Mankato East Sharing Tree. Applicants anonymously file gift requests with the counseling office and the council does its best to match requests with available funds. This program benefits all students regardless of race, economic background or religion.
Mankato Area Public Schools' East High School named a Safe Sports School 1st Team
Mankato Area Public Schools’ East High School was named a Safe Sports School 1st team by the National Athletic Trainers Association.
Criteria to become a Safe Sports 1st School Team:
Eagle Lake Elementary School teacher Jane Brunz honored as teacher of the year
Jane Brunz, a physical education teacher at Mankato Area Public Schools' Eagle Lake Elementary School, has been named the Mankato Teacher Association Teacher of the Year. "I believe in putting students first," Brunz said. "A positive attitude for teachers and students will help set the tone for how much success happens."
Brunz is in the running for Minnesota Teacher of the Year. She has 20 years of service to Mankato Area Public Schools.
Timothy Cain earns perfect score on WordMasters Challenge
Monroe Elementary student Timothy Cain recently earned a perfect score on a WordMasters Challenge exam. The WordMasters Challenge is a national competition for students in grades 3-8 that encourages growth in vocabulary and verbal reasoning. It also helps students learn to think analytically and metaphorically by working with analogies.
Mankato Area Public Schools’ Kennedy Elementary School named a “Celebration” school
Mankato Area Public Schools’ Kennedy Elementary School was one of 48 schools designated a “Celebration school” by the Minnesota Department of Education. “Celebration schools” are recognized for helping close achievement gaps and increase graduate rates.