News Headlines from 2012-2013
May 16, 2013 – On March 9, Upper School Latin students joined 154,000 students from all 50 states and 15 foreign countries in taking the National Latin Exam. See the results and pictures.
May 16, 2013 – The Girls' Track team won the Tri-Metro Conference championship in competition against 11 other teams on May 14.
May 13, 2013 – View photos from the Lower School Fine Arts Festival, where our students showcase their amazing artistic talents.
May 9, 2013 – This past weekend, Minnehaha's boys' varsity baseball team spent the afternoon playing ball in the west metro's "Miracle League."
May 9, 2013 – View photos of the Middle School Theater's spectacular production of "The Twelve Daughters of Hercules" from May 3, 2013.
May 9, 2013 – Minnehaha athletes John Pryor and Jennifer Mrozek were named St Paul Pioneer Press Athletes of the Week on May 1.
May 9, 2013 – The Minnehaha Academy Upper School did a black box production of Shakespeare's Twelfth Night; or What you Will, on April 11-13, 2013.
April 30, 2013 – Sunday, April 28, 2013, Minnehaha Academy celebrated its Centennial with a Worship Celebration. Over 500 alumni, faculty, staff, students, parents and friends gathered to praise God for the blessings He has given to the school for the last Century.
April 22, 2013 – Minnehaha Upper School French students are national and state standouts, based on the results of the 2013 National French Contest.
April 16, 2013 – On Thursday, April 11th, Minnehahaís Introduction to Business class took a field trip to meet their eMentors at United Healthcare in Minnetonka.
April 6, 2013 – Minnehaha Academy Lower School students sang the National Anthem at the Twins game Thursday, April 4, 2013 to celebrate the school's Centennial.
March 23, 2013 – The Minnehaha Academy Redhawks won their first state title in their fourth appearance with a 56-54 win over the Dragons of Litchfield.
March 23, 2013 – Minnehaha Academy raced out to a 26-point first-half lead, then held on through a determined Annandale rally to defeat the Cardinals 91-79 and advance to Saturdayís Class 2A championship game.
March 21, 2013 – Top-seeded Minnehaha Academy (24-6) advanced to the Minnesota Class 2A state boys basketball tournament semifinals with a 53-41 victory over Perham in the quarterfinals Wednesday, March 20.
March 18, 2013 – Congratulations to Redhawk Senior Defenseman Ryan Leo who made the Hockey Section 2 AA/A Great 8 team.
March 18, 2013 – As a community, we are building a solid foundation upon which our children can build their lives. My husband and I are here tonight because we believe in Minnehaha, and we know that this school will have a lifelong impact on our children, as it did on our own lives, and we want more families to have access to this amazing gift that is a Minnehaha Academy education.Ē Hilary (Douglass) Sonstegard, '93
March 6, 2013 – Minnehaha Academy launched an experiment to the International Space Station on Friday, March 1, aboard the SpaceX Falcon 9 rocket.
March 3, 2013 – While visiting the Black History Expo, one of our students, Grace Taris-Allen, a 4th grader was met face to face with Marian Anderson (1897 Ė 1993) in a beautiful painting by local artist Lorenzo Crockett.
February 26, 2013 – President Donna Harris served on a five-member panel at the 2013 SciMathMN Policymaker Briefing on College and Career Readiness: STEM Education for the Next Generation.
February 21, 2013 – Congratulations to Luke Brown '13 who took 4th at the State Nordic racing meet last week.
February 21, 2013 – Madeline Schuster '14 performed with the Minnesota Music Educators Association 2013 Minnesota All-State Womenís Choir, February 16 at Bethel University.
February 15, 2013 – Recently, three Minnehaha students signed National Letters of Intent to play collegiate soccer next year.
February 6, 2013 – Minnehaha French students participated in French day at the Minnesota Zoo.
January 31, 2013 –Today, PreK-Grade 12 came together to celebrate Minnehaha's 100th day of the 100th year! We are proud to announce that Governor Dayton has proclaimed January 31, 2013 to be "Minnehaha Academy Day" in the great State of Minnesota.
January 23, 2013 – Students in grades 4 and 5 are participating in the VocalEssence Witness Program, run by MA grad Phillip Brunelle.
January 7, 2013 – Minnehaha's International Space Station Program is gaining media attention.
December 20, 2012 – French students celebrated a French traditional Christmas food: BŻche de NoŽl.
December 19, 2012 – On December 14, third through fifth graders celebrated Tomten Festival at South Campus.
December 12, 2012 – The 2012 Minnehaha Academy Varsity Football Team received the Gold Academic All-State Team Award in class 3A from the Minnesota Football Coaches Association (MFCA).
December 7, 2012 – Whether the War on Drugs has been a policy beneficial to the Western Hemisphere was the topic argued by juniors Michael Everett and Hugh Mayo at the 2012 Classic Debate State Festival.
November 27, 2012 – Minnehaha Academy faculty, staff, students, parents and alumni showed school spirit on Red, White and Black Friday (November 23).
November 20, 2012 – American military veterans were honored during the Veterans Day Program in the Lower School.
November 16, 2012 – Minnehaha Academy used theater as teaching moment for students about issues surrounding race and cultural diversity while staging the musical "Big River".
November 16, 2012 – Natalie Welsch and John Pryor signed National Letters of Intent to participate in Division I athletics next year.
November 11, 2012 – See the pictures from Huck Finn's journey down the Mississippi with escaped slave Jim.
November 2, 2012 –The Lower School capped off a week-long celebration of books with an enchanting book character parade. See video and pictures.
October 25, 2012 – MA Cross Country Teams earn trip to State Cross County Meet. Races will be held Saturday, November 3rd at St. Olaf College.
October 14, 2012 – Minnehaha Academy students were awarded National Achievement and National Merit Awards from the National Merit Scholarship Corporation.
October 14, 2012 – Natalie Zobel was awarded All State Honorable Mention by the MSHSSCA (Mn State HS Soccer Coaches Association). Guido Kauls assisted in presenting the awards. Natalie will be playing in the All State Senior Classic on Wednesday, November 7, 6 p.m. at the Metrodome.
October 17, 2012 – The Fall Vocal Festival was a beautiful evening of music, featuring all of the Grade Four and Five students, the Middle School Choir, Upper School Women's Choir, Men's Choir, Madrigals, and the Minnehaha Singers.
October 16, 2012 – Minnehaha Academy is getting some great press regarding the Centennial. See the newspaper and TV reports.
October 15, 2012 – On October 11, students from kindergarten through grade five conducted science fair projects and presented their findings. See the pictures.
October 8, 2012 – In the brisk fall air of Friday, October 5, one hundred bottles of Diet Coke and numerous rolls of Mentos arrived on the front lawn of South Campus ready for the Mentos 100 Challenge. See the pictures.
September 24, 2012 – Last weekend, Queen Casey and King Marcellous reigned over the Centennial Homecoming festivities. See the pictures.
September 16, 2012 – Every second Friday of every month through February, the Lower School is celebrating by dressing up like students did over the last ten decades. See the pictures.
September 14, 2012 – More than 100 people from Lower and Middle School danced as a "flash mob" to celebrate our 100th year. See the video.
August 23, 2012 – Minnehaha students kicked off the 100th year with much excitement, joy and anticipation. It's going to be a great year! See the video.
July 25, 2012 – See pictures from MA's Centennial float in the Aquatennial Torchlight Parade.
June 14, 2012 – On Monday June 11th, four students performed on the Orpheum stage and represented MA in the Spotlight musical theatre award show.
June 8, 2012 – Be a part of Minnehaha history when we take part in our first Aquatennial Torchlight Parade since the 60's on Wed., July 18 at 8:30 p.m. Our float will be kicking off Minnehaha's Centennial celebration.
June 5, 2012 – See pictures. Hear and read the commencement address.
May 22, 2012 – Andrea Scharf '12, a first baseman and captain on the MA Softball team, was chosen to participate in the 24th Annual Minnesota High School Fastpitch All-Star Softball Series.
May 22, 2012 – The Upper School will begin offering classes for credit during the summer this year. These are for students going into grades 9-12 who want to fulfill credits for graduation, those who are looking for enrichment opportunities, and those students who want to take courses they have trouble fitting into their schedules during the school year.
May 18, 2012 – Composer and cellist, Lucas Shogren, worked with Upper School Orchestra students during their rehearsal May 16.
May 16, 2012 – See the results.
May 10, 2012 – From kayaking to cooking, anything is possible on B-B-Blast Day as we challenge our middle school students to try something they wouldn't experience in a regular classroom.
May 8, 2012 – Eighth graders held the 3rd Annual Energy Expo on April 30 and May 1.
May 2, 2012 – Several students from Minnehaha Academy were recognized by Childrenís Hospitals and Clinics of Minnesota for winning a statewide public service announcement (PSA) competition.
May 2, 2012 – See the results.
April 27, 2012 – The Introduction to Business class took a field trip to meet their eMentors at United Healthcare.
April 22, 2012 – Pictures from the Spring Musical, "Honk!".
April 20, 2012 – DNA electrophoresis done in Mrs. Cripe's sophomore biology class.
April 18, 2012 – Gabbi Stienstra, '11 was named one of the Pioneer Press' Athletes of the Weeks for her solid performances in two Lacrosse victories last week.
April 5, 2012 – Thanks-a-Latte, an annual celebration in appreciation of School Libraries, was held Thursday, April 12 at the North Campus Library.
April 5, 2012 – Anatomy and Physiology students Nick Gobran, Xavier Scott, Sam Erickson and Wilson Kozel won the "Golden Femur Award" in the College in the Schools kiosk competition at the University of Minnesota on Wednesday.
April 5, 2012 – The MA Middle School Math Team placed 8th among 45 schools at the MathCounts State Meet last Saturday.
March 12, 2012 – Minnehaha's girls' basketball team will make its fifth trip to the Class 2A state tournament in five years.
March 8, 2012 – Arlene E. Anderson, age 92, former Minnehaha teacher, Dean of Students, Dean of Instruction, and Principal of Middle School, passed away on March 4, 2012.
MA Hockey Player Recognized
March 8, 2012 – Congratulations to Michael Fabie '12, who was named to the Pioneer Press All-State Honorable Mention team.
March 1, 2012 – Sunday, February 26, nearly 400 people gathered at the Doubletree in Bloomington to hear from students, parents and alumni about their transformational experiences at Minnehaha, and their thankfulness for the scholarship that made it possible.
Girls' Hockey Scores Upset Sectional Win
February 14, 2012 – The Minnehaha Saints Girls' Hockey team won their first-round sectional game against St. Paul United (ranked 12 in the state and 2 in the section), 3-2 in double overtime Feb. 9. The next playoff game is Wednesday, February 15 at St. Thomas Arena. Come out and cheer on the the Minnehaha Saints.
February 13, 2012 – The annual Madrigal Dinner held over the weekend, presented by the Minnehaha Choral Department, was a spectacular event.
February 10, 2012 – MInnehaha French students participated in French day at the Minnesota Zoo.
Athletes of the Week
February 7, 2012 – Congrats to Julia Carle '15 and Sara Lind '12 of the Minnehaha Saints who are this week's Hockey Athletes of the Week for the Pioneer Press. http://www.twincities.com/sports/ci_19904966
February 6, 2012 – On January 31 the Minnehaha Nordic teams skied well despite the unseasonably warm temps.
February 3, 2012 – Singer, songwriter Ben Kyle gave a powerful message at the Upper School chapel February 2.
February 3, 2012 – Six Minnehaha students were selected to play for the University of Minnesota Honors Band on Sunday, January 30.
January 27, 2012 – Maddie Johnson '13 has been selected for the 2011-2012 Minnesota Scholastic Art Awards Exhibition.
January 14, 2012 – 8th grade students in Katie Humason's class investigated the effects of temperature on the chemical weathering of chalk. See pictures.
Pioneer Press Athletes of the Week
January 10, 2012 – Congrats to Matt Hultman and Michael Fabie, Minnehaha Senior Boys' Hockey players, who are this week's Pioneer Press Athletes of the week! Read the Article.
December 22, 2011 – See photos of our students' many activities leading up to Christmas.
December 22, 2011 – The French Club held its annual BŻche de NoŽl Baking Contest on Saturday with about 30 Minnehaha students participating.
December 22, 2011 – Sarah Anderson, '04, while working on her PhD in Physics at the University of Michigan, was published December 20, 2011, in the Physical Review, a prestigious journal from the American Physical Society.
Video News: Merry Christmas from Minnehaha Academy
December 20, 2011 – We wish you a joyful season as we celebrate Christís birth.
December 15, 2011 – Inspired by the North Point iBand, Minnehaha faculty and staff performed with their iPads for the Annual Christmas Musical Variety Show on Tuesday.
December 6, 2011 – After 33 years of faithful service as Minnehahaís athletic director, Ken Anderson retired this month.
December 2, 2011 – For thirteen years Minnehaha Academy Upper School students, under the leadership of Ms. Elizabeth Van Pilsum, have collected warm coats and clothing to be donated each Thanksgiving to the American Indian Center.
November 30, 2011 – On Saturday, November 19, Minnehaha Academy was awarded the Peace Group Award by Peace House Africa. Last June a group of eight students and two teachers spent two weeks in Tanzania at Peace House School, where the students were paired with host students and shared in the host students' daily lives for several days. See the video.
November 28, 2011 – On November 25, students, parents, alumni, faculty and staff wore their spirit wear to show the Twin Cities that we're proud to be from Minnehaha Academy.
November 18, 2011 – The Kindergarten classes culminated their study of the first Thanksgiving by enjoying a feast of turkey, mashed potatoes, gravy, corn, buns, cranberry sauce, stuffing and pumpkin pie.
November 18, 2011 – Minnehaha Academy Lower School students invited veterans and active duty personnel to campus so we could honor them through a Veteran's Day Program.
State Swim Meet
November 17, 2011 – Kelly Brush '12 will be representing Minnehaha Academy and Metro United team as a diver at the State Swim and Dive meet this Thursday and Saturday.
November 14, 2011 – This past weekend, Minnehaha Academy Players performed Dear Finder written by Tom Isbell. This play is a docudrama based on the harsh realities of the Holocaust.
November 11, 2011 – Van Donkersgoed '12, signed a Division 1 Scholarship to swim at Northwestern University.
November 11, 2011 – MA soccer players Maggie Moran and Ben Bakke both received All State Honorable Mention honors for the recently concluded season.
November 10, 2011 – Watch our new video showcasing Minnehaha Academy's Upper School.
Minnehaha Senior in All State Classic
November 9, 2011 – On November 9, senior Maggie Moran plays in the Senior All State Classic, a soccer game that matches the All State Class A players against the All State Class AA players.
November 6, 2011 – On Saturday, the Boys' CC Team finished third at the State Meet. Three girls competed as individuals.
November 1, 2011 – French students Tricked and Treated à la française the day after Halloween.
October 31, 2011 – On Tuesday, October 25 the students organized our entire Upper School (Grades 9-12) to go out into the neighborhood surrounding the school and rake/bag leaves.
Justin Volling '08 wins MIAC individual conference title
October 18, 2011 – At the 2011 MIAC Men's Golf Championships at Bunker Hill on October 3, Justin Volling '08 became the first player in the history of St. Olaf Men's Varsity Golf to win a MIAC individual conference title. Volling was awarded an individual medalist honor by shooting just 5-over-par over the course of the 54 hole tournament. Read more at http://www.miac-online.org/news/2011/10/3/MGOLF_1003110500.aspx.
October 10, 2011 – Spencer Summers '11, made the Stanford University football team as a kicker.
October 10, 2011 – More than 50 students participated in the first French Club meeting of the year where they ate crÍpes and learned a crazy French rugby dance called Cocorico. See pictures and video.
October 10, 2011 – Varsity Diving: On October 6, Kelly Brush '12 set a new 6 dive school record (193.90).
October 5, 2011 – The 31st Annual Minnehaha Academy Golf Classic was a great success. Held on October 3 at Town & Country Club, alumni, fans, friends and family golfed to support the school's athletic program.
October 3, 2011 – Parents who are part of the President's Ambassador Council attended a reception hosted by Donna Harris, President, on Monday, Sept. 26 to celebrate the PAC accomplishments and help kick-off the 2011-12 School Year initiatives.
October 1, 2011 – Last weekend, Queen Gabbi and King Chris reigned over homecoming festivities that included alumni reunions, coronation program, pep fests, volleyball, football, soccer, Redhawk run and dance.
September 30, 2011 – Check out the music video produced by MA talent.
September 16-17, 2011 – Minnehaha parents, alumni, faculty and staff, past parents and friends joined together to pull off another successful year at the Arena Sale.
August 25, 2011 – Pictures from the first day of school.
August 16, 2011 – John Faas was among 30 U.S. troops, including 22 SEALs, who lost their lives when the CH-47 Chinook helicopter was shot down in Afghanistan on Saturday, August 6, 2011. John was the starting quarterback, an excellent student and valedictorian of his class. The list of positive Christlike attributes that John exemplified is long. Please continue to lift up in prayer John's parents, Gretchen and Bob Faas.
July 22, 2011 – Long time and beloved social studies teacher Deb Fondell passed away on July 22nd following her courageous fight with lung cancer. We will post information about services as they become available.