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Mankato Area Public Schools receive donation of certified MacBooks from Mac to School

To support adult family literacy and student learning in the district, Mac to School has donated 15 certified MacBooks to Mankato Area Public Schools.   
 
Mac to School’s generous donation – estimated at $10,000 – increases the ability for students to have technology to learn at home.
 
Mac to School, a leading provider of K-12 certified Apple technology, selected Mankato Area Public Schools for the donation through its national Give Mac program. The company evaluates candidates for donations based on their financial need and their intended purpose for the technology.  
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New school named Prairie Winds Middle School

The Mankato Area Public School Board approved the name Prairie Winds Middle School for the district's new middle school opening fall 2016. Construction will begin in the spring of 2015. More than 150 suggestions were received.

In considering the new school’s name, input from community and stakeholders was important. From September 17 to October 10, 2014, suggestions were received using the guidelines outlined in Mankato Area Public Schools' policy 810--naming school district facilities.
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Attend Mankato Area Public Schools' concerts

The public is welcome to attend the following musical performances. There is no cost to attend.

Dakota Meadows Middle School--in West High School's auditorium, 1351 South Riverfront Drive
Holiday concert featuring band, choir and orchestra
7 p.m., Tuesday, December 2

East Junior High School--in the auditorium, 2600 Hoffman Road
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Mankato Area Public Schools' Central High School helps prepare students for life

Meet some students and learn why they value Mankato Area Public Schools' Central High School. At Central High School, 110 Fulton Street, students are empowered to succeed through academic, social and career goals.

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Eric Hudspith is top candidate for director of human resources

Eric Hudspith has been selected as the new director of human resources and organizational development for Mankato Area Public Schools, pending School Board approval on November 3.  

Hudspith earned a bachelor's degree in elementary education from the University of Minnesota, Duluth; a master's in educational technology from Minnesota State University, Mankato and a specialist degree in administration from the University of St. Thomas.  He currently serves as elementary principal for Washington Elementary School.  Prior to Mankato Area Public Schools, he had experience as a principal, district administrator and teacher.
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Mankato Area Public Schools' West High School announces 2014 Hall of Fame recipients

Mankato Area Public Schools' West High School announces this year's Hall of Fame recipients—Mankato High School and West High School graduates and staff, who are being recognized for their legacies and celebrated for their success. Those honored with the Hall of Fame recognition serve as role models for current students. Categories established as selection criteria include professional; athletic/entertainment; science/technology and service to community. This year's recipients:
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Map of site for new middle school.
Land purchase agreement approved for new middle school

Today at 5:30 p.m., the Mankato Area Public School Board approved a land purchase agreement to build a new middle school on the east side of the city.  The 65-acre parcel is located east of Highway 22, between Hoffman Road and Highway 83, in Mankato Township.

Approval to build a new middle school was authorized by voters in the November bond referendum to provide adequate space and learning environments for all students.

 
 
Mankato Area Public Schools named to Advanced Placement Achievement List by the College Board for significant gains in advanced placement access and student performance fourth year in a row

Mankato Area Public Schools is one of 477 school districts in the United States and Canada, and one of seven school districts in Minnesota, being honored by the College Board with a place on the fourth annual Advanced Placement (AP) District Honor Roll. The district earned this honor for opening advanced classroom opportunities to a significantly broader pool of students, while maintaining or improving the percentage of students earning scores of three or higher. Achieving these goals indicates that Mankato Area Public Schools is successfully identifying motivated, academically-prepared students who are likely to benefit most from rigorous coursework.
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Get involved with Mankato Area Public Schools' Community Education and Recreation. Call 507-387-5501. Get involved with Mankato Area Public Schools' Community Education and Recreation. Call 507-387-5501.
Get involved with Mankato Area Public Schools' Community Education and Recreation

Get involved with Mankato Area Public Schools' Community Education and Recreation, 110 Fulton Street. Take advantage of what community education and recreation has to offer and have fun, learn new skills and meet new people:
  • learn Spanish, swing dance and chess
  • learn about using social media
  • take a pottery class
  • go on a senior trip to an area destination
  • join an adult sports league
All this and more is available through Mankato Area Public Schools' Community Education and Recreation, which encourages lifelong learning and recreation for people of all abilities and ages.
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Mankato Area Public Schools' to launch new fitness program

Mankato Area Public Schools will launch its districtwide Active Learner Program for Schools (ALPS), a before school exercise program, as part of its wellness initiative. The program engages students in physical activity and is one way to help meet the goal of one hour of exercise each day. Students can earn points for their classrooms by walking or biking to school and walking the school's ALPS trail. Classrooms with the highest points are recognized and have the opportunity to fly the ALPS flag and receive a backpack shoe charm.
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