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Attend upcoming Mankato Area Public Schools' concerts

Attend upcoming Mankato Area Public Schools' concerts:

West High School, 1351 South Riverfront Drive
West Jazz Club featuring jazz I, II and Dakota Meadows Middle School jazz band
9 p.m., Friday, February 6 in the school cafeteria
Cost is $1.

West Band Pops Concert featuring concert band, symphonic band and jazz I
7:30 p.m., Friday, February 20 in the auditorium

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Bridges Community School announces annual application and enrollment lottery



Bridges Community School announces its annual application and enrollment lottery for school year 2015-2016.
Obtain an application at 820 Hubbell Avenue, Mankato, or call 507-387-2800. Application deadline – Wednesday, February 11. The lottery will be held February 16, 2015.

Bridges Community School is one of the Mankato Area Public Schools. It offers a core knowledge, student-centered, community-oriented, and parent supported K-5 program. It is designed to offer an educational opportunity for enthusiastic, motivated and self-directed children of all academic abilities. Bridges Community School’s planned move to the Garfield Elementary School building is scheduled for fall of 2016.
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Register for fall 2015 kindergarten



Register for Mankato Area Public Schools' kindergarten for fall 2015 beginning Monday (January 19) through Friday, February 20. Registration is held between 7:30 a.m. and 4:30 p.m. at Central Registration, Intergovernmental Center (first floor), 10 Civic Center Plaza, Mankato for the following Mankato Area Public Schools:
  • Bridges Community School, Mankato
  • Eagle Lake Elementary School, Eagle Lake
  • Hoover Elementary School, North Mankato
  • Kennedy Elementary School, Mankato
  • Roosevelt Elementary School, Mankato
  • Franklin Elementary School, Mankato
  • Jefferson Elementary School, Mankato
  • Monroe Elementary School, North Mankato
  • Rosa Parks Elementary School, Mankato
  • Washington Elementary School, Mankato
For more information about kindergarten registration, contact staff at 507-207-4037...More Information

 
 
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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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.

Learn more about this educational opportunity. For enrollment information contact staff at 507-387-3047...More Information

 
 
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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