Tuesday, May 21, 2013
Parents and students can share their best graduation photos with the Lakeville community in the gallery below.
Seniors from both Lakeville South and Lakeville North high schools will graduate on Friday, June 7. We know you'll be taking lots of photos of the day's events and here's your chance to get them featured on Patch. Here are a few simple steps you need to follow. Then you'll be able to upload photos, announcements, events and comment on stories. Your photos will be included in our daily newsletter for thousands of your neighbors to see. Don't receive our newsletter? Sign up here.
Sunday, May 19, 2013
Prom night for Lakeville North and Lakeville South juniors and seniors was Saturday night. But, you can keep your memories alive by posting your prom-related photos here.
Saturday, May 18, 2013
Prom night for Lakeville North and Lakeville South juniors and seniors is Saturday night. But, you don’t have to wait until then to post your prom-related photos here.
It’s nearly prom time in Lakeville. Lakeville North and Lakeville South high schools are conducting a joint prom Saturday night at the Crown Plaza Hotel in St. Paul. Lakeville North’s grand march is planned for 4 to 6 p.m. at the high school. Lakeville South’s grand march will be from 4 to 5:45 in South’s auditorium. The Lakeville prom could be described the glamour event of the year for students at both high schools, as well as their families. It's one long photo op, and Patch is the perfect place to share your pictures with the community. Share your shots from: • Shopping • Grand March • Dinner • Dancing • Post-prom Just click the "Upload Photos and Videos" button above and show off your photos.
Wednesday, May 8, 2013
The students were selected from a pool of 15,000 finalists.
Two students from Lakeville North High School are among the winners of $2,500 National Merit Scholarships released Wednesday, the organization announced. This year’s local winners are: The National Merit Scholarship Corporation selected the Lakeville students from among 15,000 finalists in the 2013 National Merit Program. The winners are judged to have the best combinations of “accomplishments, skills, and potential for success in rigorous college studies.” The number of winners in each state is proportional to the number of graduating seniors in the state. A committee of college admissions officers and high school counselors selected the winners using: This year’s competition began when 1.5 million juniors across 22,000 high schools took …
Tuesday, May 7, 2013
In other District 194 news, Lakeville South students will pack meals for Feed My Starving Children and reading tutors are being sought in the district.
Editor’s Note: The following new releases are from Lakeville Area Public Schools website. Lakeville South will be hosting its first-ever job fair on Wednesday, May 22, from 3 to 6 pm in the Commons. Run by students in collaboration with the Lakeville Chamber of Commerce and the Lakeville Business Education Committee, this job fair is bringing together a diverse range of local employers, all of whom seek to actively hire high school students. Companies such as AllState, Anchor Bank, Home Depot, Finish Line, and McDonalds, along with many others, will be present at this fair, ensuring that students have access to a wide selection of potential employment opportunities. This will be the first job fair designed specifically for high school …
Tuesday, April 30, 2013
In other district news, tickets are available for Lakeville North Hall of Fame induction and the State of the Schools presentation and the Lakeville South Car Drive fundraiser are scheduled.
Editor’s Note: The following new releases are from Lakeville Area Public Schools website. Each year the Lakeville Area Public Schools present Friends of Education Awards to honor outstanding individual contributions to the Lakeville Schools. The awards recognize people whose service has been on-going in one of these categories: Volunteer Service, Business Partnerships, Distinguished Service, and Education. Members of the community are invited and encouraged to nominate people they feel are deserving of these awards. The awards will be presented at the 2013 Staff Recognition Reception on May 22 that will be held at Brunswick Zone XL in Lakeville. Nominees will be judged primarily on the significance of contributions to the wellbeing of …
Tuesday, April 9, 2013
The team is looking to raise $6,000 to travel to St. Louis in late April.
A team of six Lakeville North High School students are looking to raise $6,000 to travel to St. Louis, Mo., and compete in the world championship FIRST Tech Challenge competition. The Lakeville team, called "Team Fish in the Boat," qualified for the world championship by winning the "Inspire Award" at the Wisconsin state tournament competition. In FIRST Tech challenges, student-designed robots are pitted against each other in races to complete simple tasks. “I’ve been with some of these kids for eight years,” the team's volunteer coach, Scott McDowell, told Sun Thisweek. “I believe in the program and the kids who are willing to put the time in. To be able to go into the world championship is an awesome challenge. We’re looking forward to …
Thursday, March 7, 2013
Robert Ertl, Lakeville North's activities director who faced scrutiny following a June DWI arrest, is stepping down to return to the classroom.
Robert Ertl, Lakeville North High School's activities director, has been a man under intense scrutiny since his July DWI arrest. Parents called for his ouster in December when he pleaded guilty to the DWI charge, despite Ertl having undergone rehab and working with district officials to keep his job. As first reported on Lakeville Patch, Ertl, 47, of Northfield, pleaded guilty Dec. 20 to gross-misdemeanor DWI. It was his second alcohol-related arrest since 2008. But on Feb. 26, Lakeville's School Board approved Ertl's resignation from his job as as activities director, with the plan to have him resume his teaching career as a social studies teacher. Administrative Services Executive Director Tony Massaros said Ertl's resignation doesn't …
Thursday, January 3, 2013
Robert Ertl, the activities and athletic director at Lakeville North High School, pleaded guilty in December to driving with a .13 percent blood-alcohol content in June.
The original story has been updated to include information and a statement released by the Lakeville Area Public School District, and Bob Ertl. The athletic and activities director at Lakeville North High School has pleaded guilty to drunken driving after he was arrested with a blood-alcohol content of .13 percent. Robert Lorenz Ertl, 47, of Northfield, pleaded guilty Dec. 20 to gross-misdemeanor DWI. Dakota County District Judge Mary Theisen immediately sentenced him to one year in jail, stayed for two years, along with two years of supervised probation, 10 days of electronic home monitoring, $615 in fines and court fees and 240 hours of community service. Ertl also was ordered to undergo a chemical evaluation and to abstain from alcohol …
Saturday, November 24, 2012
Defending state champion, and eight-time state champion Eden Prairie, is too much for the Lakeville North Panthers, who fall in the Class 6A football state title game Friday
Winning state championships never gets routine, said Eden Prairie coach Mike Grant. “It never does,” said Grant, ‘because every team is a different team. Every team is unique and this is a group of kids that I’ve known the seniors since third grade. Sunday night is our banquet, and it will be the last time they’re ever together. And Monday, we’ll have 100-some kids in the weight room getting ready for Elk River Thursday before Labor Day.” So the beat goes on for the Eagles. And Grant should know. He’s directed the Eden Prairie Eagles to eight state titles in his 30 years as head coach. The Eagles won their eighth Prep Bowl crown Friday night in the Metrodome, combining a relentless ground-game offense and a punishing, opportunist defense …