It all comes down to Saturday. This is what they’ve trained for — a little over 3.1 miles, better known as a 5K. The Girls on the Run 5K at the Mall of America, to be exact. Not even a little rain could keep the Hiawatha Leadership Academy-Morris Park girls and their coaches from training […]

Most of us have a book that changed our lives when we were children. It made us think differently, dream bigger, imagine something new. At Hiawatha Academies, we are working to give our scholars the opportunity to make many more of those literary discoveries by building school libraries at each of our five campuses. That’s […]

In a world where we are experiencing various attacks on our collective humanity – with the continued violence against our trans, black and brown, Jewish and immigrant communities — we often feel overwhelmed by the magnitude and complexity of what it means to live in this time and place. We, at Hiawatha Academies, also go […]

Raising sexually healthy children goes beyond having “the talk.” That’s why Family Academy in November/December is focusing on topics related to sexual health, in partnership with Comunidades Latinas Unidas en Servicio (CLUES). The sessions will be held 5:30 p.m. Tuesdays on Nov. 13, Nov. 20, Nov. 27, Dec. 4 and Dec. 11 at Hiawatha College […]

As part of a month-long celebration for Hispanic Heritage Month, Hiawatha College Prep-Kingfield held a special night at the middle school filled with colorful performances, food and togetherness, inviting HCP-K families to join in the fun. Sabrina Edwards, HCP-K dean of culture, was beaming as the event began, proud of all the work so many […]

The front room of Hiawatha College Prep-Northrop was filled with dozens of parents sitting in smaller groups, and Lucy Rosario asked them to turn to each other and share one of their first, most vivid memories. Among the various childhood images and experiences that swirled through the room, one mom shared a vivid memory from […]

After two months as Hiawatha Academies Executive Director, Colette Owens is already looking ahead to the next three to five years.  She met with parents who came to a meet-and-greet event this week at the high school to discuss the furture of the network. Parents also had a chance to share their experiences and hopes […]

Children can endure so much stress during the day, and as parents, we can’t always be there to help them cope with the challenges that come their way. That’s why our October sessions of Family Academy will focus on the theme “Mental Health,” with the emphasis on teaching families how stress affects a child’s health, […]

Families will have the chance to get to know Hiawatha Academies Executive Director Colette Owens during several meet-and-greet opportunities over the next few weeks. Colette took over leadership of the network this past summer. The meet-and-greets will be held: Noon-1 p.m. Saturday, Sept. 22, at Hiawatha College Prep-Kingfield. 5-6:30 p.m. Thursday, Sept. 27, at Hiawatha […]

El equipo de literatura lo dejó en claro: los objetivos de lectura a alcanzar para el final del año escolar son bastante desafiantes. 5 ° grado: 450,000 palabras. 6 ° grado: 500,000 palabras. 7 ° grado: 550,000 palabras 8 ° grado: 600,000 palabras. Pero los estudiantes de Hiawatha College Prep-Kingfield y sus familias son buenos […]