Curriculum changes mean more rigor, deeper learning

Mr. John Kaczorek walked around the desks in a classroom at Hiawatha College Prep-Kingfield where pencils were up and eyes were glued to the assignments at hand. A timer on the wall ticked down as the students worked on their math, giving them a clear time frame for finishing work. Mr. Kaczorek paused at each […]

Probe ware changing Physics at the high school

Hiawatha Collegiate High School’s Physics program is using new innovative technology this fall that is greatly improving the way students analyze and assess data. Physics teacher Alicia Gruenwald requested that the network purchase probe ware, and eight Vernier Labquest2 devices and sensors were bought for the class (and for other science classes to use). The […]

Owls prepare to run Girls on the Run 5K

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 […]

Help us build school libraries

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 […]

Reflecting on recent tragedies

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 […]

Family Academy to focus on sexuality

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 […]

HCP-K event celebrated Hispanic heritage, culture

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 […]

Hiawatha parents discuss memories, development

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 […]

Executive Director shares vision with Hiawatha parents

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 future of the network. Parents also had a chance to share their experiences and hopes […]

Family Academy to tackle stress

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, […]