Families: Come get to know our new executive director

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 […]

Primer evento de literatura celebrado en apoyo de los GRANDES objetivos de lectura de la escuela secundaria

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 […]

Challenging goals set for middle-school readers

The Literacy Team made it clear: The reading goals for middle-schoolers to reach by the end of the school year are pretty challenging. 5th grade: 450,000 words. 6th grade: 500,000 words. 7th grade: 550,000 words. 8th grade: 600,000 words. But Hiawatha Collegiate Prep-Kingfield scholars and their families are good with challenges. That’s why many of […]

Family Academy to focus on Leadership & Advocacy

Navigating the education system so that you can be the best advocate possible for your child is challenging. That’s why the next round of Family Academy sessions will aim to give you the leadership tools you need. Focusing on “Leadership & Advocacy,” the Family Academy program will be held from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. […]

Betsy DeVos Loves Charter Schools. That’s Bad for Charter Schools.

Devyn Pittorf teaching a kindergarten class at Hiawatha Leadership Academy-Morris Park elementary school in the Morris Park area of Minneapolis. Photo: Joe Dickie/Big World Films, via Hiawatha Academies New York Times. Opinion. By Conor P. Williams Dr. Williams, a former first-grade teacher, is an expert on school choice and educational equity June 2, 2018 At Hiawatha Academies’ […]

Hiawatha Academies’ Board Announces New Executive Director

Press Release MINNEAPOLIS – Hiawatha Academies’ Board of Directors is proud to announce Colette Owens, an accomplished educational leader from St. Louis, as its new executive director. Ms. Owens, a 15-year educator and administrator, will succeed Eli Kramer, who will step down from the position next month. “We are excited to welcome Ms. Owens to […]

Hiawatha Academies to Open a New Middle School in 2018

MINNEAPOLIS – On April 26, Hiawatha Academies invites families to learn more about its new middle school, Hiawatha College Prep-Northrop (HCP-N). The new middle school campus, which is set to open in the fall of 2018, will welcome 90 fifty grade scholars next school year, and will grow to a full capacity of 360 scholars in grades fifth through eighth over the […]

Gratitude for our para-professionals

Whether to attend a meeting or while giving a tour to a potential partner for our schools, one thing I always take pride in highlighting is the work of our para-professionals. They are usually roaming the hallways, busy providing one-on-one services to some of our scholars with very unique needs. Their ability to give each […]

Hiawatha Academies partners with Joyce Preschool

Joyce Preschool will offer a program at HLA-Northrop Minneapolis, MN – (Jan. 22, 2018) – Hiawatha Academies and Joyce Preschool will join forces next fall as Joyce opens a new preschool program at Hiawatha Leadership Academy-Northrop. Hiawatha Academies and Joyce Preschool have been exploring the possibility of a partnership for the past two years. This […]

Hiawatha Academies has canceled school Tuesday, Jan. 23rd, 2018

Hiawatha Academies has canceled school Tuesday, Jan. 23rd due to extreme winter weather conditions. This means the following activities and programs are canceled: • Classes and programs in all schools • All after-school and student programs (including extra-curricular activities, athletics, field trips, and school events) • All meetings scheduled at Hiawatha Academies buildings Canceling school […]