In times like these we can look to each other for guidance on how to discuss this topic with scholars and our family and friends. What follows is a blog post from Ryan Williams-Virden, human geography teacher from HCHS: I stood in front of twenty or so freshmen with a heavy heart. It was Monday […]

When Kelly Setala saw her first-grade class roster in August, she already knew every single name. Her work as a kindergarten English Language Development (ELD) teacher at HLA – Northrop meant that she was able to kick off the school year with already-established relationships with almost all of her scholars, which is something that is […]

As cool weather starts to settle in, you can be sure that the first month of school has wrapped up and fall is just around the corner. By now you, your scholar, and his or her teacher should all have a better sense of your scholar’s struggles and strengths. There is a great opportunity to […]

Fernando Rodriguez is a Ph.D student in the College of Education and Human Development at the University of Minnesota, and he teaches for the Department of Chicano and Latino Studies. He was one of two students who led keynote addresses during a Hiawatha Academies professional development event on October 14. Fernando has a lot in common […]

Northrop scholars

Hiawatha Academies has proven once again that it is possible for all scholars to achieve regardless of race, zip code or socioeconomic status. The Multiple Measurement Ratings (MMR) released this month are how the Minnesota Department of Education (MDE) assesses schools as part of Minnesota’s waiver for No Child Left Behind (NCLB). Hiawatha Leadership Academy […]

Children at Desks

Small changes in routine can make a big difference for student learning. From uniforms to positive thinking, there are a lot of ways you can support the back-to-school transition at home. Before school Encourage your scholar to wake up at the same time every day. Routines like this will help make sure your scholar gets […]