School News

Entrance/Exit Closed Along HWY 28 into Minnewaska Area High School and Intermediate School

May 16, 2019
MNDOT has closed the entrance/exit along HWY 28 into MAHS/MAIS starting today, Thursday, May 16.

Follow all road closure and detour signs. We suggest using our back entrance near the softball fields to avoid construction during this project, HWY 24 will remain open throughout this construction project.

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Minnewaska Area High School’s Chris Siegel has the chance to become the regional nominee for national award.

March 8, 2019

Minnewaska Area High School’s Chris Siegel has the chance to become the regional nominee for the 2018-19 Newell National Athletic Trainer of the Year Award.

Read the full article here.


State Wrestling Reception

March 3, 2019
The Minnewaska communities are invited to a reception to celebrate and congratulate the wrestlers for their participation in the 2019 State Wrestling tournament. Come down and support our Lakers for a job well done, Sunday, March  3, at 1 p.m. at Lakeside Ballroom.
Minnewaska Area High School students studying with computers

Tuesday, March 19 will be a Snow Make-up Day.

February 27, 2019

School will be in session Tuesday, March 19 instead of a Teacher In-Service Day.

There has been a lot of conversation about Governor Walz forgiving the requirement set in Statute 120A.41 listed below, however we have been informed that he doesn’t have the authority to over rule State Statute.

Currently we have missed 3 days of school and have had 1 E-learning day. The 2018-2019 School Calendar had 169 student contact days, thus missing 3 days already as we approach the traditional snowiest month of the year could have us extending our school year into June in order to meet State Statute. We will also continue to utilize E-learning days if we can predict a potential snow/fog/cold temp day(s) as we continue through the school year.

I know many of you may have made plans; keep them. We will work with all of our families and be flexible, however, we’ve missed a lot of instructional time. In addition, some “out of school” activities might be changed/shortened/canceled to preserve academic time when appropriate.

Chip Rankin