Distance Learning in Action
We are celebrating the learning and community that happen at Minnehaha Academy! Our students and faculty are quickly adapting to our changing world with grace and compassion. We’ll be updating this page regularly with examples of exceptional academics, faith, and community that are unique to Minnehaha.
Learning about the color wheel can be a fun activity when it involves a color scavenger hunt at home! Watch the video lesson from Lower School art teacher Ms. Cullen and read how students participated in this hands-on art project.
Lower School students experience hands-on music lessons, even while distance learning. Watch the lesson developed by music teacher Ms. Benson that teaches students using simple materials found at home.
Upper School Sacred Studies teacher Dr. Crafton has created guidelines for participating in constructive online conversations.
Our top eight tips that will help set students up for success during online learning.
We are continually blessed by our students on a daily basis in big and small ways. This letter was sent by an Upper School student and provided encouragement to us all. May this be an encouragement to us all to show kindness and grace to those in our lives. It matters.
A lot of parents are concerned that their schools, or in some cases whole school districts, really disappeared when the COVID crisis came along. Kids aren't getting what they need in a lot of ways - for a lot of reasons. I think MA had laid enough groundwork in past years that it basically worked from Day 1. Our kids sometimes complain that their history teacher's video lectures are too energetic and in-depth . . . I love having that problem. We get to debrief it over dinner every night. We miss the school so much, but the learning and the relationships are still going strong.
- Dan, Minnehaha Parent
Classroom Sneak Peek
Watch brief video clips of our online learning lessons developed by our teachers especially for Minnehaha students.
Some Good Announcements
Upper School Publicity Interns have created a fun new way to share school announcements, inspired by John Krasinski’s Some Good News. Way to go, Interns! We love seeing your creativity.
Rev. Joel Johnson, Middle School Bible teacher, and Minnehaha leadership offer up a daily devotional. You can watch all of the devotionals right from this page.
Lower, Middle, and Upper School students are invited to worship and pray together during chapel on Fridays. Watch chapel services on our YouTube channel or watch them here from this live playlist.
Our community of learners are doing amazing things! Follow along with #MinnehahaOnline to see distance learning in action.
I would not trust anyone else in the world to help the students get through this than the current faculty and staff of MA.... The amount of resiliency and determination I have found in this staff alone is overwhelming.
- Rebecca, Junior
I am amazed how smoothly the kids have transitioned to distance learning. It is obvious there was a tremendous amount of preparation and care that went into getting things up and running!
- Megan A, Parent