January 25, 2019 On Wednesday, January 16, Hiawatha Academies’ board of director’s, made a motion to officially recognize the Association of Parents and Guardians. The Association was founded in May of 2018 with the purpose of becoming a welcoming and inclusive space where parents navigating issues impacting their scholars can benefit from the collective support […]

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

There is no melody, just a fast and steady beat. The echo of the drum fills the room, commanding attention and inspiring movement. The drum is the star of Danza Azteca because the drum is the heart, Rene Ruiz-Olivar said. It beats steadily and continuously, giving life to the dancers’ feet. “Without the heart, they […]

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]