“At the time I moved away to attend Washington University in St. Louis, it wasn’t the experience that all of my friends were having,” said Colette Owens, Executive Director at Hiawatha Academies. Being from a majority working-class neighborhood and growing up in a multi-racial household in Canton, Ohio, Owens, like many people in her community, […]

Considerando: Que la visión de igualdad de Hiawatha Academies es “Para respetar la humanidad de todas las personas, interrumpimos activamente la desigualdad sistémica en busca de un mundo justo”; Que Hiawatha Academies está comprometida con el éxito de todos los estudiantes independientemente de su estatus migratorio, etnicidad, raza, religión, orientación sexual, habilidad, identidad sexual y […]

Whereas, Hiawatha Academies equity vision is that “To honor the humanity of all people, we actively disrupt systemic inequity in pursuit of an equitable world”; Whereas, Hiawatha Academies is committed to the success of all students irrespective of their immigration status, ethnicity, race, religion, sexual orientation, ability, sex and gender identity, socioeconomic status or beliefs; Whereas, at Hiawatha Academies we […]

RECONOCIMIENTO DE RED DE ESCUELAS SANTUARIO —– Considerando: Que la visión de igualdad de Hiawatha Academies es “Para respetar la humanidad de todas las personas, interrumpimos activamente la desigualdad sistémica en busca de un mundo justo”; Que Hiawatha Academies está comprometida con el éxito de todos los estudiantes independientemente de su estatus migratorio, etnicidad, raza, […]

RECOGNITION OF A SAFE HAVEN NETWORK OF SCHOOLS —– Whereas, Hiawatha Academies equity vision is that “To honor the humanity of all people, we actively disrupt systemic inequity in pursuit of an equitable world”; Whereas, Hiawatha Academies is committed to the success of all students irrespective of their immigration status, ethnicity, race, religion, sexual orientation, […]

A Day of Professional Development

While scholars were sent off to enjoy the winter break, teachers and staff stayed on campuses a few extra days to prepare for the new semester and come together for Hiawatha’s third network day of the year. Network days at Hiawatha Academies are a great way for teachers and staff to look at our progress […]

On November 5th, HCHS hosted a financial planning workshop for scholars and parents. This event was made possible through a partnership between Hiawatha’s Community Engagement team and CLUES (Comunidades Latinas Unidas en Servicio). CLUES has been working with the U of M Extension to adapt this financial planning curriculum, ensuring that it is culturally-relevant and […]

The Exceptional Contribution award is Hiawatha’s highest staff honor, recognizing outstanding service to scholars and families. The following staff were honored in June for their exceptional contributions in the last school year. Hattie Carvalho is the assistant principal at HLA – Northrop. Prior to this role, she was the assistant principal at HLA-Morris Park, director of […]

Brittany Porrazzo has been dedicated to community service since her days as the vice president of the service club at her high school in Madison, Wisconsin. As a teen she connected over 200 service club members to organizations in the community and her ambitions have only grown from there. After graduating from Vanderbilt University in […]

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Whitney McKinley, art teacher at Hiawatha College Prep, was named a semifinalist for Education Minnesota’s Teacher of the Year award. The field of possible candidates for the honor was narrowed to 34 last month from an initial field of 115 candidates from across the state. Whitney was recently featured for using art to teach social justice topics. “I love to see […]