Tuesday, April 30, 2013
Kate Johnson and Mary Margaret Smith from the College of St. Benedict/St. John’s University are inducted into the prestigious honor society.
Mary Margaret (Maggie) Smith, a 2009 graduate of Mound Westonka, and Kate Johnson, a 2009 graduate of Holy Family, were accepted into the Theta of Minnesota Chapter of the Phi Beta Kappa Society at St. John’s University on Tuesday, April 23, along with 73 of their classmates. Johnson and Smith attended kindergarten through seventh grade together at Our Lady of the Lake Catholic School in Mound. In eighth grade, Johnson went on to Holy Family High School in Victoria, and Smith began high school at Mound Westonka. Both girls excelled at their respective high schools—both academically and in extracurricular activities. Smith was the 2009 MWHS class valedictorian and captain of the Westonka Alpine Ski and Cross County Teams. She was also …
Wednesday, February 20, 2013
Zoe Johnson is a graduate of Our Lady of the Lakes and Holy Family. She now attends Luther College. She is the daughter of Steve and Chris Johnson of Minnetrista.
Wednesday, February 20
Zoe Johnson, a resident of Minnetrista and a2012 graduate of Holy Family Catholic High School, has qualified for the NCAA III Regional Diving Championships. Johnson will be competing at the San Antonio Regional Mar. 1-2. Trinity University will be hosting the regional at the Palo Alto Aquatic Center. Johnson is also a graduate of Our Lady of the Lake Catholic School in Mound. The top two divers from the four NCAA III Regionals will earn automatic berths to the NCAA III National Championships Mar. 20-23 in Shenandoah, Texas. Sixteen divers will receive at-large bids also selected from the four regionals. Johnson qualified for the San Antonio Regional after posting a Luther school record of 429.60 for one-meter diving (11 dives) at the …
Tuesday, January 22, 2013
Archdiocese stresses decision to close Our Lady of the Lake Catholic School was made at the parish level and that Archbishop John Nienstedt approved Father Tim Dolan's recommendation.
Kimberly Hanson has two kids currently attending Our Lady of the Lake Catholic School in Mound. While she was aware the school was struggling with enrollment and finances, she says she was still taken by surprise and "outraged" when a letter arrived in the mail last Wednesday notifying her the school would be closing after this academic year. "Our priest did not communicate this at all until now," Hanson said. "Many members of the parish have offered help and support to us—trying to save the school. Jack Weist has been at the church for 47 years and runs the food shelf. His grand kids attend the school, and he had no idea. He is outraged, as we all are." In an effort to rescue the school, a group of concerned parents and parish members …
Sunday, January 20, 2013
An online petition has been started to appeal to the Arch Bishop, and parents are beginning plans to open a new school in the Lake Minnetonka area in time for the 2012-13 school year.
Editor's note: This post has been edited to reflect that the decision to close Our Lady of the Lake Catholic School was made by the parish, not the Archdiocese as the original post suggested. Lake Minnetonka Patch apologizes for the confusion and will have an update to this story Tuesday morning. Our Lady of the Lake Catholic School will close after this year. Melissa Pickert is a member of the Our Lady of the Lake congregation, and her children attended the school until last year—when the family decided to home school their kids. The Pickerts remain active members of the Our Lady of the Lake parish and have been closely monitoring developments. "To say the parents are fired up is an understatement," Pickert said. "I was not surprised by …
Wednesday, January 16, 2013
The Sunshine Foundation is the original wish granting organization. They have granted over 36,000 dreams to children abused, physically challenged and chronically ill since 1976.
Keys for Kids is encouraging students to improve the community, their environment, gain experience, and help their school by recycling unwanted metal keys with Students Recycling Keys. Students at Our Lady of the Lake Catholic School in Mound are participating in the Students Recycling Keys program during Catholic Schools Week, Jan. 27 through Feb. 1. The Sunshine Foundation is the original wish granting organization. They have granted over 36,000 dreams to children abused, physically challenged and chronically ill since 1976. They are represented in Minnesota by the all volunteer MN Dream Catchers Chapter. The students at Our Lady of the Lake Catholic School have decided that the proceeds of this key recycling event will benefit the …
Thursday, November 8, 2012
Bonfire, Santa, Our Lady of the Lake and the Pop Singers, treats and much more at next week's tree lighting ceremony.
Thursday, November 8, 2012
Now that Halloween is done, the citizens of Mound, Minnetrista and Spring Park anxiously await of the upcoming season of Thanksgiving and Christmas. "Celebrate Greater Mound!" has started preparations for the annual tree lighting ceremony along the Greenway and Auditor’s road. The festivities start at 6 p.mnext . Thursday, Nov. 15. The exciting new feature this year will be a live nativity taking place near the Andrew Sisters Trail. The nativity would be narrated by Bethel United Methodist’s pastor David McBride, and the Christmas story will be acted out by Mound residents. Look for the live nativity to start a few minutes after 6 p.m. Singing groups from Our Lady of the Lake and the Pop Singers will be there to brighten the evening with …