The Return of Football and Volleyball

The year 2020 is full of surprises. Here’s a pleasant one: Today, the Minnesota State High School League approved the return of football and volleyball this autumn. The football season will run from September 28 – November 28 and will consist of 6 regular...

In Memoriam, Trisha Haapoja, PA Mom

Our hearts, our prayers, and our community’s embrace go out to the family of Trisha Haapoja, who passed away last night after a long illness. An active and selfless member of PA’s parent community for years, Trisha brought joy and energy to the lives of so...

9/11 Tribute

Friday was a stand-out day at PA, with our traditional tribute to first responders. Our social distancing had the lovely effect of stretching the line of students showing honor completely around the school and out the east drive. Here is the aerial video of the event...

Week Two: It Is As It Should Be

School is underway! I want to thank everybody for making the big return successful last week. The atmosphere, and the attitude among students and those of us privileged to serve them, are so positive. Many things are a little bit different, of course, because of...