It’s been two weeks since students at Minnehaha Academy’s Upper Campus started school at their temporary location. The change was a result of this summer’s explosion which killed two staff members. School President Dr. Donna Harris says despite what the students have been through, there is a sense of optimism. She says the students, faculty, staff have quickly adapted to their new space and adds “there’s a sense that it’s not about the building, it’s about the learning community, the caring community that has always existed. Dr. Harris says the kids have been resilient and calls it “a formative experience for students that they will look back and say ‘I probably grew a few inches in just my overall development and spirit through this experience’.” Dr. Harris says the community, city leaders and other local schools continue to show their support for Minnehaha Academy. She’s expecting an enthusiastic turnout when the school has its homecoming and reunion weekend at the end of September. Here’s more of MNN’s Scott Peterson’s chat with Dr. Harris.
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