LUNAR LIONS Compete in Sectionals

After competing in the MN Regional and being awarded the Judges “Core Values Award” the FLL Team LUNAR LIONS were given the chance to compete at MN Sectionals on Sunday January 7th.

Out of 670 teams in MN, the LIONS were one of only 126 teams invited to compete at sectionals. Despite posting some of their highest scores all season, the LIONS were in a division with some of the stiffest competition of the day and did not advance to state tournaments. After a needed break, the LIONS are looking forward to challenging the Introduction to Robotics class at Hope Academy this winter and then spring training after that.

FIRST LEGO Jr. Team debuts

Hope Academy’s FIRST LEGO League (FLL) Jr. Team “Sonic Boom Fire & Ice” just completed their rookie season at the FLL Jr. Expo on Saturday January 6th.  

After spending the last couple of months learning about the Earth’s water cycle, the team programmed a solar powered water pump to clean polluted river water for use in a nearby lake. At the Expo the team presented their solution and the judges who awarded them with the “Master Programming” Award! The FLL Jr. Team had a blast and looking forward to learning more about programming and having their friends join the team.


If you haven’t submitted you re-enrollment forms and secured your student(s) spot with the $75 deposit- please do so ASAP. The deadline for these forms to be submitted is January 20th 2018 during Parent Involvement Day. If we do not have both the form and the deposit your child(ren)’s spots will be forfeited.


Hope Academy closings due to bad weather will correspond to those of the Minneapolis Public School District.  Listen to WCCO 830-AM radio, watch WCCO Channel 4 TV, or check the website for school closings due to snow or sever weather.  Check here for the school listings: SCHOOL CLOSINGS .

PLEASE NOTE: We are NOT “Hope Community Academy.” We are “Hope Academy – Minneapolis”


We enjoy the winter! Students go outside for recess all winter unless the temperature or wind chill is too low to be safe. Please make sure your child has warm clothes every day, including hat, mittens, boots and snow pants.