The Westonka Edge

  • Small School Advantages. Big School Opportunities. Real-Life Success Stories.™ Westonka schools are just the right size. Small school advantages mean we know every child by name and we make it our goal to help every child to succeed. Big school opportunities mean our award-winning arts, academics and athletics programs are right up there with larger districts. Real-life success stories mean our students leave prepared for college and for success in the 21st century.

Westonka News

  • Westonka District 277 Foundation Delivers Engineering 'Fab Lab' Funds

    On March 21, board member Kari Kantola dropped by the Introduction to Engineering Design class at Mound Westonka High School to deliver grant dollars from the Westonka District 277 Foundation. The Foundation matched the program’s "fab lab" fundraising efforts this year with a $2,000 Bill Gillespie Grant Award. This was in addition to a $1,200 Foundation grant awarded to the engineering program in 2016.

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  • Grandview Gets Surprise Landing at DARE Celebration

    Grandview Middle School sixth-graders marked the completion of the year’s Drug Abuse Resistance Education (DARE) curriculum with a surprise from the sky on March 17. In lieu of the traditional graduation ceremony, first-year DARE Officer Tim Sonnek of the Orono Police Department opted for more of a party this year, according to Principal Christy Zachow. The highlight of the 2017 DARE celebration was a surprise helicopter landing at the school.

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  • Westonka Students' Work in Youth Art Month Shows

    Youth Art Month offers students special opportunities to showcase the visual arts each year during the month of March. Westonka students currently have artworks on display in two Youth Art Month exhibitions.

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  • Team Westonka Takes the Polar Plunge

    Ice out in Minnesota is not usually the cue to dive in, but that’s exactly what the three brave members of Team Westonka did March 11 at Riley Lake Park in Eden Prairie. Pete Westby, Emma Westby and Pat Hanley took the Polar Plunge to raise money for Special Olympics Minnesota.

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  • Because I said I would Founder Alex Sheen Inspires at MWHS

    When posts about #mwhspromises kept showing up on his Twitter feed, Alex Sheen felt compelled to fly to Minnesota to connect with the Mound Westonka High School student body. Sheen is the founder of because I said I would, a social movement and nonprofit dedicated to the betterment of humanity through promises made and kept.

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  • Students 'Stuff the Bus' with Food Shelf Donations

    Students throughout the Westonka School District took part in the fourth annual Stuff the Bus event on March 10 to benefit the Westonka Food Shelf. The effort involved all schools, each of which used creative ways of encouraging donations of cash, food and other needed items for the food shelf.

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Borg Report

  • 2017 Ann Bremer White Hawks Award Winners Named

    Three 2017 recipients of the Ann Bremer White Hawks Award have been selected. The purpose of this annual award, now in its third year, is to recognize exceptional service to Westonka Schools. We extend our congratulations to the 2017 award winners: Howard Leopold, Robert Moulton and Jennifer Velarde.

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