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  • 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

  • Fourth-Graders Throw 'Kindness Boomerangs' Following Retreat

    If a person wants to be treated with kindness, they have to throw the "kindness boomerang," and kindness can come back to them. Through music, games and small and large group discussions, and with the help of some high school mentors, Westonka Public Schools fourth-graders learned that valuable lesson last week at the Youth Frontiers Kindness Retreat®.

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  • STEAM Class Takes Art Institute Challenge

    The STEAM Integrated Physics class at Mound Westonka High School took part in a unique field trip to the Minneapolis Institute of Art on Nov. 8. The 30 juniors and seniors completed the "Riddle Mia This" challenge using a free app designed to engage visitors in experiencing art in a different way by sending them on a puzzle-solving quest through the halls of the museum.

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  • Grandview Students Attend Math Day at the Minnesota Zoo

    Over 375 Grandview Middle School sixth- and seventh-grade students, along with 30 staff and parent chaperones, discovered how math is applied in the zoo workplace and the world beyond at Math Day at the Minnesota Zoo on Nov. 7.

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  • Girls on the Run Aims to Empower Westonka Students Through Fitness

    This fall, 19 third- and fourth-grade girls from Hilltop and Shirley Hills primary schools participated in Westonka's first Girls on the Run program. Girls on the Run is a national nonprofit organization that empowers girls to dream big and be confident, strong and healthy.

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  • Westonka Teachers Hear from Rigor and Relevance Expert on Workshop Day

    On the Nov. 4 Workshop Day, teachers and administrators at Grandview Middle School and Mound Westonka High School spent time learning from Dr. Bill Daggett, founder and chairman of the International Center for Leadership in Education. The inservice training was partially funded by the Westonka District #277 Foundation to support the district’s goal of effectively preparing ALL students for their future after high school.

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  • Sponsor a Child's School Meals During Westonka Foodies' Angel Fund Drive

    The annual Westonka Foodies Angel Fund Drive begins Monday, Nov. 11, and runs through Dec. 31, 2019. The Angel Fund is used to pay breakfast and lunch meal account charges for students who may otherwise go without meals during the school day.

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Borg Report

  • Westonka Voters Approve New 10-Year Operating Levy

    I am pleased to report that Westonka School District residents approved a new 10-year operating levy on Nov. 5 in support of our students. The single ballot question was approved with 65 percent of the vote. Additionally, Dave Botts, Kelle Bowe, Ralph Harrison and Heidi Marty were elected to four-year terms on the school board Tuesday. Thank you, Westonka!

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