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

  • Register for the 15th Annual Junior Hawkettes Dance Camp

    Students in grades K-7 are once again invited to participate in the Junior Hawkettes Dance Camp. The camp, which is now in its 15th year, will be held after school Feb. 25-28 in the Mound Westonka High School cafeteria. Participants will learn basic dance technique and three different dance routines from MWHS Hawkettes dance team members.

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  • Science Olympians Advance to State Tourney

    The Mound Westonka High School Science Olympiad team advanced to the state tournament after finishing in fifth place of 11 teams at the region tournament on Feb. 9 at Mounds View High School. MWHS did particularly well in the events Mission Possible, second place; Fossils, third place; and Fermi Questions, fourth place. The team will compete in 23 events at the state tournament.

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  • Honor Band Musicians Perform

    Junior Robby Brustad, sophomore Carson Meritt and senior Navin Thakurdial participated in the University of Minnesota Honor Band on Feb. 8-10. Students auditioned in November for this prestigious state-wide honor band and 90 talented musicians were invited to participate.

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  • All-District Band Concert is February 24

    Every student in the Westonka Schools band program will participate in the All-District Band Concert on Sunday, Feb. 24, at Mound Westonka High School. The concert, featuring students from fifth- through 12th-grade, begins at 2 p.m. Prior to the concert, a huge silent auction begins at 12:30 p.m. and will be accompanied by solo and ensemble musicians.

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  • Kindergarteners Celebrate 100 Days

    Kindergarteners at both Hilltop and Shirley Hills primary schools celebrated the 100th day of kindergarten on Feb. 12. The number 100 was popular throughout the day, as students counted, played games, dressed as 100-year-olds and proclaimed themselves 100 days smarter!

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  • Young Scientists Compete in Hilltop Science Fair

    The 2019 Hilltop Primary School Science Fair was filled with excitement and bursting with creative minds eager to share. More than 70 young scientists entered projects for the Feb. 7 event, which included everything from winter animal tracks and snowflakes to rocket propulsion and making lightning.

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Borg Report

  • School Board Approves Budget, Calendar Adjustments

    On Monday night, Feb. 11, the Westonka School Board approved the revised 2018-2019 budget and reviewed a projection for next year’s budget. The board also approved a revision to the academic year calendar that will change Friday, May 10, 2019 from a teacher professional day to a regular school day for students. Please read the Borg Report to learn more.

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