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

  • Students Shine at Region 2AA Music Contest

    The talent and musical skills of Mound Westonka High School vocalists and instrumentalists were on display at the Region 2AA Solo/Ensemble Contest at Buffalo High School on April 13.

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  • Grandview Student Places Fifth in Regional Spelling Bee

    With the correct spelling of the word "comptroller," Grandview Middle School seventh-grader Laura Sunnarborg claimed fifth place at the Metro ESCU Regional Spelling Bee on March 27. Sunnarborg competed against 47 of the top spellers in the state for this honor.

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  • Customized Learning in the Westonka Personalized Learning Model

    This is the fourth in a series of four articles on Westonka’s Personalized Learning Model by Assistant Superintendent for Teaching and Learning Mark Femrite. This article explores customized learning, which provides students opportunities to learn course curriculum in multiple ways and at different paces in order to create optimal learning environments.

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  • Sponsors Needed for Westonka 5K FUNd Warrior Run

    The Fourth Annual Westonka 5K FUNd Run will be held Saturday, May 19. Be a part of this year’s success by becoming a sponsor.

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  • Don't Miss the First-Ever 'Sit with a Sitter' Event April 30

    The Westonka Early Childhood Advisory Council is hosting a community event to provide Westonka babysitters and families a chance to meet and interview each other. The first-of-its-kind "Sit with a Sitter" event will take place Monday, April 30, from 6 to 7:30 p.m. at Grandview Middle School.

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  • Over $5,000 Raised at Shirley Hills Read-a-Thon

    A great book, comfy pajamas, a favorite stuffed animal and time to read – what could be better? Shirley Hills Primary School hosted its annual Read-a-Thon on April 6, when students spent special time reading and were asked to collect pledges for their efforts. They were also visited by a variety of costumed "mystery readers," who spent time in each classroom during the afternoon.

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Borg Report

  • Our Safe Schools Commitment

    I wish to thank everyone who attended the April 12 school safety discussion at Mound Westonka High School. It was a productive evening, filled with constructive dialog about our district’s greatest responsibility: keeping students and staff safe. At the meeting, I shared some action steps that the district will be taking in the coming months regarding safety and security. Please read the Borg Report to learn more about these plans.

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