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  •  Paraprofessional Recognition Week proclamation

    Westonka Schools Appreciate Paras

    Governor Tim Walz proclaimed January 23-29, 2023 as Paraprofessional Recognition Week in Minnesota. There are over 20,000 paraprofessionals in the state working hard every day to make sure every child has the education they need to succeed in school and life. At Westonka Public Schools, there are over 70 dedicated paraprofessionals who provide a wide range of services to students. Westonka recognized and celebrated their work in a variety of ways throughout the week.

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  •  Grandview Students Celebrate at Winter Blast

    Grandview Students Celebrate at Winter Blast

    Grandview Middle School students celebrated the end of the semester at the Winter Blast on Jan. 27. The annual party, which featured a winter wonderland theme, was open to all students and included a DJ, open gym, dodgeball, volleyball, karaoke, movies and snacks. Students also enjoyed bingo, crafts and a creative photo booth.

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  •  GMS Students Win Future City Award

    GMS Students Win Future City Award

    The Future City Competition starts with a simple question: "How can we make the world a better place?" A total of 19 Grandview Middle School students participated in the course this year, with 10 of the students competing in the regional competition at Dakota County Technical College on Jan. 21. Winning the award for Best Railway Infrastructure out of 40 statewide competitors was the team of seventh graders Tryggvi Carlson, Aidan Huesmann, Sophia Stanberry and Annabelle Strege.

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  •  Engineering Regatta Features Cardboard Crafts

    Engineering Regatta Featured Cardboard Crafts

    While regattas are usually reserved for warmer weather, engineering students in the Project Lead the Way program at Mound Westonka High School launched their cardboard crafts into the MWHS pool Jan. 26 in the annual Engineering Regatta. A total of 14 boats created by 48 students competed in this year’s event.

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  •  2023 Minnesota Teacher of the Year logo

    Westonka Educators in the Running for Minnesota Teacher of the Year

    A pair of Westonka educators are among the 131 candidates for 2023 Minnesota Teacher of the Year. Angela LaJoy from Westonka Early Learning and Melissa Bray from Shirley Hills Primary School have accepted their nominations and completed the required materials to become eligible for the honor.

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