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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

  • Westonka Seeks Director of Community Education and Services

    Westonka Community Education and Services Director Joel Dahl has announced his departure from Westonka Public Schools effective June 30, 2022. The position is now posted online. The job posting will be open through June 16, and interviews will be held June 22. The district hopes to have the new director in place by mid-July.

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  • MWHS Choirs Present Annual Awards

    The Mound Westonka High School choirs hosted their annual spring concert on May 16 at the Westonka Performing Arts Center. In addition to inspired performances by the school’s three choral groups, annual awards were presented to the school’s top vocal musicians and the 2022 graduating seniors were recognized.

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  • Westonka Transition Plus Hosts 5K Event

    The Westonka Public Schools Transition Plus (T+) Program hosted a 5K for other transition programs in the area on May 20. About 80 participants took part in adaptive activities in the grassy area in the middle of the high school track. Bleachers were set up for students and staff to take breaks. And Westonka’s T+ Program provided prizes for participants at the end of the event.  “It was a great showcase of our T+ Program, as well as the students and staff within it, and a great time to shine our leadership in the community,” said Dr. Emily Rustman, Director of Special Services. 

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  • Former Westonka Educator Pens Children's Book

    After recently retiring from a 33-year teaching career in Westonka Public Schools, Leigh Ann Kaminski has added a new title to her resume – children’s book author. During her tenure at Westonka, Kaminski taught special education at the high school, first grade at Hilltop Primary School and fifth grade language arts at Grandview Middle School. A year after her retirement, during the pandemic and with the encouragement of her family, Kaminski wrote "Pete the Peacock."

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  • Westonka Introduces Next High School Principal

    Westonka Public Schools is pleased to announce the hiring of Jolene Herfel as the next principal of Mound Westonka High School. Herfel currently serves as assistant principal of St. Michael-Albertville High School, a position she has held since 2011. “I am excited and honored to be chosen to lead the exceptional students and staff at Mound Westonka High School,” Herfel said. “I am confident that my professional leadership and strengths will complement the existing culture, deepen our partnerships with the community, and challenge the school to become even stronger.”

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Borg Report

  • Congratulations and best wishes to the Class of 2022!

    Every year, graduation presents a lifetime memory - yet this is a unique year for me. While I have been in this role in the district for 16 years (starting when some of you were attending ECFE), this is my first year experiencing commencement not only as the superintendent but as a parent. In preparation for the big day, it is my privilege and honor to share some of the many accomplishments and accolades of the Mound Westonka High School Class of 2022.

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