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  • Mound Westonka High School Football Fundraiser!          

    All You Can Eat Belgian Waffle Breakfast Fundraiser!

    Sunday, May 7, 2017 8:30am-12:30pm

    Grandview Middle School Cafeteria

    Adults: $10.00 * Youth (Ages 6-10): $8.00 * Ages 5 and Under: FREE

    Take Outs Available!! Silent Auction!!Belgian waffle

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  • May Book Club

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  • 4th to 5th Grade Orientation Information

    If you missed the 4th-5th grade orientation, here is some information for you!

    5th grade orientation

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    Grade 6 parents, the required immunizations needed for grade 7 are due May 5, 2017 If your student has already had their MCV and Tdap please send in their immunization sheet or fax it to 952-491-8304. If you have questions, please call GMS Health Office at 952-491-8304 or send an email to  
    We appreciate and thank all the parents and students who have sent in their completed paperwork. 
    Thank you. 
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  • Reward School 2016

    Two Westonka School District schools were once again recognized among Minnesota's top-performing Title I schools, as indicated by the state’s Multiple Measurements Ratings (MMR). In a list released last month by the Minnesota Department of Education, both of Westonka’s Title I schools—Grandview Middle School and Shirley Hills Primary School—earned Reward School status.

    The MMR is a 0 to 100 percent rating for all schools in the state. "The MMR measures a school's performance on state assessments, student academic growth, achievement gap reduction and graduation rates," Assistant Superintendent for Teaching and Learning Mark Femrite explained. Shirley Hills earned an 85.56 percent MMR this year, and Grandview earned an MMR of 84.19 percent.

    Every year, the top 15 percent of schools that receive Title I funding are recognized as Reward schools. This year, 103 schools received the Reward designation. Grandview and Shirley Hills are among only 28 Minnesota schools to earn the distinction five or more times.

    "Westonka's approach to student learning and our focus on college and career readiness are paying off and are reflected in our MMR," Femrite said.

    Title I is a federal education program that is designed to provide added academic support to students in schools that have higher than normal poverty rates compared to other schools in a school district. The other schools in the Westonka School District, Mound Westonka High School and Hilltop Primary School, are not designated Title I schools and are therefore ineligible for Reward School recognition.

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Westonka News

  • Grandview Thespians Present 'Beauty and the Beast, Jr.'

    Grandview Middle School thespians are proud to present "Beauty and the Beast, Jr." April 20-23 on the middle school stage. Performances are at 7 p.m. on April 20-21 and at 2 p.m. on April 22 and 23. Tickets, available at the door, are $8 for adults and $5 for seniors/students. Tickets go on sale 45 minutes prior to each performance.

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  • Westonka Future Problem Solvers Advance to International Competition

    The future is in good hands, if the results of the state Future Problem Solving competition are any indication. The Westonka Future Problem Solvers took part in the Minnesota State Bowl March 25 at Apollo High School in St. Cloud, where several outstanding presenters earned the right to compete at the Future Problem Solving Program International Conference in June.

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  • Westonka School District Receives 2017 School Finance Award

    Westonka Public Schools received the 2017 Minnesota Department of Education (MDE) School Finance Award. Westonka received this prestigious financial reporting honor for its 2015-16 fiscal year financial results.

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  • Grandview Gets Surprise Landing at DARE Celebration

    Grandview Middle School sixth-graders marked the completion of the year’s Drug Abuse Resistance Education (DARE) curriculum with a surprise from the sky on March 17. In lieu of the traditional graduation ceremony, first-year DARE Officer Tim Sonnek of the Orono Police Department opted for more of a party this year, according to Principal Christy Zachow. The highlight of the 2017 DARE celebration was a surprise helicopter landing at the school.

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  • Westonka Students' Work in Youth Art Month Shows

    Youth Art Month offers students special opportunities to showcase the visual arts each year during the month of March. Westonka students currently have artworks on display in two Youth Art Month exhibitions.

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  • Students 'Stuff the Bus' with Food Shelf Donations

    Students throughout the Westonka School District took part in the fourth annual Stuff the Bus event on March 10 to benefit the Westonka Food Shelf. The effort involved all schools, each of which used creative ways of encouraging donations of cash, food and other needed items for the food shelf.

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