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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

  • Support Our Schools by Becoming a Substitute Teacher

    Westonka Schools is anticipating that the district will need a larger pool of substitute teachers in order to operate school this fall. Therefore, Westonka is asking all community members to consider supporting their local schools by becoming a short call sub for the district. We have increased the Short Call Substitute Teacher rate of pay to $175.00/day during the COVID-19 pandemic. In addition, Westonka will reimburse the PELSB licensure fee ($91.95) once you have subbed for five full days in a Westonka assignment. If you or someone you know is interested in being a short call substitute teacher, the time to start the application process is now!

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  • WeCAN's Ready-to-Learn School Supply Program is Underway

    Even though this year’s school year may look different than in years past, each child deserves to start out the new school year with the supplies needed to succeed in school. Western Communities Action Network (WeCAN) will again host its Ready-to-Learn Program, which provides new backpacks and basic, grade-specific school supplies to families in need.

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  • Road to Reopening Parent, Staff Surveys

    Westonka Public Schools is deep into planning for the 2020-2021 school year and for how we will adapt our school system to meet our current reality and climate. A critical component to building our learning models is understanding the diverse needs, expectations, concerns and desires of our families, students and staff. The district has created surveys that we hope every Westonka family and staff member will take time to complete by July 26.

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  • Westonka Foodies Offer Free Summer Meals

    For most kids, summer means carefree days. But for some kids, no school means wondering where their next meal is coming from. Several local organizations are teaming up this summer to make sure kids have access to healthy and nutritious meals. The Westonka Foodies from the Westonka School District will be hosting a Free Summer Meals program again this year.

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  • Westonka Public Schools Honors 2019-2020 Retirees

    Westonka Public Schools staff put together a special video to recognize the nine dedicated employees who are retiring this year: Jackie Davis, Lori Gyllen, Jim Halvarson, Lissa Harvey, Julie Jensen, Mary Kendall, Sherry Maas, Gary Rannow and Meredith Boo.

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  • Student Senate Honors Seniors, Elects New Officers

    Mound Westonka High School’s Student Senate wrapped up the year in an unexpected way this spring. While the school year was met with many successful events and activities, the ending months were spent bringing MWHS students and staff together via virtual events and spirit days. To close out the year, Student Senate honored its senior members and elected new officers for next year.

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Borg Report

  • Westonka Schools 2020-21 Reopening Recommendation

    Following a consultation this week with state and county public health officials, the district will be putting forth a proposal to the school board on Aug. 10 that Westonka Schools move forward with a model that allows for the most in-person instruction possible to start the year. Based on current health data, the district recommends an in-person learning model for grades K-4 and a hybrid learning model for grades 5-12. Please read the Borg Report to learn more.

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