Announcements

  •  After much consideration our Community Education Team has decided that all group swimming lessons scheduled for the summer of 2020 will be cancelled due to COVID-19.  We have exhausted all options in trying to find a way to provide group lessons while following the safe distancing and protective guidelines from the MDH and the CDC. While we know that this is disappointing to all, it is our top priority to keep our instructors, participants, and their families safe. All families will receive a full refund. 
     
    As an alternative to group swim lessons we will be offering individual instruction for swim lessons this summer.  This will allow us to follow the MDH and CDC recommended safe distancing and protective guidelines. 

    These lessons will take place in a one to one or one to two (must be family members and have similar skill level) learning situation with no more than six participants in the pool along with their assigned instructors at one time. As instructors will provide instruction, direction, & demonstrations while observing current safe distancing and protective guidelines, they will not be in close physical contact with participants. Please note: Swimmers who require support while in the water must have a parent or responsible adult in the pool with them.  Each 30-minute lesson will be held Monday through Thursday for two week blocks: June 15 - 25, July 6 - 16, and July 27 - August 6.

    You are currently able to register for this new format on line at www.westonkace.org  or by calling our office at 952.491.8040. 

    Please feel free to reach out with any questions.  We appreciate your understanding in this matter and very much look forward to starting group lessons again in 2021.

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    *PLEASE NOTE* 

    Summer 2020 Youth Recreation programs will now have new registration options: 

    Families can still register as usual and pay the full program fee. A full refund will be provided if the program is canceled or pro-rated if the program is modified. 

    Another option includes registering with a $0 fee initially by calling CE office at 952.491.8040. A valid credit card must be on file to complete the registration. Each coach or program director will email participating families once program details and final fee amount have been determined. Community Education will then process payment once the program officially begins and you will receive an email confirmation of the charge.

     

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  • At this time, Summer 2020 youth enrichment classes Sessions 1-4 for Preschool, Grades K-4 and GMS Grades 5-7 will not be available for registration. These four sessions originally scheduled for Monday - Thursdays, June 15-25, July 6 - 16, July 20-30, and August 3-13 are on hold. More information will be forthcoming as we follow current guidelines issued by Governor Walz and his advisors.

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  • Westonka Community Theatre announcement:

    Wizard of Oz

     

    DUE TO concerns over COVID-19, Westonka Community Theatre has CANCELED its Summer production of The Wizard of Oz. We hope to bring the show to the stage in 2021. We share in your disappointment, but feel this is the prudent action to take at this time. 

    Stay safe!

     

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    Dear Westonka Community,

    On behalf of the entire Westonka Community Education & Services team, I would like to thank you and share how incredibly grateful we are for your patience and understanding during this unprecedented time. We have all experienced some heartwarming gestures over the past few weeks and it reminds me of what an amazing community we have. There is no doubt that the Westonka Community knows how to pull together and support each other during challenging circumstances.

    We are excited to show you the wide variety of activities and programs that we have planned this Summer for students of all ages. We remain hopeful that many of these programs will still be able to be offered. We know that circumstances change by the day and sometimes by the hour. Please refer to our website for the most up-to-date information about Summer programming. There is no penalty for if you register for a Summer program and the program cancels; we will credit or reimburse the registration fees for all canceled activities.

    A couple of reminders as we move through the Spring season:
    1.  We continue to offer emergency childcare for our community's emergency workers during this critical time. I am extremely proud of the work that our childcare staff has done in providing a safe and supportive learning environment for these children. For more information, please visit our website at: westonka.k12.mn.us/covid19/childcare

    2.  I am extremely proud of our ECFE and preschool staff who continue to work hard to provide distance learning  opportunities to our youngest learners. This is quite challenging as much of the learning at this age is hands-on and focuses on social and emotional skills. They have done a tremendous job in a very short amount of time to make sure that our families remain connected. It has been gratifying to hear stories of students and teachers engaging through their virtual classrooms.

    3.  The Westonka Activity Center continues to look at ways to provide programming to our members, including offering digital fitness classes and events. We are also looking at ways of providing some of our enrichments classes through a digital platform. Stay tuned for more information!

    4.  Free meals are available for students during the school closure. Westonka Foodies and Westonka Bus Service have teamed up to provide these meals. Parents and students can pick up these meals outside of the  Westonka Performing Arts Center at MWHS or along designated bus routes. For more information, please visit westonka.k12.mn.us/covid19/foodsupport

    5.  A reminder that all playgrounds and athletic field are closed to the public until further notice. By limiting social  interactions, we can all decrease the chance of transmission of Covid-19 in our community. 

    Again, thank you for your continued support in this journey. We are all in this together! #WestonkaSpirit

    Sincerely,
    Joel Dahl
    Director for Community Education & Services

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Westonka News

  • Sara Schwartz Surprised with 2020 Westonka Teacher of the Year Award

    Westonka Public Schools Superintendent Kevin Borg and an enthusiastic group of teachers and administrators surprised Mound Westonka High School social studies teacher Sara Schwartz at her home May 27 with the 2020 Westonka Teacher of the Year Award.

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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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  • Queen Emma and King Artie Reign Over Prom

    Seniors Emma Mack and Artie Witschorik, Jr. were named 2020 Mound Westonka High School Prom Queen and King on May 15. Students and their families were invited to dance "together" for a virtual prom.

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  • Long-time Westonka Staff Honored for Years of Service

    Due to the statewide school closure and the threat of COVID-19, the annual Westonka Public Schools Retiree and Years of Service Banquet was canceled this year. Forty-two Westonka employees would have been honored May 6 at the Lafayette Club for their years of service to the school district. Superintendent Kevin Borg and the Westonka School Board would like to recognize and thank these long-time staff for their dedicated service to Westonka Public Schools.

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  • Hilltop Readers Enjoy Pancake Breakfast

    There was a minor traffic jam in downtown Mound Thursday morning. Turns out it was a crowd of hungry readers from Hilltop Primary School lining up for a pancake breakfast at Scotty B’s Restaurant. Each year, Hilltop School celebrates students who reach their reading goals by hosting a breakfast at school put on by Scotty B’s. But with distance learning in place this year, they had to get creative.

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  • MWHS Student Achievements Recognized

    Each year, the Westonka School Board recognizes students from all grade levels at the May board meeting for their achievements in arts and academics. Although the personal recognition was not possible this year, the School Board and the district still want to recognize these students for their outstanding accomplishments. This week’s recognition focuses on Mound Westonka High School students.

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