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  • summer hours

    Westonka Community Education & Services will observe Summer hours June 6 - September 2. The office will be open Monday through Thursday, 7 am to  4:30 pm, and Friday from 7 to 11 am. 

    Offices will be closed July 4 - 5 and  September 5 in observance of national holidays.


     

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  • Summer Catalog

    Summer Registration Opened Monday, April 25

    Registration for summer programs opens on Monday, April 25. Catalogs will be mailed out the same day. You can view the digital version of our Summer catalog online.


     

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  • Activity Center

    Become a member of the Westonka Activity Center

    Membership includes use of the fitness studio, cardio & strength room, gym, pool, walking track and more. It also includes access to fitness classes and aqua fit classes.


     

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  • Best of West Lakes Area

    Best of the West Lakes Area

    Thanks for making Westonka Community Education and Services the #1 Readers' Choice! Voted Best Childcare (Adventure Club) and Best Preschool. Thank you to our exceptional teachers and staff for making Westonka the best!


     

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  • Sponsor a Student

    Sponsor a Student Scholarship Program

    Community Education plays a vital role in creating a healthy and vibrant community. Individual and family lives are enhanced through programs and activities that not only educate, but entertain, motivate and rejuvenate.

    This past year has been challenging for so many families due to the pandemic. Many families are struggling financially and emotionally. Because of this they are unable to enroll their children into educational and recreational programs that provide so many benefits to their children. Community education classes allow students to learn social and emotional skills, provides hands on learning that encourages skill building, physical skill development, fitness, and so much more.

    You can help a family by donating to the Sponsor a Student Scholarship Program. Your donation will be used for the sole purpose of financially assisting a student to enroll in a community education class or activity. This opens up the opportunity for individuals in our community to participate in a wide range of lifelong learning activities.

    To donate online click on the photo above or call us at 952.491.8040.

     


     

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  • 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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