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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

  • Students Go 'Wild' for Math at the Zoo

    African penguins can dive as deep as 130 meters, which makes their heart rate drop 15 percent to conserve oxygen. If a penguin’s resting heart rate is 72 beats per minute, what is their deep dive heart rate? Nearly 400 Grandview Middle School sixth- and seventh-grade students discovered the answer to that question and many others at Math Day at the Minnesota Zoo on Nov. 6.

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  • Westonka Names 2018-2019 Building Teachers of the Year

    Westonka Education Minnesota kicked off American Education Week Nov. 13 by announcing the 2018-2019 building Teachers of the Year. Congratulations to this year's honored educators: Annemarie Brockopp from Westonka Early Learning, Theresa Schmidt from Hilltop Primary School, Scott Lhotka from Shirley Hills Primary School, Deb Castner from Grandview Middle School and Laura Hensley from Mound Westonka High School.

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  • Honor Bands Welcome MWHS Musicians

    Several Mound Westonka High School students participated in honor bands this fall. The students selected for each band were nominated by band director Gretchen Chilson, who enjoyed giving students the opportunity to perform new music in new ensembles with new conductors.

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  • NHS Hosts Successful Blood Drive

    The Mound Westonka High School National Honor Society partnered with Memorial Blood Centers to host a full-day blood drive on Nov. 1 at MWHS. NHS advisor Aurora Meunier said, “We were thrilled to collect 59 units of blood – the most since 2010!”

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  • Support the Westonka Foodies Angel Fund on Give to the Max Day

    Thursday, Nov. 15 is Give to the Max Day 2018. On this annual day of giving, please consider making a donation to support the Westonka Foodies Angel Fund, which is used to pay breakfast and lunch meal account charges for students who may otherwise go without food during the school day.

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  • Holiday Boutique to Benefit Westonka Bands

    The Sixth Annual Westonka Bands Holiday Boutique will be held Saturday, Nov. 17 from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. at Grandview Middle School. More than 40 vendors will be on hand with a unique array of gifts for your holiday shopping. Holiday music will be provided by Westonka band students. Treats and raffle prizes will be part of the fun.

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Borg Report

  • Updates on School Safety, Student Mental Health Initiatives

    Westonka Schools is committed to maintaining safe, healthy, supportive and welcoming learning environments. As we enter the second quarter of the 2018-2019 school year, I want to share updates on two important topics: school safety, and student mental health. Please take time to read through these updates, and contact me directly with questions, concerns or comments.

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