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MWHS Announcements

  • Fast Start!

    Wednesday, August 23

    2:30pm - 7:30pm

    Mound Westonka High School will hold its Fast Start on Wednesday, August 23rd from 2:30-7:30. Fast Start is the perfect way for families to get prepared for the first day of school. Students can take school pictures, pay fees, put money in their lunch account, purchase parking permits, pick up their Chromebook and get information about the upcoming school year. All families are encouraged to attend!

    Robert Photography will be at Fast Start to take student pictures. Please take time to do this as these pictures are used for our yearbook, awards, recognitions and several online school formats. Forms will be available on-site, or you may print and fill out the form below.

    School Photo Order Form

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  • Student School Year Pictures

    Student photos will be taken at Fast Start Wednesday, August 23rd.

    Please bring your complete Student Photo Order Form with you to the photo session.

     

     

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  • MWHS Chromebook Information

    We are gearing up for another fantastic school year at MWHS.  To help prepare you for a successful year, here are some important details regarding Chromebooks and our 1:1 Initiative.  

    Westonka Chromebooks at MWHS: This handout contains all the important Chromebook Information for the upcoming school year.  Including the following:

    • Chromebooks for 17-18
    • Chromebook Chargers & Cases
    • New Loaner Process
    • Insurance Details
    • Login Information
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  • 17-18 MWHS Chromebook Opt Out Pilot

    Due to the changing needs of students and technology, starting with the 17-18 school year Mound Westonka High School will be piloting a Opt Out Program. Families who believe a personal device is a better educational option may apply to opt out of the 1:1 and bring their own device. This pilot program will be limited to 25 students as we explore the impact on MWHS.

    Opt Out Criteria
    Families who are interested in opting out must agree to and meet the following criteria:

    • Provide an educational device which can access Google Apps. Schoology and all other Westonka
      technology. This device could be a tablet, Chromebook or laptop, but CANNOT BE a phone.
    • Adhere to all district technology policies and only use device for educational purposes avoiding any
      disruptions and distraction to the learning.
    • Agree to have a functioning and fully charged device everyday. Chromebook loaners will not be
      provided to students in the opt out program during the 17-18 school year.
    • Be comfortable troubleshooting my own hardware and software issues.
    • Make arrangements with teachers and media staff in advance of testing days to secure a testing device.
    • Willing to give feedback on the program via survey, focus groups or other means.

    Students and families who are interested in being considered for the 1:1 Opt Out Program must complete the 17-18 Chromebook Opt Out Form by August 18th​. Students who are selected will be notified by August 23rd Fast Start.

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  • Westonka Chromebook Insurance Options & Insurance Form

    • Prior to receiving your chromebook, we are asking all families to complete the Chromebook Insurance Form.  Each family should bring a completed form when they pick up their Chromebook.  
    • Rates for insurance remain at $40 per student with a $100 cap per family.  The insurance fee can be paid online through Skyward Family Access or in person at fast start by cash or check (ISD#277).  
    • A tutorial on paying fees online is included here.  
    • Families who opt not to take insurance must still complete the form and will be responsible for any repairs or damage.  
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Westonka News

  • Westonka Students Earn Top-in-State MCA Scores

    Westonka Public Schools continues to be academically one of the highest performing districts in the state, according to the 2017 Minnesota Comprehensive Assessment (MCA) results released last week by the Minnesota Department of Education.

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  • Everything You Need for Back to School

    It's that time of year again. School supplies are already showing up at your favorite retail stores, and the Westonka staff is busy preparing for the new school year. Click here to view our back to school mailer with important information for the 2017-2018 school year.

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  • WeCAN Hosts 'Ready to Learn' School Supplies Drive

    The Western Communities Action Network (WeCAN) is starting its annual collection of new school supplies for K-12 students. Collection boxes will be at the following locations through August 15: Bethel Methodist Church, Christ Lutheran Church (Maple Plain), Westonka Early Childhood Center, Fairview Covenant Church, First Presbyterian Church (Maple Plain), Good Shepherd Lutheran Church, Jubilee Foods, Klein Bank (St. Boni), Lyndale Lutheran Church (Independence), Minnesota Lakes Bank, Minnetonka Beach City Hall, Mt. Olive Lutheran Church, Mound City Hall, Mound Evangelical Free Church, Mocha Monkey (St. Boni), Our Lady of the Lake Catholic Church, Scotty B’s Restaurant, St. Bonifacius City Hall, St. John’s Lutheran Church, St. Martin’s by the Lake, Wells Fargo Bank - Mound, Westonka Library and the WeCAN office.

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  • Get Creative for Homecoming 2017

    The Westonka Activities Department is excited to present the Homecoming 2017 button design contest. As part of the 2017-2018 Westonka Public Schools centennial celebration, we're bringing back the time-honored tradition of the Homecoming button. Westonka students in grades K-12 are eligible to participate.

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  • School Board Candidate Filing Opens Aug. 1

    Filing to be a candidate for School Board in Westonka District 277 will open on Tuesday, Aug. 1 and will close on Tuesday, Aug. 15. Three school board members will be elected to four-year terms in the school district general election scheduled for Tuesday, Nov. 7. On the same day, there will be a special election to fill the remaining two years of one term.

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  • Westonka Takes Home Trophies from FPS Internationals

    Nine Westonka students took part in the 2017 Future Problem Solving International Competition, which was held June 6-10 at the University of Wisconsin-La Crosse. Three Grandview Middle School seventh-graders took home trophies in the Multi-Affiliate Global Issues Competition (MAGIC).

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