The Westonka Edge

  • 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

  • Sophomore Shines at Speech Tourney

    Westonka Speech competed March 8 at the National Speech & Debate Association National Qualifier Tournament, where sophomore Merrick Gormley became the first Mound Westonka High School student to advance to the semi-finals in this tournament.

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  • Sandy Opdahl Named March Winner of Westonka Way Award

    Shirley Hills Primary School head cook Sandy Opdahl has been named the March 2019 recipient of the Westonka Way Award. New this school year, the award celebrates non-licensed Westonka Schools staff members who go above and beyond for families, students and other staff — because that's the Westonka Way!

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  • Future Problem Solvers Advance to State

    The sixth-grade Future Problem Solving class worked hard through semester one to learn the six-step problem solving process. Their focus topics while learning the process were: Mission to Moon, Mars & Beyond, Drones and Food Waste. Their efforts were rewarded as several students advanced to the state competition.

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  • Westonka Students Earn Awards for Art

    The Art Educators of Minnesota's Youth Art Month exhibition reception was held March 9 at the Minnesota State Capitol. Four Westonka students were presented with awards, including Hilltop Primary School fourth-grader Darren Croutseng, first-place in the elementary division; Hilltop third-grader Brynn Hiivala, second-place in the elementary division; Grandview Middle School seventh-grader Logan Henslin, first-place in the middle school division; and Mound Westonka High School senior Nick Drilling, honorable mention in the high school level.

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  • Symphonic Band Enjoys Day on the Town

    Mound Westonka High School band director Gretchen Chilson took Symphonic Band members on a fun one-day local tour on March 5. The day started with a series of local performances, followed by stops in St. Paul, the Mall of America and the Chanhassen Dinner Theater.

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  • MWHS Rotary Interact Club Sticks it to Hunger

    The Mound Westonka High School Rotary Interact Club sponsored the second annual Stick It To Hunger hockey event on Feb. 24 at the Shirley Hills Primary School outdoor rink. The event was organized to raise food for the Westonka Food Shelf. The teams braved 30 mph winds and subzero weather and together collected almost 300 pounds of food.

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Borg Report

  • Board to Take Action on Budget Adjustment Plan, Stonegate Lease

    At its regular meeting April 8, the Westonka School Board will approve a plan to deal with a $300,000 budget adjustment and will take action on a proposal to end the district’s lease agreement with Stonegate Plaza in Mound. Please take time to familiarize yourself with these proposals by reading the Borg Report.

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