Westonka News

  • Westonka 5K FUNd Run Sponsors Needed

    The Fifth Annual Westonka 5K FUNd Run will be held Saturday, May 18. This fun community event raises funds for Mound Westonka High School, Grandview Middle School and Shirley Hills and Hilltop primary schools. Be a part of this year’s success by becoming a sponsor.

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  • Students Stuff the Bus for Westonka Food Shelf

    Students throughout the Westonka School District took part in the annual "Stuff the Bus" event March 8 to benefit the Westonka Food Shelf. The effort involved all schools, each of which used creative ways of encouraging donations of cash, food and other needed items for the food shelf. The results were amazing, as students stuffed the bus with over 11,200 pounds of food and over $6,000 in donations.

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  • 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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  • 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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  • Westonka Speech Advances to Sections

    Westonka Speech competed at the Wright County Conference meet February 28. With a total of 93 sweepstake points, Westonka Speech placed second in the conference, the highest placement in recent years.

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  • PAC Hosts Student Art Exhibit

    Every year the Westonka district art teachers choose exemplary student artwork to display in a public space during Youth Art Month in March. This year the exhibit will be in the new Westonka Performing Arts Center for the first time. Each school building and each grade, K-12, will be represented at this special exhibition.

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  • DI Teams Advance to State Tournament

    Two Westonka Destination Imagination (DI) teams are headed to state competition after competing in regional tournaments on Feb. 23 at Maple Grove Senior High School and March 2 at Coon Rapids Middle School. The state tournament will take place on Saturday, March 23, at Champlin Park High School.

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