Westonka News

  • COVID-19 Testing Resources for Families

    District Nurse Kelly Mattson outlines the Minnesota Department of Health's recommendation that all school-age youth returning to school, sports, or extracurricular activities, and their families, get tested for COVID-19 every two weeks through the end of the school year.

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  • Minnesota Launches Vaccine Connector Tool

    The State of Minnesota has announced the launch of the Minnesota COVID-19 Vaccine Connector, which is a tool that helps Minnesotans find out when, where and how to get their COVID-19 vaccine.

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  • MWHS Band Students Take Up Bucket Drumming

    Mound Westonka High School band director Gretchen Chilson continues to find creative ways of keeping her students engaged and learning during this non-traditional year. Band students’ latest endeavor is bucket drumming, a popular and portable method to teach rhythm and percussion.

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  • Free COVID-19 Testing Options for Families

    The State of Minnesota is strongly recommending that students who are learning in-person or in a hybrid learning model receive a COVID-19 test every two weeks. Families can find locations for free COVID-19 testing on the Minnesota Department of Health website.

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  • Net Zero Project Nets Thousands of Stuffed Animals

    A Mound Westonka High School DECA project got the attention of the community in a big way in February, when a stuffed animal drive resulted in over 3,400 stuffed animals looking for a new home, far surpassing the goal of 1,000. The successful collection drive even caught the attention of KARE-11 television.

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  • COVID-19 Travel Guidance

    We have received some questions from Westonka Public Schools parents and staff about personal travel over the Presidents’ Day holiday and Spring Break. Please review the official travel guidance from the Minnesota Department of Health and Centers for Disease Control.

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  • Four Westonka Educators in the Running for Minnesota Teacher of the Year

    Four Westonka educators are among the 75 candidates for 2021 Minnesota Teacher of the Year. Calleigh Forcier from Westonka Early Learning, Beth Hausladen from Shirley Hills Primary School, Aaron Thorpe from Grandview Middle School and Kristin Wallace from Mound Westonka High School have accepted their nominations and completed the required materials to become eligible for the honor.

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  • Coronavirus Pandemic Electronic Benefit (P-EBT) Cards for Families

    Students who qualify for free or reduced-price meals may be eligible for Pandemic-Electronic Benefit Transfer (P-EBT) to purchase food for days they are not in the school building. To be considered, households should submit an application for free or reduced-price meals for the 2020-2021 school year by February 28.

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  • Two MWHS Artists Earn MSAA Gold Key Awards

    Two Mound Westonka High School seniors have been awarded coveted Gold Key awards in the 2021 Minnesota Scholastic Art Awards competition. Maya Jable was awarded a pair of Gold Keys for her works “Gripped By Fear” and "Poking and Prodding," and Katherine Johnson earned a Gold Key for her piece “Secrets Between Friends."

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  • White Hawks Student-Athletes Sign College Letters of Intent

    Five White Hawks seniors have committed to pursuing academics and athletics at the college level next year. Grace Peterson, Logan Leonard, Carissa Richie, Josh Johnston and Brooke Pioske made their decisions official by signing National Letters of Intent. All were recognized by Mound Westonka High School on National Signing Day, February 3.

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  • 'Black History is a Verb': A young poet's message about Black history in America

    Mound Westonka High School senior Josh Nkhata wrote the spoken word poem, "Black History is a Verb," and read it for KARE 11's "Breaking the News" on the first day of Black History Month.

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