Westonka News

  • MWHS Students, Staff Trained in Life-Saving Techniques at Heart Safe Communities Event

    There are 1,000 more Westonka community members trained to save lives in the event of an emergency thanks to an all-school CPR and automated external defibrillator (AED) training Jan. 30 at Mound Westonka High School.

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  • The Okee Dokee Brothers to Present Family Fun Concert at the PAC

    Don't miss Grammy Award-winning duo The Okee Dokee Brothers with opening act Troy Flemming at the Westonka Performing Arts Center on Sunday, Feb. 9 at 1:30 p.m. Enjoy free kids activities before the show (11:30 a.m.-1 p.m.) sponsored by Westonka Friends of the Arts.

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  • MWHS Engineering Students Compete in Sixth Annual Regatta

    Teams of Project Lead the Way engineering students stood proudly along the pool deck next to cardboard cruisers of their own design and creation at the start of the Jan. 24 Mound Westonka High School Engineering Regatta. But alas, less than half of the brown boats would survive their maiden voyage.

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  • Many Hands Pack Many Meals at Hilltop

    In honor of Martin Luther King Jr. Day and in the spirit of giving back, Hilltop Primary School students packed 24,192 meals in only three hours Jan. 24 to combat world hunger. Hilltop has hosted Many Hands Many Meals (MHMM) of Excelsior for the past four years, packing over 100,000 meals for children in need around the world. This year’s meals are headed for Malawai, Africa.

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  • Shirley Hills Students Have Talent

    A total of 50 students participated in this year's Variety Show at Shirley Hills Primary School on Jan. 23. “It truly was a wonderful variety of performances,” said music teacher Melissa Bray, who organized the event.

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  • Bands to Host Contest Preview Concert Feb. 10

    The Mound Westonka High School Symphonic Band and Wind Ensemble will present their second annual Contest Preview Concert on Monday, Feb. 10, at 7:30 p.m. at the Westonka Performing Arts Center. This year's concert is special because it also features the Plymouth Concert Band (PCB), an ensemble made up of talented adults who have auditioned to be a part of this high-quality community band.

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  • MWHS Students Win Record 26 Minnesota Scholastic Art Awards

    Mound Westonka High School art students were honored with a record number of awards in the 2020 Minnesota Scholastic Art Awards competition.

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  • Kishore Thakurdial Named January Winner of Westonka Way Award

    Westonka Public Schools custodian Kishore Thakurdial has been named the January 2020 recipient of the Westonka Way Award. The monthly 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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  • New Children's Playhouse Offers Youth Acting Opportunity

    Westonka Community Theatre is excited to offer a new acting opportunity for youth ages 7-17, who are invited to participate in the first Children’s Playhouse production of “Phantom of the Music Room.” Auditions will be held Monday, Feb. 3, from 3:45 to 6:45 p.m. in the Mound Westonka High School Little Theater.

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  • MWHS Musicians Shine at WCC Honor Festival

    A total of 18 Mound Westonka High School musicians were chosen to participate in the annual Wright County Conference (WCC) Honor Band and Honor Choir Festival on Jan. 11 at the Annandale High School Performing Arts Center. About 180 students from 13 school districts were selected for the event, which featured some of the top music students in the conference.

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  • Senior Vocalists Selected for Dorian Music Festival

    Mound Westonka High School seniors Bailey Ayres and Grace Hanson were invited to take part in this year’s prestigious Dorian Vocal Festival, hosted by Luther College in Decorah, Iowa, Jan. 12-13.

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  • Mound Westonka Advances 155 to DECA State Competition

    A total of 155 students from Mound Westonka High School will be competing in this year’s state DECA competition, following a very competitive showing at the District III DECA Conference Jan. 12 at Bloomington Jefferson High School.

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  • MWHS Names ExCEL Award Winners

    Juniors Avery Finck and Merrick Gormley have been selected as the Mound Westonka High School recipients of the Minnesota State High School League’s ExCEL Award. ExCEL—Excellence in Community, Education and Leadership—is a unique recognition program designed exclusively for Minnesota high school juniors who are active in school activities, show leadership qualities and are model citizens.

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  • Nominations Now Open for 2020 Ann Bremer White Hawks Award

    Nominations will be accepted through Feb. 28 for the 2020 Ann Bremer White Hawks Award. The award recognizes some of the many dedicated volunteers who offer exceptional service to our school community. Any Westonka staff member, parent or community member may nominate candidates for the award.

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  • Hanson, Nobs Earn Triple 'A' Award

    Seniors Grace Hanson and Adam Nobs will represent Mound Westonka High School at the regional Triple “A” Award banquet. An on-court recognition ceremony for the state-wide winners will be held in conjunction with the boys’ state basketball tournament in March. Sponsored by the Minnesota State High School League (MSHSL), the Triple “A” Award—Academics, Arts and Athletics—is a unique recognition program designed exclusively for Minnesota high school seniors who have excelled in the classroom, on the athletic field and in the fine arts.

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