Westonka News

  • MWHS Plans Virtual Homecoming Week

    Westonka Homecoming Week 2020 will kick off a week of fun-filled virtual events with the Homecoming Coronation on Sunday, Nov. 1, at 4 p.m. The coronation is not open to the public, but students and community members are invited to join the celebration via livestream.

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  • Westonka Launches COVID-19 Dashboard

    The new Westonka Public Schools COVID-19 Dashboard tracks confirmed cases of COVID-19 in students or staff who were in the school building while infectious since the start of the 2020-21 school year (Sept. 8, 2020). This is consistent with how the Minnesota Department of Health is reporting school data. The dashboard will be updated each Wednesday with new information from the previous week.

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  • Westonka Foodies Offer Free Thanksgiving Meal Kits

    The Westonka Foodies are offering free Thanksgiving Dinner Meal Kits to all district families. Each meal kit will include: sliced roasted turkey, whole potatoes, gravy packet, cranberry sauce, dinner rolls, milk, homemade cinnamon apple crisp, and cinnamon rolls with icing. Meal kits must be pre-ordered by Nov. 14.

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  • Students Wear Orange for Unity Day

    Students across the district stood up to bullying on Oct. 21 by wearing orange to celebrate Unity Day, a movement designed to bring everyone together to stand against bullying and be united for kindness, acceptance and inclusion. Each school in the Westonka district conducted activities in October aimed at spreading kindness, promoting unity and combating bullying.

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  • Winter Update: Westonka Foodies Curbside Meal Pick-Up

    With winter weather upon us, the Westonka Foodies will be moving curbside meal pickup indoors beginning Monday, Oct. 26. Families with students learning in the hybrid and distance only models will continue to be able to pick up meals for students’ distance learning days Monday-Friday from 3:30 to 5:00 p.m. at the Westonka Performing Arts Center.

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  • MWHS Pep Band Raises Funds for Food Shelf

    The Mound Westonka High School Pep Band played an outdoor benefit concert at Haddorff Field on October 10. Although the fourth annual event looked much different than in years past, it still raised over $1,500 for the Westonka Food Shelf.

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  • Westonka Ranks Among Best School Districts in Minnesota

    Westonka Public Schools is once again ranked among the top school districts in the state, according to data recently released by ranking and review website Niche. In the 2021 “Best School Districts in Minnesota” list released in October, Westonka ranks 13th out of 351 Minnesota districts.

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  • MWHS Senior Attends Highly Selective Summer Seminar

    Joshua Nkhata, a senior at Mound Westonka High School, was awarded a full scholarship to attend the Telluride Association Summer Program "Education and Citizenship" through the University of Maryland this past summer. Nkhata was one of only 60 students from around the United States and abroad selected for the program in 2020 from nearly 1,700 applicants.

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  • MWHS Announces AP Scholars

    An impressive total of 52 Mound Westonka High School students have earned AP Scholar Awards in recognition of their exceptional achievement on AP exams last school year. Despite a difficult fourth quarter, MWHS AP students added 15 more scholars to the roster and increased their overall average score to 3.40.

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  • Performance Classes Take On Unique Challenges

    While every class and every teacher has had to make adjustments this year to keep everyone safe during the coronavirus pandemic, teachers in the performance music department at Mound Westonka High School face a unique set of challenges. Their classes are traditionally performance driven, but with only a portion of the class in attendance at any one time, rich four-part harmony and the balanced sound of a full band are non-existent this fall. Despite that, the choir and band groups are finding new ways for students to safely enjoy their music.

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