Westonka News

  • Kindergartners Celebrate 100 Days of School

    Kindergartners at Shirley Hills and Hilltop primary schools celebrated the 100th day of kindergarten on Feb. 13, followed by special Valentine’s Day activities on Feb. 14.

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  • Elementary Teams Shine at DI Regionals

    Three Westonka Destination Imagination teams posted Top 6 finishes in a regional tournament Feb. 22 at Maple Grove Senior High School. Another Westonka team participated in a non-competitive challenge at the tournament.

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  • An Update on COVID-19

    Please read a message from Westonka District Nurse Kelly Mattson about the district’s plans and procedures surrounding the novel (new) coronavirus disease, now called COVID-19.

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  • Rotary Interact Club Runs Successful 'Stick it to Hunger' Fundraiser

    The Mound Westonka High School Rotary Interact Club ran its fourth annual "Stick it to Hunger" outdoor hockey event Feb. 23 at the Shirley Hills Primary School ice rink. The fundraiser is organized by the student members to raise food for the Westonka Food Shelf.

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  • LuAnn Sing-Lynch Named February Winner of Westonka Way Award

    LuAnn Sing-Lynch has been named the February 2020 recipient of the Westonka Way Award. The monthly award celebrates non-licensed Westonka Public Schools staff members who go above and beyond for families, students and other staff—because that's the Westonka Way!

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  • MWHS Theatre Presents 'Arsenic and Old Lace'

    Two murderous old ladies, a Theodore Roosevelt impersonator, a Boris Karloff look-alike and a theater critic in love all come together when Mound Westonka High School Theatre proudly presents the play “Arsenic and Old Lace.” Performances will be held at the Westonka Performing Arts Center March 6 and 7 at 7 p.m. and March 8 at 2 p.m.

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  • Join the Fun at the Shirley Hills Carnival on March 6

    Shirley Hills Primary School invites the Westonka community to participate in the school's Winter Carnival! The 2020 Shirley Hills Winter Carnival and Silent Auction will take place Friday, March 6, from 5 to 9 p.m. The carnival is hosted by the Shirley Hills PTA and is the school's biggest fundraiser of the year.

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  • All-District Band Concert March 1

    Over 350 students in grades 5-12 are gearing up for the biggest band event of the year. The Westonka All-District Band Concert will be held Sunday, March 1, at 2 p.m. in the Mound Westonka High School gym.

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  • Young Scientists Participate in Hilltop Fair

    The 2020 Hilltop Science Fair was filled with excitement and bursting with creative minds eager to share. More than 60 young scientists entered projects for the Feb. 6 event, which included everything from bees to composting to explosive chemistry.

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  • Athena Award Winner is Melissa Drill

    Mound Westonka High School is proud to name senior Melissa Drill as the 2020 recipient of the Athena Award. Candidates for this “outstanding female athlete” award must demonstrate excellence in individual or group sports. Drill is a three-sport White Hawks athlete, participating in volleyball, basketball and softball.

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  • Children's Playhouse Hosts First Performance

    Westonka Community Theatre’s Children’s Playhouse presented its very first production Feb. 7 and 8 in the Little Theater at Mound Westonka High School. “The Phantom in the Music Room,” a humorous, melodramatic, modern-day mystery written by Janet Gardner, was rehearsed and performed in just one week by 38 students from the area in grades 1 through 8.

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  • Grandview Hosts 'Totally Awesome' Winter Blast

    Rocking a “Totally Awesome ‘80s” vibe, students at Grandview Middle School gathered at school Jan. 31, for the Winter Blast. The annual party was open to all students and included a DJ, open gym, dodgeball, volleyball, karaoke, movies and snacks. Students also enjoyed bingo, crafts and a creative photo booth.

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  • DECA, NHS Team Up to Make Blankets for WeCAN

    For the past three years, Mound Westonka High School students have teamed up to make tie-blankets for Western Communities Action Network (WeCAN). Led by junior Avery Robbins, about 20 students representing both clubs got together Feb. 1 and made 25 blankets for WeCAN clients.

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  • Westonka Health Update from District Nurse Kelly Mattson

    Please read a message from Westonka District Nurse Kelly Mattson about the district’s plans and procedures surrounding the new coronavirus (2019-nCoV) that was first detected in Wuhan City, Hubei Province, China and which continues to expand.

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