Westonka News

  • Deb Bailey Named April Winner of Westonka Way Award

    Food Service Administrative Assistant Deb Bailey has been named the April 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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  • School Board Applauds Student Achievements

    One of the highlights of the year for the Westonka School Board has been recognizing students from all grade levels at the May board meeting for their achievements in arts and academics. Because Minnesota will still be under a stay-at-home order with large gatherings prohibited, that event can’t happen at the May 4 virtual school board meeting. However the School Board and the district are still planning to recognize these students for their outstanding accomplishments.

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  • Westonka Foodies Share Girl Scout Treats

    Families who are taking advantage of the school lunch deliveries provided by the Westonka Foodies got an extra treat when each family received a box of Girl Scout cookies when they picked up their meals on April 20. The 393 boxes of cookies were donated by Troop 15043, comprised of seven local ninth-grade girls.

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  • Grandview Student Makes Masks for Workers

    Avery McManus, a seventh-grader at Grandview Middle School, has been busy during the stay-at-home order assisting his dad, Brad McManus, with a project called “Makers for Medical Workers.” Makers for Medical Workers is described as a group of local 3D makers donating their time and machines to make and deliver free personal protective equipment (PPE) for the often over-looked and under-supplied medical teams on the front lines in the fight of COVID-19.

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  • Mound Westonka Named a 2020 'Best High School'

    Mound Westonka High School consistently ranks among the best schools in the United States, as reported by U.S. News & World Report. In the 2020 "Best High Schools" rankings, MWHS ranks 13th out of 879 Minnesota schools.

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  • View Photos from Virtual Spirit Week

    Westonka Public Schools students, staff and families showed their school spirit by participating in Virtual Spirit Week April 6-10. Each day came with a challenge for community members to show their #WestonkaSpirit in unique ways. People were also invited to share photos and videos of the week's activities. Click the link for some of the photo submissions. Find more on photos and videos on social media by searching #WestonkaSpirit.

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  • Porch Concerts Connect Community

    “We are a community and music connects us.” The national #PorchConcert movement gave Westonka musicians the opportunity to share their music on Tuesday, April 7, when people across the country picked up their instruments at 7 p.m. to play impromptu concerts outdoors.

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  • Michelle Cheney Named March Winner of Westonka Way Award

    Adventure Club Program Support Specialist Michelle Cheney has been named the March 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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  • Show Your #WestonkaSpirit During Virtual Spirit Week April 6-10

    Westonka Public Schools students, staff and families are invited to show their school spirit by participating in Virtual Spirit Week April 6-10. Share photos of you or your student participating in the week's events by posting them to social media with the hashtag #WestonkaSpirit or by submitting them using the Photo Submission Form.

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  • MWHS Students Unite People Through Music

    Mound Westonka High School band director Gretchen Chilson believes that music has the power to unite people, even when they can’t be physically together. That’s why she created a project that would get her students to practice and perform on their instruments while also making a difference in their world, using music to reach out to those in need.

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