Westonka News

  • Westonka Celebrates Paraprofessionals Week

    Governor Tim Walz has proclaimed January 25-29, 2021 Paraprofessional Recognition Week. There are over 20,000 paraprofessionals in Minnesota working hard every day to make sure every child has the education they need to succeed in school and life. In the Westonka School District there are 71 dedicated paraprofessionals who provide a wide range of services to students. Westonka Schools recognized and celebrated their work in a variety of ways throughout the week.

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  • Eagle Hawk Challenge Connects Metro Schools, Promotes Health During Distance Learning

    When the majority of Minnesota schools were forced into distance learning at the end of 2020 due to a surge in coronavirus cases and winter sports were put on “pause” statewide, school leaders were challenged with keeping students and staff both physically and mentally healthy at home. Thus was born the Eagle Hawk Challenge—a two-week exercise competition between the Mound Westonka High School White Hawks and Bloomington Kennedy High School Eagles, which ran December 7-18.

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  • Amanda Bruckner Named January Winner of Westonka Way Award

    Mound Westonka High School Administrative Assistant Amanda Bruckner has been named the January 2021 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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  • Grandview Students Present Virtual Art Show

    The Grandview Middle School art show has always been a showcase for wonderful artwork and a means for talented students to be recognized and even rewarded for their work. But this year, due to COVID, art teacher Hannah Loucks had to come up with a different option that allowed students to share and receive recognition for their talents without having an in-person audience.

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  • Westonka Foodies Update 2021 Meal Plans

    Students of Westonka Schools will have multiple ways to access meals, depending on their grade level and learning model choice. Please read an update from Westonka Foodies with information regarding student meal options for the remainder of 2020-21 school year.

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  • Four Seniors Named All-State Musicians

    Westonka is proud to have four high school musicians who were invited to participate in the Minnesota Music Educators Association (MMEA) All-State activities. The 2021 MMEA All-State will be a fully virtual All-State Festival to be held on three Saturdays in January and February this year.

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  • Musical Creativity Alive and Well at MWHS

    Music directors at Mound Westonka High School continue to create outlets for their students’ musical expression and creativity, despite being limited to distance learning.

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  • Nominations Now Open for 2021 Ann Bremer White Hawks Award

    Nominations will be accepted through Feb. 26 for the 2021 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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  • Students Host Collection Drives for WeCAN

    December is traditionally a time of giving for Westonka students and this year was no different. Despite the fact that students were involved in distance learning this year, students and staff at each school found a way for their schools to participate in the annual holiday drive for families served by Western Communities Action Network (WeCAN).

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  • MWHS Names Triple 'A' Award Winners

    Mound Westonka High School has chosen seniors Katherine Johnson and Mitchell Krebsbach to represent the school at the regional Triple “A” Awards banquet. A recognition ceremony for the state-wide winners will be held 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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