Westonka News

  • Education Commissioner Tours Westonka Classrooms

    After hearing about the innovative personalized learning work happening in Westonka Schools, Minnesota Education Commissioner Brenda Cassellius decided to see it for herself. On April 14, Cassellius paid a visit to classrooms at Mound Westonka High School and Hilltop Primary School.

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  • MWHS Musicians Explore the Big Easy

    The Mound Westonka High School Wind Ensemble and Concert Choir took part in a whirlwind educational and performance tour of New Orleans March 16-21. A packed itinerary included several performances by the two groups, along with lots of sightseeing.

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  • Corey Bulman Named Finalist for Minnesota Teacher of the Year

    Mound Westonka High School teacher Corey Bulman got a call from Education Minnesota last Friday, letting him know that he is a finalist for the state's top teaching award. Eleven finalists were chosen from an initial field of 132 exceptional candidates for 2017 Minnesota Teacher of the Year.

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  • JO Volleyball Ends Spring Season with Tourney Win

    The White Hawks U16 Junior Olympic volleyball team won the Northern Impact Tournament on April 9 to complete a great spring season of volleyball.

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  • Mystery Readers Join Shirley Hills Read-a-Thon

    There’s nothing better than curling up with a good book. And students at Shirley Hills Primary School did just that on April 7, when they donned comfy clothes or dressed up like their favorite book characters for the school’s annual Read-a-Thon event. Students spent special time reading that day and were asked to collect pledges for their efforts. Nearly $6,000 was raised, which will be used to enhance learning spaces within the school.

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  • Hilltop's Jump Rope for Heart Event Doubles Fundraising Goal

    Hilltop Primary School students wrapped up their Jump Rope for Heart event on March 17 and more than doubled their goal of $5,000, raising an incredible $10,194 for the American Heart Association (AHA). Thanks to the efforts of Team Hilltop, over 200 lives will be positively impacted by the generous donation.

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  • Mound Snowboarder Competes at National Championships

    Mound snowboarder Leo Leyva competed at the 2017 USA Snowboard and Freeski Association (USASA) National Championships held at Colorado's Copper Mountain April 1-6. Leyva, a fourth-grader at Hilltop Primary School, placed 10th in slopestyle in the Snowboard Grommet (8-9) Boys division. He also placed 14th in slalom and giant slalom and 26th in boardercross.

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  • Grandview Thespians Present 'Beauty and the Beast, Jr.'

    Grandview Middle School thespians are proud to present "Beauty and the Beast, Jr." April 20-23 on the middle school stage. Performances are at 7 p.m. on April 20-21 and at 2 p.m. on April 22 and 23. Tickets, available at the door, are $8 for adults and $5 for seniors/students. Tickets go on sale 45 minutes prior to each performance.

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  • Shirley Hills Singers Participate in Celebration for Young Musicians

    Fourteen fourth-grade students represented Shirley Hills Primary School at the 2017 Celebration for Young Musicians Music Festival on April 8. The students were chosen because they have demonstrated a high level of interest, skill and participation in music class.

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  • Register Today for the Westonka 5K FUNd Color Run

    Grab your friends and run, dance, skip or walk in Westonka's Third Annual 5K Color FUNd Run! Last year, over 1,300 students, parents and community members participated. All proceeds from the event benefit Westonka Schools' flexible learning initiatives.

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  • Westonka Future Problem Solvers Advance to International Competition

    The future is in good hands, if the results of the state Future Problem Solving competition are any indication. The Westonka Future Problem Solvers took part in the Minnesota State Bowl March 25 at Apollo High School in St. Cloud, where several outstanding presenters earned the right to compete at the Future Problem Solving Program International Conference in June.

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  • Westonka School District Receives 2017 School Finance Award

    Westonka Public Schools received the 2017 Minnesota Department of Education (MDE) School Finance Award. Westonka received this prestigious financial reporting honor for its 2015-16 fiscal year financial results.

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