Westonka News

  • Bowe Named November Winner of Westonka Way Award

    Grandview Middle School paraprofessional Kurt Bowe has been named the November recipient of the Westonka Way Award. New this year, the award celebrates non-licensed Westonka Schools staff members who go above and beyond for families, students and other staff — because that's the Westonka Way!

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  • Students Go 'Wild' for Math at the Zoo

    African penguins can dive as deep as 130 meters, which makes their heart rate drop 15 percent to conserve oxygen. If a penguin’s resting heart rate is 72 beats per minute, what is their deep dive heart rate? Nearly 400 Grandview Middle School sixth- and seventh-grade students discovered the answer to that question and many others at Math Day at the Minnesota Zoo on Nov. 6.

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  • Westonka Names 2018-2019 Building Teachers of the Year

    Westonka Education Minnesota kicked off American Education Week Nov. 13 by announcing the 2018-2019 building Teachers of the Year. Congratulations to this year's honored educators: Annemarie Brockopp from Westonka Early Learning, Theresa Schmidt from Hilltop Primary School, Scott Lhotka from Shirley Hills Primary School, Deb Castner from Grandview Middle School and Laura Hensley from Mound Westonka High School.

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  • Honor Bands Welcome MWHS Musicians

    Several Mound Westonka High School students participated in honor bands this fall. The students selected for each band were nominated by band director Gretchen Chilson, who enjoyed giving students the opportunity to perform new music in new ensembles with new conductors.

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  • NHS Hosts Successful Blood Drive

    The Mound Westonka High School National Honor Society partnered with Memorial Blood Centers to host a full-day blood drive on Nov. 1 at MWHS. NHS advisor Aurora Meunier said, “We were thrilled to collect 59 units of blood – the most since 2010!”

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  • Support the Westonka Foodies Angel Fund on Give to the Max Day

    Thursday, Nov. 15 is Give to the Max Day 2018. On this annual day of giving, please consider making a donation to support the Westonka Foodies Angel Fund, which is used to pay breakfast and lunch meal account charges for students who may otherwise go without food during the school day.

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  • Holiday Boutique to Benefit Westonka Bands

    The Sixth Annual Westonka Bands Holiday Boutique will be held Saturday, Nov. 17 from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. at Grandview Middle School. More than 40 vendors will be on hand with a unique array of gifts for your holiday shopping. Holiday music will be provided by Westonka band students. Treats and raffle prizes will be part of the fun.

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  • Shirley Hills Students Host 'Grandfriends'

    Over 500 special guests attended Grandfriends’ Day at Shirley Hills Primary School on Nov. 2. This popular event is always one of the highlights of the year for Shirley Hills students, staff and families. The event is called “Grandfriends’ Day” to encourage students to invite a friend or neighbor to come if their grandparents live far away or are not able to attend the event geared at the youngsters’ older friends.

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  • MWHS Seeks Veterans' Stories

    The past two years, students at Mound Westonka High School have provided an opportunity to showcase their community's veterans on the Veterans Day Wall of Honor. As we near Veterans Day on Nov. 11, students are looking forward to putting this project together again.

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  • Rotary Interact Club Service Project Supports U.S. Troops

    Deployed U.S. troops will receive some holiday cheer in the mail this winter thanks to the Mound Westonka Rotary Interact Club. Interact Club members worked with students from every Westonka school to create over 200 handmade cards that will be sent overseas through the Operation Gratitude program.

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  • Faculty Artwork on Display in PAC Gallery

    Members of the Westonka Public Schools K-12 Art Department installed on Oct. 26 a series of original artwork now on display at the new Westonka Performing Arts Center. There will be a reception on Nov. 8 from 5-7 p.m. in the PAC, where visitors will have the chance to view the artwork, talk with the artists and take in the beautiful new gallery space.

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  • Busy Week for MWHS Bands

    The Mound Westonka High School Pep Band was busy this week, performing both a benefit concert and the traditional Halloween concerts. The Oct. 29 concert at the new PAC raised nearly $1,400 for the Westonka Food Shelf, while the annual Halloween concerts offered some spooky entertainment for students in the younger grades, as well as residents of Lake Minnetonka Shores.

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