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  •  Grandview Students Celebrate at Winter Blast

    Grandview Students Celebrate at Winter Blast

    Grandview Middle School students celebrated the end of the semester at the Winter Blast on Jan. 27. The annual party, which featured a Winter Wonderland theme, 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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  •  GMS Students Win Future City Award

    GMS Students Win Future City Award

    The Future City Competition starts with a simple question: "How can we make the world a better place?" A total of 19 Grandview Middle School students participated in the course this year, with 10 of the students competing in the regional competition at Dakota County Technical College on January 21. Winning the award for Best Railway Infrastructure out of 40 statewide competitors was the team of seventh graders Tryggvi Carlson, Aidan Huesmann, Sophia Stanberry, and Annabelle Strege.

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  •  Engineering Regatta Features Cardboard Crafts

    Engineering Regatta Featured Cardboard Crafts

    While regattas are usually reserved for warmer weather, engineering students in the Project Lead the Way program at Mound Westonka High School launched their cardboard crafts into the MWHS pool Jan. 26 in the annual Engineering Regatta. A total of 14 boats created by 48 students competed in this year’s event.

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    Westonka Educators in the Running for Minnesota Teacher of the Year

    A pair of Westonka educators are among the 131 candidates for 2023 Minnesota Teacher of the Year. Angela LaJoy from Westonka Early Learning and Melissa Bray from Shirley Hills Primary School have accepted their nominations and completed the required materials to become eligible for the honor.

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  •  Shirley Hills PTA Provides Book Vending Machine

    Shirley Hills PTA Provides Book Vending Machine

    Eager readers at Shirley Hills Primary School now have the opportunity to earn a special golden coin to choose a book from the school’s new book vending machine. The ribbon cutting for the vending machine took place on Jan. 17.

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    Westonka Schools Celebrate Martin Luther King Jr.

    Westonka Public Schools students spent time this month reflecting on the words of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Although the holiday that celebrates the civil rights leader’s birthday was a no-school day for students, educators took opportunities during January to have students learn about Dr. King's work and his contributions to society.

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  •  Westonka Way Award winner Oscar Johnson

    Oscar Johnson Named January Winner of Westonka Way Award

    Mound Westonka High School paraprofessional Oscar Johnson has been named the January 2023 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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    Westonka DECA Advances 155 to State

    Westonka DECA will advance 155 students to this year’s state DECA competition, following a very competitive showing at the District III DECA Conference Jan. 8 at Jefferson High School in Bloomington.

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  •  MWHS Hosts WCC Honor Music Festival

    MWHS Hosts WCC Honor Music Festival

    Mound Westonka High School was proud to host the 10th Annual Wright County Conference (WCC) Honor Band and Honor Choir Festival on Jan. 7. About 160 students from 13 school districts were selected for the event, which featured some of the top music students in the conference.

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  •  MWHS Vocalists Selected for Dorian Festival

    MWHS Vocalists Selected for Dorian Festival

    Six Mound Westonka High School seniors were invited to take part in this year’s prestigious Dorian Vocal Festival, hosted by Luther College in Decorah, Iowa, Jan. 8-9. Seniors Robin Baker, Serenity Bownik, Rosy Gomez-Gonzalez, Connor Houston, Lydia Oliverson and Noah Wolf, along with choir director Kelly Newell, attended the festival.

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  •  MWHS Names 2022-23 Triple 'A' Award Winners

    MWHS Names 2022-23 Triple 'A' Award Winners

    Mound Westonka High School has chosen seniors Daniel Kaczanowski and Laura Sunnarborg 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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  •  Natalie Miner Named MWHS ExCEL Award Winner

    Natalie Miner Named MWHS ExCEL Award Winner

    Junior Natalie Miner has been selected as the Mound Westonka High School recipient of the Minnesota State High School League’s ExCEL Award. ExCEL—Excellence in Community, Education and Leadership—is a unique recognition program designed exclusively for Minnesota high school juniors who are active in school activities, show leadership qualities and demonstrate a strong commitment to community service.

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    Nominations Now Open for 2023 Ann Bremer White Hawks Award

    Nominations will be accepted through Feb. 24 for the 2023 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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  •  Grandview Lego Teams Compete in Tournament

    Grandview LEGO Teams Compete in Tournament

    Two teams of Grandview Middle School students competed in the High-Tech Kids FIRST LEGO League Regional Tournament on Dec. 11 at Holy Family Catholic Church. The FIRST Lego League, which introduces science, technology, engineering and math (STEM) to children through fun, exciting hands-on learning, is intended to be a feeder program for the successful robotics team at Mound Westonka High School.

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