Westonka News

  • Westonka Breaks Ground on New Community Facilities

    On the grassy knoll on the east side of Mound Westonka High School, ground was broken May 15 for the new Westonka Performing Arts Center and Westonka Activity Center.

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  • MWHS Bands Honor Seniors

    The May 15 spring band concert at Mound Westonka High School gave director Gretchen Chilson an opportunity to acknowledge 15 seniors for their hard work and dedication to band.

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  • Concert Choir and Madd Jazz to Perform

    The public is invited to the spring concert featuring Concert Choir and Madd Jazz on Monday, May 22, at 7:30 p.m. in the Mound Westonka High School Little Theater.

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  • Hilltop Transformed for Imagination Celebration

    On the evening of May 11, Hilltop Primary School shared a wide range of creative works during the Imagination Celebration. Held once every three years, the event included activities like the Scholastic Book Fair, spaghetti dinner, talent show, art auction, indoor mini-golf, art show and project displays.

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  • American Legion Names Boys and Girls State Representatives

    Seven Mound Westonka High School juniors have been selected by the Minnetonka American Legion Post 398 and Auxiliary in Mound to represent the Westonka community at the annual Boys and Girls State conventions.

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  • Children's Book Author Gordon Fredrickson Visits Hilltop

    Cyndi Loewen's students at Hilltop Primary School could hardly contain their excitement when author Gordon Fredrickson came to class on May 10 to check out their project and presentations based on his book "If I Were A Farmer: Nancy's Adventure."

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  • MWHS Senior is Back-to-Back Junior Olympic Gymnastics Champion

    Mound Westonka High School senior Shane Wiskus claimed his second consecutive title at the Men's Junior Olympic National Gymnastics Championships, which were held May 11-14 in Kissimmee, Florida.

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  • Corey Bulman is Minnesota Teacher of the Year

    Westonka Schools is proud to announce that Corey Bulman, who teaches English at Mound Westonka High School, has been named the 2017 Minnesota Teacher of the Year. "We are so proud of our teachers, and today we are thrilled for Corey Bulman," said Westonka Superintendent Kevin Borg. "Westonka families are well aware of the powerful impact Corey has with our students and now all of Minnesota will know, too."

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  • A Message from Westonka Foodies

    Westonka Food and Nutrition Services has important year-end meal account information for students and families.

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  • Hackbarth, Ogreen Crowned at MWHS Prom

    A total of 246 students channeled old Hollywood glamour at the Mound Westonka High School prom on May 6. The evening started with a Grand March at the high school, followed by the exciting coronation of Prom Queen Sienna Hackbarth and King Nate Ogreen.

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  • District Presents Ann Bremer White Hawks Awards, Names Teacher of the Year

    In front of a crowd of Westonka staff, school board members and community members gathered in the Mound Westonka High School Little Theater on May 5, MWHS English teacher Corey Bulman was named 2017 Westonka Public Schools Teacher of the Year. Also recognized at the morning ceremony were this year's building teachers of the year, as well as the recipients of the Ann Bremer White Hawks Award for community service, Robert Moulton, Jennifer Velarde and Howard Leopold.

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  • Long-Time Employees, Retirees Honored at Annual Banquet

    The Westonka School District honored seven dedicated employees who will be retiring this year at the annual Retiree and Years of Service Banquet May 3 at the Lafayette Club. Additionally, 22 Westonka employees were honored for their years of service to the school district.

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  • Groundbreaking May 15 for New Community Facilities

    The public is invited to a May 15 groundbreaking ceremony for the new Westonka Activity Center and Performing Arts Center at Mound Westonka High School. The event will begin at 5 p.m. in the MWHS Little Theater with a special presentation by Wold Architects and Engineers. Attendees will get the chance to experience a virtual tour of the new facilities before heading outside for the formal groundbreaking and refreshments.

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  • MWHS Seniors Receive $75K in Community Scholarships

    Mound Westonka High School hosted the annual Scholarship Awards Night on May 10, when grants worth over $75,000 were awarded to 43 members of the 2017 graduating class. A total of 51 scholarships were presented from 33 different donors.

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  • 'Beauty and the Beast, Jr.' Leaves Crowds Roaring for More

    Over 1,000 community members packed four performances of Disney’s "Beauty and Beast, Jr." at Grandview Middle School April 20-23. Produced by the Grandview Middle School Theater, the musical involved 107 students in the cast and crew.

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  • MWHS Bands Present Spring Concert

    The Mound Westonka High School Spring Band Concert will be held on Monday, May 15, at 7:30 p.m. in the MWHS gym. The Concert Band, Symphonic Band and Wind Ensemble will perform a variety of recognizable tunes.

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  • MWHS Earns Two 'Best in Site' Awards at Solo/Ensemble Contest

    Vocal and instrumental musicians from Mound Westonka High School had a great showing at the Region 2AA Solo/Ensemble Contest at Buffalo High School on April 21. MWHS musicians earned two “Best in Site” recognitions, and four performers earned perfect scores.

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  • MWHS Sophomore Selected for State Honor Band

    Mound Westonka High School sophomore Navin Thakurdial participated in the Minnesota Band Director’s Association (MBDA) Grade 9-10 Honor Band the weekend of April 22 and 23.

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  • Middle School Instrumentalists Perform in Contest

    Grandview Middle School instrumentalists in grades 5 through 7, as well as eighth-graders from Mound Westonka High School, competed in the West Metro Middle Level Solo and Ensemble Festival on April 29 at Wayzata Central Middle School. Westonka students also participated in the Jazz Band Festival for the first time.

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  • Third Quarter Distinguished Students Honored at MWHS

    Mound Westonka High School students who exhibited outstanding effort, citizenship and academic achievement for the third quarter of the 2016-2017 school year were honored at the quarterly Distinguished Student breakfasts at the high school April 20 and 21.

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  • MWHS Artists Shine in Section, Congressional Contests

    Student artists from Mound Westonka High School participated in two art competitions during the month of April. MWHS students submitted 18 artworks and earned 14 awards at the 2017 Section 2AA Visual Arts Festival on April 22. Additionally, 10 MWHS artworks were included in this year's Third District Congressional Art exhibit.

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  • MWHS Musicians Present Coffeehouse Jazz May 12 and 13

    Mound Westonka High School musicians will present Coffeehouse Jazz May 12 and 13 in the Fellowship Hall at St. John’s Church in Mound. The event will feature the Madd Jazz (jazz choir) and the MWHS jazz band, each performing traditional jazz and swing music, as well as modern popular music.

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