Westonka News

  • November Facilities Update: 2016 Bond Projects

    Since breaking ground in May 2017, much progress has been made on the new Westonka Performing Arts Center and Westonka Activity Center at Mound Westonka High School. Both projects were made possible thanks to the community's support of a May 2016 bond referendum.

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  • Westonka Students Honor Veterans

    Across the district in November, lesson plans, activities and recognition focused on the wartime service and sacrifice of the men and women honored on Veterans Day.

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  • MWHS Band Celebrates Fall Accomplishments

    The Mound Westonka High School band program had much to celebrate this fall with a benefit concert, visiting musicians and student honor band participation.

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  • Grandview Students Go Wild for Minnesota Zoo Math Day

    Nearly 400 Grandview Middle School sixth- and seventh-grade students took part in Math Day at the Minnesota Zoo on Nov. 7. Math Day has been designed to inspire students in grades K-7 to learn more about how math is applied in the zoo workplace and to the world beyond, where animals live in their natural habitats.

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  • Westonka Announces 2017-2018 Building Teachers of the Year

    Westonka Education Minnesota kicked off American Education Week Nov. 13 by announcing the 2017-2018 building Teachers of the Year. Congratulations to this year's honored educators: June Heather Carver from Westonka Early Learning, Kim Collins from Hilltop Primary School, Jenny Naslund from Shirley Hills Primary School, Katie Rutledge from Grandview Middle School and Lisa Paul from Mound Westonka High School.

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  • Westonka Students Wear Orange for Unity Day

    Schools across the district were ablaze in orange Oct. 25 to celebrate Unity Day, a movement designed to bring everyone together to stand against bullying and be united for kindness, acceptance and inclusion. Each school in the Westonka district conducted activities throughout the month of October aimed at spreading kindness, promoting unity and combatting bullying.

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  • Shirley Hills Students Host 'Grandfriends'

    Nearly 600 special guests attended Grandfriends’ Day at Shirley Hills Primary School on Nov. 3. Grandfriends’ Day is a long-time tradition at Shirley Hills. Students are encouraged to invite an older friend or neighbor to attend if their grandparents live far away or are not able to attend the event.

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  • Pair of MWHS Students Selected to Sing at Carnegie Hall

    Mound Westonka High School junior vocalists Camryn Ess and Sarah Brammer recently learned that they have been selected to perform in the 2018 High School Honors Performance Series at Carnegie Hall in New York City in February 2018.

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  • Westonka Food Shelf and American Legion Partner to Serve Second Annual Thanksgiving Dinner

    The Westonka Food Shelf and The American Legion Post #398 are partnering to serve The Second Annual Thanksgiving Dinner for those families and individuals in our community who may be unable to prepare a Thanksgiving meal for themselves or may otherwise eat alone.

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  • Student Choice in the Westonka Personalized Learning Model

    This is the second in a series of four articles on Westonka’s Personalized Learning Model by Assistant Superintendent for Teaching and Learning Mark Femrite. Student choice in the Westonka Personalized Learning Model is intended to include the student in decision-making about how they will learn and how they will demonstrate their learning.

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  • MWHS Engineering and Robotics Program Continues to Grow

    Over the past six years, Mound Westonka High School has been developing a high school engineering program that addresses the growing need for careers in this field. On Friday, November 10, a Westonka Engineering Pork Chop Dinner and Silent Auction Fundraiser will be held at the Mound American Legion from 5 to 8 p.m. to support the program.

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  • MWHS Theatre Presents 'Sweet Charity'

    The Mound Westonka High School Theatre Department is proud to present "Sweet Charity" as this year’s fall musical Nov. 16-19. The shows start at 7:30 p.m. on Thursday, Nov. 16 through Saturday, Nov. 18, and at 2 p.m. on Sunday, Nov. 19.

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  • MWHS Wind Ensemble Performs Halloween Concerts

    Fully costumed for Halloween, members of the Mound Westonka High School Wind Ensemble performed a series of short Halloween concerts on Oct. 31 at Grandview Middle School and at Shirley Hills and Hilltop primary schools. They also visited Lake Minnetonka Shores, where they performed for a slightly older crowd.

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  • Westonka Bands to Host Holiday Boutique

    The Fifth Annual Westonka Bands Holiday Boutique will be held Saturday, Nov. 18, 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.

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  • Grandview Students Go All Out for Halloween

    Ghosts and goblins roamed the halls at Grandview Middle School on Oct. 28, when the school’s PTO sponsored the annual Halloween party for all students.

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