Westonka News

  • Celebrate Father's Day Weekend at the PAC with 'The World of Roy Orbison'

    Enjoy a special Father’s Day weekend Roy Orbison tribute show June 15 at the Westonka Performing Arts Center. In "The World of Roy Orbison," Bobby K beautifully duplicates Orbison's four-octave voice. You'll think you're hearing and seeing Roy Orbison himself!

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  • Shirley Hills Second-Grader Earns Statewide Anti-Bullying Award

    Shirley Hills Primary School second-grader Kaia Kallestad received a statewide honor this week from PACER’s National Bullying Prevention Center for helping to make the world a kinder place. She was presented with the 2019 Faces of Change Award at PACER’s Unity Awards banquet, which was held May 22 in Bloomington.

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  • Super Hero Safer Tweens Class Offered

    Western Communities Action Network (WeCAN) will host a free Super Hero Kids™ Safer Tweens Training for kids in fourth- through sixth-grade and their parent on Tuesday, June 18, from 5:00 to 6:30 p.m.

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  • MWHS Bands Honor Senior Members

    The May 13 spring band concert at Mound Westonka High School gave director Gretchen Chilson an opportunity to acknowledge 17 seniors for their hard work and dedication to band. “Thank you for your leadership and dedication to our band program,” said Chilson.

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  • Fifth-Graders Study American Revolution

    Fifth-grade social studies students at Grandview Middle School were treated to a special presentation to wrap up their unit on the American Revolution last week.

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  • Free Summer Meals Offered to Students

    For most kids, summer means carefree days. But for some children, no school means wondering where their next meal is coming from. Several local organizations are teaming up this summer to make sure kids have access to healthy and nutritious meals.

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  • Westonka 5K FUNd Run Canceled

    Due to inclement weather, the Westonka 5K FUNd Run scheduled for Saturday, May 18, is NOW CANCELED. Those who registered for the event should pick up their event packets and T-shirts today, Friday, May 17, from 3 to 7 p.m. at the north entrance of Mound Westonka High School.

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  • Westonka Summer Institute to Return to Costa Rica in 2020

    Westonka Summer Institute, the district’s credit-bearing immersion program, will return to Costa Rica in the summer of 2020. Mound Westonka High School chemistry and physics teacher Sarah Morinville will lead the WSI Costa Rica Experience June 5-20, 2020, in partnership with Seeds of Change, Inc.

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  • Year-End Meal Account Information from Westonka Foodies

    Effective Monday, May 20, all negative balance meal accounts must be paid in full and remain with a positive balance until the end of the school year.

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  • Shirley Hills Fourth in State in 'Pennies for Patients' Fundraiser

    Congratulations to Shirley Hills Primary School students, staff and families for collecting the fourth-highest amount of the more than 850 Minnesota schools that participated in the “Pennies for Patients” campaign this year. As an incentive to donate, Principal Scott Eidsness agreed to camp out on the roof of the school, and he invited Shirley Hills families to join the campout.

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  • Westonka DECA Sends Large Contingent to International Conference

    Mound Westonka High School sent 19 students to the 2019 DECA International Career Development Conference in Orlando, where over 22,000 business and marketing students competed for elusive glass trophies, each recognizing a Top 3 placement in the world. MWHS had the second-highest contingent of Internationals competitors of any Minnesota school this year.

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  • Lissa Harvey Named May Winner of Westonka Way Award

    Mound Westonka High School special education paraprofessional Lissa Harvey has been named the May 2019 recipient of the Westonka Way Award. New this school 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 Receive $190K in Scholarships

    Mound Westonka High School hosted the annual Scholarship Awards Night on May 8, when 57 scholarships worth over $190,000 in scholarship money from 40 different donors were awarded to 49 members of the 2019 graduating class.

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  • MWHS Spring Choir Concert is May 20

    The public is invited to the spring concert featuring the Mound Westonka High School choirs on Monday, May 20, at 7:30 p.m. in the Westonka Performing Arts Center. “Sounds of Humanity” is the theme of the concert, where you will discover the strength and resilience of the human spirit through the power of song.

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  • MWHS Artists Exhibit Work in Congressional Contest

    Ten Mound Westonka High School artists represented their school at the 2019 3rd Congressional District Art Competition in April. U.S. Rep. Dean Phillips invited each high school in the district to select 10 artworks to be included in this prestigious exhibit.

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  • Fifth-Grade Math Masters Earn Honors at State

    The Grandview fifth-grade Math Masters competed in state-wide competition in Prior Lake on May 3, where all four teams finished in the top 10. For the first time, Grandview took home first-place honors, as well as fifth, seventh and 10th-place awards in the team competition.

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  • Student Senate Hosts 15th Dodgeball Tournament

    Mound Westonka High School Student Senate hosted the 15th and final White Hawks Dodgeball Tournament this year. The tournament, which included 13 teams, was held on April 24 in the MWHS gym. All MWHS students, staff, and parents were invited to participate. The Student Senate hopes to host a first-ever Survivor Week next year.

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  • Queen Lily and King Shane Crowned at Prom

    Mound Westonka High School juniors and seniors were invited to step “Into the Woods” for Prom 2019 on Saturday, May 4. Student Senate worked for months designing, painting, crafting and building a set to transform the MWHS gym into a walk through the woods. Families, friends, and students filled the bleachers to watch the grand march and coronation, which culminated with the crowning of Prom Queen Lily Ness and Prom King Shane Stevenson.

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  • MWHS Spring Band Concert is May 13

    The Mound Westonka High School Spring Band Concert will be held on Monday, May 13, at 7:30 p.m. in the Westonka Performing Arts Center. The concert will feature the Concert Band, Symphonic Band and Wind Ensemble.

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  • Hilltop Students Host Fine Arts Night

    Hilltop Primary School’s second- and fourth-graders participated in the Spring Fine Arts Night on April 30, which featured grade level music concerts and artwork displays at the new Westonka Performing Arts Center.

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