Westonka News

  • Get a Birdseye View of Westonka's New Community Facilities, Opening Fall 2018

    Follow a drone as it travels over and inside the Westonka Performing Arts Center and Westonka Activity Center construction sites. We are grateful for the community's support of a 2016 bond referendum that made these facilities a reality. Both are scheduled to open for students and the public this fall.

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  • MWHS Celebrates Second Quarter Success

    Mound Westonka High School students and staff combined the 100th day of school and the second quarter celebrations at a school-wide assembly on Feb. 13. Students celebrated 100 years of Westonka Schools by participating in School Spirit and Throwback Dress-Up Day and a trivia contest centered on the district’s centennial.

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  • Support Team Westonka in the Polar Plunge

    Team Westonka is taking the Polar Plunge on March 10. Learn how you can participate or support a plunger.

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  • Don't Miss the Biggest Band Event of the Year

    Over 350 students in grades 5-12 are gearing up for the biggest band event of the year. The Westonka All-District Band Concert will be held Sunday, March 4 at 2 p.m. in the MWHS gym. At this special concert, the audience will get to hear the music progress from the simplicity of first-year band students' notes to a challenging and inspiring Wind Ensemble performance.

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  • Jessy Cai Named National Merit Finalist

    Jessy Cai, a Mound Westonka High School senior, has been named a finalist in the 63rd annual National Merit Scholarship Program and will compete for more than 7,500 scholarships offered to National Merit finalists.

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  • Hometown Crowd Welcomes Minnesota Teacher of the Year Corey Bulman

    Mound Westonka High School English teacher and current Minnesota Teacher of the Year Corey Bulman presented to Westonka students, staff and community members on Feb. 15. Watch the video of his powerful presentation.

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  • Alumni Profile: Super Bowl's 'Mr. Hospitality' Reece Anderson

    He was known as “Mr. Hospitality” and the “Go-To Guy” for events leading up to Super Bowl LII, but to those who remember him from his time at Mound Westonka High School, he’s Reece Anderson. The 2005 MWHS graduate served as the main liaison with businesses and the NFL during the 10-day Super Bowl festival earlier this month.

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  • MWHS Vocalists Perform at Carnegie Hall

    New York City’s Carnegie Hall is known as the most prestigious concert stage in the United States. With its own artistic programming, development and marketing departments, Carnegie Hall presents about 250 world-class performances each season. Mound Westonka High School junior vocalists Sarah Brammer and Camryn Ess got to experience the venue first-hand in February after being invited to perform in the 2018 High School Honors Performance Series.

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  • Shirley Hills Hosts Successful Carnival

    Shirley Hills Primary School hosted another successful carnival on Feb. 9 that brought Shirley Hills families and the community together to enjoy a festival of games and excitement. The event, planned by the PTA, is the school’s biggest fundraiser each year.

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  • Westonka Schools Celebrates 100th Day of 100th Year

    This week on Feb. 13, Westonka students and staff marked the 100th day of the 100th year of the school district. Each school commemorated the milestone in its own way. Activities included quizzes on the district's 100-year history, "throwback" concessions prices at the varsity basketball game and students dressed like everything from 100-year-olds to hippies!

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  • Empty Bowls Fundraiser at MWHS Raises $2K for Families in Need

    The Westonka Foodies teamed up with Western Communities Action Network (WeCAN) on Feb. 8 for an Empty Bowls fundraiser at Mound Westonka High School. The event raised nearly $2,000, which will help provide meals to families in need in the Westonka community.

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  • MWHS Honors Quarter 2 Distinguished Students

    Mound Westonka High School students who exhibited outstanding effort, citizenship and academic achievement for the second quarter of the 2017-2018 school year were honored at the quarterly Distinguished Student Breakfast at the high school on Feb. 8.

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  • Westonka Future Problem Solvers Advance to State

    Four teams from Grandview Middle School represented nearly half of the nine teams that were invited to participate in the state Future Problem Solving competition. Another team from Mound Westonka High School, as well as three individuals, also qualified for the state contest following the regional competition Jan. 27 in Wayzata.

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  • Grandview Student Helps Build Bookcases for Former Kindergarten Teacher

    When Leanna Koepp transitioned this year from teaching kindergarten to fourth grade language arts at Shirley Hills Primary School, she was on the lookout for furniture to fit her new classroom. On a whim, Koepp decided to reach out one of her former students, Andrew Colestock, now a fifth-grader at Grandview Middle School, to see if anyone in his Cub Scout troop would be interested in building a bookshelf.

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  • 2018 Hilltop Science Fair is Largest Ever

    How do babies see colors differently? Which animals are the fastest? Which materials retain heat the longest? Which foods best fuel plant growth? The answers to these and many other interesting questions could be found at the annual Hilltop Primary School Science Fair on Feb. 1.

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  • MWHS Rotary Interact Club Runs Successful 'Stick It To Hunger' Event

    The Mound Westonka High School Rotary Interact Club organized an event on Jan. 28 called "Stick It To Hunger," a four-on-four hockey tournament to raise money for the Westonka Food Shelf.

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  • Student Senate Presents Seaside Sadies Luau at MWHS

    Get together your tropical wear and put on your shades because Mound Westonka High School is going seaside for Sadies this year! The 2018 Sadie Hawkins dance, presented by Student Senate, will take place on Saturday, Feb. 10. The dance is open to all MWHS students grades 9-12.

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  • All Aboard for the Fourth Annual MWHS Engineering Regatta

    Project Lead the Way engineering students took part in the fourth annual Mound Westonka High School Engineering Regatta on Jan. 25. The popular event drew a crowd to the high school pool.

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  • Westonka Schools Will Mark 100th Day of 100th Year

    Feb. 13, 2018, marks the 100th day of the school year, but even more significantly, it marks the 100th day of the 100th year of school in what is now known as the Westonka School District. Each school in the district plans to celebrate the milestone in its own way.

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  • TV's Hercules Kevin Sorbo Returns to MWHS

    Mound Westonka High School had its own celebrity sighting during Super Bowl week when Herculean actor Kevin Sorbo came to town. Sorbo, a 1977 MWHS graduate, returned to his alma mater on Feb. 1 as part of the Westonka School District’s yearlong centennial celebration.

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  • Shirley Hills Students Collect Pennies for Patients

    During the month of January, students at Shirley Hills Primary School partnered with the Leukemia & Lymphoma Society to collect "Pennies for Patients." The school exceeded its initial goal of $6,000 by raising $6,400.

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  • Bring the Whole Family to the Shirley Hills Carnival Feb. 9

    Shirley Hills Primary School invites the Westonka community to participate in one of the school's biggest fundraisers of the year! The Shirley Hills Carnival and Silent Auction will take place Friday, Feb. 9, from 5 to 9 p.m.

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