Westonka News

  • Quarter 2 Distance Only Registration Open Oct. 5-19

    Registration for the Distance Only Option through Westonka Public Schools for the second quarter of the 2020-21 school year will open on Monday, October 5, 2020, and will close at noon on Monday, October 19, 2020. All families who are choosing the Distance Only Option for quarter 2 need to register in Skyward Family Access. This includes students who chose the Distance Only Option for quarter 1.

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  • Nominations Open for 2021 Westonka Teacher of the Year

    Westonka Education Minnesota is excited to present the Westonka Teacher of the Year program. WEM will be collecting nominations from staff, students, parents and community members. Nominations for the 2020-2021 award are now open and must be submitted by Friday, Oct. 30.

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  • WeCAN to Host Annual Coat Drive

    As you begin to prepare your wardrobe for upcoming cooler weather, please consider saving your clean, gently used winter coats and snow pants for WeCAN’s annual Coat Drive. Collection boxes will be located at Hilltop and Shirley Hills Primary Schools and Grandview Middle School through Oct. 14. Collection boxes are located in the entryways of each school.

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  • Cities of Mound, Orono Reallocate CARES Act Funds to Support Local Schools

    The City of Mound and the City of Orono both recently passed resolutions authorizing the reallocation of local Coronavirus Relief Funds to the Westonka School District. On Sept. 14, the City of Orono allocated $105,584 in CARES Act funds to Westonka Schools, and on Sept. 22 the City of Mound approved $500,000 in additional funds to support the district.

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  • Student Senate Committed to School Pride

    Mound Westonka High School Student Senate has begun its work for the school year and is looking forward to creating school pride and spirit no matter what this year brings.

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  • Westonka Welcomes New Teachers

    Westonka Public Schools is proud to welcome several new teachers to the district for the 2020-2021 school year.

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  • District Receives Donation of Over 1,500 Face Shields

    In addition to Chromebooks and classroom materials, Westonka Public Schools was tasked this summer with quickly acquiring a new type of school supply: personal protective equipment. This included stockpiling face masks, which are required in all Minnesota school buildings this fall, as well as face shields, which are primarily used as eye protection for the wearer. Prior to the start of school, Westonka parent Charlie Schupp and Woodchuck Medical contacted Westonka Schools with a generous offer to donate over 1,500 student face shields.

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  • Q&A with Minnesota DECA President Katie Clarke

    Mound Westonka High School senior Katie Clarke was recently named state president of Minnesota DECA. This is only the second time in school history that a Westonka DECA member has been appointed to the state office. Clarke answered some questions about her new role and how this unprecedented year will influence her time in office.

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  • American Indian Parent Advisory Committee Forms for 2020-21

    Westonka Public Schools is forming a new American Indian Parent Advisory Committee (AIPAC) for the 2020-21 school year. Per Minnesota statute, a school district in which there are 10 or more American Indian students enrolled must establish an American Indian education parent advisory committee. The purpose of the AIPAC is to develop a deeper awareness and understanding of the academic and social-emotional needs of the district's American Indian student population.

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  • MWHS Band Brightens Day at Harrison Bay

    Members of the Mound Westonka High School band kicked off the school year with a special event at Harrison Bay Senior Living on August 28. About 50 band members and family members drew chalk murals in the parking lot of the senior living facility. The drumline, who had participated in a percussion camp the previous week, also performed as residents of the facility watched from their windows.

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  • USDA School Meal Waiver Extended

    Students of Westonka Public Schools will have multiple ways to access meals this fall, depending on their grade level and learning model choice. Due to an extension of the USDA School Meal Waiver announced Aug. 31, Westonka is able to offer all student meals free of charge.

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  • Welcome Back from Your District Nurse

    Westonka Public Schools District Nurse and COVID-19 Health Coordinator Kelly Mattson has information, tips and great resources to help your family prepare for the start of school.

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