Westonka News

  • Westonka Friends of the Arts to Present 'A Day of the Arts'

    The Westonka Friends of the Arts are thrilled to be supporting this summer’s production of “The Music Man” and look forward to introducing it to the community as part of a special event. A Day of the Arts, focusing on a broad range of music styles, including musical theater, will be presented from 1:45 to 5 p.m. Saturday, July 13, at the Westonka Performing Arts Center.

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  • Shirley Hills Recognized for Achieving Positive Student Outcomes

    Shirley Hills Primary School has been recognized for achieving Positive Behavioral Interventions and Supports (PBIS) Sustaining Exemplar status through the Minnesota Department of Education. Shirley Hills was one of only 71 schools in the state recognized this year for completing PBIS implementation and continuing to achieve positive student outcomes.

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  • Fourth-Graders Make Memories at Wolf Ridge

    In what has become a rite of passage, Westonka's fourth-grade students, along with a group of staff and parents, recently spent an exciting week at the Wolf Ridge Environmental Learning Center in Finland, Minnesota. This year, Shirley Hills students visited Wolf Ridge May 13-17, while Hilltop fourth-graders made the trip May 20-24.

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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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  • 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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  • 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 Names Teacher of the Year, Honors District Volunteers

    During an evening ceremony May 1 at the Lafayette Club, Grandview Middle School teacher Dr. Deb Castner was named 2019 Westonka Public Schools Teacher of the Year. Also recognized were this year's building teachers of the year, as well as the recipients of the Ann Bremer White Hawks Award for community service, Lynne Robertson and John and Judy Lewman.

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  • Westonka Staff Honored at Retiree and Years of Service 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 1 at the Lafayette Club. Additionally, 30 Westonka employees were honored for their years of service to the school district.

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