Grandview students get lesson on America

Grandview fifth-grade social study students were treated to a special presentation to wrap up their unit on the American Revolution last week. Fifth-grader James Glassman’s grandpa, Craig Whiting, is a member of the Sons of the American Revolution. Whiting organized a group of both Sons and Daughters of the American Revolution to put together a …

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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. The Westonka Foodies will be hosting a Free Summer Meals program again this year. …

Mound-Westonka band honors senior musicians

The May 13 spring band concert at MWHS 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. “Best wishes in your future endeavors!” Chilson introduced the MWHS band seniors: Andrew Abegglen, Carsten Doepnerhove, …

Westonka second-grader honored with anti-bullying award

Setting an example for her fellow students, second-grader Kaia Kallestad shows everyone in her life kindness, particularly her classmates. The Shirley Hills Primary School student was awarded the Faces of Change Award from PACER's National Bully Prevention Center at its May 22 Unity Awards banquet, according to a news release from the Westonka School District. …

Westonka District 277 Foundation awards $110K in scholarships

The Westonka District 277 Foundation awarded $110,000 in scholarships to Mound Westonka graduates this spring. Five seniors were awarded the Colonel Brown Memorial Scholarship. They were: Grace Elling (University of Minnesota — Twin Cities) , Sarah Jenkins (Aveda Institute, Minneapolis), Lauren Lachenmayer (College of Biological Services — University of Minnesota), Leandra O’Connell (University of Wisconsin …