• Drama

    The drama dept. produces a musical and a play each school year. Musical cast members repeatedly win SpotLight Awards for their performances.

  • Technology

    This year, each MWHS eighth-grader received a Google Chromebook to use at school at home. By 2015-2016, all MWHS students will be 1:1 with Chromebooks.

  • Marching Band

    Every fall, the MWHS band turns into a marching band to lead the homecoming parade from Hilltop Primary School up County Road 110 to the high school.

  • Celebration Assemblies

    Held four times a year, Celebrations Assemblies reward students for good grades, self-improvement & perfect attendance.

  • Distinguished Students

    Each quarter MWHS recognizes standout students who excel in the classroom. The students are nominated by their teachers who submit essays about their achievements.

  • Global Immersion

    Westonka offers 3 amazing, 2-week Summer Institute programs: China & global business, Costa Rica & earth sciences, and Peru & ancient civilizations.

  • Athletics

    The MWHS-Holy Family girls swim & dive team celebrated a remarkable, undefeated season last year. MWHS sent four swimmers to state!

  • Languages

    Four levels of Spanish and Mandarin are offered. College-in-Schools Spanish is also available for college credit through the U of M.

  • Fine Arts

    MWHS artists received one Gold Key, two Silver Keys and six Honorable Mention awards in the 2014 Minnesota Scholastic Art Awards.

  • Sciences

    Science is the process of investigating and solving problems! From Earth Science to Honors Chemistry and AP Physics, we offer a challenge for every student.

  • TV & News Production

    Students produce and present the daily announcements show Wake Up Westonka in this course. Students create live and recorded broadcasts and video features.

  • Concert Choir

    Members of Mound Westonka's choirs perform an annual holiday concert.

  • Exchange Students

    Mound Westonka is the host to seven students from around the world for the 2013-14 school year.

  • Link Crew

    Junior & senior Link Crew leaders help incoming eighth- and ninth-grade students transition to high school as part of the MWHS Link Crew & Advisory.

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National Honor Society
The National Honor Society (NHS) is the nation's premier organization established to recognize outstanding high school students. More than just an honor roll, NHS serves to honor those students who have demonstrated excellence in the areas of Scholarship, Leadership, Service, and Character.

Four main purposes have guided chapters of NHS from the beginning: "To create enthusiasm for scholarship, to stimulate a desire to render service, to promote leadership, and to develop character in the students of secondary schools." (from the NHS Constitution). These purposes also translate into the criteria used for membership selection in each local chapter.

Members of the junior and senior class who have achieved a cumulative scholastic grade point average of at least a 3.5 on a 4.0 scale may be invited to apply for provisional membership of National Honor Society during the first quarter of the school year. Candidates will then be evaluated on the basis of scholarship, service, leadership, and character when being considered for admittance.

Both NHS candidates’ and initiated members’ course work shall reflect that which is regarded as college preparatory. Candidates and members must be enrolled in the suggested courses in at least 3 of the 4 core subject areas for the entire academic year.  Please see the registration manual for such courses. Those enrolled in additional rigorous courses, such as AP Drawing and College in the Schools Spanish, will appear as stronger candidates in the application process.

Announcements
3/28 Meeting Notes:
Sign up for highway clean up below (dates and times on sign up sheet)

Q4 Hours are due 5/12 at 3pm!  There are lots of opportunities posted here!


See Mr. Lenz or Ms. Gravelle with any questions.

Service Opportunities
For Q4 Hours:
Help out at the Hilltop Imagination Celebration.  There are various dates and time slots to sign up for so follow the link below to sign up for a job and time slot.

2014 Imagination Celebration Sign Up Genius

What:  Shirley Hills Carnival
Where:  Shirley Hills Elementary School
When:  April 26th 11am-1pm or 1pm-3pm
Contact: Angela Darst at angeladarst@gmail.com 

Shirley Hills Carnival Sign Up

What:  March for Babies
Where:  Como Park, St. Paul
When:  April 26th 7am-2pm (You choose your shift within this time frame)
Contact:  Mr. Lenz or Ms. Gravelle for signup information
Get NHS Updates and Reminders!
Sign up for updates and reminders regarding NHS and related events. Text "@NHSadvisors" to 23559 to receive these reminders. Standard charges and data rates apply.
Contacts
+ Gravelle, Crystal
+ Lenz, Matthew
Click on name to see details.

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