Mound-Westonka High School
Newsweek Magazine published its list Monday of America’s top schools for 2014, and nine Minnesota schools made the list of 500. Newsweek bases its school rankings on the institutions that do the best job of preparing their students for college.
There are several stories out there about students using the internet to tease and bully, but one west metro school is hoping to change that trend. Mound Westonka High School is using the internet to promote all the positive activities and accomplishments of its students through a blog called.” Every day, the demands of high school bring Alex Riffle and Courtney Simonson to the computer. But one assignment is getting most of their attention. “Today’s post is from a student that transferred from Minnetonka,” Riffle said. The blog is teaching these two seniors the importance of the written word, a lesson that’s also shared by the entire Mound Westonka community.
The activities director of Westonka Public Schools has resigned following the prolonged controversy over the suspension of a group of students following their “Harlem Shake” music video.
Emotions ran high Monday night at Mound Westonka High School where parents, students and community members gathered to listen to the superintendent after six hockey players were suspended for participating in a ‘Harlem Shake’ video film during lunch time with school permission.
Some students and parents at Mound Westonka High School are demanding the school’s athletic director, Dion Koltes, be fired.
Though Mound Westonka High School has reduced their punishment, a group of hockey players who were suspended for recording a dance in the school cafeteria say they’ve already lost something that can’t be recovered.
This week’s Community Spotlight takes us to Mound-Westonka High School, where a group of students has a true business plan for giving back.