District News

Fourth Grade Orchestra Informance

On Tuesday, January 30th the members of the WAPS 4th Grade Orchestra had their first informal performance, or Informance, for their parents and family members, at the WMS Auditorium. In this event students performed for their parents but also had the opportunity to show their parents how to hold their instruments and play a basic tune on open strings called, "Boogieman Boogie" by plucking the strings.

Donations Received for "Feed the Kids Fund"

Recently two events have been held to support this fund.  Tyler Olson, a former Winona Senior High School student, organized a breakfast at Pleasant Valley Church on January 12th, and raised $940. The Minnesota Bankers Association Leadership Academy, a group of 21 community bankers from across Minnesota, raised awareness and held fundraisers to support student meals. WAPS received $1,205 from these efforts for Feed the Kids Fund.

Foundation for Winona Area Public School December Grant

Review Games for Science WMS - $206

Education Purpose & Goals: To buy 3 sets of the following games: Candyland, Chutes & Ladders, and Jenga. This would provide  9 games or 4 students per game.  Games will be turned  into review games as another way to teach key concepts in the science class. In addition, 4 expansion packs for the Breakout Kits will be purchased to expand additional learning.

55th Annual Winona Model Legislature

On November 16th and 17th 47 Winona Senior High School and Winona Middle School students came together with students from Austin, Rushford, Cotter and Winona State for the 55th Annual Winona Model Legislature. During the event students participated in a mock version of the Minnesota State Legislature. Students were joined by Secretary of State Steve Simon for the opening ceremonies and was sworn by Secretary Simon and then elected a Governor, Lt. Governor, Speaker of the House, and President Pro Tempore of the Senate. 

WSHS Orchestra's Winter Concert and Silent Auction

Join WSHS Orchestra students as they perform their Winter Concert on Thursday, Nov. 30 at 7:30 p.m. in the WSHS Auditorium. Pieces being performed included Handel's Concerto Grosso No. 1 featuring senior student soloists. Selections from "The Nutcracker" will also be performed and the concert will end with "Let It Snow".
The WAPS Orchestra booster group "Strings In Motion" is sponsoring a Silent Auction in the WSHS Concourse starting before the concert at 6:45 p.m and finishing 15 minutes after the concert ends. Many great baskets and gift certificates will be auctioned as well as an adult bike valued at $150!

Congratulations to Jeremy Graves for daring to dream with the Tech Nest Drone Project!!

Jeremy Graves from the Winona Area Public Schools Tech Nest group wrote a Dare to Dream application to begin a Tech Nest Drone Project.  In Mr. Grave’s application, it notes that drones are increasingly becoming a part of everyday life and the market for their uses in society and education are increasing too.  The Tech Nest is looking to use the Drone’s aerial camera capabilities to create videos and clips for current LIVE stream and video production events.

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