A signing reception was held on Feb. 16 for 18 WMS students who were selected for the freshman class of AVID at Winona Senior High School. AVID stands for "Advancement Via Individual Determination," and is a college preparation program for students who are in the academic middle, but ready and determined to achieve at higher levels.
Madison’s SLIP program has been awarded a SEMAC (Southeastern Minnesota Arts Council) grant for an artist residency during the week of Februrary 19-23rd. This award provides a unique opportunity for the students to collaborate on a cultural and artistic project with a native Spanish-speaking artist
Congratulations to our Winona Senior High Triple A award winners Sarah Halverson and Austin Weatherhead!
A round of applause is also in order for the selected Triple A members Josha Bade, Austin Weatherhead, Griffin Wolner, Ambriel Jacobs, Abigail Larson, Sarah Halverson, Layna Rutkowski, and Sarah Beguin.
If you are eligible for free or reduced price lunches and are in grades 3-11, apply for a stipend to attend a summer academic enrichment program!
Congratulations to Elaina Fabian, AVID Scholar of the Quarter at WSHS. Elaina is in the 9th grade, and is well on her way to a successful high school career.
Winona Senior High School Boys Basketball team partnered with Sugarloaf Ford for a Drive One for you school fundraiser this past fall. During this event the Boys Basketball team earned $3,200
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.
Winterfest Court: Julie Walker, Rosena Bolduan, Alea Machajewski, Sarah Beguin and Bailey Ewing. Felix Armstrong, Lucas Harmon, Griffin Buswell, Just Obiofu
King: Evan Ferstl | Queen: Sara Broghammar
Check out all out students on the 2nd Quarter Honor Roll.
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.
WSHS Girls Basketball team hosted their 4th Annual “Salute to Service” night on January 27th. Each player on the team had the opportunity to invite a guest that has provided service to our community and country. This year the girls’ basketball team recognized twelve service men and women, thank you all for your service!
WAPS is proud to announce our preschool teacher Angela Hefel was awarded the Teacher of the Month by Leighton Broadcasting! One of her students nominated her because she is nice and always has a smile on her face!
Congratulations Angela, we are Winhawk Proud of you!
Makers Space IPad Grant- Goodview Elementary- $500
Vocabulary Development Grant- WMS- $400
Ashley for the Arts Humanitarian Award recognizes community individuals that go above and beyond for their community. This year’s award winner is Ray Felton.
Winona Senior High School Activities Department had over 100 volunteers that included parents, coaches and students during the 2017 Ashley for the Arts event.
Saturday, February 24, 2018, 6-10 pm at the Visions Event Center, 22852 County Road 17
$50 ticket covers welcome drink, appetizers, dinner and dessert
Semi-casual attire; jeans are welcome
Social Hour 6-7 pm, meal at 7 pm with awards and events to follow
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.
Lily Compton, Morgan Rinn, and Viggo Smith, 8th grade students at Winona Middle School, were selected to participate in the State 7-8 Girls’ and State 7-8 Boys’ Honor Choirs of the American Choral Directors Association of Minnesota.
Winona Senior High School Student Council collected $1,260.00 and 300 pounds of food during their 10 Days of Giving.
Thank you to all the students and community members that donated, we belong to a wonderful community!!
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.
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!
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.
Celebrate Minnesota football in the 2017 Minnesota High School All Star Game on Saturday, December 9. See the state's best high school football players take the field at U.S. Bank Stadium. Tickets for adults are $16, children 13-17 years old are $8 and kids 12 and younger are free.
Foundation for WAPS November Grants
Congratulations to the following for being accepted as an Ambassadors!
Congratulations to Aurora Magnuson, a freshman at WSHS, who has been named AVID Scholar of the Quarter. This award goes to a student who shows excellence in academics, leadership, and individual determination to succeed.
Congratulations to Laney for signing with Bemidji State University Women's Tennis team! Winona Senior High School has enjoyed watching you grow as academically and athletically, we wish you the best of luck in your future!
On behalf of the WAPS School Board and staff, I want to thank the community for their participation in the bond referendum. Although this referendum didn’t pass, the school district needs to move forward with determining a long-range plan that addresses our facilities and operational costs.
Congratulations to our Winona Senior High School boys Cross Country team! They are headed to state after qualifying Thursday in the MSHSL Section 1AA meet at the Brooktree Golf Course.
The Winona Middle School teacher thought she was just attending the all school assembly this morning to help promote kindness. Little did she know the spotlight would be turned to her. Mrs. Amber Mlynczak was surprised with the Winona Teacher of the Year.