Winona Area Public Schools (WAPS) Key Kids program, in partnership with Winona Volunteer Services, is pleased to host three Children’s dental health clinics this summer. The clinics will be held on July 17, July 26 and August 2, 2018 at the Winona Middle School, 1570 Homer Road.
Winona Senior High School students in Susan Larsen’s Spanish 4 classes worked in collaboration with Gunderson Lutheran Global Partners to help create 47 books for the children in Matagalpa, Nicaragua.
Peerless Chain activities committee donated $461.46 to WAPS Feed the Kids Fund.
Aaliyah Parker, a freshman at WSHS, was recognized as Scholar of the Quarter by the AVID College Prep Program on Wed., June 6.
The Winona Middle School 7th and 8th Grade Choir participated in the "Trills and Thrills Music Festival" at Highland Park High School and Valleyfair in the Twin Cities on Friday, May 18th.
WSHS 2017-2018 Highlight Video
Winona Middle School 8th grade students visited Winona home of Paul Schollmeier and Chris Meyer last week to learn about home energy efficiencies, solar energy, and sustainable living.
As we are getting close to the end of the 2017-18 school year, WAPS recommends updating your child's student information for the 2018-2019 school year.
Winona Area Public Schools is offering free breakfast and lunch meals during the week for kids 18 years old and under beginning June 11. With funding support from the USDA Summer Food Service Program, we want kids to receive meals they need to learn, play and grow.
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Winona Area Public Schools has (3) openings for community members to serve on the Curriculum Advisory Committee.
The 2018 Special Athletic Track and Field Competition will be take place on Friday, May 18th at Paul Giel Field (SMU Fieldhouse in case of rain) in Winona, MN.
Winona Area Public Elementary Schools joined schools around the country to celebrate National Walk/Bike to School Day on May 9th, 2018.
On May 3, 2018, the Winona Area Public Schools Board of Education voted to move Pre-K-4th grade last day of school from Thursday, June 7th to Wednesday June 6th, 2018.
Mrs. Scott’s kindergarten class participated in Make Someone’s Day Yellow were she taught her students about kindness and how it can make a difference!
Winona Area Public Schools (WAPS) held its first meeting of the 2018 Community Facility Task Force on Facilities on May 8, 2018.
The AVID College Prep team at WSHS wrapped up their community service project Friday, May 4, by giving away about 200 t-shirts. The collection of t-shirts was orchestrated by AVID College Prep students over the last month. This past Friday, the class set out tables in front of Winona Senior High School, and simply gave the shirts away to anyone who wanted one.
Winona Senior High School Drama is preforming Miss Electricity on May 18th and 19th starting at 7:00pm at Winona Senior High School Auditorium. Tickets can be purchased before performance at the WSHS Activities Office or at the door. Tickets are $7.00 for Adults and $3.00 for students.
Winona Area Public Schools is pleased to announce Dr. Sarah Knudsen as the new Director of Special Education and Emily Solheid as the new Director of Human Resources.
The “World Market… A Global Event” campaign raised $56,000 for Academics, Arts, Athletics & Activities.
Thane Stark-Cessna and Faith Meyers are 5th grade students who were chosen by Evolve as the WMS Students of the Week.
Miller Mentoring celebrated with our students, mentors, families, and all our our great supporters at our Annual Family Dinner. It's also a night to honor our graduating seniors and award our scholarships.
WSHS Student Council is excited to present a variety of short films by students at the WSHS Film Festival.
Three Winona students have been honored by Minnesota State PTA for achievement in the 2018 National PTA Reflections arts in education program.
Freshman Emma Pallaske was recognized as AVID Scholar of the Quarter on Tues., April 17.
Winona Senior High School AVID class is accepting t-shirt donations for their upcoming t-shirt exchange. The community is welcomed to donate clean, gently used t-shirts adult size small to plus sizes. T-shirt donations can be dropped off at Winona Senior High School office by May 1st, 2018.
As a Minnesota Reading Corps literacy tutor, you can help change this statistic and the lives of struggling readers. As the nation’s largest state AmeriCorps program, we are recognized because our tutors are getting results with the students they serve and are helping to ensure that all children are successful readers by the end of third grade.
Tuesday, April 10th Representative Walz visited Winona Senior High School American Government class.
Sanborn Canoe Company shows Jefferson Elementary Kindergarten students how canoe paddles are made.
Over 150 WAPS elementary students proudly shared their research projects with their families, peers and community members. Winona Area Public Schools 2nd through 4th grade students had the opportunity to participate in the Elementary Project Fair on April 10th.
We are looking for homestays that would last about 4/5 months. Generally from late August to January or January to early June. If your family is interested fill out the following form: https://goo.gl/forms/0xyxVfHzqcknuxn62
As of April 1, 2018, Minnesota’s suicide prevention and mental health crisis texting services are now available 24 hours a day, seven days a week.
On March 29, 2018, the Winona Area Public Schools (WAPS) Board of Education voted to consolidate elementary schools. This will change attendance boundaries for the 2018-2019 school year for many elementary students.
Inspirational speaker, Tasha Schuh shared her personal tragedy story that moved Winona Middle School students to find their purpose, control their attitude and embrace transformative hope.
Winona Senior High School Social Studies teacher John Bartholow has been awarded a full scholarship to Colonial Williamsburg High School Teacher Institute.
Hannah Sheridan, a 9th grader in the WSHS Orchestra, was selected and recently performed with the Minnesota Middle Level Honors Orchestra.
Fuel Up to Play 60 event offered WSHS students to try new menu items, explore BetterYouHF app and sign up to become a Fuel up to Play 60 member!
This is a fun 6 part parenting program full of stories, laughs, and skills designed to give you practical skills that can be used immediately. Invest back into your family and up the odds that we raise our children to be successful adults.
Winona Middle School and Winona Senior High School students attended Concordia Language Village Camps in Bemidji, Minnesota February 2-4, 2018 for German and Spanish language immersion experience. Both villages are designed to appear as a they would in Germany or a Spanish speaking country, giving Winona students the opportunity to practice what they are learning in their language classes in a real-life environment with native and heritage speakers.
For the month of March, our K-12 student’s work is displayed at the Winona Mall, Blue Heron Coffeehouse, Winona National Bank, Home Federal Bank and Minnesota Marine Art Museum during regular business hours.
Winona Senior High School student Austin Weatherhead was chosen to be 1 out of 1,500 students to participate in the All State Music Ensemble. Out of the 1,500 students, Austin was the only drum set player selected! Friday, February 23rd Austin played at the Minneapolis Convention Center as part of the All State Band.
Winhawk Wrestling has (3) individuals that qualified for state after individual sectionals.
Winhawks Swim and Dive team broke five meet records, six pool records, four school records and have nine individuals that qualified for state.
Since the W-K Reading Program has been established, the kindergarten class was able to start their guided reading groups in October versus January of last year. This is helpful, as the students are exposed to the core material at kindergarten level, but then they work on the skills they need in a variety of ways.
Big 9 Music Festival - $5000
WMS- Speaker Tasha Schuch- $500
5th Grade MN Zoo/IMAX Field Trip- $2304.05
Writer’s Conference WSU – WMS $868.97
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!
On February 6th members of the Winona Middle School 7th and 8th Grade Orchestras attended a Minnesota Orchestra "Young People's Concert."
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!
Winona Middle School students has been exploring and learning about Mount Everest and to close the unit, Eric Barnard from WSU discussed his adventures with rock climbing. Eric has been rock climbing since he was 19 years old. He has climbed over 50 mountains including the Kingfisher in Utah as well as exploring mountains in Europe, Alaska and Canada.
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.
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.
Our thoughts and support go out to Kaya Cyert’s family and friends. To help students through the grieving process counselors and mental health professionals are available to meet with students individually and in groups.
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!
Ranger Ed visit Winona Middle School 6th grade classes. The students learned about many animals in our region and even got to touch several pelts! Thank you Ranger Ed for giving our students this opportunity!
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.
Thirty-four Winona Senior High students were inducted into the Tertulia Chapter of the Sociedad Honoraria Hispanica (Spanish Honor Society) part of the AATSP (American Association of Teachers of Spanish and Portuguese) during a ceremony held at the high school by advisor Susan Larsen.
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Jayla Millen represented Winona Senior High School and the State of Minnesota at the Congress of Future Science and Technology Leaders in Boston, Massachusetts.
Winona Middle School won a drawing to have former Olympian Carrie Tollefson lead the 7th grade Apple Crunch!
Our Stream Investigation is part of an inquiry-based process where our students discover how streams have shaped our past and present landscape.
WAPS Nutrition encourages you to share those gameday recipes with the Super Snack Challenge!!
October 3rd, W-K kindergartners participated in the Kindergarten Family Hike led by early childhood educator and outdoor enthusiast, Katy Smith.
W-K kindergartners went on their first bus ride field trip to Ferguson's Orchards on Thursday, October 5th.
Tuesday, October 3 Mr. Gilliland’s first graders had a virtual field trip to the Omaha Zoo to visit with Zoologist Peter Brunette. This was the student’s first project-based learning (PBL) questions of the year!
October 10th, 2017 Resource Fair: This event will be held in the Goodview School Gym. Come and Go as you please from 5:30-7:00. A variety of community agencies will be available for you to visit with and collect information
Back/Boys: Jonah Boelter, Dakota Matthees, Josh Bade (King), Griffin Wolner
Front/Girls: Sarah Halverson, Dayne Schultz, Jenna Timm, Selena Lor (Queen)
The Winona Community Foundation is always interested in capturing and sharing the stories of our donors and grant recipients. In 2017 Winona Community Foundation will assist the Lyndon & Jennie Pirce family in awarding an education grant to Washington-Kosciusko Elementary School for the development of an education readiness program.
Goodview Halk Walk is October 6 from 1 -2 p.m. This is an annual Hawk Walk that is put on by the Goodview PTA. Students will get donations and the school will get to keep 100% of the donations.
The principal, Mark Anderson, of Winona Senior High School announced today that Sarah Beguin and Max Derbyshire have been named Commended Students in the 2018 National Merit Scholarship Program
Tuesday, September 19th 53 Winona High School history students had the opportunity to see holocaust survivor Eva Schloss at Viterbo University.
The Winona Middle School fundraiser begins today. Please help support our middle school by ordering from one of our middle school students. www.cherrydale.com/frwimwm
Every new teach in the district will be provided a coach/mentor to help them through the series of day-to-day requirements.
Check out 2017-2018 Schools Supplies.
Enjoy all that Community Education has to offer! We have our community covered from birth to senior, register online for you next class.
Enjoy a free visit from a Parent Educator!
ECFE Class Registration is now open, check out classes that are available!
In order to register your child(ren) for bus transportation for the 2017-18 school year, please complete this process by June 10, 2017.
Winona FFA Named Top 10 Chapter The Winona FFA Chapter was named a Top Ten Chapter, out of Minnesota’s 180+ FFA Chapters, at the 88th Annual MN State FFA Convention held on the University of Minnesota Campus.
Children and teens in our community can eat for free this summer! During the school year, nutritious meals are available through the National School Lunch Program (NSLP) and School Breakfast (SBP) Program.
Winona Senior High School Senior Emma Hitz Kelly, daughter of Jacquelyn Kelly and Marci Hitz of Winona, was named the 9th Annual WSHS Winhawk of the Year.