Middle School News

Student kayaking in pool.

Minnesota seasons provide outdoor opportunities all year long and Winona Middle School Physical Education teachers embrace this by offering Outdoor Education as an option for students. Units in Outdoor Education include but are not limited to fishing, archery, swimming, geocaching, snowshoeing, canoeing and kayaking.

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Students Visit Concordia Language Village Camps

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.

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AVID Class of 2022

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.

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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.

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Leighton Broadcasting Announces Angela Hefel as Teacher of the Month!

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!

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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.

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