The Foundation for WAPS is thrilled to present A Night to Shine event which will take place at Visions Event Center on February 23 from 6-10 pm.To purchase tickets or for more information visit www.foundationwaps.org
Live from #TIES18 Learn how the Tech Nest brings school, district, and community events LIVE to the residents of Winona. We will cover the equipment, software, and overall process we use to stream an event.
Educational benefits such as free or reduced school meals are available for qualifying families. Click below to apply today! A new application must be submitted each year.
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.
WSHS 2017-2018 Highlight Video
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.
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 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.
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.
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.
Tuesday, April 10th Representative Walz visited Winona Senior High School American Government class.
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.
Winona Senior High School Social Studies teacher John Bartholow has been awarded a full scholarship to Colonial Williamsburg High School Teacher Institute.
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!
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.
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.
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
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
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!
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.
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!
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.
Jayla Millen represented Winona Senior High School and the State of Minnesota at the Congress of Future Science and Technology Leaders in Boston, Massachusetts.
WAPS Nutrition encourages you to share those gameday recipes with the Super Snack Challenge!!
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.
Every new teach in the district will be provided a coach/mentor to help them through the series of day-to-day requirements.
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.