PARENT/TEACHER CONFERENCES: 

 

February 5 - Parent/Teacher Conferences 3:30-8:00
February 6 - Parent/Teacher Conferences 8:00 -2:30 (no school)

REMINDER: Waconia High School no longer prints student schedules for conferences.

You may access the Parent Portal anytime for your student's schedule. Please print your child's schedule, and bring with you to conferences, or view their schedule on your mobile device.

Thank you for your support

February 13 - School is IN session

CONFERENCES
Attention:  Parents of freshmen, sophomores and juniors

2015-2016 PSEO Informational Session
Thursday, February 5
5:30 PM
Waconia High School Group Space D110
PSEO refers to Post Secondary Enrollment Options.  This program provides the opportunity to enroll full-time or part-time in college courses at participating colleges. There is no cost to the student and they have the ability to receive high school and college credit.  
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Attention: Parents of juniors and seniors
 Financial Aid Information Session
Guest Speaker:   Alyssa Gillette from Crown College
Thursday, February 5
6:30 PM
Waconia High School Group Space D110
We will go over the FAFSA process, terminology and tough questions, along with an overview of the different types of financial aid available.

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Soles4Souls
During the month of January the WHS International Club
will be collecting gently used shoes for Soles4Souls.
Shoes can be dropped off in the lobby of WHS.
 Thank you for your support.
www.soles4souls.org
GOAL: 1106 pairs
(1 pair of shoes for each WHS student)

 

DATES TO REMEMBER:
February 5 - Parent/Teacher Conferences 3:30-8:00
February 6 - Parent/Teacher Conferences 8:00 -2:30 (no school)

REMINDER: Waconia High School no longer prints student schedules for conferences.

You may access the Parent Portal anytime for your student's schedule. Please print your child's schedule, and bring with you to conferences, or view their schedule on your mobile device.

Thank you for your support

February 13 - School is IN session
February 16 - Holiday - No School
March 5 - End of Trimester 2
March 6 - Teacher Work Day - No School
March 9 - 13 - Spring Break - No School
March 16 - Trimester 3 begins


SCHOOL CLOSINGS: 
To find about District 110 school closings or late starts:

Call the weather line at: 952-442-0640

To Parents: “Messenger” email will be sent

Website: www.waconia.k12.mn.us
 

Other websites:  WCCO, FOX 9, KSTP, KARE-11​
 

TV: WCCO, FOX 9, KSTP, KARE-11

Radio: WCCO, KQDJ

 
 
 

 
 
 
WHS Triple “A” Award Representatives Announced

Kennedy Peitz and Mitchell Taylor, seniors at Waconia High School, were selected as the school’s 2015 Triple “A” Award representatives.  Both Kennedy’s and Mitchell’s nominations will be passed on to the Section 2AA Committee for further section & state considerations. A banquet at Gustavus Adolphus College will be held on Sunday, February 8 to honor ALL representatives from schools that make-up Section 2AA.
Two winners, a girl and boy, will be announced at this banquet and these two individuals will represent Section 2AA at the state level.
Established in 1988, the Academics, Arts and Athletics Award (Triple “A”) is a unique recognition program
sponsored by the Minnesota State High School League.  The award goes to high school seniors who
have a “B” or better grade point average and who are active in fine arts and athletic activities.  The
purpose of this program is to recognize and honor high school seniors who have excelled in the
classroom, on the athletic field, and in fine arts, as well as to elevate academic standards and create
greater awareness of the value of high school activities.  Kennedy and Mitchell are both very deserving
representatives and model on a daily basis what the Triple “A” Award is all about – Excellence in the
classroom, Excellence in Athletics and Excellence in the Fine Arts.
 
Kennedy Peitz, daughter of Randal and Jennifer Peitz, has been active in golf, volleyball and the
Lakettes Dance Team. Kennedy is a four-time letter winner and has earned All-Conference,
Rookie of the Year and Most Dedicated Dancer awards.  In her freshman year, Kennedy was a contributing member of the Lakette’s State Tournament Dance Team and has continued her dancing prowess as a Lakette throughout her high school career. As a Senior Leader of the Lakette Dance Team she has taken on many team responsibilities including choreography, designing dance costumes, team fundraising and organizing team events which included communicating information to the other 70+ team members. Kennedy has also been active in Waconia High School fine arts. Kennedy has participated in choir for four years and twice earned the opportunity to participate in the MSHSL Solo/Ensemble Contest receiving an Excellent rating her junior year.  Kennedy demonstrates her excellence in education and her
leadership skills by being an active member of Student Council, NHS, Peer Helpers, Peer Mentors and an
Officer for the International Club.  Academically, Kennedy has maintained a 3.82 grade point average and
received four academic letters.  Kennedy’s extra efforts do not go unnoticed.  Amy Segner, Lakettes
Dance Team coach, stated, “When Kennedy Peitz is asked or even notices that something needs to get
done, she just does it!” Congratulations Kennedy for being a true team leader we can all look up to!
 
 Mitchell Taylor, son of Kevin and Stacy Taylor, has been a leader in athletics, fine arts and academics
throughout his high school career.  Athletically, Mitchell has been a member of the Cross Country team
and during his junior and senior years earned a Varsity letter and a Spotlight on Scholarship Award. 
As a fine arts participant, Mitchell is a member of the Chamber Choir, Wind Ensemble, the
Award Winning Show Choir, Marching Band and has been a four-year member of the school’s Band and Choir.  As a sophomore and again as a junior, Mitchell earned two Superior ratings in the MSHSL Solo/Ensemble Contest playing his trumpet.  Additionally, Mitchell earned three opportunities to compete in the MSHSL Solo/Ensemble contest as a tenor and secured a Superior rating at each event. Mitchell’s singing talents also resulted in him being chosen as a member of the All State Choir during his junior year.  As a Show Choir participant, Mitchell earned the honor of being selected a soloist and Team Captain.  During his junior year in the WHS Marching Band, Mitchell’s strong leadership abilities were once again demonstrated as he took on the Marching Band Commander role.  Academically, Mitchell has challenged himself with difficult courses and maintained an impressive 3.99 GPA with a class ranking of 6 out of 257. 
Mitchell’s friendly demeanor and dedication to serving others shines through as an active member of the
National Honor Society and when he volunteers at the Waconia United Food Shelf assisting shoppers
and stocking shelves.  School and community personnel have stated about Mitchell, “One can always find
Mitchell looking for ways to make a positive difference in the lives of others”.  Congratulations Mitchell on
your constant commitment to lead by example!
 

ACT TEST
JUNIORS ONLY

ACT pre-test: April 16
ACT test: April 28
ACT makeup test: May 12

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MCA Test Schedule
Session 1
Thursday, March 19th -- MCA Science Test for 10th Graders who have completed Bio Systems
Tuesday, March 24th & Thursday, March 26th -- MCA Reading Test for 10th Graders who have completed English 10B
Tuesday, March 24th & Thursday, March 26th --  MCA Math Test for 11th Graders who have completed Algebra 2B
Tuesday, March 31st -- MCA Science, Reading & Math Makeup Tests
 
Session 2
Tuesday, May 5th & Thursday, May 7th -- MCA Math Test for 11th Graders currently taking Algebra 2B 3rd Trimester
Tuesday, May 5th & Thursday, May 7th -- MCA Reading Test for 10th Graders currently taking English 10B 3rd Trimester
Friday, May 8th -- MCA Reading & Math Makeup Tests
Monday, May 11th & Tuesday, March 12th --  MCA Science Test for 10th Graders currently taking Bio Systems 3rd Trimester
Thursday, May 14th -- MCA Science Makeup Test