Waconia High School is the home of the Wildcats and serves more than 1,300 students in grades 9-12. We are a growing, thriving and comprehensive four-year high school located in Waconia, MN. WHS has a great balance of academic, athletic, and fine arts opportunities available to the students while maintaining a great sense of community and individual attention.
Our philosophy at WHS is one based on a dedication to excellence in education and the development of each student to his or her full potential for the leading of a healthy, productive, and fulfilling life. Our mission is to create students who are purposeful thinkers, effective communicators, self-directed learners, productive group participants, and responsible citizens.
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WHS Named a National Banner Unified Champion School
Waconia High School has recently been named a National Banner Unified Champion School by Special Olympics North America. WHS is one of five schools in the state of Minnesota to achieve this honor for 2023. To achieve National Banner recognition, a school has to demonstrate that it has an inclusive school climate and that it exudes a sense of collaboration, engagement and respect for all members of the student body and staff. A school must also demonstrate commitment to inclusion by meeting 10 national standards of excellence.
Senior Abigail Voelker Named National Merit Semifinalist
Waconia High School senior Abigail Voelker has been named a National Merit Semifinalist based on results of the Preliminary SAT/National Merit Scholarship Qualifying Test (PSAT/NMSQT), which is taken by more than 1.5 million 11th graders each year.
Voelker is one of approximately 16,000 students across the nation who took the PSAT/NMSQT to be named a National Merit Semifinalist for 2024. Voelker will now have the opportunity to fulfill several requirements to be named a finalist in February and potentially earn one of approximately 7,500 National Merit Scholarships that will be awarded next Spring.
The National Merit Scholarship Program is an annual academic competition among high school students for recognition and college scholarships that began in 1955.
Senior Photo & Senior Baby Advertisement Information
Parents and guardians of a Waconia High School senior can submit senior portraits and purchase baby advertisements for the 2024 Waconia High School yearbook. The deadline for submitting senior portraits and purchasing a baby advertisement is October 31, 2023. Click here for step by step instructions on how to complete these tasks.
Order Student School Photos Through Jostens
Parents and guardians looking to order school photos online can do so by going online to https://shop.jostenspix.com/login. When prompted, use the event code FE92723 for Waconia High School students and the event code FE282323 for Waconia Learning Center students.
Partnership With Gather & Grow Food Shelf Provides Weekend Food for Families
For the second straight year, Gather & Grow Food Shelf is partnering with Waconia High School to provide snack/meal options for students over the weekend who would normally source their breakfast and lunch from school. Families do not need to be a shopper of the food shelf to participate in this program. Parents or the student can retrieve the meal bag from the school's front office every Friday during school hours. The food in the bags is geared toward teens in regards to easy-to-make, on-your-own options, however, parents can ask for additional bags for their elementary-aged students if needed. Parents/guardians can sign-up to participate in this program by filling out this permission form.
Theatre Program to Present Beauty and the Beast, Oct. 12-14
The Waconia High School Theatre Program will present Beauty and the Beast for its annual fall musical on October 12-14. Showtimes and ticket information will be forthcoming in the near future.
Upcoming Key Dates
September 27 | Two-Hour Early Release
September 29, 2023 | Homecoming Parade/Football Game
October 12-14 | Fall Musical - Beauty and the Beast
October 16 | Parent-Teacher Conferences | 5:00-8:00 p.m.
October 18-20 | No School
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