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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Latest News

Golfers Qualify for State Tournament

Waconia High School will be represented at both the boys and girls golf state tournaments on June 11-12 at Bunker Hills Golf Course in Coon Rapids. 
The boys golf team qualified for state by winning the Section 2AAA Championship with a one-shot advantage over Chanhassen on Wednesday, May 29. Congratulations to team members Riley Baisch, Jadan Ford, Ryder Haskins, Karsen Herman, Evan Marsden and Gavin Schneider, as well as head coach Don Skerik. On the girls side, freshman Sonja Johnson qualified as an individual by placing third at the Section 2AAA Tournament this week. 

Sufka and Trostad Named School Board Student Representatives 

Rising juniors Ayla Sufka and Reidun Trostad have been named the school board's student representatives for the 2024-25 school year. Sufka is involved in volleyball, track & field, Conservation Club, SOAR, ROAR, and FCA among other activities. Trostad is involved in tennis, Conservation Club, International Club, Student Advisory Board, National Honor Society, and is a Waconia food shelf volunteer.

Amy Dettman Named Accomplished Waconia Educator

The Waconia Education Association has announced that Amy Dettman, Jaime Ess, and Luke Miller are the 2024 recipients of the Accomplished Waconia Educators Award. The three recipients will now go on to represent Waconia Public Schools in the 2024-25 Minnesota Teacher of Year program next Fall.

Dettman is a special education teacher at Waconia High School who is finishing her 21st year of teaching, with 18 of those years served in Waconia. 

“Amy always believes in her students,” one nominator said. “She had a positive impact in the lives of my boys. She always saw the positives and potential in them and helped them to thrive. She is a passionate teacher who cares greatly about her students.”

Student Musicians Earn All-State Honors

Four Waconia High School choir students and two band members have earned All-State honors from the Minnesota Music Educators Association (MMEA) in the past several weeks. Julian Riemer (Soprano Alto Choir-Soprano II), Emma James (Vocal Alternate-Soprano I), Charles Swift (Tenor Bass Choir-Tenor II), and Ayla Sufka (Soprano Alto Choir-Sorprano II) were selected to participate in the All-State Choir program. Grant Johnson and Luke Stineman were selected to participate in the All-State Band program. 

Students in high school bands, choirs, and orchestras across the state audition for an All-State spot in March. Judges listen to the students, evaluating them on their overall musicianship and technique. In mid-April, the MMEA All-State Committee chooses the final rosters.

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. 

Upcoming Key Dates

June 11-12 | State Golf Tournament

June 15 | Lake Waconia Band Festival

August 26 | First Day of 2024-25 School Year

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