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Martin County West, a consolidated district comprised of the former
Sherburn-Dunnell, Trimont and Welcome School Districts
established in 1988.
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School Success: Tips for Families

It has long been said that a child’s first teacher is a parent. While this is certainly true, children should continue to learn from their parents throughout their lives. When children enter school, this provides parents and teachers the opportunity to work together to help our students learn. Sometimes, however, parents wonder how they can be an active member of their child’s educational support team. Below are just a few suggestions:
  • Ask how your child is doing in class. If he/she is having difficulty, ask the teacher for ideas to help at home.
  • Establish a homework routine. This includes a regular time to get homework done and a consistent place to put it to avoid panic in the morning when everyone is getting ready for the day.
  • Help your child prepare for tests. Review class notes with him/her, ask questions about the information, make sure he/she gets plenty of rest and has a healthy breakfast.
  • Show a positive attitude about school. Share with your child how you use education and what you have learned in your daily life.
  • Encourage reading at home. It is important to set aside a regular time each day for your child to read. This could be while dinner is made, 15 minutes before bedtime, or any other convenient time with your family’s schedule. It is also important for your child to see you reading – a book, magazine, newspaper.
For more ideas to help your child in school refer to the article in the hyperlink below:
Ten Tips for Your Child's Success in School
Working together, we can help our students reach their goals and dreams for the future.
Allison Schmidt, Superintendent

Martin County West Schools is Accepting New Open Enrollment Students​

Martin County West Schools has many great things to offer our students.
  • Student centered environment
  • Small elementary class sizes
  • Variety of educational choices and opportunities
  • Safe, orderly schools
  • High graduation rate
  • Technology integrated at all levels
  • Recently updated facilities
  • 22% of our students open enroll to MCW from other districts

Please contact one of the schools shown below to open enroll your students to MCW.
Sherburn Elementary       grades K-2       764-4461
Trimont Elementary         grades 3-6        639-2081
MCW Jr/Sr High               grades 7-12     764-4671

Open Enrollment Form

2016 - 2017 School Year

Oct 26 -- Jr. Class Meeting 7:00 PM @ HS
Nov 2 -- MCW Basketball Assoc. Youth Registration 6:00 PM at HS

Nov 4 -- MCW Sherburn Elem Picture Re-takes Starting at 1:00 PM
Nov 4 -- MCW Trimont Elem Picture Re-Takes
Nov 4 -- MCW Jr./Sr. High Picture Retakes
Nov 4 -- End of 1st Quarter
Nov 15 - Dec 5 --MCW Trimont On-Line Book Fair
Nov 15-- MCW Trimont Book Fair
Nov 16 -- MCW Trimont Book Fair
Nov 17 -- MCW Book Fair

Nov 17 -- K-12 P/T Conferences 4-8 PM
Nov 18 -- Teacher Workshop
Nov 18 -- MCW School Play 7:00 PM
Nov 19 -- MCW School Play 7:00 PM
Nov 20 -- Mcw School Play 2:00 PM
Nov 21 -- MCW Trimont Book Fair
Nov 22 -- MCW Trimont Book Fair
Nov 22 -- K-6 P/T Conferences 4-8 PM
Nov 24 -- Fall Break - NO School
Nov 25 -- Fall Break - NO School

Nov 29 -- Jr. High Grandsparen'ts Day 8:40-11:20
Dec 12 -- ​Mid-quarter
Dec 23 -- Jan 2 - Winter Break - NO School
Jan 3 -- School Resumes
Jan 20 -- End of 2nd Quarter
Jan 23 -- Teacher Workshop
Feb 20 -- President's Day - No School
Feb 22 -- Mid-quarter
Feb 23 -- K-12 P/T Conferences 4-8 PM
March 24 -- End of 3rd Quarter
April 13 - 17 -- Spring Break - NO School
April 28 -- Mid-quarter
May 29 -- Memorial Day- No School
June 1 -- 
Last Day for Students
June 2 -- 1/2 Day Teacher Workshop
June 4 -- Graduation
  • The make-up days may be December 23, February 20, April 17, the end of the year, and may include the use of extended days. The dates listed above may not be made up in the order listed. Additional make-up days may be added at the end of the year if necessary.



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