Martin County West, a consolidated district comprised of the former
Sherburn-Dunnell, Trimont and Welcome School Districts
established in 1988.
Black and Blue -- Minnesota Rouser
This spring the students at MCW will be busy with MCA (grades 3-11) and MAP (grades 1-2) tests. Below are some tips to help them do their best on these tests.
Relaxand rest. Do something relaxing the night before the test such as playing a game or watching a movie together. Be sure your child gets to bed on time (or early) to get enough rest before test day. Eata healthy meal the night before and a nutritious breakfast the day of testing. Avoid scheduling appointments on testing days. Do your best! Remind your child to take his/her time and check over his/her work during the test. Your words of encouragement mean a lot to our students as they take these tests and throughout the school year.
Allison Schmidt, Superintendent
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.
There will be days that school will be starting late and/or canceled due to the weather conditions. We will use our Instant Alert system along with calling the following radio/tv stations.
KSUM AM 1370 Fairmont
KFMC FM 106.5 Fairmont
WCCO AM 830 Mpls
WCCO TV Ch 4 Mpls
KKOJ AM 1190 Jackson
KKOJ FM 105.7 Jackson
KSTP TV Ch 5 Mpls
KEYC TV Ch 12 Mankato
It would be greatly appreciated if you did not call the school during the time that decisions are being made, since the phones are all needed to gather information and make calls.
If you are not eligible for Instant Alert you may receive weather related announcements by signing up at KEYC TV.
1) Google - KEYC TV school closings
2) Select – School Closings Sign Up – KEYC
3) Follow instructions for signing up.
2016 - 2017 School Year
April 19 -- ACT Exam
April 23-25 – State FFA Convention
April 24 - Sherburn Elem. Music Concert, K-2 7:00 PM @ MCW Jr/Sr High School
April 29 --Prom Grand March 8:00 PM HS April 28 -- Mid-quarter
May 1 – 5th - 12th Grade Spring Band Concert 7:00 PM @ MCW Jr/Sr High School
May 8 – 7th - 12th Grade Spring Choral Concert 7:30 PM @ MCW Jr/Sr High School
May 15 - Regular School Board Meeting 5:30 PM @ Central Office
May 15 -- Honors Banquet 7:30 PM @ Sherburn Legion 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.
2017 - 2018 School Year
August 28 ----- Teacher Workshop
August 29 ----- Teacher Workshop
August 30 ----- Teacher Workshop
August 31 ----- Teacher Workshop (7-12) (1/2 Day) September 4 ----- Labor Day- No School
September 5 --- School Begins for Grades 7-12 Only
September 5 --- Gr K-6 Workshop 8 AM - Noon
September 5 --- Gr K-6 P/T Conf. Noon - 8 PM
September 6 ----- Gr K-6 P/T Conf. 8 AM - 12 PM
September 7----- Grades K-12 in Session
October 3 ----- Midquarter October 19-20 ----- MEA - No School
November 3 ---- End of 1st Quarter
November 16 -----K-12 P/T Conferences 4-8 PM
November 17---- Teacher Workshop
November 21---- K-6 P/T Conferences 4-8 PM November 23-24--- Fall Break
December 8 --- Midquarter
Dec. 22 - Jan. 1 ---- Winter Break
January 2---- School Resumes
January 18----2nd of 2nd Quarter
January 19--- Teacher Workshop February 16 ----- Holiday February 19 --- President's Day - No School
February 21 ---- Midquarter
February 22 -----K-12 P/T Conferences 4-8 PM
March 20 --- K-6 In Session / 7-12 Workshop
March 23 ----- End of 3rd Quarter Mar 29-Apr 2 ---- Spring Break
April 27 --- Midquarter May 28 ---- Memorial Day- No School
May 31 ---- Last Day for Students
June 1 ---- 1/2 Day Teacher Workshop June 3 ---- Graduation
The make-up days may be February 16, February 19, 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