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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


Keeping Kids Active

With colder temperatures and winter just around the corner, our students are less likely to be as physically active as in the other seasons when they can run, bike, and play outside. Yet physical activity is important in so many ways.
Did you know that physical activity has many benefits for our students? Physical activity can:
  • Improve health

  • Reduce stress

  • Develop motor skills

  • Build teamwork and social skills

  • Increase attention and concentration

  • Enhance brain function

  • Improve student performance on tests and assignments

  • Burn off “extra” energy

Below are some ways to keep your kids active during the winter months.
Outside activities – be sure to dress for the weather!

  •  Make snow angels or a snowman

  •  Build a snow fort/castle

  •  Ice skate, ski, snowshoe

Inside activities

  •  Hold a dance competition – kids love to dance so play some lively music and join them

  •  Have a friendly competition – who can do the most jumping jacks? Sit ups? Hall races? Etc.

  •  Blow up balloons and try to keep them in the air or juggle them

  •  Play interactive video games where kids can play virtual basketball, bowling, or other sports

For the adventurous parent

  •  Create an indoor obstacle course

  •  Plan an indoor scavenger hunt

Other ideas

  •  Go swimming at our pool in Sherburn Elementary

  •  Check out the Community Ed activities

  •  Visit the “Go Noodle” site for more active ideas Go Noodle

Even though winter is quickly approaching, don’t let that stop you from being active with your children. Enjoy the joy of the seasons that Minnesota has to offer!

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

Dec 12 - HS/JH Choir Concert 7:30 PM @ HS
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.




School Closings and Late Starts
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.

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