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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


Digital Citizenship

You have probably heard the phrase “digital citizenship” and aren’t exactly sure what that means. A person who uses the Internet regularly, as many of us do, is a digital citizen. Digital citizenship refers to the appropriate and responsible use of technology. We are teaching our MCW students to be responsible digital citizens and to use technology appropriately…and we could use your help. Below are some tips to help your student be responsible and safe on-line.
* Talk to your son/daughter about online safety and manners. Remind him/her to keep private information private.
* Review your student’s online activity including mobile apps, texts, posts, and contacts. Be aware of what they are doing online.
* Stay current on the newest apps your child may be using to communicate with friends (or strangers).
* Model responsible online etiquette. In the words of a wise person, “If you wouldn’t want your grandmother to see it or read it, don’t post it.”
*Consider everything that you and your children post online to be public and permanent. Many colleges and employers will google applicants before accepting them for college or hiring them for a job.
* For additional resources about online safety and digital citizenship, check out the following links:
There will be a social media presentation at MCW Jr/Sr High School on Monday, January 30. A presenter from the FBI will be talking to the students in grades 7-9 and 10-12 about the potential dangers of social media and using it appropriately. Parents are also welcome to attend. More information about times will be coming after break.

Technology can be a useful tool for communication, education, and entertainment when used appropriately. When it is not used responsibly, it can be harmful to friendships, relationships, reputations, and future opportunities. Please join us in helping our students become responsible digital citizens.
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

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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