Martin County West Schools
Home of the Mavericks!

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


Testing Tips for Success

Although the temperatures don’t really feel like it is spring, it is that time of the year. Every spring the students across the state take the required Minnesota Comprehensive Assessments (MCA). These tests provide helpful information for parents and schools about how well our students have learned the concepts expected at each grade level in the Minnesota Academic Standards.

Reading, Math, Writing, and Science are the subjects that are tested at various grade levels. Students in grades 3-8 take Reading and Math MCA tests. Science is tested on-line in grades 5, 8, and 10. Tenth grade students take the MCA-GRAD test in Reading; and eleventh grade students take the MCA-GRAD test in Math.

Below are some great tips that can increase your child’s success on the MCA tests:
  • Go to bed early the night before the MCA tests to make sure your student gets plenty of rest.
  • Relax together the night before testing – play a game, watch a movie, or do something else fun together.
  • Encourage your child to do his/her best on each test.
  • Avoid scheduling appointments on testing days. A testing calendar for grades 3-11 is included in this newsletter.
  • Tell your child to take his/her time on the tests.
Your support and encouragement at home are appreciated as our students take these important tests this spring.

Allison Schmidt, Superintendent

Character Education of April

*** Citizenship

  • Working to make your home, school and community a better place to live.
  •  Is the conduct or behavior of a person in relation to the group in which they live.
  •  A good citizen is respectful of the rights, duties and privileges of all citizens,
  • Related traits are cooperativness, fairness and neighborliness.


Upcoming Events

Apr 26 - Prom
Apr 29 - Jr High Grandparents Day @ 2:00 PM
Apr 30 - Mid-Quarter
May 8 - MCW Trimont Kindergarten Field Trip
May 14 - 3rd Grade Field Trip
May 16 - 1st Grade Field Trip
May 20 - 5th Grade Field Trip
May 21 - 6th Grade Field Trip
May 22 - 3rd & 4th Track and Field
May 23 - 5th & 6th Track and Field
May 26 - Memorial Day NO School
May 28 - 4th Grade Field Trip
May 30 - Last Day for Students
June 1 - Graduation
June 2 - Certified & Classified Staff Day
June 3 - Certified & Classified Staff Day
June 4 - 1/2 Teacher Workshop

District Strategic Roadmap
Honeywell Instant Alert® for Schools
Change in Security Procedures
MCW School Wellness Policy
3rd–12th Grade Infinite Campus Parent Portal
MCW Booster Club
MCW Basketball Association
School Closings and Late Starts
Electronic Newsletters!
Renaissance Home Connect
My Locker
AR Book Finder
MCW Trimont Elem. Continuous Improvement School
High School Attendance Policy
Policy/Handbook Change Reminders at the MCW Junior/Senior High School
2014 Summer Ball Registration Night
Summerball Boys Baseball Registration Form
Summerball Girls Registration Form
MCA Summer Gymnastics Camp 2014
Mini Gymnastics Camp 2014

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