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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


School Board Recognition Week
February 20 – 24, 2017

The Martin County West Schools will join school districts throughout the state to salute their local education leaders during Minnesota’s annual School Board Recognition Week February 20-24.
The Martin County West School Board members are:
Michele Anderson, Director
Ryan Baker, Director
Laura Borchardt, Director
Kent Janssen, Treasurer
Steve Olson, Chairperson
Wendi Russenberger, Clerk
Sarah Rohman, Vice Chair
The members of our School Board spend countless hours each year preparing for and attending monthly meetings; learning about educational issues; listening to ideas from parents, staff, and community members; and participating in training opportunities. They work together to have a positive impact on our schools. If you talk to one of our Board members this month, please take a moment to thank them for their dedication to MCW Schools. 


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

Feb 17 - 28 -- Sherburn Elem Book fair 3:00 - 5:00 PM
March 24 -- End of 3rd Quarter
March 24 -- Spring Play 
"The Curse of the Bard"
March 25 -- Spring Play "The Curse of the Bard"
March 26 -- Spring Play "The Curse of the Bard"
April 3 -- Early Childhood Screening @ Sher. Elem
April 4 -- Early Childhood Screening @ Sher Elem
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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Thank You