School Calendar


Martin County West
School Board

Due to the current federal and state emergency declarations and guidance about limiting person-to-person contact due to the COVID-19 (coronavirus) pandemic, by action of the Martin County West School Board, all future meetings of the Martin County West School Board will be conducted in accordance with Minnesota Statute 13D.021 - Meetings by Telephone or Other Electronic Means - until further notice.

Due to the pandemic, the school board has determined that it is not feasible for the public to attend at the regular meeting location.  Board Meetings will be live streamed from the link on the webpage.  Public comments may be submitted to

Welcome School Report
Future of the Welcome School Building
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Welcome Building Fast Facts
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Welcome Building Tour
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May 2020 May Board Meeting Part 1
May 2020 May Board Meeting Part 2


First and foremost, we congratulate the graduating Class of 2020 for their accomplishment in obtaining a High School Diploma.  Your years of hard work and dedication have gotten you to this point and will carry you into the future.  While the opportunity to have an indoor/outdoor ceremony is no longer an option, we still want to make sure we provide the opportunity for you to be recognized.

Commencement will take place on Sunday, May 31 at 2:00pm.  The ceremony will be broadcast on Extreme Country 105.7 with a live video stream available through the Explore Okoboji website.  The ceremony will be a combination of a virtual ceremony included speeches and music, virtual walk across the stage (previously recorded), and diploma distribution in the parking lot.

Although we recognize this ceremony will not be like others from years gone by, it will be the first time in history a ceremony such as this has taken place.  The Class of 2020 has accomplished some pretty amazing things through the years but none more amazing than getting through the challenges they have faced this spring.  Congratulations Graduates!

Food Service

Final day for MCW Food Service was May 27, 2020.

Looking for other meal sites?  Site information is usually available beginning in June annually.  Use these resources to find an SFSP site near you:
  1. Download the Summer Eats Minnesota app to your phone or device.
  2. Call the 2-1-1 Hotline or from cell phones - Twin Cities Metro Area: 651-291-0211, Greater Minnesota: 800-543-7709, TTY: 651-291-8440.
  3. The hotline can be reached at 1-866-3-HUNGRY (1-866-348-6479) or 1-877-8-HAMBRE (1-877-842-6273) (For Spanish), from Monday through Friday, 6 a.m. to 9 p.m. Central Time
  4. Text "Summer Meals" to 97779.  Spanish speakers, text "Verano" to 97779.


Public Hearing

A public hearing will be held at 6:30 PM on Monday, June 8, 2020.  More information regarding this public hearing can be found at the end of this article.

The public hearing will be presented live, utilizing the Zoom Video Conference System, and will be livestreamed via YouTube.  Members of the public may monitor the hearing from a remote location by accessing a link that will be available beginning at 6:20 PM on June 8, 2020 on the homepage of the School District's website.

Members of the public wishing to give testimony for and against the proposed school closing will have the opportunity to do so prior to the School Board's fiinal decision to close or not close the schoolhouse.  To provide testimony, members of the public must submit a written statement, containing reasons to close or not close the school building.  The statement must contain the name of the individual or, if submitted by a group, the name of each individual represented by group.  The School District reserves the right to limit publication of any remarks that may involve data privacy concerns, may be potentially libelous or slanderous in nature, contain personal attacks or that would violate the provisions of state or federal law or School District policy.

Written statements should be submitted either electronically or in writing to: Allison Schmidt, Superintendent, 105 E. 5th Street, Sherburn, MN 56171 or mcwcentraloffice@mcwmavericks.orgComments by telephone will not be accepted.  Written statements must be received by the School District on or before 4:00 PM on June 5, 2020.  Statements received within the noted time period will be read, live, at the June 8, 2020, public hearing, following the presentation by the School District administration.

Public Hearing Notice

Distance Learning