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.
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Now Is the Time
 

 
     The Martin County West school buildings in Sherburn and Trimont will be undergoing some extensive work next summer. This work will improve the climate control and indoor air quality at Sherburn Elementary and Trimont Elementary. Building improvements will also be made at MCW Junior/Senior High.
     To provide you with a little background, MCW JH/HS was built in 1955; Trimont Elementary was built in 1958; and Sherburn Elementary was built in 1969. The boiler (heating) systems at these buildings are original, which means they range in age from 45-59 years.
      Although each of these buildings have been well maintained over the years, there comes a time when regular maintenance is no longer enough and efficiencies are lost. For this reason, Sherburn Elementary and Trimont Elementary will go through a building renovation to replace the boiler systems and install climate control (dehumidification) systems at both sites. The boiler at MCW Jr/Sr High will also be replaced.
      A project this widespread will, of course, be a significant investment for the District. To help pay for these necessary improvements, our residents may notice an increase when they receive the property tax statements later this fall. The increase for residential properties will be approximately $19/year for a $100,000 home. Agriculture land (homestead) will increase by approximately $1.39/acre, while agriculture land (non-homestead) will increase by approximately $2.11/acre. These funds, along with funds set-aside by the District, will allow us to make these much needed improvements to our buildings.
     These projects will also provide many benefits. New equipment will result in increased energy savings and efficiencies in operation and maintenance. Most importantly, however, research shows that better climate control and indoor air quality leads to better student achievement and improvements in student and staff attendance.  

Allison Schmidt, Superintendent
 
 

Upcoming Events

2014 - 2015 School Year

Oct 31 - Send Off State Volleyball 8:20 AM @ HS
Oct 31 - End of 1st Qtr
Nov 3 - HS/JH Picture Retakes 7:30 AM
Nov 4 - MCW Sherburn Elem Picture Retakes 8:45 AM
Nov 6 - Club Choice Due
Nov 13 - MCW Trimont Elem Bookfair
Nov 13 - K-12 P/T Conf 4-8 PM
Nov 14 - MCW Trimont Elem Bookfair
Nov 17 - MCW Trimont Elem Bookfair

Nov 18 - Jr. HIgh Grandparents Day 8:40-11:20 AM
Nov 18 - MCW Trimont Elem Bookfair
Nov 18 - K-6 P/T Conf 4-8 PM
Nov 19 - MCW Trimont Elem Bookfair
Nov 21 - Fall Musical - "Music Man"
Nov 22 - Fall Musical - "Mucic Man"
Nov 23 - Fall Musical - "Music Man"

Nov 27 - Fall Break (No School)
Nov 28 - Fall Break ( No School)
Dec 5 - Mid-Quarter
Dec 10 - Club Choice Pickup 1:00 PM
Dec 24 - Jan 2 - Winter Break (No School)
Jan 5 - School Resumes
Jan 16 - End of 2nd Quarter
Jan 19 - Teacher Workshop
Feb 16 - President's Day ( No School)
Feb 18 - Mid-Quarter
Feb  23 - K-12 P/T Conf (4-8 PM)
Mar 24 - End of 3rd Qrt
Mar 24 - Teacher Workshop
Apr 2 - Spring Break
Apr 3 - Spring Break
Apr 24 - Mid-Quarter
May 25 - Memorial Day (No School)
May 28 - Last Day for Students
May 29 - 1/2 Day Teacher Workshop
May 31 - Graduation