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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


Spring – a Time for Testing

Spring – a Time for Testing Spring always brings welcome relief from the frigid temperatures and blowing snow of winter. It brings the freshness of colorful blooms in the gardens and black dirt in the fields. Spring also is the time for testing in schools across the state.
This spring most of our students will be taking tests to measure how much they have learned this school year. Whether they are taking the MAP tests in grades 1-2, the MCA tests in grades 3-11, or the ACT test in grade 11, these tests are an important measurement of your child’s progress.

To help your student do his/her best on these tests I thought it would be a good idea to share some testing tips. These suggestions may be familiar but also give you practical advice to increase your child’s success.
  • 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 and is also on the website.
  • 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  



2014 - 2015 School Year

April 27 - Jr. High Band/Choir Concert at 7:30
April 27 -MCW Jr.High/Sr. High Bookfair 8:00AM-3:00PM & 5:30 - 9:00 PM
April 28 -MCW Jr.High/Sr. High Bookfair 8:00AM-3:00PM
April 29 -MCW Jr.High/Sr. High Bookfair 8:00AM-3:00PM 
April 30 -MCW Jr.High/Sr. High Bookfair 8:00AM-3:00PM 
May 4 -MCW Jr.High/Sr. High Bookfair 8:00AM-3:00PM & 
5:30 - 9:00 PM
May 25- Memorial Day- No School
May 28 - Last Day for Students  
May 29 -1/2 Day Teacher Workshop
May 31 - Graduation 2:00 PM
2015 - 2016 School Year

August 31 - Teacher Workshop
Sept 1 - Teacher Workshop
Sept 2 - Teacher Workshop
Sept 3 - Teacher Workshop (7-12) (1/2 Day)
Sept 7 - Labor Day- No School
Sept 8 - School Begins for Grades 7-12 Only
Sept 8 - Gr K-6 Workshop 8 AM - Noon
Sept 8 - Gr K-6 P/T Conf. Noon - 8 PM
Sept 9 -  Gr K-6 P/T Conf. 8 AM - 12 PM
Sept 10 - Grades K-12 in Session
Oct 6 - Midquarter
Oct 15 - MEA - No School
Oct 16 - MEA - No School
Nov 6 - End of 1st Quarter
Nov 19 - K-12 P/T Conferences 4-8 PM
Nov 20 - Teacher Workshop
Nov 24 - K-6 P/T Conferences 4-8 PM
Nov 26 - Fall Break (NO School)
Nov 27 - Fall Break (NO School)
Dec 11 - 
Dec 23 - Jan 1 - Winter Break ( NO School)
Jan 4 - School Resumes
Jan 22 - End of 2nd Quarter
Jan 25 - Teacher Workshop
Feb 15 - President's Day - No School
Feb 22 - K-12 P/T Conferences 4-8 PM
Feb 26 - Midquarter
March 24 - Spring Break (NO School)
March 25 - Spring Break (No School)

April 1 - End of 3rd Quarter
April 29 - Midquarter
May 30 - Memorial Day- No School
June 2 - Last Day for Students
June 3 - 1/2 Day Teacher Workshop
June 5 - Graduation
  • The make-up days may be December 23, February 15, 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.
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Thank You 

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