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MANSON NORTHWEST WEBSTER

MNW Teachers Featured in National Blog
Matt Pohlman, MNW's Business teacher, and Brian Nelson, MNW's Industrial Arts teacher, were recently featured in CoderZ's blog post.  Read "A Teacher Story:  Introduction to Engineering Problem-Solving" here.
 
Drivers Education Dates for Summer
There will be two sessions of drivers education offered at MNW this summer.  The first session will hold classes in June and meet at MNW Junior/Senior School.  Classes will run from 8:30 - 11:30 a.m. and be held in the auditorium.  Dates are June 7th, 9th, 12th, 15th, 16th, 19th, 20th, 21st, 23rd, and 28th.  The second session of drivers ed will be held in July and will meet at MNW Elementary.  Classes will run from 8:30 - 11:30 a.m.  Dates are July 6th, 7th, 10th, 11th, 13th, 17th, 18th, 19th, 20th, and 21st.  

For both sessions, students will pick a driving partner and will schedule six 2-hour driving times.  Each student will drive 1 hour during each 2 hour session.  In order to meet the requirements for drivers education, students are required to have 30 hours of classroom instruction and 6 hours of "behind the wheel" experience.  Students must be 14 years old and have a learners permit.  If you have questions, feel free to call Wade Wubben at 515-542-3211 or email at wwubbben@manson-nw.k12.ia.us.

Free Summer Meals for Children
Here is information on free meals for kids available at sites across the state this summer. 

Color Run at Elementary on May 30 
The PBIS team is hosting the second annual Color Run at the track at the elementary school in Barnum on Tuesday, May 30.  It will follow Field Day, which begins at 1 p.m., so the color fun starts at approximately 2:30.  Watch a student-made promotional video for the Color Run here.

Students Head to Washington D.C. for National History Day

The Fort Dodge Messenger recently published a story about Jenny Larson Westerhoff's students, Julie Quade and Matt Helmers, who are headed to Washington D.C. in June to present their National History Day project called, "Adolfo Kaminsky:  Forging for Freedom."  Read the story here.


Monday News from Barnum
Watch it here.  Fully produced by two 6th graders in Miss Waller's class, this week's video features a special guest for Cougars with Character.

New Superintendent Announced 
Please read the announcement regarding our new Superintendent here.  The hire is pending Board approval at the May 17th business meeting.

2017-2018 School Calendar
The Board has approved the calendar for the 2017-2018 school year.  You can view or download it here.

MNW Cougars Basketball Camp
Want to improve your game? Sign up for the MNW Cougars Basketball Camp for students (boys and girls) entering third through eighth grades held this summer.  Here's the form. 
Streaming of Board Meetings  
The MNW Education Association will stream most school board meetings.  Go to thecube.com/cube/mnwcougars to watch it live or after the meeting.

Alumni Pages Back on Website 
Go to www.mnwcougars.com/alumni/ to see photos from the last century - and the one before that! - of Manson High School graduates.  Also find this on the website under the District/Alumni tab. Email Mrs. Sturgeon if there are any dead or wrong links.

Cougar Apparel
We are proud to partner with Modern Designs - Fort Dodge to offer Cougar apparel for sale. There's everything from t-shirts and sweatshirts (in sizes Youth Small - 3XL) as well as winter scarves and hats, water bottles, coffee tumbler, and customized blankets, all with the Cougar emblem. Print out this order form, fill it out, and drop it off with cash or check (payable to MNW) at the elementary, secondary, or central office. Orders will be picked up and dropped off on the last school day of the month. Modern Designs - Fort Dodge is donating 5% of all sales to the school's Cougar Club.

Have an Announcement for the Website?
Email Christine Sturgeon at csturgeon@manson-nw.k12.ia.us 




FROM OUR SUPERINTENDENT
We're excited to release our school's new website. Here you will find all the usual items like the school
lunch calendar and a calendar of upcoming events. But now teachers and coaches can update their own pages, so you'll find the results of the latest Cougar basketball game on the girls' ba
sketball page, a link to the MNW Band Handbook with this year's performance calendar on the Cougar Pride Bands page, and a list of Mr. Olson's favorite books on his page. We haven't forgotten the elementary! You'll find MNW's Preschool page with class hours, videos made by our own students on the PBIS page, and a link to the online catalog on the Library page. We will update early and often!  

PreK12 Vision for Teaching and Learning
Manson Northwest Webster staff will actively engage all students in real-world, relevant, and academically challenging experiences in a safe and positive environment. Staff will share accountability for the learning of all students through professional collaboration, innovative thinking, and the use of technology and research-based strategies.

CTE Notification
The Manson Northwest Webster High School offers career and technical programs in the following service areas:  
  • Agriculture
  • Manufacturing
  • Construction
  • Family and Consumer Science
  • Business
CALENDARS
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QUICK LINKS
Infinite Campus (for Parents)
Infinite Campus (for Teachers)
Daily Announcements
Requistion/Purchase Orders
Staff Templates
Non-Public Transportation Reimbursement directions and fillable form

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