Seniors - Sign up for Cash for Cougars 
On Monday, March 13, the MNW Education Foundation will have its annual "Cash for Cougars" event.  Seniors who want to participate will sign up on Tuesday, February 28 at 2:45 in the high school auditorium.  Mr. Wubben will meet with the seniors at that time to have them sign up and give them some information pertinent to the event.  Any senior who cannot make that meeting must contact Mr. Wubben by email or phone to get their name on the list. Call him at the elementary at 515-542-3211 or email him at wwubben@manson-nw.k12.ia.us.  Seniors not signed up cannot participate. On the day of the event, seniors will meet at the elementary school in Barnum at 5:30 p.m. for a meal and then begin calling patrons in the district.  The total amount raised during this event is then divided by the number of seniors participating and is paid out in a scholarship.  That scholarship is awarded for the 2nd semester of their freshmen year, after 1st semester grades have been turned in to the guidance office.  If you have any questions feel free to contact Wade Wubben.  
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.

Seeking Bids for Athletic Fields
Invitation for bid:  Manson Northwest Webster School District is seeking bids for athletic field bleachers to be installed beginning July 1, 2017 and completed by August 18, 2017.  The project consists of a bleacher section for the football field and a bleacher section for the baseball field, provided and installed by the bleacher contractor.  See this document for more details.  Bids are due to Superintendent Mark Egli by no later than 1 p.m. Friday, February 24, 2017.

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.

Time to Sign Up for Drivers Education 
Sign up for spring and summer drivers education has begun. Students wishing to take drivers education during either session should stop in the high school office and pick up a registration form from Jan. The form will include pertinent information in regards to each session.

The form does NOT contain information about driving. Students are required to complete 6 hours of driving in order to meet the requirements of the law and that driving is scheduled during the first couple of class sessions. If you have any questions about spring or summer drivers education, please contact Mr. Wubben. The spring session is held in Barnum and the summer session is held in Manson.

MNW Seeks Host Families for Next Year
For four years, we have partnered with Educatius to bring international students to study here at MNW. Students are fully insured, have their own spending money, speak English, and are committed to maintaining good grades. The requirements for host families are simple: have a genuine willingness to share your family's daily life with an international student; provide a bedroom for the student with a bed, desk, and closet space; feed the student breakfast and supper on weekdays, plus all weekend meals, and pass an interview and background check. If you are interested, email or call Kelli Girard at the high school (email: kgirard@manson-nw.k12.ia.us). 

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

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.


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