Important dates for preschool & elementary parents
Here's a calendar of important dates for preschool and elementary parents for August and September.  

Vaccination requirements
Reminder that all students entering 7th or 12th grades are required to have their meningococcal (meningitis) vaccination complete PRIOR to the start of school August 23.  The clinic scheduled for the high school was canceled due to a delay in shipment.  The new law does not allow a grace period which means that STUDENTS CANNOT COME TO SCHOOL UNLESS THE VACCINE IS COMPLETE!  7th graders also require a Tdap vaccination.  Please call your doctor to make an appointment or check with Calhoun County Public Health (712-297-8323) or Webster County Public Health (515-573-4107) to schedule a time to receive the vaccination.  Email our new school nurse, Sarah Droste, at sdroste@manson-nw.k12.ia.us if you have any questions.  

Student Council Shirt Orders Due September 1
The MNW Student Council had a t-shirt design competition wherein students submitted their artwork to be put on a t-shirt.  This year's design is Sophie Herzberg's!  Money from the shirts goes towards the Student Council.  Shirts are ash gray and cost $12.  Download the order form here and submit it with payment to the elementary or JH/HS office by September 1. 

Tailgate at the First Football Game of the Season
The MNW Cougars football team kicks off their season at Sioux Central against the Rebels on Thursday, August 24.  The Sioux Central Booster Club is hosting a tailgate with food and fun starting at 5 p.m.  The tailgate meal includes a meat, chips, beans, and a drink - hot dog for $4, pork burger for $5, or a steak for $8, and ice cream is available for $2.  There will be games for kids provided by the Sioux Central FFA.  Click here to download the flyer.  

Important Information for Incoming 7th and 12th Grade Students
Please remember that all incoming 7th and 12th graders MUST have the meningococcal (meningitis) vaccination before starting school August 23.  The clinic scheduled at the high school on August 1 has been cancelled due to a delay in shipment.  The new law does not include a grace period which means that STUDENTS CANNOT COME TO SCHOOL UNTIL THE VACCINE IS COMPLETE!  7th grader also require a Tdap vaccination.  Please call your doctor to make an appointment or check with Calhoun County Public Health (712-297-8323) or Webster County Public Health (515-573-4107) to schedule a time.  Email Sarah Droste at sdroste@manson-nw.k12.ia.us with any questions.

Sarah Droste, RN

Supply Lists for Elementary and Junior High students

JH/HS Registration Forms Available Online, Due August 2
Junior High/High School parents, you should have received an email from the school about getting signued for ZippSlip, an online system to submit electronic forms on a computer or mobile device. To sign up, you will need your child's student number in Infinite Campus. If you aren't on Infinite Campus or didn't receive the email, call the office at 712-469-2245 and talk to Jan or Dawn to get signed up or to give us your email address. Note - only one parent account can be made unless you call the school (then we must contact the company). Only one parent account is necessary. (Parents can still have separate login accounts on Infinite Campus.)

To get into ZippSlip, go here and click on "Not a User? Create Parent Account!" You'll need your child's student number and their date of birth. Once you login, you will see items on your dashboard, including electronic forms. 

If your child participates in athletics, the Emergency Information, 2017-18 Insurance, and Concussion forms must be filled out by August 2nd.

Co-Ed Volleyball for 3rd and 4th Graders
Attention, parents of 3rd and 4th graders: It's almost volleyball season! Co-ed volleyball sign-up is through Fort Dodge Parks and Recreation Department (fortdodgeiowa.org/parks). Please register your son or daughter by August 1. On the registration form, make sure you write "MNW Jill Eldal" to make sure your child is placed on the Manson team.  Contact Jill Eldal at jeldal@manson-nw.k12.ia.us to let her know you are officially registered. Matches will be played on Saturdays, September 9 - October 14 in Fort Dodge.  Sign up your child for tons of fun and learning the basics of volleyball. 
Alumni Pages 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

It's a new school year, and with it many exciting changes in the district, including a new face at the 
Central Office. One thing that hasn't changed is that we seek to make this website the go-to place to get news and information. You may want to print out the 2017-2018 academic calendar (students' first day is August 23rd) and your kids will want you to bookmark the lunch calendar to know what good things the kitchen staff is serving. Here is the calendar of upcoming events. At the JH/HS building, Coach Anliker has this year's schedule updated on the MNW football pageFind this year's secondary band performance calendar on page 3 of the MNW Band Handbook to print out, and check out a list of Mr. Olson's favorite authors on his pageWe haven't forgotten the elementary: Mr. Anderson has uploaded photos of some elementary students' art projects. Learn about 1,000 Books Before Kindergarten on the preschool page, and watch a promotional video starring a fifth grader. This is going to be a great school year!

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

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