WELCOME TO 
MANSON NORTHWEST WEBSTER

Streaming of Board Meetings  
The MNW Education Association will stream most school board meetings, starting with the April 19th business meeting.  Go to thecube.com/cube/mnwcougars to watch it live or after the meeting.

Community Survey
If you have already taken this survey, please disregard!  Every five years, we send out a community survey to students, faculty, parents, and other community members.  We will use this data to create new district goals as we move forward.  Secondary parents, please take 5-10 minutes to fill out this survey, elementary parents, this one.  Please only fill out one survey - if you children at both schools, you decide which one to do.  MNW appreciates your time and support.  Thank you!  

Friday Monday news from Barnum
Watch it here.  The Friday news is now the Monday news.  This was edited by a 6th grade student in Miss Waller's class!

Art Contest for K-12 students 
Iowa students (K-12) are invited to submit artwork to be considered for the “From the Farm to You” calendar. The calendars are distributed by the Iowa Department of Agriculture and Land Stewardship at the Iowa State Fair and include artwork that emphasizes the connection between the production of Iowa’s farmers and the products used by people.Students of all ages are invited to submit artwork. Pictures should be drawn using only black lines on plain white paper, 8 ½ by 11 inches. The pictures should not be colored. They can be submitted to the Iowa Department of Agriculture and Land Stewardship, Calendar Kids, 502 E. 9th St., Des Moines, IA 50319. Drawings must be received by May 1, 2017 to be considered. On-line Version of Current Calendar.

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.

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

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 summer drivers education, please contact Mr. Wubben

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 




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
It is the policy of the Manson Northwest Webster School District not to discriminate on the basis of race, color, national origin, sex, disability, religion, creed, age (for employment), marital status, sexual orientation, gender identity, and socioeconomic status (for programs) in its educational program and its employment practices.  There is a grievance procedure for processing complaints of discrimination.  If you have questions or a grievance related to this policy, please contact the district's Equity Coordinator, Jeff Anliker, High School Guidance Counselor, 1601 15th Street, 712-469-2245, janliker@manson-nw.k12.ia.us.  You may also contact the Director of the Office for Civil Rights, U.S. Department of Education, Citigroup Center, 500 W. Madison Street, Suite 1475, Chicago IL 60661.
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QUICK LINKS
Infinite Campus (for Parents)
Infinite Campus (for Teachers)
Daily Announcements
Requistion/Purchase Orders
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