Middle School West

Welcome to the Middle School West!

Welcome to St. Michael-Albertville Middle School West. We are excited to work with great students and families every day in our schools and wonderful community. We continue to strive for excellence in every aspect of your child’s education. We are excited to share our extraordinary accomplishments throughout this school year. Thank you for partnering with us to provide a world class education.

11343 50th Street NE, Albertville, MN 55301

Phone: (763) 497-4524
Fax: (763) 497-6566

James Behle - Superintendent
Andrew Merfeld - Principal
Lynn Jennissen - Assistant Principal

Recycle Your Unwanted Books

Recycle Your Unwanted Books

Get your unwanted books into the hands of another reader. Starting Wednesday, April 16th Middle School West is collecting used books for readers of all ages. You can drop off your used books in the Middle School West main office. Please join us Saturday, May 10th at West in the atrium from, 10-1 PM for our used book sale.

Spring Weather Announcements

Thursday, April 24th

7th & 8th grade baseball games with Monticello have been POSTPONED to April 28th. NO BASEBALL PRACTICE tonight.

Boys Tennis is meeting indoors with Mr. Antony at West.

7th & 8th grade girls softball game with Princeton has been POSTPONED to May 15th. NO PRACTICE tonight.

golf meet at Sanbrook has been POSTPONED to May 1st. NO PRACTICE tonight, but the team will practice at Vintage tomorrow night (Friday).

track will practice indoors and outdoors at West.

 

Important Information

Parent Information Presentation
WEB Program
School Startup Information

Excess Student Accident Insurance Coverage

STMA school district does not provide medical coverage for school related injuries due to an accident or for out of pocket expenses from family health insurance coverage. This accident insurance coverage is provided through Sentry Insurance Company as an option for parents/guardians to purchase.

Parents can sign their children up for excess student accident insurance coverage for covered injuries related to school accidents. Several options are available including school time accident coverage, 24 hour coverage, football coverage and dental coverage. The cost of the premium paid by parents/guardians is based upon the coverage and benefit level. Use this link for insurance plan coverage details and an insurance agent for questions. http://goo.gl/qhWpE.

School News

Thursday, April 24th, 2014 - Day 1

Posted on: April 24, 2014

Good morning, it is Thursday, April 24th.  It is a day 1.   

Attention 8th grade students:  After KORT today, you will be taking the Science MCA test. You will be testing with your 3rd hour teacher – again, you will be testing with the teacher you would normally have for your 3rdhour class.  Listen carefully for your testing location.  If you have…  (See below)

 

 

8th Grade Testing Schedule

Warning Bell

8:25

1) KORT

8:30-8:55

8:30 Morning Announcements

 

Testing - 9:00-11:00

 

Students Report to 3rd Hour Teacher

Stephens - F115

 

Canton - F113

 

Hannon - G124

 

Jeffrey - G127

 

Brett - Media

 

D. Anderson - D136

 

Kelly (A-H)- Media RH Lab, Kelly

 

Kelly (I-Z)- G125, Haugen

 

Antony - C149

3)

11:04-11:42

4)

11:46-12:24

Lunch

12:28-12:58

5)

1:02-1:40

6)

1:44-2:22

7)

2:26-3:05

Remember to bring a set of earphones, a pencil, and a book to read to your testing location.

If you are signed up for “Volunteering in Rogers” for Exploratory Day, please remember to bring a children’s book with you to school tomorrow.

Bring your used books to the atrium at West from 7:45-8:30 AM. West will be selling the used books May 10thfrom 10-1PM in the atrium here at West. The money from the sale of used books will be used to purchase more books for Middle School West students.

5th and 6th graders, student council hopes you are ready for a ton of fun tomorrow night at your last activity night of the year. Join us at East from 6-8:30. The cost is $5 or $4 with a food shelf donation.  Tomorrow night we will have dancing, bingo, candy walk, swimming, concession stand, open gym and a game room!

Students interested in summer driver’s education classes should stop in the office and pick up a registration flyer.  Eligible students must be 15 years of age by December 31, 2014.

Attention all girls in grades 5-8.   STMA Community Ed is expanding their competitive cheer program for next school year to have a Middle school and Varsity Team.  Team Selections are taking place next week at Middle School West.   For more information please pick up a packet from Ms. Stephens in room H203.

Our boys tennis team tied Monticello 4-4 on Tuesday night.  STMA got doubles wins from Eric S., Tyler B., Taylor R.s, Broderick M., and Grant S.  Boys tennis will meet today at West in Mr. Antony’s room H111 rain or shine.

7th Grade A baseball team came out swinging at the plate to tie Buffalo on Tuesday night 7 - 7. Ethan R. pitched three strong innings.   Dylan H., Tyler B., and Jacob H. pitched in relievf.  Clayton K. was 3 for 4 with 3 singles and two runs scored.   Ethan R. was also 3 for 4 with three singles.  Bryce H. was 1 for 3 with a run scored.   Jacob T. added a pair of hits.  Other players scoring for the Knights were Reed B., Jacob H., and Eric B.  The 7th grade B team improved their record with a win Tuesday night over Buffalo 12 - 3. Pitching for the Knights were Callen G. and Caleb G.  Both boys pitched well for the nights allowing only three runs to score.  The Knights bats came alive again for the second game in a row having 6 hits as a team.  Tommy R. scored three runs for the Knights.  TJ D. was 1 for 2 with two singles, a pair of walks, and Caleb G. was 2 for 3 with a walk.  The defense was also playing great behind their pitchers; Connor L. threw out a runner at home plate from left field.

8th grade baseball team is home tonight against Monticello at 3:45.  B game is first.

7th grade baseball team is at Monticello High School tonight.  Bus leaves at 3:20.  A and B games will be played at the same time.

7th & 8thgrade softball teams are at Princeton Middle School tonight.  B games are first.  Dismissal from class is at 2:35.

Golf team is at Sanford Golf Course in Isanti tonight.  Dismissal from class is at 2:20.

Watch the monitors and listen for announcements in case the weather postpones any of these games. It isn’t looking very nice out there right now.

Remember that tomorrow is exploratory day. If you have an outdoor activity, dress warm. The temperature is going to be in the mid 40s tomorrow.

Please bring your recycling to the atrium at this time.

Have a great day.

Wednesday, April 23, 2014 - Day 3

Posted on: April 23, 2014

Good morning, it is Wednesday, April 23rd.  It is a day 3.   

Students who need to finish making up the Reading MCA test please listen. 6th and 7th graders who need to finish the reading MCA test please report to room G123 for 2ndhour. This room is across from the keyboarding room. 8th graders who need to finish the reading MCA test please report to Mrs. Joos’ room D124 for 2ndhour.  5th graders, please report to the office 6thhour today to finish up your MCA reading test segments 3 and 4.

Attention 5th grade students:  After KORT today, you will be taking the Science MCA test. You will be testing with your 6thhour teacher – again, you will be testing with the teacher you would normally have for your 6thhour class.  Listen carefully for your testing location.  If you have…  (See below)

 

 

Steinke - F115

Harrison - F113

Strait - Media

Neumann - G127

Krupke – G124

Von Bank - D136

Johnson (A-H)- Media RH Lab, Johnson

Johnson (I-Z)- G125, Haugen

Barthel - C149

 

Remember to bring a set of earphones, a pencil, and a book to read to your testing location.

 

8th Graders you will be taking the Science MCA test tomorrow.

 

If you are signed up for “Volunteering in Rogers” for Exploratory Day, please remember to bring a children’s book with you to school on Friday.

 

Bring your used books to the atrium at West from 7:45-8:30 AM. West will be selling the used books May 10thfrom 10-1PM in the atrium here at West. The money from the sale of used books will be used to purchase more books for Middle School West students.

5th and 6th graders, student council hopes you are ready for a ton of fun this Friday at your last activity night of the year. Join us at East from 6-8:30. The cost is $5 or $4 with a food shelf donation.  Friday night we will have dancing, bingo, candy walk, swimming, concession stand, open gym and a game room!

Students interested in summer driver’s education classes should stop in the office and pick up a registration flyer.  Eligible students must be 15 years of age by December 31, 2014.

Attention all girls in grades 5-8.   STMA Community Ed is expanding their competitive cheer program for next school year to have a Middle school and Varsity Team.  Team Selections are taking place next week at Middle School West.   For more information please pick up a packet from Ms. Stephens in room H203.

Energyzone of Albertville will be hosting a presentation on proper nutrition for athletes.  Keynote speaker is Angie Johnson, currently the #2 ranked cyclist in the United States.  The presentation is tonight at St. Michael City Hall at 6:30.

The 8th grade softball teams both lost to Monticello Tuesday.  The A team lost 6 - 4 and the B team lost 12 - 5.

The 8thGrade A team beat Buffalo 7-3 on Tuesday night. Trenton V. started the game on the mound and Marcus K. closed the door to get out of a bases loaded jam. Marcus also had three singles and three stolen bases in the game. Nick O. went 3 for 3 with a double and three stolen bases to continue his hot streak. Seven different Knights had a hit in the victory. The B team also beat Buffalo by a score of 9-3. Travis M. pitched great and Jordan S.r closed the game. Bennett M., Clark S., Justin C., Ben H., Travis M. and Jacob T. all reached base in both of their at bats in the victory.

The 8th Grade A team lost to East 5-2 on Monday. Nick O. led the Knights going 2 for 2. The B team won 6-4. Justin C. and Travis M. both pitched in the victory. Ben H. reached base twice and had 3 stolen bases. Justin D. had a single and an RBI to help lead the Knights offense.

7th Grade softball started their season with A and B teams winning 6-2 and 10-7. Abby Erickson pitched a solid game and the whole team showed aggressive base running. Great job ladies!!

Have a great day.

Tuesday, April 22, 2014 - Day 2

Posted on: April 22, 2014

Good morning, it is Tuesday, April 22nd.  It is a day 2.   

Students that missed MCA reading testing on Tuesday last week which was the first 2 segments, will need report to room G123 2ndhour today for make ups.  6th, 7th, and 8thgraders who missed testing on Wednesday last week will take segments 3 and 4 tomorrow.   5thgraders will take those segments on Thursday.

5th Graders you will be taking the Science MCA test tomorrow. Remember to bring a set of earphones, a pencil, and a book to read to your testing location. You will be testing with your 6thhour teacher – again, you will be testing with the teacher you would normally have for your 6thhour class. 

8th Graders you will be taking the Science MCA test Thursday. Remember to bring a set of earphones, a pencil, and a book to read to your testing location. You will be testing with your 3rdhour teacher – again, you will be testing with the teacher you would normally have for your 3rd hour class. 

Bring your used books to the atrium at West from 7:45-8:30 AM. West will be selling the used books May 10thfrom 10-1PM in the atrium here at West. The money from the sale of used books will be used to purchase more books for Middle School West students.

5th and 6th graders- your activity night is Friday from 6-8:30 at Middle School East.

Students interested in summer driver’s education classes should stop in the office and pick up a registration flyer.  Eligible students must be 15 years of age by December 31, 2014.

There will be an important informational meeting for girls’ soccer players grades 8-11 and their parents tonight at 6:30 in the Fieldstone Cafeteria.  Please do your best to attend.  For more information contact: Coach Megan Johnson meganj@stma.k12.mn.us

Attention all girls in grades 5-8.   STMA Community Ed is expanding their competitive cheer program for next school year to have a Middle school and Varsity Team.  Team Selections are taking place next week at Middle School West.   For more information please pick up a packet from Ms. Stephens in room H203.

Due to Science MCAs on Thursday, the 8th graders will not be able to play KORT volleyball.  We will be moving Thursday’s games to tomorrow 

Energyzone of Albertville will be hosting a presentation on proper nutrition for athletes.  Keynote speaker is Angie Johnson, currently the #2 ranked cyclist in the United States.  The presentation will be held tomorrow at St. Michael City Hall at 6:30 PM.

7th Grade A baseball team beat East last night by a score of 5 - 4.  Three pitchers combined for a great performance on the mound for the knights: Jacob T., Mason J., and Ethan R..   The team played good defense and had a couple of awesome plays in the field.   Ethan R. was 1 for 3 with a triple. Reed B. went 2 for 2 with a triple and a single.  Scoring for the Knights were Clayton K., Mason J., Ethan R., and Reed B.. The 7th grade B team tied with East last night 11 – 11.  Pitching for the Knights were TJ D., Caleb G., and Tommy .R..   Rashaun S. and TJ D. each added a couple of hits.  Scoring for the Knights were Rashaun S., TJ D., Mitch K., Sam M., Tommy R., and Tom S.  

7th & 8th grade softball teams are home tonight (at East) against Monticello at 3:45.  A games are first. 

Golf team is at Pebble Creek Golf Course in Becker against Becker and Monticello.  Dismissal from class is at 2:50.

Tennis is at Monticello Middle School.  Bus leaves at 3:20.

Track team is at Buffalo Middle School tonight.  Bus leaves at 3:20.

7th grade baseball team is at Buffalo Middle School tonight.  A and B games will be played at the same time.  Bus leaves at 3:20.

8th grade baseball team is home tonight against Buffalo at 3:45.  A game is first.

Have a great day.

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