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

Traffic Redesign at Middle School West

After School Student Pick-Up Directions

Parent Letter

New Traffic Pattern Map

2014-2015 School Supply Lists

School Supply Lists

USB flash drives are for sale in the Middle School West Media Center for $6.00.

Important Information

5th Grade 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

Friday, September 19th, 2014 - Day 2

Posted on: September 19, 2014

Good morning, it is Friday, September 19th. It is a Day 2. It is Blue and Gold day.

The high schoolers will be during lunch hours. The cost of the shirts are $10, so come swing by the cafeteria and pick up your homecoming shirt!”

Don’t forget that tonight there will be a huge tailgate party for all STMA students and parents before the homecoming game against Big Lake. There will be fun and games, good food, and a lot of people. Come and join the fun on Friday from 4:30 until 6:30 out by the football field entrance.

Today’s lunch line options: Lines 1 and 2: chili macaroni Line 3: fish patty on a whole grain bun.

Boys in grades 5-8 who are interested in trying out for traveling basketball should stop in the office and pick up an information flyer.

Attention Youth Soccer Players, next Tuesday is youth night at the varsity girls soccer game. All players wearing a soccer jersey will get in free. Game time is 7:00. We hope to see you there!

Attention students: We need your help again this year building our wall of musical wisdom! Please fill out a form found on the wall with your favorite song lyric, as well as your first and last name and Kort teacher. In about a week, your entry will be made into a poster and hung on the wall for the rest of the year. You will be allowed to take your entry home at the end of the year. You will vote at the end of the year, and the top ten most popular lyrics will be made into a poster and hung in the hall for years to come! Come and see the wall and last year’s winners. it is located in the main hallway between the 6thand 7thgrade hallways. Any questions, please see Mrs. Heizelman in F113.

Both the A and B volleyball teams did a great job against North Branch. The B team really improved upon their serving and was able to take all three games fromt North Branch. Great job to Maddy J., Nykala G., and Alyssa F. on their strong serving. Also Mackenzie K. showed a lot of hustle in getting some great passes over the net. The A team improved upon their serving and was able to win one game against North Branch. We showed a lot of hustle on the court. Some of the strongest and most consistent serves came from Taylor D. and Eilery K. Jordan B. did a great job being aggressive at the net.

Congratulations to the Boys Cross Country team for winning the Big Lake Inv. Tuesday. Alex M. finished 8th , Eric S.r (10th),and Carter K.(12th) out of 107 runners in the boys race.. Congratulations also goes out to the Girls Cross Country Team for winning the Big Lake Inv. Led by Paige M.’s first place finish, Anna B. was fourth and Val N. was 7th. the girls team took 7 out of the top 9 places.

The boys soccer team got a pair of wins at Cambridge last night.

The 8thGrade Volleyball teams had great wins over North Branch last night. The B team won two of three matches with some great serving from Kayla B. and Kendall K. The A team won all three matches with tremendous serving from Maren S. Way to go 8thGrade Volleyball!

Have a great day.

Thursday, September 18th, 2014 - Day 1

Posted on: September 18, 2014

Good morning, it is Thursday, September 18th.  It is a Day 1.  It is neon day.

5thgrade students:  During Responsive Hour today you will come down to the auditorium for a presentation by Mr. Jennissen to welcome you to our school.  Please report to your Responsive Hour teacher and they will walk you to the auditorium.

There is no swimming practice tonight.  Mrs. Piechowski is home ill.

The high schoolers will be here in the mornings at 8:00am to 8:20am selling homecoming shirts in the cafeteria and during all lunch hours. The cost of the shirts are $10, so come swing by the cafeteria and pick up your homecoming shirt!”

The first game you can attend with your pink Knights United against Cancer t-shirt is tonight when the girls tennis team takes on Rogers: “Smash Out Cancer”

Don’t forget tomororw, there will be a huge tailgate party for all STMA students and parents before the homecoming game against Big Lake.  There will be fun and games, good food, and a lot of people.  Come and join the fun on Friday from 4:30 until 6:30 out by the football field entrance.

Today’s lunch line options:  Lines 1 and 2:  roasted turkey on whole grain hoagie bun    Line 3:  sloppy joes

5thand 6thgrade boys interested in wrestling should stop in the office and pick up a registration flyer.

Congratulations to our boys and girls cross country teams who both took first at the Big Lake Invitational on Tuesday night.

7th& 8thgrade volleyball teams are at North Branch Middle School tonight.  B matches are first.  Dismissal from class is at 2:35.

Boys’ soccer team is at Cambridge-Isanti (Isanti soccer complex) tonight. B game is first.   Dismissal from class is at 2:50.

8thgrade football team is home tonight against Big Lake at 3:45.  B game is first.

Tomorrow is Blue and Gold day.  Remember, all dress code policies apply the whole week.

Have a great day.

Wednesday, September 17, 2014 - Day 3

Posted on: September 17, 2014

Good morning, it is Wednesday, September 17th.  It is a Day 3.  It is sports day.

Today is the two hundred and twenty-third (223rd) birthday of the United States Constitution.  Though she is old, the Constitution remains one of the most important documents in our Nation’s awesome and glorious history.  This piece of paper containing exactly 4,400 words is not only the source of all of the laws in our country, but it also provides the frame for our government and how it operates.  Without this document our Nation would not be as great as it is today.

“We the People of the United States, in Order to form a more perfect Union, establish Justice, insure domestic Tranquility, provide for the common defence, promote the general Welfare, and secure the Blessings of Liberty to ourselves and our Posterity, do ordain and establish this Constitution for the United States of America”.  This is the Preamble to our United States Constitution.  Today is Constitution Day!  Our U.S. Constitution was written in 1787 and ratified in 1789.  It is the document that sets up how our U.S. government operates.  Every country has a constitution, but the United States’ Constitution has been around longer than any other country’s constitution.  It has allowed our country to run pretty smoothly for over 220 years.

5thgrade students:  During Responsive Hour tomorrowyou will come down to the auditorium for a presentation by Mr. Jennissen to welcome you to our school.  Please report to your Responsive Hour teacher and they will walk you to the auditorium.

A note from the kitchen staff:  Please remember to throw away your gum before you get your tray.  We have been finding gum on a lot of trays, and it is a mess to clean up.    Thank you so much!

Today is the last day to purchase a pink U-Knight Against Cancer t-shirt.  Remember that this shirt will get you into a few select varsity games for free.  Shirts are $10, so if you come to a few of the contests they pay for themselves.  All proceeds are donated to cancer research.  Order forms can picked up and returned to the office by TODAY.  You may also be able to get an order form from your KORT teacher.  The first game you can go to is tomorrow when the girls tennis team takes on Rogers: “Smash Out Cancer”

Don’t forget that on Friday, there will be a huge tailgate party for all STMA students and parents before the homecoming game against Big Lake.  There will be fun and games, good food, and a lot of people.  Come and join the fun on Friday from 4:30 until 6:30 out by the football field entrance.

Attention students, make sure you are putting your Knights Honor Cards in the boxes on the back table in the lunch room.  The first drawings will be announced  today during lunch. 

Today’s lunch line options:  Lines 1 and 2:  breaded chicken patty on whole grain bun    Line 3:  stuffed cheese pizza.

Boys in grades 5-8 who are interested in trying out for traveling basketball should stop in the office and pick up an information flyer.

5thand 6thgrade boys interested in In-House Basketball should stop in the office and pick up a flyer.  Practices will begin October 20th.

5thand 6thgrade boys interested in wrestling should stop in the office and pick up a registration flyer.

5thand 6thgrade girls interested in In-House Basketball should stop in the office and pick up a flyer.  The season starts October 20th

The girls soccer team started the season off with a bang as both teams defeated Cambridge-Isanti yesterday. The A team won 9-0 and the B team won 3-1.  Gianna H. scored a goal in the A game and Kim A. scored two goals in the B game.

The 7th grade A volleyball team took on a very tough East team.  We lost the match but had some really good plays and serving.  Some of the best serving came from Brenna Ca. and Maddy S.  Emma S. did a great job at the net.  In game 2 the players did a great job hustling for the ball.   The 7thgrade girls volleyball B team lost a close one last night to East. Madison J., Nykala G., and Mckenzie K. all served several aces helping the team keep it close against East.

The 8thgrade volleyball team played a tough East team last night and both teams played hard. We had some great net play by Annie K. and Malerie S. on the A team as well as some great passing and defense from our players. The B team had some great serving with Mya H. Keep up the great work ladies!  

Tomorrow is neon day.  Remember, all dress code policies apply the whole week.

Have a great day.

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