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

Minnesota Department of Education Recognizes West!

St. Michael-Albertville Middle School was awarded Minnesota's 2014 Sustaining Exemplar Scbools for Positive Behavioral Interventions and Support (PBIS) for the second year.

The award is for leadership in supporting positive student behavior, improving school climate and creating respectful learning environments that lead to increased student achievement.

Important Information

5th Grade Parent Information Presentation
WEB Program
School Startup Information

6th Grade Parent Informational Meeting Video - (recorded during open house 2014)

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.

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

Wednesday, December 17th, 2014 - Day 1

Posted on: December 17, 2014

Good morning, it is Wednesday, December 17th.  It is a Day 1.  It is the 70th day of school.

Awesome job by our choirs last night.  Your concerts last night were awesome!!

Are you interested in art and winning money when you create the winning poster?  The Lions Club is sponsoring an anti-drug message contest.  This means that we would like you to use your creativity to design a poster that tells others why people should not use drugs.  The contest is very open ended and as long as you design something that tells of the dangers of drugs, it will work! Stop into the main office or Mrs. LaPointe’s health classroom to pick up the poster board and information sticker needed to create your poster!  Please try and draw or design your poster and not paste pictures onto the paper.  Also, spelling is important  and nothing can be attached to the posters to make them three-dimensional. The posters are due to the main office by Tuesday, January 6th.  You will have plenty of time to create a winning design over Winter Break! Good luck!  Be creative and have fun!

Student Council invites you to show your festive holiday spirit this Friday. Dress as festively as you can. Prizes will be awarded for the most spirit.  Be ready to play some holiday bingo in KORT this Friday too!

Students bring in your permission slips and money for exploratory day this week.

Today’s lunch line options:    Lines 1&2:  breaded chicken patty on a whole grain bun;  Line 3: turkey, ham, cheese on a hoagie bun.

The 7thgrade Girls A basketball team started out slow , but came on strong to outscore East last night 19 to 5 in the second half to win 33-18.  Scoring for the Knights were: Karly M. with 11, Tatum B. with 8, and Kat T. and Karis Z. with 6 points each. The B team won 33-6.  Scoring for the Knights were: Taylor B. & Olivia E.with 8, Bailey S. with 6, Rachel S. & Sam D. with 4, and Donay D. with 3 points.  Great effort by both teams. 

The 8thgrade girls basketball A game on Monday was one of those basketball games where both teams deserved to win, but the Knights came up a point short, losing 38 to 37.  Miah W. played an excellent game scoring 11 points.   Abby E. added 5 points.   The B team did lose although the eight girls that played in the game, gave it their all.  Valerie N. had 9 points and 7 rebounds to lead the way, Amariah N. and Kim A. each chipped in with 2 points apiece.

Have a great day.

Tuesday, December 16th, 2014 - Day 3

Posted on: December 16, 2014

Good morning, it is Tuesday, December 16th.  It is a Day 3. 

Super job to the following Knights Honor winners from last week!  5thgraders Julia S. and Alexander N.; 6thgraders Isaac D. and Nina U.;  7thgraders Rachel B. and Kaifang V.; 8thgraders Abby E. and Cory K.

Are you interested in art and winning money when you create the winning poster?  This is the contest for you!  Stop into the main office or Mrs. LaPointe’s health classroom to pick up the poster board and information sticker needed to create your poster!  Please come up with an anti-drug message for your poster.   Please try and draw or design your poster and not paste pictures onto the paper.  Also, spelling is important  and nothing can be attached to the posters to make them three-dimensional. The posters are due to the main office by Tuesday, January 6th.  You will have plenty of time to create a winning design over Winter Break! Good luck!  Be creative and have fun!

Student Council invites you to show your festive holiday spirit this Friday. Dress as festively as you can. Prizes will be awarded for the most spirit.  Be ready to play some holiday bingo in KORT this Friday too!

Students bring in your permission slips and money for exploratory day this week.

Today’s lunch line options:    Lines 1&2:  soft shell beef taco or soft shell chicken fajita;  Line 3: sloppy joes on a whole grain bun.

STMA Knight girls varsityh basketball team is home tonight taking on the Wayzata Trojans.  The  JV and 9thgrade games are at 5:45 and varsity at 7:15.  Tonight is festive holiday sweater night, wear your best holiday sweater there will prizes for the best sweater at half-time of the varsity game.

Congratulations to the middle school wrestling team on their second place finish in the Elk River Invitational over the weekend.  The Knights won three duals in commanding fashion on their way to the finals where they ran into a very balanced team from St. Francis.  The Knights defeated Zimmerman 87-6, Rogers 90-6, Elk River 56-47 and lost to St. Francis 63-41.  There were 14 teams in the tournament.  Making the all-tournament team for the Knights by going 4-0 on the day were:  Carl L., Gage M., and  Brandon P.

The 7 grade girls basketball A team won 33-30 over Buffalo on Monday.  The team was down by ten points throughout the game, but took the lead 31-30 on two free throws by Karis Z. with less than two minutes left in the game.  Great effort by all the girls.  Scoring for the Knights were:  Karis Z. with 12, Nykayla G. with 9, Kat T. with 6, Karly M. with 4, and Tatum B. with 3 points.  The B team won 27-19.  Scoring for the Knights were:  Olivia E. with 8, Rachel S. with 6, Taylor B. with 5, and Bailey S. & Emma E. both scored 4 points.  Great hustle and effort by all the girls.

5th& 6thgrade choirs are in concert tonight in the auditorium at 6:00.

7th& 8thgrade choirs are in concert tonight in the auditorium at 7:30.

Wrestling team is at Big Lake Middle School tonight against Big Lake and Chisago Lakes.  Bus leaves at 3:30.

7thgrade girls basketball team is at East tonight.  Bus leaves at 3:20.  A game is first.

Have a great day.

Monday, December 15th, 2014 -Day 2

Posted on: December 15, 2014

Good morning, it is Monday, December 15th. It is a Day 2.

Student Council invites you to show your festive holiday spirit this Friday. Dress as festively as you can. Prizes will be awarded for the most spirit. Be ready to play some holiday bingo in KORT this Friday too!

We collected a total of 2,085 pairs of shoes! Mrs. Heizelman wanted to honor your selflessness and went with Pink Highlights in her hair. Thank you to all who donated shoes and time to this worthy cause!

Students bring in your permission slips and money for exploratory day this week.

Today’s lunch line options: Lines 1&2: cheesy French bread with marinara sauce; Line 3: stuffed pepperoni pizza.

Wrestling team is at Foley Elementary School tonight. Dismissal from class is at 2:40.

7th& 8thgrade girls basketball teams are home tonight against Buffalo at 3:45. A games are first.

It is the first day of the week, so at this time, please say the Pledge of Allegiance.

Have a great day.

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