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.

Wright County Cares

Three major organizations unite to inform, protect, and educate our community on the dangers of addiction. Bridging the gap, connecting families with the resources they need. Click here for more information.

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

Tuesday, January 27th, 2015 - Day 2

Posted on: January 27, 2015

Good morning, it is Tuesday, January 27th.  It is a Day 2. 

Congratulations to our choirs.  Your concert at the high school was fantastic last night.

Excellent job to our recent Knights Honor winners, they are:  5thgraders, Brady W. and Michelle L., 6th  graders, Cam B. and Rachel K., 7thgraders, Nate N. and Kyle W., 8thgraders, Drew R. and Carter K.

Students beginning tomorrow, we will be taking the OLPA math tests.  Please remember to bring headphones for that test which begins tomorrow.

Hat day is coming on February 3rd.   Don’t forget to bring in a dollar to the atrium for Hat day before school from from now until next Monday.  Your donation goes to Mary’s Place, a homeless shelter in Minneapolis which allows you to wear a hat during school on Feb. 3rd

Today’s lunch line options:    Lines 1&2:  pancakes and scrambled eggs;   Line 3: turkey sausage cheese breakfast pizza.

Middle School West 5th- 8thGrade Art Club is looking for more students to join Art Club! Register now with COMMUNITY EDUCATION Art Club meets on Wednesdays after school.  Classes offer different projects each session in clay, wire, paint, found objects, pastels, and other materials.  Instructors: Ms. Erickson, Mrs. Miller. 

7th& 8thgrade boys basketball teams are home tonight against Chisago Lakes at 4:00.  A games are first.  8thgrade gold B team plays tonight.

Congratulations to the following students who will represent Middle School West at tonight’s District Spelling Bee:  Cat T., Chase L., Daniel W., Dominic P., Jacob L., Josiah E., Noah M., Olivia S., Paige M., and Wyatt L.

Congratulations to the middle school wrestling team on their dominating performance in the Mississippi 8 Conference Tournament last night.  The Knights crowned seven individual champions last night…..a school record!  Placing for the Knights in the A division were:  4thplace Aaron P., 3rdplace Noah M., Isiah H., and Toby D., champions were Brandon P., Gage M., Carl L., and Wyatt L.  Placing in the B division were 4thplace Logan S.l, 3rdplace Lawrence G. and Dominic G, 2ndplace Deshaun J., and champions Jacob L. and Luke L.

Attention 7-8th grade students:  Today you will continue taking the OLPA Reading Practice Test.  You will be testing with your 3rd hour teacher in the same location where you tested yesterday. Today,  8thGrade students will report to their testing lab following KORT and 7thGrade students will report to their testing lab after lunch. 

8thGrade

Stephens - F115

            Canton - F113

            Hannon - G124

            Jeffrey - G127

            Brett - Media

            Christianson - D136

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

            Kelly (Ho-Z)- G125, Haugen

            Antony - C149

7thGrade      

Wimmer - F115

            Barrett - F113

            Schlichting - G124

            Kelley - G127

            Paasch - Media

            Fore - D136

            Kucera (A-Pa)- Media RH Lab, Kucera

            Kucera (Pe-Z)- G125, Haugen

            Venaas - C149

Have a great day.

Monday, January 26th, 2015 - Day 1

Posted on: January 26, 2015

Good morning, it is Monday, January 26th.  It is a Day 1. 

Attention 7-8th grade students:  Today you will be taking the OLPA Reading Practice Test.  You will be testing with your 3rd hour teacher – again, you will be testing with the teacher you would normally have for your 3rd hour class.  7thGrade students will report to their testing lab following KORT and 8thGrade students will report to their testing lab after lunch. 

7thGrade.         

Students Report to 3rd Hour Teacher         

Wimmer - F115

            Barrett - F113

            Schlichting - G124

            Kelley - G127

            Paasch - Media

            Fore - D136

            Kucera (A-Pa)- Media RH Lab, Kucera

            Kucera (Pe-Z)- G125, Haugen

            Venaas - C149

8th grade students Report to 3rd Hour Teacher         

Stephens - F115

            Canton - F113

            Hannon - G124

            Jeffrey - G127

            Brett - Media

            Christianson - D136

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

            Kelly (Ho-Z)- G125, Haugen

            Antony - C149

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

THANK YOU to everyone who helped make last night's Coaches vs. Cancer girls’ basketball game a huge success last Thursday. Because of the generosity of so many, we raised $6576.90 for district employees, Renee Krupke and Chris Braun. Both families were extremely appreciative of all the support that was shown for them and the awareness raised for breast cancer. We also collected a box full of hats that will be donated to the Virginia Piper Cancer Institute in Buffalo. In the past 5 years we have raised and donated almost $22,000 to seven local families affected by disease.

Middle School West 5th- 8thGrade Art Club is looking for more students to join Art Club! Register now with COMMUNITY EDUCATIONArt Club meets on Wednesdays after school.  Classes offer different projects each session in clay, wire, paint, found objects, pastels, and other materials.Instructors: Ms. Erickson, Mrs. Miller.

Wrestling team is at the Mississippi 8 Conference Meet at Chisago Lakes High School today.  Dismissal from class is at 1:00.

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

Friday, January 23rd, 2015 - Exploratory Day

Posted on: January 23, 2015

Good morning, it is Friday, January 23rd.  It is Exploratory Day. 

Exploratory Day Busses will depart from the school from the East side of the school, the same place they drop you off and pick you up each day.

Today’s lunch line options:    Lines 1&2:  BBQ rib on a hoagie bun;   Line 3: no alternate today.

The 8th grade boys basketball Blue B team defeated Monticello last night by a score of 41-32.  Drew Dorenbush had 12 points.  Desean P. had 7, Jack M. and Callan G. each had 6 points.  Alex H. and and Rashuan S. rounded out the scoring with 4 points each. The Gold B team came up short last night losing 44-22.  The Knights got off to a slow start, but Tyler B., Blake S., and Xander G., all hit second half 3 pointers,  Clayton K. also had 3 points and Oni S. added 7 second half points. The A team also lost 32-20  against a tough Monticello team.  The Knights played good defense, but had too many turnovers.  Ethan R. had 6 points, followed by Jonah B. with 5,  Eric A. with 4, Tyler B. with 3, and Jacob T. with 2.   The 8th grade will not practice Friday, but will practice Monday night, which is a change from the original schedule.

Congratulations to the 7thgrade A & B basketball teams on their wins over Monticello.  Both teams were aggressive on defense and moved the ball well on offense.  The B team won 47 to 29. Scoring for the Knights were: Benji O. with 10, Dylan S. with 9, Zach L. with 7, Hunter C. with 3, and Gabe S., Jacob P., Justin B., Nick C., and Michael L. all scored 2 points. The A team won 52 to 24.  Scoring for the Knights were: Colton C. with 13, Jordan N. with 10, Peyton M. with 8, Joe M. with 6, Kyle W. with 5, Jordan K. with 4, Moe C., Zach C., and Boston M. all had 2 points.  No practice tonight.

Have a great day.

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