West Side Story 2.0

Wednesday, March 4th

Assuring learning excellence and readiness for a changing world.

"They Lied. We Know." Anti-Vaping Campaign

Thank you to all of our P4T leaders for presenting the "They Lied. We Know." campaign to all of our students. To find out more about their campaign, you can watch the short Public Service Announcement video created by East and West P4T leaders, or visit cambriacares.com.

A special thank you to Cambria for providing this opportunity to our schools!

Congratulations to some of the BEST at West!

MANKATO WEST TRIPLE "A" WINNERS: West High School students Will Fischenich and Claire Hemstock received the Triple “A” (academics, athletics, arts) Award, which recognizes students who have excelled in the classroom, on the athletic field, and in fine arts.

NATIONAL MERIT SCHOLARSHIP FINALISTS: Congratulations to Isabella Aase and Afnaan Hashmi who have qualified as a National Merit Finalist! They will be considered for National Merit Scholarships.

3X STATE CHAMPION WRESTLER: On Saturday, senior Charlie Pickell won his third state championship title at the State Wrestling Meet!

BOYS SWIM & DIVE: Congratulations to our boys swim and dive team who competed at the State Swimming and Diving Meet this past weekend!

It's Testing Season

As we move into Spring, students across the district will be taking various assessments to provide our school with valuable data regarding student growth. Please be aware of these dates as you are making appointments and/or scheduling vacations.

  • ACT Testing: Tuesday, March 24th for all juniors
  • MCA & NWEA Testing: Tuesday, April 21st - Wednesday, April 22nd for all freshmen, sophomores, and juniors.
  • MCA Testing: Last week of April for juniors (based on science course).

For more information, please see the testing letter shared with all parents and guardians.

ACT Test

Tuesday, March 24th, 7:45am

West Gym

WHO: Juniors

WHAT: ACT Exam (Free - Students will register in school.)

WHEN: Tuesday, March 24th

WHERE: Mankato West High School Gym

ZAPS ACT Prep Seminar

If you are looking for some additional support for your student prior to the ACT Exam on March 24th, you can sign up for the ZAPS ACT seminar through the Community Ed program by going to the link here.

Guthrie Field Trip

Thursday, March 5th, 7:45am

818 South 2nd Street

Minneapolis, MN

Every year, students from West and East high school are given the opportunity to see a Shakespeare play performed at the Guthrie Theater thanks to a generous endowment made by an anonymous community member.

On Thursday, March 5th, students from West will attend the Guthrie's production of Shakespeare's comedy Twelfth Night, a romantic comedy full of mistaken identities, love triangles, and (of course) a happy ending.

Standards-Based Grading Conference

Last week, several Mankato West staff members attended Rick Wormeli's Standard-Based Grading conference in Bloomington. As you may be aware, our schools are incorporating Standards-Based Grading practices as a way to more accurately track and communicate student performance by focusing more on the evidence of learning associated with specific course standards.

We will continue to share information with students and families as we develop our practices around Standards Based Grading.

Order Your Yearbook Today!

Don't miss out on ordering your Mankato West High School 2019-2020 yearbook! Orders are due by Friday, April 3rd!

Order your yearbook online HERE.

If you are the parent of a senior and are interested in purchasing a grad ad for your student, follow the link HERE to find out more about ordering and designing an ad. Grad ads must be ordered by Wednesday, March 11th.

Contact Yearbook Advisor Meredith Mayra with any questions at mmayra1@isd77.org.

Naviance Password Reset (Parents Only)

Naviance, our district College and Career Readiness tool, has updated its password requirements for parents. If you are a parent/guardian who has not logged into Naviance yet this year, you will be required to reset your password the next time you log in, starting on January 27th. (Note: If you have logged into Naviance AFTER Dec 16th, your login experience will not change.) Student login access has not changed.

If you need additional support with Naviance or have questions, please reach out to your student's counselor.

Upcoming Events

  • Choir Concert - Monday, March 9th @ 7:0 PM

  • 2 Hour Late Start - Tuesday, March 10th

  • String Fest '20 - Tuesday, March 10th @ 12:00 PM

Find Basketball events here:


Visit the MWHS Calendar of events here:


In the Counseling Center

  • Army - Wednesday, March 4th @ 10:00 AM
  • National Guard - Wednesday, March 11th @ 10:00 AM
  • University of Minnesota (Morris) - Monday, March 16th @ 10:00 AM

Weather Info

With our winter weather comes the possibility of late starts, cancellations or early releases. Here is a link to weather-related information from our district website.