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September 20, 2018

Welcome Back Scarlet Families!

It has been an exciting start to the 2018-19 school year! The first week we had our Welcome Assembly and introduced our new teachers and welcomed the Class of 2022. Link Crew had a follow up meeting with the freshmen where student leaders reviewed National Anthem etiquette, the singing of the school song, and practiced a variety of different cheers. We had a beautiful picnic day for Subs on the Sidewalk and many students signed up for sports, activities, and clubs. A lot of Scarlet Spirit in that first week!

Other celebrations of Scarlet Spirit included the Jug Game, where West won the jug for the 13th year in a row. Scarlets have also been out supporting each other in soccer, swimming, tennis, cross country and volleyball. Due to the success of our athletic programs, the large number of students involved in activities, and our academic achievement, Niche has ranked Mankato West as the #2 sports high school in Minnesota. Go Scarlets!

Department Spotlight

Our Student Support Team is located in the Counseling Center in the main office. Our team includes our three counselors, school social worker, school psychologist, and a chemical health counselor. Please click on the link below to find more information about each of these incredible staff members and the services they provide to our school community.

Student Support Team

Booster Club

Have you joined our Booster Club? This is a great way to get involved in our school community and support our school activities. To become a Scarlet Booster Club member, click on the link below. Go Scarlets!

Booster Club Membership

MAPS Family Academy

Register to attend Mankato Area Public Schools' Family Academy held September 24 at Lincoln Community Center, 110 Fulton Street. These no cost workshops provide tips, tools and strategies to help children be successful.

5:30 p.m. to 6:30 p.m. sessions
ACT test and college preparation
Families will learn more about the ACT and what no cost resources are available to help students prepare for this important test.

Difference between sadness and depression
What is the difference between sadness and depression and when should there be concern?

Causes and effects of perfectionism and its impacts on students in and out of school will be reviewed.

6:40 p.m. to 7:40 p.m. sessions
Technology resources for parents/guardians
Learn information about apps and extensions approved for student devices, how to use Infinite Campus and preview the new Mankato Area Public Schools' website.

Helping students cope with stress
Learn tools and strategies to help manage stress and anxiety students face.

Registration is required because space is limited. Refreshments and childcare for those ages 4 to 12 will be provided.

For more information or to register by telephone, contact staff at 507-387-5501.

Homecoming Talent Show

It is time to prepare for Homecoming 2018! We are looking for acts to audition for our Homecoming Talent Show. While the Talent Show is Friday, October 12, auditions start next week. Encourage your child to show off their individual talents or get a group together and sign up for auditions. We know our Scarlets are talented; let's show those talents!

Friday Night Lights

Our Scarlet football team will host Winona Friday night. The game starts at 7:00 p.m. The Booster Club will be hosting a tailgate event beginning at 5:30. Thank you, Booster Club, for hosting this event!

Pack the Stands

Saturday, Sep. 22nd, 11am

Caswell North Soccer Complex, North Mankato, MN, USA

The Mankato community will be coming together this Saturday at Pack the Stands! Saturday will be a day filled with East/West soccer. Boys JV will kick it off at 11:00 a.m. Boys Varsity and Girls JV play at 1:00, while Girls Varsity will close out the day with their game beginning at 3:00 p.m. This is a fantastic Mankato Soccer community event!

Coming Soon: Other Important Dates

  • Friday, September 28th: Picture Retakes, Homecoming Pepfest
  • Tuesday, October 2nd: MSU College Fair

College Visits: Representatives from the following colleges and universities will meet in the Counseling Center on the following dates.

  • Army National Guard - Monday, September 24th @ 2:00
  • U.S. Marines - Wednesday, September 26th @ 10:00
  • Savannah College of Art and Design - Wednesday, September 26th @ 11:00
  • St. Scholastica College - Friday, September 28th @ 10:00