West Side Story 2.0
October 5, 2022
Congratulations to our Homecoming Court!
- Mya Crocker escorted by Gavin Villagomez
- Angie Dickhudt escorted by Owen Essay
- Olivia Koeneman escorted by Max Busch
- Estelle Lorenz escorted by Toby Essay
- Julia Schumacher escorted by Matthew Borman
Monday, October 10th from 7:00pm - 9:00pm in the gym
Dress Up Days
Tuesday: Jersey Day
Wednesday: Beach Day
Thursday: Class Color Day
Friday: Scarlet Pride (Red and White)
Friday, October 14
8:45am: Band marches the halls
9:00am: Classroom activities
9:30am: Talent Show in auditorium
11:00am: Coronation in the gym
12:00pm: Open lunch for all students
1:00pm: Dodgeball championship team takes on the staff team in the gym, followed by Battle of the Classes
2:00pm: Karaoke in the auditorium
7:00pm: Football Game
After the football game - 11:00pm: Homecoming Dance
- Cost $5, $4 with a Homecoming button
- Only West students may attend the dance, no guests
- Student ID required for dance
Hall of Fame
This year's Mankato High School/West High School Hall of Fame Induction Ceremony is at 6:30 p.m., Thursday, October 13, at the Country Inn and Suites, 1900 Premier Drive, Mankato. A reception will be held at 5:30 p.m. with a meal served at 6 p.m. Tickets cost $30 and are available at Mankato West High School's main office, 1351 South Riverfront Drive, between 7:30 a.m. and 4:00 p.m. Monday to Friday through October 7th. This year's inductees are:
Barb Lawrence Kaus
Blair Harrison Olson
Jessica Mittelstadt Stenzel
Hall of Fame inductees are graduates and staff who are being recognized for their legacies and contributions to Mankato High School/West High School, the Mankato community and beyond. Those honored with the Hall of Fame recognition serve as role models for current students. Categories established as selection criteria include professional, athletic/entertainment, science/technology and community service. A permanent display of the Hall of Fame is located at West High School near the gymnasium.
Minnesota State Month (formerly known as College Knowledge Month)
Mental Health Awareness
Device Protection Plans
Canvas & Parent Access
Canvas is a learning management platform utilized with our high school students at Mankato Area Public Schools. Canvas is a tool to create engaging, relevant and robust learning opportunities for students that can be extended beyond the traditional walls of a classroom and traditional time frame of a school day.
Parents have the ability to view their students’ course content (assignment due dates, assignments, course modules, etc.) by creating a Canvas “Observer” account that is linked to their student(s) account. Parents can access information about their child's courses using the Parent App (available on iOS and Android devices), or by creating an Observer Account using your computer's web browser.
Setting up a Canvas account:
Click the “Parent of a Canvas User?” link.
Fill in the information until you get to the Pairing Code.
Enter Pairing Code in set-up screen (see next set of instructions)
Click Start Participating to finish set-up.
Finding the Pairing Code (overview):
Have your student open up Canvas.
Go to Account and click Settings.
On the right-hand side, click the Pair with Observer button.
The code on the pop-up is the code you will use to pair with your student’s account.
Directions for linking multiple students can be found here. Please note, your child must be enrolled in a course before you can observe.
Grad pictures for the yearbook are due in February. Please visit this site and scroll down to Senior Pictures to learn how to submit your grad photo.
Information from the Grad Party Committee:
Mankato West 2023 Graduation will be here before we know it! If you have never experienced a Mankato West High School Grad Party, fasten your seat belts! This all-night extravaganza is a longstanding tradition for our awesome graduates. The party includes tons of food, authentic casino gaming, karaoke, hypnotist, loads of prizes, and swag for every senior who attends. The party is planned, staffed, and chaperoned by parent volunteers, making it a safe, fun and memorable event that we want everyone to experience!
The graduation party would not be possible without support from parents! Please consider volunteering or donating prizes or cash so we can make this event amazing and accessible to everyone.
Click the link below for more details!
Dodgeball Tournament 7:00pm
Class Color Day
Hall of Fame Banquet
Scarlet Pride (Red and White)
Conferences 4:00pm - 8:00pm
Jug Game 7:00pm at MSU