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October 23, 2018

Assuring learning excellence and readiness for a changing world.

Homecoming Recap

Homecoming 2018 was an amazing Scarlet event! Thank you to all who attended and to those who helped make it such an incredible event. Here are just some of the highlights:

  • Keely Schuck was crowned Homecoming Queen, escorted by Terry Moore
  • Magen Dittbenner won the talent show
  • The student dodgeball team beat the teacher team in the dodgeball championship
  • Afternoon karaoke was a hit!
  • Our Scarlet football team won the Homecoming game with a victory over Faribault
  • The class of '93, '68 and '58 joined in our celebrations
  • Six new members were inducted into the Hall of Fame

Hall of Fame

Nominations for our 2019 Hall of Fame are now open. If you know a Scarlet alumni or former staff member that you would like to nominate for our Hall of Fame, please find the nomination form on the link below. The five categories established as criteria for selecting inductee’s for the Hall of Fame include the following:

• Professional
• Athletic / Entertainment
• Science / Technology
• Community Service
• Entrepreneur / Industrial

Mankato West High School Hall of Fame Nomination Form

Congratulations to our National Merit Scholars!

Our Scarlet National merit Scholars for the class of 2019 include:

National Merit Semi-Finalist - Lucas Guo

National Merit Commended Scholars - Justin Qualley, Isabel Lorenz, and Dan Egli

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New Website

Check out our new website filled with important information and lots of pictures of our Scarlets in action.


End of First Quarter

The year is already flying by and next week marks the end of the first grading period. Thursday, November 1st is the last day of the first quarter.

Students should be in communication with teachers regarding missing work and/or missed assessments to ensure that this first quarter reflects their efforts. Please encourage your student to check in with his/her teacher with any questions by the end of this week.

State Soccer Tournament

Girls soccer won the Section Championship for the 3rd year in a row! Their first round game in the state tournament is Wednesday, October 24 at 7:30pm in Farmington. There will be a state send off pep fest at 9:00 Wednesday morning in the auditorium. Go Scarlets!

State Soccer Tournament

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Attendance Reminders

Educators and parents alike know that regular school attendance directly relates to success in academic work, benefits students socially, provides opportunities for important communications between teachers and students, and establishes regular habits of dependability important to the future of our students. Time lost from class is irretrievable in terms of human experience and learning.

We would like to invite you to partner with us in emphasizing the importance of attendance with your child by encouraging your child to attend school regularly. Please limit absences by scheduling appointments, vacations, college visits, etc. on non-school days. Should your child need to miss school, please notify the office on the day of your child’s absence.

Absences not verified within 48 hours will remain unexcused, and unexcused absences can result in losing credit for a class and truancy. Please feel free to contact Mike Elston or Brian Hansen if you have questions about your child’s attendance. We look forward to seeing your child every day and working with you to ensure your child has a successful experience at West High School.

School Attendance Line

Please report student absences by calling: (507) 387-2490. If there is no answer, please leave a message.

Coming Soon: Other Important Dates

  • Thursday, November 1: Last Day of Quarter 1
  • Friday, November 2: No school, teacher work day

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

  • Army Recruiter - Monday, October 29 @ 10:00
  • Augustana College - Thursday, November 1 @ 10:00
  • North Dakota State University - Monday, November 5 @ 9:30
  • Bemidji State University - Tuesday, November 6 @ 8:30