Bus Information on Campus Portal this summer for 2018-19 school year

Bus schedules for the upcoming school year will be posted online on your child’s Campus Portal account in late July. With the exception of Special Education students, no letters will be mailed to student homes. Transportation forms and important information for the next school year will be posted on the Transportation webpage. The first day of school for grades 2-12 is Tuesday, Sept. 4, 2018. Kindergarten and 1st grades start on Thursday, Sept. 6,... Continue reading Bus Information on Campus Portal this summer for 2018-19 school year

Summer 2018 Chromebook Information

Will students be able to use the district-issued Chromebook during the summer? Students in grades three through eleven who were issued a Chromebook this year will be allowed to take their Chromebook home for the summer. During that time they will be responsible for taking care of their district-issued device.  If a family does not want their child to have the Chromebook over the summer, the student must return the Chromebook and charger to their school’s media center before leaving for the summer. When school resumes in the fall, the same Chromebook and charger will be returned to the student during the first week of school. Consider a Protection Plan to reduce or eliminate potential fees (chargers are not covered by the protection plan) from accidental loss or damage. During the first or second week of school (each school will provide detailed directions), incoming sixth and ninth grade students will exchange their current Chromebook for a new one. Returning your Chromebook Think... Continue reading Summer 2018 Chromebook Information

Student Council Collecting Gently Used Shoes

Our Student Council is helping Soles4Souls fight global poverty by collecting shoes May 1 – 23! The collection date has been extended!! One person’s unwanted shoes can help provide meaningful opportunities that many in developing nations need, which is why Chaska Middle School West Student Council has launched a shoe drive to collect new or gently used shoes.  Shoes will be collected May 1 – May 23.  Collection boxes are located near the office and Commons. The shoes collected will be delivered to Soles4Souls – a non-profit social enterprise that creates sustainable jobs and provides relief through the distribution of shoes and clothing around the world. Founded in 2006, the organization has distributed more than 30 million pairs of new and used shoes in 127 countries. The World Bank estimates that approximately 767 million people, 385 million of which are children, live on less than $1.90 per day. Millions of these children don’t have access to adequate footwear resulting in... Continue reading Student Council Collecting Gently Used Shoes

MN State History Day Competitors Make Us Proud

Of the eight hard-working CMSW teams that earned a right to compete at the History Day State Competition, three progressed to the second round of the competition. There all three groups received Honorable Mention for their outstanding work. 27,000 students in Minnesota started this process back in November and only 1,100 end up competing at the state competition level. Fewer still then go on to earn Honorable Mention! We are very proud of all of our student competitors including: HONORABLE MENTION — 2018 STATE HISTORY DAY Sydney Kirmeier, Aeryn Oaxaca  —  Group Documentary – Anita Hill: The Silence Breaker Anna Danicich, Taylor Dorn  —  Group Website – Heaven’s Gate: Doomsday through the Internet Molly Maves, Bella Robertson, Izzy Roemer, Sydney Larson —  Group Performance – The Fight for Freedom: Japanese Internment Camps 2018 STATE COMPETITORS: Lindsey Dolan, Elsie McCaghy  —  Group Performance: The Orphan Train Andrew Pana,... Continue reading MN State History Day Competitors Make Us Proud

Frank Ragnow, newly drafted NFL Lion, speaks with 6th Graders

On April 28th our 6th Graders heard from Victoria native and Chanhassen High School graduate Frank Ragnow. Frank’s visit to West was part of the Hot and Cold Pack Challenge in 6th Grade science class. He talked about how he uses cold and heat therapy as an athlete and how he benefits from both types of treatment. Ragnow also emphasized to the 6th graders the importance of treating others with respect, being a great friend and classmate, and how important character and decision making can be for all students. We are extremely honored and thankful to have had the newest member of the Detroit Lions here at West inspiring our students.... Continue reading Frank Ragnow, newly drafted NFL Lion, speaks with 6th Graders