Career Day Success

7th grade students had the opportunity to hear from guest speakers in the fields of engineering, tv production, medicine, finance, IT security, real estate, creative writing, law and education. This opportunity encourages students to think about life choices beyond high school and possible career choices. Thank you to all of our guest speakers! read more

Pennies for Patients Total

The generosity of CMSW students, families and friends is amazing! In 11 school days, students raised a total of $13,667.17 for the Leukemia & Lymphoma Society! The CMSW 15 year total donation is now $225,545.84! Wow! Our West students are wonderful community contributors and we are very proud of them. A heartfelt thank you goes out to all donors and participants! read more

Evening with the Stars

On Thursday, Feb. 23rd 5:30-8pm is CMSW’s showcase of student talent and PTO’s fundraiser. There will be band and choir performances, academic displays and a silent auction. You do not need to be present to bid on auction items — more information to follow. Please plan to join us! read more

Mid-level State Honor Jazz Band

We are proud to announce that Lilly Paul (Baritone Saxophone) and Bobby Bellairs (Alto Saxophone) have been selected for the Minnesota Band Director’s Association Mid-level State Honor Jazz Ensemble. This is a tremendous honor for these two very hard working students. They will perform on Friday, February 17 at the Minneapolis Convention Center during the State Music Education Convention. Not only are these two students great musicians, but they are outstanding young people. We are very proud of them and their accomplishments! read more

5th Grade Parent Preview Night

5th grade families — Get ready for the 2017-18 school year! The CMSW Parent Preview Night is Thurs., Feb. 2, 6 – 8pm for parents only. Come meet staff, take a tour, and learn what 6th grade will look like for your student. Contact the office with questions at 952-556-7400. We look forward to welcoming your student this fall! read more

#Stigma180 – reverse the stigma on mental health issues

#Stigma180 is the name of an anti-stigma campaign that runs January through April 2017.  The campaign is aimed at reversing — “doing a 180” — about the stigma surrounding mental health.  You’ll see the hashtag #Stigma180 used to tie different elements of the campaign together across social media, buildings, and school and community events. The campaign was created by specialized services staff with  the following goals in mind: to provide accurate information and resources about mental health to increase awareness, understanding, sensitivity, and responsiveness to mental health in our schools and community to engage members of the district and community in a dialogue and conversation about mental well- being and overall health. Questions? Contact ECCS Family School Coordinators: Samantha Lundgren ( or Eric Dean (  Follow @Stigma180 on Twitter for updates. Join us for one of the 10 presentations in the... read more