Greetings from Chaska Middle School West! This is my first year at Chaska Middle School West. This year will be filled with uncertainty and change. Students will be asked to engage in learning in ways that will be new, exciting, and at times challenging. My commitment to you is proactive communication, partnership, and support. 

Parents and community members, this year our partnership will be critical to navigating the uncertainty, change, and challenge that we as a school and as a community will face. 

Students, I am excited to meet you and see you in action this year. Things will look and feel different. I want you to know that learning will continue, opportunities to explore your passions and interests will continue, and connections with friends will continue.

Whether we are distance learning or in person; we will work together to cultivate learning experiences that support each student’s academic, social, and emotional development. Please click here to visit our District’s Return to Learn page. This will serve as the home base for information related to fall learning across the district. 

I am grateful for your partnership and look forward to the 20-21 school year. 

Nate Gibbs
Nate Gibbs


Mark Shoquist
 Mark Shoquist
Assistant Principal

Welcome to Chaska Middle School West!  This year is my second time at CMSW.  I first came here in 1999 as the Administrative Dean- when West was an 8th and 9th grade building.  Also in the district I have been an Assistant Principal at Chanhassen High School & Building Principal/Assistant Principal at Pioneer Ridge when it was the Freshmen Center.


Nate Sicoli
Anthony Sicoli

Administrative Dean

My name is Anthony Sicoli, and I am the new Administrative Dean at CMSW. I’m excited to work with you all as we continue to build on the many successes you have experienced in recent years. I come to the district with experience as a math teacher and instructional coach, primarily within Minneapolis Public Schools.

My goal this year is to function as a thoughtful, responsive partner for all students and families. Using our PRIDE behavior framework, we will push students to always be Prepared, Respectful, full of Integrity, Dependable, and Excellent in all that they do. This framework will guide our students toward the realization of their immense potential, and will help us to set a new standard of academic and personal success for all of them moving forward. Please reach out if there is anything I can do to help optimize the experience at CMSW, or if you have any questions or concerns as we move into a challenging year with unique circumstances.

Thank you for your continued devotion to our students; I look forward to working with you this year.