Online summer school will begin for HS students tomorrow.
Elem. yearbooks are here! Stop in the office on Tues/Thurs of this week, 9-12 to pick up. Otherwise call to make arrangements. If you haven't preordered, $20.
Need to give credit where credit is due! Thank you to Jill Hausman, Ann Crawford and Connor Terry for donating the masks to West Monona CSD!
THANK YOU! THANK YOU! THANK YOU! A spectacular Spartan Shout Out to Connor Terry, Gloria Hausman, and Ann Crawford for making 100 masks for our staff! Our gratitude is greater than you can imagine!
We have now served 13,384 free meals! Sign your students up for free meals next week! https://forms.gle/3YoBGcFEKFhehj2P9
High School Student Reminder: If you are taking summer school for credit recovery you don't need to return your computer today. Mrs. Mann has sent parents a letter with information pertaining to summer school in June.
High school students will be turning in their computers today at the main entrance from 9:00-1:00. Approximate times are as follows: Juniors: 9:00 - 10:00 Sophomores: 11:00 - 12:00 Freshmen: 12:00 - 1:00
Reminder: High School stusents will turn their computers in from 9:00-1:00 at the main HS entrance. Approximate times are as follows: Juniors: 9:00 - 10:00 Sophomores: 11:00 - 12:00 Freshmen: 12:00 - 1:00
Reminder that MS computer return will be from 2-5 pm today. Please bring your computer and charger back to the MS entry today between 2-5 pm.
There will be a HS baseball parent meeting on Saturday at 10 am at the football field. Practice starts Monday at 5:30 pm. There will be a HS softball parent meeting at 4:30 pm Saturday at the football field. Practice will start Monday at 4:00 pm. All 8-12 graders interested in playing should plan to attend.
MS computer return will take place tomorrow (Thursday) from 2-5 pm. Please remember your computer and charger. There are still student belongings in the entry way at the elementary that can be picked up any time between 8 am-4 pm.
West Monona Vacancies for 2020-2021 https://docs.google.com/document/d/1G2iFexha8qG5P0P-ksvlsBesTPac14FbThvcVkeLmuA/edit?usp=sharing
We'd like to give a Spartan Shout Out to Megan Weber for donating brown paper sacks to our food service program! Thank You!
12,295 Free Meals have been served to West Monona students! Sign up for next week's meals! https://forms.gle/eqwvqSJ52x5rELhV9
THANK YOU to Amanda Yanak and Susan Collison for donating paper sacks to our food program! We have served 10,833 students thus far! Sign up for next week's free meals: https://forms.gle/VTYbgCfSEkTNHPwU6
To view a list of senior award recipients please click the following link. The link should be universally available to everyone on the web. https://drive.google.com/file/d/1Hh5ntu8FNpDyLyTKkwqtN_UOMl1yv3Y8/view?usp=sharing
To view a list of senior award recipients please click the following link. https://drive.google.com/file/d/1Hh5ntu8FNpDyLyTKkwqtN_UOMl1yv3Y8/view?usp=sharing
Please join West Monona in congratulating the class of 2020 on their Senior Awards. Click the following link to watch the presentation. https://drive.google.com/file/d/1EUdUhUTASOPz33_6NKk8tz5ivIoy7iky/view?usp=sharing
Senior Class (computers): On Friday, May 15 you will be turning in your computers from 10:00 to 11:00. Jostens will be on hand with Senior packets. Scholarship certificates will also be in the packet. You may pick up art projects at this time as well. CDC guidelines in use.
2020-21 Course registration is up and running at westmonona.org for 8-11th graders from May 11-15. Parents please visit the webpage with your student to sign-up for classes. Contact Mrs. King with any questions you may have.
Attention families that pick up meals in Blencoe: On Monday May 11th, we will provide Breakfast from 8:30 to 9:00, but that will be the last time delivering meals in the morning. From lunch time forward, two meals will be provided from 11:30-12:00. One will be lunch for the day and the other, breakfast for the next morning. So, there will no longer be a morning delivery after Monday May 11th.
MS Parents: If your child had a pair of purple Crocs in their bags when they picked up on Tuesday that don't belong to them , please contact Mr. Vanderflught.
Prom: A tentative date has been set for Prom on June 20. This is pending state decisions and guidance on social distancing at dances and other events.
HS Underclassmen will have school until May 29. This means teachers will continue to hold office hours and send resources through this date. Computers will be turned in on May 29. 11th Grade: 9-10:00., 10th Grade: 11-12:00, 9th Grade: 12-1:00.
Juniors-Freshmen (Class Registration for 2020-21). On Monday, May 11 parents and students will receive an email with instructions and information on registering for classes online for the 2020-21 school year.
Senior Graduation: The last day of school for seniors is Friday, May 15, so teachers will be finalizing 2nd semester grades for seniors at that time. Your second semester grade is your 3rd quarter grade. The tentative date set for graduation is June 28. 52 credits are needed.
Senior Awards Night: On Friday, May 15 West Monona will release a virtual awards ceremony for the class of 2020. The awards and the names of the recipients will be read. Certificates will be included in the senior class Jostens packets that students will get on Friday.
Senior Class (computers): On Friday May, 15 you will be turning in your computers from 10:00 to 11:00. Jostens will be on hand with Senior packets. Scholarship certificates will also be in the packet. You may pick up art projects at this time as well. CDC guidelines in use.
PK-8 student item pickup is underway. Come out to the schools and get your students’ items from now until 7 pm. Return your library books and other school property at the same time!
PK-8 families: remember that you can return library books and other school property tonight from 5-7 during student property pick-up time.
PK-8 student belonging pick-up is tonight from 5-7 pm. We ask that you drive up, request your child's items, and remain in your car while we retrieve them. PK-1st pick up on 3rd street at the PK doors and 2-5 pick up at the main entrance. All MS pick up in front of the MS/HS.
Elem student belonging pick-up scheduled for tonight is postponed until Tuesday from 5-7 pm due to the rainy weather forecasted for today. MS pickup will be Tuesday from 5-7 pm also. Library books and other items that belong to school can be dropped off during this time as well.
Good evening to you. High school students who have not picked up their stuff from their locker can do so between 8-10 a.m. on Monday and Tuesday this week. CDC guidelines will be followed.
A HUGE shout out to Frannie's Cafe for donating 3,000 paper sacks and to Williams & Company PC for donating 500 paper sacks to our free meal program! THANK YOU! Please show your appreciation to these businesses through your patronage. To date, we have served 6,898 students!
Congrats to Lexi Lander, the 2020 Governor's Scholar Award Winner! https://www.iahsaa.org/iowa-governors-scholar/
SENIORS: You need to turn in 2 hard copy senior pictures by May 6 to be included in the Class of 2020 feature. The pics also go on transcipts. Pics can be mailed to the HS.
High school industrial arts students may contact Mr. Groves at firstname.lastname@example.org to schedule a time to pick up their projects.
PK-8 Student Possession Pick-Up PK-5 possession pick-up will take place on Monday, May 4, from 5-7 pm. All pick-ups will be in a drive through fashion. Parents will drive up and ask for their child/children’s belongings. Staff will go into the building and gather the students’ possessions and bring them back. PK, Kindergarten, 1st grade will pick up on 3rd Street at the PK doors in the bus loading area. 2nd, 3rd, 4th, and 5th grade students will pick up on 4th Street at the main entry Middle School pick-up will take place on Tuesday, May 5, from 5-7 pm. All pick-ups will be in a drive through fashion. Parents will drive up and ask for their child/children’s belongings. Staff will go into the building and gather the students’ possessions and bring them back. PLEASE REMAIN IN YOUR VEHICLES TO MAINTAIN SOCIAL DISTANCING
PK-5 parents: New printed materials are ready for pick up at the elementary entry. PK-8 parents: Information on student possession pick up will come out later today.
GRADE REMINDER: HS 3rd quarter grades are the grade of record, so they will be used as semester grades. Students who are not happy with a 3rd quarter grade may work on extra credit to improve their grade by one letter grade. Students contact your teacher if you are interested.
Reminder: High school students can stop by the school this morning to get items from their locker. Band students can pick up their instrument at this time as well. CDC quidelines observed: 9th: 9:00 – 10:00, 10th: 10:00 – 11:00, 11th: 11:00 – 12:00 12th: 12:00 -1:00.
Reminder: High school students can stop by the school this morning to get items from their locker. Band students can pick up their instrument at this time as well. CDC quidelines observed: 9th: 9:00 – 10:00, 10th: 10:00 – 11:00, 11th: 11:00 – 12:00 12th: 12:00 -1:00.
West Monona has now served 5,478 free meals to our students! Don't miss out on this opportunity. Sign up here to receive free meals next week: https://forms.gle/McjXwCLWnXSVmRcs6
Tonight we will once again recognize our seniors by lighting up the sports complex. The lights will go on at 8:20 pm in honor of the Class of 2020!
I hope all is well. I’m writing this letter to communicate our high school plan for the remaining days of the school year. https://core-docs.s3.amazonaws.com/documents/asset/uploaded_file/679180/2020_-_End_of_Year_Plan_Students___Parents.docx
Attention elementary parents: the elementary yearbooks will arrive soon. You may pay online using the following link... http://jostensyearbooks.com/?REF=A02444000
Please sign up if you plan to participate in our free meal program next week! https://forms.gle/qhRQYY8HJ46Pmoex7
Please check your email, the district website's newsfeed or our district facebook page for new school closure information.
There was an error on the form sent out for free meals next week stating students needed to be present to receive the meals. That is NOT the case any longer. The form has been corrected. Thank you to those that reached out to let us know! https://forms.gle/9AfpFYGWmp1wLV4X9
West Monona has served a total of 2,372 free meals to our students thus far! Sign your students up for free breakfast and lunch next week by filling out our free meal form: https://forms.gle/2rcVmuPhe2KPsghJ9
High school students please check your school email. Thanks, Tim Chesnut
High school students check you school email.
PK-5 parents, you can pick up printed materials at the elementary for this week until 8 pm tonight. The light is on a sensor so it may be dark, but the door is open until 8 pm.
Governor Reynolds has extended the closing of schools through April 30th. We will continue to provide free meals to students. There will be a new sign-up form sent out tomorrow. We will continue to provide educational updates as they occur.
Tonight WM teachers will have a parade through Onawa. The teachers will leave the HS at 5:30 and drive the numbered streets in town. Remember to keep you distance but come out and wave!
PK-5 parents don’t forget that you can pick up new printed materials Monday between 8 am-8 pm from the elementary entryway. The lights are on a timer so go on in even if it is dark, the lights will come on and the building is open until 8 pm.
Great News! The USDA has lifted the requirement that students be present to receive the free meals! Please sign up for week two of our free meal program here: https://forms.gle/pPA8yCvZKCRZV4V6A Each week is a new sign up, so please sign up again if you plan to participate. HUGE SHOUT OUT to our food service workers for ALL of their hard work and dedication in making sure our students can still eat while we are out of school. It is greatly appreciated!
Due to lack of participation, we are removing Turin from our list of free meal sites. We will continue to provide free meals in Blencoe and Onawa. Thank you, again, to our ROCK STAR food service workers that are working tirelessly to help our students in their time of need!
West Monona's list of 2020-21 HS/MS job openings can be found at http://teachiowa.gov/. Search by district and select West Monona to view our openings. We encourage you to join our Spartan team!
Rumor Control: There is no meeting taking place today to determine how long school will be closed. As of right now, we are scheduled to reopen on April 14th. Closing longer will only occur upon the recommendation of the Governor, CDC, and/or Iowa Department of Public Health.
Link to sign up for free meals: https://forms.gle/xwkzKHWqnYA93wb47 Reminder of Free Meal Pick Up Locations and Times: Onawa: 3rd Street by loading dock (8:00-9:00 and 11:30-12:30) Turin: Park (8:30-9:00 and 11:30-12:00) Blencoe: Community Center (8:30-9:00 and 11:30-12:00)
Elementary parents, the printed materials available at the school from 8am-8pm tomorrow are the same materials that were emailed to you. It is available to help those who could not print the materials on their own.
Elementary Parents: Monday from 8 am-8 pm, parents are able to pick up printed materials from the elementary entry. Materials are limited, so if they are all gone please email email@example.com with your student(s) name(s) and grade(s). New material will be provided every Monday.
Governor Reynolds announced at 8:15 this evening that all Iowa schools should close for four weeks effective immediately. We apologize for the short notice, but want to be sure we keep our students, staff and community safe by following our Governor's recommendation. More information to come as this is a developing situation.
Don't miss the concert tonight. MS/HS bands will perform starting at 6:30 with MS/HS choirs to follow in the auditorium.
Reminder: Tonight West Monona High School will honor our academic letter winners and National Honor Society inductees. Our academic awards program begins at 7:00 p.m. We hope to see you in the auditorium.
The MS wrestling meet today is at Odebolt at 4:00 pm.
Reminder that West Monona students dismiss at 2:30 today and will not have school Friday.
Reminder that the book fair at the elementary will run tonight and Thursday from 4-8 pm. We will also have it open Wednesday morning from 9-10 for parents visiting to read with their children.
Reminder - parent-teacher conferences are Tues 3/3 & Thurs 3/5 at 4-8 pm. Attendance during conferences is valued, if you don't remember what time you are scheduled please call the Elementary/MS. HS parents please feel free to visit with any of you student's teachers.
West Monona Speech students had a good day at the District Individual Speech Contest at Woodbury Central on Saturday, February 29th. Lexi Lander and Garrett Heisterkamp were awarded Division 1 ratings in the category of Public Address. Reed Reicks scored a "1" in the very difficult category of Solo Improvisation. Other students awarded Division 2 ratings included: Lillie Schild for Acting Nedelle Smartt for Storytelling Olivia Phipps for Interpretive Reading - Poetry Alexys McLeod for Interpretive Reading - Prose Rosara Reicks for Solo Improvisation Reed Reicks for Public Address State Individual Contest will be held on March 14, 2020 at Kuemper Catholic High School.
The spring pops concert scheduled for Monday, March 9, has been rescheduled to Tuesday, March 10. It will start at 6:30 p.m. in the HS auditorium.
This is a reminder that HS Honors Night is Monday, March 9th at 7:00 p.m. in the auditorium.
West Monona CSD would like your input! The following link provides an opportunity to share the characteristics you would like to see in our next superintendent, as well as the great things about our community and schools. https://www.surveymonkey.com/r/WestMononaWestHarrisonIA
Correction-Wed-Wear Pajamas-Parents/Grandparents can come in 9:30-10 to read with kids
Dr Seuss Week at WM Elementary Mon-Cat in the Hat Day-Wear Stripes Tues-Oh the Places You'll Go-Wear a college shirt/career Wed-Wear Pajamas-Parents/Grandparents can come in 8:30-9:00 to read with kids Thurs-If I Ran The Zoo-Wear Animal Print/Animal shirt Fri-NO SCHOOL
The MS dance will be held Friday, February 28 from 4-6 pm in the HS commons. Admission is $3 or 3 canned goods. Dress code is casual and the theme is neon. There will be pizza and drinks available to purchase.
Good luck to the Girls Basketball team tonight. The 17-5 Spartans will take on 17-5 Central Lyon in Orange City at MOC High School at 7:00 p.m. this evening in Class 2A - Region 1 semifinal action. Go Spartans!
Some HS students will be attending the Class 1A quarterfinals at 2:30. Darius will wrestle the loser of one of the Class IA quarterfinals in the 2nd round consolations during session 5. The bus will depart at 11:30 a.m. Students may not return to Onawa until midnight. Go Darius!
There will be no MS wrestling practice today, Wednesday, February 19.
Reminder that tonight’s BB game is a regional game. Admission is $6 per person and no passes will be accepted.
Correction, track starts Tuesday, February 18.
HS track practice will begin Tuesday, May 18. ALL students participating in track MUST get a clearance card from the MS office prior to practicing.
Today's MS wrestling meet is going to be held at Denison Middle School.
West Monona Schools will have a 2 hour late start on Thursday, February 13, due to the forecasted wind chills.
This is a reminder that there will be NO SCHOOL for West Monona students and staff on Monday, February 17.
Tonight’s basketball game vs West Sioux is a JV/V girls only game. JV starts at 6:00, with the varsity to follow.
Reminder for snow make up days: April 9th and 14th will now be in school, snow make up days. Spring break will be April 10th-13th.
The final games of the WVC tournament have been set. The girls will travel to Sloan to take on Westwood at 7:30, Thursday. The boys will travel to Correctionville to take on K-P at 6:00 on Friday night. Go Spartans!!
Reminder that tonight is a WVC tournament game. Only WVC passes will be accepted.
The boys HS BB team will host River Valley tonight for JV/V doubleheader. JV at 6:00, varsity to follow.
The Spartan girls survive, 53-52! Miella Struble with the game winning three pointer!
The MS wrestling meet on February 3 @ Lawton has been moved to February 4 @ Lawton at 4:00 pm.
The elementary is participating in the annual American Heart Association's Kids Heart Challenge.This year the association has proposed a challenge to give back to the school. Our school is getting ready to kick off the American Heart Association’s Kids Heart Challenge and this year we can win a $25 Amazon gift card for our class, but we need your help. Please help us be #1 by getting the most students registered online and taking a challenge. Go online at www.heart.org/kidsheartchallenge or download the free Kids Heart Challenge mobile app to help your child register, where they will make a pledge to be more heart healthy and earn a free wristband. Our goal is to have 100% of our students take their heart healthy challenge online to move more, be kind, or be prepared! When your child takes their challenge, they will become a Heart Hero! With your support, we can be the #1 class! If your student is a 3rd-5th grader, you will be Team Hero and K-2nd graders will be Team Heart. When our school reaches 50% of our students taking the pledge, we will also receive an EXTRA $300 in free equipment for the school. Thank you for helping your student take the pledge to keep their heart healthy, our class win the challenge and our school get extra equipment!
Reminder: No West Monona passes will be accepted for tonight's WVC tourney game as the proceeds go to the conference. Conference passes will be accepted. JV @ 6:00, varsity to follow.
The first round of the WVC tourney has been released. The girls will host OABCIG on Thursday, JV @ 6:00 with varsity to follow. The boys will travel to Lawton on Friday, JV @ 6:00 with varsity to follow.
There will be a HS SB meeting Wednesday morning at 8:45 in the HS library. There will be a brief HS track meeting on Wednesday at 3:30 in the HS library.
Tuesday’s MS Girls BB game vs West Harrison is canceled and will not be made up due to low numbers for West Harrison.
Monday’s JV BB games vs Woodbine have been canceled due to scheduling conflicts with Woodbine.
Due to the possibility of deteriorating road conditions, all after school practices will be done at 5:00 tonight. All district facilities will close at 5:00. Youth practices after 5:00 will be canceled.
The MS girls BB game for today has been rescheduled to January 30 @ 4:00 pm in Onawa.
Due to the late start, the CNA class will not meet today. The class will now be held Friday morning.
School in West Monona will run two hours late due to dense fog. No breakfast will be served.
Thursday's wrestling meet at home has been canceled due to other schools not being able to attend. We are currently looking for a replacement meet if possible.
West Monona Community School District is now CLOSED Wednesday, January 22nd due to icy road conditions.
West Monona will have a one hour late start, with school starting at 10:30 due to icy road conditions. No breakfast will be served.
There will be a HS softball meeting at 8:45 am, Wednesday (tomorrow) in the HS library. All 8-12 grade girls that are interested in softball should plan to attend.
West Monona supporters are encouraged to wear black/gold to Tuesday night's BB game @ Moville in support of the Hinton community.
Reminder that West Monona students will not have school on Monday, January 20. Staff will have professional development.
The WVC wrestling tournament scheduled for Saturday is postponed to Monday, January 27. Details will be shared as the schedule for that day is developed.
There will be NO SCHOOL Friday, January 17th for West Monona Schools.
Friday’s BB games @ Lawton have been moved to Thursday, January 16, due to the forecasted winter storm. JV girls @ 4, JV boys @ 5, Varsity girls at 6, Varsity boys at 7:30. The game is AT Lawton.
The HS softball meeting this morning is canceled and will be rescheduled to a later date to be determined.
West Monona will have a one hour late start, with school starting at 10:30 due to icy road conditions. No breakfast will be served.
There is no Zero Hour Jazz Band Class or 1st Period Band Lessons on Wednesday or Thursday this week - 1/15 & 1/16.
There will be no Zero Hour Jazz Band this morning, Tuesday, January 14, 2020.
Tonight's wrestling meet will start at 5:30 in the main gym. Tomorrow will be Senior Night for the basketball, basketball cheer, and dance team members. We will recognize seniors and their parents AFTER the varsity girls game. Go Spartans!
There will be no Zero Hour Jazz Band Class this morning.
There will be a HS softball meeting on Wednesday, January 15 at 8:45 am in the HS auditorium. All 8-12 grade girls interested in softball should attend.
Welcome back high school students and staff! I'm looking forward to a great second semester!
Reminder that all West Monona PK-12 students return to school tomorrow. It will be an “A” day for 6-12 students. All 7th grade students need to stop in the MS office to get a new schedule for second semester as schedule changes were made affecting 7th grade students. Welcome back, Spartans!
West Monona CSD will run two hours late today due to dense fog and slick roads
Just a reminder that the circle drive in the elementary is for drop off only. This is a no parking area. If you need to go into the building, please park in a parking spot. Thank you for helping us keep traffic flowing and keeping our students safe.
The HS BB games tonight will follow this format: JV G @ 4 JV B @ 5 VG @ 6 VB @ 7:30
The girls varsity basketball game on Friday, December 20, will start at 5:00 pm instead of 6:00 pm.
Reminder: The elementary students are doing penny wars to raise money for our adopt a family project. Please send in spare change with your students to help us raise funds for a family in need. Thanks!
Due to low numbers for Siouxland Christian there will be no JV girls on Tuesday at Siouxland Christian. The schedule Tuesday is, JV Boys at 4:30 pm, VG at 6 pm, VB at 7:30 pm @ Siouxland Christian.
Tonight is the elementary concert. K-1 drop off will be in the HS music room by 5:45 pm. Prek, 2, 3 will be located in the HS Library and will need to be there by 6:15. 4/5 drop off is in the HS music room at 6:45.
Reminder of the upcoming concerts this week. Monday at 6:00 pm is the MS concert. 6 band, 6 choir, 7/8 band, and 7/8 choir The HS concert will start at 7:00 pm with jazz band, choir, and band. Tuesday night is the elementary concert. 6:00 pm—Kinder and 1st 6:30 pm—PK, 2nd, 3rd 7:00 pm—4th and 5th grade
All after school practices and school activities are canceled today, November 26.
West Monona will have a 12:30 release today due to the impending storm.
Reminder that Scratch Cupcake delivery is today, November 7, from 3:30-5:30 in the Elementary commons! Please note that an adult will need to pick up orders, as they must be verified for correctness and are perishable!
Tonight’s regional semi-final VB game is being broadcast on radio station 93.7 if you want to listen to the Spartans.
Don’t miss out on the opportunity to attend a free basketball clinic put on by our HS BB staff and players at the HS. Clinics are on Saturday, November 2, 9, and 16 at the following times... 8:30-9:00 for 1st/2nd graders 9:00-10:00 for 3rd/4th graders 10:00-11:00 for 5th/6th graders
The varsity VB game will be played at Lake View tonight starting at 7:00 p.m. Go Spartans!!
Elementary parents: Tomorrow elementary students may bring their costumes in their backpacks. Please no weapons or gory costumes. The PK-2 costume parade will start at 2:00 pm in the elementary gym. Families are welcome to sign in to view the costume parade. The 3-5 students will do a fluency parade for businesses in town and return at 2:30 pm for their party.
Spartan VB beat Logan-Magnolia in 5 sets to move on to the regional semifinal! Spartan PRIDE!!
The youth dance clinic will meet from 2:30-4:30 this afternoon at the elementary. Due to the early release there has been some confusion on this. If you did not send a note or contact the office to confirm your child's attendance, we ask that you contact the office prior to 2:00 pm so we can ensure students go where they should after school.
Yesterday School Pictures we passed out. If your student needs it, picture retakes will be 10/29 from 3:30-5:30 at Griffith Photography 1021 9th St. If you didn't get pictures or have question please call your child's school.
The Spartan VB team dominated Missouri Valley in the opening round of regionals, 3-0. The Spartans move on to play Logan-Magnolia, at Logan, on October 28 at 7:00 pm. Spartan PRIDE!!
You can purchase T-shirts at the elementary during conferences. The Spartan STARS shirts will be available in the commons. Stop by and purchase one for your child and support our PBIS rewards!
On Wednesday, October 23, West Monona staff and students are asked to wear orange in support of bullying awareness. On Thursday, October 24, West Monona staff and students are asked to wear purple to honor Rett Syndrome Awareness.
Upcoming Events: Tuesday--2:30 dismissal and P/T Conferences Wednesday--5-7 pm free pumpkin carving in elementary commons, pumpkins will be displayed at Elmwood Thursday--2:30 dismissal and P/T Conferences Friday--No School
The JV football game for tonight has been canceled due to the forecasted cold and rainy weather. The game will not be rescheduled.
Reminder the Ms/HS fall concert is tonight. Starting at 6:00 pm, All levels band perform first and all levels of choir perform second.
Come out tonight and support after prom at the pregame tailgate. Warm up with some JUGGS BBQ! A full menu will be available right out of the truck! Proceeds go to the after prom committee.
The Western Valley Conference has voted to make admission to all varsity events $5 for K-12 students and adults. This will go into effect immediately.
Tomorrow night (10/11/19) is Youth Football Night. West Monona is hosting Westwood at 7 pm. Any flag, 29ers, or junior high West Monona or Westwood football player wearing their game jersey will get in the game for free. 29ers, junior high, and flag football players will be recognized on the field at halftime.
Today’s cross country meet at Dunlap has been canceled. It is rescheduled for 10/17/19 but we will not attend due to a scheduling conflict.
Cold Weather Reminder: The school policy is that students are required to wear coats if it is below 55 degrees, hats and gloves below 32 degrees. The “feels like” temperature will be used to determine this. Students without will sit in the office.
Reminder: Dance Clinic forms are due back Thursday 10/3 Rehearsal TIME CHANGE October 24th is a 2:30 dismissal, practice will be 2:30-4:30 Performance 10/25 during football halftime. Questions email: firstname.lastname@example.org
PTO fundraiser for Scratch Cupcake orders are due to the office by Thursday, October 3rd. Please turn these into the Elementary Office. See the link for pictures of the package options: http://www.scratchcupcakery.com/fundraising
Due to a scoring error this weekend, the Varsity VB team will play in the WVC Finals tonight at Ida Grove at 6:00 pm. Go Spartans!
The JV football game at Mapleton tonight will now start at 5:00 due to the forecasted thunderstorms. The bus will leave at 3:30.
Spartan Athletic Schedule for the week of Sept. 30 Monday- JV FB @ Mapleton 6:00 MS VB @ Sioux City East 4:00 Tuesday-MS VB @ Bronson 4:00 JV VB @ Sloan 5:00 Thursday-MS FB @ Mapleton 4:00 MS VB @ Whiting 4:00 Friday- Varsity FB @ Neola 7:00 Please check the Events Calendar online for the most up-to-date calendar for West Monona
Reminder that PK, Kinder, 4th, and 5th pictures will be tomorrow. Please make sure to send your child with the order form and payment. 1st, 2nd, and 3rd will have pictures on Wednesday.
This week is school picture week! Tuesday—PK, K, 4th, and 5th Wednesday—1st, 2nd, 3rd Thursday—6th, 7th, 8th Friday—9th-12th
Don’t forget to support after prom at the pregame tailgate! $5 for a walking taco, drink, and dessert.
Homecoming day is almost here! The after prom committee will have a tailgate tomorrow before the game from 5-7 pm. Walking taco, drink, and dessert for $5. Fill up before you cheer on the Spartans!
Congrats to King Nathan Carrigan and Queen Enya Martinez!
The shirts that were ordered on back to school night have arrived. Those that were paid for were sent home with students today. If you ordered shirts they can be picked up at the elementary office tomorrow or Friday. Remember it is $10 for YS-Adult XL and $12 for XXL or larger.
The PTO will do Green Sales at the elementary tomorrow through Friday. The Booster Club will do Green Sales at the MS/HS tomorrow though Friday. Support these great organizations that support our students and teachers!
The Spartans have had a very successful Homecoming week so far! Saturday—VB got 2nd place in our home tournament Monday—MS VB swept Woodbury Central Tuesday—MS XC won Woodbury Central meet, Varsity VB beat WC and MVAOCOU in conference triangular Spartan PRIDE!!
Here are the Homecoming King and Queen candidates for 2019! Janie Koenig, Lexi Lander, Megan Nichols, Enya Martinez, and Sara Maule. Nathan Carrigan, Brandon Coble, Derrick Crawford, Darius Gashe, and Casey McMinamen. Thursday night the jersey auction will start around 6:00 with coronation to follow around 7:30.
Correction: the MS FB game tomorrow is at HOME, not at Moville. We will play 8th grade first, then a couple 7th grade quarters. Sorry for the confusion.
We have two changes to MS athletics this week. First, the MS FB game at Moville tomorrow will be 8th grade first, then a couple 7th grade quarters due to low numbers. Second, the MS VB game at Sloan will now be Sept. 24 due to a scheduling error.
Don’t miss out on the Homecoming activities tonight. Powder Puff football at 6:00 at the FB field, then Power Buff VB at 7:30 in the gym!
Tuesday, Sept. 10, the Spartan VB team will host Youth VB Night. Any student that attended the VB camp can get in free if they are wearing their camp shirt. These students will also get a gift and a picture with the team. It is a WHITE OUT, so be sure to wear your white!
Preschool students will wear purple on color day during Homecoming week.
Here are the Homecoming Dress Up days for PK-8 Monday, Sept 16--Color Day K-Blue 1st-Red 2nd-Orange 3rd-Yellow 4th-Pink 5th-Black 6th-Orange 7th-Blue 8th-Yellow Tuesday, Sept 17--Twangy Tuesday (western day) Wednesday, Sept 18--Twin/Group Day Thursday, Sept 19--Throwback Thursday (Wear Clothes from the past) Friday, Sept 20--Spartan Spirit Day
As a reminder, the football entry fee for adults and K-12 students is $5 per person. Also, please remember that students should be in the bleachers during the game, cheering for the Spartans, and should not bring footballs.
Please click the link below to view the 2019 West Monona Homecoming Schedule. The schedule is subject to change. https://docs.google.com/document/d/1kdmdRG4lMgjgmbs9VWPYr0XBt2R5AajmK3HkLNFow5k/edit?usp=sharing
West Monona Families, please remember that tomorrow, and every Wednesday, is a late start at 9:20 for all PK-12 students. Tomorrow is also the first day for our PK students.
As a reminder, there is a 2:20 dismissal for K-5 and a 2:30 dismissal for 6-12 students today.
High School students will be issued computers tomorrow morning during the first day of school.
Reminder: PK-12 open house is tonight! Come meet your teacher(s)! PK-5 is from 5:00-6:00 6-12 is from 6:00-7:00 You can pay for snack milk and there will be Spartan T-shirts available to purchase as well! See you soon!
Clarification for 5th grade band... Tuesday, August 20 from 5:00-7:00 in the elementary music room you can test instruments and purchase from Midbell. If you can’t attend Tuesday, you can also test instruments Thursday during open house.
Attention 5th Grade parents/guardians! Any 5th grade student interested in band needs to stop by the music room at open house on Thursday evening to test out instruments with Ms. Shaw.
Last Chance! If you want free babysitting or dinner for the Behavior Dr. presentation Tuesday evening, please email: email@example.com with the number of adults and kids (with ages). Tuesday, August 20th Dinner: 5:30-6:00 pm Presentation: 6:00-7:30 pm
Attention Parents/Guardians: A printable version of our school calendar can be found on our website by clicking on Menu, Parents, Printable Calendar.
A rumor is circulating throughout the community that is not accurate. We reached out to law enforcement and can confirm that NO verified threat has been made against the school. The safety and security of our district is a top priority and we thank those that reached out to us.
Middle school football will have an optional team camp starting at 4:00 pm on Monday, August 19. The first day of mandatory practice is August 23. All players must have their physical form, concussions form, and health history form turned into the MS office prior to practicing. No exceptions will be made.
Remember to register your children for school if you have not done so already. The registration process is completed online and directions can be found on the West Monona website. Those registering by Friday, August 9 will not be charged the $2 convenience fee. If you have any questions or need computer access you can contact any of the school offices for assistance. Thank you to those of you that have already completed this process! We look forward to seeing everyone on August 23!
ATTENTION FALL SPORTS PARTICIPANTS: All HS practices will begin on August 12. Football at 4-8 pm, Cross Country at 7:30 am, and VB at 8-10 am. MS Cross Country and VB will begin practice on Monday, August 26 at 3:45 pm. MS FB information will be shared soon. Remember, ALL students participating in sports must have a valid physical and concussion form signed and turned into the MS office BEFORE participating at practice. Forms can be picked up in MS and HS offices.
Reminder!! Online registration begins on Monday, August 5. If you need computer access, all school offices will be open from 8-4 each day. Offices will be open 8-7 on August 6. If you have questions about your child’s schedule, you can call Mrs. King at 712-433-2453 or email her at firstname.lastname@example.org
West Monona will be utilizing online registration for the 2019-20 school year. You may register your student(s) anytime starting Aug 5 - Aug 21. All students MUST be registered for school by Aug 21. You must use a laptop or desktop computer at this time. On Aug 6, computers and staff will be available at all school offices from 8 am-7 pm to register. If you need computer access, you may also stop at any of the school offices between Aug 5-Aug 21 from 8 am-4 pm. Directions can be found at the link below. https://www.westmonona.org/o/west-monona/page/2019-20-registration--12
Congratulations to Lexi Lander and Kylie Henschen on being named to the class 2A All-District softball team. Coach Clint Nichols was also named the 2A Northwest District Coach of the Year! https://www.iagca.org/uploads/1/0/5/2/105274729/2a_all_district_softball.docx
Use the following link to see the 2019-20 school supply lists. https://core-docs.s3.amazonaws.com/documents/asset/uploaded_file/409319/19-20_Supply_List.pdf The first day of school for K-12 is August 23. The first day for PK students is August 28.
The Spartans fall 9-0 to a very good Mount Ayr team. Good season Spartans!
After 6 innings, the Spartans trail 9-0.
After four innings, the Spartans trail 5-0.
After three innings, the score remains Mount Ayr 3, West Monona 0.
After the first inning, the Spartans trail Mount Ayr 3-0.
The softball game will be played at JJ Jensen baseball and softball fields in Harlan. It is on Cyclone Street, near the fairgrounds.
Head out to the baseball field to see Spartan baseball kick off district play vs West Harrison. First pitch is scheduled for 7:00 in Onawa. Remember admission is $6 for all and no passes are accepted. Go Spartans!!
The IGHSAU has released the regional final information. The Spartans will travel to Harlan to face Mount Ayr on Monday at 7:00. Let’s take a big crowd and support the girls as they play for a spot in the state tournament!
Spartan softball wins the regional semifinal 14-5 over AHSTW! The Spartans advance to the regional final vs Mount Ayr on Monday, July 15. The winner advances to the state tournament! Spartan PRIDE!!
There has been a change in the regional softball schedule for Friday night. We will now host a doubleheader in Onawa. Ridge View vs Ar-We-Va at 5:30 pm West Monona vs AHSTW at 7:30 pm Remember admission is $6 for everyone and no passes are accepted.
The softball team opens regional play tonight at home vs IKM-Manning at 7:00 pm. Go Spartans! Remember that admission to all regional games is $6 per person, no passes accepted.
Softball will play varsity first tonight due to the possibility of rain this evening.
Spartan baseball had another walk-off win in the WVC tourney! Tonight they beat Ridge View, 7-6. Nate Carrigan beat out an infield single and JJ Lander scored from second to win the game! Spartan PRIDE!!
Spartan softball dominated Saint Albert, 13-0 in three innings! Megan Bonham hit TWO home runs in the win! Spartan PRIDE!!
Spartan baseball defeated Westwood 8-7 in the WVC tournament. Spartan PRIDE!!
The Spartan baseball team lost to OABCIG, 5-3, in a well played game by both teams.
Spartan softball lost a close game to Ridge View, 3-0 in the WVC semifinals. Spartan baseball won the second game over Whiting 10-0!
Spartan baseball scored 8 runs in the seventh to come back and win game 1 over Whiting, 13-9! Spartan PRIDE!!
Spartan softball will host the first round of the WVC tourney today. Game 1 will pair Ridge View and Kingsley-Pierson, starting at 6:00. The Spartans will then face Lawton-Bronson. The start time will be between 7:30 and 8:00, depending on the first game. The baseball team will also host MVAOCOU in a conference game, varsity at 6:00. Come out and support the Spartans!
The Spartans celebrated Senior Night with two wins over River Valley! Baseball won 3-1 and softball won 8-4! Spartan PRIDE!!!
Cross country summer running will start on Monday, July 1st. Meet at the football field at 7:30am.
Spartan baseball fought until the end, but lost 6-2 to Lawton-Bronson.
Spartan softball defeated Lawton-Bronson, 7-4.
Softball tonight will play varsity first with a 5:30 start time. Baseball is currently staying at 6:00 start as we try to get the field ready.
Reminder that both baseball and softball play at Whiting tonight, varsity starting at 5:30 pm.
Wednesday, June 19, will be youth sports appreciation night at the HS baseball/softball games. Any West Monona youth baseball/softball player wearing their jersey will be admitted for free and will be recognized before the game.
The softball game at Sloan will be varsity first tonight, starting at 5:45 pm.
Baseball will play JV first tonight at Hinton, starting at 5:30. Go Spartans!!
Spartan baseball and softball continue their successful summer. Both teams defeated River Valley last night and the softball team beat MVAOCOU tonight! Spartan PRIDE!!
Softball vs MVAOCOU will play varsity first tonight at 6:00.
The baseball and softball team will play varsity first tonight at Correctionville, start at 6:00 pm.
Spartan softball with a come back, walk off win over Westwood, 7-6! Spartan PRIDE!!
Spartan baseball keeps up their winning ways with a 13-7 victory over Lawton-Bronson! Spartan PRIDE!!
Tonight’s baseball and softball games are now canceled. Baseball will play JV/Varsity Thursday, May 30 @ 6:00 pm, varsity first. Softball will play JV/Varsity on Thursday, June 13 @ 6:00 pm, JV first.
The baseball and softball teams will play Varsity ONLY tonight, starting at 7:00 pm @ Lawton.
Spartan softball beat West Harrison 4-1 in 8 innings. Spartan baseball beat Boyer Valley 10-2. Spartan PRIDE!!
The baseball game tonight at Dunlap will be varsity first, starting at 5:30.
Reminder that Wednesday, May 29 is a REGULAR start time of 8:25. There is an early release at 2:30.
The softball game for tonight will now be played in Onawa. The game will be varsity first starting at 5:30 with JV to follow.
Don't forget our end of year awards ceremonies... K-2 Tuesday 9:00-10:30 am 3-5 Tuesday 10:30 am-12:00 pm MS Wednesday 1:00-2:30 pm All ceremonies will be held in the HS auditorium and are open to parents. Elementary parents that want to sign out their child must return to the elementary to sign them out.
Spartan softball with another convincing win, 9-0 over Ridge View. Spartan PRIDE!!
The baseball team gets in the win column with a 15-8 victory over Ridge View! Spartan PRIDE!!
The HS track end of year banquet will be held on Monday, May 27 @ 6:00 p.m. in the auditorium.
West Monona is looking for a volunteer to announce home varsity softball games this summer. Please contact West Monona schools at 712-433-2453 or 712-433-9098.
Softball will play VARSITY FIRST tonight @ 6:00 pm due to the forecasted rain later in the evening.
More state track results. Girls 4x100 got 18th. Boys 4x100 got 16th. Girls 4x400 qualified as the third seed for the finals today.
Attention all 2-7 grade parents. If your child wants to attend the West Monona Youth VB camp, the forms are due today if you want to get the t-shirt. Forms will be accepted Monday, but you will not receive a shirt.
Spartan Josh Heather qualified 7th in the 100m and will run Saturday in the finals! Spartan PRIDE!!
Lexi Lander placed 19th in the shot put at state track today! Spartan PRIDE!!
Spartan long jumpers competed at state track today. Josh Heather placed 9th and Calvin Coffman placed 12th! Spartan PRIDE!!
REMINDER: Seniors are allowed to sign out from periods 4-8 today to work on service hours and graduation requirements. They don't have to sign out, but they have that option. https://docs.google.com/document/d/1my8ETudDD7-jbzNPz7YXN9wVz6_JmohL_gX7Bkge5zo/edit?usp=sharing
Here are the upcoming end of year events for Middle School. May 16--MS band/choir concert @ 6:45 May 23--6th grade track and field day May 29--Last day of school May 29--MS Awards @ 1:00 in the auditorium May 30--MS 4th quarter reward trip to Amazing Pizza Machine for those who qualify If you have questions, call 712-433-9098
Senior Awards Night on Tuesday, May 14 at 7:00 p.m. in the auditorium.
Fine Arts Spring Concert tonight! 7:00 p.m. in the auditorium.
Get your Spartan state track gear! Sale closes Monday, so act fast! https://westmononastatewof.itemorder.com/sale
The state has announced the remaining qualifiers for next week’s state track meet. The Spartans will be represented well, qualifying numerous events. Qualifiers include: Boys 4x100, 4x200, and sprint medley relay. Girls 4x100, 4x200, 4x400, spring medley relay Lexi Lander in the shot put, Calvin Coffman in the long jump, and Josh Heather in the long jump and 100m dash.
The HS band and choir concert on Monday, May 13 will begin at 7:00 pm. We apologize for the confusion on the start time.
Thank you 2019 WM yearbook sponsors! Gold and Green Sponsors are listed on this vinyl banner in the HS commons! Black Sponsors: Jensen Imports, Dairy Queen, McCall Auctions and Real Estate, Miller's Kitchen, Petromart, US Bank White Sponsors: Crop Production Services, Reflections, Tugs, Mapleton Veterinary Clinic Your sponsorship helps to support all West Monona students!
Come out to the Spartan Summer Ex-STEM-aganza!! Free dinner and sign up for summer activities! Families will also get a chance to experience our new STEM activities!
Here are the remaining concerts for the year... May 13 9-12 Band/Choir concert @ 6:00 pm May 16 4th/5th concert @ 6:00 pm May 16 5-8 band/choir concert @ 6:45 pm May 23 PK concert and Awards Ceremony @ 6:00 pm
1990s Older Exercise Equipment Available Nautilus Abdominal Machine Nautilus Back Machine Nautilus Biceps (arms) Curl Machine Nautilus Triceps (arms) Extension Machine Nautilus Leg Extension Machine Nautilus Leg Curl Machine Nautilus Shoulder (arms) Press Machine Stair Climber. Contact the school if interested - 712-433-2453
Clarification: The HS track meet tomorrow, May 10, will be at Sioux Central High School in Sioux Rapids.
The HS boys and girls district track meet has been postponed until tomorrow (Friday, May 9) @ Sioux Central.
The HS track teams had success at the Western Valley Conference meet last week. Here are our All-Conference performers... Josh Heather--2nd in long jump Dylan Stroman--3rd in shot put Boys 4x200--1st place Boys 4x100--2nd place Boys 4x800--2nd place Boys sprint medley--3rd place Miella Struble--2nd in 800m Mallory McCall--3rd in 400m Lexi Lander--3rd in shot put Girls Distance Medley--1st place Girls 4x400--2nd place Girls Sprint Medley--2nd place Girls 4x100--3rd place Girls 4x800--3rd place Boys were 5th place as a team and girls were 4th place as a team! Spartan PRIDE!!
Here is a schedule for the last week of high school for our 9th, 10th, and 11th graders. Please click the link below. https://docs.google.com/document/d/1sQqfFR3ZZstfSJSL_KZBHxUi4YHL1GBTy4elrNqC4kQ/edit?usp=sharing
West Monona seniors will be entering their last week of studies on Monday, May 13. Please click the link below to see their semester test schedule. https://docs.google.com/document/d/1my8ETudDD7-jbzNPz7YXN9wVz6_JmohL_gX7Bkge5zo/edit?usp=sharing
The HS boys track meet at Boyer Valley has been canceled.
The MS track meet at Mapleton for today has been canceled. It will not be made up.
West Monona High School is in need of a Business Teacher for the 2019-2020 school year. We are also in need of coaches for JH Football, Head HS Track, & Head HS Baseball. Please apply via Teach Iowa or contact Tim Chesnut for more details at 712-433-2453.
West Monona High School is in need of a Business Teacher for 2019-2020 school year. We are also in need of coaches for JH Football, Head HS Track, & Head HS Baseball. Please apply via Teach Iowa or contact Tim Chesnut for more details at 712-433-2453.
WM Dance Team Auditions When: Saturday, May 11th at 8:00 AM Where: High School Gym -In order to audition on Saturday you must attend choreography practice on May 9th and 10th from 6:00-7:45 AM in the high school gym. You need to be stretched and ready by 6:00. -The auditions will begin at 8:00 AM and you will audition in small groups. Groups size will depend on how many people audition. -After you perform the routine for the judges, you will be given time to show any other skills you think will be an asset to the dance team. -Please wear all black clothing to the audition. If you are unable to attend these dates but want to audition, contact Tasha Lewis. Tasha.email@example.com
Elementary Parents and Friends: The 2019 elementary yearbook is available for purchase at the West Monona Elementary, Middle School and High School offices, for $20 each. This is a soft covered collection of class photos, individual and candid photos of Pre-K through 5th grade students during the 2018-19 school year. West Monona high school students have created this as a student driven publication and fundraiser. We appreciate your support in celebrating another year of growth and success for your child at West Monona. Please make out checks to: West Monona Yearbook
Please remember that there will be a MS track meet at Mondamin on Tuesday, April 23 @ 4:15. If you have a MS track participant, please remind them to bring their uniforms as this meet was added the day before break.
The MS track team will have a meet on April 23 at Mondamin. Please make sure your children bring their uniforms and necessities for the meet on the day we return from break.
West Monona high school art show May 14th, 2019, in the high school library, 5-7 pm. Seniors and undergrads will be exhibiting their favorite works of art before the Senior Awards Night. Free admission.
Prom 2019 is tomorrow, Saturday April 13th! This years theme is Around the World. The Junior class has been working very hard to prepare for this event. They would love to see you all there! Grand March 7pm @ HS Gym Doors Open at 6pm $2 admission (6th grade & older) Dance 8pm-12am Bring your cameras!! 😊
HS Boys golf for today is postponed until May 2 at 4:00 pm.
Girls golf at Moville scheduled for April 11 has been postponed until April 18.
HS track and MS track for Thursday, April 11 have been canceled.
The MS track meet today is at Early, IA beginning at 4:00.
Congratulations to the following staff who received Iowa STEM Scale-Up Awards: Kindergarten Team: Pint-Size Science First Grade Team: Lights and Motion Pre-K: Pint-Size Science Fifth Grade Team: Making STEM Connections
Our snow make up days are as follows: April 18, April 23, May 28, May 29. So, our last school day will be May 29th. We will have a normal start time and a 2:30 release time on the 29th.
WVC Art Show March 21, 2019 Silver Medalist in Printmaking- Jaden Pekarek Rosette Ribbon of Excellence- Keagan Gosch Red Ribbons Kim Hernandez – painting Jonathan Fritz- printmaking Lexes Heather- drawing Dylan Kuhlman- Blender animation (VREP) Lillian Haptonstall- printmaking Elijah Murray- painting White Ribbons Brett Collison- Ceramics Keagan Gosch- painting Sydney Struble- mixed media Jonathan Fritz- ceramics Trevor Storm- printmaking