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