2020-21 School Day Dismissal Times Will Change

On January 13, 2020, the HLWW School Board approved a change to the end of the school day release times beginning with the 2020-21 school year. 

Beginning in September of 2020, the end of the day release times for HLWW Schools will be as follows:

Elementary Schools (Winsted and Humphrey) – 2:40 p.m.

Middle/High School – 3:00 p.m.

The rationale for this change is as follows:

-  The shortening of the elementary school day and the lengthening the middle/high school day is more in line with Minnesota statute requiring grades K-6 to be in school for 935 hours and grades 7-12 to be in school for 1020 hours in a school year.  Based on our current release times, our elementary students put in many more hours than are required, while middle and high school students, even though they put in more than are required, do not exceed by as much.

-   This change allows coaches who work at the elementary school, time to travel to the Middle/High School for practices, while not having to shorten their teaching day or finding someone to cover their last hour of the day.

-    This change means busses will be parked and ready before the elementary schools release.  Currently some busses are still pulling in as school is released because they need to travel from the Middle/High School which dismissed first.  This will help with efficient loading and supervision.

-  Will create longer classes for Middle/High School students allowing for more teaching and learning.

-   In the 2020-21 school year, HLWW Schools is changing to a new athletic/activity conference.  The schools we will compete against are geographically much closer to HLWW.  This will mean that participants will not need to leave as early for events which allows for us to then extend the school day.

The changes that will need to take place with the bus routes, have begun.  4.0 Transportation will be working closely with school officials to figure out how to reconfigure the routes at the end of the school day to make them as efficient and timely as possible.  They will also be communicating as soon as possible, with St. James and Holy Trinity as to how routes will be coordinated for their students.  Information about your child’s bus route will not be available until August of 2020


Thank you.

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Snowfest King and Queen 2020

Snowfest 2020 King and Queen

Congratulations to the HLWW 2020 Snowfest King and Queen!  Carlos Jones and Lily Karg!

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CMC Distinguished Service Award

Congratulations to Christina Kittock on receiving this year's Central Minnesota Conferences Distinguished Service Award!  Christina has been a fixture at activities in HLWW.  She has helped with tickets and working the scorers table for many years.  In addition, Christina has worked for the betterment of students in the district for many years as a paraprofessional in the elementary schools.  Thank you Christina!

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Emma Fury

Fury Receives Award

Congratulations to Emma Fury on receiving the Don C. Guggemos Sr. Community Service Award in the youth category during the Winsted City Council meeting on January 21st.  Click the link below for the Herald Journal story.  Way to go Emma!


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HLWW Public School District Motto Contest - 2020

HLWW Public Schools is conducting a school motto CONTEST to pick its new motto for the 2020-21 school year!  This contest is open to ALL Pre-K through Grade 12 HLWW students.

The current motto of “Excellence Through Education” has served our school district well for many years, but times change, and it is time to create a new motto for HLWW Public Schools that will lead us into the 2020’s and beyond!

Submissions for the school motto contest can be sent via email to schoolmottocontest2020@hlww.k12.mn.us

You must include your name, grade, and parent/guardian name with your submission.

The winning motto, chosen by the HLWW School Board in May, will receive a gift package filled with Laker gear valued at over $100!  

Deadline for your submission is March 20, 2020

* Parents/guardians of elementary students are encouraged to help their child with their submission 

One-Act Play Advances to the Section Meet

Congratulations to the cast of the One-Act Play on advancing to the section meet!  Sections will be held in St. Paul at St. Paul Academy (1712 Randolph Avenue, St. Paul MN) on Saturday, February 1st!  Way to go!

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Congratulations to these FFA teams for their performance at the region competition:
Fish and Wildlife Team - 1st Place
Meats Team - 1st Place
Ag Mechanics Team - 4th Place
Congratulations to our HLWW Bands as they received 14 Superior Ratings and 6 Excellent Ratings at competition on February 10! Henry Parks & Lily Karg received "Best of Site" Rating for their flute duet! Nice work everyone and Ms. Dailey.  Way to go!

Congratulations to Maddy Severson who achieved a 9.0 on the vault, setting a new school record!  The next day, Riley Hintz achieved a 9.05 on the vault, setting the new school record!  And, four days later Ashley Schumacher achieved a 9.225 on the vault, setting a new school record again! Way to go ladies!

Congratulations to the following students and teams who competed at the FFA Region Contest on January 20: 

Steph Nowak placed 1st in Farm Bureau Discussion and qualified for state! She also placed 5th in Extemporaneous Speaking.

Parliamentary Procedure team finished in 1st place and qualified for state! 

Cody Dickhausen placed 2nd in the region in Employment Skills and qualified for state!
Conduct of Chapter Meetings team placed 1st in the region and qualified for state!

Melanie Jetson placed 3rd in Prepared Public Speaking and is the first alternate to state!

Shane Koeppe placed 3rd in Creed Speaking and qualified for state!

Way to go FFA!



















Calendar of Events

February 23-29 - National FFA Week

February 24 - MS PT Conferences 3:00-7:00 p.m.; HS PT Conferences 4:00-7:00 p.m.

February 25 - 11th Grade ACT Test - 12th grade no school

February 26 - Large Group Choir Contest at HLWW High School

February 29 - Kindergarten Registration - 9:00 a.m. - WES

March 2-6 - School Social Worker Week

March 5 - WES Musical - Grades 1 & 2 - 1:00 and 7:00 p.m. - HS Auditorium

March 7 - Kindergarten Registration - 9:00 a.m. - HES

March 9 - 9-12 Softball practice begins

March 9 - 9-12 Track practice begins

March 11 - HS Band Large Group Contest at HLWW High School

March 13 - Early Childhood Screening - 8:00 a.m. - 2:00 p.m. - High School

March 13 - HES and WES Picture Day















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