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HLWW School Board meets tonight, Monday, June 22

HLWW – The Howard Lake-Waverly-Winsted School Board will meet for a study session tonight, Monday, June 22 at 6 p.m. in the high school media center.  Some members are expected to attend via Zoom.

Agenda items for the study session include:

• Review/approve Long Term Facilities Maintenance – 10 year plan

• Discuss/approve the preliminary 2020-21 budget

• Approve leaves/resignations/retirements

• Approve resolution to update school district population

• Discuss Holy Trinity activities coop

• Discuss distance learning survey

• Discuss board vacancy – process for filling

• Review district and school parent involvement plans

McLeod County Fair canceled – 4-H showcases still planned

MCLEOD COUNTY – The McLeod County Fair Board has made the difficult decision to cancel the 2020 McLeod County Fair due to the COVID-19 pandemic.

4-H supports this decision and is committed to offering an alternative for McLeod County youth to showcase their learning and achievements. 4-H leaders advise youth to keep working on projects, and continue working with your animals. Alternative project showcase opportunities are being planned and leaders intend to provide participants with the best possible experience they can.

McLeod County 4-H is open and actively working to discover and encourage the sparks within its youth.

Contact Darcy Cole, Extension Educator, 4-H Youth Development, McLeod County, at or 320-484-4305 to find out information or ask questions.


HLWW High School Graduation

HLWWGradSect-WEB.inddTo watch the HLWW Graduation live on YouTube on Sunday. May 31, 2020 please visit

You can also listen to to the ceremony live on KRWC 1360 AM.

CLICK HERE to view a full version of the HLWW graduation tab.

HLWW announces plans for end of school year

Howard Lake-Waverly-Winsted Public Schools released information Tuesday that details plans for the end of the school year.

The last day of structured distance learning will take place Thursday, May 21. Friday, May 22, will be a teacher connection day with students.  No new content or curriculum will be delivered after this time.

Beginning Tuesday, May 26, any student who has not completed his/her work, or any student wanting to achieve a higher grade for 4th quarter, will have the opportunity to do so.  Teachers will be offering re-takes, re-testing, and work completion opportunities.  Teachers will be connecting with these students, but the district also asks that students and parents reach out to their teachers about the opportunity to improve grades.

There will be some changes in grading.  The changes, approved by the school board, will eliminate the traditional A, B, C-style of grading, and replace it with narrative progress reports, which have been used on a weekly basis for 4th quarter. Areas of both student strengths and areas of growth will be detailed in the content areas.

The high school will add the No Credit (NC) to the grading process.  This will allow a student who would normally receive a failing grade to have time to finish the class at an alternative learning facility or night school. This procedure is recommended by the Minnesota Department of Education, and was approved by the HLWW School Board.

The Middle School will use its current letter grade system.

Administration encourages people who have questions to reach out to classroom teachers and district administrators.

Watch here for additional information regarding year-end planning and activities.


HLWW Senior Salute – Hailey Schumacher


Hailey Schumacher
• GYM, multiple letters, high score on vault
“Hailey is a really tender-hearted leader. She sent the message to the team always give your best.”
      -Coach Thiemann
• TR, three-time letter winner, three True Team State Appearances
• Trifecta
Hailey will study to be a pediatric nurse.

HLWW Senior Salute – Grace Anderson


Grace Anderson

• Drama, 14 performances; acting awards in 2015 and 2019, Club Secretary
“No one can ‘belt it’ like Grace-the show must go on!..and on!…and on!”
       -Director Larson

• Trifecta

Grace will attend Western Kentucky University for Performing Arts/Musical Theatre.