HLWW School District

Members of the administration staff at Howard Lake-Waverly-Winsted School District are: Jennifer Olson, elementary principal; Scott Berning, activities director; Jason Mix, high school principal; Michelle Johnson, food service director; Jolie Holland, district registered nurse; Brad Sellner, superintendent; Margaret Marketon, community education director; Nicole McKee, transportation director; Jim Schimelpfenig, middle school principal; Kelli Westling, elementary dean of students; and Linda Wharram, special education coordinator. submitted photo

HLWW School District

Information updated November 2020.

HLWW School District highlights

A district-wide enrollment of more than 1,250 students in k-12, shows HLWW School District is continuing to grow. With teachers and staff who are kind and caring, kids feel protected and safe as they learn. Safe and convenient bus transportation is provided to all resident and some non-resident students.

Many technology upgrades and advancements are in place. Smartboard systems are used in classrooms around the district. Wireless capabilities are available throughout all district schools. Google Chromebooks are provided to all students in grades 5-12 at the middle/high school and ALP.

Boys’ and girls’ sports teams encourage participation and success. Middle school sports focus on fundamentals and skill-building; high school athletics include baseball, basketball, wrestling, golf, track and field, volleyball, gymnastics, football, cross country, and softball. There is an opportunity for all students to participate.

High school extracurricular activities meet a wide range of interests, including Knowledge Bowl, student council, Minnesota Honor Society, speech, clay target (fall and spring), drama, yearbook, Letter Club, broadcasting club (KLKR), dance, robotics team (new in 2020), and more. The outstanding drama department hosts an annual fall musical production, spring play, and is a frequent state honor-winner in one-act competition, including highest honors.

HLWW Schools have involved, caring parents, and supportive community members. Our school events are well-attended by parents, grandparents, and friends. There are parent advisory committees, traveling sports teams, field trips, Laker Pride, district curriculum advisory committee, as well as many other opportunities for parents and community members to be involved and to support students.

Special activities to expand student interests and experiences, such as student councils, after-school activities, English learners, special programs to assist and encourage healthy student choices, sixth-grade Deep Portage outdoor experience, fourth-grade fishing expo, and many others are available.

Our schools have financial strength to further improve the learning environment. New and remodeled facilities exist throughout the school district; elementary schools (2007), high school (2008), middle school (2015), and MAWSECO (2015). In 2009 and 2011, through much community support, the local operating levies were renewed for a period of 10 years.

We have the programs, staff, and opportunities that children need for education, development, and growth. The wisdom and enthusiasm of our staff create a learning environment for student success. Many of our staff members are returning to college to earn their master’s degrees and beyond.

We’re proud of our school district and how we make the grade for the families of this community every day.

Contact us at (320) 543-4646 with any questions, or for more information, check out our website and Facebook at www.hlww.k12.mn.us.


HLWW District Office                 
(320) 543-4646
Superintendent Brad Sellner Secretary Marilyn Greeley

Humphrey Elementary School
(320) 543-4680
Principal Jennifer Olson
Secretary Terry Knuth

HLWW High School
(320) 543-4600
Principal/Curriculum Director Jason Mix
Secretary Sandy Stallmo

HLWW Middle School
(320) 543-4660
Principal/Staff Developments Director Jim Schimelpfenig
Secretary Laurie Nelson

Winsted Elementary School
(320) 543-4690
Principal Jennifer Olson
Secretary Julie Stifter

HLWW Community Education
(320) 543-4670
Director Margaret Marketon