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LeMars Community School District is a 3A school located in NW Iowa

Congratulations LeMars on being named an All Star Community.

"Our greatest glory is not in never failing but in rising everytime we fall". Ralph Waldo Emerson




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NHS Service Project

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Tdap Vaccination

Teacher of year

T & I Fundraiser

Transcripts class 2012 and on

Transcript order form

City of LeMars website


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"Monthly Calendar" on right for all of the School events.

Dates & Information

September 29 Active Duty College Visit
October 1 T-I Booster Supper
October 3 Algona Band Days Festival
October 5 MS Book Fair
October 6 Northwest Iowa College Visit
October 8 4th Graders sing National Anthem
October 10 State Marching Band Duchman Competition
October 13 Southeast Tech Institute College visit
October 14 NWIMA String Festival-PSAT Testing-MS String Festival
October 15 IHSSA Speech Judges Training
October 17 Honor Band Auditions
October 19 Drake College Visit
October 20 7-12 Vocal Concert
October 22 Hawkeye College Visit
October 23 Mass Band Show-Music Booster Soup and Pie Supper
October 24 District All State Music Auditions-ACT Testing
October 27 Active Duty College Visit
October 30-31 Concordia
November 3 NWICDA 7-8 Honor Choir
November 5 La James College visit
November 7 NWI HS Honor Band-NWI MS Honor Band
November 12-13-14 Fall Play
November 16 Music Booster Meeting
November 17 6th Gr Band/Vocal Concert
November 18 Opus Honor Choir@Ames
November 19-20-21 All State Music Festival
November 19 Opus Honor Choir


Employee of the Month

Jan Hansen
Franklin 4th grade

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Grades PK -12.....................................$35
7 & 8 Bands ............ $15/yr.
Art (9-12) ................. $10/class
9-12 Bands ..............$15/yr.
Orchestra (9-12) ........$15/yr.
Vocal Music (9-12) ... $15/yr.
Instrument Rent ........$50/yr.
Percussion Rent.........$35/yr.
City bus fees $50/semester or $30/quarter
Trades & Industries ....................... $10/class
(Prices subject to change)
Lunch Grades K-12 daily - $2.60
Breakfast Grades K-12 daily - $1.75
Milk Grades K- 2 - $40/semester; $70/yr. Milk/Snack Grade PK - $55/semester; $100/yr
Grades PK-8.................$50/yr. Grades 9-12................$75/yr. Double Option & 24 hr. Ins. available
Student - $35.00 • Adult - $75.00


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Booster Club membership form

Athletic Booster Club



Music Booster Club




The Le Mars Community activities code of conduct meetings for all Le Mars Community high school students entering grades nine through twelve (9-12) who plan to participate in any extra-curricular activities for the 2015-2016 school year will be held on:

•Wednesday, August 19, 12:15 pm & 7:00 pm
•Thursday, August 20, 12:15 pm & 7:00 pm

These meetings will be held in the little theater auditorium in the High School and will last approximately 30 minutes. Students and parents may attend any meeting.
The student participant and at least one parent or guardian must attend this meeting before the student can participate in any activity. Students will not be allowed to participate in any activity until a meeting is attended by both student and parent/guardian. Activities include all sports including cheerleading, band, chorus, speech, orchestra, dance team, all clubs, organizations, and other activity that is considered extra-curricular. These meetings will inform the students and parents of the requirements prior to participation in any of the extra-curricular activities sponsored by the Le Mars Community Schools and cover the Code of Conduct Policy. If you have any questions about the meetings, please call Larry Johnson, Activities Director, at 546-7028.


Spring 2015 Designer Choice student projects


Fall Sports (From Primebank Hotsheets) Pictures from

Kent Jones:Asp'ngold Photography

Ashley Sitzmann: Illumination Photography & Gallery

cross country gary meyer -

Cross Country Western Christian Invitational

(GIRLS RESULTS) Varsity Team Standings: 1. Unity Christian (47) .. 2. Boyden-Hull/Rock Valley (65) .. 3. M-O-C/Floyd Valley (75) .. 4. Le Mars (104) .. 5. Western Christian (106) .. 6. Sioux Center (158) .. 7. OABCIG (175) .. 8. Sergeant Bluff-Luton (200). Le Mars results: 1. Madeline Hurt (fr) (19:23.46) .. 14. Mary Meis (20:48.35) .. 24. Katrina Engebretson (21:33.94)

(BOYS RESULTS) Varsity Team Standings: 1. Unity Christian (33) .. 2. M-O-C/Floyd Valley (65) .. 3. George-Little Rock (84) .. 4. Le Mars (146) .. 5. OA-BCIG (149) .. 6. Western Christian (150) .. 7. Trinity Christian (159) .. 8. Boyden-Hull/Rock Valley (169) .. 9. Sioux Center (187) .. 10. Sergeant Bluff-Luton (279) .. 11. Gehlen Catholic (338). Individual Champion: Gable Sieperda of George-Little Rock in a time of 15:20.71. Le Mars results: 16. Andrew Tonner (17:05.16) .. 17. Jacob Burrell (17:05.96) .. 22. Landen Parmelee (17:16.34) .. 36. Alec Rieken (17:48.38) .. 58. Glen Clark .. 60. Zach Wingert .. 62. Kyle Zenk. Gehlen Catholic results: 63. Jason Zenk (18:59.97) .. 69. Tyler Zenk (19:24.74) .. 72. Thomas Pohlen .. 74. Carter Sitzmann .. 75. Tyler Full .. 76. Justin Schmit.


(STORM LAKE) -- Eric Broich ran for 137 yards and two touchdowns to lead Storm Lake to a 31-14 win over Le Mars Friday night in Storm Lake.


LeMars/MOC game stats Hull Western Storm Lake      


Varsity Volleball

(#1-2A)Western Christian (18-3/4-0) def. Le Mars (11-8/3-1) (25-16, 25-21, 25-27, 25-15)




HS Prinicipal's Corner

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Homecoming Parade Form

This year's homecoming parade Marshall is Gale Horan

Pictures by Asp'ngold

king and queen

Congratulations Amy and Charlie
2015 Queen and King






LeMars Community Education Enhancement Project LEEP

Newsflash LEEP BY-LAWS Request for funds More info on LEEP

Need funding for a classroom project?
Request funds from LEEP!
LEEP recognizes the staff at Le Mars Community spend their own money on classroom supplies each year to provide a rich learning experience for their students.  It is the purpose of LEEP to help staff financially with expenditures.  For more information, go to

  • Click on “forms” located at the right navigation bar
  • Click on LEEP Request for Funds

WE’RE BACK!!!!!!!! LEEP committee members had a great summer and are looking forward to another great schoolyear!
The following requests for funding were approved at the August 31stmeeting:  Bill Magnussen $219.96 to purchase a 5 part series that will be used in his Math Intervention /Enrichment class, Carrie Campbell $81.07 reimbursement for math and genre stations and math resource.
Thank you for your support of our fundraisers!
Menu Masters


For more information regarding L.E.E.P. contact the following officers:

Gayle Vonk, president

Helena McDougall, vice president

Lorraine DeJong, secretary

Julie Beitelspacher, treasurer





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Menu Masters (Hotsheets)

(Le Mars) -- Saturday evening's MenuMasters event raised a record $36,150 for the Le Mars Community School District as several hundred people enjoyed the fourth annual event held at the Century Hall at the Plymouth County Fairgrounds. All types of foods and beverages were shared by the 30 teams of MenuMasters chefs. The evening was filled with fun with several teams dressing in a theme costumes that were showcased. Winning the Best Theme Costume contest was the team of Dr. Andrew Geha and Dr. Paul Parmelee representing Floyd Valley Hospital. The two doctors had the theme of "Real Men Wear Gowns" and featured the doctors as patients wearing hospital gowns that don't always cover everything. The doctors had as backdrop a hospital screen, and were complete with IV's.

Another team that was noticed were the Primebank team consisting of Cole Sitzman, Jordan Sitzman, and Mark Schmidt as they were hoping for a three-peat of victories. Primebank won the food contest for the past two years, and this year the Primebank team took on the theme of the Triple Crown featuring pictures of winning horses that included Affirmed, Secretariat, and this year's Triple Crown winner, American Pharoah. Jordan Sitzman was dressed in a horse costume, while Mark Schmidt was appropriately dressed as a jockey, and Cole Sitzman was sporting the sophisticated look of a wealthy horse owner. Others teams that were noticed were the Channel Seed Chefs consisting of Keith Koerselman, David Christoffel and Bruce Manthe.

The three were outfitted wearing blue denim overalls with a yellow corn-print t-shirt, and a foam rubber corn cob hat. The booth itself looked like you were in the middle of a corn field with several stalks of corn to add to the decor. Yet another farm-theme was the team consisting of Scotty "the hotty” Thoms and Brad Jochum with a barn-shaped backdrop, and the pair of chefs wearing over-sized cowboy hats. The overall top winner for the best food category was awarded to the team representing ICON Ag and Turf with their "Pork Round Bales". Co-chefs Mark Narkon and Mike Jacobsma received the trophy which will be at the John Deere dealership for the next year.





 Click here for the Middle School Highlights (August Registration)

Attention students and staff

This year's homecoming theme is Hollywood

Here are the theme days for homecoming week

Monday - Home Movie Day - wear sweatpants and pajamas to school

Tuesday - Buddy Movie Day - you and a buddy dress at twins

Wednesday - Class Color Carpet Day

     8th grade wear black

     7th grade wear red

     6th grade wear white

     Staff wear tie dye or as many colors as you can

Thursday - Horror Movie Day - dress as your favorite horror movie character - you may not bring fake weapons or anything considered a weapon to school

Friday - Spirit Day - wear red and black

Remember that prizes will be awarded to those who dress the best




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Moped Safety Class is switched to March 5th

Moped Safety classes will be held for students in the LeMars area at the LeMars Middle School in room C15 (Mr. Dalton's room) March 5 from 8:00 to 2:15. Iowans 14 and 15 years of age are required by law to take this 6 hour education course before receiving a license to operate a moped on public highways. Minimum age for this course is 13 1/2. Students wishing to take this class should see Mr Dalton for forms before Saturday’s class. Parents of students outside of LeMars Community School can email Mr. Dalton the information below to Cost is $35 per student.

Directions to classroom/Info

Head east on 12th street to the High school football field, turn left and go 1 1/2 block north and turn left at parking lot north of the gym and drive behind the school. Park between the Weight room and the back of the middle school. Go through the "J" entrance door of middle school. Room C15 is the first door to your right after you walk thru the "J" entrance door. Class starts at 8:00am and should be done around 2:00 pm. Please bring a sack lunch. 

Gehlen and students outside of LeMars Community Schools

Gehlen and other students outside of LeMars please email the following information:

Students First Name____________ Middle Initial ___ Last Name:_________________________

Address ___________________________

Students Cell Phone:____________________________




Hot Sheets


Presentations from Designer Choice




Check out the course description booklet and the High School Schedule request form. Please print and fill out schedule request form and return to the Counselors
Course Description Booklet Schedule request form.





Iowa 4 H Scholarship
WITCC Scholarship:

 Alumni & Friends scholarship whereby a WITCC alum can nominate a student for consideration of a $500 scholarship.  Here is the link to that nomination form:  This scholarship is for new students attending WITCC.


If you have any further questions, feel free to contact me.

Carolyn Ellwanger, Executive Director

Western Iowa Tech Community College Foundation

4647 Stone Avenue, Sioux City, IA 51106

712-274-8733, ext. 1330



LCHS Student Council is heading a food drive for Support Siouxland Soldiers at the October 9, 2015 football game with Sergeant Bluff. Support Siouxland Soldiers (SSS) is a non-profit organization that provides care-packages for deployed troops and food for veterans. The Siouxland community has over 18,000 Veterans. The Food for Veterans program, through SSS, provides a week’s worth of free groceries to Veterans and military families on a monthly basis if needed. Care Packs are sent to deployed troops. LCHS Student Council is collecting food items to pack boxes to send overseas and to restock SSS food supplies, especially before Veteran’s Day. Help us honor and support the veterans who have supported our country’s freedom by dropping off any of the following items at the LCHS office or bring to the football game October 9, 2015, and look for the SSS sign! Thank you for supporting our soldiers.

We are also hoping to honor all veterans and current soldiers at this game. If you have served or are currently serving our country, please go to the track in front of the grandstand during pregame to be recognized.

  • Jerky/SlimJims/Beef Sticks (especially the smaller bags)
  • Power Bars/Protein Bars
  • Tuna or Salmon pouches
  • Beeferoni/spaghettios small cans with a pull top lid or microwavable bowls
  • Single serving soups, especially the chunky soups or stews
  • Snack size  or small jars peanut butter
  • Crackers in single serving packages
  • Cookies in single serving packages
  • Pull top vegetables or fruit cups
  • Powdered fitness/juice drink mixes—single serve packets
  • Cereal bars/granola bars/nut bars
  • Fruit Snacks
  • Hard Candy—individually wrapped, no chocolate (tootsie rolls are okay)
  • Microwavable popcorn
  • Hamburger Helper
  • Instant oatmeal
  • Microwavable Macaroni and Cheese
  • Cereal (for families at home)
  • Rice or pasta
  • Baby Food (for families at home)


girls softball heelan -Heelan softball playoffs

CLASS 3A DISTRICT SEMIFINALS (district 1 / sub-state 1) (at Le Mars) Bishop Heelan (18-23) 7, Le Mars (18-16) 3

Softball (LE MARS) -- What a difference a year made for Lexi Ricke, the sophomore pitcher for Bishop Heelan! Last year as a freshman, Le Mars hit her hard in their 4A Regional semifinal game and sent her to an early exit in a 9-6 Bulldog win. Ricke fired a three-hit shutout with seven strike outs Thursday night in the 4A Regional quarterfinals, allowing just four base runners in a dominant pitching performance that sent the Crusaders to the Regional semifinals with a 3-1 win over Le Mars at the Bulldogs Sports Complex.


Bruce Ludwig Bulldog Highlights

Dr Wendt Superintendent

The new school year is well underway, and we are quickly approaching the end of the first quarter on Friday, October 30. As you make education a priority in your home and encourage your student to do his/her best every day, you may wish to communicate with your student's teachers regarding their progress. you can do this by calling the school or sending an e-mail. E-mail addresses of all Le Mars Community staff are located on the district website at

Another opportunity to learn about your student's progress is to attend the upcoming parent-teacher conferences. Again this year, parent-teacher conferences for the Middle School students are scheduled for Monday, October 5, and Thursday, October 8, from 5:00-8:40 p.m. The middle school conferences are being offered earlier on the calendar than in previous years to provide parents an opportunity to visit with teachers about each of their student's successes and suggestions for improvement prior to the end of the first quarter. Please note that the elementary schools and the high school will continue to hold their parent teacher conferences on November 5 and November 9.

Establishing goals is key to the success of any individual or organization. At their September 14, 2015 meeting, the LeMars Community School Board of Education approved the following district goals for the 2015-2016 school year:

Decrease the percent of students in the non-proficient category as measured by the Iowa Assessments National Percentile Rank, in reading, math, and science by 10% in each of the grade spans of 3-5, 6-8, and 9-11, by June 1, 2016.

Monitor the implementation of the Iowa Core Curriculum in the LeMars Community School District.

Monitor the implementation of the technology integration plan approved in August 2014.

It was announced recently that long-time district wrestling coach Tom Smalley will be inducted into the Iowa High School Wrestling Hall of Fame on October 24, 2015. Mr. Smally was the head wrestling coach at Le Mars Community High School until the 2012-13 season when one of his former wrestlers, Shan Hessenius, took over the program. Mr. Smalley continues to work as a wrestling coach at the middle school and is a big presence at all of our high school wrestling tournaments. Congratulations to Coach Smalley for this great honor!

The new entrance to Jim Lorenzen Field is complete and looks great. The building includes a concession stand, ticket booth, restrooms, officials' locker room, Dog Pound, and tailgate serving area. Wiltgen Brothers Inc. was the general contractor on the project. They were fantastic to work with and worked hard to make up the time lost at the beginning of the project due to our hosting of the state qualifying track meet last spring. I want to thank the committee chaired by Mike VanOtterloo for helping with the design of the project. Other members of the committee included Bary Borchers, Curt Buss, Lary Johnson, Blaine Martin, Terri Martin, Brenda Phlean, Jeff TeBrink, and Deb VanOtterloo.



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