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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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August 12 Iowa Girls Athletic Union
September 8 Orchestra Meeting
September 10 ACT Testing
September 19-23 Homecoming Week
September 23 Homecoming Dance
October 10 College Night
October 22 ACT Testing
November 15 Career and College Planning Night
November 15 Financial Aid Night
December 9 Snoball
December 10 ACT Testing

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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


Bus Information

From Newsletter

The Transportation Department is again offering in-town bussing for our students. Students must have a bus pass from their school to ride the bus. Riding the bus is a privilege. This privilege can be lost if the student does not have a pass or if the rider does not follow the rules. It is important that each student have a pass. These passes must be carried with them at all times and should be shown to the driver whenever asked.

The bus rules are posted in each bus. Please let your student know how important it is to follow these rules. Distracting the driver can be very serious. If the driver needs to watch the students, he is not watching the road. Some of these rules to follow are:

 Remain seated while bus is in motion.
 No loud talking or profanity.
 No fighting or pushing. Always keep your hands to yourself.
 No throwing objects in or out of the bus.

There may be additional requests made by the bus driver that all students will be expected to follow for overall safety.

Let’s all do the best we can to provide the students a safe ride to and from school this year.


Check out the Athletic and Music Booster clubs below

Booster Club membership form

Athletic Booster Club



Music Booster Club


A.B.S. Athletic Booster Stuff

From Newsletter

. Get out and watch these awesome athletes!. We are so excited for the new concession area to open at the football field! We are in need of a new Vice President for next year, please consider joining us. If you have paid your business or family membership you are considered a voting member; come join us at our monthly meetings. Don’t let would have, could have, and should have be part of your vocabulary. Join us at our next meeting the 3rd Wednesday of the month, 7:00 p.m. in the high school lunchroom. “Go Bulldogs”

Karen Carlsen – President – 712-540-2891
???????? – Vice President

Terri Martin – Treasurer

Brenda Phelan - Secretary

From October Newsletter

L.E.E.P. and the 4th Annual MENuMASTERS

The members of L.E.E.P. would like to thank the many people who made our 4th Annual MENuMASTERS event another success. With the generous support of our major sponsors, chefs, and in-kind donations, volunteers were able to raise over $36,000. Most of all THANK YOU to the tickets holders who attended the event, voted, and had a fantastic fun-filled evening.

CONGRATULATIONS to the following CHEFS who won:

BEST APPETIZER: American Bank with “Makin Bacon”

BEST SIDE: Primebank with “3-PEAt Salad”

BEST MAIN DISH: LeMars Physical Therapy with “Oops, I pulled my Loin”

BEST DESSERT: The Culinary Coaches with “Coaches’ Winning Shots”

BEST THEME: Floyd Valley Hospital with Drs. Geha and Parmelee

The overall trophy winner for MENuMASTERS was won by ICON Ag. with “Pork Round Bales”

MAJOR SPONSORS $1,500 or more:

American Bank
Hy-Vee of LeMars
Kroese & Kroese P.C.,CPA

Joel & Lorraine DeJong
Galles Construction
Groetken Family Eye Care
Gerald & Susan Klemme
Habitue’ Coffeehouse & Bakery/Betty’s Cakes to Remember
Jensen Dealership Kooiker Inc.
Todd & Roma Lancaster
Langel’s Plumbing & Heating
LeMars Insurance Co.
LeMars Physical Therapy
Meylor Chiropractic
NAI Electrical Contractors
P’s Pizza House
Paul & Deb Parmelee
Larry & Luene Petersen
Todd Popken Family
Red’s Printing Co.
Russell & Donna Schmidt
Schroeder Construction
Shane & Peggy Sitzmann
Mark & Kathy Stelzer
Brett & Deb Susemihl
Total in Akron & LeMars
Total Truck Care, Inc.
Greg & Pam Wells
Yamaha Golf & Equipment
CHEFS and SPONSORS Micah Lang/Andy Schmidt- American Bank
Rob Bixenman/Matt Susemihl- Bixenman Insurance, Inc.
Judd Kopperud/Gabe Davis/ Benji Kasel
Culinary Coaches
Scott Thoms/Brad Jochum- Jochum Agri- Service Thoms Inc.
Joe Susemihl/Mike Murphy
Edward Jones Albert Aquino/Christian
Aragones-Filipino Pride
Andrew Geha/Paul Parmelee- Floyd Valley Hospital
Scott Pageler/Jim Johnson- Hardware Hank Floor Covering
Mark Narkon/Mike Jacobsma
ICON Ag & Turf
Todd Brownmiller/Keith Campbell- Campbell’s Electric & Total in Akron & LeMars
Bob Augustine/Scott Ruden LeMars Physical Therapy
Jeff Peters/Graham Forbes Williams & Co.
Jason Vande Brake/Brad Cave- Northwest Bank
Chad Mescher/Leon Penning- Sugar and Spice
Joel Johnson/Todd Pry Mauer Johnson Funeral Home
Tyler Pieper/Tim LaBreche-
Habitue’s Coffeehouse & Bakery and Betty’s Cakes to Remember
Sheriff Jason/Deputy Don- Hy-Vee LeMars

John MacGregor/Skip Trout- Education Station
Mark Schmidt/Jordan Sitzmann/ Cole Sitzmann- Primebank
Doug Heidebrink/Jay Dunn- Taco Johns
Joe Galles/Jon Milbrodt- Galles Constructions, Inc.
Brian Schultz/Doug Schultz- Willow Creek Golf Course
Cory Isebrand/Bill Magnussen- Ledermans Bonding Company
Kyle Foelske/Keaton Kimble- P’s Pizza House
Keith Koerselman/David Christoffel/ Bruce Manthe- Channel Seeds
Adam Baumgartner/Shane Dreckman Team Shockers
Loren Kuiken/Steve Ohm Motor Inn
Eric Hanno/Darwin Olson McCormack Distributing
Neal Anthony/Kyle Thoms Anthony’s Express Wash

$1,000 or more:

Anthony’s Truck Wash
Wells Dairy
ECHO Lighting Design Gallery

$500.00 or more

Ahlrich Concrete, Inc.
Beitelspacher Land & Cattle, LLC
BoDean’s Baking Group
DK Tree Removal
Floyd Valley Hospital/ Family Medicine Clinic
Funk Junk Designs
Gus Pech Mfg. Co, Inc. McCormack Distributing, Inc.
Murphy, Collins, Bixenman and McGill P.L.C.
Northwest Bank Property Pros- Linda Mayrose
Schuster Co.
Zollman Chiropractic

$250.00 or more

4 Brothers/Bob’s Drive Inn
M. Janice Albert
Craig & Christy Bauerly
Adam & Lynn Baumgartner
BLT, Inc.
Bollin Chiropractic Curt and Renae Buss
Carlsen Funeral Home

IN-KIND Donations Culligan- Water
Deans Food- Refrigerate Truck
Traci Dreckman- Photographer
Van’s Sanitation- Dumpster
Timmy’s Catering Service- Table
Prime Bank-Coffee/cups/napkins
American Bank- Napkins

Thank you to the LeMars Daily Sentinel and KLEM for their support.

A special thank you to co-chairs Lynn Baumgartner & Deb Parmelee for taking on this huge fundraiser.

From December Newsletter

LeMars Community Education Enhancement Project December 2015 News

The mission statement that L.E.E.P. has adopted is to enhance the value and meaning of education for our students, families, and communities in the LeMars Community School District. L.E.E.P. members want to express a huge thank you to the continued support that has been extended in fulfilling that mission in the 2015 calendar year. LeMars Community Education Enhancement Project is proud to announce that it has honored $32,358.62, in teacher and staff requests in the calendar months of January 2015-November 2015. These monies include $16,000 given to the school district to purchase two classroom sets of 30 laptop computers. L.E.E.P. members are looking forward to a wonderful 2016.

The newly formed high school Robotics Club students presented their business proposal at the November meeting. The students also demonstrated the robot they built which will be used in competitions. L.E.E.P. members voted to donate $1,500 to the Robotics Club fund to purchase robotic parts and electronics.

Teacher requests honored in the month of November were as follows;

Tami Fisher, MS special education teacher-$256.50 for novels to enhance her classroom library.

Amy Anderson, MS art teachers-$255.00 for a classroom set of Make Do Toolkits.

Kristine Babor, sixth grade Literacy teacher, $100.16 for various titles of the “Who Was”, “Who Is”, and “What Was” series. Also, a request for $23.46 from Mrs. Babor for Demco covering for novels.

L.E.E.P. meetings are held the first Monday of the month at 5:30 p.m., in LCMS room A-09, enter through door “C”. L.E.E.P. meetings are open to the public. The next regular meeting is Monday, December 7, 2015.

Thank you to all loyal L.E.E.P. supporters and have a very Merry Christmas.


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 2016-2017 school year to be determined

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 Activities Director, at 546-7028.




Designer Choice student projects


Enrollment Information

From District Newsletter

Open Enrollment Notification Parents/guardians are hereby given notice of the following deadlines pertaining to Open Enrollment opportunities:

March 1, 2016 – Last date for Open Enrollment requests for the 2016-2017 school year.

Parents of children who will begin kindergarten in 2016-2017 must file for

Open Enrollment no later than September 1, 2016. Open enrollment students whose family income meets eligibility requirements are eligible for transportation assistance. Assistance may be in the form of actual transportation being provided or a stipend paid to parents/guardians.

Parents should be aware that Open Enrollment may result in loss of athletic eligibility. Questions should be directed to the: Superintendent’s Office, 940 Lincoln St SW, LeMars, IA 51031 712-546-4155


Coach’s Corner Feature Teacher:

Señora Gale Horan

Welcome to the Instructional Coach's Corner. Our names are Jill Brown, Cliff Collins, and Tracy Wingert. We are the Instructional Coaches for grades 6-12. Every month we will be introducing you to one of the wonderful teachers from the middle school or high school. This month we would like you to meet Gale Horan.

Described as genuine, caring, and kind-hearted, it is obvious that Señora Horan is well liked by her students. Her enthusiastic smile and love of students make her class an enjoyable and safe place to be. Although she says it in Spanish, it is understandable that her personal teaching motto is, “It’s nice to be important, but it’s more important to be nice.”

“Señora Horan is a very kind teacher. She always answers any questions we have and I will miss every Viernes (Friday) without her when I graduate.” – Cody Nelson

“Señora Horan is like a breath of fresh air. She makes Spanish seem stress free and does her best to do so. She has the voice of a singing bird.” – Anonymous

Both Señora and her students state that one of their favorite activities in Spanish is the acting out of Don Quijote. Senora Horan says that it is always a great experience to see her students get into Spanish literature. Interestingly, she prepared for the new school year by watching Spanish telenovelas to improve her own comprehension skills.

After teaching in the district for 35 years, Señora Horan is still enthusiastic about her work. She currently teaches Spanish 3 and Spanish 4, but began teaching in LeMars Community High School part-time as a Spanish 1-4 teacher. She mixes up activities, incorporating music, literature, and discussion into her lessons. This will be her last year in the high school as she is retiring at the end of the year.

“Señora is one of the greatest teachers to ever come through LeMars. She is great at getting kids to participate in class and enjoy what they learn. It is also awesome when she acts out Don Quijote .” – Anonymous

“Señora Horan has always been willing to help students learn to the best of their ability. She helps them to understand a lesson in a way that makes sense to them. Whether it’s something that rhymes or is silly.” – Kaitlyn Danielson

Señora Horan explains that one of the greatest misconceptions about teachers is, “… a teacher who works the students hard does not care about the students. I like to help students to maximize their potential BECAUSE I care about them.” This attitude has made her students respect and admire her teaching.

When she is not at school, Señora Horan enjoys walking and reading. She describes herself as a movie buff. While her husband, Mark, does not speak Spanish, her daughter, Jennifer, is a Spanish teacher and her daughter, Amy, understands Spanish but does not speak it often.

“Señora always tries to make class a good time. She is always smiling and never have I heard her get mad (all 4 years I’ve known her). She has a big heart and really cares about her students and their education. Students that don’t get to have her as a teacher are very unfortunate.” – Anonymous

“Mrs. Horan always has a smile on her face and makes the classroom an enjoyable place to be. I will definitely miss her next year.” – Anonymous

Thank you, Señora Horan for the positive influence you have had on the students of LeMars.




Up Coming Events ( Dr Iverson's Friday Focus)

HS Principal’s Corner

From Newsletter

We are now two weeks into the fourth quarter! Where has this school year gone? We had an exciting end to the third quarter. The boys’ bowling team qualified for the state tournament and brought home the second place trophy. Matthew Hystad finished third and Noah Holder and Kyle Zenk tied for tenth. The girls’ team finished in third place with Abby Whiddon finishing in eighth place. Congratulations to all the members of both bowling teams and to coach Barry Borchers and his assistants on a great season. The teams were fun to watch this year!

Our first year robotics team, under the guidance of Doug Martin, Tracy Wingert, and Lori Carter qualified for the state competition and finished in 19th place. They didn’t qualify for the regional tournament but they were asked to be ambassadors to show off their robot and to give tours from Rockwell Collins. This is an extremely high honor for the team and will allow our kids to network with executives in this field.

Congratulations to the 11 students from our IE Speech team named to the All-State team. They are Shannon Robins, Spontaneous Speaking & Public Address; Max Hardyk, Prose; Cole Berkenpas, After Dinner & Prose; Charlie Ellis, Original Oratory & Storytelling; Caitlyn Niehus, Original Oratory; Caden Washburn, Improv; Jeff Ahlers, Spontaneous Speaking; Maria Renken, After Dinner; Madelyn Johnson, After Dinner; Diana Loutsch, Review; and Megan Connor, Solo Musical Theater.

On April 12-14 we will be giving the Iowa Assessments to grades 9-11. Seniors do not need to attend during the testing hour. They do need to be in school at the other times. These tests are important to see how our students have progressed in Math, Science, and English. The tests are also used to determine student eligibility in taking college transfer courses the next school year. Iowa Code says students must be proficient in the latest Iowa Assessments in order to take our concurrent English, history, science, and math classes. It also determines if a senior is eligible for open study halls.

The high school will follow a different class schedule on these days. The school day will start at the normal time, but seniors and exchange students will be dismissed at 9:38 a.m. They will need to be back in class at 10:42 a.m. Iowa Assessments are required for all students 9-11, so please try to avoid appointments during these times. Please encourage students to do their best on these tests. A good breakfast and lots of rest also help the students to be at the top of their game. Thank you for your help in this as we continue to work together for your child’s educational future.

Graduation is right around the corner. The following dates are for senior parents to remember. The last day of regular class will be on May 16. Senior semester tests will be on May 17 & 18. The senior awards night will be on Wednesday, May 18 at 6:30 p.m. Graduation rehearsal and senior breakfast will be on May 19 starting at 9:00 am.

As always, if you have any concerns about your child’s progress in school, please contact teachers to arrange a meeting to discuss your concerns. We want all our students to succeed.

Have a great April!


Assistant Principal's Corner

Congratulations to our newly elected representatives for student council.  If you see these students tell them congratulations!  We had a great turn out for voting and a number of eligible candidates in our election this year.  In total with our carried over representatives from this year, we will have 42 representatives for our council in 2016-2017!  Our newly elected members are:

Freshman: Kara Albrecht, Eric Spieler, Maddi Pippett, Kenny Ung, Chloe Calhoun, Tate Westhoff, Emily Carlson, Alex Collins, and Anthony Lamoreux 

Sophomores: Joey DeBoer, Haleigh Allyn, Kiara Chesteen, Christian Koch, Kristen Heimgartner, Emily Koonce, Tylon Chapman, and Annie Ellis 

JuniorsGretchen Adams, Elizabeth Ihrke, Halie Schwartz, Luke Sudtelgte, Trevor Renken, Ote Albrecht, Caden Washburn, Allaina Kessenich, Maddy Mahan, JT Engebretson, Katie McAllister, and Grace Milbrodt

Seniors: Sydney Rand, Emily VanOtterloo, Makena Masuen, Madison Parker, Cole Berkenpas, Walker Raymond, Bryce Frentress, Kelli Susemihl, Krista Zenk, Trent Hilbrands, Jeff Ahlers, and Gretchen Dodge.  

Next years class officers were also nominated for next year and they include the following:

Freshman: Maddie Pippett (President), Anthony Lamoreux (Vice President), and Chloe Calhoun (Sec/Treasurer)

Sophomores: Joey DeBoer (President), Christian Koch (Vice President), and Tylon Chapman (Sec/Treasurer)

Juniors: Katie McAllister (President), Trevor Renken (Vice President), and Caden Washburn (Sec/Treasurer)

Seniors: Sydney Rand (President), Kelli Susemihl (Vice President), and Jeff Ahlers (Sec/Treasurer)







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

The following requests for funding were approved at the October 6th meeting!
Wendy Weaver  for the purchase of Bully Prevention materials- $80.67,  Steph Becker, Heather Plathe, Katie Pick,  Tanya Schroeder  for the purchase of The Amazing Action Alphabet for each classroom-total cost $155.16 and also a math program entitled “Math for Today” for each classroom-total cost $21.52, Lorraine DeJong for the purchase of 15 novels- $61.41, also for the purchase of materials to create foldable notebooks to teacher grammar-$108 ,Kristine Babor for the purchase of classroom novels-$13.63, Tami Fisher for the purchase of a digital clock -$25.80, Jeanne Rust for the purchase of 20 subscriptions to New York Times UpFront magazine@$ 9.98 per yearly subscription-total cost for all her sections-$219.78, Barb Shostak for the of grading stamp -$23.99 also three resources for her classroom -$43.09, Joann Johnson for the purchase of cookie scoops-$74.67, Kellie Vande Weerd for the purchase of teacher resources to teaching math and fluency-$132.02, Carrie Campbell for the purchase of lower level high interest books-$398.04, Kari Schmidt for the purchase of novels for her classroom- $204.70, Amy Hogrefe and Kristine Babor- for the purchase of novels for their classrooms- $126.61, Judd Kooperud and Rhonda Beach for the purchase of 72 novels for their classrooms together-$$816.48, Lorraine DeJong and Kelly Collins for the purchase of 40 copies of Standing Tall and also a teacher resource-$336.21, Rachel Cunningham for the purchase of novels to develop a unit for her psychology class-$197.73, Kyle Gerdes for the purchase of supplies to create interactive notebooks for his biology class-$100, Donna Stevenson for the purchase of reading ribbons as rewards for their reading program in all of the second grades at Kluckhohn-$296.86, Judy Zeka for the purchase of novels-$163.41
**Just a note for the middle school and high school teachers , when you submit your LEEP request on the new Weblink please write in the requisition description “approved by LEEP” in all capital letters. 

Thank you for your support of our fundraisers!


A huge thank you to everyone that participated and attended this years Menu Masters dinner!! Again it was a huge success thanks to everyone!!! Total amount raised this year $36,987.00!!!!!!!! AMAZING!!! And as you can see by the requests above, this money helps support many teachers and their programs!!!



Come join us at our next LEEP meeting.  We meet the first
Monday of each month in the Middle School (Lorraine DeJong’s room)!

Please contact our officers:
            President                                                                                           V. President         Helana-McDougall
Secretary              Lorraine DeJong
Treasurer              Julie Beitelspacher







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Middle School
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Facilities Pre School Application LCMS PD 13-14 Lesson Plans I-CAT
Handbooks Elementary Handbook   Library  
Health Information     Lunch  
Newsletter (Bruce Ludwig)
    Streaming Video.  






Thanks for another Successful Middle School year!!

See you in the fall.



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Next Moped Safety Class September 10th

Moped Safety classes will be held for students in the LeMars area at the LeMars Middle School in room C15 (Mr. Dalton's room) September 10thfrom 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:____________________________



Primebank Hotsheets

Hot Sheets



Congratulations to the new NHS Inductees

Jeff Ahlers

Jocelyn Hernandez

Collin Nemmers

Deyton Augustine

Trenton Hilbrands

Madisen Parker

Juliana Benitez

Madison Hunter

Zach Pratt

Chaise Benjamin

Haley Jungers

Sydney Rand

Cole Berkenpas

Hazel LaBreche

Walker Raymond

Keaton Candor

Brittany Lambert

Mallie Sauer

Megan Connor

Matilynn Langel

Mariah Schilmoeller

Jessica Eisma

Kyle Marek

Kelli Susemihl

Megan Friedenbach

Makena Masuen

Lauren Tabbert

Bryce Frentress

Hannah McDougall

Emily Van Otterloo

Kajsa Hallberg

Mary Meis

Alex White

Tessa Hansen

Paul Meis

Raquel Yoerger



Krista Zenk



Early Head Start

A FREE Family Resource Program

Early Head Start is a FREE family resource program for qualifying pregnant mothers and children under the age of three. Early Head Start has home based visits made four times a month to support and share with parents the development of their child. Qualifying two year olds may also attend a center based program in Sioux Center or LeMars.

If you are interest in learning more about the Early Head Start program, please call 1-800-859-2025 for more information.

Free Preschool for your Qualifying Child!

Mid-Sioux Opportunity, Head Start offers education activities, health resources, nutritious meals and family support.

Mid-Sioux Head Start centers are located in Akron, Cherokee, LeMars, Orange City, Rock Valley, Rock Rapids and Sioux Center. A child Development Program (CDC) is also located in Hawarden. Transportation is provided in most areas.

Your child will leave Head Start more prepared for Kindergarten, excited about learning, and ready to succeed!

Give your child a Head Start in life.

For more information call: 1-800-859-2025

Registration Notice

Registration forms will be mailed to each family in July. You can either mail the forms with your payment or return them on registration day.

Registration Dates For Next School Year

Monday August 8th
11:00 AM to 7:00 PM

Tuesday, August 9th
7:00 AM to 3:00 PM


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
Other Scholarships:



Agriculture 2 year

Agriculture Byers

Buick Achievers  
Iowa State  
Maxine Fieg Whiteside Memorial Scholarship Trust This scholarship is intended for graduating high school seniors in the Iowa counties of Plymouth and Woodbury.
Westmar Click on ‘For Students’, then click on ‘Westmar Endowment Scholarship Application’, which takes you directly into the application and description of the scholarship program.   Please note that application materials and official transcripts must be received by the Iowa College Foundation no later than April 1, 2016.

- Scholarship Guide for Black Students:
Scholarship Guide for Hispanic

 - Scholarship Guide for Asian Students: Other money geek scholarships Accredited Schools Online 
  • Online Colleges Best colleges

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

LCSD Foundations Scholarships

LCSD Foundatoin Scholarship application materials will be available on February 15, 2016 on th district website.

You can access the website by going to:

Application deadline is Friday, April 8th




Semester 2

Day 1

8:30 to 9:40 test for 1
9:45 to 10:55 test for 2
10:55 to 11:45 Lunch
11:50 to 1:00 test for 5
1:05 to 2:15 test for 6
2:20 to 3:30 test for 7

Day 2

8:30 to 9:40 test for 3
9:45 to 10:55 test for 4
10:55 to 11:50 Lunch
11:55 to 1:05 test for 8








Congratulations Class of 2016


State speech results

We had another super day State Speech competition on Saturday, Feb. 6 as our groups produced 15 I ratings and 8 II's. Additionally, we found out Monday that 5 groups (highlighted below) were selected for All-State in Ames on Feb. 20: Ensemble Acting "Soap Opera" (non-performing), Short Film "Second Chance" (non-performing), Varsity Readers Theatre "Three Fractured Pigs" (performing), and Radio Broadcasting "KTEC" (performing).  "Performing" means that the students will actually get to display their talents in a performance in Ames, while "non-performing" students are recognized as All-Staters but do not perform because of time constraints.

I ratings: 

Readers Theatre (Varsity)  "Three Fractured Pigs"
Dominic Loutsch
Charlie Ellis
Kajsa Hallberg
Shannon Robbins
Cole Berkenpas
Caitlyn Niehus
Jocelyn Hernandez
Jeff Ahlers
Diana Loutsch
Chloe Evans
Summer La Pato
Madelyn Johnson
Elizabeth Ihrke
Kody Koerselman

​Readers Theatre (Freshman) "Politically Correct Bedtime Stories"
Willow Olsen
Olivia McQuillen
Joan Meis
Danielle Paje
Faith Laskie
Joey DeBoer
Cassidy McGrew
Claire Ohlrichs
Caitlin Sudtelgte
Aly Buhman

​Choral Reading "How Jenny Became a Pirate"
Jeff Ahlers
Ross Curry
Caitlin Hughes
Mikayla Stone
Griselda Cobian
Hannah Kliever
Kelli Susemihl
Walker Raymond
Brooke Westhoff
Andrew Tonner
Megan Friederich
Tressa Hunter
Summer La Pato
Ensemble Acting "Soap Opera"
Charlie Ellis
Maria Renken
Dominic Loutsch
Alexandra Pick

Ensemble Acting "Libby Pearce Drinks"
Kajsa Hallberg
Shannon Robbins
Caitlin Niehus
Diana Loutsch

Ensemble Acting "Condensed Theatre Classics Presents: Lives in the Wind"
Cole Berkenpas
Madelyn Johnson
Morgan Boehme
Elizabeth Ihrke
Megan Connor

Group Mime "Temptations"
Regan Albers
Sarah Benton
Chloe Evans

Radio Broadcasting  (Varsity) KYUM
Natalie Siebens
Tressa Hunter

​Radio Broadcasting (Varsity) KTEC
Glen Clark
Jacob Beyer

​Radio Broadcasting (Freshman) KPET
Faith Laskie
Willow Olsen
TV News "Channel 7 News"
Robby Hodson
Max Hardyk
Luke Sudtelgte

Short Film (Varsity) "A Second Chance"
Maddy Boehme
Taylor Beach
Erin Koonce
Ashleigh Pedersen
Jacob Beyer
Ryan Vandevegte
Glen Clark
Kyle Zenk

Musical Theatre "Heathers"
Alexandra Pick
Caden Washburn
Megan Connor
Sarah Adams
Andrea Barrett

Group Improv (Varsity)
Maria Renken
Kody Koerselman
Morgan Boehme
Madisen Parker

​Group Improv (Varsity)
Luke Sudtelgte
Robby Hodson
Max Hardyk
Jacob Pottebaum

​Groups that received II ratings:

One Act "The Ever After"
The Ever After
Cody Nelson
Jesus Diaz
Jolene Coetzer
Brea McDermott
Lauren Maddox
Taylor Beach
Jocelyn Hernandez
Lauren Tabbert
April Vasquez
Ashley Vasquez
Julia Niehaus
Andrew Tonner
Sally Probst
Megan Friederich
Riley Kluver

Musical Theatre "Mamma Mia"
Noah Watson
Amy Isebrand
Regan Albers
Sarah Benton
Hannah Kliever

Short Film (Varsity) "Game Show"
Amy Isebrand
Cameron Buhman
Katrina Engebretson
Koster Buss
Ben Morehead
Tyler Pauley
Griselda Cobian
Cassidy Utesch
Sarah Adams
Amanda Schwartz
Chaise Benjamin
Mikayla Stone
Viki Bernat

Short Film (Freshman) "Parallel Parking Do's and Don'ts"
Haleigh Allyn
Brianna Kibby
Danielle Paje
Caitlin Sudtelgte
Anna Vacura
Kristen Heimgartner
Annie Ellis
Emily Koonce

Group Mime "The Struggles of Sisterhood"
Brea Mc Dermott
Brittany Lambert
Mallie Sauer

TV News "DISNEws"
Megan Pageler
Erin Koonce
Kelli Susimihl
Megan Bergquist
Ashley Vasquez

Group Improv (Varsity)
Caden Washburn
Noah Watson
Riley Kluver

Group Improv (Freshman)
Joey DeBoer
Dalton Glawe
Landen Parmelee

Congratulations Sponsors: Erin, Sherri, Jodi, and Shawn






Summer Activities


(High School Softball) LE MARS — Le Mars opened post season play with an 11-4 win over Spencer Thursday night to advance to Saturday’s semifinals against No. 13 Bishop Heelan. After splitting their two regular season games with Spencer, both being decided in the seventh inning, Le Mars ended the drama early in Thursday’s game, scoring ten runs in a 16-batter second inning. Brook Berkenpas scattered seven hits with two walks and five strikeouts for Le Mars to improve to 10-and-14 in the pitching circle. Le Mars improves to 13-and-19 heading into Saturday’s match-up with 24-and-10 Bishop Heelan at 7 p.m. at the Bulldog Complex. The game will be carried on KLEM starting at 6:50.

(High School Baseball) Western Christian 1, Gehlen Catholic (14-12) 0 (#8-3A)Sergeant Bluff-Luton 10, Le Mars (15-17) 1\

Congratulations State Team Runner Up (Dylan, Kyle, Thomas, Jake,Austin, Alex,Zach)


Tennis GIRLS 1A STATE SINGLES & DOUBLES TOURNAMENT at Des Moines SINGLES Le Mars' Danielle Martin lost her first round match 4-6 , 7-5 , 0-6. In the consolation bracket, Martin won 6-4, 6-4 and then was eliminated with a 1-6, 0-6 loss. Le Mars' Elizabeth Ihrke lost her first round match 4-6, 4-6 and then was eliminated with a 2-6, 4-6 loss in her first consolation match.

Girls softball went ten innings Estherville/Lincoln Central 9, Le Mars (3-6/1-1) 7

Baseball went six innings Estherville/Lincoln Central 8, Le Mars (2-6/0-2)


GIRLS REGIONALS (G) 4A Regional finals at Carroll FINAL TEAM STANDINGS: 1. Creston (349) .. 2. Spencer (379) (both advance to the 4A State meet) .. 3. Harlan (384) .. 4. Lewis Central (415) .. 5. Carroll (417) .. 6. Denison-Schleswig (419) .. 7. Le Mars (428) .. 8. Greene County (437) .. 9. Storm Lake (446) .. 10. Glenwood (479). (Sergeant Bluff-Luton had only three golfers and Bishop Heelan withdrew)

Golf (B) 3A Sectional meet at Spencer, TEAM STANDINGS: 1T. Estherville/Lincoln Central and M-O-C/ Floyd Valley (327) (E-L-C won the Sectional title on criteria but both advance to the Districts next week) .. 3. Spencer (343) .. 4. Storm Lake (345) .. 5T. Algona & Denison-Schleswig (361) .. 7. Le Mars (369) .. 8. Spirit Lake (370).

Track (G/B) Lakes Conference meet at Le Mars LE MARS -- Le Mars won the final event of the night, the 4X400 relay, to hold off Spirit Lake Park for the boys team title, 144-136, at the Lakes Conference Track & Field meet at Jim Lorenzen Stadium Thursday night.

The Le Mars girls finished second behind Spencer, 137-126, in the Lakes Conference girls meet. GIRLS TEAM STANDINGS: 1. Spencer (137) .. 2. Le Mars (126) .. 3. Western Christian (101) .. 4. Spirit Lake (73) .. 5. Cherokee (61) .. 6(tie). Emmetsburg & Storm Lake (29) .. 8. Estherville/Lincoln Central (20). (G/B) Panther Relays at Kingsley (girls results)

TEAM STANDINGS: not available at this time GOLF (B) Emmetsburg 164 .. Cherokee 166 .. Le Mars 167











Bruce Ludwig Bulldog Highlights

Dr Wendt Superintendent

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I want to offer my congratulations to Tracy Wingert on being named Decades of Excellence Crystal Bell Teach of the Year in Le Mars Community School District in 2016. Mr. Wingert has been a teacher in the school district since the 2006-07 school year. Members of the Foundation Board and the school administration, along with his family and those nominating him, suprised Mr. Wingert with the announcement at the high school on April 15, 2016. Mr. Wingert was honored at the annual Le Mars Community School District Foundation Banquet held on April 27,2016. The Decades of Excellence Crystal Bell Award is co-sponsored by the Le Mars Community Schools Foundation and the LCHS Alumni Association. Both the Foundation and the Alumni Association are outstanding supporters of the Le Mars Community School District.

Recently, Mr. Wingert in his role as Technology Instructional Coach received information from another technology instructional coach in the area that both of us think may be of interest to parents. Have you ever wanted a resource that provides information to you about all the apps available to your child? Have you ever wanted a resource that provides information to you as a parent about how to talk to your child about social media safety? You need to check out a site called the Safe, Smart & Social website. Follow this link to get a list of common apps with information about the app and a safety rating. This website has a great deal of other information you can access by clicking on the buttons on the top of the page and is recommended by law enforcement as a resource.

Students in some of our career and technical programs recently competed in skills competitions against students from other schools. The following students competed and earned recognition at the Western Iowa Tech Community College Skills Contest in early April:

  • Keaton Candor - 1st place Inventor 3D
  • Konner Koerselman - 2nd place Intent or 3D
  • Steve Haackensen - 3rd place Intent or 3D
  • Derek Cunningham - 2nd place Mechanical Drafting
  • Jared Kessenich - 3rd place Mechanical Drafting

Congratulations to these students and their teachers Mr. Dalton and Mr. Wichers.

May 2nd through the 6th is Teacher Appreciation Week across the country. We are blessed in the LeMars Community School District to have so many teachers who are committed to working with our students' day in and day out o help prepare them for the challenges their futures will present. I want all of our teachers to know that I sincerely appreciate all their efforts to help our students be success full this past year. The Board of Education is also very proud of our teaching staff and the opportunities they provide to our students. Please take the time during this week to let your child's teacher know that you appreciate his/her efforts.

This is the last issue of the newsletter for the 2015-16 school year. It is hard to believe that May is already here and the school year is winding down. While many great things have been accomplished up the this point in the year by our students, there are still many opportunities for success left over the next month or two. Spring sport seasons for track, tennis, and golf are well underway. Prom, Senior Awards Night, and Commencement are all quickly approaching. Baseball and softball games will start at the end of May. As we look forward to the end of the school year, please help your student stay focused. Lets all finish the year strong and on a positive note. Have a great summer!


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Upcoming Events (from Friday Focus)

Saturday, May 14

  • TBD Boys Varsity Tennis - Substate
  • 9:00 am Girls Varsity/JV Tennis @ Storm Lake
Monday, May 16
  • TBD Girls Varsity Golf - Regionals
  • 7:00 pm Music Booster Meeting - HS Band Room
Tuesday, May 17
  • 6:30 pm Speech/Drama Banquet - HS Commons
Wednesday, May 18
  • 6:30 pm Senior Awards Night - Competition Gym
  • 7:00 pm Athletic Booster Club Meeting - HS Commons
Thursday, May 19
  • TBD Boys and Girls Varsity Track - State @ Drake
  • 9:00 am Girls Varsity Tennis - Regional Individual - @ Le Mars
Friday, May 20

  • TBD Boys and Girls Varsity Track - State @ Drake
Saturday, May 21
  • TBD Boys and Girls Varsity Track - State @ Drake
  • TBD Girls Varsity Tennis - Regional Team 
  • TBD Boys Varsity Tennis -  Substate
Sunday, May 22
  • 3:00 pm Commencement
Monday, May 23
  • TBD Girls Varsity Golf - Regional @ Carroll
  • TBD Girls Varsity Tennis - State
  • 5:30 pm Varsity/JV Baseball vs Sioux City East
  • 5:30 pm Varsity/JV Softball @ Sioux City East
Tuesday, May 24
  • TBD Girls Varsity Tennis - State
  • 5:15 pm Varsity/JV Baseball vs. Sioux City North
  • 5:30 pm Varsity/JV Softball vs. Bishop Heelan
Wednesday, May 25
  • 5:15 pm Varsity/JV Baseball @ Sheldon
  • 5:30 pm Varsity/JV Softball @ Sheldon
Thursday, May 26
  • 4:30 pm Freshmen Softball @ Akron-Westfield
  • 5:30 pm Varsity/JV Baseball vs. Bishop Heelan
Friday, May 27
  • TBD Varsity Softball @ Bishop Heelan Tournament - Bishop Mueller Field, Briar Cliff
  • TBD Boys Varsity Tennis State
Saturday, May 28
  • TBD Boys Varsity Tennis State
  • TBD Varsity Softball @ Bishop Heelan Tournament - Bishop Mueller Field, Briar Cliff
Monday, May 30
  • 9:00 am Memorial Day Parade
  • 3:15 pm Freshmen Baseball vs. Sioux City West
  • 5:30 pm Varsity/JV Baseball vs. Sioux City West
Tuesday, May 31
  • 5:30 pm Varsity/JV Baseball @ Boyden-Hull
  • 5:30 pm Varsity/JV Softball vs. Sergeant Bluff - Luton
Wednesday, June 1
  • 5:15 pm Varsity/JV Baseball @ Emmetsburg
  • 5:30 pm Varsity/JV Softball @ Emmetsburg
Thursday, June 2
  • TBD Girls Varsity Tennis - State Individual
  • 5:15 pm Varsity/JV Baseball vs. Estherville-Lincoln Central
  • 5:30 pm Varsity/JV Softball vs. Estherville - Lincoln Central
Friday, June 3
  • TBD Girls Varsity Tennis - State Individual
  • TBD Varsity Softball @ Sioux City West Tournament
  • 12:00 pm Freshmen Baseball vs. Spirit Lake
  • 5:15 pm Varsity/JV Baseball vs. Spirit Lake
Saturday June 4
  • TBD Girls Varsity Tennis - State Team
  • TBD Varsity Softball @ Sioux City West Tournament




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