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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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November 12 to 15 HS Musical
November 17 Music Booster Meeting
November 18 6th Grade Vocal Concert
November 19-20 Opus MS Honor Choir
November 20 21 22 All State Music Festival
November 24 Financial Aid Night
November 25 1 hour early out
November 26-28 Thanksgiving break
December 1 LEEP Meeting
December 4-6 Show Choir Choreography
December 4-5 State Dance
December 8 MS Holiday Concert
December 10 Two Hour Early Out
December 13 ACT Testing
December 13 Snowball Dance
December 15 Music Booster and HS Holiday Concert
December 17 Athletic Booster Club
December 19 One hour early dismissal
December 21-January 4 Christmas Break
 


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Congratulations to the following students for their all state honors:

All State Chorus:
Megan Connor
Trevor Kliever
Katy Price
Andrew Ritts
Tom Toel

All State Band:
Peter Meis
Dominic Loutsch - 1st Alternate
Ellen Meis - 1st Alternate
Emma Parry - 1st Alternate

All State Orchestra
Kajsa Hallberg
Natalie Siebens
David Barker

 

2014-2015 (August Newsletter -Bruce Ludwig
LE MARS COMMUNITY SCHOOL DISTRICT
OPENING ANNOUNCEMENTS


Classes start Thursday, Aug. 21 - Full Day of School
ON-SITE REGISTRATION & PAYMENT OF FEES:
Monday, Aug. 4 11:00 am to 7:00 pm Tuesday, Aug. 5 7:00 am to 3:00 pm
All Elementary - Middle School - High School
Register at Middle School Building

MAIL-IN REGISTRATION AVAILABLE
Watch for packets to arrive via US mail the week of July 21.
ANNUAL BOOK FEES:
Grades PK -12.....................................$35
SPECIAL FEES:
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
HOT LUNCH & BREAKFAST
(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
PUPIL INSURANCE (Optional):
Grades PK-8.................$50/yr. Grades 9-12................$75/yr. Double Option & 24 hr. Ins. available
ACTIVITY TICKETS (Optional):
Student - $35.00 • Adult - $75.00


Check out the Athletic and Music Booster clubs below

Booster Club membership form

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LEEP

 

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Newsletter

 

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 2014-2015 school year will be held on:


•Wednesday, August 13th , 12:15 pm & 7:00 pm
•Thursday, August 14th, 12:15 pm & 7:00 pm

These meetings will be held in the middle school auditorium 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.

Cross Country


Lakes Conference meet at Emmetsburg
(girls results) (team standings) 1. Western Christian (50) .. 5. Le Mars (102). Le Mars results: 8. Katie McAllister (17:15) (all-conf.) .. 10. Ellen Meis (17:18) (all-conf.) .. 18. Kenzie Theisen (17:44) .. 32. Griselda Cobian (18:28) .. 34. Katrina Engebretson (18:34) .. 35. Jayden Weiler (18:35) .. 42. Rose Pelelo-Ray (19:22).
(boys results) (team standings) 1. Spirit Lake (52) .. 3. (tie) Le Mars & Western Christian (91 each) (Le Mars claimed 3rd on criteria) (individual champion) Lee Christiansen of ELC (16:58). Le Mars results: 10. Brett Marek (18:30) (all-conf.) .. 14. Jeremy Ranschau (18:55) (all-conf.) .. 18. Jacob Burrell (19:08) .. 21. Andrew Tonner (19:16) .. 28. Tyler Carlson (19:46) .. 31. Trevor Kliever
(20:07) .. 35. Alec Rieken (20:16).


-Students projects from spring 2014

Fiddler on the roof

November 13,14,15

A fiddler on the roof.  Sounds crazy, no?  But it’s not so crazy when it’s time for a classic musical that carries on our “Tradition” of excellence.  The LCHS Music and Drama Departments will present Fiddler on the Roof on November 13, 14, and 15 at 7:00 in the Middle School Auditorium.  You may think, “'If I Were a Rich Man,’ I could afford to go to this play.”  Good news and “Miracle of Miracles!”  Tickets are just $7 per person and are available between “Sunrise, Sunset” (8:00 -4:00) in the high school office now.  A limited number of tickets will also be available at the door.  Need a break to bring you back “To Life”? At intermission the Thespians will sell delicious refreshments inspired by Tevye's Dairy.  Splendid story, marvelous music, tasty treats—it sounds like the “Matchmaker” has been at work pairing you with a perfect evening.  Don’t miss Fiddler on the Roof at LCHS!

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 Mrs. Barb Shostak.

Energetic, extraordinary, unique, kind, fun, respectful. All of these words were used by Mrs. Shostak’s students to describe her. When it comes to teaching with heart, students say Shostak does just that.

Mrs. Shostak has been an eighth grade reading and language arts teacher for the past ten years at LeMars Middle School. She has an innate ability to drive her students toward greatness and expects high quality work from them. Her students mention that while she allows for student opinions, values their ideas, and allows them to work in groups, she also gives them guidelines to follow.

“You may think she’s being hard on you, maybe pushing you too hard. But at the end of the day, you can really say you’ve learned something,” Wiar Wia stated. Mrs. Shostak creates projects that inspire thought and make students want to become active participants in their own learning. One of Mrs. Shostak’s favorite activities is Think 15 Writings. Students are shown a picture. They get 1 minute of think time, 7.5 minutes for a rough draft, and 7.5 minutes for a final copy. “It’s great reading their creative conversations on paper. These are graded on various writing elements depending upon what we are studying at the time. Some are shared, some are saved, and some are displayed.” If Mrs. Shostak could attempt any other profession, she would be a writer. “I love to add to my own fiction writing collection. When I die I want all my nieces and nephews to really see what conversations I had on paper with myself.”

District Newsletter (Mr Ludwig)

 

SIOUX CITY -- Number-two Bishop Heelan cashed on three interceptions Friday night as the Crusaders won their 8th straight, 34-20, over the Le Mars Bulldogs in the regular season finale for both schools.



Pictures by Aspn'Gold


 

Helmet of Hope


The LeMars Community Schools Foundation is pleased to announce that they have been selected as one of ten (10) semi-finalists for the Jimmie Johnson Foundation Blue Bunny Helmet of Hope.  For one week (April 17-April 24), the public will vote for their favorite semi-finalist to receive a $25,000 grant, a Blue Bunny ice cream party, and to have their logo featured on Jimmie's NASCAR Sprint Cup helmet during the race at Indianapolis Motor Speedway on Sunday, July 27th.  The five (5) organizations that receive the most votes will be the 2014 Blue Bunny Helmet of Hope recipients.


This is an extraordinary opportunity for the LCS Foundation and the students and staff at LeMars Community, and WE NEED YOUR HELP in passing along the message to as many people as possible and encouraging them to PLEASE VOTE.    

Votes can be cast by visiting the Helmet of Hope website........ www.helmetofhope.org.  Voting is open between Thursday, April 17 thru Thursday, April 24.  Individuals may vote as many times as they wish.

Feel free to utilize the attached flyer and social media such as Facebook and Twitter as well to "spread the word".  Below is a sample message you may like to use for Facebook and Twitter:

Facebook:  We need YOU to help the LeMars Community Schools Foundation to win $25,000.  The LCS Foundation is one of ten (10) organizations in the running to be on the @Jimmie Johnson Foundation @Blue Bunny Helmet of Hope.  The five (5) organizations that receive the most votes will receive a $25,000 grant, a @Blue Bunny Ice Cream party and the LCS Foundation logo will be featured on @Jimmie Johnson's helmet during the Sprint Cup Race on July 27th.  Visit www.helmetofhope.org to vote.  The more votes the LCS Foundation receives, the better their chances! #HelmetofHope

Twitter:  The LeMars Community Schools Foundation needs your help!  Vote for the LCS Foundation to receive $25K and to be featured on the @TeamJJF@Blue_Bunny #HelmetofHope!  http://bit.ly/BBHOH

We appreciate your efforts in helping the LCS Foundation become one of the Top 5 charities receiving the most votes.

Foundation banquet

The celebration will be held on Wednesday, April 30th, at 6:30 pm in the lower level of
the LeMars Convention Center. Tickets may be purchased at the Superintendents’ Office;
$20.00 for adults and $10.00 for students. Please reserve your ticket by Friday, April
25th. The public is invited and encouraged to attend.

A replica of the 2014 Blue Bunny Helmet of Hope worn by race car driver Jimmie Johnson during the NASCAR Sprint Cup race on July 27, 2014 at Indianapolis Motor Speedway, visited each of the LCS buildings during the week of October 13. The design featured the LeMars Community Schools Foundation's logo and the logos of the other four winners of the 2014 Blue Bunny Helmet of Hope. With the $25,000 grant monies received, the LCS Foundation purchased 75 laptop computers for three high school English rooms. (November District Newsletter-Mr Ludwig). Check out each school pictures.
Elementary

Clark

Franklin

Kluckhohn

Middle School Middle School
High School High School

 

 

 

 

 

 

State Dance Solo

All girls received a Division I rating. The girls placed in the top 12 out of the 65 that performed in our division. Gretchen Adams placed 1st, Paige Tracey placed 4th, Madi Martin placed 6th and Ashley and Allison tied for 9th. So out of 65 we had 5 place in the top 10. Coach Davis comments "I'm so very proud of these girls. Its very tough competition down there but we definitely have some very talented girls"


Le Mars High School

Procedure to Request a change form
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High School Handbook
Writing Guide


Iowa Core: An Update and Shifts in Literacy

Le Mars Community School teachers continue to progress through their study of the Iowa Core. During our districtwide two-hour early dismissals, one time per month, teachers will begin to identify essential learning for each standard. In other words, determine what students should know, understand, and be able to do in order to demonstrate they have met each Iowa Core standard. There has been much media coverage pertaining to the Iowa Core and whether or not the curriculum is a local decision or dictated by the state or federal government. The Iowa Core is composed of minimum standards of learning for all students in Iowa to strive to achieve. Districts have the ability to teach above and beyond these standards. Classroom teachers still have the authority to determine how best to teach students, when to teach the content throughout the school year, and the resources to utilize in order to help students reach these standards. Simply stated, local school districts have the authority to determine the curriculum in order to meet the Iowa Core standards.

The Iowa Core literacy standards entail not only English language arts (ELA), but also history/social studies, science, and all other subject areas. In order for all students to become literate, all teachers must teach the essential skills of literacy within every content area; relying solely on the ELA teacher to ensure these skills is not best practice. Since reading is a foundational skill for all learning, it is important that all content areas take part in helping students to learn to read and read to learn.

As we study the Iowa Core, there are key areas in which the Iowa Core literacy standards focus. These key areas are not all-inclusive with regard to what students will learn, but they are important factors in helping our children develop strong literacy skills. The following information is based upon Common Core shifts available at www.achievethecore.org:

1. Building knowledge through content-area rich non-fiction (informational text). Reasoning: Most of the knowledge we gain in the world comes through reading non-fiction (informational) texts. Increased focus on developing skills to read and apply learning from non-fiction is vital. However, fiction (literary) will continue to be utilized in order to develop a love of reading, develop an appreciation for powerful literary works, and to help with developing reading skills. The information below details the percent of literary (fiction) and informational (nonfiction) texts students will be exposed to during their literacy development at each grade level. You will notice the percent of informational reading increases in the higher grade levels in order to prepare students for college and careers.

Grade Level
Literary
Informational
K-5
50%
50%
MS
45%
55%
HS
30%
70%

2. Reading, writing, and speaking based upon evidence within literary and non-fiction texts. Reasoning: Most college and workplace writing requires evidence. Strong readers and writers are able to locate, cite, and integrate evidence from texts.

3. Regular practice with complex texts. Reasoning: Students who can read and understand difficult texts and vocabulary are more likely to have success in college (ACT study). Students will develop skills to read and understand texts with greater complexity from elementary through high school.

We encourage anyone interested in the Iowa Core to take a look at the following Iowa Core online resources: Iowa Department of Education (https://www.educateiowa.gov/iowacore), the Common Core State Initiatives website (http://www.corestandards.org/), or a series of online videos conducted by the developers of the Common Core, which is the basis for the Iowa Core, at http://www.youtube.com/user/TheHuntInstitute#g/u. Please contact Steve Webner, Assistant Superintendent, with any questions, at (712) 546-4155, or email steve.webner@lemarscsd.org.

LeMars Community Education Enhancement Project

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

MENuMasters 2014 Fundraising Event (August newsletter-Bruce Ludwigs)


The 3rd Annual MENuMasters is scheduled for Saturday, September 20, 2014, at Century Hall on the Plymouth County Fairgrounds. MENuMasters is a fundraising event for LeMars Community Education Enhancement Project or L.E.E.P., which raises money for educational needs in LeMars Community Schools. This adult event will again feature over 30 local businessmen, as our
“chefs” for the evening. They will feature everything from appetizers, entrees, salads, desserts, and beverages serving “sample but ample” portions. This fun event comes not only in socializing with friends, but in seeing the creativity and humor of all of our local businessmen.


The MENuMasters committee is in the process of recruiting chefs, sponsors, and volunteers. If you are interested in being a chef,
sponsor, or volunteer please contact the following co-chairs:


Gayle Vonk wall.elements@yahoo.com
Julie Beitelspacher julie.beitelspacher@primebank.com
Linda Mayrose linda@lindamayrose.com
Lynn Baumgartner baumgam@yahoo.com
Deb Parmelee pmparmelee@frontiernet.net


Tickets for the event can be purchased after school starts and throughout September. Only 500 tickets will be offered with no tickets sold at the door. Listen or watch the local media for locations where tickets will be available for purchase. Tickets will be $25.00 per person. Please mark your calendars to be a part of this charitable giving event.

 

 

 

 

 

  

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Winners for the basket of books and poster, Lane and Dacia .

Others are book fair and bake sale photos. 

Picture of the classroom winners wearing the most class colors for selling over 500 books.  Students in white are Ms. Kroeger's first period class and in the red were Mr. Magnussen's first period class.

Pictures of students on game day in the library for selling over 800 books at the book fair. Job well done Middle School.

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Moped Safety Class

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 7th 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 bill.dalton@lemarscsd.org. 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 bill.dalton@lemarscsd.org the following information:

Students First Name____________ Middle Initial ___ Last Name:_________________________

Address ___________________________

Students Cell Phone:____________________________


Preschool Application Preschool is open to 4-year old children in the community with the goal of having a well-rounded, diverse group of children that is representative of the population of LeMars. A child must be 4 years old by September 15, 2014 in order to qualify for the preschool program. However, the LeMars School District reserves the right to enroll children based on gender, age, race, ethnicity, special need, and members of low-income families for the purposes of highquality preschool experiences. Selection of children will be based on a random selection process and will take place the week of April 7. A maximum of 24 students will be selected for the LeMars Community Preschool Program. Preschool applications will be made available Monday, March 3, 2014. Applications may be found online at: http://www.lemars.k12.ia.us/district_preschool.htm or at Clark Elementary School. The completed application must be postmarked by Tuesday, April 1, 2014 to be considered in the random selection process. If you have any questions concerning LeMars Community Preschool, please contact Clark Elementary Principal, Floyd Athay at 546-8121 or floyd.athay@lemarscsd.org.

Designer's Choice Presentations

Amanda

 

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.

 

GENERAL SCHOLARSHIPS

GENERAL SCHOLARSHIPS
 

Contact: Taci Lilienthal, Iowa 4-H Foundation Scholarship Coordinator, (563)343-1144

IOWA 4-H FOUNDATION ANNOUNCES SCHOLARSHIPS FOR 2014

The Iowa 4-H Foundation announces the 2014 scholarship programs for 4‑H’ers attending or planning to attend college fall 2014.  More than 69 scholarship programs totaling over $63,200 may be awarded.

The various awards range in amounts from $500 to $3,500.  Some of the scholarships are open to students pursuing any field of study, while others are open to students pursuing degrees in agriculture, food and nutrition, ag business, animal science, and journalism.  Former Iowa 4-H'ers and current 4-H'ers graduating from high school are eligible applicants.

The majority of the scholarships will be awarded to students attending Iowa State University.  Scholarships are also available to students planning to attend another Iowa Regent university, Iowa private college, or Iowa community college.

4-H Scholarship information and online applications are available on the Iowa 4-H Foundation web page www.iowa4hfoundation.org/scholarships

Applications must be submitted online no later than 11:59 PM, February 1, 2014 for consideration. 

For updates and reminders please visit the following sites:

Facebook: www.facebook.com/iowa4hfoundation
Twitter: www.twitter.com/ia4hfoundation
Instagram: www.instagram.com/ia4hfoundation
Blog: www.iowa4h.blogspot.com
For questions please contact Taci Lilienthal, Iowa 4-H Foundation Scholarship Coordinator at taci@iastate.edu or 563-343-1144

Applications available at the Guidance Office   Also available:  Website listing of scholarship and financial aid search sites
**Anyone looking to attend Northwestern College in Orange City see Mr. Fitzgerald for informatin about an almunus scholarship**
A comprehensive overview of the state scholarship, grant, and loan repayment programs is available 
on the IA College Aid website at www.iowacollegeaid.gov
GENERAL SCHOLARSHIPS 2013-2014
Applications available at the Guidance Office   Also available:  Website listing of scholarship and financial aid search sites
**Anyone looking to attend Northwestern College in Orange City see Mr. Fitzgerald for informatin about an almunus scholarship**
A comprehensive overview of the state scholarship, grant, and loan repayment programs is available 
on the IA College Aid website at www.iowacollegeaid.gov
2/11/2014 16:05
Scholarship Main Eligibility Criteria Deadline
In Memory of Robert E. Byers, Eductor See Julia for application 2/21/2014
Plymouth County Farm Bureau Parents must be a Plymouth Co Farm Bureau member - see Julia for application 3/3/2014
Kibbie Grant See Julia for more information 7/1/2014
Robert D. Blue Scholarship See Julia for more information 5/10/2014
Grand Lodge MCEC Tech Scholarship www.grandlodgeofiowa.com    then click on "Scholarships of the Grand Lodge" 3/3/2014
The Pearl Hull Falk Scholarship Protestant faith & a full-time student at University of Iowa 5/1/2014
Iowa Automobile Dealers Foundation Pursue automative-related studies.  See Julia for an application 3/3/2014
NW IA Credit Union Must have an account established at NW IA Credit Union and be a member in good standing.  
  See Julia for application 4/1/2014
Grinnell Mutual Insured with Grinnell Mutual Reinsurance Co. or Grinnell Select Insurance Co., gpa 3.0, &  
  clean driving record. www.grinnellmutual.com or see Julia for an application 3/15/2014
Iowa Soybean Association See Julia for application  
North Star Community Credit Union 2014 North Star Community Credit Union Scholarship       www.nsccu.org  
Floyd Valley Hospital Pursuing a health-related career see Julia for an application 4/1/2014
Farmer's Mutual Insurance See Julia for an application 3/15/2014
Siouxland Officials Association Must participate in at least one sport for at least 3 years including their senior year, 3.0+ gpa  
  See Julia for an application 4/1/2014
Dallas Heckt Scholarship Trust No criteria needed.  See Julia for an application 4/10/2014
Richard Hatz Scholarship Obtaining a degree in: Business, Health, Nutrition, Early Education, or Energy Conservation.  See Julia for an application. 3/21/2014
Steven H. Musson Memorial Scholarship Be actively engaged in or pursue emergency care in Plymouth County (paramedic, 1st responder, or EMT) 5/31/2014
IA Golf Assoc./Ann Griffel Scholarship www.iowagolf.org/WomensGolf/Scholarships/Scholarships_home.html 3/14/2014
IA Golf Assoc./Herman Sani Scholarship www.iowagolf.org/HTML/Scholarships/Sani.html 3/14/2014
     
     
University/College Offered Scholarships
Note:  This list is not all-inclusive.  Please check with the college of your choice for additional scholarship offerings.
Scholarship Main Eligibility Criteria Deadline
Wayne State Scholarships 2014 Audition Dates:  Friday, February 14 and Friday, April 11  Information in Guidance Office  
University of Omaha Music Scholarships www.unomaha.edu/music/infoform.php 3/1/2014
Morningside College Pursing a bachelor of science in nursing degree at Morningside.  See Julia for application. 3/3/2014
Wayne State Scholarships Art & Design Scholarship.  See Julia for an application 3/10/2014
     
Scholarships Offered to Underclassmen
Scholarship Main Eligibility Criteria Deadline
     
Websites:
Cappex.com Financial Aid Info:
SchoolSoup.com College Financial Aid Hanbook is available at www.needalift.org or can be order
Anycollege.com The American Legion, Amblem Sales
iowacollegeaid.gov P.O. Box 1050
student-view.com Indianapolis, IN  46206   A copy is in the Guidance Office
Fastweb.com
StudentScholarships.org (Voted #1 Free Resource for Students)
www.studentscholarships.org See the website to the left for the following scholarships plus many more:
Eagle Scout of the Year Scolarship
Playing with Purpose Scolarship
Horatio Alger Scholarship
All  Iowa Opportunity Scholarship
Governor Terry E. Branstad Iowa State Fair Scholarship
There is information about the Iowa College Aid application process in the Guidance Office Scholarship files.  
The website is www.iowacollegeaid.gov.
***New website for B. Davis Scholarship***  The B. Davis scholarship has moved to a new website http://www.studentawardsearch.com/scholarships.htm

 

 

 

October Newsletter (Mr Bruce Ludwig)

Dr Wendt Superintendent

Usually in November we need to start thinking about the possibility of making weather related school announcements. Your best source for accurate and up to date information is 1410 KLEM because we communicate directly with KLEM. In addition, we contact the Le Mars Daily Sentinel and KTIV Channel 4. The Le Mars Daily Sentinel has a text messaging system that will send a text to your phone when a school related weather announcement has been made. Sign up is very easy and available at http://www.lemarssentinel.com/ . In addition to posting announcements on screen, KTIV Channel 4 also has a text alert messaging system that has been reliable in the past. You can find it at http://www.ktiv.com . We will not be using Snowcap this year as the text messaging services from both the Sentinel and KTIV have proven to be more popular with families. By not using Snowcap, the only television station that will receive our information is KTIV. Please do not look for the information on the other Sioux City television stations.

In early November, all parents will have an opportunity to find out about the success their student(s) is/are having in the classroom. The end of the first quarter of the school year was October 24, 2014. Report cards, with quarter grades and comments, will be issued soon. Parents of elementary and high school students will also have a chance to visit with teachers about each of their student’s successes and suggestions for improvement at parent/teacher conferences on November 6th and 10th from 5:00 pm to 8:30 pm. Middle school parents had this opportunity in October this year as the middle school scheduled conferences at mid-term of the first quarter. Please make every effort to attend conferences. Your attendance will help send the message to your student that you and the adults at the school are working together to meet your child’s educational needs.

Around the time you receive this newsletter, you should also receive the LeMars Community School District Report Card for the 2013-14 school year. The report card is our effort to share with you information about how our students performed during the past school year. The report also includes some historical information to give you a look at trends over time. As you will see, our students had a very good year academically and in the extra-curricular activities last year. I want to thank Steve Webner, Assistant Superintendent and Lisa Eisma, Administrative Assistant for developing both the annual progress report presented to the Board of Education earlier this fall and the district report card. This is a huge project that requires accuracy as these documents become part of the history of the Le Mars Community School District.

You will see later in this newsletter an article written by Mr. Webner about the Iowa Core Curriculum. Across the country, and somewhat here in Iowa, the Common Core Curriculum has become a topic of discussion and criticism. The Iowa Core Curriculum work was started in Iowa prior to the Common Core work being introduced nationally. Iowa did adopt the Common Core standards in English/Language Arts and Math as there was tight alignment between the standards in the Common Core and the Iowa Core Curriculum in these two areas. Mr. Webner will introduce you to a website developed by the Iowa Department of Education explaining the Iowa Core. I invite you to investigate the website for information about the Iowa Core.

Eight Le Mars Community High School students participated in the MOC-FV Quiz Bowl Tournament on November 8, 2014, in Orange City.
The Le Mars Junior Varsity finished the preliminary rounds with a 4-0 record and entered the semifinals in second place out of sixteen teams in the junior varsity division.  They were defeated in the semifinals 230-115 by eventual junior varsity champ South O’Brien. Team members were Kelli Susemihl (captain), Sydney Rand, Alexis Harms, and Luis Barrera.
The Le Mars varsity team of Dayton Rand (captain), Kyle Marek, Brett Marek, and Jeff Ahlers placed forth out of the eight teams in the varsity division of the tournament. They finished the preliminary rounds in second place with a 3-1 record. They were defeated in the semifinals by Sergeant Bluff-Luton

The next tournament is December 6 at Spirit Lake High School.

Pictured:  (front) Alexis , Kelli , Sydney, and Luis .  (Row two) Jeff , Kyle, Dayton, and Brett.

 
 

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#8-Le Mars (30-9) def. Spencer 3-0 (25-7, 25-17, 25-11)


Le Mars statistical leaders: KILLS: Krista Zenk 14, Britney Thompson 5,Sydney Rand 4, Holly Schneider 3, Janessa Milbrodt 3 and Alison Wilken 2. ASSISTS: Britney Thompson 25. BLOCKS:Janessa Milbrodt 2. DIGS: Holly Schneider 6, Bailey Rol 4, and Britney Thompson 3. SERVING:Britney Thompson 16-16/5 aces, Holly Schneider 15-16, Krista Zenk 11-13/2 aces, Sydney Rand 11-12/1 ace, Bailey Rol 7-9/3 aces, and Janessa Milbrodt 7-8/4 aces.NOTE: #8-Le Mars plays #4-Bishop Heelan Tuesday at Sioux City North in the Regional finals.


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