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2014-2015 (August Newsletter -Bruce Ludwig
LE MARS COMMUNITY SCHOOL DISTRICT
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
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.
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
Job well done Boy Basketball State Runner up in 3A
(Des Moines) -- Saturday's game for the state championship was both fulfilling and disappointing for the Le Mars Community Bulldogs and their fans. Thousands of people from Le Mars traveled to Des Moines at the Wells Fargo Arena to cheer on the Bulldog team. However, as you have no doubt have heard, Le Mars came up a little short for their quest for the state championship, taking instead the Runner Up trophy.
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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.
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-Students projects from fall 2014
This summer's program will be divided into two sessions. The first session will run from June 1st through June 19th. The second seasion will be from June 22nd through July 10th. Starting dates are subject to change due to extended school year due to weather.
Preference will be given to older students in requesting sessions.
Starting February 16th you may pick up your form from the LeMars Community High School Principal's office. These forms must be returned on or before Friday, March 27th with the proper fee attached.
LeMars Community & Gehlen Catholic students will need to pay $325.00 for this class. Gehlen Catholic students who live outside the LeMars Community School District will need to pay $475.00. Those students residing outside the LeMars Community School District that attend a school other than Gehlen Catholic will pay $475.00.
Mr Doug Martin
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 Doug Martin.
Visceral, follicular occlusion, nephrolithotomy. While most would find these words frightening, if you are a student of Mr. Doug Martin, terms like these are familiar. Just a few days ago, in Mr. Martin’s College Anatomy and Physiology class, students learned how to decode these exact technical terms along with about 30 others. Mr. Martin has the unique ability to make learning accessible to all of his students, even those who have no prior knowledge of how to tackle the difficult task of deciphering a piece of medical writing.
With a vast array of scientific knowledge and a huge heart for students, Doug Martin has been embracing the challenge of teaching students at LeMars Community High School for the past 14 years. He currently teaches, Physics, Anatomy, and College Anatomy and Physiology. After working as a lab tech at Marian Health Center helping students going into medical technology, Mr. Martin decided to continue his education at Wayne State and become a teacher. Mr. Martin is continually enhancing his own education and is currently working on his MSE from UNK. Although he is a busy student himself, he always finds time for his students.
“Mr. Martin is a champ. He has a busy schedule, but he puts his students first. For example, when people have to come in and do stuff, he is always willing to come in early. He is also very thorough in his teaching.” –anonymous
“Mr. Martin knows his subjects well. He makes difficult concepts easy to understand without dumbing them down.” -Michaela Bretey
Mr. Martin engages his students in real-world situations and makes learning fun and relevant. Some of his favorite classroom activities are creating chairs out of cardboard and mousetrap racers. His energy and enthusiasm are echoed by his students. Students state that he is extremely welcoming, funny, and provides a great learning environment. They also state that he prepares them for college by expecting only their best each day.
“Mr. Martin is an amazing teacher. He is a very understanding person. He likes to push students to be their best. Mr. Martin is one of the best teachers I’ve had.” – Elizabeth Hauser
“Mr. Martin is the kind of teacher that doesn’t give you an answer to a question right away. He always pushes you to achieve the answer by yourself. I enjoy his ability to make all students understand the material.” - Mikayla BeBout
While his students would never want to see him change professions, Mr. Martin states that if he could be anything besides a teacher, he would be a male swimsuit model. He would also settle for winning the lottery. He also says that besides a winning lotto ticket, all teachers should have pens, pencils, and Tylenol.
Mr. Martin does a fantastic job of teaching difficult content, creating self-motivated students, and preparing students for life beyond high school. With high expectations and honesty, Mr. Martin approaches each of his students with a genuine concern for their learning.
“Mr. Martin is the type of teacher that will push students to become smarter without ‘spoon feeding’ us, yet he will also be there to help students who try to do it themselves first. Martin will be the first to laugh when you fall down, but he will also be the first to pick you up.” - Britney Thompson.
LCHS students singing the national anthem at the basketball game.
LCSD Foundation Scholorships
LCSD Foundation Scholorship application materials will be available on February 13, 2015 on the district website.
You can access the website by visiting the scholarships tab.
Application deadline is Friday, April 10th.
The LCS Foundation’s 2015 scholarship campaign is currently underway, and the scholarship committee’s goal is to exceed last year’s scholarships. Already, there have been four new scholarships created that will be awarded for the first time this spring.
Two of these scholarships, the Dean Rowe Track Scholarship and the Dean Rowe Vocal Music Scholarship, have been made possible through a generous gift from the Dean Rowe estate. Mr. Rowe participated in both track and music at LeMars Central High School and Wayne State College. He was a member of LeMars’ relay team that set a record that stood for 51 years. “Through-out his lifetime, my father remained passionate about music and sports at LeMars Community High School, and he regularly attended countless school events over the years”, commented Dean’s son Steve Rowe. “Consequently, it was fitting that he established an endowment that, after his death, would recognize graduating seniors who shared his passion for these activities. I believe it was his way of keeping his passion alive and touching the lives of young people for many years to come.”
Also new this spring will be the Alan Conover Memorial scholarships that will be offered to the male and female athletes selected to receive the Alan Conover Athlete of the Year Award. The first award was presented in the 1966-67 school year in memory of Alan Conover, an all-around athlete at LeMars Central, whose life was cut short by a tragic car accident while a student/athlete at Westmar College. Now, Alan’s mother Marjorie Conover, along with his brother Jake Conover and wife Linda, have put in place a mechanism to fund, for many years, a monetary award to help these students further their education. “My brother loved LeMars athletics and excelled at football, track & field, and wrestling,” says brother Jake. “We are pleased to offer these scholarships, in his memory, to those student athletes who best exemplify Alan’s desire, determination, and dedication.”
“On behalf of the Foundation, I would like to extend our deepest gratitude to all of our benefactors for their continued support of our scholarship program”, says Roy “Red” Messerole, chairman of the Foundation’s scholarship committee. “We are truly grateful to the many businesses, service clubs, and individuals whose generosity help so many young people realize their dream of attaining a post-secondary education. We are hopeful their example may inspire others to consider making a difference in the lives of our young people by providing similar scholarship opportunities.”
Anyone wishing to establish an endowment fund, create a scholarship, or make a donation to the general scholarship fund may contact the LeMars Community Schools Superintendent’s Office.
(Le Mars Community High School Friday Focus (Dr Iverson) Principal
March 20, 2015
Happy Friday Everyone! It is hard to believe that today is the last day of the quarter, only 9 weeks left of this school year. Just a reminder grades are due on Tuesday by 8:30.
I think we will finally have a normal spring week. Notice the qualifying statement of “spring week”. The spring athletic season is upon us and students will be missing classes for their contests. Thank you everyone for your flexibility last week. It was an exciting week for LCHS in many different aspects of what we do. The Big Red Band performed at the UNI Band Invitational on Thursday, the boys’ basketball team brought home state runner-up honors on Saturday, the Bulldog fans won the Spirit Award, we had a student on the winning team at the NASA Space Settlement Competition, we had a student qualify for the State National History Day, and our IE Speech team knocked it out of the park with 15 students being selected as All-Staters.
With the start of the fourth quarter, we need to make sure we stay on top of the students and keep pushing them to reach higher levels. Don’t hesitate to contact parents if you start to see a student slip, especially seniors. As a parent, you would want to stay informed if their is a chance your kid may not pass or graduate. Make sure PASS Plans are being implemented and that the student and parents are carrying out their part of the plan.
With the assembly Monday, we will not have advisory. We will run the assembly schedule that was sent out last week. If you have any questions, please visit with me. I will need to have a Junior class meeting on March 30 during advisory to go over local assessments and Mr. Utesch will go over community service for Senior opens. This will be in the little theater. We will give local assessments the week of April 20. On April 7, I will have a Sophomore class meeting in the little theater during advisory.
Staff as Learners
Barry Borchers, Nicki Addison, Stephanie Feenstra, and myself attended a workshop on 504s.
Brett Oetken, along with members of a couple of his classes attended Dordt College’s Agriculture Day. They were able to hear and visit several ag related businesses in Sioux Center. It was a very informative trip and I also learned a lot about what takes places at some of those businesses. Places we visited were Sioux Pharm, Dykstra Dairy, and Natural Food Holdings. Trans Ova Genetics came to Dordt’s campus to talk with us about their business.
Brett Oetken, along with several FFA members attended the Chamber’s Ag Luncheon on Wednesday.
Students as Learners
Kellie Susemihl qualified for the State National History Day on May 5 in Des Moines. Congratulations Kellie!
Congratulations to all the IE Speech students who performed on Saturday. The following students received division 1 ratings: Jenn Arnold, David Barker, Sarah Benton, Cole Berkenpas, Morgan Boehme, Destiney Boyd, Madi Brown, Megan Connor, Shania DeBoer, Charlie Ellis, Chloe Evans, Kajsa Hallberg, Max Hardyk, Cody Hatfield, Jocelyn Hernandez, Jayme Kelly, Trevor Kliever, Diana Loutsch, Dominic Loutsch, Trittany Miller, Caitlyn Niehus, Emma Parry, Alex Pick, Katy Price, Shannon Robins, Alexis Rolfes, Tom Toel, and Caden Washburn. These students received division 2 ratings: Ross Curry, Cole Ernst, Max Hardyk, Katy Price, and Nicole Schimek.
Congratulations to the IE Speech kids that earned All-State Honors! They are Jenn Arnold, improv; David Barker, acting; Cole Berkenpas, after dinner speaking; Charlie Ellis, storytelling; Kajsa Hallberg, reviewing; Cody Hatfield, public address; Jocelyn Hernandez, prose; Jayme Kelly, expos; Trevor Kliever, expos; Dominic Loutsch, public adddress; Caitlyn Niehus, original oratory; Emma Parry, reviewing; Alex Pick, storytelling; Caden Washburn, radio news and improv.
Congratulations to Casey Vande Hoef for being selected as an alternate to the International Space Settlement contest. Casey was also on the winning team in Houston this year.
Congratulations to Tyler Paulson for making the All-Tournament Team and to Tyler Borchers for being selected as captain of the All-Tournament Team.
Congratulations to Peter Meis for being named Academic All-State Friday night at the State Basketball tournament.
Congratulations to Dayton Rand for being selected the Iowa Bankers Student/Athlete for class 3A.
Up Coming Events
Friday, March 20 Athletic Booster Club Baked Potato Supper
Saturday, March 21 Boy and Girl’s Track @ USD
3:30 pm Crimson and Black @ Hinton
Sunday, March 22 Show Choir Banquet
Monday, March 23 10:46 - Joel Penton HS Assembly
Girl’s Track @ USD
Tuesday, March 24 6:30 NHS Induction Ceremony
Wednesday, March 25 7:00 am Extra Hour Meeting - Data Analysis of last reading
Thursday, March 26 Wrestling Banquet
Saturday, March 27 State/Solo Ensemble Contest @ Spencer
Monday, March 30 All State Festival Individual Events @ Ames
Tuesday, March 31 IA Jazz Championships @ Des Monies
Boy and Girls’ Track @ Unity Christian held at Northwestern
Wednesday, April 1 1 hour early out for Spring Break!!!!!
Le Mars High School
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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.
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 email@example.com.
LeMars Community Education Enhancement Project
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L.E.E.P. members had an exciting January with the announcement that the L.E.E.P. organization was the recipient of two grants. The grants were received because of the effort of board member Julie Beitelspacher. Julie and her husband Wayne were the winners of the Monsanto “Farmers Grow Communities” grant. Wayne and Julie then designated L.E.E.P. as their chosen organization to benefit and receive the $2,500. Wayne and Julie stated, “We chose L.E.E.P because we want the funds to help students and teachers at LeMars Community Schools to enhance student learning above and beyond the district budget.”
The second grant was from The Walmart Foundation and Faculty #1625 and the Local Facility Giving Program for the amount of $500. Julie Beitelspacher also filled out this grant application. L.E.E.P. was selected because of the work and opportunities it has created within LeMars Community. Thank you to Monsanto, Walmart, and Wayne and Julie Beitelspacher for being a vital part of the enhancement of education in our community.
L.E.E.P.’s mission is to enhance the value and meaning of education for our students, families, and communities in the LeMars Community School District. During the January president, Gayle Vonk shared as of January 18, 2015, the L.E.E.P. organization, which will begin its sixth year in March, has raised over $66,146.00 and have distributed $18,255.70 for the purchase of new textbooks and $26,350.00 for teacher requests. Monies disbursed are above and beyond the school district’s budget. Money has been raised through L.E.E.P. sponsored events such as MENuMasters, “Taverns for Textbooks”, middle school dances, Younkers Coupon Days, and concession stands at the sixth grade track meet and Puppy Relays. Total amount of monies L.E.E.P. has given to help “our” students is $44,606.00.
L.E.E.P. would like to extend an invitation to anyone who would like to be a part of this growing organization to attend our monthly meeting held the first Monday of the month. The next regular meeting will be held on Monday, February 2, 2015, @ 5:30 p.m. in A-09, @ LCMS, use door “C” from Stadium Drive.
Have a fun-filled February from L.E.E.P!
The 2015 Middle School Carnival was again a huge success! The money will help the Middle School greatly! Thanks to all who contributed to the success of the Carnival!!
As you can see we were close to the record setting 2014.
Thanks again for all of your help.
BOOTH TICKET COUNT
2011 2012 2013 2014 2015
Animal walk (elementary) 518 310 293 383 356
Animal walk (gym) 555 452 333 NA
Baseball/Softball Throw 615 370 455 633 786
Basketball Shot ---- 351 439 483 456
Bean Bag Toss 318 408 530 472 429
Bingo 604 212
Cakewalk 1546 1203 1219 2256 2634
Caricatures $212 $120
Cotton Candy 226 $170/960 748 638
Dart Throw 421 271 362 352 320
Dime Toss 1087 1072 1129 1466 1027
Duck Pond 553 373 792 866 770
Engraving (Elem) 412 394 381 597 644
Engraving (Gym) 363 415 371 597 662
Face Paint 311 249 253 466 394
Fish pond 287 246 173 330 336
Hoop Shoot (Elem) 389 489 437 476 428
Hoop Shoot (Gym) 465 618 507 573 517
Ice Cream Toss 393 327 463 411 415
Jupiter Jump 520 640 406 759 670
Kiss-A-Pig 777 772 913 1030 1476
Lollipop Tree 193 247 290 413 192
Magic Show 332 276 267 NA 196
Marriage Booth (Elem) 332 260 212 315 224
Marriage Booth (Gym) 463 413 438 618 458
Milk Jug Knockdown 376 316 331 555 486
Photo Booth 795* 818 953
Pie Throw 315 225(est) 538 253 384
Ping Pong Toss 301 356 331 358 215
Pop The Balloons 289 316 305 315 295
Ring Toss 252 255 250 339 300
Sundaes 551 320 601 598 749
Tattoo 336 182 178 228 356
3 Pt. Shot 734* 962 1041
Ticket total 14,561 12471 16,416 19,274 19,022
TICKET COUNTS 2004-2013
2004 - 12,831 2005 – 13,404 2006 – 13,215 2007 – 13,862 2008 – 12,009
2009 – 12,079 2010 – 14,643 2011 – 14,561 2012 – 12471 2013 – 16,416
2014 – 19,274 2015 – 19,022
Tickets counted (spent) - $16,416
Profit - $4,920.40
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) September 5th 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 firstname.lastname@example.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
Students First Name____________ Middle Initial ___ Last Name:_________________________
Students Cell Phone:____________________________
A kindergarten pre-registration meeting will be held Monday, March 2nd in the Clark Elementary Gym at 7:00 PM. The meeting is for parents only. Information is given concerning the kindergarten program. Parents should be prepared to complete kindergarten registration information and bring a copy of their child's birth certificate to the meeting. If you have any questions, please contact Clark Elementary School at 712-546-8121.
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
February Newsletter (Mr Bruce Ludwig)
Dr Wendt Superintendent
The start of the second semester brings with it the beginning of the annual scholarship fundraising activity of the Le Mars Community School District Foundation. The Foundation was formed in 1991, and to date, through the gracious contributions from a number of benefactors, has awarded over $690,000 in scholarships. Two new benefactors are giving back to Le Mars Community Schools in the form of four new scholorship opportunities (information on this is found in the Foundation tab). I personally want to thank the families of Dean Rowe and Alan Conover for providing these opportunities for our students.
Last year alone, 51 donors funded 108 scholarships totaling $55,600. A special thank you goes to all who contributed last year. I also want to thank the members of the scholarship committee: Dr. Tom Bjorge, Mr. Jack Guenthner, Mr. Red Messerole, Mr. Glendon Peterson, Mr. Todd Lancaster, Mr. Don Lake, Mr. Larry Petersen, Ms. Mary Reynolds, and Mr. Doug Carlsen for their efforts. Mrs. Kelsey Langel replaces Mr. Lancaster and joins the others on this year's committee. If you are interested in contributing to the scholarship fund of the Foundation, please feel free to contact any of the members of the scholarship committee, or call the central office.
People often ask me what the biggest challenge is when it comes to student well-being. For our secondary age students, I believe one of the biggest challenges is the acceptance by our community of underage drinking. As part of a committee of volunteers who have been working on changing this situation, I was given information that I agreed to include in our newsletter encouraging parents to say no to “house parties” where alcohol is served. I understand that some feel this practice is better because theoretically some adult supervision is present. However, often times this is not the case and I believe we are sending the wrong message.
Parents: Did you know house parties can lead to:
- Drunk driving
- Drug use
- Property damage
- Sexual assault
- Criminal and civil charges
- Police records
- Car accidents
Remember: It's against Iowa law to host an underaged drinking party!
Take a Stand: House parties are not like they used to be. With social media, one text, one tweet or one Facebook post can turn a house party into a major event, with large number of kids attending and many consuming alcohol. Teens admit they drink more heavily at someone's home because they feel safe from the law. Be a parent! Be the one to change the trend. You could be protecting your teen's life. Ask the tough questions of your child when they go out, or want to host a party, and make sure you get honest answers. Establish clear rules and expectations, and most importantly, let your son or daughter know underage drinking is not okay. Parents, Remember, Take a Stand!
Eight Le Mars Community High School students participated in Spirit Lake High School Quiz Bowl Tournament on December 6 in Spirit Lake.
The Le Mars team of Dayton Rand, Ellen Meis, Cole Ernst, and Ross Curry ended in fifth place out of the twenty teams in the varsity division of the tournament. The team finished the preliminary rounds with 3-1 record and failed to reach the semifinals.
The junior varsity team of Caitlyn Niehus, Mary Meis, Sydney Rand, and Chloe Evans finished the preliminary rounds with a 2-2 record and did not advance in the tournament.
Front: Chloe Evans, Sydney Rand, Caitlyn Niehus
Back: Mary Meis, Ellen Meis, Dayton Rand, Cole Ernst, and Ross Curry
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payment or return them
on registration day.
FOR NEXT SCHOOL
Monday, August 4th
11:00 AM TO 7:00 PM
Tuesday, August 5th
7:00 AM TO 3:00 PM
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Individual Speech Awards
Congratulations to the Individual Events Speech Team for earning 31 I ratings and 5 II ratings at the state speech contest on Saturday. These students earned I ratings:
Jenn Arnold, David Barker, Sarah Benton, Cole Berkenpas, Morgan Boehme, Destiney Boyd, Madi Brown, Megan Connor, Shania DeBoer, Charlie Ellis, Chloe Evans, Kajsa Hallberg, Max Hardyk, Cody Hatfield, Jocelyn Hernandez, Jayme Kelly, Trevor Kliever, Diana Loutsch, Dominic Loutsch, Trittany Miller, Caitlyn Niehus, Emma Parry, Alex Pick, Katy Price, Shannon Robins, Alexis Rolfes, Tom Toel, Caden Washburn
These students earned II ratings: Ross Curry, Cole Ernst, Max Hardyk, Katy Price, Nicole Schimek.
In addition, all-state honors were announced Monday afternoon. We are thrilled to have 15 performances named as OUTSTANDING! This is the most selections we have had for at least 23 years and nearly thrice as many as we average each year. We had the most nominations in Northwest Iowa
These are our all-state performers:
Jenn Arnold, improv; David Barker, acting; Cole Berkenpas, after dinner speaking; Charlie Ellis, storytelling; Kajsa Hallberg, reviewing; Cody Hatfield, public address; Jocelyn Hernandez, prose; Jayme Kelly, expos; Trevor Kliever, expos; Dominic Loutsch, public adddress; Caitlyn Niehus, original oratory; Emma Parry, reviewing; Alex Pick, storytelling; Caden Washburn, radio news and improv.
We are exceptionally proud of all members of our speech team. They worked hard, improved their speaking abilities, and grew as people. Please congratulate all of them for their efforts and accomplishments.
Erin Ohrlund, Shawn Starr, and Sherri Permeswaran
BVU Track Results
(LeMars Girls) Lakes Conference meet at the Buena Vista University track in Storm Lake (Le Mars girls results) 60-meter dash: 3. Allison Wilken (:13.60) .. 60-meter hurdles: 3. Cassandra Martin (:16.50) .. 4X200 relay: Chaise Benjamin-Allison Wilken-Jessi Hatting-Amanda Schwartz (3rd - 1:57.33) .. 4X800 relay: Sydney Rand-Rose Pelelo Ray-Angel Lamoreux-Katrina Engebretson (3rd - 10:53.0) .. High Jump: 3. Katrina Engebretson & Krista Zenk (tied - 4'10").
(Le Mars boys results) 60-meter hurdles: 2. Beau Ohm (:16.80) .. 4X200 relay: Collin NemmersCameron Galles-Tyler Pauley-Mason Wichers (3rd - 1:33.40) .. 4X400 relay: Tyler Pauley-Collin Nemmers-Silas Buss-Mason Wichers (1st - 3:37.50) .. Shuttle Hurdle relay: Beau Ohm-Colton Beitelspacher-Kyle Kliever-Noah Scheitler (3rd - 1:05.20) .. High Jump: 3. Mason Wichers (6'0") and 4. Devin Louison (5'5") .. Long Jump: 2. Beau Ohm (18'5") and 3. J.T. Engebretson (18'1") .. Shot Put: 4. Alex Sudtelgte (42'3").
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