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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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Homecoming parade

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NHS Service Project

Parental Health Form

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Student Fees

Student Health

Tdap Vaccination

Teacher of year

T & I Fundraiser

Transcripts class 2012 and on

Transcript order form

City of LeMars website


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

Dates & Information

December 1 Magrial Setup-4-H Clover Kids
December 4&5 Madrigal Dinner-Basketball Tournament
December 8 4-H Clover Kids
December 10&12 Show Choir Choreography
December 12 ACT Testing-South O'Brien Quiz Bowl Tournament
HS Holiday Concert
December 16 Inservice Meeting-Athletic Booster Meeting
December 21 Music Booster Meeting
January 5 4-H Clover Kids
January 7 Cub Scouts Lock-In
January 9 NWI HS Honor Band
January 12 4-H Clover Kids
January 18 NWI Honor Choir-Music Booster Meeting
January 20 Inservice Meeting-Athletic Booster
January 21 NWI MS/HS Honor Orchestra
January 23 District Large Group Speech
Januray 25 State Jazz Band Contest
January 26 College Visit Active Duty
January 28 Large Group Speech Showcase
January 30 Chamber Dinner
February 1 State Show/Jazz Choir Contest-The Democratic Party
February 2 MS Band Concert
February 5 Morningside Jazz Festival
February 6 ACT Testing-State Large Group Speech
February 11 HS Band Concert
February 12 Dordt College Orchestra Festival-Dordt College String Festival
February 15 MS/HS MWI Jazz Festival
February 17 Inservice Meeting-Athletic Booster Meeting
February 20 All-State Large Group Speech Festival
February 22 Lewis and Clark Jazz Festival-Music Booster Meeting
February 23 College Visit Active Duty
February 25 HS Vocal Concert
February 26 Dance Exhibitition
February 27 Bishop Heelan Show Choir-District IE Speech


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Tracey Wingert
HS Technology

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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 October 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 October Newsletter

Wow! Where did Summer go? Fall Sports are in full swing! Football, Volleyball and Cross Country. Get out and watch these awesome athletes! So far we have had several football tailgates and a cross country tailgate. All the donations from the tailgates go to help all the student athletes as well as the raffle ticket sales (we have really good prizes this year) and yard line raffle sales. 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.


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

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

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


Spring 2015 Designer Choice student projects


Enrollment Information

From October 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


Congratulations to Cory Isebrand and Steve Wick!

Corey Isebrand
Steve Wick

They have been selected to be members of the Iowa HS Officials Hall of Fame in the sport of Basketball.


They will be inducted during halftime of the 3A Championship Game
in March down at Wells Fargo Arena in Des Moines.



HS Prinicipal's Corner

Coming soon

High School Laptop Checkouts Due to a grant from the LCS School Board, the high school library has 10 laptops available for overnight checkout. A form signed by student and guardian should be turned into the library PRIOR to checking one out. These forms can be found on the LCS Libraries website at libraries/computer-checkoutform Power cords are not checked out as batteries are new and should last 5-8 hours. Fines will be assessed if the laptop is not returned on time or if damages occur.


From October Newsletter

Read the Dog Pound Don’t forget to visit one of the school websites to read the Dog Pound each month and catch up on what is happening at LCHS. The latest issue of the school newspaper is posted at and every month.

9th Grade Parents

From October Newsletter

All children enrolled in kindergarten or 9th grade at an Iowa school are required to have a dental screening. This requirement was passed by the 2007 legislature and became effective July 1, 2008. The purpose of the dental screening requirement is to improve the oral health of Iowa's children. Dental screenings help with early detection and treatment of dental disease; reduce the incidence, impact, and cost of dental disease; inform parents and guardians of their children's dental problems; promote the importance of oral health for school readiness and learning; and contribute to statewide surveillance of oral health. The I-Smile Coordinator will be conducting dental screenings for all 9th grade students that do not have a screening already on file at school. If you do not wish for your child to receive these services, please notify Stephanie Feenstra, MS/HS nurse at 546-4153. These services are provided at no cost to you.

High School Principal’s Corner

From October Newsletter

We have successfully made it through another Homecoming. Homecoming has to be one of the busiest times of year for the staff and students. I would like to compliment the students on their continued hard work ethic and good attitudes. Keep up the great work!

This year we have adopted STAR Reading Assessments to use to identify students who are reading below grade level and to get additional help for those students. Students in grades 9-11 will take this assessment at the end of 1st quarter, 2nd quarter, and 3rd quarter. Students who have been identified as needing additional help will meet in the Success Center, where Mrs. Zeka and Ms. Butcher will help strengthen the areas identified through the assessment for each student. This assistance will be tailored to the individual.

I also would like to remind everyone of the high school attendance policy. Students who miss more than 10 periods of a class will meet with Mr. Utesch and an attendance contract may be set up. Please check the student handbook for more information about our attendance policy. As this school year progresses you will want to make sure you understand the policy. If you have questions, please contact Mr. Utesch.

Hopefully you have had a chance to talk with your child’s teacher sometime, either through email, visit, or phone conversation. If you haven’t, please take the time to contact the teacher, especially if you have a concern about how your child is doing. I have asked the teachers to do the same. Also, feel free to contact Mr. Utesch or myself if something comes up.


Mark Iverson


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!
Menu Masters


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!!!


Middle School Dance
6th Grade and Puppy Relay Concessions



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

Next meeting is Monday November 2nd at 5:30!! We could use some new
members!!!! We look forward to hearing from you!  And, if you have any
questions or concerns regarding LEEP, please contact our officers:
            President                                                                                                    V. President         Helana-McDougall                        
Secretary              Lorraine DeJong
Treasurer              Julie Beitelspacher







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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.  








 Click here for the Middle School Highlights (August Registration)

Attention students and staff

This year's homecoming theme is Hollywood

Here are the theme days for homecoming week

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

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

Wednesday - Class Color Carpet Day

     8th grade wear black

     7th grade wear red

     6th grade wear white

     Staff wear tie dye or as many colors as you can

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

Friday - Spirit Day - wear red and black

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




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February March April May June July



Moped Safety Class is switched to March 5th

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

Directions to classroom/Info

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

Gehlen and students outside of LeMars Community Schools

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

Students First Name____________ Middle Initial ___ Last Name:_________________________

Address ___________________________

Students Cell Phone:____________________________




Coming Soon...



Hot Sheets


Presentations from Designer Choice




Robotics Club update (Mr Martin Sponsor)

The robotics club competed last Saturday and did fairly well.  They placed second in their league.   We were one of three rookie teams in the league and the group had the highest total points for the day, but only won four of the five rounds.  The team that beat us won all five of their rounds.

Our team had some issues with the robot connecting, but they persevered and represented Le Mars well.   During the day, we learned a lot as a team and I am impressed with our students.  


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





Iowa 4 H Scholarship
WITCC Scholarship:

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


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

Carolyn Ellwanger, Executive Director

Western Iowa Tech Community College Foundation

4647 Stone Avenue, Sioux City, IA 51106

712-274-8733, ext. 1330


Bruce Ludwig Bulldog Highlights

Dr Wendt Superintendent

From November Newsletter

The Big Red Band earned a Division I rating at the state marching band contest held in Sheldon on October 10. The band, under the direction of Mr. Ohrlund, and assisted by Mr. Ewing, Mr. Benton, and Mrs. Benton, has had strong performances in other contests this fall as well. Congratulations to these students and directors in the success they have enjoyed this fall!

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 . 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 . 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 30, 2015. 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 5th and 9th from 5:00 pm to 8:30 pm. Middle school parents had this opportunity in October already 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 2014-15 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 great 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.



Click on link below to get classroom supply lists for each school
Elementary Middle School




From November Newsletter

Sign up to receive weather alert announcements sent directly to your cell phone or e-mail any time. LeMars Community School uses KTIV and The LeMars Daily Sentinel dispatch services.

You will always be the first to know and you don’t even have to turn on the television or radio!

Information about your school and your school activities will be delivered immediately to you, wherever you are.

Signing up is easy.

Even if you signed up last year, you will need to do so again this year to ensure we have your current contact information. - Click on Text Alerts on left side of the homepage - Click on Mobile Alerts Sign-up


Come back soon for wrestling, boys and girls basketball, etc.


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