Welcome to LeMars Community High School. Our school welcomes you to its ranks and hopes that you will join all of us in continuing the proud tradition of success as well as becoming an active participant in the school's pride, spirit, and loyalty. We hope that you will participate in our varied activities and thus find those things within our school which will prepare you to live a better life and finally to take your place in a complex society.
The information contained in this booklet is prepared to help you adjust to our school and to become an intricate part of it. Getting a positive start in school often depends on knowing how a school operates and what the expectations will be for you. The ultimate purpose of education is to help each student become an effective citizen in a Democracy.
We hope that your years at LeMars Community will be both rewarding and enjoyable.
Mr Mark Iverson, High School Principal
Pride in our school demands a spirit of cooperation and loyalty to all aspects of the system. A loyal student supports his/her school and does the utmost to keep his/her scholastic and activity standards at the highest possible level. A school system is always moving. With your support this movment can be in a very positive direction.
ONWARD BULLDOGS, FIGHT FOR THIS GAME
ONWARD BULLDOGS, FIGHT FOR YOUR FAME
WHEN YOU FIGHT, THEN YOU WILL ALWAYS BE
A SCHOOL OF CHAMPIONS FIGHTING ON TO VICTORY
FIGHT ON BULLDOGS, NEVER REST,
FOR THE SCHOOL WE LOVE THE BEST.
HAIL, HAIL, THE GANG'S ALL HERE,
SO LET'S FIGHT ON TO VICTORY.
High School Principals’ Corner
HS Principals’ Corner Happy New Year to everyone! It is hard to believe we have almost completed a semester of this school year. Just a reminder to everyone that we will have semester exams on January 13 and 14, with a make-up day on the 15th. Students who take their exams on the 13th and 14th will not need to be in school on the 15th. All students have open lunch on these three days. Report cards will be mailed out on the 18th .
As we start second semester, I encourage you to check out your student’s schedule to see what new classes he/she might be taking. Just a reminder about second semester exams, if your child misses fewer than 4 days, 5 or fewer tardies, and has no grade lower than a C-, he/she will be exempt from second semester exams. However, some of our concurrent classes require the semester exams be taken. This requirement comes from Western Iowa Tech and the exam is needed to receive college credit.
Winter is also a time we see a rise in illnesses. If your child is sick, please do not send them to school. We ask that they are fever free, without medicine, for 24 hours. Please refer to the student handbook for the attendance policy in regards to missing multiple days due to illness. It can be found on page 7. If you have questions regarding the attendance policy, please contact Mr. Utesch.
Again, if you have any concerns about your child and their progress in school, please contact the teacher to arrange a meeting to discuss your concerns. We want to see all our students succeed. The guidance office will be sending letters to sophomore parents about scheduling a meeting to discuss your child’s high school progress. These meetings are important to further develop our partnership in helping your child succeed and getting them ready for post-secondary education. If the time on the letter is not convenient for you, please contact the guidance office to set up a new time. Have a great January!