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.
HS Principal’s Corner
We are now two weeks into the fourth quarter! Where has this school year gone? We had an exciting end to the third quarter. The boys’ bowling team qualified for the state tournament and brought home the second place trophy. Matthew Hystad finished third and Noah Holder and Kyle Zenk tied for tenth. The girls’ team finished in third place with Abby Whiddon finishing in eighth place. Congratulations to all the members of both bowling teams and to coach Barry Borchers and his assistants on a great season. The teams were fun to watch this year!
Our first year robotics team, under the guidance of Doug Martin, Tracy Wingert, and Lori Carter qualified for the state competition and finished in 19th place. They didn’t qualify for the regional tournament but they were asked to be ambassadors to show off their robot and to give tours from Rockwell Collins. This is an extremely high honor for the team and will allow our kids to network with executives in this field.
Congratulations to the 11 students from our IE Speech team named to the All-State team. They are Shannon Robins, Spontaneous Speaking & Public Address; Max Hardyk, Prose; Cole Berkenpas, After Dinner & Prose; Charlie Ellis, Original Oratory & Storytelling; Caitlyn Niehus, Original Oratory; Caden Washburn, Improv; Jeff Ahlers, Spontaneous Speaking; Maria Renken, After Dinner; Madelyn Johnson, After Dinner; Diana Loutsch, Review; and Megan Connor, Solo Musical Theater.
On April 12-14 we will be giving the Iowa Assessments to grades 9-11. Seniors do not need to attend during the testing hour. They do need to be in school at the other times. These tests are important to see how our students have progressed in Math, Science, and English. The tests are also used to determine student eligibility in taking college transfer courses the next school year. Iowa Code says students must be proficient in the latest Iowa Assessments in order to take our concurrent English, history, science, and math classes. It also determines if a senior is eligible for open study halls.
The high school will follow a different class schedule on these days. The school day will start at the normal time, but seniors and exchange students will be dismissed at 9:38 a.m. They will need to be back in class at 10:42 a.m. Iowa Assessments are required for all students 9-11, so please try to avoid appointments during these times. Please encourage students to do their best on these tests. A good breakfast and lots of rest also help the students to be at the top of their game. Thank you for your help in this as we continue to work together for your child’s educational future.
Graduation is right around the corner. The following dates are for senior parents to remember. The last day of regular class will be on May 16. Senior semester tests will be on May 17 & 18. The senior awards night will be on Wednesday, May 18 at 6:30 p.m. Graduation rehearsal and senior breakfast will be on May 19 starting at 9:00 am.
As always, if you have any concerns about your child’s progress in school, please contact teachers to arrange a meeting to discuss your concerns. We want all our students to succeed.
Have a great April!