Welcome to the LeMars Community Middle School website!
The mission of LCMS is:
“Working together to meet the needs of young adolescents”
LCMS consists of 33 teachers, two counselors, two administrators and 17 support staff whose job it is to understand that, in the life of a child, the middle school years are incredibly important.
Our priority is that the student comes first. Our master schedule, teaching strategies and the activities that we offer are all geared toward giving every student a great opportunity at being successful. We want our students to feel safe and we want them to have fun in a great environment.
Students will be provided a firm foundation in math, science, reading, language arts and social studies. We also provide students the opportunity to excel with our challenge program. We want our courses to be academically challenging and we want to be able to support students when they find things difficult and have questions.
In addition to our core curriculum, students will explore a variety of interests in family and consumer science, art, computer applications, music, industrial technology and guidance.
Students can also elect to take courses in chorus, band, orchestra, and graphic art. LCMS students are very competitive in various academic, leadership and fine arts competitions and activities. We also have many students who get involved in football, volleyball, basketball, wrestling and track. Middle school is the time to be involved!
We look forward to working with you and your child. If you have any questions, please feel free to stop in or contact me at firstname.lastname@example.org or call me at 712-546-7022.
Steve Shanks, Principal
Le Mars Middle School Places 2nd in Regional Competition of the National Science Bowl
The LCMS Science Bowl Team placed 2nd Saturday in the Regional Competition of the National Science Bowl hosted by the Ames Laboratory and Iowa State University. The team is coached by Ryan Zittritsch, 7th grade Science teacher, at LCMS. The team was selected in September using scores from last year's Iowa Assessments to identify top students in Math and Science. Those students then took a 25 question multiple choice and short answer test to determine placement on the team.
This year's team featured 8th graders Jakob Francksen-Small, Tate Hogrefe, and Kyle Herbst. The 7th graders were Alex Meier and Ethan Hulinsky. Alternates were 7th graders Collin Boehmer and Bailey Goodman. The team practiced 2-3 times each week since Thanksgiving, going over material in Math, Earth and Space Science, General Science, Life Science, and Energy. Practices focused on competition rules, collaboration, team work and deficiency areas within the specific topics.
Le Mars finished the morning Round Robin tournament with a record of 2-1, with their only loss coming to Ames #1 112-8. The team advanced to the afternoon Double Elimination tournament after finishing in the top 2 of their bracket in the morning tournament.
In Double Elimination, Le Mars began with victories over LinnvilleSully 72-58 and Ames #2 80-44. In the next match they faced a familiar foe in Ames #1. The match started off great with Le Mars scoring the first 26 points. After a few more questions, they entered halftime down by a score of 32-26. The team held strong and came back with a victory of 42-40 by answering 3 of the final 5 questions correctly.
They went on to the finals of the championship bracket and finished with a win over Madrid 60-26. While Le Mars cleared the championship bracket with an undefeated record, Ames #1 was charging back by winning the challenger bracket setting up another match with Le Mars. Since Le Mars hadn't lost yet, Ames would have to beat them twice to secure the championship. In the first match Le Mars lost to Ames by a score of 70-16. The final match began in Le Mars' favor with the team leading Ames at the half 2418. The second half was all Ames, who gained several points via correct answers on the 10 point bonus questions. The final score was Ames 72, Le Mars 36.
After a 6th place finish last year, the team showed improvement and had an excellent experience competing against talented opponents and truly testing their knowledge of the Sciences and Math. We are very proud of our 2nd place finish and commend these students on a job well done!
LCMS September Students of the Month
The criteria: Students who show one or more of the following
qualities - positive attitude, respectfulness, resilience, improvement
in academics or behavior, leadership, service, citizenship.
Damion , Olivia
Tate and Ellianna
November Students of the month
|| Haley, Scott