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
Sixth Grade Advisory Teachers
Hello from the Sixth Grade Advisory Teachers! Our advisory classes are off to a good start. We do many activities throughout the week to build community and engage students in middle school life. Each week we focus on current events, community building games, and organizational/ goal setting activities. We do our best to make sure each day is successful by providing a positive start for each student. A benefit of advisory is the development of communication skills among peers and with teachers. We believe this will have a positive influence on their middle school experience.
M.S. Parent-Teacher Conferences are October 6 & 13th
Parent-Teacher Conferences for all LeMars Middle School students are earlier on the calendar this year. The first night will be Monday, October 6 from 5:00–8:30 pm. The second night will be Monday, October 13 also from 5:00--8:30 pm.
The conferences will be an all-open format for the entire seven hours over the two scheduled nights.
LeMars elementary schools and the high school will hold their conferences on November 6 & 10.
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
Kady, Kyle, Celena, Josh, Grace and Zach
Congratulations Trey, Max, Hailey, Willow, Maddie, and Alex (March SOM)
Alex, Conlen, Jordan, Ben, Natalia and Caleb
From November Newsletter
Le Mars Community Middle School
Book Fair was a HUGE success!
Thanks goes out to over 60 local businesses that with their generous monetary gifts, we were able to purchase over 200 fiction and nonfiction books from our book fair to give to middle school students. Over 50 books were also purchased for students to check out and read from the literacy classrooms. Our book fair sales allowed us to purchase over 100 fiction and nonfiction books for the library shelves with leftover money to purchase future books as they become available. This helps us provide a variety of books and continue in many book series to spark every student’s reading interests and promote reading.
We want to thank all of those that donated bake sale items for our bake sale. Not only is it a fun event for the students, it also allowed us to purchase more books for students. Our winners for the raffle drawings were: Tim Panzer - $50.00 in his choice of books from the book fair, Danielle Hurt - Minion Movie basket, and Jaden Kneip receiving for her mom Wanda – Beauty products collection. Over $2,000.00 proceeds from the businesses, raffle, and bake sale collected will be matched by Scholastic and given to “kids in need”.
On November 11, Veterans Day, the MS collected goods for Siouxland Soldiers in cooperation with Kingsley State Bank.
Pictured are students who have military members in their family or who brought lots of goods!
Also pictured is Army Vet and MS Counselor Mr. Martin and bank reps Rebecca and Kevin.