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LeMars Middle School: 977 3rd Ave SW Phone:712.546.7022 Fax: 712.546.7024

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Principal's Welcome

  • Middle School Welcome
  • September SOM
  • October SOM
  • November SOM
  • December SOM
  • January SOM
  • February SOM
  • March SOM
  • April SOM
  • National Geographic Bee
  • Book Fair
  • Carnival
  • Vetrans Day


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 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.

7th grade

Damion , Olivia

8TH Grade

Tate and Ellianna

October Student of Month

For October.  (R/L) Sarah, Alivia, Devon and Kutter.


November Students of the month

6TH 7TH  8TH


6TH 7TH  8TH
Brooke Haage Kenzi Feller Jayden Wiltgen
Tate Hogrefe Jacob Jester Cameron Albus


Kady, Kyle, Celena, Josh, Grace and Zach




Congratulations Trey, Max, Hailey, Willow, Maddie, and Alex (March SOM)

Alex, Conlen, Jordan, Ben, Natalia and Caleb

Eight Le Mars Community Middle School students competed in the school finals of the National Geographic Bee on January 9. 

Eighth grader Sydney placed first in the 2013 bee.  Placing second was seventh grader Robby . Third place went to eighth grader Cole .  Other students who had advanced to the school finals were 6th graders Ben , Haleigh Allyn, and Alex ; and 7th graders Kyle and Oliver .

Students qualified for the school finals by having a perfect score in their classroom bees or winning tiebreakers at their grade level.

After winning the school bee, Rand took a 70-question multiple choice test to determine if she will advance to the state level of competition. 

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”.

Ms Carnival - Another successful carnival
Good job, Mr. Vonnahme and all of the middle school staff


Vetran's Day

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.






  • Credit's:
    We would like to acknowledge the following people for helping provide pictures and information for the web pages:

    Mr Bruce Ludwig (District Newsletter info)
    Lasting Image Photography (Curt Strathman)
    Mr Smalley's Advanced Graphic Design Class (banners)
    Mr Hermsen's Video Editing Class (Video)
Credit's continued:
Nancy's Photography: Pics
Kent Jones Asp'NGold Photography (Pics)
Mrs Permeswaran (Yearbook pics) Timeless Impressions (Deb Ritz)
Staff and Administrators at LCS.
Web Design Class ( TA Lizz Hanstein)
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