Students, parents, employees and others doing business with or performing services for the LeMars Community School District are hereby notified that this school district does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, creed, national origin, religion, gender, age, sexual orientation, gender identity, disability, socioeconomic status, and marital status in its educational programs, activities or employment policies and practices in admission or access to, or treatment in, its hiring and employment practices. Any person having inquiries concerning the school district’s compliance with the regulations implementing Title VI, Title VII, Title IX, the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA), § 504 or Iowa Code § 280.3 is directed to contact: Mrs. Rachel Leavitt, Curriculum Director, 940 Lincoln St SW, 546-4155. Students, parents, patrons and staff of the LeMars Community School District are hereby notified that complaints/allegations of sexual or physical abuse of students by any school employee or person who volunteers services under the control of the district shall be investigated promptly with the investigation handled confidentially to the maximum extent possible. The Level I Investigator: phone . The alternate Level I Investigator: phone . If the Level I Investigator finds sufficient cause for further investigation, the matter will be referred to the Level 2 Investigator: Our fall sports activities are winding down as I write this. We are so proud of our teams and their accomplishments this fall! We had great success with our raffles and tailgates during football games. The serving game we implemented between sets at the volleyball matches was a huge hit with the middle school crowd. Now it is time to look forward to our winter sports programs. We will once again be hosting a youth basketball tourna- ment, so if you have a desire to volunteer we would love to have you. Watch for more information on that or give me a call to sign up. Our meetings are held the 3rd Wednesday of the month at 7:00 pm in the High School Cafeteria. Everyone is welcome...please join us. Julie Hurt Booster President 540-7757 The 50th Annual Northwest Iowa Middle School Honor Band Festi- val will take place on Saturday, November 4, 2017, at Storm Lake High School. Approximately 350 seventh and eighth grade musicians from 38 Northwest Iowa schools auditioned on October 14th for plac- es in one of two equal bands. 180 students were selected. The students had to memorize scales and prepare two selected etudes for a judge. These two honor bands will rehearse during the day of November 4th and present a concert that evening at 6:00 pm at the Storm Lake High School. Admission for the concert is $5 for adults and $3 for students. Guest conductors for the honor band festival will be Dr. Michael Go- lemo, Director of Bands at Iowa State University in Ames, and Ms. Kim Benson, retired middle school band director from Oskaloosa Schools and now works for Barnhouse Publications. Students from the LeMars Community Middle School that will be par- ticipating in the festival are: Amanda Martin-flute, Katie Cunningham- flute, Payton Wright-clarinet, Matthew Ahlers-alto sax, Reece Spieler- trumpet, Daniel Vacura-trumpet, Spencer Schnetzer-trombone, Han- nah Albrecht-percussion and Libby Leraas-percussion. Mary Kay Benton is their band director. James Swearingen – composer of many music publications, has written two pieces just for these groups, to celebrate the 50th Anniversary of the Northwest Iowa Middle School Honor Band Festival. In addition, he will be here to direct them as well. Amanda Martin was also selected for the All-Iowa 8th Grade Honor Band that will be held in Des Moines on May 10.