Is it February already? This school year is really moving along. We will be starting our registration process for the 18-19 school year. We are also starting to get ready for grad- uation. Counselors will be performing credit checks with seniors. Graduation is set for May 20 at 3:00 pm in the gym- nasium. For those of you who will have freshmen next year, we will host our registration nights on February 15 th and 22 nd . The sessions will start at 6:00 pm and will be in the high school commons. A letter will be sent home with more informa- tion. As second semester gets going, I encourage you to check out your student’s schedule to see what new classes he/she might be taking. Just a reminder about second semester ex- ams, if he/she misses fewer than 4 days, 5 or fewer tardies, and has no grade lower than a C-, he/she will be exempt from second semester exams. Some of our concurrent classes require the semester exams be taken. This require- ment comes from Western Iowa Tech and the exam is needed to receive college credit. This school year the prom will be at LCHS. Prom will be on April 21. We have made some changes to how the prom will operate. Starting this year, we will be hosting a dinner starting at 6:00 pm. Tickets for the dinner and dance will be $12 a person. The grand march will then be at 7:30 pm. The After-Prom Committee will be charging admission to come and watch this event. The dance will follow. Students who do not attend the dinner will be able to purchase their dance tickets for $7 a person. There will be an opportunity to take pictures in the lobby of the gym. Students will not be allowed to leave once they are at the school. Again, if you have any concerns about your child and their progress in school, please contact the teacher to arrange a meeting to discuss your concerns. We want to see all our students succeed. The guidance office sent letters to sopho- more parents about our sophomore meetings to discuss your child’s high school progress. These meetings are im- portant to further develop our partnership in helping your child succeed and getting them ready for post-secondary education. If the time on the letter is not convenient for you, please contact the guidance office to set up a new time. If you did not receive a letter, please contact the guidance office. Have a great February! High School Principal’s Corner For Students Grades 3-4 & 5-6 (2018-19 school year) Dates- Thursday, April 5th, 2018 Monday, April 9th, 2018 Time - 5:30 p.m. to 7:30 p.m. Location - Kluckhohn Elementary Gym First Child - $100 Second Child - $75 Third Child - $50 Fundraising information will be given at registration to offset costs, if interested. Please bring your child with you to registration so we can fit them with the appropriate equipment. Registration is not complete until forms are completely filled out and payment is made in full. A late fee of $20 per player will be applied. The LCSD Alumni Association, along with the LCSD Foundation Board, is seeking nominations for the (non-monetary) Every gener- ation needs heroes and role models. Our community and school district have produced many individuals over the de- cades who could be considered both. This award has been established to recognize graduates for outstanding achieve- ments and contributions to society following graduation. This yearly award will be presented at the annual spring Foundation banquet this April. Candidates must have graduated from the Le Mars Com- munity School District, which includes Le Mars High School or Merrill High School, at least 15 years prior to nomination. The non-monetary award may be given for achievement in various fields of service. The deadline for nominations is February 16, 2018. The nomination form is available on the alumni website (lemarsalumni.org) , the alumni office at the Plymouth County Museum or the Superintendent’s office. For more information regarding the nomination process and award, visit the alumni website or contact the Alumni Association office at (712) 546-7650.