Happy December! As we wrap up 2018 and look forward to 2019. After winter break, classes will resume on January 3. Semester tests will be held January 9 and 10, with January 11 used as a test make-up day. Students who have completed their exams do not need to report to school on that day. All students will have open lunch all three days. Second semes- ter will begin on January 14. We are in the process of starting to register students for classes for the 2019-2020 school year. Incoming Freshmen and their parents are invited to our registration night on De- cember 3 from 5:30 to 7:30 pm. If you have a child in the Middle School Holiday Concert feel free to come to the 5:30 session. The make-up night will be December 13, from 6:30 to 7:30 pm. All sessions will start in the high school commons. The registration booklet can be found online at www.lemarscsd.org , click on high school. Eighth graders will need to have their 4-year plan filled out all the way before they can register for classes. The rest of the high school stu- dents will also be registering this month. If you have any questions about courses, please contact the guidance office. We will be offering several new courses next year. In the upcoming months, the guidance counselors will be scheduling sophomore parent meetings. These meetings are important because they give us a chance to go over students’ credits, career plans, and steps needed to prepare for post- secondary school. See the “Counselor’s Corner” for more information. Again, I encourage you to stay in touch with your child’s teachers. Good open communication between the school and the family is important for the success of your child. If you need to meet with teachers, please email them or call the high school office to set up an appointment. Dr. Mark Iverson High School Principal The Athletic Booster Club is gearing up for our youth basketball tournament. This is an annual event held in January. This year it will be on January 5th. We are cur- rently accepting team registrations through December 14th. Volunteers and referees are needed to run a suc- cessful tournament, so if you are interested, please let us know. Tournament information and to request registra- tion can be found at https://www.infosports.com/?req=listing&t=t&s=bb&n=147 665&lr=IA. You can also check the LCHS Athletic Boosters Facebook page for a copy of the rules and regis- tration. Our next meeting will be held Dec 19th in the High School Cafeteria at 7:00pm. All are welcome to attend!! Good luck to our winter sports teams as they begin their seasons!! Julie Hurt Booster Club President 712-540-7757 The LCSD Alumni Association, along with the LCSD Foundation Board, announces the establishment of the LCSD Distinguished Alumni Award (non-monetary). Every generation needs heroes and role models. Our community and school district have produced many indi- viduals over the decades who could be considered both. This award has been established to recognize graduates for outstanding achievements and contributions to soci- ety following graduation. This yearly award will be pre- sented at the annual spring Foundation banquet this April. Candidates must have graduated from the Le Mars Community 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 Friday, February 15, 2019. 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.