Newsletter Oct 2018

We have successfully made it through another Homecom- ing. Homecoming has to be one of the busiest times of year for the staff and students. I would like to compliment the students on their work ethic and good attitudes. Keep up the great work! I want to draw your attention to the dates for our parent/teacher conferences. This year we will have our con- ferences on October 1 and 4 from 5:00 pm to 8:30 pm both nights. You may call the high school office to schedule an appointment. Scheduled appointments will take priority over walk-ins. Please take a few minutes to call and set up appointments with your child’s teachers and attend one of these nights. Your continued support for your child’s edu- cation is important for their development and sends the message to them that their education is important to you. I also would like to remind everyone of the high school attendance policy. Students who miss more than 10 periods of a class will meet with Mr. Utesch and an attendance con- tract may be set up. Please check the student handbook for more information about our attendance policy. As this school year progresses you will want to make sure you un- derstand the policy. If you have questions, please contact Mr. Utesch. We have been working with the Le Mars Ambulance de- partment to offer an EMT class for juniors or seniors inter- ested in becoming an EMT. This class will be during second semester and will meet in the morning before our normal school day starts. This will be done through WITCC, so students will get college credit for the course. Hopefully you have had a chance to talk with your child’s teacher sometime, either through email, visit, or phone conversation. If you haven’t, please take the time to contact the teacher, especially if you have a concern about how your child is doing. I have asked the teachers to do the same. Also, feel free to contact Mr. Utesch or myself if something comes up. Thanks, Mark Iverson High School Principal’s Corner Go Big RED! I would like to welcome your stu- dents back to Le Mars Community Elementary Schools. I would also like to take a moment to introduce myself as the new school counselor for Kluckhohn and Franklin Elementary. I was born and raised in Kingsley, Iowa. I attend- ed college at the University of Northern Iowa where I obtained my Bachelor’s degree in Psy- chology. I then went on to study at Creighton University, where I earned my Master’s degree in School Counseling and Preventative Mental Health. I am thrilled to be a part of the Bulldog family, and look forward to getting to know you and your child/children better. As an Elementary School Counselor, I teach classroom guidance to K-5. I cover topics such as kindness, working together, growth mindset, etc. I also work with students individually, or in small groups to better meet specific needs. Wednesday, September 26th, we celebrated Character Day at Clark, Franklin and Kluck- hohn Elementary. Character Day is a nationally celebrated day, where we had an open discus- sion about the importance of developing charac- ter strengths. We celebrated Character Day with a short film, “The Science of Character” fol- lowed by a fun game of rock, paper, scissors. If you have any questions or concerns, you can reach me at Kluckhohn Elementary (712)546- 7064 and Franklin Elementary at (712)546-4185. My email is . Please feel free to reach out to me. DeAndra Mahrt Kluckhohn & Franklin Elementary School Counselor Elementary Counselor’s Corner