The LeMars Community School District Foundation and the LeMars Community School Alumni Association are seeking nominations for “Teacher of the Year” to represent the many great teachers who exemplify our school district and its educa- tional goals. The award is called the Its purpose is to recognize and honor teachers who demonstrate excellence in education by meeting the needs of the students. Two $500 awards will be presented to the winner; $500 for personal use and $500 for classroom use. This award will be presented at the Foundation’s Annual Awards Banquet to be held on Wednesday, April 25, 2018, at 6:30 p.m. in the lower level of the LeMars Convention Center. “TEACHER OF THE YEAR” Notes from the Nurse Flu season is upon us. We encourage children, parents, and staff to take the following everyday precautions. ● Stay home if you have a temperature over 100 de- grees. You must be fever free for 24 hours before you may return to work or school. ● Avoid public shopping areas when you are sick. You will help prevent others from catching your illness. ● Avoid close contact with people who are sick. ● Avoid touching your eyes, nose, or mouth. Germs spread this way. ● Clean and disinfect surfaces or objects. Clean and disinfect frequently touched surfaces at home, work or school, especially when someone is ill. ● Practice good hand washing. The Iowa Legislature passed a bill in 2008, that requires all students in grades kindergarten and 9th to provide proof of a dental exam. Please have your dentist complete the required dental screening form and submit the form to the High School office as soon as possible. If your student has already submitted proof of a dental screening at the beginning of the year, please disregard. If you have any questions regarding the dental screening, please contact Stephanie Buhman MS/HS nurse at 546-4153. will be conduct- ing hearing screenings at the middle school and high school on April 4th and 5th, 2018. All 8th grade stu- dents and any student new to the district will be screened. Also any student in the LCHS district current- ly being home schooled may call to set up a time to be screened. If you do not wish for your child to receive these services, please notify Stephanie Buhman RN, MS/HS nurse at 546-7022. These services are provided at no cost to you.