Newsletter Oct 2018

Fall activities are in full swing throughout the school district, so that means L.E.E.P. members are busy honoring teacher requests. The main criteria L.E.E.P. mem- bers ask themselves before honoring a request is, “Will this purchase enhance the value and meaning of education for our students and families throughout the LeMars Communi- ty School District?” It is not always easy to make decisions whether to honor a request, but if the focus remains on the students and enhancing their education the decision to honor the request is made easier. Requests honored at the August 27, 2018 meeting are as fol- lows: • LeMars High School Geared Up Robotics- $5,229.00- these funds will benefit high school students in their quest to build a robot and compete in competi- tions. This group promotes teamwork, communication and problem solving. • Linda Cline, 1st grade Franklin- ($190.99) for Li- censes for STEM challenges and hands on morning tubs. Also mega giles to be used in the morning math tubs. • Kelly Johnson, 4 th grade Kluckhohn- ($76.32), for drawstring backpacks for all Kluckhohn 4 th grade students to be used in the classroom for independent reading ma- terials. These bags will be used each year in the class- room. • Linda Cline and Leigha Scheitler, 1 st grade Franklin, ($247.80) subscriptions to r . There will be 50 copies. • Rachel Leavitt, District Curriculum Director, ($7,000.00) to help purchase a new ELA curriculum for grade K-5. Total monies given back to the students’ education en- hancement for July-September was $12,744.11. The above educational opportunities are made possible be- cause of the communities continued support for the fundrais- er MENuMASTERS. Thanks again. Next month the MENuMASTERS event will be LEEP’s feature article. Twitter account: @lemarsguidance web address: If a student is interested in visiting a college they need to come to the Guidance Office and request a college visit form. Students make sure you pick up an advance make up sheet from the front office. See Mrs. Schmidt if you wish to visit with one of the following college representatives for college visits. 10/01/2018 NW Iowa Community College 11:00am 10/05/2018  University of Iowa 10:00am 10/17/2018 Dakota State University 11:30am 10/30/2018 USD 10:45am 10/31/2018 Iowa State University 9:30am College Night will be held in Carey Gym on Monday, October 8, 2018 from 6:00 – 7:30 p.m. Approximately 60 colleges will be in attendance. All juniors and seniors should attend. Visit - (get your barcode ahead of time!) Those students interested in the military and wanting to take the ASVAB test please sign up in the guidance office. The test will be held on Wednesday, October 17, 2018 at 2:00 pm. Oct 27, 2018 Sept. 28, 2018 Sept 29- Oct 14, 2018 Dec. 8, 2018 Nov. 2, 2018 Nov. 3–19, 2018 Feb. 9, 2019 Jan. 11, 2019 Jan. 12-18, 2019 April 13, 2019 March 8, 2019 March 9-25, 2019 June 8, 2019 May 3, 2019 May 4-20, 2019 Log onto for free ACT, SAT, and Toefl practice and test taking tips. Letters were sent out to qualifying (an 85 National Percentile Rank is required on two of the three tests to qualify for the PSAT/NMSQT) 11 th graders to take the PSAT Wednesday, Oc- tober 11, 2018 8:30-11:45 am in the Multi-Purpose Room. If interested in signing up, please bring $16.00 to the Guidance Office. If your child didn’t receive a letter but is still interested in taking the test they may do so.