Linn-Mar Community School District
2999 N. Tenth Street, Marion, IA 52302
Phone: (319) 447-3000

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Thursday, October 27, 2016

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High School Deadline to Add Classes for 2nd Qua All Day
  Linn-Mar @ Linn-Mar High School
Wilkins Volunteer Workshop 8:30 AM
  Please join other Wilkins volunteers in the multi-purpose room from 8:30am to 10:30am.
High School Swimming & Diving: Girls Varsity 5:00 PM
  IGHSAU vs. Away vs. IGHSAU, Bettendorf, Decorah, Dubuque Senior, Dubuque Hempstead, Thomas Jefferson, Kennedy, Vinton-Shellsburg, Dubuque Wahlert Catholic High School, Washington @ Linn-Mar Aquatic Center Regional Diving Meet
High School 5/6/HS Orchestra Concert 6:00 PM
  Linn-Mar @ Auditorium, Linn-Mar High School 6:00pm- Concert and 5th 7:30pm- Phil, Symphony, 6th
Excelsior Excelsior Orchestra 6:00 PM
  Excelsior MS @ LM High School Auditorium 6th Orchestra
Wilkins 5th Grade Fall Concert 6:00 PM
  Orchestra Fall Concert for 5th Grade at the High School Auditorium.
Novak 5th Gr. Orchestra Concert 6:00 PM
  6:00 PM - High School Auditorium
Westfield 5th Grade Orchestra 6:00 PM
  Fall Festival, 6:00pm, HS
Novak 4th gr. Art/Music Program 6:00 PM
  Weather Date - 4rd Gr. Art/Music Program
Oak Ridge Orchestra Concert 6:00 PM
  Oak Ridge MS @ Linn-Mar HS Auditorium Grade 5/6
Echo Hill 5th Gr. Orchestra Concert 6:00 PM
  6:00pm 5th Grade & High School Orchestra Concert Linn-Mar High School Auditorium
Linn Grove Orchestra concert 6:00 PM
  at L-MHS Auditorium
Bowman Woods Orchestra Fall Concert 6:00 PM
  5th Gr. & High School Fall Concert at 6 PM in the H.S. Auditorium.
Echo Hill 3rd Grade Music Program 6:30 PM
  6:30pm Echo Hill Gymnasium
Bowman Woods 1st Grade Music Concert 6:30 PM
Westfield 4th Grade Music Program 6:30 PM
  6:30pm, Gym
Wilkins 3rd Grade Music Program 6:30 PM

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Former NBA Player Shares Life Lessons with LMHS Students

Students From All Linn-Mar Buildings Chosen for Statewide Honor Choirs

It's Red Ribbon Week!

Highlights from the October 24th Board of Education Meeting

The Linn-Mar Community Takes Part in America Reads Day

Future Doctors Learn About the Profession First Hand

LMHS Boys' Golf, Best in Metro, Take 3rd at State!

Social Studies Teacher Honored by CR West Rotary

LMHS Inducts New National Honor Society Members

Reminder: Linn-Mar Communication Notification Options

The Roald Dahl Splendiferous Showdown Comes to Westfield

LMHS Seniors Named Commended Students in National Program

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Latest News and Announcements

 Former NBA Player Shares Life Lessons with LMHS Students

LMHS students learned firsthand of the hardships and successes in life through the personal experiences told by Michael Morrison, a representative of SportsWorld.

Morrison played in the NBA and for several countries overseas before becoming a 4th grade special education teacher. Morrison spoke in the auditorium on Wednesday sharing a message of positivity and always believing in yourself despite the struggles you are faced with in life.

For Morrison, he'd always dreamed of playing in the NBA. This dream almost didn't become reality as he was unable to make a positive connection with his school and felt his education was not a priority. Additionally, Morrison said he faced many other challenges in life including getting into big trouble as a teenager and being dyslexic.

Morrison was "very functionally out of control," but turned it around and got his life back in control he said.

Heavily influenced through love and support from his grandmother, Morrison eventually came to understand that it was necessary to make personal sacrifices in order to live out a dream that other people only imagine. At that moment, Morrison recognized that he needed to turn his life around. He focused his efforts on staying out of trouble and on his education so that he could one day live out his dream of playing professional basketball. "Anything good that you can think of, you can accomplish," he said.

Today, Morrison is passionate about his six children and speaking to students to tell his story. He is also very appreciative of academics and life learning as ... more

 Students From All Linn-Mar Buildings Chosen for Statewide Honor Choirs

A total of 27 Linn-Mar students were recently selected for participation in the 31st annual Iowa Opus Honor Choir Festival. Over 3,000 students were nominated by their directors statewide, for 720 positions in the four Opus Honor Choirs.

The four choirs consist of: The 5th and 6th grade choir, The 7th and 8th grade Treble Clef Choir, The 7th and 8th grade Bass Clef Choir and the 9th grade Mixed Choir.

The 27 Linn-Mar students chosen represent all ten buildings at Linn-Mar, elementary through high school.

The students will perform at the Opus Honor Choir Festival, Thursday, November 17th at 4 PM in C.Y. Stephens Auditorium in the Iowa State Center in Ames.

Congratulations, Linn-Mar vocalists!

 It's Red Ribbon Week!

Students at elementary and middle schools across the district are hosting special events, including dress-up days, to raise awareness for Red Ribbon Week.

The week is part of a national campaign to remind students of the dangers of drugs.

This photo was taken at Excelsior Middle School where the day's theme was "Pajama Day".

 Highlights from the October 24th Board of Education Meeting

Below are highlights from last night’s Board of Education meeting. Please note these are just highlights and should not be considered the official minutes.

Special thanks are shared with Dr. Jeff Gustason and the High School students and staff that hosted the meeting, presented, and prepared the meal. The evening was a unique opportunity for the Board and Cabinet to meet at the High School Pride Rock Commons and enjoy a meal prepared by the Family/Consumer Science students.

Information was shared on the following High School programs:

LMHS Writing Center/Riff Room: Student Director Mary Claire Henricksen presented information on the history and purpose of the center. Their mission is, “to foster independent learning and increase the effectiveness of writing across the HS curriculum.” Their goals are: 1) to encourage an investment of time, energy, and focus in writing, 2) to support a culture that values the importance of writing in everyday work, and 3) to foster an attitude and environment of enthusiasm and cooperation in the classroom. The Writing Center is supervised by student leaders and offers tutoring, student volunteer opportunities, and community outreach opportunities. Students who serve as tutors can also earn silver cord hours and credit hours. Click here for additional information on the Writing Center/Riff... more

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