Linn-Mar Community School District
2999 N. Tenth Street, Marion, IA 52302
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Thursday, August 21, 2014

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Oak Ridge 7th Grade Vocal Parent's Meeting All Day
  Oak Ridge MS @ Oak Ridge Middle School Vocal Meeting is 5:30 - 5:45
Oak Ridge 7th Grade Orchestra Parent's Meeti All Day
  Oak Ridge MS @ Oak Ridge Middle School Orchestra Meeting is 5:50 - 6:05
Oak Ridge 7th Grade Band Parent's Meeting All Day
  Oak Ridge MS @ Oak Ridge Middle School Band Meeting is 6:10 - 6:25
Oak Ridge 7th Grade Parent Night All Day
  Oak Ridge MS @ Oak Ridge Middle School 7th Grade Parent Night is 6:30 - 8:10.
Novak 1st Gr. Parent Meeting 5:30 PM
  Please come and find out what your child will be learning in first grade. This meeting is intended for parents only.
Westfield 2nd Grade Parent Night 6:00 PM
  6:00 pm, Multi-Purpose Room
Westfield 5th Grade Parent Night 6:30 PM
  6:30 pm in Classrooms

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 Linn-Mar ACT Scores show gain

ACT results are reported for the 2014 graduating seniors from Linn-Mar High School. 76% of seniors from this group took the ACT and the district composite score was up from the previous year, from 24.2 to 24.5.

Average ACT scores at Linn-Mar CSD were higher than state averages in every area:

  • Tested Area; District Average; State Average
  • English; 23.6; 21.5
  • Mathematics; 24.4; 21.4
  • Reading; 24.9; 22.5
  • Science; 24.8; 22.2
  • Composite; 24.5; 22.0

According to ACT findings, the percent of ACT-tested students ready for college-level coursework at Linn-Mar was also significantly higher than state percentages.

The ACT consists of curriculum-based tests of educational development in areas designed to measure the skills needed for success in first year college coursework.

 Healthy Kids Initiative at Linn-Mar CSD

The staff at Linn-Mar Community Schools has committed to promoting the health and well-being of our students. In accordance with Linn-Mar’s designation as a Blue Zones School District, new procedures will be implemented in the 2014-2015 school year to provide students with healthier lifestyle choices in regards to birthday celebrations in the classroom.

Student birthdays may be celebrated at school. However, students will be encouraged to no longer bring food or beverages to share with classmates. Instead, birthdays can be celebrated with non-food options including (but not limited to) name recognition on the school announcements, a special acknowledgement from the school office and classroom recognitions (i.e. birthday crowns, sit with a special friend at lunch, being designated as the line leader for the day, etc.). Students may also choose to bring in nonfood items to share with classmates and school staff such as pencils, special note pads, pens, other writing tools, etc.

Please contact your child’s school with any questions about the new way to celebrate birthdays.

 Bohnenkamp advanced to Nationals in history contest

After months of intensive research and success at the regional contest in Iowa City and the state contest in Des Moines, Rachel Bohnenkamp an 8th grader at Excelsior Middle School advanced on to the National level and presented her project, a website, “Betty Friedan: Changing the Rights and Responsibilities of Women” at the annual Kenneth E. Behring National History Day contest, held at the University of Maryland College Park Campus in the Washington, D.C. area in June.

Each fall over half a million students worldwide begin the year-long National History Day (NHD) program, competing in a series of history contests in their local schools, regions and states. The top students in each category are selected for participation in the national contest. Participating students choose their own topics of study and research from original sources based on the theme, Rights and Responsibilities. NHD students research historic documents and artifacts, conduct oral histories, search the Internet for information on their topics, and travel to historic sites. They present their work in a variety of ways, by creating exhibits, documentaries, performances, websites, or historical research papers.

“Every student who enters a National History Day contest is a winner for the skills they gain during their participation,” said NHD Executive Director Dr. Cathy Gorn. “The work these kids do is truly remarkable, and those who reach the national level are engaging in research and critical thinking ... more

 Linn-Mar Welcomes New Teachers

As we start the 2014-2015 school year, Linn-Mar Community Schools invites our community to welcome our new teaching staff.

To find out more about Linn-Mar's newest teachers, click here: Linn-Mar's 2014-2015 Incoming Teachers

Go Lions!

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