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

 
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Friday, November 21, 2014

Today's events - See full event calendar
 
Oak Ridge Orchestra Concert All Day
  Oak Ridge MS Junior All State Orchestra
Westfield K-5 PRIDE Day! All Day
High School All-State Music Festivals All Day
  Linn-Mar @ Ames
High School Deadline to Declare Credit/Fail for All Day
  Linn-Mar @ Linn-Mar High School
Linn Grove Pride Day All Day
  Wear your Linn Grove clothing!
Excelsior Excelsior Orchestra All Day
  Excelsior MS Jr. All State Orchestra
Excelsior 6th Grade Fun Night All Day
  Excelsior MS @ Excelsior Middle School - Linn-Mar 6th grade students?..There is an activity night on Friday for you here at Excelsior! Open gym in the main gym, video games in the cafeteria, and a dance in the small gym. Admission is $3.00 and concessions will be available. Please enter through the band / PE doors.
District Offices Special Board Meeting 5:00 PM
  A special session will be held at the DoubleTree Hotel in Cedar Rapids beginning at 5:00 PM. Agenda available at: http://www.linnmar.k12.ia.us/Board_of_Education/meetings.asp
High School Basketball: Girls Varsity 5:30 PM
  Thomas Jefferson vs. Away vs. Kennedy, Iowa City West, Thomas Jefferson, Washington, Prairie, Benton Community, Marion IA, Solon, Mount Vernon Community School District @ Cedar Rapids Jefferson High School Linn-Mar will play CR Prairie at 5:30pm

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Cancellation & Delay Procedures at Linn-Mar CSD

School Board Meeting Highlights from November 17, 2014

Linn-Mar Students can now get Office for FREE!

Students Selected for the 2014 Iowa Opus Honor Choir Festival

Honoring our Veterans

LMHS National College Letter of Intent Signing Ceremony

Extreme Makeover: Classroom Edition

Linn-Mar placed on College Board's AP District Honor Roll

Linn-Mar Girls Finish 5th at State Swim Meet

LMHS All-State Music Selections

LMHS Band News

What's the 'BUZZ' at Linn Grove about?

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 Cancellation & Delay Procedures at Linn-Mar CSD
 

Winter has arrived here at Linn-Mar, and so has the threat of inclement weather. It's a good time to review our district's cancellation and delay procedures. (These procedures can also be found on page 47 in the 2014-2015 District Handbook.)

Please avoid calling the school about delays, cancellations or dismissals. Unless you see an announcement, assume school is running as usual.

Linn-Mar Community Schools will not open when travel is too difficult to guarantee the safety of our students. If bad weather forces the closing of schools, we will utilize the following notification system to alert parents and staff of a delay or cancellation. Early closings and activity cancellations, due to adverse weather conditions or other emergencies, will be communicated in the same manner.

All delays, cancellations and early dismissals will be communicated on...

  • District website red "alerts" banner (www.linnmar.k12.ia.us)
  • District Facebook page as status update ("like" Linn-Mar Community Schools)
  • District Twitter for emergency text notifications ("follow us" @lmnotify -OR- text follow lmnotify to 40404 on your cell)
  • TV Stations: KCRG, KFXA, KGAN, KWWL (all TV stations have text alert notification systems as well)
  • Radio Stations: KCCK, KHAK, KKRQ, KMRY, KZIA, WMT

... more


 School Board Meeting Highlights from November 17, 2014
 

At the November 17th Board meeting, the Linn-Mar Board of Education...

Learned about...

  • The ROAR Store designed and operated by students to sell branded apparel
  • Microsoft offering Office 365 to students free!
  • Tax Increment Financing (TIF) impact on Linn-Mar’s property tax levy

Heard about...

  • Current Status on the High School Renovation Plans-Phase II
  • Aquatic Center swim classes, activities, and events from November 2013 to the present
  • District Newsletter mailing to all District residents


 Linn-Mar Students can now get Office for FREE!
 

Everyone at Linn-Mar Community Schools is united behind a single goal – help train our students to succeed and prepare for life. To do that, we’re providing Office to every one of our students, free of charge.

This automatically updatable, subscription-based software ensures your child will always have the latest version of Word, Excel, PowerPoint, OneNote, and more. According to IDC, students with Office skills are better prepared for work in the professional world, providing our students with free access will enable them to better prepare for their future.

  • Install on up to 5 compatible PCs and Macs, plus 5 tablets
  • Use with OneDrive for automatic device syncing
  • Gain valuable skills on the world’s most popular document software
  • Use the same programs as the faculty to ensure full file fidelity

This offer is available to all students at Linn-Mar. Students can get their complimentary Office by visiting Office.com/GetOffice365 and follow the on screen instructions. Contact the school administration or visit install Office on your PC or Mac with Office 365 (http://aka.ms/Y0o21h) for installation assistance.

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 Students Selected for the 2014 Iowa Opus Honor Choir Festival
 

The 2014 Opus Honor Choirs will perform at 4:00 p.m. November 20th in C.Y. Stephens Auditorium in the Iowa State Center in Ames. The Opus Honor Choir Festival is under the auspices of the Iowa Choral Directors Association, Inc.

The following Linn-Mar students were recently selected for participation in the twenty-ninth annual Opus Honor Choir Festival. Over 3500 students were nominated by their directors for 720 positions in the four Opus Honor Choirs. Selections were made by means of a recorded audition.

5th and 6th Grade Select Honor Choir -

Bowman Woods:
Arianna Elmer
Hanna Langley
Kaitlyn Meeker
Vivian Shanley

Indian Creek:
Saylor Botsford
Abby Niemi
Emma Schminke

Linn Grove:
Abigail Schaefer

Novak:
Eve Christensen
Maria Gallagher
Jaidyn Nost
Maddie Nuss

Westfield:
Anna Leff
Hannah Gralund

Excelsior:
Kaitlyn Brunson
Ella Crumley
Olivia Holm
Avery Merta
Madison Sherman

Oakridge:
Avery Hand
Matthew Tofanelli

7th and 8th Grade Select Treble Clef Honor Choir -

Excelsior:
Bailey Sowers

Oakridge:
Aleah Dupree

7th a... more

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