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

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 Linn Grove Students Earn Special Reward

Our responsible, respectful and ready to learn Linn Grove students recently reached a whopping 18,000 red tickets through the school’s PBIS initiative. As a reward, the entire student body was treated to a special sports-themed assembly to honor their hard work.

The students and staff at Linn Grove wore their sports attire and kicked off the assembly with Linn-Mar Cheer leading them in the district’s fight song. The cheer squad also performed a few of their stellar stunts for the enthusiastic audience.

Special guests included some of Linn-Mar’s well-known students athletes including Falon Corey – LM Poms, Ryan Schmidt – LM Football, Nic Uhlir – LM Basketball, Lane Halupnik – LM Basketball, Paige Simoens – LM Cheer, Cassidy Burkle – LM Cheer & Iowa Elite Cheer Coach, Olivia Garcia – LM Soccer, Leroy Enzanasi – LM and Regional Soccer who represented the US in Costa Rica. LMHS’s student athletes introduced themselves and then answered some inspired questions posed by the elementary students.

Jaime Printy, Linn-Mar’s head coach for Girls Basketball and former Linn-Mar and University of Iowa player, gave an inspiring talk about being a student athlete at Linn-Mar. Andy Kuempel, who graduated from LMHS and went on to play football for Iowa, also encouraged the young students to challenge themselves in life. And KCRG’s Scott Saville delivered a motivational talk about the importance in believing in yourself. Other well-known athletes appeared in short vid... more

 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 (
  • 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

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 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 and follow the on screen instructions. Contact the school administration or visit install Office on your PC or Mac with Office 365 ( for installation assistance.

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