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

 
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Tuesday, April 21, 2015

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Westfield RUNNING CLUB All Day
Wilkins 5th Grade LEO field trip All Day
  5th grade LEO trip to University of Iowa Chemistry lab
High School Baseball Camp All Day
  Linn-Mar @ Oak Ridge Middle School, Baseball Field 4:00pm-5:30pm Boys 2nd-5th Grades 5:30pm-7pm Boys 6th-8th Grades
High School Student Council Meeting All Day
  Linn-Mar @ Upper Commons, Linn-Mar High School
Bowman Woods F.T. 5th gr. LEO 8:45 AM
High School Golf: Girls JV 3:15 PM
  Xavier vs. Away vs. Iowa City West, Thomas Jefferson, Xavier @ St. Andrews Golf Course (Date Changed from 04-20-15)
Excelsior Tennis Black: Girls 7th/8th 3:30 PM
  Excelsior MS vs. McKinley Middle School @ Excelsior Middle School - Excelsior Middle School - Linn-Mar
Excelsior Tennis Red: Girls 7th/8th 3:30 PM
  Oak Ridge MS vs. Away vs. Oak Ridge MS @ Oak Ridge Middle School
Oak Ridge Soccer: Boys 7th/8th 3:30 PM
  Prairie MS vs. Away vs. Prairie MS @ Prairie Point (Rescheduled from 04-20-15)
Oak Ridge Tennis Black: Girls 7th/8th 3:30 PM
  Oak Ridge MS vs. Excelsior MS @ Oak Ridge - Oak Ridge Middle School
Oak Ridge Tennis Red: Girls 7th/8th 3:30 PM
  Roosevelt Middle vs. Away vs. Roosevelt Middle @ Roosevelt Middle School
High School Soccer: Girls Varsity 4:15 PM
  Dubuque Wahlert Catholic High School vs. Away vs. Dubuque Wahlert Catholic High School @ Wahlert Catholic High School
High School Track and Field: Girls Varsity 4:30 PM
  Dubuque Hempstead vs. Away vs. Dubuque Hempstead @ Dalzell Field @ Dubuque Senior High School
High School Track and Field: Girls JV 4:30 PM
  Dubuque Hempstead vs. Away vs. Dubuque Senior, Dubuque Wahlert Catholic High School, Dubuque Hempstead, Xavier, Cascade, North Scott @ Dalzell Field @ Dubuque Senior High School
High School Soccer: Boys Sophomore 5:15 PM
  Linn-Mar vs. Dubuque Wahlert Catholic High School @ Linn-Mar High School - Linn-Mar Stadium
High School Soccer: Girls JV1 6:00 PM
  Dubuque Wahlert Catholic High School vs. Away vs. Dubuque Wahlert Catholic High School @ Wahlert Catholic High School
Echo Hill EH K Music Program 6:30 PM
High School Soccer: Boys Varsity 7:00 PM
  Linn-Mar vs. Dubuque Wahlert Catholic High School @ Linn-Mar High School - Linn-Mar Stadium

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2015-2016 School Calendar

Linn-Mar LIONS & Volunteer Award Recipients Honored

LMHS achieves Level1 certification in Marzano High Reliability Schools

State Solo and Ensemble Update from the Music Department

Oak Ridge TAG students to compete at state competition

College Letter of Intent Signing Ceremony

Linn-Mar Baseball Camp - CANCELLED

Linn-Mar names new Associate Superintendent

2015-2016 School Calendar Announced

LMHS Winter Athletic Achievements announced for 2014-2015 School Year

A Journey to America starts at Echo Hill

Marion Police Department's 5K 4 K9 Event

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Latest News and Announcements


 2015-2016 School Calendar
 

In order to meet the requirements of Senate File 227 which set the school start date and repealed the innovative calendar option in Iowa, the Board held a public hearing and took action on April 20, 2015, to choose hours over days for the 2015-2016 school year only.

This action means:

  • No changes to the Diamond calendar approved on April 6th which is the same general calendar that the district has operated under for many years.
  • Any full days missed due to inclement weather, etc., will be made up as usual.
  • Late starts/early dismissals may be covered by the buffer of hours that exists, but the Board reserves the right to decide makeup hours.
  • The Calendar Committee can work over the summer/fall to develop an updated 180 day calendar that meets the letter of the new law and addresses district interests for the 2016-2017 school year and beyond.


 Linn-Mar LIONS & Volunteer Award Recipients Honored
 

Recently Linn-Mar Community Schools named the 2015 LIONS and Volunteer Award Recipients. The following recipients were honored at a recognition ceremony on Wednesday, April 15, 2015:

Katie Mulholland, Ed.D. - LEGEND AWARD
Katie Mulholland’s drive to keep Linn-Mar’s students in the forefront of every decision she makes while upholding the District’s mission to inspire learning, unlock potential and empower achievement is well-known. Katie has led us through unprecedented growth with enrollment increasing by more than 2,000 students in just twelve years. With that growth also came major upgrades to our facilities – the building of three new elementary schools, the HS Colton Center, the Transportation and Operations & Maintenance facility, and renovating an existing elementary building into the LRC; as well as major improvements to athletic facilities including an unrivaled all-purpose Stadium, a state-of-the-art Aquatics Center, and a first-rate Softball/Baseball Complex. Katie has also led many successful campaigns for bond referendums, PPEL renewals, and the one cent sales tax to ensure our financial stability; at the same time, the District property tax rate has steadily decreased. Katie has also developed a safe and nurturing school system that prepares our students for their futures by supporting the District’s Olweus (anti-bullying) program, our Early Childhood Blended Program, ELL programming, the School Administration Manager program, as well as by establishing Professional Learning Communities and an exciting new Teache... more


 LMHS achieves Level1 certification in Marzano High Reliability Schools
 

Linn-Mar High School is pleased to announce the achievement of Level 1 certification in Marzano High Reliability Schools™. This Level 1 certification means Linn-Mar High School has created a “Safe and Collaborative Culture,” which is the foundation for every level that follows. Without such a culture, student achievement will be compromised. Day-to-day school operations are addressed and evaluated in Level 1.

The high reliability school (HRS) program was created by Marzano Research to help transform schools into organizations that take proactive steps to ensure student success. Using a research-based five-level hierarchy, along with leading and lagging indicators, educators learn to assess, monitor, and confirm the effectiveness of their schools.

Administrators at Linn-Mar are making it a priority to implement a way to continually monitor the effectiveness of the high school. “By identifying and monitoring specific indicators and putting ourselves in a constant state of assessment and improvement, we will be able to respond more quickly and effectively,” said Dr. Jeff Gustason, principal at Linn-Mar High School. “It’s our ongoing responsibility to ensure the high reliability of a safe and collaborative culture in our school. The HRS process helps structure our ability to monitor our effectiveness and to respond quickly when we are not being as effective as we need to be.”

This framework, based on 40 years of educational research, defines five progressive levels of performance that a school must master to become an HRS&mdas... more


 State Solo and Ensemble Update from the Music Department
 

On Saturday, April 18, the Linn-Mar High School Band program received an impressive 57 division I (Superior) ratings, 27 division II’s (Excellent), and 4 division III’s (Good) at the State Solo and Ensemble Contest.

Special kudos to Evan Brown, french horn solo and Joshua Yem, oboe solo for being named "Best of Center" performers!

Students from the Linn-Mar High School Vocal Music program also participated in the Iowa High School Music Association State Solo and Small Ensemble Festival. Those participating posted exemplary results with 24 division I (Superior) ratings, 10 division II ratings (Excellent), and 2 division III ratings (Good).

All four of the large vocal ensembles that performed received division I ratings with near perfect scores on their ballots.

Congratulations to these outstanding Linn-Mar musicians! Go Lions!

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