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

 
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Friday, September 19, 2014

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High School Deadline to Declare Credit/Fail for All Day
  Linn-Mar @ Linn-Mar High School
Linn Grove Red Black Track Attack All Day
Oak Ridge Cross Country: 7th/8th All Day
  Cascade vs. Away vs. Cascade @ Cascade High School
Westfield PTO Stride for Pride All Day
  Parking Lot
Bowman Woods Bowman Blast 8:30 AM
  Raindate is Monday the 22nd.
High School Golf: Boys Varsity 9:00 AM
  Cedar Falls vs. Away vs. Cedar Falls, Dubuque Senior, Dubuque Wahlert Catholic High School, Iowa City West, Dubuque Hempstead, Xavier, West Des Moines Valley, Waukee, Cedar Rapids Kennedy, Cedar Rapids Prairie, Jefferson, Dowling Catholic, Southeast Polk, Western Dubuque @ Beaver Hills Country Club
Wilkins 3rd Gr Field Trip 10:45 AM
  3rd grade field trip to Indian Creek Nature Center. All students need a sack lunch.
Excelsior Cross Country: 7th/8th 4:00 PM
  Cascade vs. Away vs. Cascade @ Fillmore Fairways Country Club
High School Football: Sophomore 5:00 PM
  Linn-Mar vs. Washington @ Linn-Mar High School - Linn-Mar Stadium
High School Football: Sophomore 5:00 PM
  Linn-Mar vs. Washington @ Linn-Mar High School
Linn Grove RBTA Family Fun Run/Walk 5:30 PM
  5:30 - 8:30 pm
High School Football: Varsity 7:15 PM
  Linn-Mar vs. Washington @ Linn-Mar High School - Linn-Mar Stadium
High School Football: Varsity 7:15 PM
  Linn-Mar vs. Washington @ Linn-Mar High School

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 Safety Notification from LMCSD
 

Late this morning, while mowing by the high school tennis courts, Linn-Mar grounds staff found contraband material. The Marion Police Department has removed the material. A walk through of the main campus verifies that the campus is safe and secure.


 Teaching Students to Write with a HOOK!
 

And catching a great example of how Teacher Leadership works at Linn-Mar!

Finding a creative way to teach some of our younger students to write is one challenge recently taken on within Linn-Mar's new Teacher Leadership program. Through this program Molly Dabroski, Instructional Strategist at Wilkins Elementary, has been co-planning and co-teaching with Betsy Bushlack, a fourth grade teacher.

Ms. Bushlack told her Instructional Strategist that she would like her students to improve their writing, and she wanted to start with narrative writing. Her goal was for students to be able to "hook" their reader with a bold beginning.

The dynamitc team co-taught several lessons on good hooks and made many anchor charts to help students remember the important aspects of personal narrative writing. For a fun and creative grand finale to the unit, the classroom teacher and the instructional strategist dressed up at fisherman with poles for students to grasp the importance of writing good hooks.

When asked about the value of having an Instructional Strategist to work with, Ms. Bushlack commented, “The co-planning and co-teaching have been wonderful!”

This is a great example of what teacher leaders do in our schools. They work with our teachers to improve their adult content knowledge and instructional practice to make a difference on how our students learn.


 LMCSD's next Parent University
 

Computer safety in tech savvy world

Tuesday, September 23rd at 6:30pm

LRC Board Room

Our children are growing up in a tech savvy world. With their personal use of ever-changing social media sites like Instagram, Vine, SnapChat, Twitter, Facebook, Google+ and YouTube, parental knowledge about online security is needed more than ever. Linn-Mar parents and community members are invited to this special Parent University learning opportunity discussing general family computing safety and how to maintain a controlled home network.

Resident expert and Bowman Woods father, Patrick Morrissey, will share ways to protect young users by establishing safe guards with the technology in your home and demonstrate a way to seize control of what your kids can access from your home network.

Morrissey, is a Cyber Security Engineer with Rockwell Collins International who has worked in the information security field since 1996. He holds a Masters Degree in Computer Engineering and Information Assurance from Iowa State University, a CISSP (Certified Information System Security Professional) certification, and serves as attack coordinator for the University of Alaska Cyber Defense Competition (CDC). His time is divided between work, designing and testing security architectures for commercial aircraft systems and at home, where he helps to raise “his little hack... more


 Friday Night Football Festivities on 9/19
 

Friday night’s football game at Linn-Mar Stadium will be extra festive this week! Linn-Mar will host the ESPN 1600 Tailgate Tour starting at 3:30pm. The Tailgate Tour will be located at Linn-Mar High School door #10 (outside main gym) and they’ll have some fun booths for kids, hand out promotional items and serve free pizza. The radio station will conduct live interviews with Linn-Mar’s Athletic Director Scott Mahmens and Associate Athletic Director Tonya Moe – along with Linn-Mar’s head coaches of football, boys and girls basketball, volleyball and cross country.

This Friday night Linn-Mar will also be recognizing our youth football teams! Students in their Linn-Mar MYFA and middle school jerseys get into the game for free.

Linn-Mar MYFA and middle school teams will meet their coaches and sit in the lower South bleacher (next to the high school section) during the sophomore game. With 5 min left in the sophomore 4th quarter, there will be an announcement for all youth players to meet down on the track on the SW corner, near the finish line. As soon as the sophomore game ends, the game announcer will recognize each of these teams as the coaches and student athletes pass by their fans on the Stadium track. (Student athletes will not go onto the football field.)

After the recognition program, middle school age kids (6th-8th) should be sitting with their parents or in the Middle School sections of the bleachers. Younger students will need to sit with t... more

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