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Prom Schedule:
6:30 pm-7:30 pm Grand March @ SLHS Gymnasium
7:30 pm-7:45 pm Travel time to King’s Pointe Ballroom
7:45 pm-8:45 pm Banquet meal catered by Regatta Grille
8:45 pm-12:00 am
Dance @ King’s Pointe Ballroom
Doors will be closed at 9:00 pm
12:00-3:00 am After Prom @ SL Middle School

SLHS Physics Students in Regional Competition

Elementary Book Fair - UNDER THE SEA

The Storm Lake Elementary School has a Scholastic Book Fair twice a year as a fundraiser.  This year, the school decided to use the money raised from both book fairs to bring author Jacqueline Briggs Martin to speak to the kids on April 14th.

The students also had the opportunity to buy her book "Snowflake Bentley" which recently won a Caldecott Award and have her autograph it when she visits.  This book fair's theme was "Under the Sea" complete  with decorations to match.  The Scholastic Book Fairs are always looked forward to by the students and the teachers!


Ken Meissner from Buena Vista University shared this video link about how one student responded to being bullied with Dale Carver who in turn passed it on to the school district.  Principals and several teachers have shown and discussed this video with their students. 

Now we would like to share the link with you.  Our hope is the video will continue the discussion of strategies all of us can use to decrease the incidents of bullying in our community.

Upcoming Events

  Monday, March 23
  Girls Soccer Practice Begins
Drivers Education Registrations 6:00-8:00 pm @ SLMS
Dance Squad Banquet 6:30 pm @ HS
  Tuesday, March 24
  EARLY DISMISSAL East/Elem/MS 12:35 / HS 12:45
MS Jazz Clinic @ LeMars Gehlen
Football Cheer Practice 1:00-3:30 pm @ HS
Adventure Club 1:00-5:00 @ Elementary
Parent Teacher Conferences 1:00-7:30 pm
Cheer/Dance Squad Parent Meeting 5:00-6:00 pm @ HS
  Wednesday, March 25
  Dance Squad Tryout Practice 3:30-6:00 pm @ HS Gym
  Thursday, March 26
  EARLY DISMISSAL East/Elem/MS 12:35 / HS 12:45
Adventure Club 1:00-5:30 pm @ Elementary
Cheer/Dance Squad Try Outs 1:00-5:30 pm @ HS Gym
Parent Teacher Conferences 1:00-7:30 pm
MS Solo Festival 3:00-5:00 pm
  Friday, March 27
  Saturday, March 28
  State Solo/Ensemble Music Festival
  Sunday, March 29



In the Spotlight

2015-2016 Academic Calendar
The Board of Education approved the Academic Calendar for 2015-16 which can be found here.

4th Graders Work in Fractions
4th graders recently worked with fractions in a practical way.  Students worked in small groups with recipes to either increase or decrease the ingredients.  Projects inlcuded molasses cookies, energy bites, honey oatmeal cookies, Jungle Gem snack mix, Cheerios breakfast cookies and cinnamon sugar chocolate pretzels.  

After figuring out the new recipe, the students had to put together the needed ingredients and proceed to follow the directions. Several of the recipes had to be baked in the school kitchen.  Once completed, students got to sample the finished products.  All extras were sent home with the class cooks.

7th Grade Gear Up! Grants
On Monday, March 16th the 7th grade students from SLMS were the recipients of the Gear Up! grant.  This grant comes from a discretionary grant program through the U.S. Department of Education.  Through finanacial aid and information support, the grant is designed to increase the number of students who enter and succeed in post-secondary education.  Our 7th graders were among the few recipients.

History Day 2015
SLMS recently hosted the AEA Prairie Lakes regional competition for History Day 2015.  Eighty-six students in grades 6 through 12 from Storm Lake, Albert City-Truesdale, Spencer, Estherville-Lincoln Central, Ruthven-Ayrshire, Manson-Northwest Webster, Newell-Fonda, Fort Dodge, and Southeast Valley schools competed. 

These students created projects including websites, historical exhibits, documentaries and performances based on the theme "Leadership and Legacy in History". We are very proud of the efforts of each student involved in the research.

Two of the Storm Lake CSD students who competed will continue on to the state competition:  Tawney Schreier and Cody.
Twenty-eight middle school students competed and sixteen of those will travel to Des Moines:  Ben Gallagher and Mark Eddie; Tyler Dvergsten, Luke Nicholson and Nyakim Tut; Seth Berglund, Christopher Boom and Raul Arevalo-Ramirez; Emma Kenkel, Chloe Lalone and Grant Gasner; Jessi Baker; Molly Gallagher; and Ethan Courter.
Special thanks to Buena Vista University's  library staff for assisting us with over 120 inter-library loans.  Thanks also to those who volunteered their time and efforts in judging all of the outstanding projects.  Students who were the top two in each category will strengthen their projects and attend the state compeition on May 4th at the Iowa Events Center in Des Mones.
Don't forget lunch with Kreative Kitchen.  Check out the menu here.