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Fun, Food, and Football 
Join the Tornado Booster Club at a tailgate TONIGHT - October 21!! Pack the stands and cheer the Tornado football team on to a victory!
Hamburger, Chips and a Drink for only $5!  
Serving from 6:00 pm until Gone!
Sponsored by Central Bank - Go Big Green!


Will be held in the Middle School Media Center on Monday, October 24, 2016 at 7:00 pm. Click HERE for the agenda.

9th Grade Parents!!!

Reminder! Gear Up Parent Meeting

Tuesday, October 25th

6:30-8:00 pm

High School Media Center

Don’t miss out on the opportunity to hear more information about Gear Up!!

The community of Storm Lake will be experiencing a reality when the final touches are completed on a state of the art auditorium in August of 2016.

The auditorium has been discussed and dismissed since 1962 and, thanks to the directors of the Storm Lake Board of Education, will finally become a reality. Our goal is to provide a state of the art  instrument that will allow the audience to not only hear the music, but to be able to feel it as well. 

We are asking the community to come together and help us achieve the goal of acquiring this instrument by donating to the Storm Lake Music Booster Steinway fund. Together we can make all our dreams come true.  If you have any questions regarding your contribution or the Steinway, please contact Jeff Tollefson at 712-732-8065 or email at: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

Why Steinway...
  • Synonymous with excellence
  • Handcrafted/exceptional quality
  • Most responsive touch in the world
  • Tone set to venue
  • Have increased in value for the last one and a half centuries
  • At any time during the lifetime of your purchase you can trade in your Steinway and receive the FULL AMOUNT ORIGINALLY PAID in credit towards a new Steinway of greater value.

Pleae consider being a part of what so many people have wished for and to have, an auditorium with an instrument of this magnitude.  Our School District, our students and our community deserve an instrument of this caliber.  There are more expensive pianos and less expensive pianos, but the Steinway is truly the right choice for our auditorium.


Upcoming Events

Monday, October 17
4:30 pm 9th Grade Volleyball Tournament @ Cherokee
6:00 pm 9/10 Football vs OA-BCIG @ Ida Grove
Tuesday, October 18
4:15 pm 7th Grade Football vs Cherokee T
4:15 pm 8th Grade Football vs Cherokee H
6:30 pm Girls Swimming vs SC North/Spencer @ Spencer
Wednesday, October 19
8:00 am PSAT @ HS
7:00 pm Regional Volleyball vs Webster City T
7:00 pm School Board Meeting @ Central Office
Thursday, October 20
4:00 pm Cross Country vs Spencer T
Friday, October 21
  End of 1st Quarter
8:00 am Music Department Fundraiser Begins
TBD 7-12 Mass Band Performance
Saturday, October 22
8:00 am ACT @ MS Media Center
TBD HS All State Music Auditions
Sunday, October 23



In the Spotlight

Several Storm Lake Middle School Band Students have been selected to participate in the 49th annual  Northwest Iowa Junior High Honor Band Festival.

On Saturday, October 15th, over 330 7th and 8th grade band students from 38 Northwest Iowa schools auditioned for positions in the 2 select honor bands. 

Approximately 190 students were chosen.  These selected students will perform a concert at Storm Lake High School on Saturday, November 5th. 

Selected for this band were:  Ellen Scully, flute; Sarah Olson, Eric Ni and Saw Moo, clarinet; Katrin Musel, horn and Owen Lenzmeier, percussion.  Sarah Olson was additionally selected for the All Iowa 8th Grade Honor Band based on the quality of her audition. 

Storm Lake Middle School  band directors are Barbara Wells and Austin Heims. Guest conductors for the honor band festival will be Mr. Myron Peterson, Director of Bands at Urbandale High School in Urbandale, Iowa and Mrs. Julie Forney, retired Middle School Band Director from Okoboji Middle School.


Ahoy, mates! The SLES Family Fun Night on Oct. 13th was a big success! 461 pirates were present - and the ship was rocking with tower-building, math problem-solving, and a reading scavenger hunt! All mates left with bags of goodies from community partners, and lots of free books! Arrrrrrrrr, if you missed out, plan to come in the spring! Be sure to check our Facebook page for the complete photo album!

East Early Childhood students and staff enjoyed their annual trip to the Skibsted Farm.  The students were able to experience fall on the farm!!  They were able to take a hay rack ride through the bean field, pick soybeans and corn, check out the huge combine, pick pumpkins, and feed the animals from the Meyer Petting Zoo.  A huge thank you to Dave and Connie Skibsted, Al Buckingham, and The Meyer's for making this experience possible for our students! 
hay ride prek farm fun
boy goat ice cream farm fun
child goat petting farm fun
Check out more great pictures from our visit on the district Facebook page:
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