2011-2012 School Year
Special Olympic Athletes placed first at the district meet at North Scott on April 14th. Five gold medalists will advance to the State meet in Ames: Darrian Balk, EJ Layne, Kayli Mayer, Tiffany Sims and Riley Gerber.
Local Reflection Winners from LMS were Jullian Bradour in Literature; Lucas Larkin, Hannah Burken, Bam Fisher and Emily Huston in Photography, Emma Gettes, Audrey Smith, Meagin Sichterman and Molly Norman in Visual Arts. Eighth grade LMS student Emily Huston won 2nd place in the photography category at the State Level.
Future Problem Solvers included Sydney Smith, Sadie Nickles, Riley Hubbart, Madison Rush and Grace Dornbush. Sixth grade studetn Sydney Smith and seventh grade students Grace Dornbush and Madison Rush competed in the state Future Problem Solving competition which was held in Ames on April 13th and 14th.
In the Modern Woodman Speech Contest 8 students overall competed with Riley Hubbart, Sadie Nickles and Heather Morley all advancing to the County/District Level 2 competition which was held o April 17th in Rock Island. At the district level Riley Hubbart placed 2nd and Heather Morley placed 3rd. Riley Hubbart qualified to advance to State Competition.
Chris Hartley, LMS art teacher, was selected as a winner in the My Favorite Teacher Contest sponsored by Channel 8 WQAD TV news. Seventh grade student Taitum Strube nominated Mr. Hartley.
The Gold Key was awarded to the Archery Club in May. Since the LMS Archery club started in 2009 there has been over 353 students participating in archery.
The Gold Key Award was presented to Tom McCormick, the coach for Special Olympics. Mr McCormick represented the CCSD at the district and state levels with athletes in basketball skills and track and field. Mr McCormick also is an Archery club coach.
On March 9th our 7th grade team and students presented a Culture Fair to the school and community - a celebration of world cultures.
Our band experienced tremendous success at the annual Solo Festival, as the band students earned the following awards: #1 Superior rating for 92 students, #2 Excellent ratings for 34 students and #3 Good ratings for 7 students.
Both the LMS 6th grade Band and the 7th and 8th grade Concert Band earned #1 Superior Ratings at the Clinton Middle School Band Festival performance in March. Clinicians judged the bands, and then worked with them on stage for a meaningful experience.
Honors Band was held February 25th in Oelwein. Band members chosen were Jill Schmidt, Audrey Smith and Jordan Woods.
Honors Orchestra students represented the Middle School students on March 3rd in Cedar Rapids. Students selected included Alex Mussmann, Sadie Nickles, Jennifer Lin, Luke Boyd, Olivia Bechtal, Riley Hubbart and Molly Anderson.
The Fish Finatic Club was featured in "Fish Aquarium International" magazine. This group continues to maintain a 125 gallon aquarium in our LRC. They are collecting pop tabs for the Ronald McDonald House in Iowa City. Their goal is to collect 128,000 tabs or 100 pounds.
The 6th grade class will participate in Join Hands Day, an annual community service project on Friday, May 4. They will be cleaning up the school grounds in addition to doing other landscaping projects around the school.
Music teacher Mark Kapusinski served as the guest conductor for the Tri County Music Festival in April.
Track Records Broken during this season:
8th grade girls: Distance Medley Relay: 200 Abby Mulholland, 200 Hannah Burken, 400 Elle Tubbs, 800 Paiton Schultheis 4.57.25. This record was set previously in 2003.
8th grade girls: 800 Meter Medley Relay: 100 Audrey Smith, 100 Abby Mulholland, 200 Hannah Burken, 400 Elle Tubbs 2.05.71. This record was previously set in 2005.
8th grade girls: 1600 Meter Relay: Hannah Burken, Paiton Schultheis, McKenzie Petersen, Elle Tubbs ran the race in 4.32.39. This record was previously set in 1991.