Welcome to LEEP Booster (from District Newsletter)
LeMars Education Enhancement Project
Reflecting on the 2016 year, L.E.E.P. members are reminded of how successful this organization has become. The quote “Never doubt that a small group of thoughtful committed citizens can change the world. Indeed, it’s the only thing that ever has”- Margaret Meade, is fitting regarding L.E.E.P. March 23, 2009 was the first meeting of a group of concerned parents, grandparents, and friends of the LeMars Community School district. Concerns stemmed from the district experiencing budget cuts due to reduced federal and state funding. These cuts in turn would reduce supplies, materials, and textbooks that directly impacted the students. What started as a vision of a small group has grown to a vital part of student achievement. The following teacher requests were honored during the November meeting:
● Kari Gengler, Kindergarten Kluckhohn, monies to purchase a CD player, four adjustable headphones, junction box with volume controls to be used in a student learning center.
● Palsma,Sitzmann/Stevenson, 2nd grade Kluckhohn, sets of eight books for shared reading with ten different stories. Texts come from the Roots on Reading Series. ● Trevor Hightree, 4th grade Kluckhohn, Three Gold’s Folding Cycle Pedals that students used during guided reading.
● Mary Baue, MS Special Education, renewal subscription for EdHelper resources for special education students.
● Jill Brown on behalf of Lauren Husman 8th grade science, materials needed to create a genetics unit for use with the Next Generation Science Standards.
● Lauren Husman, 8th grade science, Two science units: an Ecosystems Bundles and an Evolution Bundle. Units include power points, handouts, labs, interactive notebooks task cards, along with vocabulary and word wall.
● Leigha Scheitler and Linda Cline 1st grade Franklin, Math Workshop resources for interventions.
● Shawn Starr HS English, Contemporary Literature Teacher resource.
● Mary Boehmer, 5th grade Franklin, 12 titles 50 books total. Titles include but not limited to: “What was the Lewis and Clark Expedition”? and “What was the Great Depression”?
● Kevin Westhoff, PE Clark and Franklin, equipment for use in physical education classes such as bats, balls, team vests, etc.
Total monies given back to the students in the month of November Thank you to all for the continued support. The next regular meeting is Monday, December 5, 2016 at 5:30 p.m., room A-09 in the middle school. Enter door “C” off Stadium Drive. The meetings are open to the public.