9/28/2018 News Update

Homecoming activities have finished up at L-M. And even though we lost the big homecoming game to Mediapolis, there was still plenty to celebrate.... 

Our 6th graders spent some time in the afternoon painting the sidewalk around the football field. This is an annual tradition.

Mallory Hohenadel & Cody Calvelage were crowned homecoming queen & king! 

We had approximately 40 alumni football players return home for the football game. They were honored on the 50 yard line at half time. Pictured above, current players are shown high-fiving the alumni.

Thursday, September 13 was class color day! 


Elementary students (and faculty) celebrated "class color" day for homecoming. Elementary faculty were tie-dyed. 2nd graders, Walker Riggan & Jacob Kemper, sport their red! And a group of 3rd graders showed off their green! 


 Sophomores wore pink. Pictured are: Hayden Calvelage, Mallory Mashek, Kylee Sanders, Abbie Kinsley & Hannah McConnaha.

Juniors rocked their green.

Seniors shown in blue! 

Friday was black & gold day.


Jalynn Phillips, Peyton Raisbeck & Madi Smith                      Owen Pugh                                       Alexis Miller, Madelyn Wilson, Elizabeth Alberhasky, Ella Eaton & Rylee Hotchkiss


In other news.....  



Eleven of our seniors attended the Muscatine Area National Council on Youth Leadership seminar. They were chosen based on their leadership abilities, skills, and potential in both school and community. Wednesday, September 12 they were honored at the NCYL Youth Salute. Emma Freyermuth was awarded with a $100 scholarship! Mariah Pugh was a recipient of a $500 scholarship and will attend the youth Town Meeting on Tomorrow leadership seminar in St Louis!!
Please congratulate them on this honor. 
Back Row Left to Right: Shelly Longstreth, Sophie Sneddon, Emma Freyermuth, Mariah Pugh, Megan Keniston, Maddie Mashek
Front Row Left to Right: Phoebe Brant, Katie Hearn, Mallory Hohenadel, Erin Bramble, Sarah Martinez

Our new football coach, Coach Gabe, sent his players over to read to our elementary students. Players went in pairs and read stories in every grade level at the elementary school. We believe that playing sports is about so much more than what you do on the field. Having these young men interact with our next generation of falcons was a very rewarding experience for all. Attached are a few photos. 

The Lion's Club of Fruitland chose 2018 Graduates and art students Isaac O'Neal and Alexis Watson's design concept for a planned All Veteran's Memorial.  Their design Unity, Sacrifice, Freedom, and Peace centers around a pyramid with each side devoted to and reflecting the four aspects of service.  The monument is slated to be located at the Island Cemetery in Fruitland.  Planning and fundraising for this project is still in progress.  Congratulations to Alexis and Isaac!
The team of art students - Alexis Watson, Isaac O'Neal, Riley Skidmore, Olivia Danz, Amy Magana, Isabella Johnson, Kayla Shader, Trenton Brewer, and Austin Connally, along with Mrs. Noble - met regularly last spring to work on concepts for this project.  Thank you to the Lion's Club for including L-M Art students in this process.  

Muscatine YMCA Hosts Parent Workshop

“A Parent’s Role in Managing ADHD, Learning Issues and Life”

          Presented by: Diane Dempster, MHSA, CPC, PCC

                                  Elaine Taylor-Klaus, CPPC, PCC

Description: Do you get tired of repeating yourself, losing your cool, micromanaging your kids or triggering, defensive reactions? You can improve communication and shift behaviors with a coach-approach to parenting. In this engaging, interactive presentation, leading world experts on parenting and ADHD, Elaine Taylor Klaus and Diane Dempster, will teach fundamental strategies (that you can use right away) to cultivate ownership and independence-for even most complex kids. Come with questions-there will be time for Q & A!

When: Thursday, October 18th

           6:30-8:30 p.m. (Q & A afterwards)

Where: Muscatine YMCA

            1823 Logan Street

             Muscatine, Iowa

Cost:FREE!! Refreshments provided!!

Families register with:

        Rachel Terry, 563-263-8476 This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.



From the Art Teacher, Mrs. Noble..... 
Falcon Community,
If you have not had the opportunity to see Stephenee's latest photos, ask her about them and congratulate her.  She received blue ribbons on all six of her entries at the Louisa County fair and she could only take four to State. Two of those won blue ribbons, one red, and one white.  Pretty impressive. She continues to grow and mature as an artist.   So proud of her! Shown below is one of her works.
She also gave a presentation about her work process and photographs to my photo 1 class this week. It was so well done that if I had been wearing socks that day it would have knocked 'em off. :)
Barbara Noble

Island Lighthouse Food Pantry

Open Third Tuesday of Month

2:00 pm---5:30 pm

Island United Methodist Church

2598 Stewart Road

Muscatine, Iowa


Serving L-M School District

and Fruitland Township


Identification with name and

proof of current address required


This institution is an equal opportunity provider and will not discriminate against any applicant/participant in any aspect of program administration for reasons of: age, sex, race, color, disability, religious creed, national origin or political beliefs. 




Peer Tutor Program Kicks Off
 I am happy to announce that we have trained peer tutors to assist you during flight time.  They call themselves the Terrific Tutoring Team (T^3) with the slogan of "We help save grades". Ten Juniors and seniors volunteered to take part in 4 different training sessions over the last couple weeks during flight time.  During these training sessions, students learned different strategies to help students, role played and observed tutoring sessions, and learned a lot about themselves in how they can best help students.  We also stressed the importance of not just giving answers but instead techniques in questioning students to lead them towards coming to the answer themselves. 




During the training, we made clear that not every tutoring session is going to go perfect and that as they get more experience, the more confident they will be in helping others. They really want to get better and are really excited to help their fellow students.During the training, we also made clear that confidentiality was a requirement in being part of the program.  We stressed that they should not discuss anything with other students and to only discuss concerns with the teacher who requested them.  


A special thanks to Katy Herrig, Mike Milder, Bethany Gabe, and Stacy Peterson who have helped in getting this program going this year.  We are hoping it is a big success and to get more tutors to be trained at the beginning of next semester. 






Andrew Genz
Louisa-Muscatine Jr/Sr High School 
High School Mathematics