May 25, 2023
On May 10th the High School Physics Class went to St. Louis to see the Gateway Arch and Neil deGrasse Tyson in person at the Touhill Performing Arts Center for his “An Astrophysicist Goes to the Movies, The Sequel”. The class drove down to St. Louis and first visited the Gateway Arch and learned all about the engenreeing it took to build such an amazing structure. Going to the Arch was an amazing experience and learning opportunity looking through the physics and engineering lens. That night the class got a once-in-a . . .
May 14, 2023
On Friday, May 5, 2023, the Lamoni Middle School FFA went to Shatto Dairy Farm in Cameron, Missouri. The students who participated in the trip were Macie Jeanes, Allyson Martin, Ethan Elliott, Travis Noel, Naliyah Nary, Kacen McKillip, and Josie Hill. After arriving at the dairy farm, the group sampled all of the different flavors of milk. There were around eight different types of milk that we sampled. We tried their award-winning chocolate and root beer milk. I think we can all agree that the best kind was root . . .
May 4, 2023
LHS had its first official Decision Day 2023! Seniors gathered in the Safe Room to share with one another what their plans are after graduation. Donuts were provided by the TRIO program and Kaitlyn Parrott was there to cheer the students on. We are proud of our students who are entering the work force, military, trade school, and those who plan to continue school at a community college or university. We are proud of the hard work all of our seniors have accomplished over the past 13 years and look forward to supporting them in . . .
Apr 26, 2023
Last week, many of our students attended the "Build my Future" event held at the Iowa State Fairgrounds. The event encompasses many of the career and technical education (CTE) areas. These areas include, but are not limited to, electric, HVAC, building trades, police, fire, military, and food service. More than 60 companies set up booths or displays and students were able to get hands-on experience and information about some of their perspective careers. The students who attended had a great time and enjoyed learning more . . .
Mar 20, 2023
March 21, 2023 Dear Families, On Tuesday, many school districts in Iowa have been affected by false reports of an active shooter on their campuses. From what we understand, schools have received internet-based phone calls with these threats, which turn out to be unsubstantiated. It appears to be part of a hoax known as “swatting.” While Lamoni has not experienced this issue directly, we wanted to make you aware. We would like to continue to encourage our students and . . .
Feb 28, 2023
This year's seniors, Kalvin, Eli, Tyson, Christian, and Cannon, all of which have played for at least two years, have put lots of hard work into their basketball careers. Kalvin, Eli, and Tyson have played Demon basketball for all 4 years of their high school career. The senior's hard work and dedication to the sport has not gone unnoticed, as all of them had record seasons. Their leadership and love for the sport left an everlasting imprint on the rest of their teammates. Thank you seniors for your hard . . .
Nov 16, 2022
Kayla Clausen, Director of Decatur County Conservation, visited the preschool today to teach students about turkeys. They learned the differences between male and female turkeys, wild and farm raised turkeys, and got to see a turkey tail and feel turkey feathers, a beard, and a spur. Kayla is a wonderful resource to our community. The preschoolers are always excited for her to come!
Nov 9, 2022
Lamoni Elementary’s 2nd and 3rd grade classes participated in the Great Cookie Election on November 8th. Students had to choose a cookie to campaign for, the options were "Oreo" or "Chips Ahoy". We came up with pros and cons of each cookie, and they carefully decided which one they were going to make a campaign poster for. Students also wanted to include the upper elementary and had them vote on which cookie was best. We had a discussion on democracy and voting and why it is important to us even as students! On . . .
Nov 9, 2022
Dear Parents/Guardians, This letter is to inform you that there have been some cases of Hand, Foot, and Mouth Disease in our students at Lamoni Community Schools. If you think your child has Hand, Foot, and Mouth Disease, please call your Healthcare provider or the school nurse. What is Hand, Foot, and Mouth Disease? Hand, Foot, and Mouth Disease is a viral infection that causes a blister like rash Symptoms: Runny nose, Fever, Sore Throat A blister like “rash” occurs . . .
Nov 8, 2022
Last week, high school students ranging from Freshman to Seniors help Mr. Patience set up new Chromebooks for the district. They helped processing in two states to prepare 220 new Chromebooks. There is still a chunk of work left to do, but because of their efforts, new students, second grade, and those with failing Chromebooks are able to get new machines. Thanks for all you do guys and way to show great Demon PRIDE! Here are the students that help with the project: Paul Eason, Jersey Stewart, Lillian O'Neal, Nadia Osborn, . . .
Nov 6, 2022
We are proud to announce that this year's District football sections from Lamoni High are the following: Kalvin Brown has been selected as First Team All-District Defensive back and Second Team All-District Runningback. Ambrose Savage has been selected as Second Team All-District Linebacker. Honorable Mentions are Creyton Ogier- Linebacker and Tariq Miller-Offensive Lineman. Thank you for all the hard work and dedication you put in guys! Coach Johnson
Nov 1, 2022
Parents/Guardians, As you may know, head lice cases are common among school aged children. An estimated 6-12 million infestations occur each year in the United States, most commonly among children ages 3-11. This letter is for ALL parents to help you learn what you can do if lice hit your home. What are head lice? Head lice are tiny, wingless insects that live close to the human scalp. They feed on human blood. The eggs, which are also called nits, are tiny, teardrop shaped eggs that attach to the hair shaft. Nits . . .
Oct 19, 2022
The Lamoni Ag. Power and Technology Class learned about wind power and how to create the best windmill to catch more wind for more power. They used every day supplies to create their windmills. The windmills had to produce enough power to lift a cup of 30 washers.
Oct 19, 2022
Each year the South Central district and Iowa FFA officers plan and facilitate Greenhand Fire Up Conferences for FFA members in the South Central district. The FFA Enrichment Center and staff welcomed FFA chapters from all over the South Central district on October 18th. While at the FFA Enrichment Center on October 18th, district and state officers lead four interactive workshops for first year high school FFA members, also known as Greenhands, for the annual Greenhand Fire Up Conference. The workshops facilitated were leadership . . .
Oct 15, 2022
Leep Preschool has been learning about fire safety. We were able to take a trip to the Lamoni fire station. Firefighters Curt Shields, Peter Vogel, and Anthony Cray taught us more about fire safety. We talked about making a plan with our parents for a safe spot to go once away from the fire, and we learned about what the trucks, tools, and gear are for. We got to spray the hose, ride on the truck, and put on the gear. We also traveled all the way to Cumming, Iowa, to visit . . .
Sep 26, 2022
We are thrilled to have Larry Johnson working in the district full time this year! Last year, Larry Johnson was the Lamoni Business teacher, which was a half time position shared between Lamoni and Central Decatur. Beginning this school year (2022-2023) he has taken the position at Lamoni as the full time Business teacher. Larry has worked in the field of business for 20 years for employers like MATURA Action Corporation, Graceland University, and Interstate Batteries. He graduated from Lamoni Schools in 1998, . . .
Sep 22, 2022
We are excited to have Dylan Lame working in the district this year! Dylan has joined our district for the 2022-2023 school year as the Elementary Special Education and Strat II teacher. This is Dylan's 7th year teaching after graduating from Graceland University in 2014. In addition to being the Elementary Special Education and Strat II teacher, Dyaln is also the High School Assistant football coach this year coaching alongside head coach Larry Johnson. Dylan said that he is "excited to be teaching . . .
Sep 20, 2022
We have had a new face this school year in the 1st grade. Natasha Rushing joined our district for the 2022-2023 school year after previously having taught 3rd and 4th in Missouri. This is her first year teaching 1st grade. Natasha is the mother of two boys, one in sixth grade and the other in second grade. They keep keep busy with baseball, soccer, basketball, and rodeo. In regards to this school year Natasha says " I am excited to watch my students learn and grow this year!" . . .
Sep 19, 2022
We would like to introduce and welcome Joseph Kacmarynski, or Mr. K! Joe was hired last spring to teach 3rd grade beginning this 2022-2023 academic year. He previously student taught in the district during the 2021-2022 school year while attending Graceland University. Joe graduated last year and chose Lamoni Community Schools to start his teaching career! About teaching at Lamoni, Joe said "I'm ecstatic to be coming back to Lamoni Community School District because of the amazing experience I had . . .
Sep 15, 2022
Lamoni Schools is excited to welcome Lamoni Alum, Grace Martin, to the district! Grace has taken the role of a new 3rd Grade teacher. This 2022-2023 school year saw an increase of students, one of which was at the 3rd Grade level. This meant that the district needed to create a new 3rd Grade class! We were fortunate that Grace had recently graduated from Graceland University. She is currently working on her Master's in Professional School Counseling. Grace Martin stated about the . . .
Sep 14, 2022
Approved Dear Families, On Tuesday, residents of the Lamoni Community School District voted to renew our Physical Plant and Equipment Levy (PPEL). As a result, we will be able to continue to use these critical funds to cover three services: Facility needs and purchases, such as classroom desks, chairs, band equipment, and HVAC repairs The cost of the district’s entire fleet of buses One-to-one technology for students at all grade levels . . .
Sep 14, 2022
In recognition of 9/11 Day of Service, AmeriCorps Seniors and AmeriCorps Youth Launch partnered with Lamoni Middle School students for a clean-up project at Central Park. Volunteers Scott Roberts and Leta Stevens along with Sara Ricard from the AmeriCorps Alley program assisted with the clean-up. Each teacher took a group and divided the students into areas. Students swept the Gazebo, pulled weeds, raked, and picked up trash and large sticks. In just a short time, students . . .
Aug 11, 2022
Demon volleyball practice has begun. The high school team currently has 10 players. Their first scrimmage is August 16th at SE Warren. Two-a-days started on Monday and run thru Thursday next week. Hard work is happening on many levels! Layne Nowlin is coaching speed and agility every morning, followed by skills, and then a pool work out. There are plans for some “adventurous“ practices coming up also. The season opener is the Clarke Tournament on August 27. The first home game is scheduled for Sept . . .
Jul 26, 2022
The Lamoni High School Baseball Team earns ABCA Team Academic Excellence Award for the 2021-22 school year. The purpose of the ABCA Team Academic Excellence Award is to honor and bring acknowledgement to outstanding performances of coaches and student-athletes who achieve high academic success in the classroom. The team earned a combined 3.71 cumulative GPA for the 2021-22 academic school year. Congratulations to the following team members for success in the classroom as well as on the field. Team . . .
Jun 18, 2022
New food order forms are now available for the Demon Food Pantry. Forms were sent home on Friday, June 17 with students who attend Exploration Academy and/or the Alley Program. If you would like to pick up a form, they are available through the summer food program (breakfast and lunch) in the school cafeteria as well through the central office. Completed forms should be returned to either of these locations by Wednesday, June 22 and will be ready for pickup on Friday, June 24. In addition, the attached form may . . .
May 31, 2022
This year the 6th grade students at Lamoni Middle School participated in a Junior Achievement program called JA BizTown. This is a multi-curricular unit that teaches skills in community and economics, financial literacy, business management, and job skills. The students work on preparation for several weeks. On May 12 they traveled to Des Moines to work with students from Martensdale-St. Mary's school within several businesses at BizTown, which is a simulation city. Everyone had a wonderful time . . .
May 31, 2022
This year the Lamoni Middle School 6th grade students had RSVP penpals. We exchanged letters several times throughout the year and very much enjoyed doing this. On Tuesday, May 24, the 6th graders and their adult penpals got together in the Commons area and had an end-of-year celebration. Everyone had a great time getting to know each other better, and we enjoyed donuts, juice, and playing games and visiting together. Thank you, RSVP volunteers, for being our penpals!
May 31, 2022
The Lamoni School Food Pantry will be continuing to fill the needs of our school families this summer. Our first order form (June1) can be picked up in the cafeteria during breakfast or school lunch times this week, or feel free to print and complete the order form below. All completed forms should be delivered back to the school cafeteria for pick up. Our first order will be filled and ready to be picked up in the Commons area of the high school from 10:00 to 11:00 A.M. on Saturday, June 11. Click here for . . .
May 23, 2022
Last Friday the senior class did the annual walk-through of the elementary. This is done to recognize the accomplishment of the seniors and also show the elementary kids that hard work and determination pays off. Both groups, seniors and elementary, enjoyed the walk-through.
May 19, 2022
The spring semester Service Learning Class just finished fixing the rings in Central Park. Prior to their work, the rings were unsafe because a few of the posts had rotted out at ground level. For the project, students used grant funding from Americorps and Lamoni Parks and Recreation as well as lumber from the city. First, students had to design a brace to support the structure while they worked and come up with a cost estimate for the project. After a plan was approved and material secured, the student had to build the . . .
May 18, 2022
Elementary tag students demonstrated their robots each individually, and then battled them for Ms. Shyra’s preschool class. The preschool students were excited to see each battle and were cheering for students and robots to win. Mrs. Farnham also talked with preschoolers about why robots were stuck, or what was happening during the battles. Preschool students asked questions about how they made the robots and how they worked. Several of them indicated that they wanted to learn how to make robots when they get . . .
May 16, 2022
Last Thursday, May 12, the HS Boys and Girls track teams participated in the district track meet in Corydon. On Saturday, the official results were released and collectively the HS track teams are sending five members to state! Javin Stevenson will be participating in the 200 meter dash. He will also be participating in the distance medley with Kalvin Brown, Brayden Olson, and Tyson McDole. Brayden Olson will be representing Lamoni in the discus as well and Tyson McDole will be racing in the 1600 meter. For . . .
May 13, 2022
Congratulations to Lamoni Senior, Javin Stevenson! Javin has committed to Graceland University to play baseball and continue with academic career! Congratulations, we look forward to seeing you perform at the next level and continuing to show your Demon PRIDE!
May 12, 2022
On Tuesday, the Lamoni FFA Chapter held their annual BBQ and petting zoo. The FFA members brought in a myriad of animals for people to interact with. Students, Pre-K through 12, staff, and community members had a great time seeing the animals and getting some lunch. Thank you to all the members who helped with the planning, setup, and cleanup of the event. Way to show great Demon PRIDE!
May 10, 2022
Last night Lamoni competed in the Demon Relays. The boys took home 1st place with 160 points. Many of the athletes, both girls and boys, accomplished new personal records. All in all, the kids did a great job and represented the school and themselves very well. It was also senior night for Lamoni. This is the last year that Malori, Jack, Matthew, Odin, Brayden, and Javin will compete in high school track. They have accomplished many things while competing for Lamoni and always displayed great Demon PRIDE! Great job guys! . . .
May 10, 2022
Dear Parents/Guardians, In response to the COVID-19 pandemic, the USDA provided free meals to all school children the past two years. This program will stop at the end of the 2021-22 school year. In order to receive meal assistance for the 2022-23 school year, a new Iowa Eligibility Free and Reduced Application will need to be filled to see if you qualify. A new application must be completed each year. . . .
May 10, 2022
Summer Exploration Academy will be held at Lamoni Community Schools from June 1-June 30, 8:00 AM to 12:00 p.m. This program is for students, students going into Kindergarten thru those completing 4th grade. Drop off and pick up will be at the High School Commons entrance. Breakfast and Lunch provided. Click here for the link.
May 9, 2022
Last week, the elementary held their April Demon PRIDE Assembly. At the event, students were selected by their teachers and awarded a Demon PRIDE Student of the Month certificate. Kids were also presented with the gifts they earned from participating in the Healthy Heart Challenge. Great job students! Way to show great Demon PRIDE!
May 4, 2022
Last night, both the Boys and Girls Track and Field Teams competed in the Bluegrass Conference Meet and won. The Lamoni girls took first in the Bluegrass Conference meet scoring 105 points. The top four scoring teams were rounded out by Murray (103), Seymour (100) and Mormon Trail (96). All girls scored points to achieve the victory showing a total team effort. The boys scored 192 points and won the meet winning 10 out of 19 events. 1st place finishers included Javin Stevenson in the 100, 200, . . .
May 3, 2022
Each year, Governor Kim Reynolds and title sponsor Iowa Farm Bureau honor one or two top academic achieving seniors from each school in the state of Iowa. On May 1st, Governor Reynolds honored Cameron Martin with the award. There were 419 students who were honored with the prestigious award this year. Cameron was selected by her teachers to receive the award and was able to bring along her parents and one of her favorite teachers, Mrs. Ramaeker, to the ceremony. Great job Cameron! Way to show great Demon PRIDE!
May 3, 2022
Mrs. Mickelson's Kindergarten class is raising chickens. Roughly 26 days ago, she brought in eggs and the class began incubating them. They incubated for 21 days until they started hatching last Thursday. Of the original seven eggs, four hatched and are doing well; two Bantams and two Silver Laced Wyandottes. The class also learned about chickens and various other animals during that time. Friends Nola and Marley said, "They're cute and when they came out they had an egg tooth." Nola added, "They are . . .
Apr 29, 2022
On the 28th the Lamoni Girls Track Team competed in the Osceola and Murray Invitational. While they did not win the meet, they competed hard and had a great showing. Here are some of the results from the meet: Taylor Henson 1st high jump, 2nd in 100m and 200m Kelly Lloyd 1st in 400 hurdles, 2nd 100 hurdles. Heituea Paredes 2nd high jump Malori Leonard 3rd in discus Caylie Phelps 5th in 1500m Meredith Howell 6th in 200m Kelly Lloyd, Hailey Burton, Meredith Howell, Caylie Phelps 6th in 800m . . .
Apr 14, 2022
Lamoni students attended Build My Future at the Iowa State Fair grounds with Mr. Johnson. The event was a construction career day and industry showcase. Students got a chance to see first hand the activities and opportunities at our local trade related jobs. The kids had a great time and learned a lot about high paying, skilled labor jobs that are in high demand.
Apr 7, 2022
The Graceland University Agricultural Business Club and Lamoni FFA members started a special project with all of our elementary students yesterday during recess time. The students learned all about agriculture and the anatomy of plants. Each child was able to plant their very own marigold flower! The flowers will be kept at school and will be sent home with students to give to their families once they bloom!
Apr 4, 2022
4th Grade completed their economics unit by holding a Marketplace. Students practiced being producers by creating products at home that they had to make out of a type of paper. At school, the students wrote commercial scripts, product descriptions, and set their prices based on the amount of interest in their product. Today, student got to practice being the consumers by setting their budgets and shopping at each other's shops. We even got to have 1st grade come down and shop for products too! The students worked so hard . . .
Apr 4, 2022
Last week the Lamoni Demons competed in the Bluegrass Conference Art Exhibit. The following students entered their creations: Acrylic Painting Representational- Cameron Martin, Acrylic Painting Non-Representational-Matthew Patience, Colored Pencil Drawing- Audrey Lloyd and Reese Potter, General Crafts-Abby Martin & Ben Poulton, Graphite Pencil Drawing- Megan McKinney and Hosah Niebauer, Ink Drawing- Hosah Niebauer, Matthew Patience and Reese Potter, Large Scale Sculpture- Journey Anderson, Jessica Mendenhall, Jesse Niebauer, . . .
Apr 1, 2022
Lamoni Schools is so proud of the these girls for qualifying to participate in the Southwest Iowa Battle of the Books competition in Underwood on April 20th! They have worked hard all year to prepare. Good luck to both teams!!!
Mar 24, 2022
Lamoni Elementary students had the privilege of meeting with local author, poet, musician and artist, Chad Elliott on March 22. Chad is the father of two of our own students and has travelled extensively sharing his love of music and art with school children. His shows are interactive and our students got to help write a song and create the characters and setting for a work of art that will end up in the school library! Thanks for sharing your talents with us Chad!!
Mar 21, 2022
On March 12, 2022, Individual speech students competed at the state contest at ADM High School. Admira Katzmann received a II rating in the Acting category. Lily Meline received a I rating in the Reviewing category, and Heiatua Paredes received a I rating in both her Poetry and Acting categories. Furthermore, Heiatua was selected to perform at the All State Individual Speech Contest at UNI in Cedar Falls on March 28. It is a huge honor to be chosen to perform at All State. A student must receive I ratings from all three . . .
Mar 5, 2022
The Lamoni FFA chapter celebrated at South Central District Convention, Saturday, March 5. Congratulations to the Experience the Action team, they received a gold and onto state competition at the Iowa FFA State Convention. Team members include Hailey Burton, Addy Lindgren, Kameryn Phelps, Emma Shields and McKenzie Hamaker. The Chapter’s Reporter Scrapbook received bronze. Team members Paige Salmi, Jaymie Tull, Kelly Lloyd, Creyton Ogier, and Cody Jones. The Chapter Website received a silver. Team . . .
Mar 3, 2022
First grade celebrated Read Across America on Wednesday, March 2nd to celebrate Dr. Seuss's birthday. We had nine different staff members come in and share their favorite stories with us. The students had so much fun listening to others read and I think the staff enjoyed it just as much as the first graders.
Feb 28, 2022
Lamoni participated in the District Individual Speech contest at Shenandoah High School today. Lily Meline received a I rating in the Reviewing category. Heiatua Paredes received I ratings in both Poetry and Acting. And Admira Katzmann received a I rating in Acting and a II rating in Poetry. These students will advance to the state contest at ADM high school on March 12.
Feb 24, 2022
Congratulations to Braedon Boswell, Cameron Martin, and Hagen Phelps! All three signed with Simpson College to continue their academic and athletic careers. Braedon is playing baseball, Cameron is playing softball, and Hagen is playing football. Congratulations and we look forward to seeing you perform at the next level!
Feb 23, 2022
Congratulations to Michael Millslagle (LHS class of 2020) on wining the high jump event at the Heart of American NAIA indoor track meet held in Maryville, MO on 2/19/22. Michael represented Graceland University with a winning jump of 7ft 1/2 inch making him a two time HAAC Conference Champion and now 2nd in the nation in the high jump event. His weekend jump also placed him 134th in the world in the high jump event. Lamoni Community School is very proud to say that Michael is one of ours! If you see this . . .
Feb 18, 2022
On January 17th, Mrs. Roberts came into Mr. Silver's 6th and 9th grade classes for Martin Luther King Day. MLK Day is designated as a national day of service and as such, Mrs. Roberts, through Americorps, came in and taught about the legacy of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. The students were also asked to fill out a sheet detailing a community project they would like to do or see completed. Thanks to a generous donation from Americorps Outreach Grant, all of the 6th grade projects and the main project from Mr. Silver's Service . . .
Feb 15, 2022
Includes online tutoring for all levels of learners from children through adults Lamoni Public Library is pleased to announce the launch of Brainfuse – on demand, anytime, anywhere eLearning for all ages and levels. Brainfuse HelpNow™ provides differentiated learning solutions for users of diverse needs and backgrounds. Students communicate with live tutors using an interactive whiteboard to chat, write, draw, copy/paste text or images and graph homework problems. HelpNow™ will be available to all . . .
Feb 10, 2022
Mrs. Carpenter's 7th grade science class is currently studying magnetic and electrical forces. During the course of their studies, they created projects that displayed magnetic force, electrical force, or both together. The class then invited students from other classes and age group to come in and view their projects. Many of the students, both young and old, were impressed with the projects and the work put into them. The kids did a great job! Keep up the great work guys and way to show great Demon PRIDE!
Feb 9, 2022
The Lamoni large group speech team performed at district contest on January 22nd at Clarke High School. Both Reader's Theater and Group Improv received I (excellent) ratings. They advanced to the state contest and performed at West Des Moines Valley on February 5th. Both groups received II (good) ratings. Individual speech will perform at Shenandoah High School on February 26th.
Feb 7, 2022
Last Thursday the elementary held their January Demon PRIDE Assembly. For the assembly, teachers are able to select students from their classes who have demonstrated excellent Demon PRIDE. The acronym PRIDE stands for perseverance, respect, integrity, discipline, and enthusiasm. Here are some pictures of your January Demon Pride Students of the Month. Great job guys and keep showing great Demon PRIDE!
Jan 28, 2022
January 20 was an exciting day for Lamoni Elementary students who got to meet a real Iowa author!!! Coach Sloth came to the library and told us about how exciting it is to write books. There were lots of ooohs and aaahs as Coach performed a magic trick using his newest book “Coach Sloth’s Magic Coloring book. Some of the students even had the chance to be actors as he retold the story of Hank the Bully! In the afternoon, every child got to choose one of Coach Sloth’s books to keep. He even signed their book! . . .
Jan 27, 2022
Congratulations to the Lamoni Demon Academic Team on winning the Bluegrass Conference Academic Bowl! Odin Rivera, Paul Eason, Ben Poulton, Brayden Olson, Jack Greenwood, and Coach Scott Edens competed hard and took home the first place trophy. Go Demons!
Jan 24, 2022
Congress has designated Martin Luther King Day as a day of service. In keeping with those wishes, on MLK Day, Mrs. Roberts came into our sixth grade social studies and Leadership classes to talk about Dr. Martin Luther King Jr, his legacy, and service to each other. As part of the discussion, Mr. Silver assigned a group project where students identified a problem or need in the community and tried to come up with a solution. The assignment established the planning phase with the hopes of getting grant funding to complete the projects, . . .
Jan 18, 2022
Congratulations to the girls' JV and varsity basketball teams as both defeated North Harrison last night. The JV team won 18-6 in two quarters of play and the varsity won 53-31. Reese Potter led the team in scoring with 22 points followed by Taylor Henson with 15. Reese also led in rebounds with 14 followed by Cameron Martin who had 8. The Demons are currently 12-2. They and the boys' team both play tonight at Moulton-Udell with the girls' game starting at 6:00 PM and the boys' starting at 7:30 PM. Go Demons!
Jan 18, 2022
Last week, Ms. Shyra’s preschool class worked together make catapults. After talking about forces and properties of matter, we built a catapult as a large group, and tried to catapult many objects with different properties. Then we broke into small groups and used magnatiles and rulers to make catapults for cotton balls. The students were excited to do this, and asked for materials to be left out for them to use again during free play time.
Jan 17, 2022
Last Monday and Tuesday Mrs. Burke's 4th grade class studied chain reactions. They started by looking at cause and effect with simple one-step reactions. They increased the steps until they watched and understood Rube Goldberg Machines. They were then tasked with creating a minimum two-step reaction to accomplish a task. Here are some pictures from their work. Not all of their machines worked, but the students benefited from that as well. They learned that sometimes the process of learning is messy and we make mistakes, but that is . . .
Dec 21, 2021
Over the course of the last couple weeks, the school district conducted a competition for door decorations. Since we cannot put paper over entire doors due to fire hazard reasons, teachers hung their door decorations in the safe room. Here are the entries from this year.
Dec 16, 2021
Today Mrs. Martin's preschool class decorated cookies with Mr. Hampton's foods class. The high school students baked the cookies prior and then helped the preschoolers decorate them. Both classes had a great time doing it. It's great to see the bigs help out the littles and vice versa. The preschool also went for a walk.
Dec 14, 2021
Our fourth grade class learned about murals and different kinds of art. On December 2, 2021, we went on a mural walk to see art murals on main street. First we went downtown and saw our first mural. It was made in 1990 by Lamoni High School and Middle School students. It had a farm and a corn field. Mrs. Pitt, our literacy teacher, explained a little about it. Then we went down to the coffee shop and saw a beautiful illusion mural. It had the town of Lamoni and Graceland University. It also . . .
Nov 23, 2021
Last Friday Lamoni Community Schools had its annual Fall Demon PRIDE Day. Students earn PRIDE Days by earning tickets for displays of perseverance, respect, integrity, discipline, and enthusiasm. A big thanks goes out to the PBIS Committee, Demon PRIDE Crews, and staff for planning the day out. The kids had a great time. Here are some pictures from the day from the middle school.
Nov 23, 2021
On Monday, November 22, Lieutenant Governor Adam Gregg and the CEO of the Food Bank of Iowa, Michelle Book, visited our school to see our food pantry and find out more about its operation. The Food Bank of Iowa donates the food we receive in our pantry, and they have also provided a brand new freezer this year through grant funding. Both Gregg and Book were very impressed with our operation as well as the number of families we have been able to serve so far this year. We are all very thankful for our food . . .
Nov 18, 2021
Today, Mad About Money came to speak to the middle school about finances. They are an improv group that is part of the Iowa Insurance Division that uses sketch comedy to teach about saving, investing, credit, and a variety of other finance related topics. The kids had a great time and learned a lot.
Nov 17, 2021
Today Decatur County Naturalist Kayla Clausen, visited preschool to teach about turkeys. She read them a story, told them the difference between poults, hens, and toms, and passed around different displays so the kids could feel turkey feathers, beards, and spurs. Thanks for coming in Kayla, we really appreciate it.
Nov 11, 2021
First grade has been working with the story The Little Old Lady Who Was Not Afraid of Anything . To finish our unit we performed a Reader's Theater for kindergarten and second grade. First grade students have been practicing for this presentation for the last few weeks and did an awesome job performing it!
Nov 11, 2021
We at Lamoni Community School District would like to thank the Optimist Club, the Parent-Teacher Organization, BTC Bank, and the Lions Club for donating to the book fair this year. Due to their generosity, each student, Pre-K to Fifth Grade, was able to get a free book of their choosing from the Usborne Books and More Book Fair this year. Thank you so much for your donations and helping to inspire children to read! Way to show Demon PRIDE!
Nov 4, 2021
Last week Mrs. Patience and her dutiful son Mark put the middle school's first quarter art on display in the main hallway of the middle school. Last quarter the eighth grade worked on cut paper/tempera paint silhouettes, graphite and colored pencil grisaille drawings, ink and watercolor marker jigsaw designs, and decorative masks. The seventh grade worked on graphite and colored pencil grisaille drawings, ink animal drawings, slice of life ink and watercolor marker circular designs, and acrylic and watercolor still life . . .
Nov 2, 2021
Lamoni Community Schools Families, During the first quarter of this school year, Lamoni Community School District diligently engaged with and evaluated the evolving guidance regarding COVID-19 mitigation strategies, including the most current guidelines from Decatur County Public Health, the Iowa Department of Public Health , Iowa Department of Education and Governor’s Office and Centers for Disease Control . As we transition into the second quarter, we will maintain these practices as well as . . .
Nov 1, 2021
As the first quarter came to a close, Mr. Silver's freshman Service Learning Class was able to finish rebuilding the two shelter benches in Central Park. Students in the class identified their rebuilding as a need for the community and were tasked with finding out a way to make that happen. Students found out that Parks and Recreation Head Tim Brunner received a grant last year to help restore some of the park faculties and some of the money could be allocated for materials for the benches. Students were tasked with creating . . .
Oct 29, 2021
In the last two weeks the 1st graders brought pumpkins into Mrs. McKillip's classroom for an assignment. The students were tasked with picking one of their favorite books, reading it, and then writing a report on it to share with their peers. They also decorated a pumpkin to resemble one of the characters from their book. As a result Mrs. McKillip's classroom is adorned with some wonderfully creative pumpkins. Great job 1st Grade! Keep up the good work and way to show Demon PRIDE!
Oct 8, 2021
Yesterday the elementary had their first Demon PRIDE Assembly. Students who showed exemplary Demon PRIDE throughout the month were named Demon PRIDE Student of the Month! Teachers nominate one student per month for the award. Great job to all of our students for showing Demon PRIDE this month and congratulations to this month's winners!
Oct 8, 2021
Last Wednesday the Preschool went to the fire station and yesterday Fire Chief Curt Shields and Fireman Peter Vogel visited the Kindergarten and 1st Grade to show kids how their fire equipment works and gave tips on fire safety. Thanks for coming in gentlemen and way to show great Demon PRIDE kids!
Sep 29, 2021
This Friday since the Homecoming Game has been cancelled, the High School Student Council decided to throw an Alumni vs. Players flag football game. All alumni football players are invited to participate and alumni cheerleaders are invited to cheer for the teams if they would like. The game will have four ten minute quarters with a ten minute halftime during which the queen will be crowned. The game starts at 7:00 PM at Graceland University and all community members are welcome to attend. Go Demons!
Sep 24, 2021
Today the Lamoni Community School staff conducted professional development. They trained on Narcon, the reading and writing curriculum, new and existing technology, PBIS and MTSS, and district committees. It was a great day and everyone learned a lot.
Sep 16, 2021
In an effort to support good hygiene and limit the spread of COVID, the Mount Ayr Medical Clinic and Ringgold County Hospital are donating more than 180 cases of hand sanitizer to area schools. "Through the course of this pandemic, we've all be reminded of the importance of keeping our hands sanitized," said Joe Mangiameli, hospital CEO. "We're pleased to be able to provide this to schools serving children of all ages." Hospital and Clinic staff will be delivering the hand sanitizer over the coming days . . .
Sep 15, 2021
The Demon Pantry is restocked and open to all Lamoni CSD families! Special thanks to Mrs McKillip's 1st grade class for counting for us, along with Mrs. Daily's 3rd hour, Mr. Silver's 3rd hour, and Mrs. Howell's 6th hour classes for carrying, unloading, and organizing. We also want to give a thanks to all of the families and community members who donated to the Cy-Hawk Food Drive last week. Thank you so much for your support! The LCSD Food Pantry has also received a grant to purchase a freezer so we will be able . . .
Sep 8, 2021
Congratulations to the High School and Middle School Volleyball Teams on their wins last night. Both teams beat Diagonal and the varsity squad is currently ranked 14th in the state. The scores from last night were as follows: Varsity: 25-12, 25-9, and 25-15 JV: 21-9 and 21-17 Middle School: 21-12, 21-17, 21-17, 21-18, and 15-12 Keep up the great work Demons!
Sep 8, 2021
Last night the Lamoni Cross Country Team ran at the Leon C.C. Meet. The boys did well with two of them beating their previos times and one running for the first time. The results were as follows: Tyson McDole- 17:33 3rd place (medalist) Jack Greenwood- 20:31 24th place Matthew Patience- 20:51 26th place Hosah Niebauer- 31:37 67th place (1st time runner) Great job Demons! Keep it up!
Sep 6, 2021
Congratulations to the Demon Cross Country Team on finishing their first cross country meet of the year last week. The results are as follows: High School: Tyson McDole 17:52 ( 4th place and a medalist) Matthew Patience 20:24 ( 32nd place) Jack Greenwood 20:34 (33rd place) Middle School: Naliyah Nary 10:27 ( 1.3 mile race)
Sep 3, 2021
Congratulations to the Lamoni Demons Volleyball Team for defeating Bedford last night. The scores were as follows: Varsity: 25-16, 25-22, and 25-14 JV: 21-19, 13-21, and 15-9 Freshman: 21-17 and 21-15 Great job Demons. Lamoni's next game will be Tuesday at Diagonal starting at 5:30.
Sep 1, 2021
Congratulations to the Lamoni Demon's Volleyball Team. They defeated the Wayne Falcons last night in their home opener. The scores were as follows: Freshman: 21-11, 21-5 JV: 19-21, 21-4, 15-4 Varsity: 25-8, 25-7, 25-12 Come out Thursday to watch the team take on Bedford at home starting at 5:30.
Aug 29, 2021
The Lamoni Demons won the Clarke Kickoff Classic volleyball tournament last Saturday. In pool play they beat Chariton in three, Saydel in two, and Martensdale-St. Marys in two. In the final two games to determine the winner, they beat East Union in two and Chariton in two for the championship. Awesome job and keep up the great work! Their next game will be at home Tuesday at 5:30 against Wayne.
May 14, 2021
Lamoni Schools will follow updated IDPH guidance available for reference. This will include LHS graduation and the last nine days of school. Click the following links to see the updated IDPH guidance: Common Child Illnesses and Exclusion Gov. Reynolds' Letter to Education and Child Care Professionals
May 6, 2021
Congratulations to Lamoni High School student athlete Logan Jones for signing with the Iowa Central Community College Wrestling team. The Tritons are excited to have Logan as a student athlete and Iowa Central looks forward to a bright future with him as part of the team. Great job representing the school and community's Demon PRIDE Logan!
Apr 28, 2021
The Lamoni FFA Chapter just held their annual Chapter Banquet, on April 5th, 2021, to congratulate and mention all the member’s accomplishments this past year. The 2021 Conduct of Meetings team opened with Official Opening Ceremonies, that team consisted of Hailey Burton as President, Emma Shields as Vice President, Kenzi Hamaker as Sentinel, Addy Lindgen as Reporter, Kameryn Phelps as Secretary, Brenna Pierce as the Treasurer, and Kelly Lloyd as the Advisor. The Greenhand Degree was the . . .
Apr 27, 2021
The Lamoni FFA members have formed new, educational, and engaging committees within their chapter. One of those committees is the Farrowing Team, which consists of Brenna Pierce, Chloe Boyce, Javin Stevenson, Hagen Phelps, Audrey Lloyd, Ashleigh Gerke, Karlee Hamaker, Dawson Hensley, Janessa Starnes, Addy Lindgren, Kameryn Phelps, Hailey Burton, Jaymie Tull, Kelly Lloyd, Emaleigh Pierschbacher, Cody Jones, Creyton Ogier, Ambrose Savage, Ryan Reed, Cooper Horton, Landon Lindgren, Kirra Edwards, Lynn Eakes, . . .
Jan 10, 2021
Dear Parents / Guardians; As we draw closer to the beginning of the second semester, we would like to revisit the learning options that we have available for our students in the Lamoni Community School District. At the beginning of this Global Pandemic and the 20-21 school year, we tried to establish a procedure that would meet the needs of all of our students in this “unknown” pandemic. We have learned more about the virus, it’s spread, and effective mitigation strategies that help . . .
Nov 13, 2020
Congratulations to the Lamoni Demon football players who made the Bluegrass All-Conference Team. Logan Jones, Anthony Cray, Dakota Boswell, Javin Evans, and Harrison Sellars (Returner) made First Team, with Logan and Dakota on both Offense and Defensive First Team. Cael Ogier, Kade Nowlin, Jesse Niebauer, Zander Reed, and Harrison Sellars (PK) made Second Team.
Apr 26, 2020
Here are the photos we received for Sunday Funday. Looks like people had fun. Don't forget, today is You Matter Monday! Do a random act of kindness to make somebody smile today and if you take a picture send it to firstname.lastname@example.org so it can be posted. Click on the picture in the article to see the gallery.
Apr 23, 2020
Lamoni Community Schools will light up the baseball and softball fields Friday, May 1st starting at 8 pm. The lights will remain on for 1 minute for each day our school district has been out of school for the COVID-19 shutdown. This will give our community and our students a chance to show support for one another. We are lighting up these fields in hopes that we are back as a school and community supporting our Lamoni Demon baseball and softball teams in competition. As always we need to be very mindful of the . . .
Feb 4, 2020
Congratulations to the Girls' Varsity Team who won the Blue Grass Conference Tournament and to the Boys' Varsity Team who came in second. Both teams have had great seasons so far, but there is more to come. Tonight, February 5th, is Senior Night so come out to support the Demons as they build momentum heading into districts.
Jan 7, 2020
The Lamoni PTO would like to thank Sodexo Food Services at Graceland University for their time and generosity this past holiday season. Each year the Lamoni PTO hosts a holiday party for the middle school students. Each student gets the opportunity to sign up for a craft or service project type of activity. This year we had a group of ten students that chose to make "Take and Bake Pies". Each student had the opportunity to sign up for the pies of their choice: Cherry Almond, Peach Almond, . . .
Dec 18, 2019
Lamoni 6 th graders recently had a bake sale to raise money for Toys for Tots. We sold baked goods at Middle School Fun Night and again on December 16 during the middle school basketball games. We had a great day of shopping at Dollar General for toys to be donated to Decatur County Toys for Tots. Thank you to everyone who supported our efforts through baking, buying, donating, and helping!
Nov 3, 2019
2019 8 Man District 6 All District Teams and Award Winners Team Records: Lamoni 7-0 8-1 SE Warren 6-1 7-3 Lenox . . .
Sep 17, 2019
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Sep 4, 2019
Exciting news! For the second year in a row Lamoni has partnered with the NFHS Network to bring you access to sports played in the Lamoni High School gym. Using a Pixellot camera, we are able to broadcast live sports over the internet for those who cannot make it to the game. The service is prescription-based so there is a fee for all athletic events, but concerts are free. Clicking here or on the quick-link labeled "Live Sports" will take you to the NFHS Network website, and you can see for yourself what events are . . .
Jun 3, 2019
Lamoni Community Schools 2019-2020 Middle School Basic Supplies * Label all supplies with students’ name* General Supplies Trapper Keeper or divided 3-ring notebook 1 3-ringed binder with tabbed dividers (8 th grade keyboarding.) 1 1-inch black 3-ring binder (MS Choir) Tall, black socks (MS Marching Band) 2 packages loose-leaf, lined paper (3-hole punched) 3-hole punched, zippered pencil bag 4 pocket folders . . .
Apr 16, 2019
Cathie Hosie is sponsoring an Usborne book drive for the Lamoni Community Schools Library in memory of Beth Delong, who spent years working as a substitute teacher for the school before she passed away. All funds raised will be used to purchase children’s books for the library in memory of Beth, and all books will be plated in her name. The best part is, your donation will be MATCHED 50% by Usborne. This means your donation of $50 becomes $75.00 in books for the library in Beth’s name. If . . .
Apr 1, 2019
You may not have heard, but the Lamoni Community School District has a Facebook page. This has been a long time coming, and special thanks for it finally happening go to Mrs. Winchester, Mr. Patience, and Mr. Leonard. Be sure to check up on it as students post their work, teachers share what is going on in their classrooms, and district announcements are posted. You can find the Facebook page by clicking here or by clicking on the Facebook symbol found on the district homepage’s bottom right.
Mar 28, 2019
I’m excited to tell you about a very special program I’m coordinating at our school in conjunction with Crayola. It’s called Crayola ColorCycle – an amazing program devised to repurpose used markers rather than sending them to landfills! The ColorCycle program has repurposed more than 70 tons of expended markers in the United States and Canada since 2013, and uses the most advanced plastic conversion technologies available today to make wax compounds for asphalt and roofing . . .
Oct 28, 2018
The Lamoni Community School District received a grant worth $10,000 from Monsanto for the purchase of a flight simulator. The link for the video of the grant presentation and informational assembly is attached below. Grant Presentation
Apr 25, 2018
On Wednesday April 18, Lamoni Middle School students Kiera Fonseca, Brayden Olson, Kade Nowlin, Lily Meline and Darian Briell competed in the Southwest Iowa Middle School Battle of the Books competition in Harlan, Iowa. The purpose of this competition is to encourage students of all levels to read as well as improve reading and comprehension skills. It requires teamwork, commitment, and effort in order to participate in The Ultimate Battle. The students had to read a total of 20 award winning books from many different genres between . . .
Feb 19, 2018
Lamoni Community Schools would like to announce the release of our new app in the Google Play and iTunes stores. With the world becoming ever more connected, LCSD felt it vital to our growth and development as a district to become more accessible, with a goal to provide the community, parents, students, and staff with as much information as possible. This was shown with the revamping to our website three years ago. With this in mind, the logical next step was to be able to provide an app with some of the key features of our . . .
Dec 11, 2017
Last week (12/4-12/8) was Computer Science Education week. This week is a time for students, teachers, and community members to take a closer look at computer science education. In conjunction with this, a global movement reaching tens of millions of students in 180+ countries takes place known as Hour of Code (https://hourofcode.com/us). Hour of Code provides students PK-12 the opportunity to learn coding through a variety of activities. This year, several teachers at Lamoni Community School District took part in Hour of Code . . .
Nov 28, 2017
On Monday, November 27 the Lamoni Student Council helped raise money for the Decatur County Sheriff Department's Toys for Tots campaign. Prior to Thanksgiving break, Student Council member Brett Boswell went to all Home Rooms on Friday and got the word out to staff and students alike that, on the day back from Thanksgiving, staff could wear jeans if they donated $5 and students could donate $1 to wear a hat to help raise money for Toys for Tots. He also explained what the Toys for Tots campaign was all about. The students and . . .
Oct 13, 2017
The Lamoni Community School District would like to announce our first annual “First Responders Game”. This is an opportunity for the Lamoni Community to say thank you for the sacrifice and service of the First Responders serving our community. The First Responders (including police, firefighters, and EMS personnel) will be honored at halftime of the varsity football game on October 13th @ 7:00 pm. The game will be located at Huntsman Field on the campus of Graceland University. In addition, the Lamoni . . .
Oct 12, 2017
At the end of the 2016-2017 school year, Lamoni Community School District launched a YouTube channel with a few staff tutorial videos. Today, the channel is still in its early stages with only a few more videos added from Homecoming week. Our goal is to continue to add content throughout the year, making it a destination for students, staff, parents, and community members to see and experience the great things going on in the district. We encourage you to stop by the channel, check out the videos, and subscribe to keep updated as new . . .
Sep 20, 2017
H O M E C O M I N G 2 0 1 7 Monday, September 25 - Saturday, September 30 Daily Dress-Up themes and Schedules of Activities Day Dress Up & Event Monday Job Day (HS) / Pajama Day (MS) Window Painting (HS) @ 2:00pm Tuesday Twin Day (HS) / Career Day (MS) Powder-Puff Volleyball During 4th hour (HS) HS Volleyball Triangular @ Moulton-Udell, 5:30 Wednesday Senior Citizen Day (HS) / Retro Day (MS) . . .
Aug 14, 2017
Lamoni Community Schools would like to say thank you for all the years of hard work and dedication Scott Jelsma has provided to the district. Lamoni Community Schools has strived to provide students with quality access to technology throughout the years. This endeavor is not easy and requires countless man-hours to update, install, and maintain devices, hardware, and systems. For the past 19 years, the person at the helm of this great endeavor has been Scott Jelsma. From late nights, weekend maintenance, to summer updates, Scott . . .
Jul 17, 2017
Our school is pleased to announce that we are trying a new adventure this up coming school year of 2017-2018. We are going to have a Back to School Fair. This will be held at the Lamoni Community Center from 3:00 pm to 5:00 pm, Tuesday, August 1 st . This fair will offer a variety of services. All 9th graders are required to have a dental check up. We will have a dental hygienist on hand to provide dental check ups. It is a state requirement that 12 th grade students have a . . .
May 26, 2017
Friday May 20, the Lamont Demon girls track team embarked on our third year of support for fellow team member Jennifer Eason at the state track meet. Jennifer qualified by winning both the 100m hurdle and 400m hurdle races at the District Track meet in Earlham, the week before. By the middle of May, we expect the state meet to be sunny and warm, not this year! Friday was down right chilly with a rain mixed in throughout the day. Jennifer qualified for the finals in the 100m hurdles with the 2nd fastest time and earned . . .
May 18, 2017
If you have entered Lamoni Community Schools, or attended a sporting event, within the past 31 years you most likely have seen Mr. Ted Smith. Mr. Smith has been a pillar of the LCSD since he first started working in the district as the High School Math teacher in 1980. From this time forward, Mr. Smith has taught, encouraged, guided, advised, and touched the lives of hundreds of students. During his tenure at Lamoni, Mr. Smith has served in multiple capacities, including: HS Math Teacher, class sponsor, Athletic Director, Guidance . . .
May 9, 2017
On Saturday, May 27, from 11 am to 4 pm former students and friends of Jo Lester are invited to join Jo’s family for a day of Art-ifacts and Memories in the Lamoni Community Schools Art Room. This is the place where Jo spent MANY years of her lifetime. Former students are invited to bring any art-ifacts they have saved through the years that will bring back memories of days in Miss Lester’s classes. A still life display will be set up as Miss Lester did for so many years in art classes so you can sketch as you reminisce. A . . .
May 1, 2017
Welcome back readers! This past week, on Monday, the Demon Golf team played at home against the Wayne Flacons. It was a beautiful day, with the wind being the only factor that played against the Demons. Despite the wind, the Demons came out on top, gaining their first win over Wayne in three matches. Jordan Lester scored a 41, which lead him to victory. Sam Hampton scored a 47, which led him to second place. The Lady Demons Golf Team also competed against the Falcons at home on Monday. Grace Martin scored a 52, which sealed a second . . .
Apr 24, 2017
Welcome back to this week’s edition of the Demon Happenings! To start the week off, the Demon Golf teams traveled to Humeston for a triangular meet against the Mormon Trail Saints and the Wayne Falcons. The Demons were faced with a unique challenge on this particular course, sand greens. Despite the fact that most of the team had never played in conditions like Humeston’s, the Demons torched the course. Jordan Lester won the meet outright with a 34. The very next day the Golf team hosted the Bedford Bulldogs for a home . . .
Apr 24, 2017
Lamoni High School’s annual induction ceremony for the National Honor Society took place on Wednesday, April 19 th . A total of four students were inducted into the school’s chapter this year: Grace Martin, Amarillo Reyes, Brett Boswell, and Dixie Dickens. Membership in the local chapter of the National Honor Society is based on outstanding scholarship, character leadership, and service. To be eligible for membership, the student must be a member . . .
Apr 17, 2017
Welcome back to the Demon Happenings where we keep you up to date on everything that’s going on here at LHS. Over the past week, Lamoni High School was fortunate enough to send five students to the state FFA Convention. Grace Martin, Kallie Kinney, Jessica Elliot, Justice Davis, and Cameron Thorpe all took the week off of school to learn new leadership and agricultural skills that they can apply to the rest of their lives. On Tuesday, the Lamoni Track teams ran hard at their respective meets, and the Boys Big Man 4x100 won . . .
Apr 10, 2017
Welcome back to Demon Happenings! This week was a busy week for the students. The Jazz Band traveled to Ames on Tuesday for the Iowa Jazz Championships. Here, the saucy sixteen musicians, under the direction of Lucas Trainor, played with as much emotion and excitement that they could muster. This emotion was carried out best by seniors Omar Alcorta and Junior Jared Grove, who both received outstanding soloist awards for class 1A. The students were glad to see their parents and loved ones who traveled a long . . .
Apr 9, 2017
Lamoni CSD alumnus who graduated in 2000 and former Iowa City K-12 art teacher, Mark Jones, will be at Lamoni Schools this week (April 10-14) to teach students in grades 6-12 about stop-motion animation. Stop-motion animation is a process of taking photographs of objects in various positions. When combined, the multiple photographs create the appearance of the inanimate objects as moving. Jones, after leaving the Iowa City school district after 7 years, is now a freelance artist and workshop organizer. . . .
Apr 3, 2017
Another successful season of competition has ended for the Lamoni High School Academic Team. This year, the team placed second in the conference, after a hard-fought battle against Mormon Trail. Other accolades were earned this year as well. Chase Potter and Jennifer Eason were both named on the All-Conference Team, with Jennifer Eason taking the top spot in the conference. Most of the . . .
Apr 3, 2017
Welcome back to the Demon Happenings! Last week was pretty slow since everyone was getting back into the swing of school. Starting off, on Wednesday, the Academic Team had a meet in Moravia. They all did amazing and placed second! Jennifer Eason and Chase Potter got all-conference at Moravia. All those practices are paying off. Next, ROCCS had an officers meeting. They discussed adding new members for the following year! Moving along into Thursday . . .
Mar 16, 2017
Jennifer Eason, a senior at Lamoni High School, recently won the Optimist Club of Lamoni’s essay contest based on a theme of “Chasing Optimism in the Face of Challenges.” Kate Greenwood a sophomore at Lamoni wrote the second place essay. Jennifer and Kate both received cash prizes. The girls did a wonderful job of articulating this year’s theme! The Optimist Club of Lamoni has been participating in the Optimist Essay Contest for many years and has been active in the community since 2006. Other programs . . .
Mar 16, 2017
All Lamoni Middle School students were able to receive a free book this week from the Scholastic Book Fair. Students were excited and appreciative for the opportunity to get a free book. Students were able to receive their free book thanks to the generosity of the BTC Bank Youth Benefit Corporation.
Mar 9, 2017
Dear Community: We have been overwhelmed with requests from students and community members wanting to assist the community of Seymour in their relief efforts. I want each of you to know that we have been in constant contact with them since the day of the event and we are putting a plan in place for our kids and community members to be able to respond accordingly. Right now, they are overwhelmed with support. At this time, volunteers are actually being turned away. This is a good . . .
Mar 6, 2017
We sat down with Chad Elliott, Lamoni Alumni, to talk to him about his career. When we asked him about his favorite part of the career, he said it was being able to meet so many new people from all over the country. He recalled he once had a show in Madison and he had some fans from Iowa who came up to support him. We asked him why he wanted to pursue music. He then replied that he wanted to be an artist and loved road trips. He loved to drive long distances and see new people. All of these . . .
Mar 6, 2017
This week, the middle school art students made posters to show how drugs can negatively affect your life or how living being drug free makes life great. The Hot Stuff student staff went and sought out these posters, and picked three that we felt provide the most positive message a young student needs to stay drug free. For the rest of this weeks news, click HERE .
Feb 27, 2017
Welcome back to the Demon Happenings! Starting off the week we were notified that it was FFA Week! We had different dress up days all throughout the week: Tuesday was FFA Official Dress day, Wednesday was camo day, Thursday was hat day, and lastly Friday was flannel Friday. Then, finishing off FFA week, we had an assembly on Friday. At the assembly there was game and a teacher kissed a pig! On Tuesday, February 21 st , there was FFA sub districts CDEs @ West Central Valley. It went smoothly and the chapter quiz team . . .
Feb 21, 2017
Welcome back to Demon Happenings! After a busy week here at LHS there is a lot to catch up. To start the week off, on Tuesday the Varsity Academic Team traveled to Southeast Warren High School for a regional competition against thirteen other schools. The Demons struggled to find an answer against the tough competition and placed ninth overall. Later that day, the Demon bowling team made the long drive to Pleasant Hill for their District Meet. Tristen Kelsey, Cooper Ranney, and Omar Alcorta lead the way for the Demons, who enjoyed their . . .
Feb 13, 2017
Chad Elliott, international award winning songwriter and author, will be at Lamoni Community Schools on February 27 presenting workshops for all students. There will be a live concert at 6:00 that evening in the High School gymnasium followed by a book signing and refreshments in the commons. All are welcome to attend.
Feb 7, 2017
Welcome back to the weekly Demon Happenings, where we keep you up to date on everything happening inside Lamoni High School. This week was busy for everybody at Lamoni with three basketball games, a bowling meet, and a jazz band competition. On Tuesday, The Lamoni Men’s Varsity team took the floor against the Clarke Indians. This was a very emotional night for our Senior class as this was . . .
Jan 31, 2017
Welcome back, fellow readers! This past week in Lamoni High the bowling team faced off against the Mt. Ayr Raiders and the Lenox Tigers on Monday. The Demons bowled well but still came up short against their two opponents. The Demons have high hopes for their next bowling meet on Monday, January 30, where the Demons will face the Clarke Indians. On Tuesday, the Lamoni Jazz Ensemble traveled to Simpson . . .
Jan 31, 2017
Welcome back! We hope everyone had a wonderful weekend. The Wellness Committee is promoting a Healthy Wall of Fame. The Lamoni Community Schools nominated Gayle Ramaeker the healthiest teacher. She was crowned the healthiest teacher after answering a series of questions and receiving the highest score. Some of the questions were: How many hours of sleep do you usually get? Have you gotten a cholesterol check up recently? Mrs. Ramaeker has three kids all under the age of seven. We bet it is difficult having kids, a full time job, and . . .
Jan 23, 2017
The Lamoni Bowling squad traveled to Osceola, Iowa, on Monday to take on several surrounding teams. The Demons didn't fare well against the competition but scored a team score of 1832, which is about 200 pins above their average. Even though the team didn’t fare well in scoring, they feel that they are making improvements. On Tuesday, the bowling team traveled to Red Oak in another multi-team match. The Demons were short-staffed and could not compete as a team but they had two individuals compete. . . .
Jan 9, 2017
Welcome back! We hope the students had a fun filled and/or relaxing winter break! Classes resumed on Tuesday, January 3 rd , and you could tell which students were not prepared for the “early” mornings that the new semester brings. The Demon basketball teams started the new semester with a basketball game on Tuesday. They competed against the Orient-Macksburg Bulldogs. The girls played to win, coming out with a strong defense, only letting the Bulldogs score 4 points in the third . . .
Dec 29, 2016
At 7:45 a.m. on December 22, 2016 the keys were passed on from Dan Boswell to Bob Kelly, the new Lamoni Community School District Maintenance and Grounds Supervisor. At around 2:30 p.m., with his hours in for the week, Dan quietly clocked out for the last time, discreetly leaving on his last day before retirement. While Dan may not seek the spotlight, his career is certainly worth celebrating. In 1995, during the slow season for construction (winter), Dan Boswell took a job at Lamoni . . .
Dec 21, 2016
Welcome back to another exciting week in the Lamoni High School. This has been one of the busiest weeks of the school year. On Monday, the Girls and Boys Basketball teams traveled to Orient to take on the Orient-Macksburg Bulldogs. The Girls Basketball team won 50-23 in convincing fashion. The Boys Basketball team won 78-57, with balanced scoring from the top 8 guys. Along with the win, a Demon freshman scored their first varsity points. Congrats on the win! The following day the basketball teams battled the . . .
Dec 12, 2016
Welcome back to the Demon Happenings! To start off the week on Monday, December 5th, there was a bowling match at Nodaway Valley. We got to sit down with Varsity bowler Omar Alcorta, “We all did well, but we did have a rough start. All that matters is that we keep getting better’’. Following Monday's meet the Bowling team had their first home meet against Nodaway Valley and Lenox. The Demons finished third in the meet, and Senior Omar Alcorta had a career high day, with a striking score of 140. The . . .
Dec 5, 2016
Welcome back, fellow readers! We hope you all had a great Thanksgiving and are ready to hear more about the week here at Lamoni High School. The students started off the week eating donuts with their dads in the Commons on Monday Morning. The men’s bowling team competed against Mt Ayr and Lenox on Monday. This is the Demons second meet and their first one away. After talking to Varsity bowler Alex Burnette, he had this to say about the intense competition, “Everyone bowled pretty well. I . . .
Nov 28, 2016
Welcome back to Hot Stuff’s weekly coverage of everything at LHS. On Monday, the Lamoni High School Boys Basketball team played in a Varsity scrimmage at Leon. The boys basketball team played hard and showed lots of promise. The Demons fell short in the end, but felt as if they learned a lot about the team. Look for the Demons to be on the floor on Tuesday when we host the Murray Mustangs. The girls start at 6 and the boys follow. Everyone here at Hot Stuff is hoping you all ate a lot of . . .
Nov 21, 2016
Demon Happenings Welcome back to Demon Happenings! This week men’s basketball team started practice on Monday. During the first week, the team had practices twice a day. They are looking forward to the season ahead of them and they are preparing with all their heart to come out and dominate. On Tuesday, November 15 th , the High School Girls Basketball Jamboree at Wayne occurred. They all played great, and they all did their best! They won the half, beating the Wayne Falcons by 6. Brianna, one of the Junior . . .
Nov 14, 2016
Demon Happenings On Monday, November 8, 2016, there were multiple events taking place at the Lamoni High School. The first of the things that happened was the beginning of the basketball season. Another event that took place Monday was the Fall Sports Banquet. This is a time when the Lamoni Boosters Club puts on a potluck dinner for all the families of athletes that participated in summer and fall sports. There was a great turnout for the Banquet and hardly any food was left. The Lamoni High School also . . .
Nov 8, 2016
Welcome back to the Demon Happenings where we keep you up to date on everything new and exciting in LHS! Last week the Lady Demons played their final game of this season. The Lady Demons traveled to Bondurant, Iowa, to face off in a Regional Finals game against the Hudson Pirates. This year’s team was hopeful to embark on Lamoni’s first ever trip to the State Volleyball Tournament. With only one team still standing in their way, the Lady Demon’s laced up their shoes and took the court. In the first set the Demons . . .
Nov 2, 2016
On Tuesday, November 1, the Lamoni High School students participated in the Iowa Youth Straw Poll put on by the Iowa Secretary of State’s office. You may have seen students wearing their Iowa Youth Straw Poll “I VOTED #IAparticipate” stickers they received once they voted. The #IAparticpated was the hashtag used by the Secretary of State’s office for the event on social media; students were encouraged to snap a picture of themselves with their stickers and use the hashtag. . . .
Sep 16, 2016
On Wednesday, September 14, 2016 officials from the National Merit Scholarship Corporation (NMSC) released the names of the semifinalists for the 62 nd annual National Merit Scholarship Program. Lamoni Community Schools is pleased to announce that Senior Jennifer Eason was named one of the 16,000 semifinalists from across the country. According to the press release, “to be considered for the Merit Scholarship® award Semifinalists must fulfill several requirements to advance to the Finalist level of the competition. About 90 . . .
Aug 3, 2016
New Guidance Counselor, Mrs. Karie Foster Lamoni Community Schools is pleased to introduce Mrs. Karie Foster as the new guidance counselor, beginning the 2016-2017 school year. Mrs. Foster brings great qualities that will serve our district, students, and families. A Letter From the Guidance Counselor My name is Karie Foster and I am the new school counselor at Lamoni Community Schools. I received my Bachelors in Psychology from William Penn University and my Masters in School Counseling from Buena Vista . . .
Jul 26, 2016
Lamoni Community Schools is pleased to introduce Mr. Alan Dykens as the new principal, beginning the 2016-2017 school year. Mr. Dykens possesses tremendous qualities that will serve our district well including: proven leadership experience, a student-centered focus, and a demonstrated commitment to our district and the community of Lamoni. A Letter From the Principal I want to take this opportunity to express how proud I am to be joining the Lamoni Community School District as your PK-12 Principal. As we . . .
Oct 29, 2021
Lamoni HS Drama Club presents “4 A.M.” Tickets are now available for purchase in the MS/HS office. General admission is $5/ticket (for ages 12 years and up or at parents’ discretion.) Both performances are at the Lamoni Coliseum Theater Friday, Nov. 12 @ 7p.m. and Saturday, Nov. 13 @ 2p.m.