October 26 News Update

With the first quarter over, we are looking toward winter sports. JH practices have already begun & HS will start soon. Our FFA kids are gone to National Convention & to the American Royal. There's a Halloween Carnival going on TONIGHT and report cards are probably in your mail boxes. There's still a lot of 2018 left and we have many exciting things happening around our halls! 




Island Lighthouse Food Pantry

Open Third Tuesday of Month (November 20)

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. 


 Student Council hosted its annual blood drive on Wednesday, October 24 in the HS gym. Shown below are Bella Johnson & Thomas Hake. This is a great opportunity for high school students to get the chance to give back to the community. One pint of blood can save 3 lives! Approximately 32,000 pints of blood are needed in the United States each day! 



 Staff Spotlight
Meet our 2nd grade teacher: Cassidy Chambers

Name: Cassidy Chambers
Hometown/High School: Darlington Wisconsin, Darlington High School
College: St. Ambrose University Graduated in May 2018
Clubs/sports/activities in HS: Volleyball, Basketball, Track, FFA
College: Went for basketball and then switched to track 
Tell us about your family: I have one younger sister who is a junior in college named Clara who plays basketball there and my parents Mike, a teacher, and Kate, human services worker. 
How many years of teaching experience do you have? This is my first year of teaching.
Your favorite thing about L-M so far? The closeness and kindness of all the staff. 
What goals do you have for your first year at L-M? Gain a better understanding of teaching and making the relationships with my students as well as my team.
Hobbies/interests outside of teaching: Spending time with family, being outdoors, and hunting. 
Anything else you'd like us to share about you? I am very happy to be a part of such as great school and making me feel apart of the family right away! 

 Elementary Concert Schedule

*Please mark your calendars*

Monday, November 12, 2018  

Veterans Day Program  1:30

*5th and 6th Grade Choir students performing

Elementary Gym

Thursday, December 13, 2018

K-3 Winter Concert  1:30
Elementary Gym

Thursday, February 21, 2019  

All School Band Concert 7:00 pm

Grades 5-12   High School Gym



Thursday, May 2, 2019

4-6 Grade Spring Concert  1:30

Elementary Gym


 Elementary Star Days


  • October 18 - Show Respect

  • November 15 - Treat Others with Kindness

  • December 20 - Holiday Fun

  • January 17 - Act Responsibly

  • February 21 - Reach for our Best Together

  • March 21 - Old Creamery?

  • April 18 - TBD

  • May 21st Big Star Day (May 22nd rain day)



Our JH/HS secretary, Tanya Fordyce, was diagnosed with breast cancer this past summer. Our staff and students showed her lots of support during "Breast Cancer Awareness Month." Our volleyball team, along with Winfield's volleyball team, has a silent auction and fundraiser during a volleyball meet. Funds were raised to help Tanya with medical costs. This is what makes L-M a truly fantastic place to be. 


Library News 

It has been a busy start to the school year in our libraries at Louisa-Muscatine.  Our focus has been adding new books to collections in both the elementary and secondary libraries as well as continuing to update the physical spaces to provide a more modern, technology friendly meeting space that will also be more conducive for students and teachers to work collaboratively.   This project is ongoing and ever changing to meet the needs of those who utilize the space and our hope is that with these changes comes more usage of the library and all it has to offer. For updates and to stay connected to the libraries at Louisa-Muscatine, follow us on Instagram and Twitter @lmlibraries and check out our library websites linked directly from the school’s website.  



Game Night with Mr. Noll has been a hit this year! Students are invited once each month to have "Game Night" in Mr. Noll's science room. Activities include "Magic: The Gathering" as well as video games on the big screen. Please watch for more information about this event.

 Preschool Field Trip


Our preschool classes went on a field trip to the "Red Barn Pumpking Farm." They learned about pumpkins, hay, cows, corn and had a lot of fun while they were there! 





We are still selling unwanted items via online auction. More items are being added all the time, so please check back regularly. Click here to view items for sale