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"The Mission of the Fort Madison Community School District is to ensure all students learn the academic and life skills necessary for personal success and responsible living."
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Christmas 2018 in the LMC

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When Dimple Met Rishi by [Menon, Sandhya]The Devil's Highway: A True StoryThe Curse of Crow Hollow
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Bloodhound News Becomes a Class

    Bloodhound News has become a class. It currently meets second period. Students have the opportunity to learn how to write a script, film a segment, conduct an interview, and how to edit the package. They also learn to work as a team to get the news out. If you are interested, see Ms. Puga for an application.

Student Art Work in the LMC

    Each trimester, Ms. Smith's art students' work is displayed in the LMC. There is a wide variety of projects and media used. The result is an exciting, colorful show. Stop in and see for yourself.

Bloodhound News Makes Its Debut
A dedicated group has given up their lunch and TST to create a campus newscast. This is the first issue. 
Homecoming Week 
Carlos, Aaron and Noe form a Mariachi band during Fiesta/Siesta day Homecoming Week.

Thanks to our supporters


LMC2 Members Present Puppet Shows at Lincoln
Nakia, Aniah, Carrie and Sierra (above) performed fairy tales for Lincoln Elementary students (below) during their library time. Also performing but not pictured were Kamryn and Brittney. They spent four afternoons at Lincoln.
(Spring 2017)
Making Progress
Students in Mrs. Brownlee's class try out the new furniture and technology in the LMC. Some use the Learning Lounge for group work while others prefer the booths or comfy chairs. The new furniture is part of a total 21st Century Classroom update that began in the fall of 2015. (Spring 2017)

It's Christmas in the Library!

Nick and Sierra building the peanut butter tree (385 jars).                                  Nick and Sierra posing by the finished tree.
The students were challenged to collect 300 jars of peanut butter in 9 days. They collected 385 jars as shown above. The peanut butter collected will be put in the food pantries Christmas baskets.

            Sierra decorates a tree donated by Ted and Joan Johnston. Decorations were made by Lincoln Elementary students. (Winter, 2016)
Twelve Plus Class Meets in LMC
     Jonathan, Cade, Elijah, Tyler and Bailey participate in a simulation.

Students worked with local businesses and industries in the Twelve Plus class to gain an understanding of modern business and industry practices/innovations. During the trimester-long class, they were teamed with local industry leaders and assigned a manufacturing problem to solve. They then prepared a presentation explaining their solution. In the photo above, they participated in an activity designed to demonstrate how a production line works.
(Fall, 2016)
Reading Conference

Mrs. Bentler, Mrs. Puga, Mrs. Koser, Mrs. Randolph and Mrs. Kruse all attended the Illinois Reading Council conference in September. Shown above are authors Tim Green, Andrew Clements and Joan Bauer. (Fall, 2016)

High school author, Margeaux Nall holds book signing
                                                                               Senor Zirkel and students  talk with Margeaux Nall

Senior, Margeaux Nall published her first book, In the Camp (Melange Books, 2016), and held a book signing on Wednesday, May 18th in our library. Margeaux wrote the book when she was a sophomore, edited it during her junior year and sent it out to several publishing houses this year. Melange Books offered her a contract. She is working on a sequel. Check out the book trailer below to learn more about the book itself. (Spring, 2015)

Mr. Zirkel's Virtual Spanish Art Museum
                                        Ryan Heidel learns about Salvador Dali
Mr. Zirkel's students created a virtual museum of Spanish artists in Powtoon. A display was set up in the library and QR codes were used (with layar) to display students' digital presentations. A reception was held and the public invited. (Spring, 2015)