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SLMS 5th graders have been studying the Laws of Motion and designed bridges with cards. We held a contest to see who could design the strongest bridge. One bridge actually held over 100 lbs!! Also, we designed parachutes that used air resistance to safely land eggs so they did not break.

Would you like to be notified directly when classes are cancelled? Sign up for Iowa School Alerts — a FREE e-mail and/or text notification service provided by the State of Iowa!

This school district is a participant in the Iowa School Alerts program, which means you can sign up to receive free e-mail and/or text notifications when classes for our district, or a particular school building, are to be closed, dismissed early or started late due to weather or other circumstances.  Following instructions below or click HERE for a printable copy.

How to Sign Up

  1. Click on “Sign Up!” in the Main Menu at This will take you to the “Enterprise A&A” screen for the State of Iowa. If you already have an account with the State (say, for another online application), there’s no need to create another one.
  2. Follow the on-screen instructions to enter your name and e-mail address, and create secret questions and your password. This step involves obtaining a code from an e-mail sent to you to confirm your registration.
  3. Once you have created and confirmed your account registration, you will be taken back to the School Alerts site where you can click on “My Subscriptions” to add the school districts/buildings you would like to receive notices for. Once you’ve selected a school, you are asked to enter the e-mail addresses or cell phone addresses where you would like notifications sent. You can add as many e-mail addresses & cell phone numbers as you’d like! (Please note that some wireless services providers may charge you for receiving e-mails or text messages. You are responsible for those charges.)

That’s it! After signing up you will receive e-mail notifications directly from the school whenever classes are cancelled. You can review your alert settings and all current notifications for the state at any time by visiting the Iowa School Alerts website:


Upcoming Events

Monday, November 23
7th Basketball vs Spirit Lake T 4:15 pm postponed
8th Basketball vs Spirit Lake H 4:15 pm postponed
JV Girls Basketball vs East Sac H 6:00 pm (from 11/20)
Music Boosters @ HS 6:30 pm
V Girls Basketball vs East Sac H 7:45 pm (from 11/20)
Tuesday, November 24
Boys Swimming vs Sioux City North T 5:00 pm
JV Girls Basketball vs South Central Calhoun H 6:00 pm
Varsity Girls Basketball vs South Central Calhoun H 7:45 pm
Wednesday, November 25
Early Dism: Elem 12:25/MS 12:35/HS 12:45
Thursday, November 26
Friday, November 27
Saturday, November 28
Boys Basketball Jamboree @ HS 5:45 pm
Sunday, November 29



In the Spotlight

The 48th  Annual NWIBA Junior High Honor Band Festival was held on November 7, 2015. The following students from Storm Lake Middle School were selected to perform in the festival.  Storm Lake students include: Skylar Cole and Beauna Thammathai, flute; Cathleen Manivong, oboe; Joseph Kim, Beatriz Espino, Yuselin Vazquez, Sandra Ramos, Sarah Olson and Eric Ni, clarinet; Katiana Jepson, trumpet; and Jessica Slight, horn.

Membership to the two 90 member middle school bands (grades 7 and 8) were selected on student auditions. Students prepared scales and etudes for their individual auditions. Over forty school districts participated in this year’s festival.  Guest conductors for the festival were: Dr. Josh Calkin, Wayne State University and Mr. Paul Bloomquist, Iowa Central Community College.
Based on the quality of their auditions, Joseph Kim,  Beatriz Espino, clarinet and Jessica Slight, horn were also selected for membership in the All Iowa 8th Grade Honor Band. They will perform at the Iowa Bandmasters Conference, which is held in May in Des Moines.  These students study with Storm Lake Middle School directors Barbara Wells and Holli Safley.

The Storm Lake School District Foundation invites you to purchase a paver brick and join the SLSD Foundation in leaving a legacy for our students of today and tomorrow.

The Foundation’s vision is to financially assist the Storm Lake Community School District with educational programs, cultural and extra-curricular opportunities, technology needs, and the necessary equipment and facilities to meet the changing needs of our students and community.  Past support has included support of extra-curricular activities and classroom incentive grants.  Click the picture for more information and an order form.

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