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419 Lake Avenue Phone | 712-732-8060               
PO Box 638 Fax | 712-732-8063  
Storm Lake, IA 50588 Email |  

Dr. Carl Turner


Happy 2018!

Classes resume on Monday, January 8, 2018
Second semester will start for students on Monday, January 8th.  If we do not have any weather cancellations, the last day of school for students will be Wednesday, May 23, 2018.  If we have weather cancellations second semester, the first make-up day would be on Thursday, May 24th, followed by Friday, May 25th and then Tuesday, May 29, 2018.


Early Childhood Facilities Meeting Committee
The Early Childhood Facilities Committee is still seeking additional parent and community members.  The committee will continue to meet in 2018 to develop plans for a possible December 2018 bond vote.  If you are interested in becoming a part of the early childhood facilities committee, please call me at 712-732-8060 or email me at


Summer 2018, Facility Plans Approved
At their December 20, 2017 meeting, the Storm Lake Community School District Board of Education approved several projects that will be completed during the summer of 2018 to improve our facilities.  Projects that were approved include: underground sprinklers in front of the Elementary and High School, redesigning and resurfacing the north parking lot at the High School, security cameras at the High School, air conditioner upgrades at the Middle School, painting the exterior walls at the Middle School and installing additional electronic entry devices on doors at the Middle School.  Estimated cost of these facility improvements will be approximately $290,000.   


January Booster Club Meetings
The Storm Lake Community School District is fortunate to have two outstanding booster clubs that work hard to provide additional financial and personal support to students.  The Music Boosters will be meeting on Monday, January 8, 2018 at 5:30 p.m. in the High School Media Center.  Please contact Ty Seaman at the High School (732-8065) regarding the next meeting of the Athletic Boosters. Both booster clubs can always use more help.  If you are interested in providing additional support to our students please plan to attend a booster club meeting.


Martin Luther King Jr. Day Activities – Monday, January 15, 2018
Students will be participating in service learning projects to celebrate Martin Luther King Jr.'s birthday on Monday, January 15th. The purpose of the Martin Luther King Day activities is to give students the opportunity to serve others.  It is hoped that this experience will encourage students to develop a habit of service.


Iowa Assessments Begin the end of January
Elementary and Middle School students will be participating in Iowa Assessments starting the last two weeks of January.  High School students will begin testing in the first full week of February. Please encourage your child to give their best effort on the Iowa Assessments.


Student Activities Calendar on the Website
If you are interested in attending student activities please check our website for the dates and times of these activities.  An activity calendar is on the bottom of the first page of the district’s website  Our students, directors, and coaches would really appreciate you attending their events.


Winter Weather
We have had a great fall and maybe we will be lucky and not have to have any late starts, early outs, or cancellations the rest of the winter.  If weather does become an issue, once again this winter I will post notifications on local radio stations KAYL/KKIA, on KTIV Channel 4, and on Iowa Alerts.  Information on how to sign-up for Iowa Alerts is included on the homepage of the school district’s website or you can contact the Central Office for this information.  In addition, we will be using the school district’s website, Facebook page and Twitter account (StormLakeCSD) to post announcements.


I will do my very best to have a decision made by 6:15 a.m.  If I decide to have school and you disagree with my decision please call the school your child attends, tell them you disagree with my decision and it will be an excused absence.   


Thank You
I want to thank all the parents, students, community members, teachers and staff for a great first half of the school year.  If you have ideas on how we can improve the education that we offer to our students please do not hesitate to call me (732-8060), email me ( or stop in at 419 Lake Avenue.