Click Here–>“Notice of Letting”

Notice is hereby given that sealed bids will be received at the West Marshall High School at 601 3rd Street NW, State Center, Iowa 50247 until 2:00pm Local Time on Thursday, April 05th, 2018, for the proposed High School Gymnasium Floor Replacement project as described herein, and in the plans and specifications which will be on file at the Superintendent’s Office, at the address listed above, and at Studio MELEE’s office at 1312 Locust, Suite 100z, Des Moines Iowa 50309.

Bids will be opened and read aloud at 2:00pm Local Time on Thursday, April 05th, 2018 at the Superintendent Office of the West Marshall High School at 601 3rd Street NW, State Center, Iowa 50247. A single general contract bid will be awarded for all work indicated in the plans and specifications. All bids must be accompanied by a bid security of 5% from bid bond, cashier’s check or certified check in the same amount.

See what the new gym will look like!!!

Click Here–>Picture of the new gym!

Spring Conferences Start Tonight 4:00-8:00 PM

Review of Conferences:

PK-3rd Grade:

During Spring Conferences, parents of students who are not meeting proficiency or benchmark will have a scheduled conference. These will be signed up through your child’s teacher. All other children who are meeting the standards at proficiency will not be required to attend, but encouraged if you choose.


4th-5th Grade:

4-5 will be the exact same as the Fall Conferences. All parents are encouraged to sign-up and attend.

6th-8th Grade:

6-8 will be the exact same as the Fall Conferences. All teachers will be housed in the gym for parents to visit with all or some.


9-12 will be the exact same as the Fall Conference. PLEASE attend if your child is earning a D/F for a letter grade. It is important they do not fail and have to retake the course again next year.


Since 1935 The Iowa Assessments (previously the Iowa Test of Basic Skills and originally Iowa Every Pupil Test of Basic Skills ) are standardized tests used as a tool for improving student instruction by teachers who review student results. They are also used to measure student achievement from year to year. Once results are sent back to the schools, further information will be shared with parents and students detailing READING, MATH, SCIENCE Only

As you remind and prepare your child for the upcoming tests please review and click on TIPS to help give your child some pointers.

Further information is being sent by each building, below are the testing weeks!

  • High School 9th-12th Grades-January 29th-Feb 2nd
  • 3rd-5th Grade-Feb 5th-Feb 9th
  • 6th-8th Grade-Feb 12th-Feb 16th


Parents/Guardians wishing to file open enrollment papers to send their student to another school district in Iowa must complete a 2018-19 application form.  These forms must be filed with both the resident and receiving district by March 1 of the year preceding the school year for which open enrollment is desired for students entering grades 1-12.  The deadline for kindergarten students is September 1.

Families of students who live outside the district must arrange their own transportation to a West Marshall school, or to a West Marshall school bus route.

If you are currently open enrolled, you do not need to do anything else.  This notice of information is for those wanting to open enroll and are unaware of the timelines set forth by the State.  If you know of anyone thinking about open enrolling, please make them aware of the March 1 deadline.  If you have any questions, please call the West Marshall District Office at 641-483-2660.

Your Input Requested!!!

Staff, Parents and Community Members, Students:

Our school district has requested a Needs Assessment Survey conducted by the Iowa Association of School Boards (IASB).  

The survey is designed to help us assess our strengths and areas of needed improvement, with a focus on improved student achievement.  We would like your opinions and judgments in response to the brief survey linked below.  The survey takes an average of 9 minutes to complete.  All responses are anonymous.  Just click the link below, or paste it in your browser and follow the instructions. Thank you for your participation and helping to make improvements for our students. 

 Survey Closes Feb 2nd at 6:00 PM

For all of you “Mobiles on the GO”, check out and download the new Calendar App

Search for “rschool today and select the Activity-Scheduler”.

Once downloaded–>select Iowa then select–> West Marshall School

Now at the bottom of the app you may choose “VIEW” to visit any group or activity you wish to see!

Default calendar will show all events.

West Marshall is excited to release a NEW District-Wide Event Calendar. rSchoolToday was originally created for sporting events and now has become an all around event management calendar for parents, students and community people.

What can I access?

Any and ALL events including; activities, clubs, academic/co-curricular programs and important events hosted by all schools. You will be able to view open gym times and rented facilities to know the availability of our buildings.

As you browse our new calendar system, you are able to select individual programs that only your child participates in. By selecting the View-Schedule Eye-icon on the bottom right of the screen, you will be able to select any specific schedule you wish. This system allows parents or families to get notifications automatically once you register to the RSS feed of any event or calendar change.

We also have the ability to record each student’s’ physical and send notification to parents when a new physical is required prior.

Our goal is to take the guess-work out and give families a reliable system with realtime updates. Please take some time to review all options and select the program(s) you choose to stay updated.

If you have any questions pertaining to our NEW District-Wide Event Calendar,  please contact the Superintendent’s Office.

We are asking each family to login into their JMC PARENT account and set their Family Lunch Balance Alerts.  Setting these alerts with ensure that you are being notified when your account is reaching a certain limit.
On the left hand side of your JMC HOME PAGE, you will find an ACADEMICS LINK.  
1. Please click the ACADEMICS LINK
3. The FAMILY LUNCH BALANCE ALERT will be the top box.  (Put in your preferred limit as you wish for Notifications
4. Lastly, Click SAVE.
If you need your JMC login information, please contact Annie Kemmerer at 641-483-2165.
TO View Negative Meal Account Policy CLICK-HERE