East Marshall Schools
LeGrand, Gilman, Laurel, Ferguson, Quarry,
Dillon, and Dunbar, Iowa
- The East Marshall School District takes in about one
hundred sixty - seven square miles in Iowa and includes
the Marshall county communities of LeGrand, Gilman, Laurel,
Ferguson, Quarry, Dillon, and Dunbar.
- The district is located in a position where students
from four different counties of Iowa attend the same school.
Those counties being Marshall, Jasper, Tama, and Poweshiek.
The East Marshall Community School District
instills a passion for learning to INSPIRE and
to PREPARE students to ACHIEVE.
The philosophy of East Marshall School District
can be best framed by stating our educational beliefs and educational
~ All children learn and succeed.
~ Instructional leadership is essential.
~ Each student is unique and unlimited potential.
~ Quality education is focused at the classroom level.
~ Curriculum is organized, current, and sequential.
~ The students are becoming technologically literate.
~ The school is constantly in a state of development and change.
~ All students need and want the effects of rules and regulations, the results
of which are: structure, fairness, and consistency.
~ All students have positive reinforcement.
~ Teaching skills to children is an application and outcome based and provided
for carryover into life-long learning.
~ Both students and staff have learned to understand and use technology.
~ Learning to use computers and other technologies is becoming a basic skill
necessary for all students.
~ The educational programs are multicultural and non sexist in nature
and provide a global approach to learning.
~ All students are treated fairly based on their need and have equal opportunities
to gain an education
~ All students have equal access to appropriate educational services.
~ The school is responsible to provide a comprehensive educational program
designed to enhance the development of the whole child.
~ The students of our district are citizens of the world and will be provided
a global education.
~ All students taught learning to learn skills, communication skills, and higher
order thinking skills.
~ All students are taught so that they will be able to use technology as a
tool in the application of daily life-long learning.
~ The infusion of technology begins at the Kindergarten level with basic awareness
and progress sequentially throughout elementary, middle, and high school.
1. The East Marshall Community Schools has examined the need for special
reading and mathematics instruction for needy students beyond regular
1. The Board of Education of the East Marshall Community District has
established Board and citizens committees to seek the most effective
facilities plan to meet the expected needs of the district.
1. The East Marshall Community Schools seeks to encourage community
service projects at all levels and has examined the feasibility of requiring
a community service for graduation.
2. The East Marshall Community Schools has community volunteers to mentor /
1. The East Marshall Community Schools has improved communication between
the home, the school, and the community.
2. Employees of the East Marshall Community Schools regularly makes positive
1. The East Marshall Community Schools has examined the feasibility
of establishing a parent / teacher / student committee to develop standard
for student discipline.
2. The East Marshall Community Schools has examined the need to establish support
groups at all grade levels for the students and community members with special
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