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Elementary Middle School High School

 

Elementary

Principal: Mr. Troy Oehlertz
Secretary: Mrs. Marilyn Ehlers

Laurens-Marathon Elementary School (K-5) utilizes a self contained classroom arrangement.  Emphasis is placed on the individual needs of each student, thus allowing each child to develop to his/her greatest potential.

 

Our dedicated and experienced staff utilizes an integrated "wholistic" approach to learning which emphasizes the connections between subject areas thus adding meaning and relevancy to learning. Individual, small group, large group, and cooperative learning strategies are utilized as instructional practices.

 

Classroom instruction is supported by programs in Special Education, Title I Reading and Math, Talented and Gifted Education, and Guidance and Individual Counseling.

Specialized teachers provide instruction in Art, Music, and Physical Education. Our students also receive instruction in a foreign language (Spanish) as a part of our comprehensive educational program. Computers are available in every classroom.

 

Our quality curriculum is being continually reviewed and modified to meet the developmentally appropriate needs of our students as we approach the future.

 

 

 

Middle School

Principal: Mr. Troy Oehlertz

Secretary: Mrs. Marilyn Ehlers

 

The Laurens-Marathon Middle School utilizes a departmentalized approach for delivery of the curriculum. Basic core classes include Language Arts (including reading and spelling), Mathematics, Science, and Social Studies. Physical Education, Vocal and Instrumental Music, Talented and Gifted Education and our diverse Exploratory Program all add to our comprehensive curriculum. The Middle School program offers students a challenging well-rounded "core curriculum" as well as providing students with the opportunities necessary for social, emotional, and interest development. In addition to the academic programs offered, a wide variety of extracurricular activities are available.

 

Our basic philosophy is to provide each student with the necessary support and assistance needed to guarantee individual student success. A modern library/media center and up-to-date computer lab supports the goals of our academic programs. Current materials and resources are utilized in the delivery of our instructional programs.

 

Students may also enjoy participation in sports and other extracurricular activities. These activities include Football, Volleyball, Basketball, Track, Wrestling, Baseball, and Softball. Through these activities we hope to teach and develop leadership, responsibility, a good work ethic, and good sportsmanship that the students may use later in life.

 


 

High School

Principal: Mr. Troy Oehlertz
Secretary: Mrs. Marilyn Ehlers

Laurens-Marathon High School provides curriculum for both the college-bound and vocational students. Recent graduate surveys show that approximately 85% of our graduates attend a four-year college or junior college. Therefore, our curriculum emphasizes college preparation. We do offer courses in six vocational areas (Agriculture, Industrial Arts & Technology, Business & Accounting, Computer & Internet Technology, Art, and Family and Consumer Science). In addition to the vocational and core curricular areas, four years of Spanish, Vocal and Instrumental Music, and a wide variety of extra-curricular activities are available to the students. The instructional staff has a wide variety of experiences and works diligently to stay abreast of the current trends in education and technology in order to give our students experiences that will benefit them in their post high school years.

 

In the high school there are 82 students and 16 full time teachers which equals about a 5:1 student/teacher ratio. We also have 1 full-time high school Teacher Associate in the high school special education, and 1 middle school/high school Teacher Associate each in the middle school/high school library and the middle school/high school computer lab. We have 8 periods a day with each being 46 minutes long. There are 79 courses offered to the students. There are six vocational areas offered. They are Agriculture, Business & Accounting, Family and Consumer Science, Computer & Internet Technology, Industrial Technology, and Art. Spanish is the only foreign language offered at L-M. There are several post secondary classes offered. They are Psychology, Pre-Calculus, Trigonometry, Accounting, Contemporary Business, Fundamentals of Web Design I, Web Graphics I (Photoshop), Layout Design 1, Advanced Composition, and Internet Biology, and off campus courses. Teachers and students use the ICN to take classes. A minimum of 46 credits are required for graduation.