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Kindergarten - 5th Grade to Attend Charlotte's Web

February 5th, 2019

Menu Change

Since there was no school today, this will be the menus for tomorriow January 23rd,



Just a reminder

December Students of the Month
CWL Elementary Christmas Visit to Care Centers and to Corwith and Wesley

"Spreading the Holiday Love"

Three Year Old Preschool

If you know of anyone who willbe three years old by January 11, we are now taking enrollments to start school January 15th.  Three year old preschool meets every Tuesday and Thursday from 12:30-3:25. Transportation is available. Please call the office to get your child registered and for further information.  The Phone number at the school is 515-882-3357.  


Carter Nath Visits the Elementary
Preschool Bus will be Early on December 11th, 2018

Just a reminder that tomorrow the Preschool Bus will be arriving 45 minutes earlier than normal so they can go along caroling with us at the nursing homes. Please make sure that your child has lunch before they arrive If you drop off your child, please have them here by 11:45 a.m.

Fifth Graders Field Trip to Algona

On Wednesday, CWL 5th graders took a filed trip to Algona.  Through a grant from ISEA, the students purchased gifts for the residents at the Titonka & Kanawa Care Centers.  The students in K-5 will be singing there December 11th.  Thank you to Dollar General and K-Mart for welcoming us there.  


5th Grade Students

Fourth Grade News
Veteran's Day Program

Friday. November 9, 2018 at 10:30 a.m.

Picture Retakes

Picture Retakes

Early Dismissal at 2:30 p.m.

Friday, November 2, 2018


No Preschool

Colder Weather
Van for Sale

The Lu Verne CSD is selling a 2006 Dodge Caravan. 

Early Dismissal Tomorrow September 26th @ 1:45 p.m.

Just a reminder that tomorrow, September 26th we have an Early Dismissal @ 1:45 p.m.  


Weather Related Information

Flu Shots Offered at CWL Elementary
Week of July 2nd
School Registration
Sixth Grade for the 2018/2019 School Year
Swimming at the YMCA

K-6 Swimming at the YMCA

Summer Band Lessons

Mrs. Enockson will be teaching summer band lessons every Monday during the month of June.  Each lesson will be 20 minutes, and will begin a 8am.  Lessons are open for beginning 5th graders, next years 6th graders, as well as for the current outgoing 6th graders.  Please email her for your preferred lesson time.  jenockson@gcb.k12.ia.us

Community Day

On May16th the CWL Elementary will be cleaning up around the towns of  Corwith, Wesley and Lu Verne to give back and to say THANK YOU to the communitues for all the support you give to our school!  

Local Author to Visit CWL Elementary

Did you know that one of CWL Elementary's former teachers husband is an author?    Harlan Wittkopf, who is the husband of our former Kindegarten Teacher, Jeanne Wittkopf will be visiting the CWL Elementary on the morning of May 16th to talk with our students here and tell them about the books he has written.  His first book, "The Sanibel Kaleidoscope" was published in February of 1997.  We are looking forward to having him here  and sharing his knowledge about seashells and his books with our students.  

Third and Fourth Graders to Travel to Rockford to Quarry

The third and fourth graders will be going on a field trip on Monday, May14th to Rockford Quarry.  

Sixth Graders to Visit Algona

This year's sxith graders will be traveling to Algona  durng the day on Monday, May 14th to visit and tour where they will be attending 7th grade in the Fall.  

4th Grade EPAK FIeld Trip

The 4TH Graders will be attending the EPAK Field Trip on May 8th.  They will be leaving at 8:30 a.m. and be back before the end of the school day.  EPAK stands for Educational Partnership Agriculture for Kids.

CWL Elementary Science Center Trip

On Wednesday, May 9th the K-6 grade from CWL will be going to the Science Center in Des Moines. This is possible due to a grant from the ISEA which is paying for our admission. Here is some following information about the trip. We need all NON BUS KIDS to arrive at school that day at 7:45 a.m. so they can get their breakfast and be ready to go when the buses pull in. BUS KIDS will get off their bus in the morning and get breakfast and go to the bathroom if needed and get back on the bus. WE NEED TO LEAVE SCHOOL AT 8:00 AM. We will be stopping at a rest stop by Ames and there they will change into their school t-shirts. EVERYBODY will be required to have theirs on and visable when we are at the Center. We want to be able to Identify our kids/adults when we need to. We are bringing sack lunches from the school and will eat lunch in a room provided by the Center. At this time we are planning on leaving Des Moines around 2:00 p.m. That should hopefully put us home around 4:30 p.m. Busses will be dropping kids off in Corwith (at grocery store), Lu Verne (at school) and Wesley (at Town Mart). Parents will receive a JMC message when we are in Eagle Grove so you know when to expect us. A permission slip is being sent home. Please sign and return the form back to school by next Tuesday, May 8th. Thank you!

K,1,2, Field Trip to Dairy Farm

On Friday May 4th, 2018, the Kindergarten through Second grade classes will be going on a field trip to Humboldt. This is our annual Dairy Days field trip. Usually we go to a farm and see the milking process, but this year, we will be going to the Humboldt Fair Grounds. The weather looks like it will be nice, but we do ask that your child still wears long pants, and closed toed shoes that you don’t mind getting dirty and muddy. We will primarily be outside and it has rained so the ground will probably be muddy. Please have your child wear a sweatshirt since the mornings are still cold. When they get warm, they can tie it around their waists. We will be leaving around 8:30 A.M. and return to school around 2:00 P.M. The children will be putting their green shirts on to wear while we are gone. Please let me know if you have any further questions! 
Thank you,
Mrs. Krieps and Mrs. Curry

Teacher and Staff Appreciation Week

Monday. May 7th - Friday May 11th is Teacher/Staff Appreciation Week.  Tuesday, May 8th is "Teacher Recognition Day".  Thank you to all the teachers and staff who make CWL a GREAT Elementary School!

School Board Appreciation Month

May is School Board Recognition Month.  CWL Elementary would like to thank our School Board members who are : Meredith Collins, Tena Cunningham (President), Cody Holmes, Charles Legler (Vice President), Jennifer Ludwig and LeAnn Wempen who is School Board Secretary/Treasurer.  


Just a couple of reminders. Spring picture packets need to be turned in by tomorrow. If you are planning on purchasing them please send payment, if not please send back your pictures. They will be here tomorrow for the last time to pick up money and pictures.

Grandparents, Retiree and Senior Citizen pink slips need to be returned back to school by tomorrow if you are planning on attending on April 30th.

Monday is our Spring Concert. Students will be wearing a new school t-shirt they will be given the night of the concert. Please have your child dress in their nicest pair of blue jeans and tennis shoes. The concert starts at 6:00 p.m. Band students need to arrive by 5:40 p.m. to warm up and all others by 5:50 p.m. Preschool will not be participating in the Spring Concert.

Special note: Mrs Enockson would like to have a quick 5 minute meeting with all parents in 4th grade to discuss summer band lessons. Please meet in the front couple rows of chairs after the concert that evening. Also Grades K-2 have been working on some Egyptian projects that will be displayed in the lobby. Please take your students work home after the concert.

Spring Concert


There is a change in the clothing that will be worn the night of the concert!  A note was sent home with your child.  If you did not receive one please contact the school.  Preschool will not be participating in the Spring Concert.  

Sickness in School

We have been seeing alot of sickness in school again mainly fevers, congestion and sore throats.   Please remember if your child is sick they must be fever free for 24 hours without the use of tylenol etc. before returning to school.  

Grandparents Day & Senior Citizen/Retiree Day

Grandparents Day & Senior Citizen/Retiree Day


Please join us on Monday, April 30th for an afternoon of fun in the CWL Elementary gym from 1:15-3:15 P.M in LuVerne.  The CWL Elementary students and staff would like to welcome any senior citizen, retired member of the local communities, or Grandparents to spend the afternoon with the Elementary students.  You will be able to play BINGO with the children, listen to them sing songs, and join them for a snack and drink afterwards.


Please RSVP to the school by Friday, April 20th if you are able to attend.  (515-882-3357)


We hope to see you here!


CWL Staff


Spring Pictures

Spring pictures will be taken on March 13th .  

CWL Elementary Spring Parent Teacher Conferences Information

Just a reminder that we will be holding Spring Conferences at the CWL Elementary on March 15, 2018 from 4:00 p.m. to 7:30 p.m. and on again on March 22, 2018 from 4:00 p.m. to 7:30 p.m.  We are once again using the “My Conference Time” online sign up.  The site is open and will remain open until March 13th.  After March 13th you will have to call the school to schedule a conference or to cancel your conference.  The phone number is 515-882-3357.


No School on February 19, 2018
Early Out February 14, 2018
Preschool and Kindergarten Round Up

Three and Four Year Old Preschool Round Up and Incoming Kindergarten Students

On March 15th from 6:30 p.m. to 7:30 p.m. the CWL Elementary will be having Preschool and Kindergarten Round up where you will get registration information and be able to meet the teachers.  

To attend 3 year old preschool your child must be 3 on or before September 15th, 2018.    To attend 4 year old preschool your child must be 4 on or before September 15th, 2018.  

To attend Kindergarten your child must be 5 on or before September 15th, 2018.  

If you know of anyone who is eligible to attend in the Fall of 2018, please have them come March 15th, 2018, from 6:30 p.m. to 7:30 p.m.  .  If you are unable to attend this night, please call the school so we can get your child registered and send out the forms you will need to fill out and return.  

This night is also the first night of Parent Teacher Conferences so if you have a child who is currently attending it will be possible for you to schedule your other children's conferences this night.  


School Closings and Delays Information

Attention Parents:

If we have a 2 hour late start –

  1. NO Breakfast will be served at school
  2. Buses may run late (please watch for them and have your children properly dressed for the weather)
  3. Doors of the school will be open for elementary students at 9:50 a.m.
  4. Students will go to the GYM (instead of the lunchroom where they normally go in the morning) until 10:10 a.m. and then they will be dismissed to go to their classrooms.  (Lu Verne town students please arrive at the school ready to go to class by 10:10 a.m.)  We would like everyone going to their classrooms at 10:10 so by the time the kids get settled they can start teaching as soon as they possibly can, however they will not be counted absent or tardy until after 10:20 a.m.

Two hour early out (1:30 dismissal) – If we have a 2 hour early dismissal we will NOT have Preschool.  We will try and make those decisions as early as possible and a JMC notification will be sent out.

If we do not have school the office will be closed.

Any delays or postponements of school will be posted on KCCI, WHO, KLGA, CWL Facebook Page,

Lu Verne Website which is www.luverne.k12.ia.us and a JMC notification will be sent out to parents.


If you have any questions or concerns please contact the school office at 515-882-3357 or you can email Mr. Hueser at jhueser@cwl-csd.org


Early Out

Early Out November 29

American Education Week

Making Public Schools Great

Veteran's Day Program


Halloween Costume Parade

Halloween Costume Parade

Bucket Assembly


October 30, 2:30 p.m.

Red Ribbon Week



Strengthening Families Program

For Parents and Youth 10-14



Helping Victims of Hurricane Harvey and Irma

Please help the Boy Scouts of America Troop 71 and Cub Scouts Pack 29 of Algona send donations to Texas to Boy Scout Troop 95 , Seebrook.  CWL Elementary Students can bring thier donations to school to the office.

Helping Those In Need



AlgonaVolleyball Players!

Date: July 18th,19th,20th 

My name is Krista DeGeest. 

Time: 8:00-10:00 AM (10th-12th Grade) 

I will be running a 3-day volleyball camp this summer and I want to join! YOU 

 10:30-noon (7th-9th Grade) 

 1:00-2:30 PM (4th-6th Grade) 

Volleyball has been a passion of mine since I was your age. I graduated from Spencer High School 
and went on to become an All-American at the University of Northern Iowa. Now, I have been 


Even though playing volleyball is my job, my true passion is sharing this amazing sport with 
younger players. I have coached numerous summer camps, club teams, and conducted 

playing professionally in Europe for the past 4 years and plan to go back in August for my 
5th professional season. 

 ** the grade that the camper is ENTERING INTO** 

Place: Algona Middle School 

Cost: $50 per camper 

For more information or if you have any questions, please contact me at: 

individual lessons over the years and it’s my goal that each player leaves the gym with more 
confidence and love for the sport! 


This camp is designed to teach the basics of volleyball in a positive environment! It’s my intent that 
every player who works with me leaves not only improved physically with new skills; but also, 
mentally, by learning why these skills are important and how to use them to be successful. 


Please contact me if you have any questions! 




Volleyball Summer Camp

Middle School Volleyball Camp at Algona Middle School Gymnasium

Summer Office Hours

Office Closed on Friday's in June and July

Algona Boy's Basketball Camp
Red, White and Blue Activity

May 11th @ 1:30 p.m.

Spring Pictures

Pictures Being Sent Home

Grandparents Day & Senior Citizen/Retiree Day

APRIL 6, 2017

2:00 P.M ~ 3:15 P.M.  





Ice Skating

Ice Skating in on for January 30th.  

Ice Skating

Ice Skating

Holiday Break Schedule

Office hours and when school will start up again!

Attention Parents - late start and early out note

This information is about 2 hour late starts and 2 hour early dismissals because of weather.

Corwith School Sale Ad

This is the ad for the sale of the former Corwith-Wesley MS/HS property located in Corwith Iowa.  

Adopt a Family Helping the Funnemarks

Helping the Funnemark Family

Calendar Change

We are changing an early out day to no school day (ONLY for Elementary students - MS/HS will have classes as normal)

Lu Verne School Board Meeting

The Lu Verne School Board Meeting has been postponed.  It will be held on Monday, October 24th at 6:00 p.m.

Upcoming Events @ CWL Elementary

Some Important and Some Fun Events at the CWL Elementary.



Iowa High School Athletic Association - 100 years for Lu Verne

Lu Verne CSD has been a member of the IHSAA for 100 years!

ESSA - Department of Education Director Wise

The Iowa Department of Education has announced nine public input meetings statewide from September through November. Each meeting will open with an overview of ESSA and the Department’s goals for developing a state plan of accountability and support that drives student achievement and makes sense for Iowa.

Homecoming shirts

2016 Bulldog Homecoming shirts are on say now!

Bus Routes 16/17

These are first run at the bus routes.

7-12th Grade FB Camp - Aug 3-5

Sorry this is so late but we just received it from Algona.  The coach said to not worry about the due date since they always have kids walk-in for camp.  Shorts will be ordered if they run out or don't have enough of the correct sizes.  So everyone will get one.

3rd-6th FB Camp Registration Aug 1 & 2

Sorry this is so late but we just received the FB camp registration from Algona.  He said don't worry about the due date since they have lots of kids walk-in to these camps.  Shirts will then be delivered for them (if they run out) at a later date.

School Registration
Algona Boy's Basketball Camp
2016 Algona Girls Basketball Camp
Summer Updates

Summer Updates

Summer school!

Summer school for reading and math.

Summer Hours

Summer hours for the Lu Verne (CWL) Elementary School.

CWL Elementary 2nd-6th Graders Nursing Home Visit

On Monday, May 16th the second through the sixth graders will be traveling to Algona to perform their spring concert to the residents of Windsor Manor, Good Samaritan and Algona Manor Nursing Home Facilities.  They will leave the school at 9:30 a.m.and be back to the school by the end of the day.  They will be taking sack lunches from the school that day to eat at the park and going out for ice cream.  The ice cream is being paid for by an anonymous donor from Lu Verne.  The students wish to thank you in advance.  All students should wear their school shirts.  

Living History Farms Field Trip

Just a reminder that the 2nd through 6th graders will be traveling to the Living History Farms in Des Moines May 4th.  The bus will leave at 7:50 a.m. and be back around 4:30 or 5:00.  When the bus is close we will send out a JMC text alert.  If you still need to sign up for the alert. please call the school at 515-882-3357.  When we arrive back we will be dropping off students in three drop off locations.  In Lu Verne it will be at the school, in Corwith at Pete's and in Wesley at the Library.  If your child has a Lu Verne shirt please have them wear this along with a pair of tennis shoes.  We will be going in and out of buildings all day long.  


There will be a Bucket Assembly at 10:15 on Wednesday, April 27th.  The public is always welcome to attend.  

CWL Elementary Spring Concert

The CWL Spring Concert is quickly approaching.  This note just serves as a reminder that the concert starts at 6:00 p.m. in the gymnasium in the Lu Verne Building.  Band Students will need to be here that evening by 5:30 p.m.  and all other students need to be here by 5:45 p.m.   The theme for the concert is “In the Wild” so if you have a shirt that has animal prints or jungle print on them, please have your child wear them that night for the concert with jeans or khaki pants or shorts.  We would appreciate it if you would not dress your child in any athletic attire.  This concert will be fun for the kids, so please dress them in clothing that relates to the animal or jungle theme.  If you have any questions, please feel free to call the school or email Mrs. Enockson @ jenockson@gcb.k12.ia.us.  We look forward to seeing you on May 2nd!

NOTE:  5th and 6th Grade BAND Students will wear their new t-shirts for their portion of the concert and then they are welcome to change into their jungle attire if they wish.  



Third grade needs paper towel and toilet paper rolls and empty cereal boxes!!  If you have any of these items you would like to donate you can drop them off at the school.  Thanks!


A Big Thank you to everyone who came out last night to STEMS Family Fun Night!  Also, Thank you to Mrs. Krauss and to the staff, teachers and parent's who helped in any way to plan this event and help with it, and to all the businesses and parents who donated money,time or prizes.  We had Exploration Stations, Popcorn and Prizes and every student in the CWL Elementary received a  free book  purchased by the CWL Elementary School.   It was a great "Family" night!  

Kindergarten Roundup

Kindergarten Roundup and Parent Meeting will be held on Monday, April 4th at 6:30 PM.  The kids will have a chance to explore the classroom.  There will be a short parent meeting at 6:45 P.M.

Lu Verne Preschool Round Up

LuVerne Preschool Round Up will be held on Monday, April 11th beginning at 6:30 PM at the CWL Elementary School.  Please have your child's BIRTH CERTIFICATE when you come to sign up.  For more information please call the school office at 515-882-3357.  

Iowa Testing

Iowa tests are the week of March 14-18.  Please follow these helpful tips!

Spring Parent Teacher Conferences

Parent Teacher Conferences will be held on March 21st and 22nd at the CWL Elementary from 4:30 PM to 6:30 PM.  You can now go online and start signing up.  

Please go to www.myconferencetime.com/luverne

Find and click on the name of your child's teacher. Select your preferred date and time.  Enter all the required information and click "Sign up for Your Conference".

If you have serveral children attending our school click on "Register for Multiple Conferences" and follow the prompts to schedule your child for several conferences.  

If you do not have a way to sign up electronically, please call the school at 515-882-3357 and we will set up a time for you.  

Mrs. Nissen (First Grade Teacher) will schedule he Conferences when she gets back from her maternity leave.  Mrs. Krieps (Kindergarten Teacher) will be calling to schedule her conferences as well.  Mrs. Doerning will only be available on Monday the 21st and will hold both her Preschool  and 3rd Grade Conferences that night.  

Corwith Demolition Community Meeting

Corwith High School Demolition community meeting.

Ice Skating - CHANGE OF DATE

CWL students go ice skating!

Spring Family Night - NOTE DATE CHANGE

Spring Family Night Planning Committee Meeting, will be held on February 9 (NOTE THE DATE CHANGE). at 6:00 PM. 

Report Cards

Semester 1 Report Cards

Lu Verne Office Hours

Winter break hours at Lu Verne (CWL) CSD

Contractor Hired

Demolition contractor hired.

Iowa School Report Card

The State of Iowa has released the Iowa School Report Card.

Elementary Holiday Concert DVD's

If anyone is interested in purchasing a DVD of the Elementary Holiday Concert please call the school office @ 515-882-3357.  The cost for the DVD is $5.00. 

Holiday Concert

Holiday Concert Information

Media outlets for weather related statements.

The Algona and Lu Verne CSD will use the following media organizations to announce late start and early dismissals due to weather conditions

National Education Week

National Education Week - Nov 16-20

Demolition Bidding

Information on bidding for demolition of Corwith building.

Conference Scheduling

PT Conferences will be held on Nov 2 and 3!
We will be trying something new for conferences this year. You may select your conference time by going to the following site:https://www.myconferencetime.com/luverne
This site will be open until Oct 26. Please don't wait to schedule because slots will fill up fast! A letter will be going home with the students today explaining the process. If you are not scheduled by Oct 26, we will call and try to work out a time for you! Please be patient with us as this is the first time we are using this program!

Lifetouch Pictures Online

Haven't ordered yet? Don't miss this year's school picture

2015 November Newsletter

Please visit our Documents/Linsk section of our website (under the Forms/Newsletter bullet) to see the 2015 November Newsletter!

Veterans Day Program

Nov 10 @ 9:15 a.m. in the elementary gym.  Everyone is invited!

Welcome to our new Site

Welcome to our new site. Please continue to check back as we will be adding new info to our site!