Welcome to Martensdale-St. Marys Community School District

Inspire. Challenge. Grow.

Through the years, class after class of Blue Devil students continue to represent those three words well. To be part of the MStM community is to be surrounded by caring and nurturing staff and peers that inspire and challenge each other to blaze their path forward. MStM alumni continue to make a difference after graduation, having grown into productive and lifelong learners. MStM works hard to live its vision: A school community that fosters personal excellence and responsible citizenship.

News & Announcements

Flu Shot Clinic

Hy-Vee will be returning this year to administer flu shots to staff, students, and families. The clinic will be held on Friday, September 17th, in the small gym starting at 7:30 A.M. and will last approximately 1-1/2 hours. You may find the consent form by clicking here or it is available in hard copy. Completed forms are required before receiving the flu shot and they may either be turned in to Lynn Wente or brought in the day of the clinic. Please be sure to bring a copy of your insurance card, as well, or it’s $25 without insurance.

Post Prom Fundraiser Reminders

Post Prom Beef Raffle
Post Prom is raffling off a 1/2 beef; tickets are $10 each or 6/$50. Email mstmpostprom@mstm.us to purchase your tickets. The drawing will be held on August 30th.
Post Prom Can & Bottle Collection
Bring your cans and bottles in this Saturday, August 28th, from 9-11am. If you cannot drop off during this time, you can drop off at any time in the dumpster next to the maintenance shed or post prom can make arrangements to pick up from you.
Have a wonderful weekend!

Cross Country T-Shirt Sales

Cross Country Apparel is now for sale on the MStM WebStore! Click on this link to get yours. Orders will close on Monday, August 30th, at 11:59 P.M.

School Board Positions

This fall, the Martensdale-St. Marys Community School District will have three School Board positions up for election: District 1, District 2 and District 4.
If you or someone you know is interested in running for School Board, and lives in one of the available districts, a nomination petition and an affidavit of candidacy must be completed and filed with the business manager no later than Thursday, September 16 at 5pm.
Follow this link to the Board page where you will find links to the nomination petition and the affidavit of candidacy, as well as the School Candidate Guide and a district map.

Cheer T-Shirts Sales

Hey Blue Devil Fans!

The MSTM Cheerleaders have new Blue Devil t-shirts for sale in the MStM webstore!
Are you looking for a shirt that you can wear to any event to show your MStM school spirit?
Both adult and youth sizes are available in short and long sleeve shirts.  These shirts even have a little BLING on them with metallic gold, royal, and white print.
Be sure to order quickly!  These are only on sale through September 1st and the link to order may be found here!  We will not be ordering any extras!
Please contact Sara Franey at sara_franey@mstm.us with any questions.
Thank you for supporting MSTM cheerleading!

FFA Silent Auction

MStM’s FFA Chapter will be hosting a silent auction at the school on August 19th from 6:30-7:30 P.M. during Open House. The chapter is raising funds to attend the National FFA convention in Indianapolis, Indiana, in October! This convention will allow our students to attend both career and leadership workshops and meet other FFA members from all over the United States. Some items available to bid on are Iowa Cubs tickets, Blue Devils gear, a 4 Seasons goodie basket, a Rose Farm basket, local fishing experience, and more! Please stop by the commons area to help support the chapter on their journey! They appreciate the community support!

Employment Opportunities

Martensdale-St. Marys has several employment opportunities available to start immediately. If you are interested in these positions, please complete an online application at www.teachiowa.gov.
We have an immediate need for associates at both the elementary and secondary levels. Full-time, part-time, and substitute positions are available.
Qualifications include:
– Previous experience working closely with either general education or special education students is recommended, but not required.
Applications are accepted online at https://iowa.schoolspring.com/Home/JobDetail/3629314.
General Nutrition Worker
We have an immediate need for a full-time general nutrition worker. This position works 9 months of the year, for approximately 6 hours/day. 
Qualifications include:
– Ideal candidate will be self-motivated and detail-oriented, and can work with minimal supervision.
– Some previous food service experience is recommended, but not required.
Applications are accepted online at https://iowa.schoolspring.com/Home/JobDetail/3596224.
For questions about any of our open positions, please contact Alison Cornwell (alison_cornwell@mstm.us).

New Student Orientation

New Student Orientation will be held from 6PM-7PM on Tuesday, August 10th. All incoming MStM seventh graders and students new to the district are invited to attend this event with their families. Mr. Randy Folkerts (7-12 School Counselor), Mrs. Christy Henderson (7-12 Administrative Assistant), and Mr. Josh Moser (7-12 Principal) will provide an overview of policies, procedures, expectations, and opportunities for students and parents. Students will have an opportunity to review their classes, practice locker combinations, and walk their daily schedules. All attendees are encouraged to ask questions and seek clarification in order to feel ready for the fall.

If you plan to attend, please email Mr. Moser at josh_moser@mstm.us and include the number of people coming with you. This will give us an accurate count for any hard copies we may need as well as deciding the best location to ensure adequate space for all attendees. We look forward to seeing you on the 10th!

2021-2022 Preschool and Elementary Supply Lists

Click here to view elementary supply lists for the upcoming school year.

Registration Information for the 2021-2022 School Year

Thank you for choosing Martensdale-St. Marys Community School District. Registration is now open for the 2021-2022 school year. Please follow the instructions provided and be sure to use a laptop or desktop computer to complete the online registration, as mobile devices are not compatible with this process. If you need access to a computer, please stop by the Central Office for assistance. For questions regarding online registration, please contact Alison Cornwell at (641) 764-2608 or alison_cornwell@mstm.us.

Close-Knit Community, Widespread Achievements

Laptops for grades 7-12
Graduation Rate
> 70%
Students involved in activities
Educator Effectiveness Score
> 80%
of elementary students are proficient in math and literacy
Student to Teacher Ratio
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