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

MStM Ag Department News

The MStM Ag Department received seven (7) donated engines from Kohler Engines for the Agriculture Power and Technology class. Students will have the opportunity to work hands-on to apply their knowledge gained in the classroom to real life applications! Thank you, Kohler Engines, for your dedication to agriculture education at MStM!

‘Snow Much’ Upcoming Fun Ahead from MStM’s Post Prom

Please see the attached PDFs for information about upcoming events for post prom!

Snow Much Fun


Van Gundy Strong

MStM Community,

As you may or may not know, a freshman family’s father is currently in the ICU battling COVID. He has been in the ICU for over 50 days and has a long road ahead of him. We will be selling the shirt attached to this message for $15 and it will be available until 12 PM on Friday, November 19th. All proceeds will be going to the family to help with medical expenses. If you’d like to order, please fill out the attached order form and return it to the ELEMENTARY office or contact Amy Hughes at aehughes1024@gmail.com


11/11/2021: Veterans Day Assembly

A reminder that this Thursday MStM will be holding an assembly for students, staff, and veterans in our community starting at 1:30 P.M. in the HS Gym. If you (or someone you know) is a veteran planning to attend, please contact Josh Moser at josh_moser@mstm.us, or by phone at 641-764-2486. We would like to get a count of guests for planning purposes.

There will also be a livestream of the event; an NFHS Network account will be required for viewing, but a paid subscription is not necessary. Click HERE to access the live stream starting at 1:30 P.M. on Thursday.

Thank you to all of the veterans in our community for your service, and Go Big Blue!

TAG Wrapped in Love Fundraiser

Students involved in the secondary Talented and Gifted program are organizing their annual fleece blanket drive called Wrapped in Love to provide for local shelters and hospitals and they are in need of your support. 
Any dollar amount is welcome and will be used to purchase fleece and other materials necessary to build the blankets, which will be distributed to various locations throughout the holiday season. You may access the donation link directly by clicking here, or if you’d prefer to donate by check, it may be made out to MSTM. Please feel free to reach out to Beth Grafft at beth_grafft@mstm.us with any questions.
Thank you so much for considering their cause!

MStM Book Fair: 11/2 – 11/4

We are excited to announce that we will be partnering with PTO to host an in-person book fair this fall! The fair will be open during parent/teacher conferences: November 2nd from 3:00 P.M. – 8:00 P.M. and November 4th from 1:00 – 7:30 P.M.

If you’d prefer to shop online, feel free to browse titles starting October 29th through November 11th by visiting our Scholastic homepage. Flyers will be coming home this week, so stay tuned! If you have any questions, feel free to contact Beth Grafft at beth_grafft@mstm.us. 

Thank you so much for supporting our students through the book fair and we hope to see you soon!


Coach Gibson’s Professional Wrestling Debut

Did you miss Coach Gibson’s professional wrestling debut this past weekend? Well, you’re in luck! Click HERE to view a YouTube video of the night!

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.

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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