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Welcome to Lenihan!


Kyle Young


Teach Them To Swim Program

This Developmental swim program for Lenihan students is designed to acquaint swimmers with the pool and learn water adjustment. Float devices are used to encourage students towards water independence. Swimmers will move toward stroke independence and will swim several lengths of the pool unassisted when completed. Swimmers will learn personal safety skills in and around the water, including treading water, floating, swimming on front and back, jumping in the water and boating safety. Most importantly they will gain self confidence around the water and know how to be safe.

Pre-Screen Application: ENGLISH | SPANISH

FEB. 16, 2015 - Youth art selected for statewide show

JAN. 29, 2015 - Sixth graders learning the restaurant business

DEC. 15, 2014 - Student strives for excellence
Students in the Spotlight

MAY 9, 2014 - Eighth annual Lenihan Spelling Bee held May 8

APRIL 3, 2014 - Marshalltown students advance to state National History Day

MARCH 24, 2014 - Working hard and helping others: Lenihan student a role model
Students in the Spotlight

MARCH 11, 2014 - Lenihan holds 8th annual Battle of the Books

MARCH 11, 2014 - Marshalltown student art on display at State Historical Building

FEB. 28, 2014 - Youth Art Month exhibit opens today, reception March 8

FEB. 10, 2014 - Avid golfeer works hard at school
Students in the Spotlight

JAN. 20, 2014 - Student committed to his best: Positive attitude shines for Lenihan sixth grader
Students in the Spotlight

JAN. 13, 2014 - Student prepared to learn: Lenihan student loves to solve problems
Students in the Spotlight

DEC. 19, 2013 - Students graduate from swim program
Marshalltown Times-Republican

DEC. 18, 2013 - Marshalltown teams earn FIRST Lego League awards

DEC. 4, 2013 - Lenihan service-learning group sponsors holiday food drive

DEC. 2, 2013 - Soft-spoken, yet still a leader: Sixth grader a positive influence

NOV. 25, 2013 - Reading skills have taken off: Lenihan student exceeds goals
Students in the Spotlight

NOV. 22, 2013 - Good behavior pays off at school
Marshalltown Times-Republican

NOV. 15, 2013 - Lenihan students raise $1,500 for Y swim program
Marshalltown Times-Republican

OCT. 1, 2013 - Marshalltown Schools receive PE, nutrition grant

AUG. 27, 2013 - Muench named Outstanding Elementary Art Educator by Art Educators of Iowa

AUG. 17, 2013 - Lenihan teacher instructs at rock hall of fame
Marshalltown Times-Republican

AUG. 1, 2013 - Back-to-school events scheduled in August

JUNE 10, 2013 - Lenihan students raise money for Roundhouse renovation

MAY 21, 2013 - Marshalltown students earn meritorious awards at Project Share

MAY 19, 2013 - $10K grant provides bikes for 99 Lenihan students

MAY 13, 2013 - Lenihan holds annual field day

MAY 13, 2013 - Student takes big strides forward: Lenihan sixth grader shows growth in learning
Students in the Spotlight

MAY 3, 2013 - Lenihan holds 7th annual spelling bee

APRIL 25, 2013 - Public Health, MCSD Health Services to hold Tdap Clinic

APRIL 18, 2013 - Marshalltown students earn awards at regional National History Day, advance to state

APRIL 8, 2013 - Lenihan students participate in honor choir

APRIL 5, 2013 - Lenihan team wins regional Math Bee

APRIL 1, 2013 - Teacher trusts Lenihan student to help others
Students in the Spotlight

MARCH 7, 2013 - Lenihan musicians participate in honor band

FEB. 26, 2013 - Lenihan holds 7th annual Battle of the Books Bash

FEB. 25, 2013 - Going the extra mile in learning: Lenihan student gets the job done
Students in the Spotlight

FEB. 13, 2013 - Lenihan recognizes honor roll students with special ceremony

JAN. 29, 2013 - Iowa Assessments next week

JAN. 25, 2013 - Hands-on lesson teaches Lenihan students about bird habitats

JAN. 22, 2013 - Marshalltown student artwork on display at State Historical Building

JAN. 14, 2013 - Busy student likes to get involved: Lenihan sixth grader part of several groups
Students in the Spotlight

DEC. 5, 2012 - Lenihan school growing its own leaders: Program builds role models
Marshalltown Times-Republican

DEC. 3, 2012 - Lenihan launches service learning group with ISU Extension

DEC. 3, 2012 - Student shows improvement, best effort: Lenihan sixth grader comes ready to learn
Students in the Spotlight

NOV. 8, 2012 - Marshalltown Students hold mock elections

OCT. 18, 2012 - Marshalltown students showcased at ITEC Conference

OCT. 15, 2012 - Bright and ready to learn: Lenihan student does 'excellent job'
Students in the Spotlight

AUG. 30, 2012 - New swim lessons program a response to tragedies: Program will help children learn water safety
Marshalltown Times-Republican

AUG. 2, 2012 - Orientations, open houses planned to start school year

MAY 21, 2012 - Lenihan holds 6th annual Spelling Bee

MAY 17, 2012 - Lenihan holds annual Track & Field Day

MAY 15, 2012 - MCSD students win meritorious awards at Project Share

MAY 14, 2012 - Thailand native making great strides: Hel Ter shows improvement in language
Students in the Spotlight

MAY 7, 2012 - Teacher in awe of student's maturity: Lenihan sixth grader is respectful to all
Students in the Spotlight

APRIL 23, 2012 - Willing to do the hard work: Lenihan student goes extra mile
Students in the Spotlight

APRIL 17, 2012 - Lenihan to unveil student art installation April 25

APRIL 14, 2012 - Lenihan team wins area Math Bee
Marshalltown Times-Republican

APRIL 13, 2012 - Marshalltown students earn honors at Central Iowa Student Technology Fair

APRIL 9, 2012 - A problem solver in many ways: Lenihan student helps peers
Students in the Spotlight

MARCH 28, 2012 - Film festival showcases work by Lenihan students

MARCH 26, 2012 - The bigger the better: Lenihan student excels at string bass in orchestra
Students in the Spotlight

MARCH 13, 2012 - Sixth Annual Battle of the Books held Monday

MARCH 12, 2012 - Standing out among hundreds: Lenihan student has high level of people skills
Students in the Spotlight

FEB. 21, 2012 - Lenihan plans awards night for honor roll students

JAN. 16, 2012 - Looking out for his future: Lenihan sixth grader wants to learn
Students in the Spotlight

DEC. 13, 2011 - Lenihan FIRST LEGO League team wins reginals

NOV. 28, 2011 - A hard-working goal setter: Lenihan student has good attitude
Students in the Spotlight

NOV. 21, 2011 - Physical Education Dept. holds Thanksgiving Food Drive

NOV. 14, 2011 - Students honored in Noon Lions Peace Poster Contest

MAY 25, 2011 - MCSD students dominate First in Math state contest

MAY 5, 2011 - Lenihan holds annual Spelling Bee

MARCH 18, 2011 - Lenihan student writer wins state Letters About Literature competition

MARCH 10, 2011 - Fifth annual Battle of the Books Bash held March 7

MARCH 10, 2011 - Vocal music teacher selected for Simon Estes Concert Series

FEB. 15, 2011 - Lenihan students use choral reading to learn about Martin Luther King, Jr.

JAN. 21, 2011 - Lenihan's FIRST Lego League teams earn high marks

JAN. 21, 2011 - Lenihan rallies around fifth grader battling cancer, holds penny drive


Dr. Liz Jurgensen
Associate Principal

Lenihan Intermediate School brings together students from all six district elementary schools for fifth and sixth grade, while still maintaining a small-school atmosphere through the use of neighborhoods.

At Lenihan students receive instruction in the core subjects of reading, language arts, social studies, math and science. Students also participate in physical education, vocal music and art. Students may choose to be involved in chorus, orchestra and band.

The transition from elementary to intermediate school is made easy through the many efforts of Lenihan staff. Principals and the school counselors visit elementary schools and talk with students and parent organizations and events like Parent Orientation, Parent Open House and Back to School Night help students and families feel comfortable in their new school.