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Marshalltown Schools prepare for 2015-16 school year

backtoschoolThe Marshalltown Community School District is preparing for school to start for the 2015-16 school year.

The first day of school will be August 25 with a one-hour early dismissal that day.

A series of Back to School nights will be held throughout the district leading up to the first day of school for students and their families.

Miller Middle School will host an open house from 5 to 6:45 p.m. for seventh grade and from 6:45 to 8 p.m. for eighth grade, both on August 20.

All elementary schools in MCSD will have a Back to School Night from 5 to 6 p.m. on August 24. Lenihan Intermediate School will host a Back to School Night from 4:30 to 6 p.m. on August 24. Students are encouraged to bring their school supplies for the year during these Back to School nights.

Marshalltown High School will host a ninth grade/new student orientation from 4 p.m. to 5:30 p.m. on August 24.

The first day of preschool will be September 1 in the district. For a listing of school supplies needed and other information on the 2015-16 school year, visit the MCSD website at