MSTM Vision Statement:
A caring community that nurtures individuals to become productive lifelong learners.

MSTM Mission Statement:
Provide a safe and progressive learning environment to enhance student growth.
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Attention 2017 Graduates

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Lil' Devil Tackle Football Sign-ups

Thursday, March 23rd, from 6-7:00 in the commons. 

Tackle football is for grades 4th-6th and will start in August 2017.  

Any questions please email Dan or Emily Cassady at


2017-2018 SCHOOL CALENDAR - Final

This is the approved calendar that was presented to the School Board and open for a public hearing during the regular Board Meeting on February 13, 2017.

 Click here to view 2017-2018 Calendar 



Our MSTM PTO has again this year teamed up with a local bookstore in Indianola!

20% of every purchase made will come back to our school!! Please make sure you let the cashier know at the bookstore that you are with Martensdale St. Marys school for your sales to be counted.

If you have any questions, please let Cassandra Ackerson know.
Click Here for the attached flyer. 


Open Tuesday, April 11, from 2-8 pm. This one day book fair will be located in the elementary gym.  Please come visit the fair! If you can't make it in you can send funds with your student to shop, or send the order on the back of the flyer to your child's teacher with cash or check made out to MSTM PTO. We will gladly pick your order for you and send the items home with your child or make arrangements to keep it a secret if you'd prefer (gifts).


ButterBraid pick up is Tuesday April 11th from 3-8pm in the elementary gym.


Thank you for your continued support!



Kindergarten Round-Up!!

We will be having a parent meeting for parents that will have a kindergarten student in the 2017-2018 school year.

The meeting will be at 6:00 on Tuesday, April 25th in the HS Media Center.  We will be having round up for the students on Friday, May 5th from 8:30-2:00.

If you have a child or know of anyone that has a child that will be in kindergarten next year please have them notify the elementary office so they can be added to the list.

MStM Elementary office – 641-764-2621

Brenda DePauw
MStM Elementary Secretary


Dear Families of Prospective Preschool Students,  

Martensdale-St. Marys Elementary School offers a comprehensive preschool program for early learners.  This program includes classes for 3, 4 and 5 year olds.  

Three year olds come to class on Wednesdays from 8:00 – 11:00 a.m.  The goal of this program is to introduce the “3’s” to the school setting and provide that first opportunity for learning.  Tuition is $40 per month and is due on the 5th of each month. 

The four year old program is 4 days per week – Monday/Tuesday /Thursday/Friday.  Tuition is $65 per week and is due every Friday. 

Additionally, we serve five year olds in our program. (Students turning 5 on or before September 15)  Classes meet 4½ days per week.   “5’s” attend Monday/Tuesday/Wednesday morning/Thursday/Friday.  Attending preschool as a five year old requires student participation in FAST screening.  The extra half day allows time for extra instruction and assessment.

​Please contact Amy De Waard at (641) 764-2621 or if you have questions.  To express interest in the program and have your child’s name placed on the school list, please contact Brenda DePauw at


MStM Gridiron Golf Outing

The Martensdale-St. Marys Gridiron Club is inviting you to partake in a 4-Person Best-Shot Golf Outing on Saturday, May 13, 2017, at Warrior Run in Norwalk, IA. Golf will start at 9:00 AM. The cost is $60 per person ($240 per team) and that includes: 18 holes, cart, food, t-shirt and golf towel. 

We will also have prizes and silent auction items during the event. Please make checks payable to the Gridiron Club, return payment, and form to Gridiron Club Attn: Kim Phinney, 390 Burlington Ave. Martensdale, IA 50160.

If you have any questions contact Kim Phinney at 515-401-3553 or email *The form is attached to this email. Forms/Payment need to be turned in by April 26 in order to be guaranteed t-shirt size, otherwise you may get a different t-shirt size. 

 Click Here for Registration Form


Activity Bus Drivers 

September 20, 2016  

The following rate increases and procedure changes for activity trip bus drivers take effect immediately. This applies to all extracurricular activities and field trips.  

  1. Pay is now $14/hour with a minimum of $56 for any trip.
  2. The District will pay for all initial licensing costs for new drivers.
  3. The annual cost of STOP classes ($25) will be paid by the District with the expectation that those drivers will drive activity trips.
  4. The District will allow the use of its buses for any driving tests required for licensure. 

 In exchange for the District paying for licensing and use of a bus for that purpose, the new driver will sign an agreement to drive at least six activity trips within one year of obtaining the license. 

If you are interested in becoming a driver please contact Jill Gavin. 


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