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A Message from Mrs. Gochenour, 5-12 Principal

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At Logan-Magnolia Jr./Sr. High School we have so many reasons to be thankful. We truly have a family culture, one that can agree and disagree but understands, in the end, we stand with and support each other through good times and bad times. It’s during this time of year that I truly feel grateful for the opportunity to return home and lead such a wonderful school.

Our Performance Profile was recently released by the Iowa Department of Education. Logan-Magnolia Jr./Sr. High School scored Exectional, which places us in the top 2% of all schools in the State of Iowa. The work our teachers and students do everyday is what makes us such an “Exceptional” school. The Department of Education collects information in the following areas to assess accountability:

  • Assessment Participation Rate … 

  • Proficiency Rate (Reading & Math)

  • Growth (Reading & Math)

  • Achievement (Actual Scale Score)

  • Graduation Rate

  • Conditions for Learning

I encourage you to visit the following website to review our Performance Profile and compare our school to other schools around the State (https://www.iaschoolperformance.gov/ECP/Home/Index).

During the spring of 2017 Logan-Magnolia made the commitment to ensure all of our juniors have the opportunity to take the ACT, not just the top 15% of students. Currently, there are fifteen states that require all schools to give the ACT to every student. When we compare our district’s average composite score to those states, we rank 5th. This is amazing! ALL of our students at Logan-Magnolia are doing amazing and it is because of dedicated staff, students, and parents … for this we are so blessed and I am truly grateful! In December, I will be sharing more information with our school board and then sharing that information on our school website www.lomaschools.org.

During the last few months we’ve had so many great things happening at school and we are gearing up for many more. The Winter Concerts are almost here. The 9-12 grade concert will be on Wednesday, December 11 at 7:00, and the 5-8 grades’ concert will be on December 18 at 7:00. I hope to see you there. Mrs. Schmitz, Mr. Albertson and their students are working hard to finalize their performances. 

December 20 is the last day of the 1st semester. School will run from 8:15 - 11:30. Semester testing begins Wednesday, December 18 in the afternoon. We will run shortened periods throughout the morning. The semester test schedule will run as follows:

Dec. 18 Dec 19 Dec 20

1: 8:15 - 8:40 Yellow 8:15 - 9:45 a.m. Neon Green  8:15 - 9:45 a.m.

2:  8:40 - 9:05 Smoke Blue  10 - 11:30 a.m. Dk Blue 10 - 11:30 a.m.

3:  9:05 - 9:30 Lunch:  11:30 - noon

4:  9:30 - 9:55 Purple  12 - 1:30

5:  9:55 - 10:20 Orange  1:45 - 3:15 p.m.

6:  10:20 - 10:45

7:  10:45 - 11:10

8:  11:10 - 11:35

Lunch:  11:40 - 12:10

Testing Begins

Dk Green (6th Hour) 12:15 - 1:45 p.m.

Red (7th Hour)  2:00 - 3:30 p.m.


I wish all of our LoMa family a wonderful holiday season. May you have joy and peace as we begin a new year.



Mrs. Gochenour           


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Hello, I am Christi Gochenour, the Jr./Sr. High School Principal. My husband, Rich, and I have three children and have lived in this area our entire life. I graduated from Lo-Ma in 1988. I earned my Bachelor's in Education from University of Nebraska-Omaha and my Master's in Educational Leadership from Northwest Missouri State University.

I have been the 7-12 Principal at Lo-Ma since 2010. I have worked in education for 17 years. My education career started at Alpha School in Omaha for 2 years. I then taught middle school at Missouri Valley Schools for 10 years, spent 1 year at Blair Community Schools as a TAG Coordinator, and then 2 years at Green Hills Area Education Agency as a Professional Development/School Improvement Coordinator before coming back home to Lo-Ma.

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