206 South Main Street, Roland, Iowa 50236 

phone (515) 388-4348 fax (515) 388-4435

Principal: Mr. Brian Town


5th Grade: 8:30-3:15

6th Grade: 8:30-3:20 

7th/8th Grade: 8:30-3:30




6th Grade Website




Read here for information on the 21-22 school year session of Premier Athlete Training.




MAY 16 -  MAY 20


SOFTBALL  SHUTTLE @ 5:25 @ HS Softball Fields / Roland

BASEBALL  SHUTTLE @ 6:00 / East Field / Story City




FRIDAY,  MAY 20 – Sb Shuttle @ 5:25 / Bb Shuttle @ 6:00

SOFTBALL -- 3:45 - 5:15

8th BASEBALL -- 4:00 - 6:00 

     • 8th Parent Meeting @ 6:00 @ East Bb Field






MAY 23 -  MAY 27


SOFTBALL  SHUTTLE @ 5:25 @ MS Softball Fields / Roland

       Note:  Softball Practice @ Middle School Field

BASEBALL  SHUTTLE @ 6:00 / East Field / Story City


•••• Friday – May 27 – Last Day for Shuttle 


MONDAY, MAY 23 – SB Shuttle @ 5:25 / Bb Shuttle @ 6:00

 SOFTBALL -- 3:45 - 5:15

7th BASEBALL -- 4:00 - 6:00

      7th Parent Meeting @ 6:00 - East Field – Story City


TUESDAY,  MAY 24 – SB Shuttle @ 5:25 / Bb Shuttle @ 6:00

SOFTBALL -- 3:45 - 5:15

8th BASEBALL -- 4:00 - 6:00 


WEDNESDAY, MAY 25 – Sb Shuttle @ 5:25 / Bb Shuttle @ 6:00

SOFTBALL -- 3:45 - 5:15

7th BASEBALL --  4:00 - 6:00


THURSDAY, MAY 26 – Sb Shuttle @ 5:25 / Bb Shuttle @ 6:00

SOFTBALL -- 3:45 - 5:15

8th BASEBALL -- 4:00 - 6:00 


FRIDAY,  MAY 27 – Sb Shuttle @ 5:25 / Bb Shuttle @ 6:00

SOFTBALL -- 3:45 - 5:15

7th BASEBALL -- 4:00 - 6:00







Roland-Story MS offers three fall athletic activities for our student-athletes.  The sports are school sponsored with school issued uniforms and certified coaches.

There are no registration costs to participate in school sponsored sports.  The only cost to the student-athlete is the cost of their own equipment.

Athletes must have a current physical form and acknowledgement forms on file with the Middle School office prior to the first day of practice in order to participate.

Practices begin after school starts in the fall.  More information will be posted on the RSMS Athletics Facebook page prior to the start of school.  You can find the RSMS Athletics page at @RSMSAthletics.  Information is also posted in the middle school daily announcements.

CROSS COUNTRY — starts the second day of school. 7th & 8th Boys & Girls compete together. There are usually 6-7 meets. Needed items: Running Shoes. Practice clothes — shorts, t-shirt, sweats as needed. School Provides: Uniform Top. Players wear their own black shorts.

FOOTBALL — starts the first day of school with equipment check out. 7th & 8th Boys compete separately. There is an 8th team and a 7th team. There are 6 games per grade level. Needed items: Football Cleats, Integrated Football Girdle. Shirt to wear under shoulder pads. School Provides: Practice jersey, game jersey (home & away), football pants, shoulder pads, helmet, football belt, and mouthguard.  You can purchase your own mouthguard if you like Shock Doctor or similar type mouthguard.

VOLLEYBALL — starts the second day of school. 7th & 8th Girls compete separately. There is an 8th team and a 7th team. There are usually 10 A/B/C (C games if the opponent has enough players) games per grade level. Needed items: Volleyball Shoes. Knee Pads (optional). Practice clothes — shorts and a t-shirt. School Provides: Uniform Top. Players purchase their own black shorts or spandex shorts that provide proper coverage & knee pads.


Athletic Physicals

Any student, grades 7-12, planning on participating in school sports is required to have a physical, insurance, risk form, and concussion form on file in the office prior to practicing.  Please come to the office for the proper forms to take to the doctor or download the form below. The doctor does not usually have all the necessary forms to fill out.



7th/8th Grade Sports Coaches



8th Grade: Kathy Hovick - khovick@roland-story.k12.ia.us

7th Grade: Darrin Berggren - dberggren@roland-story.k12.ia.us



7th Grade: Erin Handsaker - ehandsaker@roland-story.k12.ia.us

8th Grade: Vince Sabatino - vsabatino68@gmail.com


Boys' Track

Ryan Gelber - rgelber@roland-story.k12.ia.us

Matt Finn - mfinn@roland-story.k12.ia.us



Girls' Track

Mary Sara Lettow - mlettow@roland-story.k12.ia.us

Catrina Judge - cjudge@roland-story.k12.ia.us


Cross Country

Tony Gustafson  tgustaf65@gmail.com



7th- Andrew Van Hulzen   avanhulzen@roland-story.k12.ia.us

8th- Leo Gessner  pow1dig@gmail.com



7th- Jacob Sheahan Jacob.Sheahan@roland-story.k12.ia.us

8th- Darrin Berggren dberggren@roland-story.k12.ia.us


Girls Basketball

          7th Grade: Mike Truesdell - m_truesdell@hotmail.com - (515) 205-9703

          8th Grade: Bob Halleland - BobH9280@gmail.com - (515) 290-5236


          Boys Basketball

           7th Grade: Chris Hill - chill@roland-story.k12.ia.us -  (515) 291-1034

           8th Grade: Kathy Hovick - khovick@roland-story.k12.ia.us 



            Hesston Johnson - hkjohnson@roland-story.k12.ia.us





Canvas by Instructure Logo Download - SVG - All Vector Logo


RSMS Parents, need a Canvas account? Already have one but want to link to your student's Canvas account? Please click the two how-to documents below for step-by-step instructions.


Parent - How do I link a student to my parent account in Canvas?


Student - How do I generate a Canvas pairing code for my Parent?




(Preschool - 12th grade)




Check out the R-S PowerSchool App! 

The PowerSchool App is a quick and easy way to keep up with your student's grades from your phone. 

This app is available for download through the AppStore and Google Play.     

Roland-Story's district code is BMZK.





Norsemen Food Pantry is Open!

Attention Roland-Story families! The food pantry is available to all of our families in the district who may need assistance. The food pantry, thanks to support from the Food Bank of Iowa, will offer non-perishable food items, frozen food, dairy products and produce, as well as a variety of paper products and cleaning supplies.



Every Sunday from 4:00-5:00 p.m.

Appointments are not necessary. To make a donation to the Norsemen Food Pantry or ask questions, please call Roland-Story Middle School at (515) 388-4348




To improve the safety for our students, RSMS has a dedicated location for parent pick-up and drop-off on the NORTH side of our building. Parents have the entire stretch of Elm Street (now a ONE WAY STREET) to drop off their child with sidewalk access into our building. We ask that students use the sidewalks available instead of walking through the grass or mud. Please click on the link below to see a map of the new location. Any questions, please call Mr. Town at 388-4348.  

Click here for link to map




Yearly Physicals and Changes to Vaccine Requirements

A yearly physical is an important part of your child's health & well-being. Physicals are valid for 13 months and cover the sports physical requirements, as well as ensures you are informed of all vaccine requirements and recommendations. This is an excellent time to call your McFarland provider for a check up.   


Please read our RSMS info sheet, a quick reference for answers to frequently asked questions and information about our school.