Announcements-Friday, December 20th-B Day

  • NO SCHOOL DEC. 23 – JAN. 1 WINTER BREAK: Have a wonderful break. We will see you January 2.

When: Tuesdays and Thursdays (round 1 is 6 weeks)

*****Starts Tuesday, January 7th

Will offer another round in the spring!

Who: Anyone can show up at any time.  I will use partner programming to help catch up beginners and those who want extra support.  The more the merrier!

What: We will be using a program called Unity to create a video game over the course of 6 weeks.  I will allow any students to join at any given time.  Just show up and you can start building a game, keep coming and you might finish a game.

Any parents with programming or gaming experience are welcome to contact me to come assist or volunteer in any capacity.  I may be able to accommodate any students who cannot attend due to schedule conflicts.   Please arrive promptly at 4 to pick up students at 4:00 or have a plan for them to get home.  Thanks!  -Mr. Motz

  • GIRLS’ LEGO LEAGUE RESULTS: Congratulations to the Sixth Grade Girls’ FLL team that competed in Ottumwa on the 14th and qualified for State.

Averie Couvillion

Lydia Hampton

Chloe Liang

Emma Morlock

Ellie Tesar

Lauren Tesar

Ashlyn Tischer

Isabelle Vuijk

Anna Wu

  • MILITARY CARE PACKAGES : We are organizing care packages for military members at Camp Dodge as part of our ELP project to affect change for the greater good in our community.  We are collecting the following food items in boxes in the Lobby Vestibule in front of the office until Friday January 17, 2020.
  • hard candy
  • gummy candy
  • suckers
  • water flavoring packets (kool aid, coffee, hot chocolate, and lemonade)
  • beef jerky
  • Slim Jim’s
  • protein or snack bars
  • labeled homemade treats
  • microwave popcorn
  • gum

Military personnel also appreciate these additional items:

  • decks of cards
  • card games
  • good quality socks
  • chapstick
  • pens
  • notebooks
  • board games
  • movies
  • puzzle books
  • word cross books. 

These packages will be organized and sent out this winter through the USO at Camp Dodge.  By just getting one extra when you’re Christmas shopping, Iowa’s military can have their own treats! You can turn in these items at boxes in the lobby vestibule in front of the school office.

  • NATIONAL HISTORY DAY: National History Day competitions are gearing up for this year, and anyone interested in researching a topic from history to present at competitions is invited to attend our first NHD practice on Monday, January 6 from 2:50 -4:15 pm in Expedition #137, Ms. Ites’ room.
    This year’s theme is Breaking Barriers in History, where students choose a topic at least 20 years old and explore how that topic would examine the concept of breaking barriers.  Students may participate individually or in groups of 2-5 total students to complete 1 entry.  Presentation entry category choices are to create an exhibit, a documentary, a website, a performance, or write a *historical paper (*historical paper is an individual-only entry category).  For further details about this event, please see the NHD website at District competition for NHD will be March 28, State competition is on April 27, and the National Competition is in College Park, MD June 14-18. Email Ms. Ites with any questions.
  • A Day on Thursday, Jan. 2nd