Announcements-Friday, November 4th-B Day

Monday – A Day


Congratulations to our SMS / JMS Middle School Mock Trial team members who participated in Mock Trial State Competition this week.  Members of Team Purple have moved on to the Quarterfinal Round on Friday, December 4th, to determine the top four teams in the state.

Seventh grade students Harrison Burkhardt and Henry Zou were both named Outstanding Witness by the Iowa Bar Association member judges for their performances so far.  Congratulations to all an #godragons !

Team Purple (moving on to quarter finals)- HS Coaches: Dylan and Chase McLaren, Rachel Winkler, Rachel Ruisch

Harrison Burkhardt* – * Outstanding Witness!

Jeffrey Becker

Lucy Kiekhaefer

Ella Prince

Zoe Zhang

Matthew Zhang

Gabi LaRota

Kaylee Jones

Maraya Wiltfang

Team Dragon (state qualifier)- HS Coaches: Eshaan Chandani, Sophie Ruddy, Ellie Lashier, Jeffrey Zou

Henry Zou*- *Outstanding Witness

Lauren Lashier

Tay Ohr-Rottler

Akul Gonchigar

Anna Lu

Connor Brinkmeyer

Sydney Maule

Madeline Koenigs

Nikolay Silkin

Kathir Kalyanaraman


Pet Photo Contest!

Enter our first ever Pet Photo Contest!  It’s easy to participate!  Take a picture of your pet “reading” a book, and e-mail it to Mrs. McAlister!  Please submit all entries by Winter Break.  Winners will be announced in January!

Featured Book of the Week:

Katherine Applegate’s newest book (she wrote The One and Only Ivan) is Home of the Brave.  This book is written in verse and follows Kek’s journey from growing up in Africa to moving to Minnesota as a refugee.  There are a lot of adjustments that Kek has to make to get used to living in the United States.  As he’s learning many new things, Kek is constantly worried about his mom that has not yet made it to America.  Is she alive?  And if so, will they be reunited?