• The second-graders planted seedlings in “conetainers” on Monday, March 20. Many adult volunteers helped them separate seedlings that had been growing from the seeds which they had planted and were growing in Mrs. Rule’s window in a portable greenhouse. They also did a seed study on one of the seedling plants that had been growing. They will eventually plant their “conetainers” in the pollinator garden.


• Geometry students in Mr. Schwartz’s class recently completed their annual tessellation art project. Winners of the three categories were “Herd of Elephants” by Leila Seaton, “Monday Mornings” by Hannah Bahr and “Rabbit or Duck” by Kylie Tjernagel.


• Mrs. Holmes’ seventh-grade social studies students just finished writing China Essays on Confucius, Great Wall, Silk Road, Inventions and their favorite dynasty. Mrs. Holmes said it was great to watch them turn their research into an essay and share their information.


• Art students took nearly 100 pieces to the annual HOIAC Art Show and Contest. Congratulations to all students who were selected, including the following ribbon winners: Judge’s Ribbon Winners: Abby Jennings, Julia Fauteux, Loralyn Larson, Will Larson, Tyler Risdal, Marcus Thomas, Shelby Hennager (2), Alex Retallick (2), Taryn Perry (3), Tori Fournier, Megan McGuigan and Hannah Bahr. Student Choice Award: Grace Teig. All ribbon-winning projects are currently on display in the art hallway by the Superintendent’s Office at the high school.


• Mr. Sheahan’s social studies class will be finishing up their explorer’s unit. The kids were in charge of creating their own project that talked about an explorer who was assigned to them. They were required to talk about the country they sailed for, what their goals were for their voyage, what they found or discovered, what their relations with natives were like, and what hardships they faced while on their expedition. They will then be moving on to the struggles of establishing colonies by the earliest European settlers.


• Mrs. Bauman’s class at the elementary is reading a variety of biographies during their reading time. Students will then give brown bag speeches to their class.