• Juniors in Mr. Klett’s Language Arts 3 have finished reading the novels “Animal Farm,” “All Quiet on the Western Front” and “Lord of the Flies.” While reading, students held weekly discussion groups to talk about the novels. They’ll be using those skills to develop podcasts about the literature they have read throughout the year for their final projects.


• The sixth-graders recently spent the day at Threshold Learning Center in Zearing. They participated in team-building activities, water experiments and canoeing. A beautiful day added to a great experience for the students. It was awesome to see them interact and learn new skills, as well as show their best Norsemen spirit and sixth-grade GRIT! Thank you to the staff at Threshold Learning Center, to the outstanding parent chaperones, to the Roland-Story PTO and to the trusty bus drivers. They couldn’t have done it without you all! The sixth-grade teachers are Justin Morton, Wade Nelson and Cathy McKim


• “Fair is foul, and foul is fair” in Mrs. D-Ferrell’s Communications Lab 11. The juniors finished the year reading and watching the bloody Shakespearean tragedy “Macbeth.” Their final will be a combined podcast with World History that explores the meaning of humanity. Mrs. D-Ferrell also said, “It’s hard to say goodbye” to her seniors in LA IV. After they finished their analysis of “Brave New World,” they made final presentations of this semester’s literature.


• Mr. Calvert’s World History classes have been getting into World War I, and the students have been reenacting the Treaty of Versailles where they played a specific historical character that was at the treaty. They were deciding the fate of the modern world!


• The third-grade classes have been learning about the life cycle of plants. The students travelled to Red Granite Farm to see this process in action. Thanks to Nicole Jonas for sharing her gardening knowledge and skills with them!


• Senior art students recently participated in the Octagon Senior Art Show, which included nine area schools. Ashley Burns, Calen Clark, Samantha Elliott, Shelby Hennager, Anna Humphrey, Mia Lilla, Emily Narigon, Alex Retallick and Breanna Smuck all had pieces entered. Anna Humphrey received first place for the David Burton Stone Painting Award and was also the recipient of the Outstanding Senior Artist award following the High School Art Show.