• Three guest speakers shared their knowledge and experiences with the Mrs. Brouwer’s Child Development Class recently. Amanda Hillman from Iowa State spoke about her research about maternal care in the U.S; Kate Safris from Count the Kicks shared her experience and how it lead to building a non-profit organization; and Teske Drake from Mary Greeley explained how chromosome abnormalities can lead to perinatal loss and about the grieving process while sharing her personal story. Thank you to these guest speakers for visiting our classroom!


• Elementary Librarian, Mrs. Morris, reports that 2nd graders have done a wonderful job of finding books using the Dewey Decimal System. Students are excited to be able to get neat nonfiction books! The 3rd and 4th graders have been racing to see who could get in Dewey Decimal order the fastest, and 4S was the winner! Congratulations!


• Students in Mr. Klett’s DMACC Comp are reading “Thank You for Arguing” by Jay Heinrichs this semester. The author does video chats with classes across the country, and he spoke with Roland-Story students on Thursday, Oct. 19. Mr. Heinrichs shared about his experiences being an author and lead a questions and answer session with the students.


• The Roland-Story Middle School is collecting box tops again this year! Please help us earn money for our school by clipping box tops off of your groceries and sending them to school with your students. You may also drop them off in the Middle School office or mail them to Kris Vinson at the Roland Story Middle School (206 S. Main St., Roland, IA 50236). Thank you for helping us earn money to benefit our students!


• This year, the Learning Coaches and the District Learning Coordinator are creating one-page flyers for all buildings. The flyers are titled, “Instructional Highlights.” The purpose of these flyers is to share the great things that are happening at each center, as well as to touch base on current educational conversations. Topics have included flexible seating, collective teacher efficacy, information related to Hattie research and the importance of having a growth mindset. There are currently eight issues, and they can be found on the school website.