• NorseStrong is in full force in the middle school library, but they could use some help. They are in need of yarn, knitting needles, and crochet hooks. Knitting and crocheting is a big hit at the middle school for boys and girls alike. You may drop donations off at the middle school or call the middle school at 515-388-4348 and someone can pick it up.


• Thank you to all for supporting the elementary Book Fair! The students loved coming to the fair! The excitement on their faces was amazing! They had wonderful volunteers who did fantastic jobs! Eleven hundred thirty-nine (1,139) books were sold which means Roland-Story students can read 204,972 minutes. Thanks for encouraging reading!


• High school students participated in the Knowledge Bowl sponsored by the DMACC Honors program in October. Two teams participated and included Eli Ruben, Taryn Perry, Ben Carlson, Sam Sirna, Kat Hawley, Tristan Balmer, Seth Moore, Emily Ruben, and Noah Krull. Teams are starting to practice for the Sciene Bowl, sponsored by the US Department of Energy and hosted at Iowa State in January.


• Congratulationss to the following students on participating in the first ever Honor Jazz Combo Day in Waukee on Friday, October 27: Chase Blagg, Lizzy Danielson, Macy Friest, Nathan Limas, Ally Ringsby and Jay Sanderson. They did a wonderful job representing Roland-Story!


• On Tuesday, November 15th, Mrs. Friest held music informances during the day for the kindergarten, first and fourth grade students and parents. It was an opportunity to welcome parents into the music classroom. They were able to come and see what a day in the music room is like for their students as well as see some of the things that the students have been learning. It was an exciting day with many parents attending and all of the classes did a wonderful job! Thanks to Mr. Dan Rader, we were able to live stream those events on thecube.com and parents were able to view the informances remotely if desired. Those live stream events stay on the cube, under the Roland Story Community School District link, for 30 days. So if you would like to log on and watch an informance you may. It was really something to sing about!


• Mr. Stover’s Algebra 2 students are learning about the form equations take on to transform several elementary functions. Students also use their graphing calculators to confirm these shifts, reflections and dilations.