• Juniors in Mr. Klett’s Language Arts 3 have been studying Shakespeare’s “Julius Caesar.” They are currently working on a project that explores different productions over the years, including a 1938 radio production by Orson Welles, the 1953 film featuring Marlon Brando, and a production from 2015 by prisoners at San Quentin Prison.


• Chief Deputy J.D. Holmes of the Hardin County Sheriff’s Department will be spending 10 days working with Mrs. Vinson and the 7th grade science students in December. The Keepin’ it Real program being taught for D.A.R.E. promotes saying no to drugs and alcohol, learning to make positive life choices, and developing practical strategies to use to assertively refuse peer pressure. We are looking forward to another great D.A.R.E. unit with Chief Deputy Holmes!


• The elementary school had a Play Day on November 8th in the afternoon. The only rule was there could be no electronics! Students could go from room to room to play with other students and toys. They could also bring their toys. Teachers had the same rules-no electronics. It was a great day!


• Middle school students are writing thank you’s to Iowa soldiers currently serving overseas. These letters will get sent out to the 390 soldiers from Iowa when the students have them completed. This is coming off of the great Veterans Day program the students put on and out of gratitude for the soldiers serving for us, especially around the holidays.


• The second graders had a presentation from McFarland Park called, “Animal Adaptations” on Monday, Nov. 20. They love to learn about anything having to do with science. It was fun learning about how animal adapt to their environment.


• Mrs. D-Ferrell’s Communications Lab 11 is working with World History to explore the essential question “What makes an effective leader?” The students have studied mythological and historical characters such as Odysseus, Hercules, Caesar and Brutus and will write an essay as their semester summative assignment.