A Brief Look At Your School…
•Go The Distance Day will be held on May 2 at 2:30 for all of the K - 4th grade students on the east blacktop at the elementary. Students will do four dances (Tony Chestnut, YMCA, The Bunny Hop, and Hand Jive). After the dances everyone will go down to the practice football field and either run, jog, or walk around the cones. Hopefully elementary PE teacher, Cathy Braathun, can keep stressing to the students the importance of being physically active at least 60 minutes a day, and that physical activity is fun!
•In Mr. Dedic’s Chemistry classes, they are talking about stoichiometry. They have used titrations to calculate the amount of vitamin C in tablets and evaluate the composition and value of the product. Students are also making mole rockets using generated hydrogen gas and oxygen gas as fuel and calculating the optimum ratio for the mixture (backed up with experimental evidence). This lab is one of the students’ favorites!
•Third grade students will be going to CY Stephens in Ames to watch a performance of Ramona Quimby, Age 8 on April 29th. This is their spring field trip and also ties in with their reading curriculum for third grade.
•Mrs. Larson’s Foods students just finished their High Protein unit. This includes the areas of meats, poultry and seafood. One of their favorite labs included making Crab Rangoon appetizers. They even made the wonton wrappers from scratch, and many thought they were better than what they get at restaurants! This homemade version of a wonton wrapper allowed them to use their pasta maker attachment on their Kitchen Aide stand mixer to make thin sheets of dough. Well done, class! All recipes for the class are found within Mrs. Larson’s website.
•Roland-Story volleyball standout, Anna Himan, has made a verbal commitment to play volleyball for the Southern Illinois University Sulukis. She will officially sign with the Sulukis in the fall of 2013. Congratulations, Anna. Norsemen fans are proud of you!
•Mr. Stensland’s middle school PE classes were finally able to get back outside and do some outdoor activities like softball and fitness runs and walks….that is between rain showers and cold!!