A Brief Look at Your School

Staff Writer
Story City Herald

• In Biology, Mr. Dedic’s students have just started a unit on the chemistry of life. They are reviewing the atom, talking about chemical bonding, discussing the 4 types of organic molecules found in living things, and extracting DNA from fruit to launch a discussion about organic molecules. They also will talk about some of the chemical processes in digestion and growth and development (hydrolysis and dehydration synthesis).

• Mrs. Nelson’s 1st graders recently took a “field trip” to the Bertha Bartlett Public Library. They received a tour of the library and learned how to locate specific books on the shelves. They also learned how to obtain their own library card.

• Middle School teacher Cindy Holmes says she’s excited about the current leadership/health exploratory class. Students in the class are showing great leadership by starting the day announcing a student who has been showing leadership followed by a quote. They are also putting up leadership posters and preparing to help out with the middle school’s Veterans Day program.

• Mason Frank, an ISU pre-student teacher, has been in Mr. Stover’s math classes. He was in the classroom on Mondays and Wednesdays to observe, assist and gain insights into teaching. He also got to teach a few lessons. Mr. Frank was with Mr. Stover through the end of October. Hope you enjoyed Roland-Story, Mr. Frank!

• Cheer Coach Jane Bauman would like to give a HUGE thank you to all the cheer moms and dads that helped to haul all 24 cheerleaders to our away games this year. What a great group of parents!

• The seventh grade class spent two days at Springbrook enjoying the outdoors and participating in activities that focused on the environment, nature, and some outdoor activities that can be enjoyed for years to come. Our activities included a survival session, archery, GPS, fire building (camp fires), shelter building, team building, a night hike to find animal tracks and star gaze, winter survival, and a populations and resources activity. A big thank you to our six parent chaperons and Deputy Holmes for going with us. Thank you also to Mr. Kinyon for “returning from retirement” to go with and teach as well. (He has been going for 40 years.) Lastly, a huge thank you to the Roland-Story PTO for funding our trip!

• The PreK class celebrated the 50th day of school with a 50’s theme. The boys wore white t-shirts and rolled up blue jeans. The girls wore poodle skirts, Bobbie socks, and scarves. They compared things used now (CD player for music) to things used in the 50’s (Juke box for music). Dan Wheeler brought his ‘56 Chevy to the school for us to look at, and students compared how cars look now to how cars looked back in the 50’s. They also counted to 50, had a bubblegum blowing contest, and made root beer floats.