A Brief Look at Your School…

Staff Writer
Story City Herald

•The annual Roland-Story Middle School Veterans Day Program was held on Veterans Day, November 11, beginning with a social time of coffee and treats at 9:15 AM and followed by the program at 10:00 A.M. Mrs. Broich’s homeroom organized the program. Veteran posters that the 8th graders created as part of their veteran project were on display. Each 8th grade student interviewed a veteran and created a transcript of the interview, a speech, and a poster. Students from each grade level participated in the program.

•Elementary librarian, Mrs. Morris, had second, third, and fourth graders playing a game show to help them learn their library facts. They will also learn about how to find language resources to help them out in school. In addition, during the month of November students will be learning true, fun facts about Thanksgiving!

•On Monday, November 11, three R-S high school students competed in the local-level American Legion Oratorical Contest. The students presented an 8-10 minute speech they had written about the obligations of living in a free society, and then had to write a spontaneous speech about either the 1st, 4th, 13th, or 21st Amendment (drawn at random). Brooke Ehrenberg, Riley Wilgenbusch, and Nicholas Morgan did the presenting on the Roland-Story auditorium stage. Brooke was chosen to represent the Roland American Legion, Nicholas will represent Story City and Riley will serve as the alternate at the Story County competition. Mr. Keith Morgan organized the event.

•Four RS Middle School Mock Trial teams competed in district competition in Mason City on Thursday, November 7. The team consisted of 7th and 8th grade volunteer students. Congratulations to the 8th grade Red Team consisting of Anika DeWald, Ashley Webb, Blake Sievers, Britton Avery, Carson Ehrenberg, Maddie Urbanek, Marcus Thomas, Sarah Phelan, and Tyler Risdal on earning a trip to State Mock Trial!

•The winter sport season has begun at the high school with boys and girls basketball, wrestling, and winter cheer squad practices all underway. The girls’ basketball team hosted their annual Jamboree last Monday night, while the boys will host their Jamboree next Monday, November 25th. Wrestlers kick-off their season on Saturday, December 7th, at the Woodward-Granger Wrestling Tournament. Best of luck to all the Roland-Story athletic teams this season!

•In Mrs. Holmes Social Studies class, students have just finished a unit that involved a project on the Fertile Crescent. Students are now getting ready to start studying about Egypt.