A Brief Look at Your School

Staff Writer
Story City Herald

• Mrs. D-Ferrell’s Language Arts IV is starting the year with the difficult task of Spontaneous Speaking. The seniors have been given a list of various themes to be studied over the year. They will then have to research and outline ideas for each theme. The senior is expected to talk about any drawn topic for at least 5 minutes.

• MUSIC ROOM HELP NEEDED! Mrs. Friest is in need of some help! She is collecting milk tops that have had the stickers removed and are washed, as well as empty Altoids boxes. If you have either of these items, please send them to the elementary school, and she will collect them there. It is always special when we can make learning hands on and fun. Thanks for your help!

• Coach Berggren & Coach Morton will be running a NBA (Norsemen Basketball Association) Skills Clinic Mondays and Tuesdays from 6:45 p.m. - 8:00 p.m. beginning August 25th. The Monday clinic will be held at the middle school south gym and the Tuesday clinic will be at the high school north gym. The clinic is for 3rd - 8th grade boys and girls and will focus on ball-handling, shooting, and scrimmaging. For more information, go to: http://www.norsemenbasketballassociation.us/announcements

• Mrs. Olson moved to a new second grade classroom this year - Mrs. Uthe’s former classroom. Mrs. Olson says it has been a great start to a new year in a new classroom with 20 awesome new second grade students!

• The FFA has had four different groups of members attend the Iowa State Fair and compete in the Agricultural Demonstrations (Public Speaking) competition and demonstrate on the topic of ‘DNA Extraction. R-S has won the past five consecutive state fairs in this area.

• Mrs. Jill Wright, Middle School Special Education Instructor says: “I would like to say a big thank you to the associate teachers who are working with her students this year. They are Jo Murken, Angela Kowalke, Jackie Hawley, Patty Ruben, Donna Lathen, Ellen Wiseman, Polly Lukens, Michelle McElwee, and Lynn Ehrenberg. These special ladies care so much about helping the students achieve academically and grow more socially mature. They are very positive with the students and make our classroom an environment where everyone feels comfortable. Many times the associate teachers are asked to complete extra duties and complete a lot of paperwork. I really appreciate their willingness to help all of the students, each other, and especially me! We are looking forward to an excellent school year!”