A Brief Look at Your School

Staff Writer
Story City Herald

• Wednesday, September 24, was Apple Cooking Day for Mrs. Hauer’s and Mrs. Lunn’s kindergarten classes. They made apple butter and apple crisp to eat for snack time that day. Thanks to the parents who volunteered to help!

• Mr. Boman’s 9th grade Integrated Science students concluded their introduction to chemistry with tie-dye shirts. Topics included: pH, acids, bases, cellulose, and creating a pH difference between the shirts and the dyes. His Physics seniors are working on basic kinematics and will soon be involved in fabricating special effects for the NHS Haunted House.

• The 7th and 8th grade volleyball seasons came to a close on October 13th. Thanks to all of the players for their time and hard work this season! Thanks also to all of the parents, grandparents, and fans who came out to support the teams and cheer them on!

• Mrs. Hull’s class had the ISU tech intern teach Toontastic to the students using their iPads. It is a program that helps the students write, illustrate and record a short story

• Roland-Story High School art students learned a little more about a local working artist when Molly Nagel visited the classroom. Molly is the owner/operator of Upper Story Studios in Story City. She was a wealth of information about how to experiment in different materials, pricing art pieces, and how to network in the modern age of the art world. In addition to being an art maker, she currently teaches classes in watercolor, acrylic paint, and drawing. If interested in further information, she can be contacted by phone (319)-360-3273 or email (upperstorystudio@gmail.com). R-S really appreciated her taking time from her busy schedule to speak with students and inspire the next generation of art makers.

• Ninety-nine girls in grades 1-6 attended the Little Norse Cheer Clinic. Cheers, jumps and a dance were all learned in 3 hours of practice time. The girls performed at the home game on October 3rd.

• Mr. Oleson’s 8th grade 1st quarter exploratory career class has completed their culminating activity with their Job Shadow experience. Using people, communication, and networking skills, students secured a date and time to job shadow someone they know or a person in a profession of direct interest. Students were required to spend at least half a day with the professional, asking open-ended questions relevant to that career (job description, education/experience, school subjects, and hours/conditions/range of potential earnings, and related occupations). Students presented this information to the class via PowerPoint or poster board. They also completed a reflection paper reviewing the day, with emphasis on how the career is or is not a match for them. The students were then required to send a thank you note to the person who they job shadowed.