A Brief Look at Your School

Staff Writer
Story City Herald

• The Elementary Library’s Book Fair is coming! The Book Fair starts October 24th and will be open during conferences on Monday, October 27, and Tuesday, October 28. Remember, books make great gifts! Also in the library, students will be learning about Caldecott and Newbury award winning books and seeing why the books won those awards.

• Congratulations to Mr. Masemann and the R-S Marching Band on finishing in 1st place overall for the sixth straight year at the Carroll Band Days Parade. The band’s scores were higher this year than last. R-S received awards for the top color guard and top baton twirler. Also, the marching band received a perfect score from one judge and the color guard received a perfect score from a judge. Awesome performance by everyone!

• 7th Graders will be heading to Springbrook for their 2-day overnight field trip on Thursday and Friday, October 23 and 24. A big thank you to all of the parent chaperones who are attending and also to the Roland-Story PTO for funding this trip for us!

• Ms. Hyatt’s 3rd grade class will be learning about Simple Machines in science and graphing in math! They will also be reading books by Roald Dahl and doing some spooky writing!

• Students in Mr. Klett’s DMACC LIT 101 are developing vocabulary activities to help one another learn important concepts related to symbolism and figurative language. They are also starting to read more literary theory to develop their critical thinking skills.

• At their September early dismissal, the middle school met their ALS Challenge by raising over $150.00 to send to the ALS Foundation. Four teachers were voted on by the students of each grade level to take the ice bucket challenge. Mr. Robison (5th), Mrs. McKim (6th), Miss Sandquist (7th) and Miss Joslin (8th) dressed up in inflatable swim rings and water wings and stepped into baby pools to accept buckets full of ice cubes. Brrrrrrrr!!!! The students had a wonderful sense of purpose as they made a contribution to a great cause.

• Ms. Ciganek and the high school FCCLA club have started the year off with a service project to raise awareness and help prevent child abuse. A group of girls met and knit purple hats to be donated for the cause! They also attended the Fall Leadership Rally at ISU this month.