A Brief Look at Your School

Staff Writer
Story City Herald

• Student Council Representatives at Roland-Story Middle school have been meeting with Mr. Oleson to discuss ideas for positive activities to implement at school and out in the community. Stay tuned for details and updates as the school year unfolds!

• Mrs. Morris and students in 2nd, 3rd, and 4th grade will continue to explore reference books in the Elementary library. The younger grades will go on a dinosaur hunt, and all will enjoy some special Christmas stories.

• Seventy-one lives were saved with the blood that was donated at the HOSA-sponsored blood drive held in October at the high school. High School HOSA sponsor, Rhonda Johnson, says the organization will have another blood drive March 5th with hopes to save many more lives with the help of the community.

• The elementary Character Council is busy with their service projects of organizing the Toys for Tots program. They are also collecting money within their group to buy presents for two children on the Angel Tree. They will have their own Christmas party to finish up the first semester. It feels wonderful to help others!

• Students in Mrs. D-Ferrell’s Language Arts II are exploring the era called “America’s Renaissance.” Sophomores are currently researching topics over America in the 19th century, Thoreau, Emerson, and Whitman and delivering the information via group presentations.

• Mr. Stensland’s 8th Language Arts students entered a writing contest from the Ames VFW called The Patriot’s Pen. Roland Story had three winners, Eric Dowe 3rd- $50, Kaitlyn Strobl 2nd- $75 and Eli Ruben-1st- $100. Eli also won at the district level and will now compete at the state level in January. The theme this year was, “Why I Appreciate America’s Veterans” and had to be between 300-400 words.