A Brief Look at Your School

Staff Writer
Story City Herald

• Mr. Schwartz’s Integrated Math 1 class at the high school got in the holiday spirit by making paper snowflakes after studying rotational symmetry.

• The Roland-Story Middle School held a food drive that brought in 900 food and hygiene items for the Loaves and Fishes food pantry. Several students were selected to go shopping at Hy-Vee with funds raised by donating their Norse Notes. Another group of students were sent to deliver the items and help stock the shelves of the food pantry. This is one of the many initiatives the students have been involved in as we “pay it forward” in our community.

• Thank you to all of the 2014 Angel Gift Donors! There are over 90 children from the Roland and Story City communities that will be receiving gifts this Christmas due to your generosity.

• Last week, Ms. Heisterkamp had a representative from Iowa College Access speak to junior and senior parents about post-secondary education and financial aid. If you missed this presentation have your son/daughter stop in the guidance office.

• Fifth and Sixth grade students have just finished their first STEAM empowered lesson. STEAM is an educational framework that utilizes science, technology, engineering, art, and mathematics to explore how all divisions of learning can take place in one area. Fifth graders have created a tessellation in the style of M.C. Escher, and sixth grade students have learned about environmental artist, Andy Goldsworthy. These projects provide students with real-world problem solving skills that will prepare them for unpredictable work place challenges they may face in the future.

• Third grade readers that met their November reading goal frosted cupcakes and made them into turkeys. Their goal was to read fifteen minutes for five days each week in November! Good job, kids! Thanks too, for Mrs. Wilbur who came in to help us decorate.