A Brief Look at Roland-Story Schools

Staff Writer
Story City Herald

• “By the pricking of my thumbs, something wicked this way comes…” The LAB III juniors are exploring the dark and brutal world of Shakespeare’s “Macbeth.” The “Scottish Play” (if you’re reading this in a theatre), warns us of the downfalls of pride and the lust for power. Any of Mrs. D-Ferrell’s juniors can tell you when a literary character’s fatal flaw is hubris, it will be their downfall.

• The elementary students had their Little Norse Relays on Thursday, May 17, at the high school track. All students were involved in field events and running events. Every grade level had a different color shirt they wore to identify their class! It was a fun day for all involved.

• Mrs. Holmes’ 7th grade social studies class is working hard on a Rome project where they can either turn in a five paragraph essay or give a google slides presentation. They are looking at how the Roman Republic branches of the early Roman government progressed into the three branches of government that we use today in the United States.

• High school students in Mr. Schwartz’s geometry classes are finishing the year by studying probability. Activities include using probability to determine if a game is “fair” and to calculate expected outcomes. Algebra students are learning how to graph quadratic and radical functions, as well as their real world applications such as the flight path of a home run hit in baseball. Integrated Math 2 and 3 students spent the second semester learning about how to make smart financial decisions by studying the Dave Ramsey Foundations in Personal Finance curriculum.

• The second graders went on a field trip to Living History Farms in Des Moines on Monday, May 14. They dodged the rain and had a fabulous time visiting 1875 Walnut Hill!