Northwest Rural Public Power is offering an afternoon camp on June 13th to any 7th through 12th grade students. This camp will offer an electrical safety demonstration, an actual pole climbing using climbing belts, hooks and hard hat, and exposure to working with rubber gloves/sleeves, hot sticks and extendo’s. The camp will also feature digger derrick truck demonstration and rides. This is an outdoor camp—please wear appropriate clothing for weather conditions and comfortable shoes—no flip-flops. Participants will meet at the school at 1:00 p.m. and be transported to Northwest Rural Headquarters approximately 1/2 mile south of Hay Springs. Please call Shannon or Mrs. Marx to sign up at (308) 638-4434.
Next year’s 6th -12th grades
Wednesday, May 22nd – Vitals will be done between 2:30 – 3:00 pm at the school, please bring your $5 at this time.
Thursday, May 23rd – Bus will leave here at 7:30am for Chadron. Don’t be late!!
The bus will not stop on the way home for breakfast so eat before you go.
If you plan on playing any sports next year you will need a physical before you can participate!
Fourth grade was the winning class weighing in with 36.00 pounds of tabs. Second place goes to 1st grade with 20.26 pounds, 3rd place to 2nd grade with 17.34 pounds. Kindergarten weighed in with 13.51 pounds of tabs and 3rd/5th grades had 5.95 pounds. The elementary collected a whopping grand total of 93.06 pounds of pop tabs!
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I have many withdrawn books to give away. Some are duplicates copies, others are books that no longer meet our current needs. Staff will have first choice of these books. They are on the shelves in the back of the Elem Computer Lab. Beginning Tuesday, elem students will be able to choose one or two books during their specials. Middle and High school students may come after school Wednesday. On Thursday and Friday after 4:00, anyone in the community may come and get books.
We did a project on windmills and transferred wind energy to mechanical energy. Creating these windmills taught us little things make a big difference in spinning in windmills. Pitch of the blades helps the windmills generate more energy. The materials also made a difference. Our class had a wide variety of materials for the wind vanes. Some of the materials used were paper, metal, straws, Legos, and cardboard. We each created two windmills to determine the different that make a windmill spin. Thanks to our parents for aiding us in our science project.—Nathan, Chris, Garrett,Drew
We created windmills for a science project to see which windmill worked best. We learned that we have to bend the wind vanes to catch the wind. We used a fan as the wind source and some of the vanes worked, but some didn’t work at all. The pinwheel design worked the best. We also learned that little changes in the vanes make a big difference in how they spin. We thank our families that helped us make our windmills.—Sydney, Alexis, Tanna, Kristen
John Baylor ACT Prep will be offered the first week of June for those students taking the June 8th test. Sessions will be Monday through Thursday from 8:30 to approximately 1:00 pm. Please contact Mrs. Marx to register or for questions.
Registration for the 2013 Summer Camps is now open! There is a total of 22 camps available – many of them different than the last two years. The cost has also been lowered to make it more affordable for families. There is also a $5 per camper discount if you enroll them by May 24th.
Paper brochures will be mailed out to local addresses on May 8th. They will also be available at Security First Bank in Rushville, Hay Springs, and Chadron.
2013 Summer Camp Brochure
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Students in Mrs. Efta’s Personal Finance class listened to a presentation by Karen Kollars, Western Tourism Consultant for the Nebraska Tourism Commission. Ms. Kollars shared the mission of the Nebraska Tourism Commission, which is “to expand Nebraska’s dynamic and diverse travel industry, making it more viable by creating awareness and attracting increased visitors, which results in greater tourism revenue and economic gain throughout the state.” Travelers spent almost $4.0 billion in Nebraska in 2010, which means more business and jobs in our communities.
Ms. Kollars shared her personal career path with the students. They learned that even by volunteering, as Ms. Kollars did for the Junior Chamber of Commerce when her children were in school, they are beginning to develop skills that can lead to a career. Tourism is a very diverse career field, with jobs that include administration, planning, management, journalism/marketing, accounting, agriculture, science, and culinary arts. It’s a career field that’s open to people from many different educational and experiential backgrounds.
Ms. Kollars’ presentation met Nebraska Standards for Career Ready Practice. Standard 10. Manages personal career development. a.) Identifies opportunities in one or more career pathways that align with personal interests and aptitudes. Students took notes on the presentation for classroom discussion and viewed a virtual tour of the VisitNebraska.com web site. Ms. Kollars provided every student with a bag of current Tourism publications and a copy of her PowerPoint presentation for the class. Her great photos of people having fun in western Nebraska’s natural environment made everyone want to get out and enjoy summer soon!
The elementary awards program including Kindergarten graduation will be Thursday, May 23rd, following the Field Day events. The awards program will be held in the cafeteria. After the program, students will return to class for final dismissal.
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