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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HS/ML Awards Banquet
We will have the annual carry-in dinner and awards presentations on Thursday, May 9th. The dinner will take place in the cafeteria at 5:30 pm followed by the awards in the old auditorium at 7:00 pm. All families participating in the meal need to bring 2 covered dishes with serving pieces ( side, salad or dessert). Security First Bank is providing the meat. Table service and drinks will be provided. Families can drop food off in the cafeteria anytime after 5:00 pm. Students need to be accompanied by their parents. Remember to take your dishes after the Awards Banquet.
Families are welcome to go directly to the auditorium at 7:00 pm for the Awards Program, if you do not wish to atttend the pot luck dinner. Thank you and see you there!
Upcoming Events and Changes to our Preschool Calendar
- Tuesday, May 14th : Academic Fair and PreK – 5th Grade Spring Concert
Preschool students will have a few things displayed at the Academic Fair. The Preschool classes have also been invited to participate in the Spring Concert with the rest of the elementary school. More details to follow.
- Wednesday, May 22nd: Last Day of School For Preschool and Preschool Celebration
This will be the last day of school for all Preschool students this year. We will have our Preschool Ice Cream Social and Celebration that evening at 6:30 pm. Ice Cream will be provided, please bring your family’s favorite ice cream topping to share!
- Thursday, May 23rd : No School for Preschool; Elementary Fun Day
Preschool will not attend school this day. However, all Preschool Students are in invited to attend the Elementary Fun Day in the afternoon with a parent. There will be activities specifically for Preschool students to attend.
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Click below for the Girls’ on the Run, Fun Run Flyer and Registration Form.
Hope to see you there!
The public is welcome to come and see what the students have been up to in the classrooms. Projects will be on display in Lister-Sage May 14th from 4:30 to 6:30 p.m. Stick around after the fair to see students in grades K-5 perform their Spring concert pieces beginning at 7:00 p.m. in the high school auditorium.
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