Tri-State Honor Band
Hailey Nierling, Hannah Snell, Deanna Phillips, and Wesly Smith participated in the 2014 Tri-State Honor Band. The concert was Saturday March 1st at Decorah High school.
The festival included two bands, one consisting of 7th grade students and the other consisting 8th grade students. Over 100 schools different schools have participated in the festival throughout the years. Schools are represented from all three states which include Iowa, Minnesota and Wisconsin.
After several hours of practice during the day, a concert is performed in the evening to a packed house. Guest directors for the ensembles are selected from outstanding middle schools, high schools and colleges from the Tri-State region.
Information about Youth Football
There will be a meeting at 6:30 p.m. March 20, in the Decorah Middle School cafeteria for parents of this year’s 4th or 5th graders who want to play football next fall. We will go over fundraisers, registration, equipment check-out date, and any other questions that need to be answered. The meeting should take less than an hour. Feel free to contact me anytime. 563-382-4054 (home), 563-380-6422 (cell), email: email@example.com. Thanks, Mitch Benzing
Let's Have a BALL Reading
The Elementary Student Council has organiaed a March Reading Incentive with a sports theme. Each week students will come home with a reading goal. They are asked to read a certain number of minutes each week and bring their calendars back to school each Friday. Our goal as a school is to read 30,000 minutes during the month of March. We will watch our kicker move our book closer to the goal each week!
Can we reach 30,000 minutes? Have a BALL Reading!
"Color our Community" with Kindness
**We are switching Rainbow Day for our March Reading Incentive to next Friday, March 14. Please see what color your son/daughter should wear to school next Friday. We are also requesting students bring at least two items for the food pantry next week so that we can show our community how much we care. The pantry currently needs cereal/oatmeal, canned vegetables, macaroni & cheese, baking mixes and popcorn. Let's Color our School and Community with Kindness! Also, remember to keep reading and filling up those sports theme pages. Our kicker is making great progress at kicking that book far!
REGISTRATION FOR SUMMER 2014 DRIVER'S EDUCATION
Students planning to enroll in Driver Education this summer need to be aware of the following information:
1. Summer Driver Education will be July 7-18, 2014.
2. Students must obtain a valid Learner's Permit before registering for Driver's Education.
3. Students must be at least 14 years old before the first day of class. Registrations will be accepted according to age with older students and in-district students given first preference.
4. The State of Iowa requires that each student attends and successfully passes 30 hours of classroom instruction and 6 hours of driving. No absences will be allowed. Class will meet from 8 a.m. - 12:30 p.m., Monday, July 7, Tuesday, July 8 and Monday, July 14 thru Friday, July 18. Driving time will be scheduled with the instructor.
5. Students may register until Friday, May 9, 2014. Maximum class size will be 30 students.
6. Driver’s Education fees: $230.00 for North Winneshiek district students; $390.00 for out of district students.
7. Payment of one half of the fee and a copy of Learner’s Permit is due with registration. The balance is due on or before the first day of class (July 7, 2014).
If you have any questions regarding the above information, please call Wendy at 735-5411.
Hi! My name is Elsbeth Edrington and I am excited to be student teaching in the Title I Reading classroom with Laurie Worcester until March 18th.
This is my fourth and final student teaching placement before I graduate from Luther College with a degree in Elementary Education and endorsements in special education and reading. I am loving my time at North Winn so far and I have enjoyed getting to know so many of the students! My student teaching has taken me all around, from Cresco, to Des Moines, to Rochester, but I am thrilled to be back at home with my family in Highlandville.
When I am not writing lessons or planning for my wedding in June, I enjoy spending time with my family and friends. At the end of this placement, I will be starting my career as a behavior therapist at the Rochester Center for Autism. I am very excited to begin my teaching career and want the say a huge thank you to everyone at North Winn for being so welcoming!
Old Creamery Theatre Winners
North Winn students have won four of the 20 state-wide prizes in the Old Creamery Theatre writing contest! Steven Sexton's The New Duck won the grand prize, Maria Henrdrickson's The Three Billy Goats Sampson won second prize, and Tyler Bullerman's Pig-tastic Adventures of Porkchop and Bacon and Emily Carolan's Lunch Ladies won third prize.
Steven and Emily's stories will be acted out in the troupe's spring traveling show, which we will watch in Decorah on April 10. Our students wrote many outstanding stories, and we are proud that these students will represent our school as the O.C.T. spring tour travels across the the state of Iowa.
The Reading Games Update
Fund-raiser for Gavin on April 6
Gavin Puffer is a sixth grader at North Winneshiek. The son of Wayne and Lynn Hageman (Decorah) and Joe Puffer (Cresco), Gavin has Langerhans Cell Hisitocytosis or LCH. LCH is a rare blood diease and is caused by an excess of white cells. LCH is not cancer; however, the disease is treated with chemo and steroids. Gavin and his family travel to the American Family Children's Hospital in Madison, Wisconsin every third week for chemo. He will be undergoing treatments for the next year.
There will be a benefit for Gavin on April 6th! 11am lunch starts with an auction to start at 1pm. More information will be posted here. If you would like to donate before that time, go to this site...
Health Fair Huge Success
Thanks to all of the parents and children who came to our first Health Fair. It was an exciting day at North Winn and we appreciate all of your support. We also appreciate the hard work and dedication of Megan Woodward, our resource contact from Northeast Iowa Food and Fitness Initiative, sponsored by Americorps.
Students at North Winneshiek enjoy a sunshiny winter day with newly made friends. See more...
North Winneshiek is now accepting applications for the 2014-2015 pre-school program. Children have to be 4 years of age by Sept. 15 to enroll. Call 563-735-5411 or email firstname.lastname@example.org for an application form or if you have questions.
Americorp Worker Megan has produced a Wellness Newsletter for North Winneshiek. Read more...
A Message from Nurse Andrea Homstad
Mrs. Homstad is sharing Words on Wellness, an informative newsletter each month during the school year.
You can access all of the health forms and information about immunizations, medical support, and wellness on the NW Health page.