Students at North Winneshiek are involved in so many interesting things to do each day. Here are a few photos that we would like to share with you!
NW Bleacher Bench
A piece of NW history! Dan Sand, carpenter/builder and husband of former NW teacher Carole Sand, is working on a fun project. He is building Entryway Benches from materials recycled from those NW bleachers. The school has replaced the heavy wooden bleachers with much improved, easier to move bleachers. All of the wood is fir and the design would be appropriate with any decor. And the seat is twice as deep as that skinny little bench you sat on for basketball games, wrestling meets, and Homecoming Coronations!
The Entryway Bench is 26" w 25" h 17 3/4" deep--perfect for an adult. The price will be $300 for this size. If you would like to "try one on," call Dan and arrange a visit to his shop. He is willing to customize: longer, smaller, narrower? This bench is two bleacher widths deep, but could be a single. If you need a certain size to fit in your home, he can accommodate your wishes. He has a limited amount of the bleachers, so order soon!
A Summer Recreation Fundraiser was held on April 12 at the Spring Concert. The popcorn machine was donated by Ace Hardware and the tv was donated by Sims TV. Two decks of cards, including jokers, were sold. At the end of the night two winners were drawn: Anthony McCabe for TV, Bev Stortz for Popcorn Machine.
Thanks to everyone who helped raise over $900 in one hour!
Meg Sessions, Jordan Sabanish, Maria Hendrickson and Jackson Rollins participated in Regional National History Day in Decorah on Saturday, February 27. Maria and Jordan both wrote papers. Maria's was The Immortal Cell Line about Henrietta Lacks and Jordan's was Aurora Borealis. Here are two webpages created:
Kevin Buck and his team were in our area shooting a story for the NY Times on caucus locations in NE Iowa on January 19.
They recorded this video from a drone flown around the North Winneshiek campus.
Unfortunately, the Times did not use any of the footage for their story.
North Winn students and staff celebrated the 100th day of school by dressing up as 100-year-olds. These elementary teachers led the way in style: (L to R) Heidi Muenchow, Janet Falck, and Sarah Christopher.
Pie for a Good Cause...
North Winneshiek students and staff donated many items for the local food pantries. The competition sponsored by the Student Council was tied by the Middle School and the Primary students. The reward for Primary students was a 'pie in the face.' Brody Darling (kdg), Landyn Quandahl (1st) and Isaac Underbakke (2nd) got to throw the pie at Mrs. Falck with the help of Mrs. Morken on Tuesday afternoon (Dec 22, 2015). Here is a brief video of celebration that Mrs. Christopher recorded.
Our annual Very Important Persons Day was held on Wednesday, Nov. 25. Kindergarten through second grade presented a program with lunch following. Third through fifth grade VIPs visitied the classrooms.
Locally grown apples and things you can dip them in were the subject of research by North Winn students.
Front: Most Colorful, Jasera Tweten; Scariest, Tylar Wenthold; Animal, Amelia Dugger; Largest, Carlton Nordschow; and Most Food Like, Jensen Korsness.
Back: Funniest, Hunter Quandahl; Smallest, Haylee Dahl; Most Creative, Sierra Jump-Gerleman; Most Realistic, Abby Northup; Prettiest, Miaja Quandahl; and Favorite Character, Aiden Arneson.
Absent: Best use of Recycled Materials Kathleen Delphey
Eagle Bluff Camp
Middle School students spent three delightful fall days at Eagle Bluff Camp near Lanesboro, Minnesota. They hiked, practiced orientation and cooperative games, plant and animal identification, and challenged themselves on the High Ropes Course. Check out the video.