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Students at Fillmore Elementary School raised a grand total of $974.75 is just one week to benefit ALS through their Ice Bucket Challenge held Friday, August 29, 2014, in the school gym. All grades were invited to an assembly this afternoon to see Principal Bonnie Asay and School Administration Manager Natalie Milo doused with buckets of ice water while each stood in a kiddie pool to help protect the floor. Principal Asay spoke to the students about the Fillmore families who had been impacted by the disease and recognized the family members who attended the event. The check was presented to a representative of the local ALS chapter to continue their efforts to help those suffering from this disease. Principal Asay also issued a public challenge to Monroe Principal T.J. Schneckloth and Madison Principal Steve Mielenhausen.
The Y Quad Cities Junior Rowing team recently competed at the US Rowing Youth National Rowing Championships. This event lasted for three days on Lake Natoma in Rancho Cordova, California. The team includes Central High student Emily Delleman as well as other area students. Rowers competed in the quadruple sculls event, finishing two full boat lengths ahead of the other teams. Their 7:19.3 time earned these remarkable athletes the gold medal in their event. Congratulations to Emily and the entire team!
Williams TAG Community Service students re-opened the Teacher Stop Coffee Shop today, offering Williams staff members a nice break on Friday mornings. The coffee shop is open only for adults and all proceeds are donated to K9 Kindness, a local animal rescue organization. The group is in need of donations of napkins, small paper plates, 12 oz. disposable coffee cups with lids, cream, creamer, individual juice containers/bottles, and baked goods. Parents who would like to donate may drop items off in the main office with a note that says they are for Ms. Miller and the TAG Coffee Shop. All donations are very much appreciated!
Eight students from North High Drama attended the first ever Iowa Thespians Leadership Camp in Grinnell on Saturday, August 2 at Grinnell High School. They attended four student-led workshops and shared lunch with 60+ students from across the state of Iowa. It was a great way to kick off the school year while providing these highly-motivated kids with some great skills and tactics for being strong leaders back here at North High.
On August 25, Mid City High was delighted to host several walkers from The Great Walk for Climate Action. These 4 walkers, introducing themselves only as Luke, John, Mac and Shawn, spent the morning at MCHS educating our students on environmental and social climate issues. The mission of this non-profit organization is “to change the heart and mind of the American people, our elected leaders and people across the world to act now to address the climate crisis.” Our guest speakers, along with a core of about 20 other walkers, left Los Angeles this past March and have thus far trekked 2,000 miles across America in order to educate communities about our climate crisis. Their walk will end this November in Washington, D.C. at the White House.
This summer, Central High junior Hannah Hansen participated in Luther College’s pre-college program for environmental studies. The program was a week-long experience that covered a variety of environmental studies topics. With hands-on opportunities in both outdoor recreation and fieldwork, Hannah developed leadership skills and research abilities while engaging in data collection and lab work. Congratulations, Hannah, on being selected for an amazing summer opportunity!
In the Mississippi Athletic Conference girls volleyball opener on August 26th, West’s varsity squad was down 7-17 against Clinton in the 4th set and came back to win 26-24. Coach Griep says the girls showed a lot of fight and would not give up, and that it was a great game to watch. In the MAC preseason standings this year, Clinton was ranked 3rd and West was ranked 7th. Nice win, West!
This summer, former Hayes student Zayne Bowen (now entering first grade at Buffalo Elementary) was invited to attend Chow’s Gymnastics Olympic Camp and train with Olympian Gabbie Douglas. Chow’s Gymnastics and Dance Institute is part of the U.S. National Team Training Center. Way to go Zayne!