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Mid-City High’s Mr. Nielsen recently brought in three retired business CEOs to his class for students to ask questions about what it’s like to start a business. As the program progresses, students will be asked to create their own business plans using information from class and these visitors. These visitors may partner with Mid City as mentors to students interested in business, and if the students create a feasible plan, they could help the students take the next step to actually starting a business.
As part of Red Ribbon Week for anti-bullying, Wood Intermediate students had the honor of hosting MO MALLARD from the Quad City Mallards Hockey Team joining them in the cafeteria for all lunches.The students received free hockey tickets for supporting the anti-bullying event, S.C.O.R.E. against bullying with the Mallards.
North High’s Junior Optimist Octagon International (JOOI) Club is a student led group that strives to serve others in the community. On October 17th, they volunteered at the Gilda’s Club Noogiefest where they sponsored carnival type games for over 350 kids throughout the evening.
On Saturday, October 17th, the West High Falcon Marching Band participated in the IHSMA State Marching Contest held at Muscatine High School. Judges critiqued their marching execution and general effect, music execution and general effect, as well as the color guard and percussion section. The band received a Division I Superior Rating and the percussion section coached by Courtney Long, Shelby Tracy, and Evan Mosier received an outstanding score of 92 out of 100 points.
The North High Wildcat Marching Band attended the IHSMA State Marching Band Competition on Saturday, October 17th. With their continued hard work and practice, they were able to put on a great show for the audience, receiving a Division I rating from the judges.
On Sunday, October 18th, Eisenhower Elementary held their 2nd Annual Super Hero Fun Run to promote fitness, engage the community, and raise funds for the Eisenhower PTA. Approximately 100 participants enjoyed the beautiful day by participating in the ¼-mile, 1-mile, or the 5K. Prizes were awarded to the top Eisenhower Boy and Girl to finish the 5K: Reagan Adkins and Tyler Ryan. All participants received a ribbon and certificate.
Congratulations to all of the students selected to the 30th annual Opus Honor Choir Festival’s mixed choir. Over 3,000 students were nominated by their directors for 720 positions selected via recorded auditions. They will perform at 4:00 p.m. on November 19th in C.Y. Stephens Auditorium in Ames.
Roster of 2015 Opus Singers:
Central High School
North High School
West High’s Freshman/Sophomore Cross Country Team placed 2nd in the MAC Conference on Thursday, October 15th. Additionally, West High’s Andrew Wright qualified for Boys’ State Cross Country and both of West’s Junior/Senior Cross Country Teams finished 8th in the District.