USD 270 NOVEMBER 2014 NEWSLETTER ELEMENTARY STUDENTS OF THE MONTH Aavri Houser, Kindergarten Bradyn McDowell, 1st Tate Balthazor, 1st Marlie Dobson, 2nd Jesse Wilkerson, 3rd Carter Cellmer, 4th Taylor Rogers, 4th Cheyenne Rogers, 5th Reagan Hageman, 6th Jami Morain, 6th QUEEN BRIANNA CASEY King trever houser Homecoming Candidates 2014 Junior Senior High Students of the Month Adults $3, HS/JH $2 GS $1 ½ price Matinee – Nov. 13, 4:00 Nov. 14 & 15, 7:00 Make-up Date: Nov. 16, 2:30 Shanaya Brumitt, 12th; Willow Hunt, 10th; Heidi Jones, 7th. Just a friendly reminder of the speed limits, and to be cautious around the school. We have students and staff crossing the streets at all times. Thank you for your consideration. KANSAS HONOR SCHOLARS These Plainville High School students represent the top ten percent of their graduating class: Craig Garvert, Brianna Casey, and Aaron Fisher. Also pictured are Mrs. Dunbar, Superintendent; Mrs. Gehring, Jr/Sr High Principal; and Dr. Nuckols, Board of Education. PLAINVILLE HIGH SCHOOL PLAY Plainville High School will be presenting a lighthearted adaptation of the famous musical “Phantom of the Opera.” Tim Kelly’s version is a clever mix of comedy and suspense including humorous songs and mesmerizing songs from the movie. November 13 is the ½ price matinee at 4:00 and evening performances are November 14 and 15 at 7:00 pm. If a performance cannot be presented on one of those dates, a make-up date is scheduled for Sunday, November 16 at 2:30. Admission is $3 for Page 2 adults, $2 for JH/HS students, $1 for GS, and under age 5 is free. Minerva Hotchkiss (Mykeltie Horting) must sell the Roseville Opera House due to negative critic reviews from Silvia Acidtongue (Emily Vohs) and rumors of a phantom lurking within its corridors. The new owner, Louisa Pampermouse, (Ashton Royer) has hired the prima donna opera star Carlotta Barracuda (Rachael Bickmore), the lovely chorus girls Zaza, Mimi, and Lulu (Megan Sherradan, Paige Sherradan, Makayla Loney), the Dixie Chicks (Amy Casey, Bailey Werner, Tori Branch), and country western dancer Nolan Sinclair to perform for her grand opening. Carlotta’s understudy is the lovely Christine Swansong (Elena Hageman) who dreams of a musical career. The spooky Phantom (Aaron Fisher) falls in love with Christine and poisons Carlotta so Christine will sing in the gala event but Christine must never see the love of her life, Lt. Farleigh Good (Dalton Benedick), ever again or – doom! Christine is kidnapped and taken to the dungeon where Connie Copper (Sarah Miller) and Lt. Farleigh try to rescue her. Carlotta’s mother, Madame Barracuda (Valerie Cole) and Christine’s mother, Mrs. Swansong, (Tonya Widner) are defensive and over-protective of their daughters. Dora (Alexis Oliver) is Carlotta’s disgruntled personal assistant who needs the job regardless. Stage managers (Jasmine Creighton and Bethany Brown) encounter a couple dead employees (Ryan Hageman, Trevor Sutter) and the cleaning lady, Guppy Gopher (Taylor Westhusin) is always screaming at something. Creepy rat catchers, Henrietta and Hazel Rainwater (Dakota Rogers, Brooke Werner) keep everyone on their toes, literally. Culture vultures, Felicity Van Loon and Flufferduff Chipstrap (Courtney Crawford, Shanaya Brumitt) adore and worship Carlotta Barracuda, even to the point of rescuing her from the plummeting chandelier. Along comes Salome Dibble (Mykeltie Horting), the phantom’s lunatic sister, to put an end to all the chaos. We are fortunate to have Craig Garvert and Dakkota Brown controlling the music, sound effects, and mics. Mali Werner brings superb previous experience in prompting. Jessie Gilmore pulls the curtains and operates the fog machine. Bethany Schindler runs the lights and spot light. Stage hands Ryan Hageman and Trevor Sutter change the set along with other cast members. Kindergarten is “Kicking Off” a Great Year! By Mrs. Hovis Greetings from Mrs. Hovis’ kindergarten class! We are so excited about learning this year! With 18 eager-to-learn students in our class, there is never a dull moment! We have already learned so many new and exciting things to help “grow our brains”. We have also worked very hard on following the rules, learning about how to treat others, and our daily kindergarten routine. Each day we focus on many new concepts. We have learned about numbers and quantities in our math curriculum. In reading, we are learning about sounds that the letters make, blending those sounds to make words, rhyming, and counting the sounds and syllables we hear in words. We have also been reading, reading, reading!! Learning about how good readers think about characters and setting, retell the stories they read, compare and contrast details in the story, and classify information are just a few of the concepts we have already begun learning about this year. As November begins, we can say the first quarter has flown by for us in kindergarten for sure! As the saying goes, “Time flies when you’re having fun!” We would agree! Kindergarten is a great place to learn and play! Stop by and see us sometime, we are always excited to show everyone what “SMARTIES” we are! Biology II, Anatomy & Physiology, Biomedical Innovations, and Chemistry By Jeremy Krob The courses of Biology II, Anatomy & Physiology, Biomedical Innovations, and Chemistry are taught in Rooms 203 and 205 of the high school. Currently, there are 28 students enrolled in Biology II, 23 students in Anatomy & Physiology, 28 students in Chemistry, and 10 students in Biomedical Innovations. Biology II is the second science class that students are required to enroll in at Plainville High School. As biology is the study of life, students cover a wide variety of topics ranging from the structure of cells Page 3 and tissues to ecology and how living organisms interact with each other. The first semester of Biology II entails such topics as: scientific method, classification of organisms, cells, cellular transport, microorganisms, DNA and RNA, and genetics. There are many laboratory applications that are also included with the topics discussed in the course. Chemistry is a junior/senior level course that is the next science course students can take after Biology II. A great deal of concentration and effort is put into providing the students proper laboratory skills. Safety and proper technique are stressed greatly in Chemistry. Also, many math skills are required as we cover a variety of topics concerning matter and the changes that it undergoes. Anatomy & Physiology is a senior-level course, although juniors may enroll in the class. It is taught as a college-prep course with a large percentage of the student’s grade based on test scores. Throughout the course of the year, students will cover various systems of the human body, concentrating on how the systems function, why they are important, and potential disorders of the systems. Many students enrolled in Anatomy & Physiology are considering medicine or a medicalrelated field as a potential career choice. This is the third year that Biomedical Innovations has been in the curriculum at Plainville High School. It is the final course for students who are following the Biomedical Career Pathway that has been implemented at PHS. Students who are enrolled in Biomedical Innovations must have completed or be currently enrolled in Anatomy & Physiology. Biomedical Innovations is a hands-on course where students use technology along with problem-solving skills developed in previous science courses to analyze a variety of scientific topics. While the focus of the course is on health-field related subject matter, the course also looks at environmental factors that could affect a community, such as water quality. HOMEWORK HELP SITES By Jackie Flowers Librarian There are times when a little extra help may be needed with homework. Maybe you are looking for extra educational enrichment activities or games. Here are a few sites that can be of assistance. Facts Monster This website is treasure trove of kid friendly resources to help them with their homework. It also provides several other learning materials such as; atlas, dictionary, and games. http://www.factmonster.com/ History For Kids Kidipede is a history and science encyclopedia for kids, with more than 2000 pages of expert answers to your questions. http://www.historyforkids.org/ BJ Pinchbeck BJ Pinchbeck’s Homework Helper is a site that has education and homework resources for students, teachers and parents. It has links to websites that provide help to students in Math, English, Science, and Computers. http://bjpinchbeck.com/sitereviewwebmath/ Kahn Academy Khan Academy is one of the most popular websites that provides free materials and resources to help students in their learning. It has an extensive library of content, including interactive challenges, assessments, and videos that any student can use. For students, parents, and teachers. https://www.khanacademy.org/ Ask Dr. Math Ask Dr. Math is a question and answer service for math students and their teachers. A searchable archive is available by level and topic. http://mathforum.org/dr.math/abt.drmath.html Game Classroom Game Classroom is a website that provides kids with a variety of educational games and learning tips. It also provides interactive homework help to students on math and language arts. http://www.gameclassroom.com/ Home for the Holidays December 2nd, 2014 RCHC Golf Ball Drop 3:30 p.m. Wagon Rides 4-6 p.m. Supper VFW Hall 5-7 p.m. Vendors at the Township Hall 4:30-7:30 p.m. Page 4 Good to Great! By Mrs. Dunbar, Superintendent Our district steering committee and administrative team are reading the book Good to Great written by Jim Collins. It is about corporations that show exceptional sustained success and growth and what great companies share in common that distinguishes them from good companies. This book has many important lessons and ideas for the educational community and is providing the basis for great conversations among our staff. The book starts out by saying “good is the enemy of great”. Our staff is talking about what areas our school is “good”, in what areas we are “great” and in what areas we really could improve. We are just starting our book study but some interesting results were revealed in the first chapter. There was no evidence that the good-to-great companies spent more time on long-range strategic planning than comparison companies. They did not focus principally on what to do to become great; they focused equally on what not to do and what to stop doing. Greatness doesn’t just happen, it turns out, it is largely a matter of conscious choice. Chapter 2 focuses on leadership so the staff will be reading about the characteristics of good-to-great leaders and how our leaders can lead our schools to greatness. All of us at USD #270 want our school to be a great school, not just a good school. We have established student outcomes that we are committed to meeting. We also know that we will need support from our community to achieve greatness. Throughout this year, I will be sharing information from the book with you and I hope you will think about how our schools can be great and share with us your ideas. We look forward to hearing from you. 6TH Grade Honor Roll All A Gabe Kerns Parker Krob A&B Shaelynn Brown Reagan Hageman Elijah Hays Britynn Hovis Jami Morain 7th & 8th Grade Honor Roll All A Jared Casey Jayde Hosier Brianna Houser Melinda Ruder Ava Brack A&B Allison Bieker Kylee Bruso Jordan Finnesy Halli Friend Molly Hunziker Aiden Jones Heidi Jones Jersey Kaiser Breanna Mesecher Joshua Russell Grace Werner Reagan Wilkerson Macie LeMarr Tradgon McCrae Alyssa Sowles Chandler Yost High School Honor Roll Administrator’s Dakkota Brown Shanaya Brumitt Brianna Casey Valerie Cole Aaron Fisher Craig Garvert Trever Houser Joel McCrickard Mallory McQueen Connor Aldridge Rachael Bickmore Joelle Conway Lyric Dewey Brooklyn Eilers Gunner Kerns Sarah Miller Ashton Royer Amalia Werner Ryan Buresh Amy Casey Jasmine Creighton Hayden Friend Mykeltie Horting Claire McClellan Justin Reif Nolan Sinclair Jadon Waggoner Chase Zimmerman Chandler Cellmer Chase Cellmer Kayla Garvert Jessie Gilmore Nolan Jones Nate Normandin Bailey Werner Brooke Werner Regular Colton Bobek Brent Gehring James Gehring Kim Junkermeier Zack McLaughlin Kolt Newell Alexis Oliver Darion Podrybau Vinicius Queiroz Joyce Ventura Tonya Widner Eric Zhang Caleb Crawford Ryan Eilers Steven Plante Dakota Rogers Chase Werner Gabriel Wilkens Brittany Branch Page 5 Bethany Brown Jared Copeland Zachary Hinger Emily Rogers Taylor Westhusin Keene Aldridge Sage Armbruster Matthew Becker Tori Branch Maeson Dewey Dakota Ganoung Hayden Gillum Madisyn Green Kharsen Hale Noah Hansen Justin Plante Jaron Rathbun Megan Sherraden Paige Sherraden Taylor Stahl Anthony Ventura Jed Werner Dawson Workman Honorable Mention Brianna Andregg Meghan Augustine Braden Higdon Marissa Rathbun Shania Werner Kristen Wise Andrew Glick Blake Crawford Noah Crawford Willow Hunt Makayla Loney Hunter Meyers Dalton Sander November 2014 Breakfast 3. Yogurt Toast Tropical Fruit Milk 4. Breakfast Bites Pears Juice Milk 5. Cereal Choices Apples Juice Milk 6. WW Blueberry Loaf String Cheese Oranges Milk 7. Waffle Sticks Sausage Links Peaches Milk 10. 11. Oatmeal Breakfast Round Apple Milk 12. Biscuit Breakfast Sandwich Oranges Milk 13. Cereal Choices Graham Cracker Mandarin Oranges Juice Milk 14. Yogurt Toast Banana Milk 17. Cereal Bar String Cheese Juice Fruit Milk 18. Pancake on a Stick Applesauce Milk 19. Breakfast Pizza Pineapple Milk 20. Cereal Choices Graham Cracker Pears Juice Milk 21. Ham Breakfast Bars Pineapple Juice Milk 24. Biscuits n Gravy Tropical Fruit Milk 25. Banana or Blueberry Muffin Cheese Stick Orange Milk 26. 27. 28. No School Teacher Inservice No School Thanksgiving Break No School Thanksgiving Break Enjoy your Family and Make Memories The Kitchen Staff Wishes you a Happy Thanksgiving All Menu items are subject to change. Meals served with 1% White Milk or Skim Chocolate Milk. All Students will be served 1 cup fruit or ½ cup juice and ½ cup fruit. This institution is an equal opportunity provider. November 2014 Lunch Monday 3. Hamburger/Bun Romaine/Tomato Sweet Potato Fries Oatmeal Cookie Pears Milk 10. NO SCHOOL Teacher In service Tuesday 4. Chicken Nuggets Mash Potatoes/Gravy Fresh Broccoli WW Roll (9-12) Strawberries n Bananas Milk Option: Side Salad Two (6-12) 11. Chili Carrots/Celery Cinnamon Roll Pineapple Milk No Side Salad Wednesday 5. 1/2 Day School & ½ Day In Service NO LUNCH 18. Stromboli Squares Broccoli Peaches Milk 24. Taco Soup WG Tortilla Chips Fresh Broccoli Pears Snickerdoodle Milk 25. Corn Dog French Fries Peas Cinnamon Apples Milk Option: Side Salad Two (6-12) Baked Ham Baked Beans Basil Potatoes WG Biscuit Cinnamon Apples Milk Friday 7. Mac n Cheese Meatballs Seasoned Peas Frsh Baby Carrots WW Roll (9-12) Apple Wedges Milk Option: Side Salad Two (6-12) 12. Taco Burger Shredded Romaine Tomato Refried Beans Blk Bean/Corn Salsa w/WG Chips (9-12) Pears Milk *VETERANS LUNCH* 17. Beef n Bean Burrito Romaine/Tomato Mexican Corn Salsa n Chips (9-12) Apple Milk Thursday 6. 13. Italian Pasta Bake Green Pepper Strips N Fresh Baby Carrots WW Bread (9-12) Applesauce Brownie Milk 14. Chicken Pattie Mashed Potatoes Gravy Green Beans WW Roll (6-12) Orange Milk Option: Side Salad Two (6-12) 19. Turkey Dressing M. Potatoes/Gravy Corn/Sweet Potatoes WW Roll Pumpkin Dessert Milk 20. BBQ Beef on a Bun Tater Tots Baked Beans Orange Oatmeal Cookie (9-12) Milk 21. Pepperoni Pizza Salad Green Beans Pears Milk 26. 27. 28. No School Thanksgiving Break No School Thanksgiving Break Options: (6-12) Side Salad Two All Menu items are subject to change. Meals served with 1% White Milk or Skim Chocolate Milk. All students will have choices of fruit (K-12) All Breads made in the USD 270 Kitchen are Whole Grain. This institution is an equal opportunity provider.
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